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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/
  • Jul 22

    Is SEO dead?

    Is SEO dead?
    Other than good content, good title tags, good site architecture, site speed, and engaging others via content to generate organic links to my blog, I never worried much about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Years later when I search for…
  • Jul 22

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Infrastructure Through P3s, Boosting Creativity, ACA Subsidie

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Infrastructure Through P3s, Boosting Creativity, ACA Subsidie
    In the big news of the day, the Affordable Care Act has taken a major hit. It isn’t on some of the entertaining issues we’ve seen weighed, but instead has to do with  tax subsidies to federal exchanges. Lee Beck has your…
  • Jul 22

    Web analytics in your pocket – Analytics Pro 2 app

    Web analytics in your pocket – Analytics Pro 2 app
    Though I don’t believe web stats and analytics are any way to measure blogging success, I can’t resist the temptation to check my blog’s traffic from time to time. I do so with Analytics Pro on my iPhone. With the just…
Rank this Week: 15

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 22

    The Evolution of Consensus in the U.S. Supreme Court

    The Evolution of Consensus in the U.S. Supreme Court
    Rice, Douglas and Zorn, Christopher J., The Evolution of Consensus in the U.S. Supreme Court (July 22, 2014). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2470029 “For small, collegial bodies such as the U.S. Supreme…
  • Jul 22

    Wealth in America: Policies to Support Mobility

    Wealth in America: Policies to Support Mobility
    Wealth in America - Urban Institute - Signe-Mary McKernan, Caleb Quakenbush, Caroline Ratcliffe, C. Eugene Steuerle. July 22, 2014 “What role can policymakers play in helping families rebuild their balance…
  • Jul 22

    FSB publishes a report on Reforming Major Interest Rate Benchmark

    FSB publishes a report on Reforming Major Interest Rate Benchmark
    News release: “The major interest reference rates (such as LIBOR, EURIBOR, and TIBOR) are widely used in the global financial system as benchmarks for a large volume and broad range of financial products and contracts. The cases of…
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Jul 22

    Another Blogger Wins a Fair Use Defense For a Photo–Leveyfilm v. Fox Sport

    Another Blogger Wins a Fair Use Defense For a Photo–Leveyfilm v. Fox Sport
    Danielle Wysocki blogged at “The Jersey Catcher,” a sports blog for women. On December 6, 2010, she blogged about a lawsuit over the 1985 novelty rap song “The Super Bowl Shuffle,” sung by members of the Chicago Bears…
  • Jul 21

    TCPA Claim Against Taco Bell Fails For Lack of Agency

    TCPA Claim Against Taco Bell Fails For Lack of Agency
    I mentioned before that a court said Taco Bell wasn’t liable for texts sent on its behalf because the plaintiff didn’t adequately allege the sender was Taco Bell’s agent (See “Franchisor Isn’t Liable Under the…
  • Jul 16

    Textbooks For An “Intellectual Property For Engineers” Course

    Textbooks For An “Intellectual Property For Engineers” Course
    I have been exploring teaching a one unit course in the undergraduate Engineering School called something like “IP for Engineers.” As part of researching this course, I flagged several books for closer review. Here are some…
Rank this Week: 111

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Google AdWords Auction Update from Hal Varian

    Google AdWords Auction Update from Hal Varian
    Over at Inside AdWords, Google’s Chief Economist, Hal Varian has posted some additional insights about Quality Score and the AdWords Auction. Google users want ads they see to be relevant. They don’t want to be bothered by ads…
  • Jun 30

    Attorney SEO Checklist

    Attorney SEO Checklist
    Here are just a few quick SEO bullets that attorneys should work through to improve their visibility in organic search results. Your Audience Do you understand who your target audience is (i.e. demographic and pyschographic information)? Do…
  • Jun 16

    Links to Your Site

    Links to Your Site
    Use Google Webmaster Tools to see who links to your pages and how they link. This is one way to judge the effectiveness of your SEO activities. We briefly discussed how understanding the way that people are linking to your pages & posts…
Rank this Week: 214

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

Law Firm Business Development Advice and Discussion. By Micah Buchdahl.

