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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/
  • Mar 26

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Cross-Device Tracking, Pregnancy Discrimination, Uber

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Cross-Device Tracking, Pregnancy Discrimination, Uber
    In big news yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down a major ruling on pregnancy in the workplace—Zosha covered it well over on LXBN and Jason Shinn does here on the roundup. total posts on the LexBlog Network today: 212. FCC Hits TV…
  • Mar 25

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: SCOTUS Rulings, Wealth Transfer, Federal Marijuana Policy

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: SCOTUS Rulings, Wealth Transfer, Federal Marijuana Policy
    Before we jump into today’s roundup, we have two good things over on LXBN. First off, Stef Passantino joins me on LXBN TV to discuss why Oregon could be setting a trend with it’s automatic voter registration. Also, Zosha writes on…
  • Mar 24

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Employee Manuals, Government Marijuana, and Drone Regulation

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Employee Manuals, Government Marijuana, and Drone Regulation
    As we chug along through the last full week of March and start to get into that “going out like a lamb” weather, it’s time for another Top 10. Additionally, check out a post I did for LXBN about Nevada’s talk of…
Rank this Week: 23

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Mar 26

    2015 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning?

    2015 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning?
    Brookings – Editor’s Note: The introduction to the 2015 Brown Center Report on American Education appears below. Use the Table of Contents to navigate through the report online, or download a PDF of the full report. TABLE OF…
  • Mar 26

    Deciphering the fall and rise in the net capital share

    Deciphering the fall and rise in the net capital share
    Brookings Papers on Economic Activity – Matthew Rognlie, MIT Department of Economics: “In the postwar era, developed economies have experienced two substantial trends in the net capital share of aggregate income: a rise during the…
  • Mar 26

    Yahoo Mortgage Calculator

    Yahoo Mortgage Calculator
    “The loan amount, the interest rate, and the term of the mortgage can have a dramatic effect on the total amount you will eventually pay for the property. Further, mortgage payments typically will include monthly allocations of property…
Rank this Week: 46

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: 61

JDBlogger

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
  • Dec 22

    JDB 066: Three Things I Did in 2014 to Build My Law Practice

    JDB 066: Three Things I Did in 2014 to Build My Law Practice
    2014 is nearly in the books.  And one thing I really enjoy about this time of year is looking back over the year at what things went well in my law practice, what things didn’t, and areas where I can improve in the coming year. In…
  • Dec 22

    JDB 066: Three Things I Did in 2014 to Build My Law Practice

    JDB 066: Three Things I Did in 2014 to Build My Law Practice
    2014 is nearly in the books.  And one thing I really enjoy about this time of year is looking back over the year at what things went well in my law practice, what things didn’t, and areas where I can improve in the coming year. In…
  • Nov 24

    JDB 065: DIY Video Guy Caleb Wojcik

    JDB 065: DIY Video Guy Caleb Wojcik
    Entrepreneur Magazine predicts that video marketing will be one of the biggest trends in business for 2015.  As I have stated on the podcast before I have been pleasantly surprised at how well video content has done and the impact it has…
Rank this Week: 78

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: 114

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t
    Lawyers know that pro se litigants have fools for clients. However, when it comes to pro se web marketing, well, that’s a different story. Over at SearchEngineLand, Andrew Shotland walks through a great example of a client who lost…
  • Dec 4

    Website Content Management vs Admin vs Marketing

    Website Content Management vs Admin vs Marketing
    Here’s an issue that surfaces from time to time, particularly in the legal web marketing sphere: I have a website and content management system that I am happy with. However, I don’t have anything to compare them to and I wonder…
  • Nov 26

    Use Social Media to Improve Local Search Visibility

    Use Social Media to Improve Local Search Visibility
    Last week I was in Dallas talking local search and social media. The gist of that talk was that social media can be a powerful tool for improving local search ranking factors. You can reviews the slides here: Going Local with Social from Gyi…
Rank this Week: 237

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 265

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/
  • Mar 26

    Morel Denied Attorneys’ Fees In Long-Running Suit Over Photos Lifted From Twitpic

    Morel Denied Attorneys’ Fees In Long-Running Suit Over Photos Lifted From Twitpic
    Daniel Morel uploaded iconic Haiti earthquake photos to Twitpic and shared them via Twitter. Getty Images and AFP republished the photos without permission, and Morel scored a big $1.2M verdict when the jury ruled in his favor. However, the…
  • Mar 25

