Fault Lines is the Seinfeld of the Criminal Blogosphere

Jamison KoehlerCriminal Law Bloggers

Ken Womble of Fault Lines won the Simple Justice award for blog entry of 2015 and that is fitting. Scott Greenfield has been complaining about the lack of vibrancy in the criminal blogsphere and Womble is a refreshing new voice. Let’s hope he, Andrew Fleishman, and others at Fault Lines can keep it up. Greenfield is certainly right that the …

ABA Blawg 100 for 2013

Jamison KoehlerCriminal Law Bloggers

I was honored to be included again on the ABA Journal’s list of the top 100 law blogs, this time for 2013. The Journal is now taking popular votes to determine the top law blog in each of 13 different categories. My blog is listed in the Criminal Justice section, and I would greatly appreciate your vote. Although you do …

U.S. Capitol building

PDS Launches Criminal Law Blog

Jamison KoehlerAppellate Practice, Criminal Law Bloggers, D.C. Superior Court, Opinions/Cases

The Public Defender Service (PDS) has just begun a blog — the PDS Criminal Law Blog — that reviews recent D.C. Court of Appeals opinions.  With Samia Fam, Nancy Glass, Jackie Frankfurt, and a handful of other public defenders sharing responsibility for the writing, the blog will certainly have some heavy hitters behind it.  The most recent entry covers Vines …

U.S. Capitol building

The ABA Journal’s Most-Voted-For Criminal Justice Blog for 2012

Jamison KoehlerCriminal Law Bloggers

This blog again received the most popular votes in the criminal justice category of the ABA Blawg 100. Thank you very much to everyone who nominated and/or voted for it. Here are the blogs that received the most votes in each category: Business of Law: Divorce Discourse Careers/Law Schools: Inside the Law School Scam Corporate: California Corporate & Securities Law …

Blawg Review #316: Where Are They Now?

Jamison KoehlerCriminal Law Bloggers

In the Blawg Review I hosted last year, “Images from the Criminal Law Blawgosphere,” I took a look at the photographs bloggers use on their sites. I was intrigued, for example, by how bloggers portray themselves to their readers. Do they go for the formal headshot? A more informal shot in casual clothes? Or do they provide no picture at …

Jefferson Memorial

I’ll Press “Publish”

Jamison KoehlerCriminal Law Bloggers

  Many mornings before the start of a trial, I find myself writing a blog entry.  This initially struck me as odd. Shouldn’t I be putting final touches on my opening statement and focusing on the issues I expect to arise at trial?  Then it occurred to me:  In addition to the many other reasons I blog, blogging serves as …

Aerial view of DC

The 2011 ABA Journal Blawg 100

Jamison KoehlerCriminal Law Bloggers

Last year I wrote about the ABA’s annual list of the top 100 legal blogs – the ABA Journal Blawg 100 – asking readers to vote for their (and my) favorite blogs for 2010. I repeat that request this year with the benefit of being able to ask you to vote for my blog as well.  I was very honored …

Jefferson and Washington monuments

Rakofsky v. The Washington Post: Being on the Other End of the Attorney-Client Relationship

Jamison KoehlerCriminal Law Bloggers, Current Events, Professional Responsibility/Ethics

Over at My Shingle, Carolyn Elefant muses about finding herself on the other end of the attorney-client relationship; in this case, as one of over 80 defendants in what started out as Rakofsky v. The Washington Post, what one wag dubbed Rakofsky v. The Internet, and, with Rakofsky’s lawyer giving notice to withdraw from the case, what now appears to …