Appellate Litigator Howard Bashman Joins ALM's Law.com as Columnist; Bashman's ''How Appealing'' Blog to Join Law.com Network
In addition, in April 2006, Bashman's highly-trafficked blog will become part of the Law.com Blog Network at the expiration of his current hosting contract. Launched in May 2002, "How Appealing" was the first blog devoted to appellate litigation and has become one of the Web's most popular law blog destinations, attracting more than 10,000 page views per weekday and 30,000 unique weekly visitors.
“When I began writing a monthly column for ALM's Philadelphia-based Legal Intelligencer in 2000, I hoped that someday ALM would decide that my commentary was deserving of nationwide exposure. That day has now arrived, and I couldn't be more pleased.”
"I am delighted to be writing a weekly column for Law.com, where my thoughts and words will reach an audience of the best and brightest within the legal profession across America and throughout the world," said Bashman. "When I began writing a monthly column for ALM's Philadelphia-based Legal Intelligencer in 2000, I hoped that someday ALM would decide that my commentary was deserving of nationwide exposure. That day has now arrived, and I couldn't be more pleased."
"We are extremely pleased to be able to offer Howard's insight and commentary to our visitors every week," said Stacey Artandi, vice president of online publishing for ALM. "His focus on the critical role of the appellate courts provides an ideal complement to our ongoing news coverage and analysis of lower court decisions and our popular Supreme Court Monitor. He will no doubt enhance the voice of Law.com."
Bashman is a nationally-known appellate lawyer who appears regularly before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Pennsylvania's state appellate courts. A graduate of Columbia College, he received his Juris Doctor degree with distinction from the Emory University School of Law, where he served as Managing Editor of the Emory Law Journal.
In addition to his appellate litigation practice, Bashman is an active writer on appellate issues with essays that have appeared in print and online publications including The Los Angeles Times and Slate. He contributes a monthly column on appellate developments for The Legal Intelligencer and previously served as chair of the Appellate Courts Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Bashman has been profiled by The Associated Press, The ABA Journal, Legal Times and The Daily Journal, a California-based legal newspaper. He has been quoted as an appellate commentator in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Detroit News, The Seattle Times, The New York Sun, Wired, Salon, and Reuters.
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