How Appealing Extra

How Appealing Extra

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Legal Affairs Welcomes "How Appealing" to its Website;
Howard Bashman's Weblog is Premier Portal to Legal News

NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 20, 2004 -- Legal Affairs is pleased to announce that its website is the new host of "How Appealing," Howard Bashman’s popular legal weblog. The site can now be visited at

"How Appealing," which offers links to legal news and information about the world of appellate law, is considered one of the best legal blogs in the country. 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. He writes a monthly column for The Legal Intelligencer and his essays about the law have appeared in The Los Angeles Times and Slate. Like Legal Affairs, "How Appealing" is celebrating its second anniversary in May.

"We're thrilled to be partnering with Howard Bashman to bring 'How Appealing' to Legal Affairs' readers, as well as to the many lawyers, judges, law students, journalists, and others who are already loyal fans of the blog," said Lincoln Caplan, the editor and president of Legal Affairs. "The magazine is pleased that Howard has decided to join us as a contributing editor and to produce on our website the wonderful, high-quality blog that he's known for."

Legal Affairs is an independent non-profit publication that publishes bi-monthly. It is the winner of the National Headliner Award for Magazine Feature Writing and was named the silver medal winner of an Ozzie Award for Best Design of a New Magazine. It has been favorably reviewed by publications such as The Nation, The Weekly Standard, The Boston Globe, the New York Daily News, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, C-SPAN, and CNN. Nat Hentoff, the legal columnist for The Village Voice, said, "Legal Affairs is now by far the best legal magazine in the business."

For more information, visit Legal Affairs' website at or contact Amanda Harvey at 203-789-1510, x14.



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No Attorney-Client Relationship.

The How Appealing weblog hosted by Legal Affairs provides general information about legal topics, but it does not provide legal advice, nor is it a solicitation to provide legal services in any jurisdiction. Howard Bashman is licensed as an attorney in Pennsylvania, but does not provide or solicit to provide legal services through the Legal Affairs website or the How Appealing weblog. Using the Legal Affairs website or the How Appealing weblog or sending Legal Affairs or Howard Bashman e-mail does not create an attorney-client relationship. Users of information from the Legal Affairs website or the How Appealing weblog do so at their own risk.

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