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Jul 14

    LP Magazine - Age over Beauty? Marketing a Law Firm's Anniversary

    LP Magazine - Age over Beauty? Marketing a Law Firm's Anniversary
    In the July/August 2014 issue of the ABA's Law Practice magazine, I address the always-sensitive subject of age. In this case, it is about the marketing value of a law firms' years. It is yet another subject that seems to present itself to me…
  • Jul 11

    WMT: The Price You Pay for the Right Domain Name

    WMT: The Price You Pay for the Right Domain Name
    Among the very first law firm websites I ever worked on was www.mlb.com. My six year old son accesses the site every morning on his iPad before heading to school or camp to check scores and watch video highlights of last nights' major league…
  • Jun 13

    Lily Buchdahl Provides The Weather on Fox 29 Philadelphia

    Lily Buchdahl Provides The Weather on Fox 29 Philadelphia
    For some attorneys, there is nothing more nerve-wracking than appearing on television. For my 10 year old daughter, Lily, it is one thing to say you want to be on TV and another to experience it. As part of a charity auction, Lily's Mom and I…
Rank this Week: 285

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jul 23

    Pen on Paper Works! The Bullet Journal

    Pen on Paper Works! The Bullet Journal
    If you’ve never sat bolt upright in bed at 3:17 a.m. convinced that you’ve missed a critical deadline, congratulations. You should bottle your secret and sell it to the rest of us — along with every other productivity guru…
  • Jul 22

    Three Ways to Better Billing

    Three Ways to Better Billing
    Billing. It’s not something we like to talk about, but it is something lawyers have to do regularly, so it deserves some attention. Making sure you capture all of your billable time and produce clear, coherent invoices for it helps…
  • Jul 21

    More Business Development Tips for Associate

    More Business Development Tips for Associate
    More and more young lawyers are actively seeking ways to get involved in marketing and business development. In some cases, their firms encourage it; in others, the associates recognize the importance on their own. Either way, by starting…
Rank this Week: 389

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 432

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: 497

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: 486

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 542

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
  • Jul 22

    15 New Additions to Lawblogs.ca

    15 New Additions to Lawblogs.ca
    The list just keeps on growing, and with these 15 new additions to lawblogs.ca, we’ve hit the 450 blog mark! Here’s a look at some of the blogs that have been added to the Canadian law blogs list since …
  • Jul 10

    Neat Numbers from the Canadian Legal Blogosphere

    Neat Numbers from the Canadian Legal Blogosphere
    Every June, we review all the blogs listed at lawblogs.ca, fixing dead or outdated links and feeds and removing defunct blogs. It’s a big project but an interesting one. This year’s review left us with a final tally of …
  • Jun 30

    Stem Client Roundup for June 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for June 2014
    It’s official: the year is half over! After a year away on mat leave, I’m happy to be back at Stem, and to share this roundup of June’s client news and activities with you. BC legal support services provider Dye …
Rank this Week: 631

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Firm Central Gets Court Rules Calendaring

    Firm Central Gets Court Rules Calendaring
    Firm Central, the cloud-based practice-management platform from Thomson Reuters, now offers rules-based court calendaring through a new add-on module called Deadline Assistant. The feature calculates litigation dates and events based on the…
  • Jul 18

    WellSettled.com Mines Cases for Established Principle

    WellSettled.com Mines Cases for Established Principle
    How many times have you come across the phrase “It is well settled that …” or “It is well established that …” in a judicial opinion? What if someone collected all these instances and made them searchable?…
  • Jul 16

    Fastcase, Lexis Advance and Wolters Kluwer Are All Readying Major Platform Overhaul

    Fastcase, Lexis Advance and Wolters Kluwer Are All Readying Major Platform Overhaul
    The official theme of the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting in San Antonio this week was “Beyond Boundaries.” But for three of the leading legal-research vendors in attendance there, the theme was “A…
Rank this Week: 645

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: 635

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Jul 22

    Business development best practices: Plan Advance

    Business development best practices: Plan Advance
    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. The concept of a sales…
  • Jul 15

    Research update: What clients should do to increase value (Part 2 of 2)

    Research update: What clients should do to increase value (Part 2 of 2)
    This post previews results from my book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, which will be published in October, and can be pre-ordered now for a 25% discount. The second most important client issue raised by research participants was…
  • Jul 8

    Research update: What clients should do to increase value (Part 1 of 2)

    Research update: What clients should do to increase value (Part 1 of 2)
    This post previews results from my book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, which will be published in October, and can be pre-ordered now for a 25% discount. Over the past year, I have interviewed managing partners, chairs, senior…
Rank this Week: 755

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/
  • Jul 18

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 18, 2014 – As California Goes . . .

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 18, 2014 – As California Goes . . .
    This week, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued a ruling that California’s death penalty is unconstitutional.  Read Courtney Minick’s analysis of the opinion on…
  • Jul 7

    Google and the Right to Be Forgotten

    Google and the Right to Be Forgotten
    Last month, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a preliminary ruling on the right of natural persons to privacy with respect to the processing of personal data. In the case, Mr. Costeja González, a Spanish national, had…
  • Jun 30

    Justia Resources and Commentary on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision

    Justia Resources and Commentary on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision
    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the much-anticipated case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (formerly Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., consolidated with Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v.…
Rank this Week: 746

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
  • Jul 23

    404 Error Page Example: Rethink Your 404 Error Page … We Did

    404 Error Page Example: Rethink Your 404 Error Page … We Did
    Full Site Map vs. Search Function – 404 Error Page Examples We recently had a discussion about the way we build 404 error pages for our new sites. Alex, our Internet Marketing Director and Leian, a Web Developer, suggested…
  • Jul 18

    California Construction Law Firm – Rogers|Nemeth|Germain (RNG)

    California Construction Law Firm – Rogers|Nemeth|Germain (RNG)
    Rogers|Nemeth|Germain (RNG), a California commercial litigation firm, has launched an Essentials website. The founding partners of Rogers|Nemeth|Germain (RNG) have been serving clients in the construction industry for over twenty years. …
  • Jul 17

    How to Easily Take & Share a Screenshot

    How to Easily Take & Share a Screenshot
    The Best Programs for Taking a Screenshot Screenshots can come in handy when attempting to explain something to someone who is not physically in front of you. There are multiple ways to take a screenshot and we are outlining our……
Rank this Week: 900

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Jul 22

    Fourteen Facebook Stats That Can Change Your Busine

    Fourteen Facebook Stats That Can Change Your Busine
    This is an interactive infographic. Hover your most cursor over a section of the graphic to see the statistics underneath. For example: Posts that contain high-quality photos are more likely to be shared. Friday is the day with the highest…
  • Jul 22

    Managing Your Social Media to Generate New File

    Managing Your Social Media to Generate New File
    Lawyers spend thousands of dollars to market their websites, yet many may be throwing it all down the drain with an embarrassing social media profile that no client would want to touch with a 10-foot pole. Here's how to keep your social media…
  • Jul 19

    Free Webinar: Generating New Clients for a Personal Injury Law Firm

    Free Webinar: Generating New Clients for a Personal Injury Law Firm
    Thursday, July 24, 2014 12-1pm PT | 1-2pm MT | 2-3pm CT | 3-4pm ET Personal injury is the most competitive practice area in the field of law. PI attorneys spend hundreds of thousands of dollars every month to generate more and…
Rank this Week: 968

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Jul 16

    Ethics Opinions Address Online Activity

    Ethics Opinions Address Online Activity
    A number of ethics opinions have been released this year which provide some guidance for lawyers on what is permitted (and prohibited) online. First, ABA Opinion 466, released in April 2014, discusses what lawyers may and may not do when...
  • Jul 8

    Are You Ready to Embrace the Productization of Legal Services?

    Are You Ready to Embrace the Productization of Legal Services?
    In this month's "Big Ideas" issue of Law Practice magazine, Dennis Kennedy's article, The Productization of Legal Services talks about the possiblity of lawyers adapting traditional legal services into information products that can "make law…
  • Jun 27

    Legal Technology Survey: How Does Your Firm Measure Up?

