The LexBlog Excellence Awards honor exemplary writing on legal blogs. Unlike other “best blog” awards, our awards recognize individual blog posts. Our awards celebrate great writing on legal blogs by shining a spotlight on the best examples.

Entry is open to any blog that is part of the LexBlog network. A core part of our mission at LexBlog is to serve as a hub for the global community of legal bloggers. For that reason, any legal blog is welcome to apply to join the network and there is no cost or obligation. If you wish to enter but are not already in the network.

Deadline for entry is November 1, 2019 at 11:59 P.M. EDT.

Winners announced January 13, 2020.


Awards will be presented for outstanding posts in the following categories. Unless stated otherwise, posts can relate to any subject or area, provided it is related to the practice or theory of law. The post must have been published in 2019.

Best News or Trend Analysis: For outstanding analysis of legal news, developments or trends. 

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. 

Best Explanatory Post: For outstanding writing in helping the reader comprehend the impact or significance of a legal story, development or trend. 

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.

How to Enter

Entry is open to any blog that is a member of the LexBlog network, and any blog is free to join the network at no cost. If you are not currently a member, you may join and enter at the same time by providing the requested information on the submission form below.

You may also submit posts written by others. If their blog is not currently a member of our network, we will reach out to them with an invitation to join.


Winners will be selected by a panel of volunteer judges composed of lawyers, journalists, legal writing instructors and others. Winners will be announced on Jan. 13, 2020. Winning entries will be featured in a special section of and winners will be provided with an award icon to display on their blogs.

Thank you for your interest in the Excellence Awards. Submissions are now closed. Please check back soon to see results.