By Popular Vote…

Some time ago I promised I would let you know when the voting opened for the Family Law Awards and so I am. After what was apparently some technical difficulty the voting opened a little later than planned last week.

Voting for the categories of:

    • Most Innovative Family Lawyer of the Year,
    • Family Law ADR Practitioner of the Year,
    • Family Law Legal Executive of the Year, and
    • Family Law Readers’ Commentary Award

is now open until 16 September here.

The other categories are not open for public vote but will be decided by a panel of judges. The winners will be announced on 10 October.


7 thoughts on “By Popular Vote…

  1. The idea of having awards for those professionals paid handsomely to put the lives of children in the middle of a battle ground sounds pretty perverse, but I suppose if the criterion was the number of amicable disputes resolved, then this might have some merit.

  2. So, our favourite blogger, ‘Pink Tape’ has been nominated for the prestigious Family Law Awards 2012 in the categories of ‘Most Innovative Lawyer’, and ‘Best Reader’s Commentary’.

    The award criteria for the ‘Most Innovative Lawyer’ is “The individual who the family law community recognise as having applied the most innovative solutions to promote and enhance their practice and led the way for other practitioners to follow”

    For the ‘Best Readers commentary’, the criteria is “An award for a single piece of commentary that the Family Law community felt contributed the most to the field of family law in the preceding 12 months. The commentary could have been contained in any format including books, journal articles or online blogs”.

    Probably because she disagrees with me on most topics, Lucy Reed is clearly streets ahead in both innovation and commentary. Described by the Guardian as “one of the best legal bloggers for style and content”, Lucy teases and prods her readers each week with new ideas and new takes. Her influence does not stop there. Her topicality feeds a new generation of bloggers who take up her prompts, adding to the richness and diversity of the blogosphere.

    How could you resist a vote, or two, for our very own blogger?

    To vote for Lucy, simply follow the links below. Tell your friends in the office, in chambers, on Facebook, copy this entry to them by email, and join me in the mass ‘Tweetathon’. Copy the text below: 128 characters, and tweet it to the legal and blogging world.

    Vote for Pink Tape’s Lucy Reed as ‘Most Innovative Lawyer’ and ‘Best Reader’s Commentary’ on

    • That’s kind thank you. Judging from the material I received in my inbox from one other shortlistee this morning I should be touting my manifesto with loudhaler! 😉

  3. She has my vote too, since none of my posts have been censored yet, and mostly because she provides an open-access forum for such important matters to be discussed.

  4. I voted for Lucy Read; can’t afford the slap up meal, but not too concerned.

    • apparently its only slap up canapes and bubbles, but I’ll sneak a prawn vol au vent in my handbag and save it for you… 😉

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