As some of you may know, Susan on the Soapbox was nominated for a Clawbie (the Canadian Law Blog Awards) by ABlawg, an excellent law blog produced by my alma mater, the University of Calgary law school.
This morning while I was cleaning out the basement, I learned that the Soapbox had won a Clawbie for the Best Non-Legal Audience Blog. Here’s what the judges said:
Susan On The Soapbox, written by Calgary lawyer Susan Wright, [is] another blog that takes a strong position on issues of public policy and delivers rousing attacks on (or defences of) corporate and political maneuvers in Alberta and across the country… Susan On The Soapbox will not be everyone’s cup of tea politically; but blogs like this deserve to be singled out for their passion, dedication, and most importantly, their interest in enlightening their readers and advocating their positions, which ultimately is what lawyer blogs should do.
OK, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, I’d like to congratulate ABlawg who won the Clawbie for the best Law School/Law Professor Blog second year in a row. Here’s what the judges said:
No other Canadian law blog received as many nominations as this one, many of them from practicing lawyers who find ABlawg’s updates and insights highly valuable. This is not just the best academic law blog in Canada, a category that is very difficult to win; it’s one of the best law blogs around, period.
I can’t tell you how delighted I am to share the virtual podium with ABlawg and the other winners who can be found here.
Thank you Soapbox readers and commentators for your passion and support. I’m so glad you’re by my side.
(Now if I could just figure out how to attach that Clawbie badge thingy to the Soapbox, everything would be perfect).