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Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Torn Up Prenups, Marketing Tripwires, Ebola Quarantine

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Torn Up Prenups, Marketing Tripwires, Ebola Quarantine
    The legal gray area around smoking “legal” marijuana is a fascinating area. Because what’s legal sometimes isn’t—or at least can still get you in trouble. Karen Rubin has an interesting piece on how it applies to…
  • Oct 29

    Flipboard update integrates Zite’s technology

    Flipboard update integrates Zite’s technology
    Great news for lawyers as reported by VentureBeat’s Tom Cheredar (@TChed). Flipboard’s latest update integrates Zite’s suggested content feature. At the heart of “Flipboard 3.0″ is deep integration of technology…
  • Oct 29

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Lawyer Rankings, LEED v4, The Brow

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Lawyer Rankings, LEED v4, The Brow
    We interrupt Game 7 of the World Series with today’s Top 10. There are no baseball posts today, unfortunately, but Kevin Hartley does have a good one on the trademarks around Anthony “The Brow” Davis, the NBA’s next…
Rank this Week: 17

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Oct 30

    Doing Business 2015

    Doing Business 2015
    “Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 12th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business…
  • Oct 30

    Guide to Cyber Threat 6 Information Sharing (Draft) – NIST

    Guide to Cyber Threat 6 Information Sharing (Draft) – NIST
    NIST Special Publication 800-150 (Draft) Guide to Cyber Threat Information Sharing (Draft). Chris Johnson, Lee Badger, David Waltermire – Computer Security Division – Information Technology…
  • Oct 30

    The False Promise of Anonymity – CDT

    The False Promise of Anonymity – CDT
    Sarah St.Vincent and Alex Bradshaw: “In recent weeks, multiple apps promising “secret” messaging have had sensitive data exposed by breaches and the apps’ not-so-secret data-sharing practices. This news makes one thing…
Rank this Week: 27

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

Covers business strategy for law firms, legal marketing, attorney business development, law firm marketing plans, and work/life balance for attorneys. By David Lorenzo.

http://www.rainmakerlawyer.com/site/index/
  • May 4

    Join Us At Our Strategic Retreat in New York

    Join Us At Our Strategic Retreat in New York
    David Lorenzo, chairman of the LegalMax® Leadership Roundtable and founder of Rainmaker Lawyer® Consulting will conduct a comprehensive strategic retreat to address the most pressing issues facing law firm leaders today. This…
  • Apr 16

    Wow. That Was Fast.

    Wow. That Was Fast.
    “Are you serious about taking control of your future?” This was the question being posed to me by the guy across the table. “Yes” I answered timidly. “Then you need to learn how to get tings done…
  • Jan 30

    Rainmaker Lawyer is Now A Registered Trademark

    Rainmaker Lawyer is Now A Registered Trademark
    It is with pride that I announce the registration of Rainmaker Lawyer as a Trademark on the Principal Register with the United States of America. Continue Reading...
Rank this Week: 64

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    Google Technical Webmaster Guideline Update & WordPre

    Google Technical Webmaster Guideline Update & WordPre
    Back in May, Google announced that they had upgraded their system to render web pages with CSS and JavaScript turned on. They recently updated their technical webmaster guidelines to reflect this change. Interestingly, they also noted: For…
  • Oct 22

    Some Perspective on Local Search Factor

    Some Perspective on Local Search Factor
    With Moz’s release of the 2014 Local Search Ranking Factors, I thought I’d take a moment to share some of my observations about the local search landscape as it relates to lawyers. Disclaimer: I had the privilege of participating…
  • Oct 3

    A Problem with Google Webmaster Tool

    A Problem with Google Webmaster Tool
    The above image shows some recent data I pulled from Google Webmaster Tools (GWT). We don’t rely on GWT data for reporting, but regularly refer to it internally to analyze trends. But I’m becoming skeptical about the reliability…
Rank this Week: 144

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Oct 28

    Business development best practices: Follow up

    Business development best practices: Follow up
    This is one of a series of occasional posts summarizing the most important best practices from my book the Legal Business Development Quick Reference Guide which is now also available in a Kindle edition. There’s no way around it:…
  • Oct 21

    Book excerpt: What should law firms do to improve profitability and LPM? (Part 4 of 4)

    Book excerpt: What should law firms do to improve profitability and LPM? (Part 4 of 4)
    This series was adapted from my new book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, which was published at the beginning of this month. Given all the options and competing claims about LPM, what should a firm do to get started?...
  • Oct 14

    Book excerpt: What should law firms do to improve profitability and LPM? (Part 3 of 4)

    Book excerpt: What should law firms do to improve profitability and LPM? (Part 3 of 4)
    This series was adapted from my new book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, which was published at the beginning of this month. As law firms struggle with internal pressure to retain and improve profitability and external pressure to…
Rank this Week: 235

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

Provides law firm marketing tips, articles and news.

http://lawyersuccess.com/blog/
  • Jun 9

    7 Online Law Firm Marketing Trends for 2014

    7 Online Law Firm Marketing Trends for 2014
    According to Forbes Online, there are 7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014. Jaysen Myers, the contributing author, gives his view of these trends, but we will take a different spin here in this article. Content marketing will be…
  • May 10

    Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy And Hierarchy

    Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy And Hierarchy
    Content marketing is a relatively new term that continues to gain a more cohesive definition by the day. Marketing the content on a blog is a job within itself. Those that attempt to market and write their own blogs often fall short as there…
  • Apr 15

    5 Law Firm Best Practices For Facebook That Can Increase Page Activity

    5 Law Firm Best Practices For Facebook That Can Increase Page Activity
    Facebook, as a platform, loves activity, and they provide you with real estate when you establish your page. There are elements of the page that you can control. Learning to maximize these elements and make the most of the real estate can…
Rank this Week: 247

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 304

Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

Covers legal research tools, notable websites and blogs, web site design, search engine optimization and marketing for law firms.

http://onward.justia.com/
  • Oct 17

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014
    In re Adoption of K.P.M.A., Oklahoma Supreme Court (10/14/14) Constitutional Law, Family Law The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court’s review centered on the termination Respondent-appellant Billy McCall’s (Father)…
  • Oct 3

    Oh Say Can You Pro Se? Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 3, 2014

    Oh Say Can You Pro Se? Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 3, 2014
    Zavodnik v. Harper, Indiana Supreme Court (9/30/14) Civil Procedure Plaintiff was an abusive litigant. In this case, Plaintiff filed a complaint against Defendant, which the trial court dismissed for failure to prosecute or comply with…
  • Sep 5

    Catch a Falling Star – Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks September 5, 2014

    Catch a Falling Star – Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks September 5, 2014
    Levitt v. Yelp! Inc., US 9th Cir. (9/2/14) Business Law, Internet Law Plaintiffs, small business owners, filed a class action suit alleging that Yelp, an online forum, extorted or attempted to extort advertising payments from them by…
Rank this Week: 311

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Stop it with the Stupid Rule

    Stop it with the Stupid Rule
    Ryan has previously waxed poetic about how some mandatory bars are imposing odd and counterproductive ethics rules and opinions. This topic resurfaced for me recently as I have been asked to present to a futures committee of a mandatory bar…
  • Oct 23

    CanLII Connects – A Canadian Content Success Story in the Making

    CanLII Connects – A Canadian Content Success Story in the Making
    It is not often that my role in the world as the Canadian Geek Add-On enables me to write about things happening in the Legal Research world up here, north of the border. But today, I have the honour and privilege to share with all 3 Geeks…
  • Oct 16

    The Next Target

    The Next Target
    Previously I posted on some knowledge gained at the Bridgeway Conference in Nashville. I wanted to add one more item to the list.Jeff Paquin, who now works with Bridgeway, gave a presentation called Legal Department 2050. He started by…
Rank this Week: 401

Passion, People and Principles

Passion, People and Principles

Covers strategy, management and client relations. By David Maister.

http://davidmaister.com/blog
  • Jan 5

    Farewell and Thank

    Farewell and Thank
    After nearly 30 years of advising and writing about professional services, I have decided to retire. I no longer plan to consult, speak or write.A wonderful way to mark this decision happened last month (December 2009) when the Association of…
  • Jun 13

    Suspension of Blog

    Suspension of Blog
    I’m going to stop blogging for a while – at least taking the summer off.If you’d like to be notified if and when I return to regular blogging, just add your name to my email list (www.davidmaister.com/subscriptions ) and I’ll send you…
  • Jun 11

    Being a Happy and Successful Lawyer

    Being a Happy and Successful Lawyer
    Stephen C. Ellis is the managing partner at the law firm of Tucker, Ellis & West.What follows is the commencement address he gave at Case Western reserve School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio on May 19, 2008. The title of his remarks is "On Being…
Rank this Week: 479

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Oct 30

    Avvo Advisor: Can You Help a Client in 15 Minutes?

    Avvo Advisor: Can You Help a Client in 15 Minutes?
    If so, Avvo Advisor might be for you. Here’s how it works for lawyers: If you’re available, Avvo notifies you via text when someone purchases a session in your state and practice area. Respond to the text to claim the session,…
  • Oct 30

    How To Serve Clients Pro Bono

    How To Serve Clients Pro Bono
    Attorneys doing pro bono work are on the decline. Here's how you can help.
  • Oct 29

    Year-End Tax Planning for Lawyer

    Year-End Tax Planning for Lawyer
    A little planning goes a long way. It is actually pretty easy to stay on top of your taxes if you start the year with good estimates and end the year fine-tuning your liability with the help of your accountant.
Rank this Week: 617

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Oct 30

    Take Time to Stand Out on LinkedIn

    Take Time to Stand Out on LinkedIn
    You are probably too busy practicing law to spend a whole lot of time perfecting your presence on social media. But research shows that clients will hire you based on what they find — or don’t find — about you online,…
  • Oct 29

    Embarrassed About Your Elevator Speech?

