2009 Clawbies – Let’s Go!

Is it really December?!?  Why yes it is, and it’s also time to start nominating your favourite Canadian law blogs in 2009!

The Canadian Law Blog Awards, a.k.a. the Clawbies, are a project started back in 2006 with the goal of highlighting  great blogs published by the Canadian legal industry.  While final results will again be released on New Year’s Eve, we want to continue to emphasize something — the most important part of the process is the nominations.

If there’s one thing we got right last year, it was opening up the blog nomination process.  Those social endorsements, whether by blog post, or by tweet, will again factor in the award decisions.  Every blog listed at lawblogs.ca will also get a passing look.  But if you really want to influence things … then be sure to tell the world who are your ‘must read’ Canadian blawgs!

How to Nominate in 2009:

Between now and Monday December 28th, publicly nominate a Canadian authored legal blog using ANY of the following methods:

  1. Tweet your endorsement on Twitter.com along with the hashtag text: #clawbies2009. We’ll be monitoring!
  2. Email your favourite blog, along with a sample post or two, or any other notable highlights to Steve Matthews at steve@stemlegal.com. It’s not a public nomination, but still acceptable.
  3. Or the most influential method, write a blog post about three other Canadian law blogs you currently read and tell us why those blogs are important to you. Like last year, we want you to be a humble Canadian and tell us NOTHING about your own blog.  In return, we promise the nominator’s blog will receive a thorough review, as will your suggested peers, AND you get a chance to plug a fellow Canadian blogger!

The categories will resemble previous years, so no need to submit categories. We’ll figure that part out.  Where we would appreciate some help though, is identifying US & European law blogs that pay attention to the Canadian legal blogosphere. Or perhaps more fun, the sleeper pick that no one else has heard of!

And that’s it.  Stay tuned & watch out for 2009 Clawbies coming this New Year’s Eve!!

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