    Online Dating App Grindr Isn’t Liable For Underage ‘Threesome’ (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Online Dating App Grindr Isn’t Liable For Underage ‘Threesome’ (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Many online dating services undertake some efforts to screen out dangerous or problematic members, but what should the law do if those screening efforts aren’t perfect? As a recent case involving Grindr shows, the answer is nothing.…
  • Mar 24

    Court Says Uber and Lyft Drivers May be Employee

    Court Says Uber and Lyft Drivers May be Employee
    Drivers for Uber and Lyft claimed they are employees, not independent contractors. Two different judges hearing these cases both held that factual questions preclude summary judgment in favor of Uber and Lyft. As Judge Chhabria, who is…
Rank this Week: 281

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Mar 23

    Attendees Say Why You Should You Attend the 2015 PILMMA Super Summit

    Attendees Say Why You Should You Attend the 2015 PILMMA Super Summit
    Register now at www.PILMMASummit.com where Top Legal Marketing & Management Experts Share Their Secrets. Superstar Lineup: We've assembled a "Who's Who" of Legal Marketing and Management…Josh King, Conrad Saam, Cindy…
  • Feb 26

    Learn the Business of Mass Torts - Do not be too busy working to make money!

    Learn the Business of Mass Torts - Do not be too busy working to make money!
    Are you part of a successful Personal Injury firm wanting to make the leap to Mass Torts? It's time to stop sitting on the sidelines and get into the game.The only thing successful Mass Tort Firms have that you don't is business knowledge.…
  • Jan 20

    7 Tips of Transform into a Great Legal Networker

    7 Tips of Transform into a Great Legal Networker
    The legal job market is fiercely competitive. Learning to network can mean the difference between success and failure. Developing your networking skills can help you advance your career and grow a steady book of business that will give you…
Rank this Week: 278

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/
  • Mar 12

    Hsu Untied: Interviewing Lawyers About Their Side-Hobbie

    Hsu Untied: Interviewing Lawyers About Their Side-Hobbie
    via Maya Hsu My former colleague, Richard Hsu, is at it again. You may remember Richard, and his talented daughter, Maya, from my posts about his One Page Blog, and HsuTube blogs, and the really interesting videos he and Maya produced. I…
  • Mar 5

    Bloomberg BNA Launches Big Law Business Community Website

    Bloomberg BNA Launches Big Law Business Community Website
    Toby Brown and I got a sneak peek yesterday at Bloomberg BNA's new Big Law Business community site, and we liked what we saw. We all know that Big Law is big business, but there are very few resources out there from vendors that cover current…
  • Mar 2

    Movin' On Up!

    Movin' On Up!
    The legal market consolidated a bit more today in Canada as DLAPiper LLP announced that Davis LLP will be joining the Swiss verein's North American arm as its newest member firm in April 2015.  The Am Law Daily, summed up the change in…
Rank this Week: 279

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/
  • Feb 19

    Religious Exemptions from Mandatory Vaccination

    Religious Exemptions from Mandatory Vaccination
    All states require children to be immunized or to be in the process of receiving immunizations against certain contagious diseases before a child care facility or a school may admit them. For each state, the immunization schedule may be found…
  • Jan 16

    These Are Not the Lawsuits that You’re Looking For: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – January 16, 2015

    These Are Not the Lawsuits that You’re Looking For: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – January 16, 2015
    Alfred v. Walt Disney Co., Delaware Court of Chancery (1/14/15) Civil Procedure This complaint concerned the T-65 X-wing fighter plane, a fictional vehicle created in connection with the movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Walt Disney…
  • Oct 17

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014
    In re Adoption of K.P.M.A., Oklahoma Supreme Court (10/14/14) Constitutional Law, Family Law The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court’s review centered on the termination Respondent-appellant Billy McCall’s (Father)…
Rank this Week: 604

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Mass. Becomes 14th State to Adopt Duty of Technology Competence

    Mass. Becomes 14th State to Adopt Duty of Technology Competence
    I write recently that 13 states had adopted the ethical duty of technology competence reflected in 2012 amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Well, make it 14. Today, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ordered…
  • Mar 26