    Embarrassed About Your Elevator Speech?
    Question: I need help with my “elevator speech.” When I begin to tell people about my practice, I tend to get flustered and embarrassed. Do you have any advice that would help me feel more comfortable telling people about my…
  • Oct 28

    Douglas Sorocco, Enterprising Lawyer

    Douglas Sorocco, Enterprising Lawyer
    Who are these “enterprising lawyers”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happier lawyers in the crowd. Deeply invested in the power of the work they do for their clients, they have ample interests…
Rank this Week: 576

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 600

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    An Upgrade for Merriam-Webster’s Law Dictionary iOS App

    An Upgrade for Merriam-Webster’s Law Dictionary iOS App
    The Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law has been available as an iOS and Android app for more than two years now, but the iOS version just came out in an upgrade that adds new functionality by taking advantage of the new extensions…
  • Oct 28

    Turning Challenges into Opportunities: New Directions for Legal Information Professional

    Turning Challenges into Opportunities: New Directions for Legal Information Professional
    (Last Friday, I spoke at the fall meeting of the Law Librarians of New England and the Association of Boston Law Librarians. I was part of a panel with Stephanie Godley Murphy, manager of research services at Ropes & Gray, on…
  • Oct 27

    New from Avvo: On-Demand, Fixed-Fee Legal Advice

    New from Avvo: On-Demand, Fixed-Fee Legal Advice
    Avvo, Inc. — never a company shy about about pushing the envelope — has just pushed it a bit further, with the launch of Avvo Advisor, a service that provides on-demand legal advice by phone for a fixed fee of $39 for 15 minutes.…
Rank this Week: 914

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

Covers clients development and law practice management. By Allison Shields.

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Oct 30

    NY Ethics Opinions Address Technology

    NY Ethics Opinions Address Technology
    Next week I’ll be presenting at the ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop on “Lawyering in the Digital Age.” My presentation covers technology issues that the lawyers of today are faced with that didn’t exist 20,…
  • Oct 22

    Packing for a Conference: The Basics (for Women)

    Packing for a Conference: The Basics (for Women)
    I have been doing a fair amount of traveling in the past several years, and packing continues to be a challenge. When packing for my most recent business conference two weeks ago, I decided I needed to come up with...
  • Oct 16

    Sale of a Law Practice: ABA Opinion Clarifies Rule

    Sale of a Law Practice: ABA Opinion Clarifies Rule
    On October 8, 2014, the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued Formal Opinion 468, Facilitating the Sale of a Law Practice. The opinion discusses ABA Model Rule 1.17, which requires in…
Rank this Week: 959

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Writing Your Personal Marketing Plan

    Writing Your Personal Marketing Plan
    Does your firm simply dress up the lawyers as hunters, send them into the woods and tell them to shoot at anything that moves? Instead, you should practice premeditated business development and make 2011 the best year financially in your…
  • Jul 29

    The More You Blog, The More Clients You Get

    The More You Blog, The More Clients You Get
    It's been established that blogging generates real clients for law firms. What's more, research proves that the more often you blog, the more clients you get. Hubspot established that the frequency of blog posts directly correlates…
  • Jul 24

    YouTube is the Second Largest Search Engine on the Internet

    YouTube is the Second Largest Search Engine on the Internet
    More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. A compelling reason for lawyers to record video is that YouTube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network and it is the second largest search engine, after…
Rank this Week: 844

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Focuses on career and marketing issues facing associates or partners. By Stephen Seckler.

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement
    There are many ways to build your reputation as a lawyer and cultivate relationships that can turn into referral sources.  The important thing is to stay involved in activities you enjoy, otherwise, you will find yourself making excuses…
  • Jan 22

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal
    If you are like most of your colleagues, the New Year has come and gone and so have your New Year’s Resolutions.  Change is hard and in the high pressured field of law, resolving to spend more time on non-billable work may be…
  • Nov 21

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting
    I was speaking to one of my clients the other day and he described for me what he does any time he makes a court appearance.  At the end of the day, he goes back to his office and takes a few minutes to document what happened.  He…
Rank this Week: 863

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Build A Solo Practice, LLC

Covers solo practice, marketing and work/life balance. By Susan Cartier Liebel.

http://susancartierliebel.typepad.com/build_a_solo_practice/
  • Nov 29

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?

    You’re An Attorney, But Are You An Entrepreneur?
    The very first business I ever owned was a babysitting service. Yeah, I know, everyone is a babysitter when they are 16. But I figured out that I could charge more for my services if I went a little further than the other sitters. So I cooked…
  • Nov 27

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3

    Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 3
    (You can read Evolutions of a Solo Practice – Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already. Remember, all events are real though the names are made up!) Landlord-Tenant Evolves Into Real Estate/General Practice
  • Nov 26

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez

    Digital Asset Management – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez
    Everyone dies.  Often unexpectedly. But there is power in dead hands.  We are the country with the greatest control of our assets after death.  However, most never consider, let alone manage, their digital legacy.  How do we handle,…
Rank this Week: 927

The Legal Watercooler

The Legal Watercooler

Covers legal marketing and legal industry developments.

http://legalwatercoolerblog.com/
  • Nov 8

    Mind your (techie) manner

    Mind your (techie) manner
    Thank God the elections are over. I survived my first camping (IN A TENT) trip with the Girl Scouts at Camporee! Nuts & Magazine sales are on for Girl Scouts. Not to mention the Mixed Bag Design fundraiser at our school, which ended on…
  • Oct 16

    Lawyers just wanna have fun!

