Other than baseball, football, and well-tried cases, I’m not a fan of most contests. But I don’t mind this one because it suggests that my musings have struck a resonant chord.

For those who want to participate, I’ve added a link on the right sidebar of this blog. (If you aren’t already registered on the ABA site, you’ll have to do that before voting. There’s a “Register” link on the landing page. It’s easy — and you don’t have to be a lawyer. In fact, you don’t even have to like lawyers.)

Anyway, as actors often say, “Just being nominated is sufficient reward.”

Except I really mean it. Here’s the ABA’s press release:


(CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 30) – Editors of the ABA Journal today announced they have selected “The Belly of the Beast” as one of the top 100 best law blogs by lawyers, for lawyers. 

Now readers are being asked to vote on their favorites in each of the 4th Annual Blawg 100’s 12 categories. To vote, go to

Voting ends at close of business on Dec. 30, 2010.

“The Belly of the Beast” is written by Steven J. Harper, adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s School of Law and Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, author of The Partnership and other books, contributor to The American Lawyer, and recent retiree after 30 years at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

More lawyers than ever are blogging as evidenced by the more than 3,000 legal blogs in our online directory. And they’re writing about ever more specialized niches of the profession. That’s why this year’s edition of the Blawg 100 highlights more practice specific blogs than ever before.


Don’t worry. I won’t let it go to my head.

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