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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/
Rank this Week: 14

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Nov 21

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congre

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congre
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Negotiations and Issues for Congress. Ian F. Fergusson, Coordinator, Specialist in International Trade and Finance; Mark A. McMinimy , Analyst in Agricultural Policy; Brock R. Williams,…
  • Nov 21

    Public Plans Database

    Public Plans Database
    “The Center for State and Local Government Excellence and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College have partnered to develop the Public Plans Database (PPD). The PPD contains comprehensive financial, governance, and…
  • Nov 21

    The increased supply of underutilized labor from 2006 to 2014

    The increased supply of underutilized labor from 2006 to 2014
    “Four BLS measures of labor underutilization are used to analyze changes in the supply of labor from just before the 2007–2009 recession to June 2014; the results indicate that (1) the increase in the number of people marginally…
Rank this Week: 24

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: 93

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/
  • Nov 18

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List

    Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference: Initial Participant List
    On March 7, 2015, Santa Clara University will be hosting the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress conference. Over 50 Internet Law scholars from around the globe have signed up to come. If you’d still like to join us, please…
  • Nov 17

    LinkedIn Can’t Shake Publicity Rights Claims Based on Reminder Email

    LinkedIn Can’t Shake Publicity Rights Claims Based on Reminder Email
    This is a lawsuit against LinkedIn alleging that LinkedIn wrongly sent out repeated invites to users’ contacts. In an initial ruling, Judge Koh denied LinkedIn’s request to dismiss on the grounds of standing but…
  • Nov 17

    Bleg: Help Us Prepare For the Blog’s 10 Year Blogiversary

    Bleg: Help Us Prepare For the Blog’s 10 Year Blogiversary
    This blog launched on February 8, 2005, meaning that our 10th anniversary is just a couple of months away. Where did the time go??? With our big milestone looming, we’re cooking up some special features to help celebrate in style.…
Rank this Week: 146

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

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

    Google Technical Webmaster Guideline Update & WordPre

    Google Technical Webmaster Guideline Update & WordPre
    Back in May, Google announced that they had upgraded their system to render web pages with CSS and JavaScript turned on. They recently updated their technical webmaster guidelines to reflect this change. Interestingly, they also noted: For…
Rank this Week: 183

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: 357

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: 382

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 420

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Nov 21

    Five Things We’re Celebrating at Attorney at Work

    Five Things We’re Celebrating at Attorney at Work
    How long have you been a subscriber to Attorney at Work? Those of you who have been with us from the very beginning have been receiving “one really good idea every day” since December 2010. By our count, today marks 1,000 really…
  • Nov 20

    Gender Bias: Time to Leave Your Law Firm?

    Gender Bias: Time to Leave Your Law Firm?
    Question: “I’m a young female lawyer working in a midsize law firm. It’s fairly obvious that women are treated as second-class citizens around here. Are there ways that you have seen to effectively battle this bias —…
  • Nov 19

    Create a Shared Vision for Your Law Firm

    Create a Shared Vision for Your Law Firm
    Businesses of all shapes and sizes set aside time at year's end to review their mission statement, strategic plan and operational plan. Unfortunately, few solo and small law firms see the value in using these particular business-planning…
Rank this Week: 431

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: 588

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: 704

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: 708

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 724

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Use the 5 “Ps” to Build an Unbeatable Law Firm Marketing Program

    Use the 5 “Ps” to Build an Unbeatable Law Firm Marketing Program
    Having trouble figuring out the most effective law firm marketing methods? It’s important to avoid losing time and money to trial and error, and stumbling and fumbling around is a sure-fire way to waste lots of both when it comes to law…
  • Nov 20

    Give Those Most Likely to Leave Your Law Firm a Reason to Stay

    Give Those Most Likely to Leave Your Law Firm a Reason to Stay
    Bloomberg recently did an article on a report entitled, Assessing Lawyer Traits & Finding a Fit for Success,  which detailed the results from an online test taken by more than 1,400 people in the legal profession, the majority of…
  • Nov 19

    One BigLaw Firm Abandons the Billable Hour

    One BigLaw Firm Abandons the Billable Hour
    BigLaw labor and employment firm Jackson Lewis says that it is eliminating the billable hour in 2015 for its associates, who will now be measured on client service, responsiveness, and efficiency as well as how good a team player they are and…
Rank this Week: 826

