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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/
  • Nov 26

    Law firms assume known and unknown risks in operating WordPress blog

    Law firms assume known and unknown risks in operating WordPress blog
    Pundits have made it sound easy to set up and operate WordPress blogs. So much so that law firm technology professionals are now assuming known and unknown risks by running multiple blogs with tens or hundreds of lawyer authors being read by…
  • Nov 26

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Ferguson, Internet of Things, #Ubergate

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Ferguson, Internet of Things, #Ubergate
    The holidays are officially here, and we’re closing up shop just a little early. Before heading out, we of course have today’s Top 10. Also, over on LXBN, Zosha has a piece on the legality of working on Thanksgiving. Oh, and if…
  • Nov 26

    As ABA Blawg 100 shows, biglaw is finding the handle on quality blogging

    As ABA Blawg 100 shows, biglaw is finding the handle on quality blogging
    There’s blogging, and then there’s blogging well. And really, an argument can be made that anything but the latter really isn’t blogging at all. After all, what is blogging—is it simply the act of producing content to…
Rank this Week: 19

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Nov 26

    Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012

    Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012
    “American households include a variety of living arrangements. Recent trends in increased life expectancy, single parent families, and female employment, increase the potential for grandparents to play an important role…
  • Nov 26

    Stubborn Things: An Empirical Approach to Facts, Opinions, and the First Amendment

    Stubborn Things: An Empirical Approach to Facts, Opinions, and the First Amendment
    Herz-Roiphe, Daniel, Stubborn Things: An Empirical Approach to Facts, Opinions, and the First Amendment (November 25, 2014). 103 Michigan Law Review First Impressions (2014 Forthcoming). Available for download at…
  • Nov 26

    EPIC Uncovers DOD Student Recruiting Database Privacy Protection

    EPIC Uncovers DOD Student Recruiting Database Privacy Protection
    “The Department of Defense has released to EPIC documents on the “Joint Advertising and Market Research Studies” Recruiting Database. The database includes sensitive student information, including home address and grade…
Rank this Week: 42

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Join Us At Our Strategic Retreat in New York

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

    Wow. That Was Fast.

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

    Rainmaker Lawyer is Now A Registered Trademark

    Rainmaker Lawyer is Now A Registered Trademark
    It is with pride that I announce the registration of Rainmaker Lawyer as a Trademark on the Principal Register with the United States of America. Continue Reading...
Rank this Week: 153

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Nov 5

    Lawyers’ Real SEO Competition

    Lawyers’ Real SEO Competition
    If part of your firm’s marketing plan includes earning new clients from organic search, you probably track things like your sites’ traffic, rankings and inquiries. You might also track your online competitors. After all,…
  • Nov 3

    Desktop Rankings ≠ Smartphone Ranking

    Desktop Rankings ≠ Smartphone Ranking
    While we regularly point out the issues, problems and limitations of rank tracking, lawyers love to spot-check their search engine rankings. By now, you probably know that search engine rankings fluctuate a lot. Here’s an example for…
Rank this Week: 192

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

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

    Writing Your Personal Marketing Plan

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

    The More You Blog, The More Clients You Get

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

    YouTube is the Second Largest Search Engine on the Internet

    YouTube is the Second Largest Search Engine on the Internet
    More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. A compelling reason for lawyers to record video is that YouTube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network and it is the second largest search engine, after…
Rank this Week: 221

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 235

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Nov 26

    Six Steps to Better Deposition

    Six Steps to Better Deposition
    Depositions are often frightening and difficult experiences. Use these six tips to ease your anxiety and own the room.
  • Nov 25

    Lawyerist Joins the ABA Blawg 100 Hall of Fame

    Lawyerist Joins the ABA Blawg 100 Hall of Fame
    The ABA Journal adds Lawyerist — in the Blawg 100 since 2009 — to its Blawg 100 Hall of Fame!
  • Nov 25

    Inbox Zero for Lawyer

    Inbox Zero for Lawyer
    Inboxes are meant to be emptied, not used for long-term storage. That goes double for your email inbox, which is far more useful if you empty it on a regular basis.
Rank this Week: 366

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: 448

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    When a Website Becomes a Tombstone: The Bingham Home Page

    When a Website Becomes a Tombstone: The Bingham Home Page
    When a law firm dies, what becomes of its website? In the case of Bingham McCutchen, its site still looms — the ghost of something that once was. But now, the central image touts Morgan Lewis, the new home of the majority of the former…
  • Nov 24

