Bay Blawgers & Beer - June 3 Happy Hour 1One of the aspects of my job that I like the best, is interacting with other legal bloggers across the country and here in the Bay Area. But one of the major drawbacks of blogging is that those connections can feel hollow: rather than discussing a particular issue with a person, for example, it can feel like you’re debating with a screen name or webpage.

I’m thankful that the internet has made it possible to speak to other legal bloggers across the country from the comfort and convenience of my office. But there are times when I want to meet the names on my Google Reader face to face. Santa Clara University professor Eric Goldman has assembled a few meetups of Bay Area Blawgers over the past few years. And Kevin O’Keefe’s blog has promoted Beer for Bloggers in different cities across the US. From all accounts I’ve heard and read, these events have been well received and succeeded at putting human faces on familiar local bloggers.

On Thursday June 3 at 6 pm, I hope you will meet me at Thirsty Bear Brewery in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood to grab a post-work beer and talk about… well… anything. Here are the details:

Date: Thursday June 3

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Thirsty Bear Brewery (quick walk from Montgomery St. BART Station)

661 Howard Street

San Francisco, CA 94105-3915

(415) 974-0905

You can reach me by email at or call me at 925-253-5800 if you have any questions. And feel free to invite other bloggers, lawyers, and colleagues who might be interested.

I hope to see you there!

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Andy Gillin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys and has written and lectured in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law for numerous organizations. Since 1972 he has been helping seriously injured victims throughout northern California fight & win their personal injury cases. Andy is one of the top awarded & recognized wrongful death lawyers in northern California.