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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/
  • Aug 30

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: AT&T, Privacy Shield, and Selling your Business.

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: AT&T, Privacy Shield, and Selling your Business.
    Here’s Mondays Top 10 in Law Blogs, featuring numerous Ninth Circuit Court profiles on the latest AT&T decision. Ninth Circuit Decision in AT&T “Throttling” Case May Reset Boundaries Between FTC and FCC…
  • Aug 29

    Thomson Reuters and LexBlog co-host ILTACON Beer for Blogger

    Thomson Reuters and LexBlog co-host ILTACON Beer for Blogger
    LexBlog is honored to have Thomson Reuters co-hosting a Beer for Bloggers (and others) with us on Tuesday evening at ILTACON in Washington D.C. I started Beer for Bloggers thirteen years ago as a way to meet a few bloggers …
  • Aug 28

    Survey: Majority of Americans likely to hire lawyer active on social media

    Survey: Majority of Americans likely to hire lawyer active on social media
    According to a new survey from Findlaw, 54 percent of consumers say they would likely hire an attorney who is active on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This is particularly true for younger Americans – 69 percent…
Rank this Week: 13

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 30

    CRS – How Can the Results of a Presidential Election Be Contested?

    CRS – How Can the Results of a Presidential Election Be Contested?
    CRS Reports & Analysis Legal Sidebar – How Can the Results of a Presidential Election Be Contested?, August 26, 2016. “In the midst of the presidential campaign season, the possibility of election fraud has been raised. This…
  • Aug 30

    Pew – U.S. Public Wary of Biomedical Technologies to ‘Enhance’ Human Abilitie

    Pew – U.S. Public Wary of Biomedical Technologies to ‘Enhance’ Human Abilitie
    “Cutting-edge biomedical technologies that could push the boundaries of human abilities may soon be available, making people’s minds sharper and their bodies stronger and healthier than ever before. But a new Pew Research Center…
  • Aug 30

    Bike Index helps to fight bicycle theft

    Bike Index helps to fight bicycle theft
    Help us fight bicycle theft—register your bike: “The Bike Index makes stolen bikes harder to sell and easier to recover by making sure important information about your bike is there when you need it the most. The process is…
Rank this Week: 15

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: 158

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/
  • Aug 31

    Law Librarians' Flinch At Change? Can't Say That I Agree With You David

    Law Librarians' Flinch At Change? Can't Say That I Agree With You David
    image [cc] Angelskiss31 Let me start out this post by saying that I like David Perla, President of Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg BNA’s Legal division, and consider him to be an ally for the law librarian and legal information/knowledge…
  • Aug 22

    Firing A Few Law Firms Isn't Enough; Why Clients Must Ask For Change

    Firing A Few Law Firms Isn't Enough; Why Clients Must Ask For Change
    When buyers are dissatisfied, they shop elsewhere. Decline in demand signals the seller to change behavior. It's textbook. And yet it does not seem to be working in the legal market. Despite a decade of buyer dissatisfaction, behavior has…
  • Aug 16

    Exit Not Voice: Law Firms Don't Change Because Clients Aren't Asking

    Exit Not Voice: Law Firms Don't Change Because Clients Aren't Asking
    Actions are supposed to speak louder than words. And the direction of client action seems fairly unambiguous: Warning Signs for Big Firms as Report Sees Demand Drop-Off The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown Global 100: Hitting the…
Rank this Week: 253

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword
    The most expensive AdWords legal keywords in the US usually aren’t as high as reported. Headlines purporting astronomical cost-per-clicks make for great “internet bait.” For example, when ClickZ’s Chris Lake published…
  • Jun 22

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm
    Most local search folks have long-anticipated the arrival of paid ads in Google’s local pack results. At SMX Advanced (#SMXLocal), Google finally announced that the local pack will be getting AdWords ads. Imprezzio Marketing’s…
  • Jun 16

    Legal Web Marketing Prioritie

    Legal Web Marketing Prioritie
    Here are a few website marketing ideas that I’d prioritize today: Speed If your pages don’t fully load in around one second, you’re losing visitors unnecessarily. If you’re not sure whether your pages are too slow, you…
Rank this Week: 329

Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers

Covers client service, creativity, leadership, marketing, operations and research. By Mark Beese.

