Leader in the Law 2010

By: Andrew McRoberts, Editor. This was posted Monday, October 18th, 2010

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Recently, I was chosen by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as one of its “Leaders in the Law” for 2010.

After the announcement, my firm issued a press release and trumpeted the recognition, which was officially for my “participation in and use of online social media in informing clients about legal issues in municipal law.”

According to Virginia Lawyers Weekly:

“This program, now in its fifth year, aims to honor the lawyers who are setting the standard for other lawyers. We recognize attorneys and professionals in law-related fields who have a significant accomplishment or achievement.

These include:

* Outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Virginia.
* Significant achievements through the practice of law.
* Leadership in improving the justice system.
* Important contributions to Virginia’s legal community and/or the community at large.”

Wow! Heady stuff. I am not worthy, really.

But I’ll take it … while sharing the recognition with others.

First, I share the recognition with my law firm, Sands Anderson, which supports my social media efforts, and its marketing director, Russell Lawson, without whom most of my social media efforts would not exist.

But since this recognition is really about engagement in online social media on the subject of local government law, I especially must share this recognition with you who engage with me.

So, here’s to you, the readers of this blog, as well as those that follow this blog’s tweets @VaLocalityLaw and my tweets @AndrewMcRoberts on Twitter, those that participated in the first Sands Anderson land use forum webinar in May on vested rights, and those that are Linked In with me, or engage with me through the electronic services of the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia.

If no one ever read these blog posts, or followed me on Twitter, or registered for the webinar, I could not have received this recognition. So, thank you for your support, and thank you for your engagement.

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