Unlike Charon QC or even Geeklawyer, I have been away doing the christmas necessaries, and actually very pleasant they were too.
On my return today, I find that to my surprise and delight, I have received a Blawg Review Award for 2006. Hurrah and indeed whoopee. As a newcomer of 6 months or so, this is gratifying. It has also been picked up by the Self Help Law ExPress, which is a blawg I shall be following from now on.
Granted, this is an award for ‘paralegal blawg of 2006’. which is lovely, but feels a little like coming first in a category of, well, several at best.
On the other hand, this is an effectively USAian award and mine and Human Law (as best British Blawg) were, as far as I can see, the only British blawgs, so there is quite some pride in grabbing an international category, however small.
And to Public Defender Stuff, who rightly objected to the absence of a public defender category but cited Nearly Legal as one extreme of the listings, I would say that I might not do criminal work, but this blog is entirely fixated on legal aid public defence work in housing. It is what I do, to paraphrase the Bishop of Southwark. I’m just not USAian.
And to Geeklawyer, who is, as we all know obsessed with awards, may I just say Ppphhtt. Oh and a post of mine is currently a ‘must read’ at techlaw advisor. What can I say? It is not just the Bar that can do shameless self-promotion.
Coming next – Some seriously speculative housing law.