    The Largest Free Collection of Law Reviews on the Web

    The Largest Free Collection of Law Reviews on the Web
    I try to cover sites here soon after they launch, but every so often I miss one. In this case, I missed a big one. Launched in August 2013, Law Review Commons is the largest open-access law review portal on the web. It provides access to more…
  • Nov 21

    Podcast: Ebola, Quarantines and the Law

    Podcast: Ebola, Quarantines and the Law
    With Ebola quarantines making headlines, what is the law? What powers do local, state and federal governments have to quarantine people who have or are suspected of having the disease? And what are the rights and protections of the…
Rank this Week: 513

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: 501

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 557

Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

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

http://onward.justia.com/
  • Oct 17

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

    Catch a Falling Star – Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks September 5, 2014
    Levitt v. Yelp! Inc., US 9th Cir. (9/2/14) Business Law, Internet Law Plaintiffs, small business owners, filed a class action suit alleging that Yelp, an online forum, extorted or attempted to extort advertising payments from them by…
Rank this Week: 605

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/
  • Nov 25

    Using Novelty, Surprise, and Shock to Change Behavior

    Using Novelty, Surprise, and Shock to Change Behavior
    Image [cc] Brainware3000 As I was going through my Facebook feed this morning, I noticed an update from Amy Hale-Janeke that pointed to an article on "How to Stop Annoying Behaviors and Handle Offensive People." For strictly research purposes…
  • Nov 13

    Lex Machina and the Wave of Legal Research and Analytics Resource

    Lex Machina and the Wave of Legal Research and Analytics Resource
    Image [cc] Giulia ForsytheThere are very few legal research and analytic platforms that are truly unique, ground-breaking, advantage-giving resources. One of the newer products out there that does seem to fit this category is Lex…
  • Nov 12

    The Top 5 Myths of Law Library Outsourcing – And the Unsung Heroe

    The Top 5 Myths of Law Library Outsourcing – And the Unsung Heroe
    Image [cc] Richard Aird [Editor Note: Please welcome guest blogger, Deborah Schwarz, CEO and Founder, LAC Group. Since we know there has been a lot of talk about outsourcing in library services, we thought it would be interesting to…
Rank this Week: 735

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: 701

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: 726

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Nov 26

    Lawyers, Give Thanks: You Have It Better Than You Think!

    Lawyers, Give Thanks: You Have It Better Than You Think!
    Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to take a step back and reflect on what we have to be thankful for. For busy lawyers, taking the time to do this doesn’t come naturally. So I’m going to make it easy for you. I’m here to…
  • Nov 25

    HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing for Lawyer

    HIPAA-Compliant File Sharing for Lawyer
    Cloud-based file-sharing services like Dropbox, Box and Google Drive may help streamline the way we store and share sensitive documents, but they require an additional layer of security to ensure that confidential files stay safe. Recently,…
  • Nov 24

    Effecting Misuse Can Affect the Effectiveness of Your Writing: Sound-Alike

    Effecting Misuse Can Affect the Effectiveness of Your Writing: Sound-Alike
    Similar-sounding words can have very different meanings. Sound-alike words have tripped up many a scribe. Because you may be spelling the word correctly but misusing it for the context, spell-check is of no help. Watch out! Incorrect usage…
Rank this Week: 778

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Nov 25

    Book excerpt: The challenge of measuring law firm profitability (Part 2 of 3)

    Book excerpt: The challenge of measuring law firm profitability (Part 2 of 3)
    This series was adapted from my new book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability. At the 2014 LMA P3 conference in Chicago, Jeff Suhr, vice president of products at Data Fusion, noted that his company currently has 91 clients actively...
  • Nov 18

    Book excerpt: The challenge of measuring law firm profitability (Part 1 of 3)

    Book excerpt: The challenge of measuring law firm profitability (Part 1 of 3)
    This series was adapted from my new book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability. Based on our confidential interviews with managing partners and other leaders from 50 AmLaw 200 firms, there can be no question thatclients are demanding more…
  • Nov 11

    What clients want: New results from Altman Weil’s 2014 CLO survey

    What clients want: New results from Altman Weil’s 2014 CLO survey
    Question: What is the single most important topic for law firms to focus on in today’s increasingly challenging environment? Answer: Whatever clients want. Of course, different clients want different things, so lawyers should start by…
Rank this Week: 765

