That fancy little badge up there means we here at the Signal are chuffed not just because we’ve got a new year to celebrate, but because we’ve been bestowed with the regard of our peers. We were gratified, even humbled, to learn that the Entertainment & Media Law Signal was awarded the 2012 Canadian Law Blog Award (or Clawbie, or possibly CLawBie – it’s fluid) for best Practice Group Blog.
The full list of Clawbie winners can be found here – we encourage readers to peruse the list and to subscribe to as many of the identified blogs as possible – the Canadian legal blogosphere works best with not just a variegated list of bloggers, but an audience which reads across the potentially narrow confines of our daily legal needs. Many thanks to the Clawbie jury panel of Steve Matthews, Simon Fodden, and Jordan Furlong. Legal blogging is, by and large, a non-remunerative activity, but at least most of us doing it are in some way benefiting from the redounding credit which goes along with it – Steve, Simon and Jordan put in their time with the Clawbies with the sole motivation of enhancing the profile of other bloggers and the community at large – kudos to them for that.
As Steve, Simon and Jordan noted, in 2012 the Canadian legal blogging community saw an increase in both the volume of material published and the quality of that material – as they say, this was a result of “every blogger raising his or her game in response to the high quality of content offered elsewhere across Canada”. Here’s to much more of that in 2013.