http://leadershipforlawyers.typepad.com/leadership_for_lawyers/
  • Mar 23

    Signs of the time

    Signs of the time
    A few interesting notes: The ACC GC Survey confirms that in-house legal departments continue to expand internally. 83% hired new lawyers when they needed staff. 64% created new positions last year. One GC I met last year said it is...
  • Mar 23

    Building Insight

    Building Insight
    Great article on "Reading a Room" and building insight for leaders.
  • Mar 23

    Growth is Dead e-book

    Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
Rank this Week: 320

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 352

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/
  • Jul 29

    Setting Limits at Work

    Setting Limits at Work
    A few months ago, I spoke to a friend of mine who does transactional work for a large law firm.  He was bemoaning the fact that the pace of his workload was unsustainable.  He felt like he was drinking from a fire hose. …
  • Jul 20

    A Profession in Decline?

    A Profession in Decline?
    Benjamin Barton, a professor at the University of Tennessee School of Law, offers a sobering assessment of the state of the legal profession–law schools graduating too many lawyers, graduates who can’t find jobs and  a…
  • Jul 15

    Put Down the iPhone

    Put Down the iPhone
    Julie Fleming, of Lex Innova Consulting, has a nice post on how technology may be interfering with your business relationship building.  It’s a short read, but right on point.
Rank this Week: 383

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/
  • Aug 31

    Why I’ve Paused My Blogging at Forbe

    Why I’ve Paused My Blogging at Forbe
    Four years ago, I joined Forbes’ “contributor” program, which lets independent authors publish/blog through Forbes’ network without editorial pre-review. Jonathan Glick at Re/Code called these programs…
  • Aug 30

    Anarchy Has Ensued In Courts’ Handling of Online Contract Formation (Round Up Post)

    Anarchy Has Ensued In Courts’ Handling of Online Contract Formation (Round Up Post)
    [Eric’s introduction: ever since the Ninth Circuit mishandled the already-muddled definitions of “clickwrap” and “browsewrap” in the Nguyen case, we’ve seen a steady decline in the coherence of the law of…
  • Aug 26

    AdWords Buys Using Geographic Terms Support Personal Jurisdiction–Rilley v. MoneyMutual

    AdWords Buys Using Geographic Terms Support Personal Jurisdiction–Rilley v. MoneyMutual
    This is a personal jurisdiction case, so I’ll get right to the point. If an AdWords advertiser buys keywords that contain geographic terms, the advertiser might face a greater risk of personal jurisdiction in those geographies.…
Rank this Week: 588

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Aug 31

    How To Restrict Others’ Edits in Microsoft Word Document

    How To Restrict Others’ Edits in Microsoft Word Document
    Stop document reviewers from giving unwanted feedback. Here's how to restrict others' edits in Microsoft Word documents. How To Restrict Others’ Edits in Microsoft Word Documents was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Aug 31

    Inbound Law Marketing: Convert Clicks to Client

    Inbound Law Marketing: Convert Clicks to Client
    Inbound Law Marketing create integrated digital marketing campaigns that provide a steady stream of qualified sales leads. Inbound Law Marketing: Convert Clicks to Clients was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Aug 30

    Social Media May Help Your Business, but It’s No Silver Bullet

    Social Media May Help Your Business, but It’s No Silver Bullet
    So is the survey a resounding endorsement of social media marketing for lawyers? Let’s consider what the survey doesn’t say. Social Media May Help Your Business, but It’s No Silver Bullet was originally published on…
Rank this Week: 512

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Aug 30

    How pricing can affect legal practice

    How pricing can affect legal practice
    Guest post by Carl Herstein, Chief Value Partner, Honigman Changes in pricing lead to changes in the way law is practiced. For example, the way contingency fee lawyers practice is different from the way most commercial full service business…
  • Aug 23

    Three causes of high legal fees:  Perfectionism isn’t the only challenge

    Three causes of high legal fees:  Perfectionism isn’t the only challenge
    Guest post by Carl Herstein, Chief Value Partner, Honigman The AmLaw 200 and many smaller firms are in the early stages of trying to improve efficiency and provide higher quality at lower costs. There are three major trends that have...
  • Aug 16

    Tracking and controlling costs (Part 2 of 2)

