The American Bar Association Journal is seeking recommendations from law blog users about which blogs to include on its 2015 list of the 100 best legal blogs.  Inclusion in the ABA’s Blawg 100 is a prestigious honor that is earned through a rigorous review and voting process.

The ABA is soliciting “friend-of-the-blawg briefs” from readers for its 2015 list through this link right here.

According to the ABA Journal: “There is no specific criteria that a blogger can meet to be guaranteed a spot on the Blawg 100. And we think our list would suffer if there were. A blog’s whole can be greater than the sum of its parts, and a blog that never fails to post that daily update, has a beautiful design and an unwavering topical focus can very often have less of an impact than another blog that is less consistent on all fronts.”

The ABA Journal suggests these criteria be kept in mind when submitting Blawg 100 amici:

  • Blogs in which the author(s) is recognizable as someone working in a legal field or studying law in the vast majority of his or her posts.
  • The blog should offer insights into the practice of law and be of interest to legal professionals or law students.
  • The majority of the blog’s content should be unique to the blog and not cross-posted or cut and pasted from other publications.

The ABA publishes its Blawg 100 annually and also maintains a directory of legal blogs.  The 2014 ABA Journal Blawg 100 can be found here.

Friend-of-the-blawg briefs are due no later than 11:59 p.m. CT on Aug. 16, 2015.  To make a submission, click here.