    Lawyers just wanna have fun!
    Hey, those krazy (with a k) lawyers over at Allen Matkins are at it again … grab a cup of coffee and turn the volume up!   My question is this: “Adam Stock, how the hell did you get them to do this?&#
  • Oct 1

    It’s TED, LMA-LA Style

    It’s TED, LMA-LA Style
    For most of the week last week I was at the Legal Marketing Association‘s Board of Directors’ & Leaders’ meeting, preparing for a busy 2013 with our incoming leadership teams. As such, I missed the 10th Annual LMA-LA Continuing…
Rank this Week: 876

Legal Marketing Blog

Legal Marketing Blog

A blog dedicated to lawyer marketing in any size firm. Published by Tom Kane of Tom Kane Consulting, Inc.

http://www.legalmarketingblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Turn down clients? Are you nuts!

    Turn down clients? Are you nuts!
    In response to that question in these economic times, some (if not many) lawyers might say that you would be nuts to turn down any work that comes across the transom. Well, wrong answer IMHO. I would argue that you’re nuts if you don’t…
  • Aug 31

    Social Media: The Cure for Institutional Marketing Mentality?

    Social Media: The Cure for Institutional Marketing Mentality?
    In the early days of legal marketing (oh say 1986) most lawyers were not the least bit interested in the subject.  In fact, the “M” word was an anathema.  When it became acceptable to some law firms, individual marketing efforts were…
  • Aug 22

    2 Important PR Tip

    2 Important PR Tip
    Don’t be a snob, and all PR needs to be personal. That’s it. Okay, maybe a bit more detail is warranted. The first tip: don’t treat a reporter from an unfamiliar publication as someone to shun, since you may regret it one day when he or…
Rank this Week: 1022

Rain DBM Blog

Rain DBM Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development.

http://www.rainbdm.com/legal-marketing-blog/
  • Jan 11

    Want to differentiate yourself? Your email disclaimer isn't helping.

    Want to differentiate yourself? Your email disclaimer isn't helping.
    Differentiation, in its simplest form, is the breaking from the status quo to do something unique and distinct. Lawyers and law firms struggle with the idea of differentiation. They feel confined by ethics rules, beholden to the conservative…
  • Nov 17

    Get Off the Elevator and Ditch the Pitch

    Get Off the Elevator and Ditch the Pitch
    It seems as though every few months, someone in the legal marketing world posts advice to attorneys about crafting or framing an elevator pitch. I’m begging you. Please stop. I can’t think of anything worse that being stuck in a small,…
  • Feb 18

    “Would You Recommend Your Law Firm to Your Friends and Family?” – It’s a Universal Question

    “Would You Recommend Your Law Firm to Your Friends and Family?” – It’s a Universal Question
    Market researchers in many industries have come to believe that the answer to a single inquiry – Would you recommend us to your friends and colleagues? – is the most insightful indicator of customer satisfaction.  The rationale is that a…
Rank this Week: 1047

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

Covers marketing, productivity, personal development, and wealth creation.

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Oct 30

    Get better results by asking better question

    Get better results by asking better question
    Yesterday, I spoke with an attorney who wants to increase his income and is transitioning into a new practice area. It turns out that if he had a choice, there’s something else he’d rather be doing career-wise and it’s not…
  • Oct 29

    Thank you for reading thi

    Thank you for reading thi
    I don’t know about you but I get annoyed with people who don’t say thank you. As a kid, the importance of saying please and thank you was drilled into my head. Today, I wouldn’t dream of forgetting my manners. I expect…
  • Oct 28

    Who’s your favorite client?

    Who’s your favorite client?
    Quick question: who’s your favorite client? You know who I mean. The one who pays you big money and hires you more often. The one who sends you lots of referrals, promotes your website, and shares your social media posts. The one who…
Rank this Week: 1276

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Oct 30

    Lawyers: Here are 10 Easy Client Development Tip

    Lawyers: Here are 10 Easy Client Development Tip
    Annual surveys reveal that clients are not pleased with the service they receive from their law firms. Here are 10 easily implemented client service actions to improve service: Responsiveness: promptly responding to phone calls, email, and…
  • Oct 28

    Your Career and Life: Discovering What You Really Want

    Your Career and Life: Discovering What You Really Want
    Some of the lawyers I coach tell me they are challenged to figure out what they really want and what is most important to them. I understand the problem. It is not easy to look inside and discover what is really important to you. Here are…
  • Oct 24

    Recommended Blogs and Podcasts: Try Some of These

    Recommended Blogs and Podcasts: Try Some of These
    When I was a young lawyer, I rarely read fiction. Instead, I read books and articles that I thought would help me become a better lawyer and more valuable to clients. While I read a lot of fiction today, I still enjoy learning new ideas about…
Rank this Week: 1310

Marketing Attorney Blog

Marketing Attorney Blog

Covers law marketing and business development. By Micah Buchdahl.