    Tracking and controlling costs (Part 2 of 2)
    By Steve Barrett and Jim Hassett Step 3: Compare planned spending against actual spending at regular intervals If the firm does have timely information going into the system, the next step is to get it out. Whatever accounting package your...
Rank this Week: 590

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: 593

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    [Sponsored] Finally, Expert Jury Consulting at Prices Everyone Can Afford

    [Sponsored] Finally, Expert Jury Consulting at Prices Everyone Can Afford
    As the time-honored saying goes, there’s no substitute for the real thing. In the legal field, this is perhaps never truer than when you’re facing trial and about to put your client’s fate in the hands of a group of…
  • Aug 26

    Site That Planned to Rate Lawyers Pivots Focus to Litigation Finance

    Site That Planned to Rate Lawyers Pivots Focus to Litigation Finance
    Has Legalist finally found its niche? Back in April, I reported here that the site’s founders, both Harvard undergraduates, were preparing to launch a website that would rate lawyers based on publicly available court records. Then, in…
  • Aug 26

    12 Additions To My List of Legal Startup

    12 Additions To My List of Legal Startup
    Here are a dozen additions to my list of legal startups. Send additions to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post.  Company  Description  Country Arbitrator Intelligence…
Rank this Week: 800

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Aug 31

    Position Your Practice as the Authority: Be an Author

    Position Your Practice as the Authority: Be an Author
    Writing articles regularly that are published in legal journals is one of the things that every lawyer knows they should do but few actually do. That’s too bad. Writing articles that are read by colleagues (and potential referral sources)…
  • Aug 30

    Is Technology Running Your Office?

    Is Technology Running Your Office?
    Law firm technology is your business infrastructure. With up-to-date, well integrated systems, workflow is seamless, your team can find what they want quickly and easily and deadlines are rarely an issue because reminders and alerts are in…
  • Aug 29

    Advance Planning for Estate Planning’s Busy Season

    Advance Planning for Estate Planning’s Busy Season
    Summer tends to be a time when road work is rampant. In fact, it seems like every summer that I attended school, there were construction crews tearing up and replacing sections of the road throughout the summer months. When school starts, you…
Rank this Week: 805

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 31

    Sharing Legal Information Online Isn’t ‘Giving Away the Store’

    Sharing Legal Information Online Isn’t ‘Giving Away the Store’
    There are so many different ways to push marketing content out into the world. Some are brought to you by the wonders of the internet. Others require your in-person participation. Some are free, requiring nothing beyond the creation of…
  • Aug 31

    Sharing Legal Information Online Isn’t ‘Giving Away the Store’

    Sharing Legal Information Online Isn’t ‘Giving Away the Store’
    There are so many different ways to push marketing content out into the world. Some are brought to you by the wonders of the internet. Others require your in-person participation. Some are free, requiring nothing beyond the creation of…
  • Aug 30

    The Law Firm Innovators Who Win the Game

    The Law Firm Innovators Who Win the Game
    Last week, the winners were revealed! The College of Law Practice Management's 2016 InnovAction Awards will be presented to Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP on September 16 during the college's…
Rank this Week: 678

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Aug 30

    Ed Wesemann: 1946 – 2016

    Ed Wesemann: 1946 – 2016
    Many long-time readers of this blog know of my close friendship, deep respect and profound affection for Edge colleague Ed Wesemann who recently was taken from us after a valiant battle with cancer. The full impact of our loss personally and…
  • Aug 10

    August Issue of Edge International Communiqué now online

    August Issue of Edge International Communiqué now online
    The August issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC)  has now been posted on the Edge International website. We start off with a warm welcome to Shirley Anne Fortina, our newest principal,…
  • Aug 3

    Edge International Welcomes Shirley Anne Fortina

    Edge International Welcomes Shirley Anne Fortina
    (This article is reprinted from the Edge International website, where it was posted on July 31, 2016) Edge International is very pleased to welcome Shirley Anne Fortina as our newest principal. Based in Perth, Western Australia, Shirley Anne…
Rank this Week: 768

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
  • Aug 30

    Renert Dentistry Launched a New PaperStreet Website

    Renert Dentistry Launched a New PaperStreet Website
    Renert Dentistry launched a new PaperStreet Essentials website in August 2016. The office offers a variety of dental procedures. Categories: Site Launches The post Renert Dentistry Launched a New PaperStreet Website appeared first on…
  • Aug 30