    Legal Technology Survey: How Does Your Firm Measure Up?
    The ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center has conducted yearly surveys of technology use by practicing attorneys for over 10 years. The results of the 2014 survey are in, and they have been compiled into the 2014 Legal Technology Survey…
Rank this Week: 933

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: 1004

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: 1046

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: 1097

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Jul 22

    Slaying the perfectionism dragon

    Slaying the perfectionism dragon
    A short article on the Entrepreneur.com website caught my attention. In “Start Before You’re Ready, Really,” the author urges us to launch our new business, project or idea before we are, or it is ready. You can set up a…
  • Jul 21

    Where I get some of my craziest idea

    Where I get some of my craziest idea
    When I began my quest to learn about marketing legal services, there weren’t many books available on the subject. There were the usual ABA assortment, with advice for big firms, and some books on starting a new practice (thank you, I…
  • Jul 18

    If your law firm were a sports team

    If your law firm were a sports team
    Your clients want you to win. They are cheering for you and will celebrate with you when you win their case or favorably resolve their issue. If you don’t win, they will be disappointed, but they will accept it, as long as you put…
Rank this Week: 1251

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: 1172

Social Media, Esq.

Social Media, Esq.

Covers social media for legal professionals. By Tyson B. Snow.

http://www.socialmediaesq.com/
  • Aug 19

    20 Interesting Facts About Twitter – Infographic

    20 Interesting Facts About Twitter – Infographic
    Okay, this technically does not have much to do with the law. But if you stop and think for a minute, this type of information illustrates the ever increasing prevalence of social media use in our lives. Given these statistics, it is hardly…
  • Aug 18

    Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

    Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
    This will be a short post because I am in the middle of several patent infringement cases (some of which involve aspects of social media–yay!). I was recently given an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale. For those who are not ……
  • Jun 13

    Trademark Infringement Statutes: Mind Your T’s and M’

    Trademark Infringement Statutes: Mind Your T’s and M’
    The proliferation of social media has resulted in a similar (although not nearly as vast) proliferation of trademark infringement and trademark infringement lawsuits. And while parties may bring claims for “common law” trademark…
Rank this Week: 1557

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: 1422

Business Development

Business Development

Thoughts, observation, commentary and notes on the field of business develoment and marketing for law firms. By Peter Darling.

http://peterdarling.typepad.com/business_development/
  • Aug 26

    It's All About Timing

    It's All About Timing
    Business development is all about three things -- relationships, value and timing. Today, we're going to discuss timing.
  • Aug 21

    Test them

    Test them
    The key to successful business development isn't simply hearing the word "yes". It's hearing it fast. You need to know, quickly, whether someone you're in discussions with is serious about doing business, or whether they're not. If they're…
  • Feb 4

    A Great Site, Perfectly Executed, and a Great Site, Very Badly Executed

    A Great Site, Perfectly Executed, and a Great Site, Very Badly Executed
    Take a look at these two sites:www.mofo.comThe new Morrison & Foerster site. Beautifully designed (I'm amazed a big law firm let something so beautiful, striking, modern and designed actually get built), well-written, organized, everything.…
Rank this Week: 1209

The LinkedIn Lawyer

The LinkedIn Lawyer

Discusses the use of social media by the legal profession. By David A. Barrett.

http://linkedinlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1437

Creating Dominance

Creating Dominance

Covers strategy, business development, firm governance, practice management and profitability. By Ed Wesemann.

http://edwesemann.com
  • Jul 23

    How Important is Collegiality?

    How Important is Collegiality?
    Ask any law firm managing partner what his or her firm’s culture is like and, more than likely, you’ll hear, “We’re collegial.”  Even though the dictionary tells us that collegiality has something to do with…
  • Jun 11

    The Bookstore Window: Dealing with a Strategic Focu

    The Bookstore Window: Dealing with a Strategic Focu
    An important element of strategic planning for many law firms is the identification of specific areas of practice where the firm wants to emphasize its growth.  Whether this emphasis involves lateral recruiting or targeted marketing…
  • Jun 8

    How High is Up?

    How High is Up?
    As a rule, lawyers have a tough time with abstract concepts.  That’s why it surprises me that when law firms do strategic planning they are willing to accept some pretty vague objectives.  Read a typical law firm vision…
Rank this Week: 1914

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
  • Jul 23

    Pen on Paper Works! The Bullet Journal

    Pen on Paper Works! The Bullet Journal
    If you’ve never sat bolt upright in bed at 3:17 a.m. convinced that you’ve missed a critical deadline, congratulations. You should bottle your secret and sell it to the rest of us — along with every other productivity guru…
  • Jul 22