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
  • Nov 25

    Key West Criminal Defense Attorney – Donald C. Barrett

    Key West Criminal Defense Attorney – Donald C. Barrett
    Donald Barrett, a Key West, Florida criminal defense attorney, has launched an Essentials website.  Donald Barrett is a trial lawyer focusing primarily on criminal defense, DUI and personal injury cases in Key West and the Florida…
  • Nov 25

    Complex Litigation Law Firm – French & Casey LLP

    Complex Litigation Law Firm – French & Casey LLP
    French & Casey, LLP, a New York complex litigation firm, has launched an Essentials website. FRENCH & CASEY, LLP is a progressive, full-service law firm comprised of talented and effective professionals who are dedicated to serving…
  • Nov 24

    It May Be Time for a New Website If … (With Photos!)

    It May Be Time for a New Website If … (With Photos!)
    We have added artwork to our original, popular You Might Need a New Website If…  post. If your website falls into any of these categories you need a website re-haul ASAP. Call us, call somebody, but call someone (and make…
Rank this Week: 829

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    Attorney's Fake Celebrity Photo Gallery on Website Draws Suspension

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

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

    Peak Season for Law Firm Marketing & Business Development Is Here; Hurry before the Thanksgiving Lull hits!
    It was a joyous day on my work calendar after Labor Day when the kids went back to school. The camp bus pickup at 9 am is replaced by the school bus pickup at 7:25 am. Extended day at school moves the "end of day" from 4 pm to 6 pm. The…
Rank this Week: 826

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: 750

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: 959

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: 973

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Nov 26

    10 Best States for Retirement

    10 Best States for Retirement
    Last week, I wrote about the 10 Worst States for Retirement, based on a piece in USA Today. This week, let’s look at the 10 Best Places for Retirement in 2014, according to Bankrate.com. The ranking lists the following states: 10.…
  • Nov 24

    Lead Generation Doesn’t Happen By Magic

    Lead Generation Doesn’t Happen By Magic
    Despite the common misconception, marketing in and of itself won’t magically generate new business. You can wave your wand over your computer, chant incantations and cast spells on your email, online and social marketing, but even if…
  • Nov 21

    Don’t be a Turkey: Host an Open House this Holiday Season

    Don’t be a Turkey: Host an Open House this Holiday Season
    The holidays are usually a time to overindulge in a little turkey and mashed potatoes, or snack on home-baked goods and candies that make their way into the office every.single.year. It’s also a time to pick out that perfect gift for a…
Rank this Week: 1277

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: 1308

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    7 Bad Behaviors That Are Sending Clients to Your Competition

    7 Bad Behaviors That Are Sending Clients to Your Competition
    Are you wondering why your competition seems to be attracting new clients while you are not?  While there could be a number of reasons for this, the truth is that you have no control over what they do — only what you do. When it…
  • Nov 25

    How to Determine Your Budget for Legal Marketing

    How to Determine Your Budget for Legal Marketing
    Implementing an under-funded legal marketing plan is just as bad as not using any marketing plan at all.  This is because of the Law of 7 Touches – which means that it takes 7 to 10 meaningful “touches” to move someone…
  • Nov 24

    The 3 Habits of Law Firm Marketing Master

    The 3 Habits of Law Firm Marketing Master
    Law firm marketing is a competitive business. And there are many reasons why certain law firms fail to thrive or even survive. However, in my working with more than 10,000 attorneys over the years, I’ve discovered that there are…
Rank this Week: 1334

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Nov 26

    With Gratitude Comes Perspective

    With Gratitude Comes Perspective
    With the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow in the U.S., thoughts this week naturally turn to giving thanks for all that we have. But this quote from Oprah Winfrey reminds us that giving thanks isn't just important when everything is going…
  • Nov 21

    5 Ideas for Improving Your Practice

    5 Ideas for Improving Your Practice
    The November 2014 issue of Law Practice Today is out, and as always, it is filled with interesting and thought-provoking articles designed to help you improve your marketing and your practice. Here are five great ideas from this month's…
  • Nov 14

    Holiday Cards: To Send or Not To Send?

    Holiday Cards: To Send or Not To Send?
    Every year at about this time, the subject of client holiday cards resurfaces. Should you send holiday cards to clients, former clients and referral sources? Why or why not? Holiday cards can be a nice way to stay in touch...
Rank this Week: 1525

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Nov 10

    Verrill Dana: A Ceiling Smasher!

