Several months ago, we announced a new awards competition for legal blogs, one that would be unique among “best blog” contests. Rather than focus on the overall blog, the inaugural LexBlog Excellence Awards were conceived to honor excellence in the writing of individual blog posts. We wanted to recognize and celebrate great writing on legal posts by shining a spotlight on the best examples.
More than 400 entries later, and with the assistance of an expert panel of judges, we are thrilled to announce the winners. The following are the results, in each of the six categories. Thank you to all who entered.
Best News or Trend Analysis
For outstanding analysis of legal news, developments or trends.
1st Runners-up (tie)
Best Legal Analysis
For outstanding analysis and explication of a judicial opinion, legislative development or regulatory development.
Best Breaking News Post
For outstanding same-day or second-day reporting of a legal news development.
Spokeo Has Teeth!: Eleventh Circuit Holds Receipt Of A Single Text Message Does Not Confer Article Three Standing
2nd runners-up (tie):
Little-Noticed Bill Revokes Key Restaurant Regulation, Suggests Adoption of USDOL Rule for Waitstaff
Best Explanatory Post
For outstanding writing in helping the reader comprehend the impact or significance of a legal story, development or trend.
1st runners-up (tie):
Best ‘How-To’ Post
For outstanding writing in helping the reader understand how to handle a legal matter or issue.
Best Commentary/Advice for Legal Professionals
For outstanding writing offering commentary or advice for legal professionals on the business or practice of law.
The Biggest Risk with CCPA May Be Cybersecurity, Not Privacy: 10 Things Companies Are Doing Now to Prepare
About the Judges
A panel of expert judges helped us select the final winners. A huge thanks to each of them for their time and effort. The judges were: