The 2015 Canadian Law Blog Awards nominations are now open, with a nomination window between December 1st and December 23rd, 2015. This year the awards will be celebrating their 10th anniversary of raising awareness about Canadian online legal literature through their annual event. There are several awards given out each year for various genres of legal blogs, and this year I am nominating the following three blogs for consideration:
Combat Sports Law (http://combatsportslaw.com/): A previous “Clawbie” recipient, this blog has been a great resource to me in my own study of MMA-related law. With multiple postings per month, the blog is the single best place to find stories related to law and combat sports, featuring both domestic and international stories–including a range of issues from doping cases to MMA legalization issues.
TorontoMusicLaw.com (http://www.kalogiannideslaw.com/torontomusiclaw/): This blog, run by Kalogiannides Law, provides excellent coverage of the legal issues surrounding the Toronto music scene. It is topical and on-top of the current events in the music scene in Canada’s largest entertainment market. TorontoMusicLaw also seems to strive to cover all different aspects of how the law affects music, from noise bylaws and their affect on live music, to copyright and contractual issues.
The Life of the Law (http://www.lifeofthelaw.org/category/blog/): This US blog covers how the law is being applied in real life, contemporary events, and what to make of it. Posts cover a range of US and international subjects, and topics throughout the range of legal issues. By personalizing legal issues, The Life of the Law creates a space where the affects of the law on society can be better understood by both legal professionals and lay-people.
To nominate someone yourself, you can either Tweet your nomination using #clawbies2015, #clawbiesat10, or write your own nomination post, naming three or more potential blog nominees (remember not to nominate yourself, in accordance with the awards’ rules). You can read more about this years awards at the Clawbies website here: http://www.clawbies.ca/