    Verrill Dana: A Ceiling Smasher!
    Kudos to the law firm of Verrill Dana LLP for ranking as one of the top law firms in the US for its percentage of female partners. A nationwide survey by Law360 showed that Verrill Dana is among the top 25 firms in the country with the…
  • Sep 25

    Icebergs and Sea Monsters in Treacherous Legal Sea

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

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm
    I recently wrote a post for Edge International Communiqué on the perils of making age-based assumptions about our legal-profession colleagues. I share it here for those who missed it. Both older and younger lawyers can let all kinds of…
Rank this Week: 1620

Rainmaking Club: Law Firm…

Rainmaking Club: Law Firm Marketing & Litigation Support Marketing

Features business development, rainmaking and law firm marketing techniques. By Margaret Grisdela.

http://www.rainmakingclub.com/
  • Jun 16

    Visit the New Legal Expert Connections Blog

    Visit the New Legal Expert Connections Blog
    As of June 15, 2014, we are pleased to invite readers to view our newly enhanced online presence.Our legal marketing website is at:www.legalexpertconnections.comThe Rainmaking Club blog is now located…
  • Apr 28

    When Law Firm Referrals Stop

    When Law Firm Referrals Stop
    Referrals are the lifeblood of business development programs for law firms around the country. Whether they come from a non-competing attorney, a friendly accountant, or an existing client, a referral is golden.The bankruptcy boutique law…
  • Apr 7

    How to Restart a Legal Marketing Campaign

    How to Restart a Legal Marketing Campaign
    Guilty is not only a jury verdict. It is how I feel, as a legal marketing consultant who has let blog posts and other marketing initiatives slide in a recent rush of client work. Of course, it is good to be busy. But a marketer with no…
Rank this Week: 1523

Blawg Review

Blawg Review

Features reviews of legal blogs.

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

    In Memoriam: A Final Blawg Review

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

    The Civil Rights Act, 1964

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

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special
    From his duck blind on the banks of the Thames, Charon QC watched as Her Majesty's barge and a flotilla of a thousand lesser vessels paraded before an adoring public out in the rain to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's first sixty years.Quite…
Rank this Week: 1531

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: 1752

Legal Marketing for Lawyers

Legal Marketing for Lawyers

Covers law firm marketing, internet marketing, personal branding, and communication strategies. By David V. Lorenzo's Rainmaker Lawyer.

http://www.legalmarketingforlawyers.com/
  • Mar 8

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing
    Many attorneys tell me that direct mail doesn't work for legal marketing. I believe this is true FOR THOSE ATTORNEYS. However there is a way to ethically use direct mail to enhance your legal marketing plan. This process is called a…
  • Mar 1

    Law Firm Marketing: Most Valuable Quality

    Law Firm Marketing: Most Valuable Quality
    There is one quality a lawyer can possess that is more valuable than all others when it comes to law firm marketing. That quality is an action orientation. Many attorneys will talk about things they want to do or they will talk about things…
  • Feb 2

    Law Firm Marketing and a Common Mistake

    Law Firm Marketing and a Common Mistake
    There is a common law firm marketing misconception that is pervasive among "old school lawyers". I am referring to the school of thought that confuses good law firm marketing with people who scream and shout on television or appear in…
Rank this Week: 1549

Business Development

Business Development

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

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

    It's All About Timing

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

    Test them

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

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

    A Great Site, Perfectly Executed, and a Great Site, Very Badly Executed
    Take a look at these two sites:www.mofo.comThe new Morrison & Foerster site. Beautifully designed (I'm amazed a big law firm let something so beautiful, striking, modern and designed actually get built), well-written, organized, everything.…
Rank this Week: 1427

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
  • Nov 25

    Two for Tuesdays: Client Service

    Two for Tuesdays: Client Service
    It's hard to believe that only three days ago at this time, I was snorkeling with my clients in Costa Rica and seeing my first sting ray! Spending a few days with my clients always gets me thinking about networking, as you know, but it also…
  • Nov 20

    Silence Isn't Golden When it Comes to Managing Client Relationship

    Silence Isn't Golden When it Comes to Managing Client Relationship
    You are in for a treat today, while I'm away at the ILN's Regional Meeting of the Americas - we have a very special guest post! We're welcoming Joanne Thorud, the Director of Marketing for the ILN's Boston member, Davis, Malm &…
  • Nov 19

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: 2015 - The Year of the Client