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Oct 3

    ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop: Progressing into Partner--Road Rule

    ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop: Progressing into Partner--Road Rule
    The biannual ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop will take place November 7-8, 2014 at The US Grant hotel in San Diego, California. I will be speaking on a panel entitled "Progressing into Partner--Road Rules," with an esteemed faculty…
  • Sep 19

    Attorney's Fake Celebrity Photo Gallery on Website Draws Suspension

    Attorney's Fake Celebrity Photo Gallery on Website Draws Suspension
    Call her the Zelig or Forrest Gump of California attorneys, but you can also call her "suspended." I've seen a lot of fun and strange law firm web site ethics issues come up since the mid-90s, but it is refreshing to see that there are still…
  • Sep 8

    Peak Season for Law Firm Marketing & Business Development Is Here; Hurry before the Thanksgiving Lull hits!

    Peak Season for Law Firm Marketing & Business Development Is Here; Hurry before the Thanksgiving Lull hits!
    It was a joyous day on my work calendar after Labor Day when the kids went back to school. The camp bus pickup at 9 am is replaced by the school bus pickup at 7:25 am. Extended day at school moves the "end of day" from 4 pm to 6 pm. The…
Rank this Week: 1318

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Provides ideas and information for senior law firm management. By Gerry Riskin.

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Sep 25

    Icebergs and Sea Monsters in Treacherous Legal Sea

    Icebergs and Sea Monsters in Treacherous Legal Sea
      I was privileged to have been asked by the American Bar Association to write an article about the future of the legal profession for “The Annual Big Ideas Issue” of Law Practice Magazine (July/August 2014). Click on the…
  • Sep 11

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm
    I recently wrote a post for Edge International Communiqué on the perils of making age-based assumptions about our legal-profession colleagues. I share it here for those who missed it. Both older and younger lawyers can let all kinds of…
  • Aug 27

    Can You Be Too Nice?

    Can You Be Too Nice?
    To most of us, courtesy and consideration are almost second nature. However, Michael Fertik — founder of reputation.com — says that when we assume a leadership capacity, being “too nice” can actually be detrimental to…
Rank this Week: 1137

On Legal Marketing

On Legal Marketing

Covers content marketing, legal research and law firm marketing. By JD Supra.

http://scoop.jdsupra.com/
  • Aug 5

    Media Mentions: JD Supra Contributor Content in the New

    Media Mentions: JD Supra Contributor Content in the New
    For your reference, here’s a quick look at some of the ways in which JD Supra contributor content has been used in the media recently. As you know, we publish a broad mix of expert voices writing on issues of the day that impact…
  • Mar 13

    With @MimesisWebTV Former @BloombergLaw Host Lee Pacchia Brings Video to the Legal Profession

    With @MimesisWebTV Former @BloombergLaw Host Lee Pacchia Brings Video to the Legal Profession
    [Link: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms] Former lawyer, producer, and WebTV host Lee Pacchia helped build the multimedia team at Bloomberg Law. Over the course of several years, he produced hundreds of video and…
  • Mar 6

    Most-Viewed on JD Supra

    Most-Viewed on JD Supra
    From startup needs to SCOTUS cases in 2014, here’s a look at what captured reader attention last month on JD Supra. Takeaways? Several – and here’s one: if you’re a JD Supra contributor and get a call to participate in…
Rank this Week: 1110

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

Covers best practices in online legal marketing. By Joshua Fruchter.

http://www.lawyercasting.com/
  • Apr 7

    Is Your Law Firm Website Copy Client-Centric (Good) or Lawyer-Centric (Bad)?

    Is Your Law Firm Website Copy Client-Centric (Good) or Lawyer-Centric (Bad)?
    When drafting copy for a website, law firms often tend to employ legal industry jargon that may be difficult for prospective clients to understand. They may also describe successes using terms of art that are not meaningful to site…
  • Apr 3

    Announcing the Launch of Salesforce.com Consulting Division for Law Firm

    Announcing the Launch of Salesforce.com Consulting Division for Law Firm
    We're happy to announce the launch of our new "cloud consulting" division that will focus on offering Salesforce.com consulting services to law firms. Salesforce.com is the #1 cloud-based CRM application in the world with a user…
  • Dec 16

    Client Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane Launches New Law Firm Website Running on Drupal

    Client Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane Launches New Law Firm Website Running on Drupal
    Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane is a leading Connecticut law firm with offices in Greenwich and New Canaan (as well as 3 locations outside Connecticut) that recently launched its new website. Running on Drupal, the website features a…
Rank this Week: 1337

Blawg Review

Blawg Review

Features reviews of legal blogs.

http://blawgreview.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 3

    In Memoriam: A Final Blawg Review

    In Memoriam: A Final Blawg Review
    In January 2007, I received an e-mail message from Ed., the mysterious and pseudonymous editor of Blawg Review. By that point, I'd hosted a couple of Blawg Reviews and become a "sherpa", assisting Ed. and the guest hosts to source material…
  • Jul 2

    The Civil Rights Act, 1964

    The Civil Rights Act, 1964
    Blawg Review #324 at the law blog of Texas attorney Paul Kennedy, The Defense Rests, marks this day in 1964 when Lyndon Baines Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ending segregation in the United States, a signature piece of…
  • Jun 3