    Best Legal Products — And Best Non-Existent Product

    Best Legal Products — And Best Non-Existent Product
    At her Dewey B. Strategic blog, Jean O’Grady took an unscientific but nonetheless fascinating poll of her readers to ask them about the best new products they became aware of in 2014. She also asked them about the products or services…
  • Mar 25

    Cosmolex to Unveil Integrated Accounting Capability at Techshow

    Cosmolex to Unveil Integrated Accounting Capability at Techshow
    Since its debut at ABA Techshow last year, Cosmolex has been on a development roll. It started as a cloud-based time, billing and trust accounting program for solos and small firms. (I reviewed it here.) Then, in December, it added a suite of…
Rank this Week: 637

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 627

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Mar 27

    Tech Tips: Best Note-Taking Apps and Tactic

    Tech Tips: Best Note-Taking Apps and Tactic
    For our new Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we've invited a dream team of law practice technology experts to tell us their best advice for tackling the everyday tech quandaries that plague us all, to help your practice run just a bit more smoothly.…
  • Mar 26

    When You Find Yourself in a Hole

    When You Find Yourself in a Hole
    “I don't know what to do!” he cried. “Now we're forming committees to make decisions.” I had listened to his travails for the last year as his firm slowly moldered. Morale was bad, profits had slipped down over time,…
  • Mar 25

    Getting Real: Four Social Media Lesson

    Getting Real: Four Social Media Lesson
    Gabriel Cheong started his own law firm straight out of law school. One year later he purchased the law firm where he once interned. Now Gabriel runs Infinity Law Group while blogging, tweeting and marketing his firm. He'll be one of four…
Rank this Week: 861

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
  • Mar 26

    Mobilegeddon: The Countdown Is On

    Mobilegeddon: The Countdown Is On
    “Make it mobile-friendly” has been the mantra in web development for the last many years, but now Google is making it official. The search engine has announced that as of April 21 (a.k.a. Mobilegeddon), they’ll use…
  • Mar 12

    Lawblogs.ca Breaks 500!

    Lawblogs.ca Breaks 500!
    Since our last lawblogs.ca update we’ve now hit a pretty major milestone — there are now slightly over 500 blogs listed in the Canadian Law Blogs Directory! Some of these blogs are relatively new, while others are just new to…
  • Feb 28

    Stem Client Roundup for February 2015

    Stem Client Roundup for February 2015
    February is short, yet somehow our clients manage to pack as much into it as any other month! Here’s a look at what Stem clients were up to this past month: BC legal support services provider Dye & Durham held …
Rank this Week: 932

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: 935

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: 745

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
  • Mar 27

    Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP Launches New Essentials Website

    Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP Launches New Essentials Website
    The New York trial law firm of Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP launched a new essentials PaperStreet website in March 2015. Attorneys Samuel Meirowitz and Daniel Wasserberg practices in the New York and Texas markets in the following practice…
  • Mar 27

    Recent Headlines in Social Media & Search: March 27

    Recent Headlines in Social Media & Search: March 27
    Search News Bing may remove the additional pages on the footer of a search result where they feel page one contains the most relevant results. See a screen shot here. Google has teamed up with Let’s Put Our Cities On… Categories:…
  • Mar 27

    Different Types of Biography Photos for Law Firm Website

    Different Types of Biography Photos for Law Firm Website
    Discuss Website Photography Early Your website photography is something you should think about at the very start of the design process. At the latest we like to address this topic in creative planning. The type of imagery you use has……
Rank this Week: 1283

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Mar 27

    Getting Your Sales Team Tournament Ready

    Getting Your Sales Team Tournament Ready
    It’s basketball time in Kentucky!  The March mess of snow and ugly weather has been replaced with the spreading March Madness mindset that sweeps across our state each spring. Seemingly sane people who catch the fever show symptoms…
  • Mar 25

    Life Insurance Trusts and Fiduciary Dutie

    Life Insurance Trusts and Fiduciary Dutie
    Sometimes, an attorney, advisor, or other person close to the client serves as the trustee of an irrevocable life insurance trust (“ILIT”). This seems simple enough. The client contributes money and the trustee sends Crummey…
  • Mar 23

    Reach Beyond the Transaction – Build Relationship Capital Instead

    Reach Beyond the Transaction – Build Relationship Capital Instead
    Relationships are the most valuable assets an attorney can possess. You don’t agree? Regardless of how large or small your practice is, how much revenue you generate, or how superior your products and services are, it won’t make…
Rank this Week: 1040