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: 2015 - The Year of the Client
    I'm easily pleased, so I'm happy to report that I'm currently typing this blog post while on a plane to Costa Rica - I love inflight wifi!  I'm bringing you another excellent rainmaking recommendation from expert Jaimie Field today, who…
Rank this Week: 2377

JDBlogger

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
  • 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…
  • Nov 11

    JDB 064: Interview with Avvo General Counsel Josh King

    JDB 064: Interview with Avvo General Counsel Josh King
    Recent numbers show that about 20% of the attorneys in the United States use Avvo – however ask any lawyer and they will surely have an opinion on Avvo.  Since its inception in 2007 Avvo has become one of the major players in…
  • Oct 29

    JDB 063: Starting a Solo Law Practice in the New Media Age – Interview with Attorney Jim Hart

    JDB 063: Starting a Solo Law Practice in the New Media Age – Interview with Attorney Jim Hart
    The guest on today’s show is attorney/online marketing Jim Hart.  Jim and I have a lot in common when it comes to the path of our legal careers.  Both of us have started two solo practice and we both worked for the government…
Rank this Week: 1770

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
  • Nov 10

    Deck the halls with boughs of social media content!

    Deck the halls with boughs of social media content!
    There’s a holiday feeling in the air. The invites to parties, soirees, concerts, and other festive affairs are about to hit your December calendar. The law office canteen will soon be filled with cookies and candies. Greeting cards are…
  • Nov 3

    Praise for FAIL: An entertaining detective mystery with a conscience…

    Praise for FAIL: An entertaining detective mystery with a conscience…
    The glorious lack of success in almost any bad situation can be summed up in a single syllable—fail. However, FAIL, a recently released detective mystery novel by award winning author Rick Skwiot (Blank Slate Press, St. Louis, Missouri,…
  • Oct 28

    My Steinbrenner Rule: A good pitching arm alone is not why you invest $28 million

    My Steinbrenner Rule: A good pitching arm alone is not why you invest $28 million
    If you’re like me, you’ve pushed at least one costly project through your law firm that didn’t turn out as you had expected. But you learned something in the process—failure can be a good teacher. It happens to…
Rank this Week: 2322

On Legal Marketing

On Legal Marketing

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

http://scoop.jdsupra.com/
  • Aug 5

    Media Mentions: JD Supra Contributor Content in the New

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

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

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

    Most-Viewed on JD Supra

    Most-Viewed on JD Supra
    From startup needs to SCOTUS cases in 2014, here’s a look at what captured reader attention last month on JD Supra. Takeaways? Several – and here’s one: if you’re a JD Supra contributor and get a call to participate in…
Rank this Week: 2321

Certified Practice Advisor's Blog

Certified Practice Advisor's Blog

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

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

    Thanksgiving 2012

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

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part Two

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

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part One

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part One
    I just got back from the monthly meeting of the Fiduciary Round Table of the San Gabriel Valley. It’s a nice organization composed of private fiduciaries, home healthcare service professionals, financial advisors, attorneys, accountants,…
Rank this Week: 2160

The Attorney Marketing Blog

The Attorney Marketing Blog

Provides marketing tips, ideas and strategies. By Tom O'Leary.

http://www.the-attorneys-atm.com/attorney-marketing-blog/
  • Jan 26

    A Very Expensive Lesson

    A Very Expensive Lesson
    I know….it’s been a long time since I posted. Twelve to 14 hour days and weekends too don’t leave me a lot of time. Over the last 5 weeks, of the many calls I’ve taken from law firms, three stood out. All three had the same story. …
  • Apr 8

    How A Recent Law School Graduate Can Teach Even Old Dogs New Trick

    How A Recent Law School Graduate Can Teach Even Old Dogs New Trick
    In 2008, a new law school grad by the name of Josh Williams hit the road and accepted a job at one of the largest firms in Minneapolis. Within a year, he knew “Big Law” was not for him and made the decision to go solo. This decision was…
  • Mar 29

    Google Boost & Tags For Law Firm

    Google Boost & Tags For Law Firm
    For years, I’ve asked my clients to invest in Google Adwords because it is an effective way to leverage Google’s dominance for local search traffic. In fact, I have several clients that don’t care where their website shows up in…
Rank this Week: 2434

The Intelligent Challenge

The Intelligent Challenge

Covers law firm management.

http://intelligentchallenge.com/
  • Dec 5

    The end of the beginning

    The end of the beginning
    This is a post about endings. It has two main parts. Firstly, the legal profession, and my thoughts on where we are in the evolution of the legal services market. Secondly this blog, and where it’s going (if you don’t give two hoots about…
  • Oct 28

