Making headlines once again: Newsworthiness is a major factor in the selection process for the ABA Journal’s Lawyer of the Year, which Gonzales won for the year 2007.
The editors of the American Bar Association Journal have named former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as this year’s winner of the Lawyer of the Year award—and, perhaps even more curiously, they already have picked Gonzales’ replacement, Attorney General Michael Mukasey, as the winner for 2008.
AP via Yahoo News:
The monthly magazine gave the awards to lawyers who made the most news, said editor and publisher Edward A. Adams.
“Think about Time magazine’s Person of the Year,” Adams said in an interview. “In years past they’ve named people like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin. So we’re not suggesting by these awards that these are the best lawyers in any sense of the word. We are saying they are the most newsworthy—and perhaps also the best.”