    Three Ways to Better Billing

    Three Ways to Better Billing
    Billing. It’s not something we like to talk about, but it is something lawyers have to do regularly, so it deserves some attention. Making sure you capture all of your billable time and produce clear, coherent invoices for it helps…
  • Jul 21

    More Business Development Tips for Associate

    More Business Development Tips for Associate
    More and more young lawyers are actively seeking ways to get involved in marketing and business development. In some cases, their firms encourage it; in others, the associates recognize the importance on their own. Either way, by starting…
Rank this Week: 2033

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    5 Steps to Higher Client Retention Rate

    5 Steps to Higher Client Retention Rate
    Landing new clients is only the beginning of a harder task: keeping them. Now the real work begins as you find a ways to keep those clients you have worked so hard to get.  Along with new clients comes the inherent need for more time to…
  • Jul 21

    National Trial Lawyers Free Webinar July 24: Generating New Clients for PI Law Firm

    National Trial Lawyers Free Webinar July 24: Generating New Clients for PI Law Firm
    If you’re a personal injury attorney, you know that your chosen field of practice is one of the most competitive on the planet.  Many PI attorneys spend thousands of dollars every year to generate leads with varying degrees of…
  • Jul 18

    Some Things Bear Repeating: 12 Ways to Improve Your Intake Proce

    Some Things Bear Repeating: 12 Ways to Improve Your Intake Proce
    Since I wrote yesterday about the necessity of having the right people performing your intake process, I thought I would share some tips I posted a few months ago on 12 ways to improve your intake process: 1. Have a dedicated person answer…
Rank this Week: 1645

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
  • Jul 22

    Two for Tuesdays: Boosting Your Creativity

    Two for Tuesdays: Boosting Your Creativity
    After two weeks off, I'm thinking about how to boost your creativity on this two for Tuesday. The lawyers among you may be wondering how that applies to you, if at all, but there's room for creativity in all professions.  When we take…
  • Jul 21

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Forget "Time Management"

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Forget "Time Management"
    I'm officially back in the office, but I'm working on catching up on all of the emails I missed while I was on holiday! So I'm bringing you the latest rainmaking recommendation from expert Jaimie Field, which she published last week. *** I…
  • Jul 16

    Sleepless in the Saddle: Finding time to market when there's no time to sleep

    Sleepless in the Saddle: Finding time to market when there's no time to sleep
    As I'm still out on holidays, I'm bringing you a fabulous guest post today from my friend, Chris Kirby, President of PCT Solutions.  *** Over the more than 15 years I’ve been coaching and/or training attorneys and other…
Rank this Week: 2125

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jul 18

    Asking the Right Question

    Asking the Right Question
    In a recent Harvard Business Review blog post, journalist Warren Berger discusses the importance to effective leadership of asking the right questions – with the emphasis on the word “right.” “How you question is…
  • Jul 3

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law
    The Legal Intelligencer has launched a series of articles that focus on “competitive intelligence” in the context of legal practice. The term “competitive intelligence” refers to the ways in which one company makes…
  • Jun 27

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice
    At first blush, you might ask what a bionic arm catching objects in mid-flight has to do with the practice of law. I assert: “Everything.” Who are the lawyers who represent these evolutionary products? Clearly, there will be lots…
Rank this Week: 1913

Law Firm Transitions

Law Firm Transitions

Covers business development, knowledge management, alternative billing arrangements, technology and marketing. By Debra Baker.

http://www.lawfirmtransitions.com/
  • May 14

    The Rise of Non-Law Firm Competitor

    The Rise of Non-Law Firm Competitor
    This is the fourth in a series about the five emerging faces of the legal industry. In the new economy, lawyers don’t just compete against other lawyers for a share of the legal services market, they also compete against non lawyers.…
  • Feb 14

    The Efficient Law Firm

    The Efficient Law Firm
    This is the fourth in a series of posts about the New Faces of the Law Firm Competitive Landscape. The next emerging face of the legal industry is the efficient law firm. These are firms that recognize that even the most complex legal matters…
  • Nov 22

    The impact of Mega Global Firms on the Law Firm Competitive Landscape

    The impact of Mega Global Firms on the Law Firm Competitive Landscape
    This is the third in a series of posts about the New Faces of the Law Firm Competitive Landscape While there is no evidence to suggest that bigger is better, that hasn’t stopped a new breed of Mega Global Firms from emerging onto the…
Rank this Week: 2380

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

Discusses starting a law practice, marketing tips, and motivational writing to help attorneys going out on their own. By Frank A. Cseke.

