The 2016 Canadian Law Blog Awards are back and it’s nomination time!
It’s hard to believe this is the 11th edition of the awards. The number of Canadian law blogs has steadily risen since I first started my social media for law firms career in 2009. I love the fact that “social media for law firms” is no longer a debate, it’s a MUST. Law firms and lawyers with blogs have a huge competitive advantage as they get to share their own content online. Read more about the Clawbies here.
1. BC Injury Law
My first nomination is for the BC Injury Law and ICBC Claims Blog by personal injury lawyer Erik Magraken. Hands down, Erik’s blog is one of the oldest, and wisest, BC injury law blogs on the net. You can browse through 2000 articles and case summaries on the BC Injury Law blog, that’s impressive. He started his blog back in March of 2008 and you can search for posts by categories pertaining to BCSC Civil Rule numbers, ICBC case types, etc. Having a category structure like this is great as readers can easily find what they’re looking for.
2. Clio Blog
My second nomination goes to The Clio Blog by Themis Solutions, Inc. For the 2% of the legal professionals that don’t know Clio, they offer law firms legal case and practice management software. Their blog shares tons of useful information pertaining to every aspect of legal technology. One of my favourites is “The Legal Trends Report: the Industry Data You Never Knew You Needed“. This blog post created a ton of online buzz and was discussed by top legal bloggers across North America.
I love the way Clio Owner Jack Newton responded to blog posts discussing the report. This response is my favourite.
3. Thoughtful Legal Management
My third nomination goes to the Thoughtful Legal Management Blog by David J. Bilinsky. Every single blog post starts with four or five lines of music lyrics that match the blog subject matter, and has a unique graphic – it’s brilliant! If you’re thinking of starting a legal blog, think of something unique you can do to make each post stand out – you’ll be ahead of the crowd!
This blog is also part of the legal social media #oldschool with it’s first post being published in July of 2007. When it comes to Clawbies, David’s blog has won or been a finalist almost every year.