I am proud to announce that the Chicago Bar Association has honored me, and the Blog, with the 2010 Herman Kogan Media Award.  I usually do not post about personal awards, but I am making an exception because this one stems from my work on the Blog.  I was the first winner of the Kogan Award’s new online category.  The print and broadcast category recipients of the 2010 Kogan Awards were, respectively, The Chicago Reporter and Chicago’s ABC 7 News.  I received the award for my series of posts on the Local Patent Rules at the end of 2009 — click here to read the posts.  The award comes with a $1,000 journalism scholarship, which I have given to Loyola University Chicago’s journalism school.

Here is a little bit more about the Herman Kogan Media Awards:

Established in 1989, CBA’s Herman Kogan Media Awards competition honors local journalists and legal affairs reporting. Qualified candidates in the Chicago metropolitan area submitted entries in one of three entries: Print, Broadcast or Online. The competition celebrates the life of Herman Kogan, whose career spanned more than 50 years and included positions as an editor, reporter, feature and editorial writer, historian, literary critic and radio host.

Thank you to the Chicago Bar Association and the Herman Kogan Media Award committee for this honor.  And if you are interested in hearing more about the award and how I blog, click here for an interview LexBlog did with me after the award.