Do you remember Balki’s Dance of Joy from the TV show Perfect Strangers?  That is what I am doing today.  Editors of the ABA Journal announced yesterday they have selected ArbitrationNation as one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience for the third straight year (out of 4,000+ legal blogs).  I am very thankful to the many readers who nominated this blog.  ArbitrationNation is the only blog devoted to arbitration law on the list and one of only two blogs authored by Minnesota attorneys (the other is

Now that the editors have made their picks, the ABA Journal is asking readers to weigh in and vote on their favorites in each of the 8th Annual Blawg 100’s 13 categories. If you feel so inclined, click here to register and vote. (ArbitrationNation is in the “Litigation” subcategory.)  Voting ends at close of business on Dec. 19, 2014.

“No longer to be confused as a fad or the realm of the tech-savvy, law blogs are rooted in the legal media landscape,” ABA Journal Editor and Publisher Allen Pusey said. “While traditional media sources often break news, law blogs dive deeper to offer insight into what the news means for clients, the legal profession and the public. They are sometimes-irreverent watchdogs of the bench and bar. And the ones on our list are well-written and, more often than not, entertaining.”

If you want to know how I ended up blogging and why I am glad I did, here is a piece I wrote for an ABA publication on that subject.

Finally, if the Blawg 100 brought you here for the first time, and you are wondering what Arbitration Nation is all about, here are some classic posts to check out: The Only Five Good Reasons to Put Arbitration in your Contract; Recipe for the Best Arbitration Agreement Ever; and Five Tips for State Courts Considering Whether to Vacate Arbitration Awards.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!