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    AmLaw 100 Firm Partner Says Marketing is Every Lawyer’s Job

    AmLaw 100 Firm Partner Says Marketing is Every Lawyer’s Job
    John Quinn, name partner at AmLaw 100 business litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, made news recently with the simple contention that marketing is every lawyer’s job. A couple of weeks ago, legal blog Above the Law…
  • Mar 24

    Email Marketing Best Practices for Law Firm

    Email Marketing Best Practices for Law Firm
    Email marketing still remains the #1 way to reach clients and prospects with a branded message. According to the 2014 Pew Internet & American Life Project report, email remains the top use of the Internet across all age groups. If…
  • Mar 23

    Law School Applicants Drop 50% in Last Decade; Class of 2010 Provides Insights Into Reason for Decline

    Law School Applicants Drop 50% in Last Decade; Class of 2010 Provides Insights Into Reason for Decline
    According to a report just released by the Law School Admission Council, the number of people applying for law school in the Fall of 2015 as of March 13 is less than half of the number of people who applied to an accredited law school for the…
Rank this Week: 1212

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
Rank this Week: 1173

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: 1232

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: 951

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: 1264

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Mar 27

    Another technique for improving your writing you won’t want to do

    Another technique for improving your writing you won’t want to do
    Yesterday, I told you about a technique for improving your writing. I told you that I dramatically improved my writing by hand copying other people’s writing that I admired and wanted to emulate. Today, I want to share something…
  • Mar 26

    A simple way to improve your writing you probably won’t do

    A simple way to improve your writing you probably won’t do
    Do you want to improve your writing? Of course you do. Well, there’s a simple way to do that but I’m afraid you won’t do it. Yes, it’s simple. Easy, even. But it takes a fair amount of time. Most people…
  • Mar 25

    Could you make it on Rodeo Drive?

    Could you make it on Rodeo Drive?
    Years ago, when I lived and worked in Beverly Hills, I wore Brioni suits, had a penthouse suite on Wilshire Boulevard, and was busier than a one-legged Irish dancer. So when I needed a haircut, naturally I shot over to Rodeo Drive and visited…
Rank this Week: 1340

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
  • Mar 27

    Week of March 23, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup

    Week of March 23, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup
    It's rather hard to believe that we're already at the end of March - and you know what that means? It's the end of the first quarter of the year, and so time to review where we stand with our plans for the year!  What have you…
  • Mar 26

    Communicating Conference Attendance Value: Preparation

    Communicating Conference Attendance Value: Preparation
    As we lead up to the Legal Marketing Association's Annual Conference, the importance of communicating the value of attending any conference to those back in the office has been in the forefront of my mind. The LMA conference is always packed…
  • Mar 24

    Two for Tuesdays: Visual Content Marketing

    Two for Tuesdays: Visual Content Marketing
    Another Tuesday, another opportunity for us to focus on content marketing! But today, there's a twist! We're looking at visual content marketing today.  Now, it may seem like this isn't something for law firms or lawyers to think about,…
Rank this Week: 1954

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Mar 26

    Client Development: Identify the Problem, Offer a Solution

    Client Development: Identify the Problem, Offer a Solution
    What are you doing to stay on top of your clients’ businesses and industries and help them identify a problem and create a solution before they know of the problem? Here are some important thoughts on how the internet makes it ever so…
  • Mar 25

    Law Firm Partners: Are you giving your associates/junior partners a chance?

    Law Firm Partners: Are you giving your associates/junior partners a chance?
    I confess: I totally missed it when I was practicing law, and I only learned what I had done, after a few years and then I made a change. What did I miss? I had a superstar associate working for me, and for a few years I did not give him the…
  • Mar 24

    10 Questions to Improve Your Client Development Effort

    10 Questions to Improve Your Client Development Effort
    I know many young partners and senior associates who are working as hard as they think they can. So, when I tell them they can increase their level of business by 50% in a couple of years, instead of seeing excitement in their eyes, I see…
Rank this Week: 1936

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    Brainwriting Clobbers Brainstorming

    Brainwriting Clobbers Brainstorming
    In most law firms, brainstorming processes are dominated by power partners or simply those with force of personality. When this happens, the scope of the process is narrowed and many participants may be disenfranchised. If the goal of a…
  • Mar 19

    Do Lawyers Need to Blog?