    The Killian Firm Launches New PaperStreet Website

    The Killian Firm Launches New PaperStreet Website
    The Killian Firm launched a new PaperStreet Essentials website in August 2016. The firm specializes in various types of litigation Categories: Site Launches The post The Killian Firm Launches New PaperStreet Website appeared first on…
  • Aug 30

    Melvin M. Goldstein Launches New PaperStreet Website

    Melvin M. Goldstein Launches New PaperStreet Website
    Melvin M. Goldstein launched a new PaperStreet Essentials website in August 2016. The Georgia-based attorney specializes in professional licensing. Categories: Site Launches The post Melvin M. Goldstein Launches New PaperStreet Website…
Rank this Week: 803

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    Why Are You Still Using Wordpress?

    Why Are You Still Using Wordpress?
    Some people don't care what kind of car they drive. That's why you see a lot of Fiat 500Ls, Chrysler 200s and Dodge Journeys on the road, even though Consumer Reports says they are the worst cars on the road today. Granted, they will get you…
  • Aug 15

    Marketing to Millennials and the Significant ROI They Can Bring Your Firm

    Marketing to Millennials and the Significant ROI They Can Bring Your Firm
    Register for this revenue-generating webinar on August 24: Marketing to the Millennials doesn't have to be mysterious. Law firms can no longer afford to overlook or avoid marketing to this often-misunderstood generation. There's real ROI tied…
  • Aug 14

    No One Cares Where You Went To Law School

    No One Cares Where You Went To Law School
    Please open your law firm's website and take a moment to review your bio. Does your bio reflect what you want your website visitors to know about you?  Does it tell them what they want to know about you? Or, is your bio like most…
Rank this Week: 754

Moire Marketing Blog

Moire Marketing Blog

Covers advertising, client service, branding, business development and marketing.

http://www.moiremarketing.com/blog
  • Feb 1

    A Lesson Firms Can Learn From Super Bowl Advertising

    A Lesson Firms Can Learn From Super Bowl Advertising
    As the NFL’s Super Bowl approaches this weekend, the game will draw millions of viewers. Many will be tuning in strictly for the TV commercials, with the game being secondary. "Close to 50% of viewers tune in to actually watch the…
  • Sep 13

    How Professional Services Firms Can Thrive In Online Communitie

    How Professional Services Firms Can Thrive In Online Communitie
    When most professional service firms think of social media, they envision Facebook and Twitter followings. Then again, how many new clients have you gained from these social channels? You could probably count them on your…
  • Jul 21

    Build your Brand and Business with Alumni Program

    Build your Brand and Business with Alumni Program
    In a competitive economic climate, professional service firms need to capitalize on any edge they can and are finding rich resources when leveraging their alumni network. Alumni programs have become a crucial way for professional service…
Rank this Week: 685

The Virtual Lawyer

The Virtual Lawyer

Covers building the law firm of the future, enabling lawyers to meet in person or in cyberspace, accessing resources and information over the Internet, and leveraging systems and tools. By Roger P. Glovsky.

http://thevirtuallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer
  • Jun 7

    Working out of your pocket!

    Working out of your pocket!
    Okay, I admit it. I fell in love with another PDA/cell phone. My last love was a Motorola MPx200, which I bought from AT&T wireless back in 2005. It had everything I wanted: email, calendar and contacts that sync with outlook, voice recorder,…
  • Oct 26

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter
    Although I have been noticeably absent from the blogging world this year, I did manage to write an article as a guest blogger for the LemonJustice Blog. When disputes are not cost effective for lawyers to handle, there often DIY alternatives.
Rank this Week: 725

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
  • Aug 31

    Stem Client Roundup for August 2016

    Stem Client Roundup for August 2016
    It’s official: only 21 days of summer left. As I pondered that great mystery (how is it that summer goes by so much more quickly than the other seasons?), I compiled this month’s client roundup. As always, it’s neat to…
  • Jul 29

    Stem Client Roundup for July 2016

    Stem Client Roundup for July 2016
    We interrupt the lazy, hazy days of summer to bring you the July 2016 edition of Stem Client Roundup, our monthly compilation of notable client activities and achievements: Loom Anayltics was profiled in National Magazine’s “Five…
  • Jul 27

    Looking for Canadian law podcasts? Here are 10 of the best.

