Lawstodon.org is run and administered by Andrew Leahey and is built on code that is itself an official project of the Fourth Estate® and Honeytree Technoloigies. It serves as a directory and tool to discover and verify  lawyers, attorneys and jurists on Mastodon and other federated social media platforms.

This beta application is still in its early stages, so users should anticipate occasional bugs, changes, and disruptions.

Seed data was sourced from the public Lawfedi list

Lawstodon.org is a valuable resource for jurissts seeking to connect their Mastodon accounts to verified profiles. With Mastodon's vast network of servers and no dedicated team to verify journalist identities, websites, and job titles, there is a risk of impersonation. By linking their Mastodon account to a Lawstodon.org profile, journalists and news organizations can establish their credibility, legitimacy, and accountability, fostering transparency and trust on the platform.

Furthermore, the service assists readers in discovering and following verified jurists on Mastodon, increasing their visibility and traffic.

The upcoming version of the service will concentrate on tackling federated social media challenges and enhancing the discoverability and value of posts.

For updates, feature suggestions, or complaints, please follow @andrew@esq.social