    Do Lawyers Need to Blog?
    It may seem self-evident that Kevin O’Keefe, founder and CEO of LexBlog – the blogging site specifically designed for lawyers and law firms – would be of the opinion that lawyers ought to blog. But, as is often the case with…
  • Mar 11

    Does your Firm Need a Chief Experience Officer (CXO)?

    Does your Firm Need a Chief Experience Officer (CXO)?
    Awareness among businesses of the importance of customer experience has never been greater. By considering how companies assess this experience and work to improve it –  such as the introduction of the chief experience officer…
Rank this Week: 1532

Moire Marketing Blog

Moire Marketing Blog

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

http://www.moiremarketing.com/blog
  • Feb 8

    Information Architecture: The Most Important Part of a Website

    Information Architecture: The Most Important Part of a Website
    You just bought a parcel of land and are planning to build a brand new home, your dream home. Would you start building this home without an architecture or floor plan? I would hope not. And the same goes for building a…
  • Nov 16

    Why Firms Should Develop a Strategic Plan

    Why Firms Should Develop a Strategic Plan
    GUEST BLOGGER: Kimberly Alford Rice, President - KLA Marketing Associates When I work with law firms, which profess to have strategic plans, I find it bewildering that they often are stored in the management teams’ drawers somewhere…
  • Jul 16

    The Importance of Brand Discovery

    The Importance of Brand Discovery
    If you ever built a house, you understand the importance of designing the structure or floor plan with an architect before laying the foundation. If you are an attorney, you understand the importance of doing some discovery about your client…
Rank this Week: 1326

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.rainmakerlawyer.com/site/index/
  • Jan 24

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo
    We are excited to announce two outstanding new development experiences with Dave Lorenzo.Valtimax Revenue Revolution This full day seminar is designed to help you boost your law firm revenue in just one day. Join Dave Lorenzo as he presents…
  • May 4

    Join Us At Our Strategic Retreat in New York

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

    Wow. That Was Fast.

    Wow. That Was Fast.
    “Are you serious about taking control of your future?” This was the question being posed to me by the guy across the table. “Yes” I answered timidly. “Then you need to learn how to get tings done…
Rank this Week: 1583

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

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

http://www.lawyercasting.com/
  • Nov 6

    Closed Loop Marketing for Law Firms With Salesforce.com

    Closed Loop Marketing for Law Firms With Salesforce.com
    John Wanamaker, a retailing pioneer in the late 1800’s, was fond of saying, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.” Today’s law firms face the same frustration. On the one...
  • Nov 5

    Lawyer Blog Ghostwriting Unethical? You've Got to be Kidding!

    Lawyer Blog Ghostwriting Unethical? You've Got to be Kidding!
    There's recently been opinions expressed online that ghostwriting lawyer blogs is unethical. We find it hard to believe there's anyone who seriously thinks that's the case (absent an ulterior motive of some sort). Rather, we submit that…
  • May 1

    Law Firm Email Marketing Benchmarks and Best Practices for 2013

    Law Firm Email Marketing Benchmarks and Best Practices for 2013
    We wanted to share the most recently computed average rates for key performance metrics for law firm email marketing campaigns in 2013 (based on the approximately 4.8 million emails sent by our law firm accounts during 2013). Here's what…
Rank this Week: 1706

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: 1882

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: 1996

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: 1577

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: 1437

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
  • Mar 27

    Tech Tips: Best Note-Taking Apps and Tactic

    Tech Tips: Best Note-Taking Apps and Tactic
    For our new Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we've invited a dream team of law practice technology experts to tell us their best advice for tackling the everyday tech quandaries that plague us all, to help your practice run just a bit more smoothly.…
  • Mar 26

    When You Find Yourself in a Hole

    When You Find Yourself in a Hole
    “I don't know what to do!” he cried. “Now we're forming committees to make decisions.” I had listened to his travails for the last year as his firm slowly moldered. Morale was bad, profits had slipped down over time,…
  • Mar 25

    Getting Real: Four Social Media Lesson

    Getting Real: Four Social Media Lesson
    Gabriel Cheong started his own law firm straight out of law school. One year later he purchased the law firm where he once interned. Now Gabriel runs Infinity Law Group while blogging, tweeting and marketing his firm. He'll be one of four…
Rank this Week: 3443