    Looking for Canadian law podcasts? Here are 10 of the best.
    Whether Serial was your introduction to the wonderful world of podcasts, or you’ve been listening to them for years, podcasts have officially gone mainstream — some are even calling 2016 “the year of the podcast”.…
Rank this Week: 1532

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
  • Aug 31

    Sharing Legal Information Online Isn’t ‘Giving Away the Store’

    Sharing Legal Information Online Isn’t ‘Giving Away the Store’
    There are so many different ways to push marketing content out into the world. Some are brought to you by the wonders of the internet. Others require your in-person participation. Some are free, requiring nothing beyond the creation of…
  • Aug 31

    Sharing Legal Information Online Isn’t ‘Giving Away the Store’

    Sharing Legal Information Online Isn’t ‘Giving Away the Store’
    There are so many different ways to push marketing content out into the world. Some are brought to you by the wonders of the internet. Others require your in-person participation. Some are free, requiring nothing beyond the creation of…
  • Aug 30

    The Law Firm Innovators Who Win the Game

    The Law Firm Innovators Who Win the Game
    Last week, the winners were revealed! The College of Law Practice Management's 2016 InnovAction Awards will be presented to Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP on September 16 during the college's…
Rank this Week: 1460

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/
  • Aug 23

    Lawyer Directory & Portal Traffic Statistics Now Available for Justia Premium Member

    Lawyer Directory & Portal Traffic Statistics Now Available for Justia Premium Member
    Justia Premium Members can now see how often visitors have viewed their profile and listings on the Justia and Legal Information Institute lawyer directories and legal portals. This new web traffic report tracks the number of profile…
  • Mar 18

    Can Lawyers Send Text Messages to Prospective Clients?

    Can Lawyers Send Text Messages to Prospective Clients?
    The Florida Bar Board of Governors has issued an opinion that attorneys contacting prospective clients by text must follow the same rules that apply to other written communications in this context. While most states have not yet addressed…
  • Mar 1

    Can You Ethically Use the Term “Expert” in Your Law Firm Website’s Domain Name?

    Can You Ethically Use the Term “Expert” in Your Law Firm Website’s Domain Name?
    Most states regulate attorneys' use of the words "expert," "specialist," and other terms that could be misleading or suggest a guaranteed outcome in their clients' cases. Although it is a relatively new area of regulation, many states agree…
Rank this Week: 1572

Virtual Marketing Officer

Virtual Marketing Officer

Covers practical marketing, business development and client service strategies for lawyers and law firm marketing professionals. By Jayne Navarre.

http://virtualmarketingofficer.com
  • Aug 21

    How to choose a business development coach and step up your game

    How to choose a business development coach and step up your game
    As a lawyer, you might think you have all the skills and resources you need in order to be successful. But that is rarely the case for developing new business. Even a lawyer with a respectable book of business can benefit from business…
  • Mar 25

    What every business person ought to know about personal politics + social media…

    What every business person ought to know about personal politics + social media…
    As I watch the steady stream of political garbage flow like the Mississippi River to the delta of my Facebook feed, I shake my head and sigh: SMAD. Social Media Affliction Disorder, or SMAD, is a condition where social media infects the…
  • Mar 14

    Five organic SEO tactics for WordPress blogs and website

    Five organic SEO tactics for WordPress blogs and website
    If you’ve ever run a search on “organic SEO tactics” you’ll know that hundreds of bloggers and SEO specialists cover the SEO topic; enough to make your head spin. With that in mind, I know how busy the faithful VMO…
Rank this Week: 1110

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Aug 5

    Should The Bar Ban Sexist or Discriminatory Comments by Lawyers?

    Should The Bar Ban Sexist or Discriminatory Comments by Lawyers?
    The ABA Annual meeting is currently underway in San Francisco, California. One of the items on this year's agenda for consideration by the House of Delegates is a resolution to amend to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule...
  • Jun 24

    New York Social Media Ethics Guideline

    New York Social Media Ethics Guideline
    Last Wednesday, the ABA Journal reported that the New York State Bar Association's House of Delegates would be considering social media ethics guides for lawyers on Saturday during the State Bar's meeting. The story was picked up by several…
  • May 5

