June 2016Volume 17Number 4PDF icon PDF version (for best printing)

Some interesting blawgs for the Illinois government lawyer

For the uninitiated, a “blawg” is a legal blog maintained by “blawggers,” a legal blogger. The following are some blawgs which are of particular interest to government lawyers practicing in Illinois. Because there are so many interesting blawgs, future newsletters will feature other blawgs grouped around particular topics.

• Illinois Lawyer Now (iln.isba.org). The Illinois State Bar Association’s official blawg, this is a good resource for breaking news and practice tips. Jim Covington, ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs, provides brief video reviews of pending Springfield legislation which keeps one in the loop during the often changing legislative process.

• 2Civility (www.2civility.org/category/blog) is the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s blawg. Some recent posts include a two part series on where our legal profession is heading, judges controlling their courtroom, and innovations in legal services.

• Election Law Blog (electionlawblog.org). Maintained by Rick Hasen, a University of California-Irvine professor, this blwag covers election law issues, including voting rights, redistricting, and legislation. For those really into election law, this blawg provides links to additional election law resources and election law podcasts.

• Breaking Gov (breakinggov.com) is an excellent resource on recent news concerning federal agencies. The blawg has a specific tab for law issues.

An additional resource for active blawgs in your particular area of practice is the ABA Blawg Hall of Fame (http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/2013_blawg_100_hall_of_fame).

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