2009 was a fluke.

2010 had to have been a mistake.

2011 was the time they forgot to update their 2010 list.

So what about 2012? Well, could it be that this little blog from Connecticut actually deserves to be on the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 as one of the best law blogs in the country?

I’d still shake my head.  Heck, even my mother-in-law seemed a little curious with my selection on the list.

But here we are for the fourth year in a row, appearing as one of just six employment law blogs mentioned.  Its crazy.

Now I could tell you to vote for this blog too (free registration is required), but honestly, I love reading Jon Hyman’s Ohio Employer Law Blog and Molly DiBianca’s Delaware Employment Law Blog too.  (And about 58 other blogs on the Blawg 100 list too for that matter). And big kudos to the other employment law attorneys who blog – Philip Miles, Donna Ballman, and Jeff Nowak.

Thank you for your continued support.



“King of the Geeks.”

That is how one of my law partners has fondly referred to my appearance on the American Bar Association (ABA) Journal “Blawg 100” the last two years.  (The Blawg 100 is a list of the “top 100” blogs for lawyers.)

Blawg 100 Winner!

Yesterday, the ABA Journal — frankly the preeminent legal publication for lawyers — released its 2011 list of best blogs.

I suppose I need to get out my crown again, because the Connecticut Employment Law Blog makes its third appearance.

Of the accolades that this blog has received, the Blawg 100 remains my most cherished.  There is very strong company on the list, so be sure to check it out.  In particular, I want to recommend the other labor & employment attorneys on the list.  All are worthy of the award.

I know you’re wondering, what can I do to support this blog? (Wait, you’re NOT wondering that?).  Well, if you can, be sure to register a vote with the ABA Journal.  You do not need to be a subscriber or a lawyer to vote.  I make this request not because I really want to win, but because I’m tired of losing to Texas (and the Work Matters blog).

The Texans already have a headstart and, in fairness, it’s a pretty good blog too. But it’s time for the Nutmeggers (don’t even get me started on that state nickname) to represent.

And thank you all (and particularly UConn Professor Nancy A. Brouillet who nominated this blog) for your unparalleled support.  I sincerely appreciate it.

For the last two years, I’ve been really fortunate (and grateful) to have this blog named to the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 – representing some of the best law blogs out there. This year’s nomination process has begun and the ABA Journal is soliciting entries in the next edition.  I’d be grateful if you took a moment to consider this blog and submit a nomination.

Vote early and often

(And I’ve also been named to the Lexis/Nexis list of Top 25 employment law blog nominees. Of course, if you’d like to point out your readership of this blog on that list too, that’s fine as well. Each comment is counted as a vote so comment early and often.)

But I thought it would be more interesting, if I highlighted some of the blogs that I think should be considered for both lists.

Last year’s entries in the “Labor” category (including Jon Hyman’s Ohio Employer’s Law Blog, and the Delaware Employment Law Blog) are all deserving of another nomination.

Here are a few others:

One blog to keep an eye on is the Michigan Employment Law Advisor by Jason Shinn. It’s been around less than six months, but I have found myself reading these posts with some frequency too.

I feel compelled to say that this list is far from complete and that there are plenty of others that I read too — many of which I’ve referred to from time to time.  But I thought I would share a few to start a discussion. Feel free to add your suggestions or nominees in the comments below.

As always, thanks for your loyal readership.  The Connecticut Employment Law Blog remains among the most widely read blogs of its kind in the nation and I couldn’t do this without you.

(And continuing my music theme of the week, I give you Mariah Carey’s “I Can’t Live (If Living Is Without You)”)