    New York to Move to Uniform Bar Exam

    New York to Move to Uniform Bar Exam
    Despite opposition from many lawyers and bar associations throughout the state, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced today that New York State will begin administering the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) beginning in July of 2016. According to this…
Rank this Week: 1160

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/
  • Jun 27

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword
    The most expensive AdWords legal keywords in the US usually aren’t as high as reported. Headlines purporting astronomical cost-per-clicks make for great “internet bait.” For example, when ClickZ’s Chris Lake published…
  • Jun 22

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm
    Most local search folks have long-anticipated the arrival of paid ads in Google’s local pack results. At SMX Advanced (#SMXLocal), Google finally announced that the local pack will be getting AdWords ads. Imprezzio Marketing’s…
  • Jun 16

    Legal Web Marketing Prioritie

    Legal Web Marketing Prioritie
    Here are a few website marketing ideas that I’d prioritize today: Speed If your pages don’t fully load in around one second, you’re losing visitors unnecessarily. If you’re not sure whether your pages are too slow, you…
Rank this Week: 968

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
  • Mar 25

    Spring Cleaning Your Law Firm Website

    Spring Cleaning Your Law Firm Website
    Keeping your website up to date is really important. And, I know, I know… it’s really difficult for busy professionals to do. (I admit, I’ve had a hard time keeping this blog up to date.) So let the onset of Spring inspire…
  • Apr 1

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile Responsive Yet?

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile Responsive Yet?
    How your website’s age could soon impact your web visibility Google has been encouraging website owners for some time now to build websites that use web programming languages HTML5 and CSS3 to be “mobile responsive” —…
  • Apr 1

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile Responsive Yet?

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile Responsive Yet?
    How your website’s age could soon impact your web visibility Google has been encouraging website owners for some time now to build websites that use web programming languages HTML5 and CSS3 to be “mobile responsive” —…
Rank this Week: 1325

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
  • May 19

    Two for Tuesdays: Think Differently About Content Marketing

    Two for Tuesdays: Think Differently About Content Marketing
    Last week, we focused on how to freshen up your content marketing through curation and focusing on being mobile-friendly. Today, I'm using that same post from Entrepreneur as inspiration to encourage you to think differently about content…
  • May 18

    Dos and Don'ts of Conference Networking

    Dos and Don'ts of Conference Networking
    One week from today, I leave for our Annual Meeting in Sicily, which has got one major thing on my mind (aside from last minute details) and that is NETWORKING. This is our largest conference of the year, so it presents a LOT of opportunities…
  • May 15

    Week of May 11, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of May 11, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    We're closing in on our Annual Meeting, and it's hard to believe it's that time again! We've got a great turnout of delegates, and I'm excited to see so many of our lawyers in a short few days!  I've also got a big announcement here next…
Rank this Week: 984

The Intelligent Challenge

The Intelligent Challenge

Covers law firm management.

http://intelligentchallenge.com/
  • Dec 18

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location
    Let’s for a moment put aside the discussion as to whether an investment by a law firm into premium real estate makes sense. Let’s assume that clients don’t object to funding acres of marble and an atrium full of lush…
  • Dec 18

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location
    Let’s for a moment put aside the discussion as to whether an investment by a law firm into premium real estate makes sense. Let’s assume that clients don’t object to funding acres of marble and an atrium full of lush…
  • Dec 16

    The writing on the wall #6 – quality talent equals high price?

    The writing on the wall #6 – quality talent equals high price?
    As the economy picks up, the gladiators pick up their weapons in the fight for talent again. With a raft of restructurings in the past five years, now that work is picking up, there are structural gaps in the talent profile of a number…
Rank this Week: 971

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: 1039

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: 997

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: 1455

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: 1493

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: 1327

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    FREE Webinar Sept. 7 on Document Automation for Attorney

    FREE Webinar Sept. 7 on Document Automation for Attorney
    Document management is a big issue for law firms and not just because of the cost of all that paper, printing, copying, storage and so on.  Generating documents is a primary area of inefficiency for many law firms and legal departments.…
  • Aug 30

    Apply Now for First Industry Award to Recognize Law Firm Growth: Law Firm 500

    Apply Now for First Industry Award to Recognize Law Firm Growth: Law Firm 500
    Law Firm 500 is a prestigious, first-of-its-kind award recognizing fast growing law firms of all sizes. It celebrates velocity, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit of law firms measured by revenue growth over the past three years.…
  • Aug 29

    7 Ways a Blog Can Help Your Law Practice

    7 Ways a Blog Can Help Your Law Practice
    For many attorneys, maintaining a blog is like eating kale – we know it’s really good for us, but we just can’t seem to get all excited about it. But if eating kale was the best possible way to get your law firm coffers…
Rank this Week: 4268

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Aug 31

    How long does it take to build a successful law practice?

