And the envelope (or e-mail) please...
As the end of 2016 draws closer, it can only mean three things: Winter is coming, a difficult year for many will finally be over, and it's time for the Clawbie nominations!
For those of you unfamiliar, the Clawbies (yes, they're a real thing) are the Canadian Law Blog Awards, which honour the best of Canadian Law Blogs as listed on lawblogs.ca I was honoured to be listed amongst this group back in the Fall, and even more honoured to be nominated for a Clawbie this year! In turn, I want to pay it forward to the blogs that have provided tremendous inspiration for my own work.
The first, of course, is Labour Pains, written by Sean Bawden of Kelly Santini LLP in Ottawa. In a true mark of the digital era, I have never met Sean in person, but am continuously inspired by his work (as readers of both blogs would be quick to recognize). He is committed to educating both his colleagues on the public on key legal issues, and his viewpoint is so respected it's even made its way to the Supreme Court.
I also have to hand it to Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada, which is the brainchild of Lisa Stam of Koldorf Stam LLP. Lisa runs her firm largely in the digital space, and her blog is no exception. She's a master of making complicated concepts clear and simple, which is an invaluable tool to readers who may not have the legal background that some of the authors do.
Lastly, I throw my name behind Ontario Divorce, a family law blog from Russell Alexander Family Lawyers. When I was writing on family issues during my articles, this blog was an invaluable resource. Also, I'm not sure who designed the layout, but it remains one of the best I've ever encountered. Kudos.
Good luck to all of this year's Clawbie nominees!