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Social Evidence Blog Has Been Nominated for The Expert Institute’s 3rd Annual Best Legal Blog Contest

POSTED ON October 30, 2017

By Gayle O’Connor – From a field of thousands of potential nominees, Social Evidence Blog has received enough nominations to join the one of the largest competitions for legal blog writing online today.


Now that the blogs have been nominated and placed into their respective categories, it is up to the readers to select the very best. With an open voting format that allows participants one vote per blog, the competition will be a true test of the dedication of each blog’s existing readers, while also giving up-and-coming players in the legal blogging space exposure to a wider audience.

Each blog will compete for rank within its category, while the three blogs that receive the most votes in any category will be crowned overall winners. The categories include:



• AmLaw
• Criminal Law
• Education &Law School Blogs
• Expert Witness
• Legal News
• Legal Tech
• Litigation
• MedMal/Personal Injury
• Niche & Specialty (Social Evidence Blog is listed in this category)

The competition will run from September 25th until the close of voting at 12:00 AM on November 3rd, at which point the votes will be tallied and the winners announced.

“We are humbled and excited to be part of this competition,” said Andy Adkins, CIO of Social Evidence. “I would like to give kudos to Gayle O’Connor, our Marketing Manager, for all her hard work in getting us this far and coming up with creative ways to reach our voters.”

The competition can be found at

About The Expert Institute:
Founded in 2011, The Expert Institute is a technology-driven platform for connecting qualified experts in every field with lawyers, investment firms, and journalists looking for technical expertise and guidance. The Expert Institute combines a vast database of pre-screened experts with a talented case management team capable of custom recruiting experts to fit the specific needs of our clients. The Expert Institute also maintains one of the internet’s most visited blogs on expert witnesses, in addition to an extensive case study archive and expert witness resource center.

Gayle O'Coonor

Gayle O’Connor is a legal technology consultant with 30 years’ experience specializing in legal marketing, particularly social media, content marketing, speaking, and websites. She is currently working as the Marketing Manager at Social Evidence, a cloud-based application designed to discover, organize, analyze, and authenticate specific social media evidence. She was recently named as an Honoree in the 5,000 strong membership of Women in eDiscovery. Gayle was previously the Marketing Manager at Degan, Blanchard and Nash, a large law firm located in New Orleans.  Gayle is also a former trial technician for the federal public defenders, a marketing director for numerous legal software providers and has taught legal research at law schools.  Additionally, she has been a featured speaker at American Lawyer Media LegalTech Events, ABA TECHSHOW, Online World, Special Libraries Association, Washington State Paralegal Association, National Business Institute, ABA Litigation Section Meetings, local Bar Associations throughout the U.S., and international organizations such as the Law Society of British Columbia and the New Zealand Law Society.  She can be reached at or @gaylemoconnor.

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