    How long does it take to build a successful law practice?
    How long does it take to build a successful law practice? It takes as long as it takes. That’s my smug, lawyer-like answer, a variant on “it depends”. In lay terms, I would say, “I don’t have a clue”.…
  • Aug 30

    Putting practice into the practice of law

    Putting practice into the practice of law
    I saw a video recently by a woman who decided to take up the violin and wanted to record her progress. As you might expect, her first efforts sounded like a cat being tortured. She chronicled her journey with additional videos and…
  • Aug 29

    The number one thing your clients want to know

    The number one thing your clients want to know
    If you handle consumer or small business matters, it’s a safe bet that most of your clients are nervous when they come to see you. They’re apprehensive about the outcome of their case or matter, concerned about how much time…
Rank this Week: 1834

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Aug 31

    Common Mistakes in Estate Planning, Part 4 of 4

    Common Mistakes in Estate Planning, Part 4 of 4
    Here’s a secret (shhh…!): Estate planning attorneys are human. We are not perfect. Over a series of four blogs, we’ll look at some common mistakes. Are you making any of them? In earlier blogs in this series, we looked at…
  • Aug 29

    What the #$%& is a Hashtag?

    What the #$%& is a Hashtag?
    The Academy’s Girl Friday breaks down the somewhat confusing social media trend and explains their usefulness and importance in your own social media plan! Kathryn Adams Practice Building Consultant American Academy of Estate Planning…
  • Aug 26

    Reimagining Employee Benefits and Perk

    Reimagining Employee Benefits and Perk
    Recently I participated in an HR Manager Roundtable. With summer coming to an end and the fourth quarter of the year nearly upon us, open enrollment was the top topic. It got my wheels turning on employee benefits in general, and…
Rank this Week: 2620

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Aug 30

    Blogging and Non-Fiction: What the Best Share in Common

    Blogging and Non-Fiction: What the Best Share in Common
    I have spent a career reading non-fiction. I haven’t updated it recently, but here is my  Recommended Reading 2016. (Really 2013) In 2013 I wrote There’s a Book For That with short summaries of several of my favorites. Why do…
  • Aug 25

    Success and Fulfillment: Get in the Zone

    Success and Fulfillment: Get in the Zone
    I love hearing from lawyers I have coached, especially when they are doing well. Years ago, I received an email from Jodi McDougall, a Seattle lawyer I coached at the time. She said:   What did Jodi mean when she said she was…
  • Aug 23

    10 Things You Didn’t Learn in Law School…and Need to Begin Learning Soon

    10 Things You Didn’t Learn in Law School…and Need to Begin Learning Soon
    It’s that time of year again. Law firm graduates will start their first year in law firms throughout the US. Over the years, I have given many presentations to first year lawyers during their orientation. If you are a brand new lawyer,…
Rank this Week: 3965

Shatterbox

Shatterbox

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

http://www.shatterbox.biz/
  • Aug 25

    The ABA Doesn’t Understand Free Market Economic

    The ABA Doesn’t Understand Free Market Economic
    Facing a severe decline in demand for legal services among moderate-income Americans who don’t believe they can afford legal representation, two years ago the American Bar Association convened the Commission on the Future of Legal…
  • May 16

    Update: More on the Need for Clarity in Law Firm Advertising

    Update: More on the Need for Clarity in Law Firm Advertising
    Last July I posted an item about the Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C. website, entitled “Is It an Ethics Violation for a Law Firm to Exaggerate Its Size? Today a PR agency representative of the law…
  • May 6

    Uber Sued for TCPA Violations Related to Austin Political Campaign

    Uber Sued for TCPA Violations Related to Austin Political Campaign
    For the past several weeks, ride sharing services Uber and Lyft have been waging an all-out communications offensive in support of a ballot proposition that would preserve their status quo driver background check procedures. On…
Rank this Week: 3823

Are You Writing This Down?

Are You Writing This Down?