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special
    From his duck blind on the banks of the Thames, Charon QC watched as Her Majesty's barge and a flotilla of a thousand lesser vessels paraded before an adoring public out in the rain to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's first sixty years.Quite…
Rank this Week: 1226

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Less Can Mean More When You Niche Your Practice

    Less Can Mean More When You Niche Your Practice
    Very interesting read in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal online about a small financial services firm that discovered fewer clients could mean a much more profitable practice -- and a chance at living a real life outside work. Two…
  • Oct 29

    How to Measure Your Email Marketing Performance

    How to Measure Your Email Marketing Performance
    Email newsletters have proven to be one of the most effective methods for attorneys to market themselves to prospects, clients and referral sources.  Every year, email marketing service provider MailerMailer provides a report on email…
  • Oct 28

    Email Marketing Stats You Shouldn't Ignore

    Email Marketing Stats You Shouldn't Ignore
    Some very interesting stats from email marketing software and services provider Emma recently hit my inbox and they are worth sharing with you: The average open rate for welcome emails is 50%, making those types of emails highly…
Rank this Week: 1552

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Oct 30

    Webinar: Sharing Videos for Your Law Firm Website

    Webinar: Sharing Videos for Your Law Firm Website
    YouTube has an audience you just can’t ignore – more than 1 billion unique viewers every month. Becoming a part of the video world sounds scarier than it is. In this month’s webinar you will learn the basics of video……
  • Oct 29

    The Mega Video Blogging Topic List

    The Mega Video Blogging Topic List
    Half the battle of creating quality videos for your law firm website is finding something worth talking about aka recording. Lucky for you, we pulled our brains and provided this mega list of topic ideas. BONUS: They also work as……
  • Oct 28

    Six Reasons to Design a Website and Logo Simultaneously

    Six Reasons to Design a Website and Logo Simultaneously
    You logo and website go together like ham and cheese. It just doesn’t make sense to update one without the other. If you are considering a logo revamp in addition to your new website design, it is our recommendation that……
Rank this Week: 2323

In Black And White

In Black And White

Provides strategies for growing your legal practice. By Paula Black.

http://www.inblackandwhiteblog.com
  • Oct 29

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?
    What do you want? Yes, that’s a pretty big question for lawyers since most would start by explaining… “That depends…” I think Forbes contributor, Bruce Kasanoff who ghostwrites articles for entrepreneurs,…
  • Oct 21

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result
    When it comes to business development, the legal profession isn’t known for teamwork. It could be described more as track and field, rather than football. Each lawyer in the firm does what he or she does and at the end of the year they…
  • Sep 30

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head
    I worked with a new client today and we embarked on a journey to figure out what she needs to do to leave her job and start her own firm. We created a roadmap. We started by exploring her personal brand… what’s her unique…
Rank this Week: 2186

Zen & The Art of Legal Networking

Zen & The Art of Legal Networking

Covers legal marketing, risk management, client service and social media. By Lindsay Griffiths.

http://www.zenlegalnetworking.com
  • Oct 28

    Two for Tuesdays: Networking Negative

    Two for Tuesdays: Networking Negative
    Despite a lingering migraine this afternoon, I am bringing you a Two for Tuesdays post! Last night, I got thinking about some of the negatives that I've heard from my lawyers about networking, and how to combat those. Today, I'm bringing you…
  • Oct 24

    Week of October 20, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of October 20, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    We're one week out from Halloween, and it's finally feeling like a good, blustery October here in the northeast! Though I could have done without the nor'easter in the middle of the week, we're finishing out with a lovely sunny, breezy fall…
  • Oct 22

    General Counsel Corner: Selecting Outside Counsel

    General Counsel Corner: Selecting Outside Counsel
    Today, we welcome to the General Counsel Corner Tina Rao, the Chief Counsel, Healthcare for Maxim Healthcare Inc.  Our question to Ms. Rao was:  What is your process for selecting outside counsel?" She let us know…
Rank this Week: 2113

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

Covers online law firm business development, including profile building, branding and law firm SEO. By Steve Matthews.

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Oct 27

    The Role of Publishing In The Marketing-Sales Continuum

    The Role of Publishing In The Marketing-Sales Continuum
    In most parts of the business world not owned and operated by lawyers, “Marketing” and “Sales” are inextricably linked. Companies carry out marketing solely for the purpose of increasing their sales, either for…
  • Oct 21

    Better Than a Free Lunch: Lunch Hour Legal Marketing Webinar

    Better Than a Free Lunch: Lunch Hour Legal Marketing Webinar
    They say the best things in life are free, but that expression doesn’t always apply to CPD. Lucky for us, Lunch Hour Legal Marketing (LHLM) is one of those rare cases where you get a whole lot more than you …
  • Oct 17

    Nice Niche!

    Nice Niche!
    I was sitting in a waiting room the other day, leafing through a magazine, when an ad caught my eye. It was for a moving company with a very specific target market. Winnipeg-based The Seniors Moving Company offers seniors and …
Rank this Week: 2259

Attorney Marketing Advisers

Attorney Marketing Advisers

Covers internet marketing, lawyer blog creation, pay per click advertising, online branding.

http://www.attorneymarketingadvisers.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    Attorney Marketing Cost-Effective Internet Marketing Services For Law Firm

    Attorney Marketing Cost-Effective Internet Marketing Services For Law Firm
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus id lacus eget nulla lobortis congue. Cras orci diam, feugiat ultricies tincidunt sollicitudin, vestibulum commodo mauris. Sed condimentum, mauris vitae malesuada porta, neque…
  • Aug 4

    Attorney Marketing: How Big is the Online Market?

