I started blogging because of my book, The Essential Guide to the Best (and Worst) Legal Sites on the Web. After the first edition came out in 2001, I knew I’d be preparing a second edition sooner or later. I started this blog to remind myself — and my readers — of changed, updated and newly launched legal sites. Now, with the second edition of the book hot off the press, it seems appropriate to highlight some of the best sites from the book.

In the book, for every site I review, I evaluate it in each of five categories and then award a star for excellence in any one. The best sites, the five-star sites, excel in each of these ways:

  • Overall usefulness to legal professionals.
  • Content.
  • Design and presentation.
  • Accessibility and ease of use.
  • Innovation.

Every weekday, I will highlight one of the five-star sites from my book. I will do this in no particular order — picking sites for whatever reason strikes me. The one unifying theme will be that they are all sites I consider to be among the best for legal professionals.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.