Mike Monahan asked me what the public interest "Tweet of 2010" was, but I have no idea. The community has posted too many for me to remember the one that should be the Tweet of 2010. That said, a tweet this week from the Legal Counsel for the Elderly seemed to wrap up the year nicely.
Mike didn't ask for a blog or blog post of 2010, but I did look back and put together a short list of what I consider the year's best.
- PSLawNet's Public Interest News Bulletins - At the top of my list is PSLawNet's weekly summary of the community's top news stories.
- Jessica Stuart's The Beauty of Connection - Written for the National Pro Bono Celebration, Jessica expresses her appreciation for the work of pro bono and public interest lawyers and makes it easy to understand why she does the work she does.
- AVLF's Pro Bono Briefs' The Face of Unexpected Homelessness - The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation blog posted the heart-wrenching story of a staff member's childhood experience being homeless.
- State Bar of Texas' Pro Bono Profiles - During the National Pro Bono Celebration, the State Bar of Texas posted nine profiles of pro bono attorneys: Robert Black, Quanah Parker, Lyla Malolepszy, Nancy Hui, Michelle Reed, Michael Stukenberg, Prof. Larry Spain, Starlett Carter, and Naomi J. Bang.
- Mike Monahan's Lawscape - Mike's posts are great reads because he isn't afraid to talk about the not-so-public side of pro bono program coordination, like in Just waiting for bread and Ennui.
- LASDC's Making Justice Real and TRLA's Press Room - Blogging regularly takes a lot of time and effort. Both the Legal Aid Society of DC and Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid produce a lot of thoughtful content and show how legal aid programs change their clients' lives.
So what did I miss? Looking back, what blogs or blog posts do you think should make this list? - K