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • May 9

    Marketing a Solo Practice – Popular Method

    Marketing a Solo Practice – Popular Method
    Marketing yourself in a solo practice is a tough matter to deal with. This should be taken seriously since this determines what you would be in the future and how established your name is in the industry. Marketing a solo practice is common…
  • Mar 23

    A Personal Injury Solo Practice – Building Client

    A Personal Injury Solo Practice – Building Client
    If an accident or injury occurs and a person dies because of the fault of another entity, any other immediate or distant family members and spouse or dependents may bring the case to the court and file a wrongful death claim. This wrongful…
  • Mar 23

    Immigration Is Quite Complex – A Good Immigration Law firm Can Help

    Immigration Is Quite Complex – A Good Immigration Law firm Can Help
    If you want to move abroad, you need to know that it is a complex process with a lot of documents, clearance procedures and legal procedures. The same thing goes for moving to the United states. In fact, immigration law is considered to be…
Rank this Week: 2177

Professional Development…

Professional Development Perspectives

Covers client development, leadership and time management. By Cynthia Pladziewicz.

http://www.professionaldevelopmentperspectives.com
  • Feb 24

    Advice for the Next Generation of Women Lawyers: Forging Your Path To Succe

    Advice for the Next Generation of Women Lawyers: Forging Your Path To Succe
    Last week, Linda Chanow, Director of the Women in Law Center, opened the Women in Law Institute with advice for forging success in law.  The Institute, a program for young women law students and early career lawyers, is sponsored by the…
  • Feb 24

    Advice for the Next Generation of Women Lawyers: Forging Your Path To Succe

    Advice for the Next Generation of Women Lawyers: Forging Your Path To Succe
    Last week, Linda Chanow, Director of the Women in Law Center, reached out to advise a sea of dark-suited young women law students and early career lawyers attending a conference sponsored by the Center and Ms. JD.  Ms. Chanow comes by…
  • Jan 2

    New Lawyers and the Push to "Declare a Major"

    New Lawyers and the Push to "Declare a Major"
    Bottom line, here’s my advice to law students who want to make a living as a lawyer: Figure out as soon as possible what kind of lawyer you should be (based on some combination of your passions, abilities and financial requirements),…
Rank this Week: 2123

Shatterbox

Shatterbox

Covers legal marketing in the social media age. By Jay Pinkert.

http://www.shatterbox.biz/
  • Aug 28

    How to Break Through the Clutter of Personal Injury Law Firm Commercial

    How to Break Through the Clutter of Personal Injury Law Firm Commercial
    One of my guilty pleasures is periodically recording/watching courtroom series like The People’s Court and Judy Judge to check out the current state of personal injury law firm commercials. For the most part this ad genre is formulaic…
  • Sep 4

    Why Solo and Small Law Firms Are Ripe for Marketing Automation

    Why Solo and Small Law Firms Are Ripe for Marketing Automation
    Small law firm success has always been a matter of making the most out of limited time and resources — a complex mix of too many tasks, competing priorities and unrelenting deadlines. But with the advent of cloud computing and software as…
  • Aug 27

    It’s Time for Legal Marketers to Put Facebook Away

    It’s Time for Legal Marketers to Put Facebook Away
    Facebook has had more than enough time and opportunity to make a difference in legal marketing. So where are the compelling case studies of Facebook for law firms? Where are the clear, replicable methods for acquiring new clients and…
Rank this Week: 1596

Social Media Marketing For Law…

Social Media Marketing For Law Firms

Shows lawyers how to use social media as part of their authority marketing and development campaigns. By Eria Odhuba.

http://socialmediamarketingforlawfirms.com/
Rank this Week: 2264

Golden Practices

Golden Practices

Covers communications, firm branding, firm leadership, firm operations, legal industry trends, marketing and strategic planning. By Michelle Golden.

http://goldenmarketing.typepad.com/weblog/
  • May 1

    Women and Work; Where We've Been, Where We Are

    Women and Work; Where We've Been, Where We Are
    So much chatter about why the percent of women on the earth isn't the same as the percent of women in this business or that industry or the boardroom down the hall. Reach back and...
  • Apr 1

    Set People Up For Success. Be a Bob.

