The past few times I’ve been out for an extended stretch, I have written an extra, early-week Shout Outs column. The extra batch makes sure that folks who had notable results don’t get lost in all the noise of an extra-long two-week edition of the column in its regularly-scheduled slot on Friday alongside the Litigator of the Week Q&A.

Well, this time in making my way through the nominations that landed while I was out last week, the quality and quantity was so impressive that I decided to try something a little different. Today I’m still going to keep with the recent tradition of providing an extra helping of Shout Outs. But, for tomorrow, I’m putting together a group of LOTW Runners-Up along with a special additional Litigator of the Week—something I’ve tentatively dubbed the “While We Were Away” edition.