Imagine my surprise when I received an email today informing me that this humble weblog somehow made it into the ABA Journal’s annual Blawg 100.
Here’s the obligatory blawg-badge; it’s the least objectionable from a “vote-for-me” standpoint:
Many thanks to those who recommended the Wired GC for inclusion (there is no truth to the rumor that I own 100 different email accounts).
You can read the full list here. You have to scroll way way down the page. Yes, we are #99; thank you to the “Work Matters” blog for being #100.
I honestly appreciate the efforts of the able ABA Journal editors, who clearly struggled where to slot the Wired GC; here’s part of their blurb:
… a former energy company general counsel, publishes our only blog nominee focusing exclusively on in-house counsel. Written with an eye to the future of legal billing, BigLaw trends and legal technology, Wired GC is thoughtful, thorough and a great look at what the corporate law hivemind is thinking.
Sounds like we are celebrating a “party of one” here. That’s apparent from this voting page, where the Wired GC ended up in the “LPM” category. I had to ask a much smarter legal blogger what “LPM” stood for. It is not “Loser Pricing Model,” as I first thought. This video, from earlier in the year, tried to offer two cheers for the Billable Hour:
(Newer readers should also check out “Zen and the Art of Legal Pricing” for further thinking on this.)
And if we are really stirring up the “corporate law hivemind,” then I plead guilty. But we didn’t start the buzz, and it’s clearly too late to stop it now.
We are all being assimilated by the forces of change in the legal colony. Try as you might, remember one thing:
Resistance is futile.
Actually, there is life after Law as it Was. We just have to count costs a bit more carefully and we can all make it so:
And how do you start saving legal costs? One buck at a time…
(30 November 2011; at the Wired GC skunkworks. Hunting with a Canon).