Judges Read Blogs

I’ve noted before some intersections between actual law practice and blogging. There was the blogging jury foreman and the blog where lawyers complained about judges, for example.  There are even some blogs by judges (look in the left sidebar).

Now, we have at least anecdotal evidence that judges are reading blogs. Texas appellate lawyer D. Todd Smith posts at his Texas Appellate Law Blog about his chance encounter with a blog-reading judge at a professional event. In fact, the judge is not just a blog reader, but a regular reader of Smith’s blog.

So, now I’m really curious. I’m going to fiddle around with some of the poll gadgets for blogs, and hopefully by Monday I’ll have a poll up at the top of the right sidebar that allows visitors to identify themselves as a lawyer, judge, law person, etc.