Covers law firm business development and marketing. By Lance Godard.

http://writingthisdown.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Associates: Answer These 3 Questions To Begin Your BD Plan

    Associates: Answer These 3 Questions To Begin Your BD Plan
    Sometimes the hardest part about starting a task is, well, starting the task. And if I've learned anything from nearly 30 years in the business development business, it's that BD plans are often that project: the one that lawyers know they…
  • Aug 15

    Are Your Cross-Selling Efforts Stalling? Maybe You’re Doing It Wrong…

    Are Your Cross-Selling Efforts Stalling? Maybe You’re Doing It Wrong…
    Whether you call it cross-marketing or cross-targeting or some other variation on the theme, cross-selling is not a new concept for most lawyers and firms. And it’s not particularly complicated to do: align the work you actually provide…
  • Jul 26

    6 Ways to Make Your Attorney Retreat a Business Development Succe

    6 Ways to Make Your Attorney Retreat a Business Development Succe
    Most firms have an annual attorney retreat of some type: all lawyers, all partners, all associates, etc. These events provide attendees with a chance to reconnect with colleagues, learn about new client successes, hear how the firm is doing,…
Rank this Week: 4375

In Black And White

In Black And White

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

http://www.inblackandwhiteblog.com
  • Aug 23

    Legal Business Development: Find A Niche

    Legal Business Development: Find A Niche
    Find a niche… easier said than done, right? Usually when I mention finding a niche, most lawyers’ push back. They generally explain how they don’t want to miss this kind of case or that kind of case. Their practice areas…
  • Jun 21

    Legal Business Development: The Possibility of Optimism

    Legal Business Development: The Possibility of Optimism
    The possibility of optimism, Seth Godin explains… “Is the glass half full or half empty? The pessimist sees what’s present today and can only imagine eventual decline. The glass is already half empty and its only going to…
  • Mar 12

    Your Next Bold Move: 7 Tips To Reach Succe

    Your Next Bold Move: 7 Tips To Reach Succe
    Are you pre-programed with what you SHOULD do? With no room for what you WANT to do? Has complacency set in and you’re just going through the motions? Is complacency sucking the oxygen out of your dreams, your courage and your…
Rank this Week: 3563

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Aug 22

    FOUR STEPS TO TAKE WHEN PEOPLE ARE ANGRY AT YOU

    FOUR STEPS TO TAKE WHEN PEOPLE ARE ANGRY AT YOU
    You might consider a few therapy sessions if these simple suggestions don’t work for you.  Because, let’s face it….you can’t be a successful, happy attorney unless you can handle a lot of negativity.  Solos…
  • Aug 15

    GOOGLE SELF HELP VS COACHING

    GOOGLE SELF HELP VS COACHING
    EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT YOU CAN GET ALL THE INFORMATION YOU WANT ON GOOGLE   true or false? You can look up ways to market your business, you can look up ways to be happier and you can look up information about just any problem you are…
  • Aug 8

    WHY SOLOS DON’T MARKET EFFECTIVELY

    WHY SOLOS DON’T MARKET EFFECTIVELY
    Unfortunately, solo attorneys don't have a choice and have to market their services or be working at a severe disadvantage.
Rank this Week: 2163

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2735

Marketing Attorney Blog

Marketing Attorney Blog

Covers law marketing and business development. By Micah Buchdahl.

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2658

JDBlogger

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
  • Aug 22

    JDB 133: Top Ten Apps for Your Law Practice

    JDB 133: Top Ten Apps for Your Law Practice
    Technology and apps are the fun part of running your own law practice (at least in my opinion).  On this episode I share with you the top ten apps I use for my law practice.
  • Aug 15

    JDB 132: Starting a Hybrid Law Practice

    JDB 132: Starting a Hybrid Law Practice
    In this episode to I share with you some new directions in both the JDBlogger Podcast and in my law practice – specifically how I plan to incorporate paid online courses into my law practice.
  • Aug 8

    JDB 131: Content Marathon | How to Come Up with Ideas to Write About

    JDB 131: Content Marathon | How to Come Up with Ideas to Write About
    Over the last ten years I have written over 800 articles on two different blogs- everyone of them having to do with solving debt problems. To say that sometimes I get tired of writing articles on debt and bankruptcy would be an…
Rank this Week: 2572