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/
  • Mar 26

    Accident attorney riverside will help

    Accident attorney riverside will help
    Accident lawyer riverside will support It’s accurate that even the best drivers in the globe can have an accident. And not only this accident is anything that can take location at anytime and anyplace that is the cause it is named so.…
  • Jan 25

    Practice Meat

    Practice Meat
    Practice Meat A handful of instances a 12 months, each and every year, I brush off the patio furniture in the back yard, eliminate the cover from the propane fuel barbecue and wipe it down. My pals commence to arrive we break out the wine and…
  • Dec 26

    Stark Law

    Stark Law
    Stark Law There is a practice referred to as Physician self-referral. This is when a doctor refers a patient to a health care facility, which he has portion ownership, fiscal interests or investment in. It is thought to be a conflict of…
Rank this Week: 2127

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Mar 26

    Phone Faux Pas: A Foundation for First Impression

    Phone Faux Pas: A Foundation for First Impression
    The phone is ringing. Do you know what your callers hear on the other end? Find out three tips for carrying your branding from your website to your phone presence.
  • Mar 25

    Facebook Lists Part Two: Sharing Posts to Select Friend

    Facebook Lists Part Two: Sharing Posts to Select Friend
    In the past few weeks we've discussed how to create a friends list in Facebook and how to view posts from a friends list in Facebook. Today we'll walk through the steps for sharing posts to a select list of friends.
  • Mar 24

    Connect with Your Audience through Social Media

    Connect with Your Audience through Social Media
    If you are a small business it is your benefit to engage in social media, if not on a daily, but weekly basis. Here are a few tips on how you can build engagement with your Social Media audience:
Rank this Week: 2161

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Mar 23

    PURPOSE: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

    PURPOSE: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
    Purpose is the final trait that brings Autonomy and Mastery together for greater success!  So, exactly what is Purpose? You would think we would all know. And how does it fit into our Success Trio? Being the glue that binds Autonomy and…
  • Mar 16

    MASTERY: YOU GOTTA HAVE IT

    MASTERY: YOU GOTTA HAVE IT
    Last week we discussed Autonomy . This week it is Mastery. That’s the second trait you need to fully succeed.  I’ll keep you guessing what the third and final trait you need until next week.  So what is Mastery? …
  • Mar 9

    AUTONOMY: WHY ITS IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE!

    AUTONOMY: WHY ITS IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE!
    I had to look this one up.  Autonomy, per Webster is “having self-government” or “existing or functioning independently”.  Then I looked at the word just ahead of it in the dictionary which was…
Rank this Week: 2874

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Mar 20

    New York County Issues Ethics Opinion Clarifying Rules on Lawyers' Use of LinkedIn

    New York County Issues Ethics Opinion Clarifying Rules on Lawyers' Use of LinkedIn
    Last week, the New York County Lawyers Association Professional Ethics Committee released Formal Opinion 748, addressing the ethical implications of lawyers' use of LinkedIn. I had the opportunity to speak about this opinion and about other…
  • Mar 12

    Women's History Month: 8 Tips for Manager

    Women's History Month: 8 Tips for Manager
    March is women's history month and this year's theme is "Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives." Is disparate treatment in the workplace an element of women lawyers' (and other professionals) stories? I came across this presentation…
  • Mar 7

    Another Social Network Bites the Dust...The End of Google Plus?

    Another Social Network Bites the Dust...The End of Google Plus?
    On March 1, 2015, Bradley Horowitz (a Google VP), posted on his Google Plus page that he will be running Google Photos and Streams products. Although his post itself doesn't mention Google Plus and there has been no official announcement...
Rank this Week: 2249

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Mar 18

    LPT -- Law Firm Management Struggles with Multigenerational Issue

    LPT -- Law Firm Management Struggles with Multigenerational Issue
    The March 2015 issue of Law Practice Today (LPT) focuses on the theme of multigenerational and multicultural issues at law firms. As Editor in Chief of LPT, I wanted to also serve as the issue editor for this particular topic. It is an…
  • Mar 9

    The Legal Intelligencer--Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Website

    The Legal Intelligencer--Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Website
    In today's edition of ALM's The Legal Intelligencer, reporter Gina Passarella writes on Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Websites. She spoke to me about the state of law firm websites in general and the new K&L Gates Hub in…
  • Mar 5

    LP Magazine -- Effectively Managing and Maintaining Your Online Portfolio

    LP Magazine -- Effectively Managing and Maintaining Your Online Portfolio
    In the March/April 2015 issue of the ABA's Law Practice magazine, my topic is relevant to pretty much every practicing attorney (not to mention almost every human being on the planet). What does your online portfolio look like, and why should…
Rank this Week: 2169

Marketing Attorney Blog

Marketing Attorney Blog

Covers law marketing and business development. By Micah Buchdahl.