    Attorney Marketing: How Big is the Online Market?
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus id lacus eget nulla lobortis congue. Cras orci diam, feugiat ultricies tincidunt sollicitudin, vestibulum commodo mauris. Sed condimentum, mauris vitae malesuada porta, neque…
  • Aug 4

    Attorney Marketing: How Big is the Online Market?

    Attorney Marketing: How Big is the Online Market?
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus id lacus eget nulla lobortis congue. Cras orci diam, feugiat ultricies tincidunt sollicitudin, vestibulum commodo mauris. Sed condimentum, mauris vitae malesuada porta, neque…
Rank this Week: 2215

Amy Campbell's Web Log

Amy Campbell's Web Log

Covers new media, web marketing and law firm marketing. From Amy Campbell of infoworks1.com.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/amy
  • Jan 27

    Legal Services Predictions and Trends for 2014

    Legal Services Predictions and Trends for 2014
    Here is a collection of informative trend pieces and prognostications on where legal services is headed. If you have other resources you would like to add to this list, please use the comment feature to add them. Legal Industry Predictions…
  • Sep 28

    Technology Disruption Takes Hold on Big Law

    Technology Disruption Takes Hold on Big Law
    I don’t pretend to be any type of analyst on the legal industry, but I do recognize an important article when I see one. Anyone working in legal services should find reading Who’s eating law firms’ lunch? by Rachel Zahorsky…
  • Mar 14

    Know Thy Facebook Privacy Setting

    Know Thy Facebook Privacy Setting
    The Wall Street Journal published an article this week worth sharing. In A Guide to Facebook Privacy Options, Lorie Faith Cranor, an associate professor and director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon…
Rank this Week: 2317

Raising the Bar Blog

Raising the Bar Blog

Covers business development and rainmaking. By Robin Hensley.

http://www.theraisingthebarblog.com
Rank this Week: 2198

Legal Internet Marketing Blog

Legal Internet Marketing Blog

Covers client development, SEO and legal marketing. By SLS Consulting

http://www.legalinternetmarketingblog.com/
  • Sep 13

    Can You Make Your “Boring” Company Feel Exciting Online?

    Can You Make Your “Boring” Company Feel Exciting Online?
    Often, it seems as if the brands that get the most attention for their marketing campaigns are the ones that have an exciting product to sell. This can make many companies feel negative about their own marketing campaigns and the way they…
  • Aug 16

    Taking Full Advantage of Your Company’s Presence on Social Media Site

    Taking Full Advantage of Your Company’s Presence on Social Media Site
    Every company with at least an interest in having a social media presence has put their brand online in at least one of the major social networking sites. While these businesses will not make nearly as much of an impact as those that…
  • Jul 16

    What is Social Media Marketing?

    What is Social Media Marketing?
    For most people, the phrase “social media marketing” conjures up images of Facebook likes and retweets. However, social media marketing is about more than just how popular you are on social media sites. Anyone who tells you…
Rank this Week: 2298

Law Marketing Monitor

Law Marketing Monitor

Covers law firm Internet marketing, websites, blogging, search engine optimization, and technology for lawyers. By AttorneySync.

http://www.lawmarketingmonitor.com/
  • Sep 5

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist
    Have you considered the marketing consequence of your website domain selection? Is the website content and structure properly organized? Is the website’s hosting causing issues with search performance (i.e. speed, location, etc)? Are…
  • Sep 5

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist
    Have you considered the marketing consequence of your website domain selection? Is the website content and structure properly organized? Is the website’s hosting causing issues with search performance (i.e. speed, location, etc)? Are…
  • Aug 9

    Law Firm SEO Analytics Shortcut

    Law Firm SEO Analytics Shortcut
    Use this Google Analytics shortcut to better understand the effectiveness of your law firm’s SEO activities. Let’s assume you run a local consumer-facing (PI, criminal, bankruptcy, etc) law practice. Let’s further assume…
Rank this Week: 2152

Certified Practice Advisor's Blog

Certified Practice Advisor's Blog

Focused on practice management and growing your business. By Jan Copley.

http://www.copleycoaching.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Thanksgiving 2012

    Thanksgiving 2012
    It’s Thanksgiving again. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. I like it that we use the day to mark the start of a season of good cheer. I also very much like the concept of the holiday — to give thanks for what we have.
  • Nov 16

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part Two

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part Two
    In my previous blog posting, I wrote about being subjected to a serious network mistake: brazenly asking for business. It’s unfortunate, but at the same meeting, I was exposed to another networking technique that served to annoy me and…
  • Nov 14

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part One

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part One
    I just got back from the monthly meeting of the Fiduciary Round Table of the San Gabriel Valley. It’s a nice organization composed of private fiduciaries, home healthcare service professionals, financial advisors, attorneys, accountants,…
Rank this Week: 1986

