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Best of NY Blawgs Contests

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Sui Generis will be holding two contests over the next few weeks for Best New York Blawg and Best New York Blawger.

I'll be accepting nominations in the comments section of this post for each contest until midnight EST on Thursday, October 18th.  Shortly thereafter I'll post two polls, one for each contest.

Nominations for the Best New York Blawg contest (contest #1) should be limited to legal blogs that are updated at least once per week and regularly include posts devoted to New York legal issues. 

Nominations for the
Best New York Blawger contest (contest #2) should be limited to legal blogs with a New York-based author that are updated at least once per week.

I retain the right to exercise discretion in applying the above-mentioned guidelines to those blogs that are nominated. 

My intent is to include all blogs that are nominated, but  I will likely cap the number for each contest at 10 blogs, so the more nominations for a given blog, the better.

And, of course there will be prizes!

For the Best New York Blawg contest:

Chambermaid

First place receives a signed copy of attorney Sairo Rao's witty novel, Chambermaid, about a young attorney's eventful year as a clerk for a Federal Court Judge.


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Second place receives a signed copy of attorney Adam Freedman's newly released book, about the curious world of legalese, The Party of the First Part.



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Third place receives a a copy of the newly released novel about the misadventures of two former Camden cops-turned-lawyers, Death by Rodrigo.  It's written by a former federal prosecutor Ron Liebman.


For the
Best New York Blawger contest:


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First place receives choice of any single item sold by The Billable Hour (luxury watch line and sets excluded).  The Billable Hour, co-owned by husband and wife team Lisa Solomon and Mark Solomon, both of whom are attorneys, offers clever gifts and greeting cards for legal professionals.


Rodrigo

Second and third place winners receive a copy of the newly released novel about the misadventures of two former Camden cops-turned-lawyers, Death by Rodrigo.  It's written by a former federal prosecutor Ron Liebman.

So, get your nominations in for your favorite New York blawg and New York blawger.  Make sure to indicate whether your nomination is for Best Blawg (contest #1) or Best Blawger (contest #2). 

Remember, nominations will be accepted until midnight EST on October 18th!

Comments

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John G

Best New York blawger: Paul Finkelman at Balkanization

Sarah

Melissa Lafsky--Opinionistas for best NY blawgger.

slickdpdx

Kinda OT: Dylan Schaffer, a former PD, has written a couple of mysteries that feature a public defender in the bay area. I highly recommend them: Misdemeanor Man and I Right the Wrongs.

Eddie

Best NY blawg-New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library (http://www.bloglines.com/blog/PLL )

Best NY blawger-Marty Schwimmer of the Trademark Blog and Between Lawyers.

Lady Law

New York blawger: Caitlin Borgmann -The Reproductive Rights Prof blog.

Steve

I nominate Sui Generis and New York Civil Law. I also feel duty-bound to nominate Wait A Second.

Rich

Wow. I'm really disappointed.

Is this all the votes that can be mustered? Not very impressive at all. (Readership must be very low.)

Also, I think the sponsor of the contest should have been disqualified from consideration. That would have been the right thing to do. (Would have given this effort the "appearance of impartiality and propriety.") Ms. Black might as well end the survey now and claim all the prizes!

BTW: How objective an endeavor is this, if what I'm seeing are a bunch of people who basically know each other and have mentioned each other in their respective columns in the past?

Winners should be based on such criteria as traffic stats. The more traffic (like unique and repeat visitors) generated over the course of the past year, the more likely you've got a site with a true fan base. That, in turn, would give us a better -- or more objective -- sense of who are truly the "best" blogs or bloggers out there.

This is taking hat-tipping to an absurd level.

NBlack

Hi Rich,

Thanks for your comments. As explained in my post, this is simply the nomination stage. The voting stage will begin shortly.

And, I'd intended to remove my blog from the running, so it's nice to see that we're on the same page on that one.

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