An Alabama lawyer has received a top legal award for professional excellence because of his extensive tweeting, a bar association trade magazine reported Wednesday.
Carl Malmquist, who tweets under the handle “AlaAtty4u,” provides off-color legal commentary about ERISA law and legal tech. He also live-tweets dramatic re-readings of historic U.S. Supreme Court opinions. His live-tweeting of the Toledo ERISA Law Conference earlier in the year was widely praised for its accuracy, wit, and social media vision.
“We felt Mr. Malmquist really humanized all lawyers, especially ERISA lawyers, making all of us more approachable, modern, and forward-looking,” said the awards committee in presenting Malmquist with the semi-annual Justitia Award for Tweeting Excellence.