2017 ABA Journal Web 100

Blawg 100 Archive

Every year since 2007, ABA Journal staffers have assembled a list of our 100 favorite legal blogs for the December issue.

The 2017 list, rechristened the Web 100, includes 50 blogs, 25 law podcasts and 25 tweeters for lawyers to follow. Perennial favorites are honored in the Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.

Some blogs listed over the years are still thriving after a decade or more, while others went dark long ago. Go beyond our annual lists to search thousands of blogs by specialty and location in the ABA Journal Blawg Directory.

What’s the Blawg 100 Hall of Fame?

In 2012, we introduced our inaugural Blawg 100 Hall of Fame class. These are Blawg 100 honorees who we’ve decided will always be among our favorites and so deserve their own listing, which we hope to add to each year. Here is the list as of December 2016.

How does the ABA Journal select digital media to include in the annual Web 100?

The Web 100 is compiled by ABA Journal staff and is largely a favorites list. We ask for nominations from our readers through the Web 100 Amici process. Most successful nominees are regularly updated, with original content, opinion and/or analysis. Blogs, podcasts and social media also are on our radar because they tip off the Journal staff to news, or the posts themselves are worthy of coverage.

Can I nominate a blog or podcast to the Web 100?

This isn’t a contest with entries and entry fees. But you can submit entries to the Blawg Directory. In 2009, we instituted a Blawg Amici aspect to the selection process. Once a year we take friend-of-the-blawg briefs—short testimonials from fans.

My work was selected for the Web 100. Do you have a badge or promotion tools?

Yes. Web 100 badges and a sample press release are available.

Why isn’t there voting?

The Blawg 100 had a voting component until 2015, but each selection is worthy of distinction.

Past Blawg 100 Honorees