    Excuse me, I think your pricing is broken

    Excuse me, I think your pricing is broken
    I was pleased to read the post on 3 geeks about value billing as this is definitely a topic that needs exploring further, not least because I’m astonished by the number of law firm partners who continually tell me that it’s for clients…
  • Oct 13

    Hasta la vista baby – the termination of the legal profession

    Hasta la vista baby – the termination of the legal profession
    Later this week I’m running a session for a group of leading technology lawyers which will explore the future of the profession.
Rank this Week: 2473

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: 2200

Impirus Blog

Impirus Blog

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

http://www.impirus.com/
Rank this Week: 2387

Client Service for Law Firms

Client Service for Law Firms

Covers business development, client service and customer focus. By Mike Hellum.

http://www.lawfirmclientservice.com/
  • Oct 11

    Word of Mouth Rules Again

    Word of Mouth Rules Again
    According to the Church of the Customer Blog, a new Nielsen study confirms, once again, that word of mouth referrals are still the most trusted form of advertising out there.
  • Oct 11

    Employee Motivation!!

    Employee Motivation!!
    Thanks to JD Hull for linking to an old post of his on what he tells his associates. The comment by Mr. Robins below isn't bad, either. Here's the (partial) quote from JD Hull: Every day, the client service...should be good enough to permit…
  • Oct 3

    Jeff Bezos Speak

    Jeff Bezos Speak
    Thanks to a friend, Jack Mowreader, for an HBR link of Jeff Bezos being interviewed. Feel free to read the entire thing, but here's the kicker as it relates to client service. I love this quote:
Rank this Week: 2110

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Nov 26

    Are you doing “Positive Thinking” the right way?

    Are you doing “Positive Thinking” the right way?
    Many studies prove that positive thinking is good for us. It can improve our health, help us live longer, improve our performance and productivity, and improve our lives in many other ways. Other studies show that positive thinking can…
  • Nov 25

    Doubling down on succe

    Doubling down on succe
    Before you know it, you’ll be doing some planning for the new year. Setting some goals, writing out plans. When you do, there’s something you should think about. If you make a list of everything going on in your life, you’ll…
  • Nov 24

    Apparently, you’re not as busy as you think you are

    Apparently, you’re not as busy as you think you are
    Interesting article on Inc.com on the subject of busyness. Apparently you’re not as busy as you think you are. Why do we think we are so busy? According to the author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time,…
Rank this Week: 4454

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
  • Nov 26

    Words of Wisdom from a Law Firm Website Pioneer

    Words of Wisdom from a Law Firm Website Pioneer
    I was thrilled to see Greg Siskind’s article in the September/October issue of Law Practice Magazine. Siskind tells the story of how he set up one of the very first law firm websites 20 years ago (two large firms were …
  • Oct 31

    Stem Client Roundup for October 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for October 2014
    Happy Halloween! Hope you are taking time today to have some fun, indulge in a few treats, and enjoy a little break from the busyness of the fall. Between launching new websites, speaking engagements, and blogging, our clients certainly have…
  • Oct 27

    The Role of Publishing In The Marketing-Sales Continuum

    The Role of Publishing In The Marketing-Sales Continuum
    In most parts of the business world not owned and operated by lawyers, “Marketing” and “Sales” are inextricably linked. Companies carry out marketing solely for the purpose of increasing their sales, either for…
Rank this Week: 4457

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/
  • Nov 26

    Lastest Attorney Practice New

    Lastest Attorney Practice New
    Modest Business Specialist: How Do You Find And Select A Attorney? What are your major places of practice? What is the breakdown of the sort of work you typically do? How often do you handle issues like mine? Are there other lawyers in your…
  • Nov 26

    Best five Law Practice Place

    Best five Law Practice Place
    Top 5 Law Practice Areas If you are a student who wishes to study law in future, you might often wonder which practice area you should choose. With different law practice areas, you might often get confused. Secondly, it is the demand for a…
  • Nov 23

    Teen Wanted For Burglary Arrested After Police Chase, Shooting, Crash

    Teen Wanted For Burglary Arrested After Police Chase, Shooting, Crash
    Publisher: CBS Local Date Published: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:53:28 -0800 Description: CHICAGO (CBS) – An 18-year-old man wanted for burglary was arrested early Friday, after he allegedly stole two vehicles, and led police on multiple…
Rank this Week: 4183