The title says it all. If you're new to Twitter, or you're getting bored with your current feed, this is the list you need: Fifty accounts, covering the Supreme Court, legal news, law and technology, humor, and other blawging topics.
What are the ground rules for the list? No multiples from the same company, unless they are cover completely different topics. General legal topics get the nod over specialized accounts. Also, this list is based on my opinions and an informal straw poll. That means I forgot you. I apologize. Please don't rage tweet me.
You'll also notice that there are only 30 handles on this list. Want to be on Part II and help me round out the top 50? Tweet me, the curator of the list, or FindLaw for Legal Professionals, the corporate veil who sits next to me.
Our corporate cousin, Reuters, has a dedicated legal news feed that beats their rival, AP Courtside, merely by actually tweeting. Yeah, AP. I noticed your silence.
Another great legal news service. Their videos on odd legal topics, like Judge Learned Hand's folk song or legal facial hair are especially well done.
ALM has been around forever, covers every conceivable legal topic, and has dedicated Twitter feeds to cover your needs (litigation, corporate counsel, etc.). This is the general feed.
It's the ABA Journal. You got the magazine when you first passed the bar (or when you renewed your ABA membership), they throw great parties, and their blog isn't half bad either.
He writes about the Court for The New Yorker. He also wrote one of my all-time favorites: "The Nine." This one is a no-brainer.
Ever see one of those hilarious courtroom sketches of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg? That's him.
The Chicago-Kent SCOTUS archive doesn't just cover the past.
SCOTUSblog is widely regarded as the top source for Supreme Court coverage, and their Twitter account is hilariously sarcastic.
Supreme Court opinions, in 5-7-5 poetry, means hilarity.
A hilarious lawyer who doesn't take himself too seriously.
Read his bio. Who knew there were so many funny lawyers?
The truth about law school, in short quips.
The legal tabloid. What lawyer just turned to prostitution to pay the bills (besides me)? And what judge showed his naughty bits in an adult magazine? Is your BigLaw firm headed for bankruptcy? All the questions you need answered NOW.
A Lawyerist blog, it's an exception to the "no duplicates" rule because it is (a) funny and (b) distinct from the mothership.
A rare combination of humor and intelligent legal analysis. Yes, it does exist.
They're fighting for our civil liberties. No biggie.
My boss recommended this one. He (understandably) tweets a lot about Clio, but also covers anything law+tech.
Ambrogi's Law Sites is a law blog legend. His Twitter ain't half bad either.
General Blogs and Blawgs
The ladies around the office love Corporette, which is a fashion and lifestyle blog for female lawyers, bankers, MBAs, and other professionals.
Some guy who writes for FindLaw. What, you think I'd leave myself off the list?
Writes for our corporate cousin's On The Case blog. Brilliant analysis of current events.
Us. We blog about everything legal: news from the federal circuits, practice tips for new, seasoned, solo, and corporate attorneys, legal tech, and of course, the Supreme Court.
Another recommendation from the boss, I definitely appreciate that this account posts only one tweet per day, and that tweet is almost always a great read. Quality > quantity.
No, I'm not quite breaking the duplicates rule here. ThomsonReuters' Legal Current blog is directed at the business and practice of law, rather than current events.
A legend of the blawgosphere, VC's twitter mostly just broadcasts their posts. We're okay with that.
Legal writing tips. I have much to learn.
Ladies and the law. Again, though the target audience is the ladies, the practical tips are great for all students and recent grads.
One of the rare blogs dedicated to in house attorneys, besides our own, of course.
The Wall Street Journal's law blog. Nuff said. Occasionally tweets behind-the-pay-wall content.
Sam Glover's survival guide for lawyers. A must-follow, must-read.
One last time: if we missed you, tweet (and/or follow) us on Twitter.
Updated, January 22, 2014: Read Part II of the series here!