Legal Ethics and Marketing

Legal Ethics and Marketing

Covers the rules and policies that govern client development for legal services - lawyer advertising, marketing, and sales. By Will Hornsby.

http://www.willhornsby.com/
  • Jun 15

    My mistake on Virginia's Rule on Confidentiality

    My mistake on Virginia's Rule on Confidentiality
    Yesterday I posted about In re Hunter, a Virginia disciplinary matter that addressed ethics obligations regarding blog posts. A three-judge panel upheld Hunter’s right to blog about cases without his client’s consent. I wrote that there…
  • Jun 14

    Blogs and Client Confidentiality - a tale of two rule

    Blogs and Client Confidentiality - a tale of two rule
     
  • Apr 30

    When is the cost of advertising reasonable?

    When is the cost of advertising reasonable?
    A recent article in the ABA Journal discusses the use of what it calls "deal-of-the-day" coupons, in other words, the GroupOn model, as a method of client development. The article looks at aspects of three state ethics opinions that all come…
Rank this Week: 2351

Her-Law Firm

Her-Law Firm

Features an experienced attorney's adventures as a relatively new sole practitioner, including marketing successes and failures, client handling, website stuff and some frivolities. By Christine C. Karr.

http://her-law-firm.typepad.com/her-law-firm/
  • Feb 24

    On pro bono cases.............

    On pro bono cases.............
    In my former life, as an attorney who represented plaintiffs in medical negligence cases, I was a very busy associate.  I never lacked for files that needed attention, and rarely had the time, or inclination to take on pro bono cases.  I…
  • Feb 19

    On stepping out of your usual routine...

    On stepping out of your usual routine...
    It's slightly funny to think that I have a usual routine, being in month five of my new practice as a sole practitioner, but I do somewhat have a "usual."  I usually practice in the Circuit Court of Cook County, where the courthouse is…
  • Feb 17

    On building a niche law practice......

    On building a niche law practice......
    A niche law practice is a creature of the new economy affecting small and mid-size law firms.  In this new economy, I believe that you need to distinguish yourself - you need to offer specialized legal services to a specific niche of the…
Rank this Week: 2043

Impirus Blog

Impirus Blog

Covers search engine optimization, social media, website content, and general internet marketing advice for lawyers. By Kelly Spradley.

http://www.impirus.com/
Rank this Week: 2133

The Legal Compass

The Legal Compass

Covers legal sales, service, strategy and success. By Silvia Coulter.

http://legalcompass.typepad.com/legalcompass/
  • Jun 8

    Keep on Learning

    Keep on Learning
    Next week begins a ten-day deep dive into the world of law firm operations and strategy for me at George Washington University (GWU).  Hildebrandt Institute has a strategic partnership with GWU and offers a certificate or a masters degree in…
  • Dec 23

    Holiday

    Holiday
    Holidays are the best time to connect or reconnect with friends, family, clients and contacts.  Whether it's been twenty years or two months, pick up the phone or log onto your computer and call or email a contact or friend from…
  • Apr 24

    Be serious to be taken seriously

    Be serious to be taken seriously
    I was asked by a young woman lawyer recently, "I'm always cognizant of the fact that coming from a young female attorney, an invitation for lunch can occasionally be misconstrued to indicate other interest when I really am interested in a…
Rank this Week: 2342

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Oct 30

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Sandy Ard

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Sandy Ard
    Our Client Spotlight this week is Sandy Ard from Dickinson, TX (near Houston). Sandy puts a lot of effort into her social media management and marketing. She does an excellent job mixing business marketing with a personal touch. All her…
  • Oct 29

    5 Characteristics of a Good Logo

    5 Characteristics of a Good Logo
    A company logo is a hard-working and, oftentimes, under-utilized marketing tool. Very few marketing or branding projects can be completed (or even started!) without one. Here are 5 characteristics of a good, effective logo.
  • Oct 28

    Is Your Business Card Current?

    Is Your Business Card Current?
    Is Your Business Card Current? Whether you need a complete brand overhaul or an updated logo – we can extend and build your law firm branding to ensure a cohesive professional image and tell your brand story.
Rank this Week: 2895

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers managing and growing your law practice, with a focus on technology, marketing, and management. By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, Joan Feldman and Mark Feldman.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • Oct 30

    Take Time to Stand Out on LinkedIn

    Take Time to Stand Out on LinkedIn
    You are probably too busy practicing law to spend a whole lot of time perfecting your presence on social media. But research shows that clients will hire you based on what they find — or don’t find — about you online,…
  • Oct 29

    Embarrassed About Your Elevator Speech?

    Embarrassed About Your Elevator Speech?
    Question: I need help with my “elevator speech.” When I begin to tell people about my practice, I tend to get flustered and embarrassed. Do you have any advice that would help me feel more comfortable telling people about my…
  • Oct 28

    Douglas Sorocco, Enterprising Lawyer

    Douglas Sorocco, Enterprising Lawyer
    Who are these “enterprising lawyers”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happier lawyers in the crowd. Deeply invested in the power of the work they do for their clients, they have ample interests…
Rank this Week: 3139