    Set People Up For Success. Be a Bob.
    Setting people up for success is something of an art. Bob had it down pat; he was the consummate professional. He’s retired now, but his reputation of wisdom and effectiveness was earned over decades of...
  • Mar 8

    Guilt. Honesty. Starting over.

    Guilt. Honesty. Starting over.
    I don't post here often enough. I know that. I'm lucky that I started my blog so long ago (has it really been 8 years?) that it was fairly "established" before a gazillion blogs populated...
Rank this Week: 1897

Attorney SEO Blog

Attorney SEO Blog

Covers legal marketing for attorneys. By Sequoia Legal Marketing.

http://www.lawyerseo.org
  • Feb 28

    When a “Lead” is NOT a “Lead”

    When a “Lead” is NOT a “Lead”
    If you were a law firm or attorney who wanted to pay for leads, a variety of websites are happy to offer this service. Both Nolo.com (now owned by ExpertHub) and AVVO.com offer such programs, among others. Usually, the site will direct…
  • Feb 28

    When a “Lead” is NOT a “Lead”

    When a “Lead” is NOT a “Lead”
    If you were a law firm or attorney who wanted to pay for leads, a variety of websites are happy to offer this service. Both Nolo.com (now owned by ExpertHub) and AVVO.com offer such programs, among others. Usually, the site will direct…
  • Feb 19

    Just Because I Emailed You, Doesn’t Mean I Want Your Newsletter.

    Just Because I Emailed You, Doesn’t Mean I Want Your Newsletter.
    Doesn’t the title just say about enough? I rarely.. perhaps never…have recommended newsletters to law firms as a method of marketing. What can you say in a newsletter that you can’t say in a blog? If I want to read what…
Rank this Week: 1731

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: 1846

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: 1974

Effective Practice Growth…

Effective Practice Growth Strategies For Intellectual Property Lawyers

Educates IP legal services professionals on strategies they need to employ to attract clients without doing any hard selling. By Eria Odhuba.

http://eriaodhuba.com
  • Oct 3

    Check Out My New Blog

    Check Out My New Blog
    I have changed blogs, and you can now follow what I have to share at: http://socialmediamarketingforlawfirms.com Thank you for visiting me. Regards, Eria
  • Jun 24

    Social Media For Law Firms: How The Social Web Is Transforming Legal Service

    Social Media For Law Firms: How The Social Web Is Transforming Legal Service
    Here’s a thought for lawyers looking to attract clients using social media… Your social web (i.e. the set of social relations that link you to your prospects, clients and peers through the Internet) means that increasingly, your…
  • Jun 22

    Social Media For Law Firms: How Do You Measure Success?

    Social Media For Law Firms: How Do You Measure Success?
    How do you measure the success of your law firm social media campaigns? Measuring the success of social media activity remains a key challenge for many lawyers. Getting hard facts on the number of new leads or the impact on the bottom line as…
Rank this Week: 2287

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: 2098

Bibliolex

Bibliolex

Cover legal marketing. In Spanish.

http://bibliolex.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1830

Associate Marketing Mentor

Associate Marketing Mentor

Helping associates become rainmakers, partners and entrepreneurs. By Larry Bodine and Michael A. Cummings.

http://pm.typepad.com/associatemarketing/
  • Apr 30

    New Location for this Blog

    New Location for this Blog
    This Blog is continued at the LawMarketing Blog, at http://blog.larrybodine.com.
  • Jul 8

    Associates Contribute to Client Development

    Associates Contribute to Client Development
    There's a good article on page 26 of the July ABA Journal about how associates can contribute to client development.  "They are the secret weapon--they unlock the market for you," said Rick Davis, the chief marketing officer for 150-lawyer
  • May 9

    Why Marketing and Selling Are Now Essential Legal Skill

    Why Marketing and Selling Are Now Essential Legal Skill
    By Michael G. Cummings of SAGE PDI, Inc. in St. Charles, IL.  He can be reached at 630-572-4798 and mcummings@sageprofessional.com.  Mike is the co-Author: Best Practices In Building Your Professional Network for Attorneys,…
Rank this Week: 1937