Thursday, December 1, 2011

2011 ABA Blawg 100 is Out!

Once again, the ABA Journal has created a list of the Top 100 Blawgs (Law + Blog). You can now view the whole 2011 list here (including the authors' twitter handles). Once again, the list has failed to recognize the genius of Lawffice Space, but it's an honor just to be nominated (OK, I don't really know if I was even nominated).

The list includes nine employment law blogs:

Ohio Employer's Law Blog - One of my favorites, I never miss a post. Jon Hyman is also the mastermind behind the book to which I contributed, Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace.

FMLA Insights - A complex area of the law that needs a devoted blogger. Jeff Nowak is that blogger.

The Employer Handbook - Eric Meyer is the new kid on the block. Coincidentally, that's also his favorite band. Maybe not. He does include music in most of his posts though, and that's pretty awesome.

Delaware Employment Law Blog - Great social media-related content. Also, they cover 3rd Circuit cases, which I appreciate because Pennsylvania is in the 3rd Circuit.

Work Matters - If your list of top employment law blogs doesn't include Mike Maslanka, you're doing it wrong. The zen master.

Connecticut Employment Law Blog - Dan Schwartz completely redesigned his site this year... and I completely ripped off his inclusion of post previews under the banner (imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?).

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - By Donna Ballman. Yes Virginia, there are employee-side blogs. Sometimes the title says it all.

Employment and Labor Insider - Robin Shea's enthusiasm for employment law leaps right off her tweets and blog entries and smacks you in the face (that's supposed to be a compliment).

Arizoneout - I'll be honest, I've never heard of this one. An entire blog devoted to "Legal Marijuana in the Arizona Workplace?" Really? I'll admit, I'm intrigued.

Congrats to all the winners. Also, a shout-out to That's What She Said for getting a nod in the "for fun" category (they value cases based on episodes of The Office - funny and employment law-ish).

You can view my past commentary on the 2010 and 2009 winners. Keep an eye out for Lawffice Space in next year's list!

Posted by Philip Miles, an attorney with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania in the firm's civil litigation and labor and employment law practice groups.