The LexBlog Network includes more than 1,000 legal blogs and 23,000 authors, including Legal Evolution. Twenty years ago, a lawyer would have to travel to a law library to access the depth and breadth of content that is now available to anyone with an internet connection.
Thus, it is a remarkable achievement that regular contributor Evan Parker took home two of six Lexblog Awards for Exemplary Writing:
- Best Explanatory Post. For outstanding writing in helping the reader comprehend the impact or significance of a legal story, development or trend: Credible Commitments to Legal Diversity (114), published on Sept. 2, 2019.
- Best Commentary/Advice for Legal Professionals. For outstanding writing offering commentary or advice for legal professionals on the business or practice of law: Using Law Firm Rankings to Measure Client Value (093), published on May 12, 2019.
The official announcement is online here.
Congrats to Evan Parker, who is the legal industry’s most talented and accomplished data scientist. The clearest evidence of this claim is Evan’s own writing, which is simultaneously weighty, precise, creative, and accessible. That was my opinion back in 2018, when I asked Evan to write for Legal Evolution. See Post 073. Now it’s been validated by the broader legal community.
Many thanks to Kevin O’Keefe, Bob Ambrogi, Melissa Lin and the rest of the LexBlog team for building something of enduring value. Likewise, many thanks to the panel of esteemed judges, who took the time to review an immense amount of content.
- Ivy Grey, lawyer, writer and director of business strategy at WordRake.
- Amy Howe, cofounder, SCOTUSBlog.
- Colin S. Levy, blogger on legal innovation and corporate counsel at Salary.com.
- Molly McDonough, former editor and publisher, ABA Journal.
- Gina Passarella, editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer and editor-in-chief, Global Legal Brands, at ALM Media.