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Mar 18

    LPT -- Law Firm Management Struggles with Multigenerational Issue

    LPT -- Law Firm Management Struggles with Multigenerational Issue
    The March 2015 issue of Law Practice Today (LPT) focuses on the theme of multigenerational and multicultural issues at law firms. As Editor in Chief of LPT, I wanted to also serve as the issue editor for this particular topic. It is an…
  • Mar 9

    The Legal Intelligencer--Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Website

    The Legal Intelligencer--Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Website
    In today's edition of ALM's The Legal Intelligencer, reporter Gina Passarella writes on Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Websites. She spoke to me about the state of law firm websites in general and the new K&L Gates Hub in…
  • Mar 5

    LP Magazine -- Effectively Managing and Maintaining Your Online Portfolio

    LP Magazine -- Effectively Managing and Maintaining Your Online Portfolio
    In the March/April 2015 issue of the ABA's Law Practice magazine, my topic is relevant to pretty much every practicing attorney (not to mention almost every human being on the planet). What does your online portfolio look like, and why should…
Rank this Week: 3089

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Covers marketing techniques for attorneys and law firms.

http://smartblog.smartmarketingnow.com/
  • Mar 2

    Literary Types Always End Up Talking Dirty

    Literary Types Always End Up Talking Dirty
    Recently, my best pal saw the movie Howl. Most of the movie is about the obscenity trial of  Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Shigeyoshi Murao. Ferlinghetti co-owned City Lights Booksellers and Publishers in San Francisco. (It’s…
  • Jan 5

    Stuart Scott RIP

    Stuart Scott RIP
    Like most American males, I have spent a large number of hours over the years watching SportsCenter and other programming on ESPN. So when Stuart Scott died this weekend, it came as a blow. I had no particular connection to … Continue…
  • Nov 5

    For The Man Who Has Everything

    For The Man Who Has Everything
    With the holidays coming up, I will face a problem (admittedly, a first world problem) that I face every Father’s Day, every birthday, and every Christmas — not to mention in some business situations. And that is when people ask…
Rank this Week: 3127

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/
  • Feb 23

    Better Lawyer Blogging

    Better Lawyer Blogging
    By now, you should know how well blogs can work for lawyers. It should also be fairly obvious that “how well they work” depends on how “good they are.” You’ve probably heard the, “if you write, they will…
  • Jan 20

    Is Any of this Working?

    Is Any of this Working?
    Years ago (say 2008), most of my conversations with lawyers about the web went something like this: Lawyer: People will never use the internet to hire a lawyer. Me: They already are. Lawyer: Bah, you’re full of it. Now, the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3974

Creating Dominance

Creating Dominance

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

http://edwesemann.com
  • Feb 22

    Valuing Managers: The Art of Paying Partners Who Manager the Firm

    Valuing Managers: The Art of Paying Partners Who Manager the Firm
    Certain management functions must be performed to make any business succeed. If two lawyers start a firm, it is logical that they initially perform these functions themselves. As the firm grows, it may become prudent to hire staff to handle…
  • Feb 1

    Breaking the Wall: Six Rules to Managing The Three Million Dollar Practice and Beyond

    Breaking the Wall: Six Rules to Managing The Three Million Dollar Practice and Beyond
      It is relatively rare to find a major business developer in a law firm who maintains a truly large practice. Certainly there are situations where a partner is the responsible attorney for a large institutional relationship that may…
  • Jan 14

    Is it Time to Abandon Your Firm’s Business Model?

    Is it Time to Abandon Your Firm’s Business Model?
    Big Law is dying!  That’s the theme of thousands of articles and blog posts that show up on our desktops every week.  Mainly the writers are wringing their hands about the disruption that is occurring to the traditional…
Rank this Week: 2311