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 21

    Friday Round-Up: Catching Up on the Week’s New

    Friday Round-Up: Catching Up on the Week’s New
    Catching up on some of the week’s news in legal technology and information: Banking law resource. On Wednesday, Bloomberg BNA announced the launch of Bloomberg Law: Banking, an all-in-one resource on legal and regulatory issues that…
  • Nov 19

    More on Law Genius: ‘Legal Footnotes on Crack’

    More on Law Genius: ‘Legal Footnotes on Crack’
    After my post Monday about Law Genius, a crowdsourcing site for posting and annotating legal documents, someone pointed me to this Betabeat piece from 2012 that provides further details on the site’s origins as Rap Genius, its…
Rank this Week: 797

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 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…
  • Nov 19

    10 Worst States for Retirement

    10 Worst States for Retirement
    Earlier this week, I saw a piece in USA Today regarding the worst places for retirement. The ranking listed the following states: 10. Alabama Alabama ranked poorly because of low life expectancy and high crime. Alabama does not have a…
  • Nov 17

    How to Prevent After-Death ID Theft

    How to Prevent After-Death ID Theft
    Twenty-five percent of the identities stolen every year are taken from the deceased. A family grieving the death of a loved one doesn’t need the headaches of identity theft on top of heartache over the loss. The identities of the dead…
Rank this Week: 846

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 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…
  • Nov 10

    Free Webinar on Competitive Intelligence Deliverables - This Thursday 11/13

    Free Webinar on Competitive Intelligence Deliverables - This Thursday 11/13
    If you've ever wondered what Competitive Intelligence looks like, then sign up for this free webinar sponsored by Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (or PLL as we like to call…
Rank this Week: 932

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: 879

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: 813

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 20

    Use These Law Firm City Pages as a Template for Your Own

    Use These Law Firm City Pages as a Template for Your Own
     Why is a City Page on my Proposed Site Structure? PaperStreet recommends city pages to clients with multiple office locations or those targeting multiple cities in an SEO campaign. The use of city pages can be beneficial in…
  • Nov 19

    What the Recent Facebook Updates Mean for Your Law Firm

    What the Recent Facebook Updates Mean for Your Law Firm
    Facebook had a busy week … First they launched a dedicated app for managing your Facebook Groups. Then they dropped a biggie … an update that may impact they way your content shows on your fans News Feeds. Below is……
  • Nov 14

    Massachusetts Civil Litigation Law Firm – Albano Law, LLC

    Massachusetts Civil Litigation Law Firm – Albano Law, LLC
    Albano Law, LLC, a Massachusetts civil litigation attorney, has just launched a new website. Albano Law, LLC represents individuals and businesses throughout Massachusetts in a broad range of civil matters and disputes.  Its principal,…
Rank this Week: 1259

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
Rank this Week: 1263

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Nov 18

    Knowing the Numbers: Your Marketing Report

    Knowing the Numbers: Your Marketing Report
    To be honest, the term “blogging” sounds pretty weird. You may be thinking, “What is a blog? And what does it have to do with my estate planning or elder law firm?”
  • Nov 14

    Seriously -- Who Are You Talking To?

    Seriously -- Who Are You Talking To?
    One way you'll know that you've got a data point instead of a persona is to ask yourself if you have ever heard someone describe themselves in the terms you just used. "Hello, nice to meet you. I am a married person over age 55 with more…
  • Nov 12

    November Marketing Plan for Your Law Firm

    November Marketing Plan for Your Law Firm
    By now everyone has had their fill of Halloween candy and already dreaming about the Thanksgiving turkey. Yes, November is here and December is not far behind. The holiday season fills up fast, so it's best to check in on your marketing plan…
Rank this Week: 1260

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: 1158

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: 1363

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

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

    NY Ethics Opinions Address Technology

    NY Ethics Opinions Address Technology
    Next week I’ll be presenting at the ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop on “Lawyering in the Digital Age.” My presentation covers technology issues that the lawyers of today are faced with that didn’t exist 20,…
Rank this Week: 1543

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
  • Nov 21

    Five Things We’re Celebrating at Attorney at Work

    Five Things We’re Celebrating at Attorney at Work
    How long have you been a subscriber to Attorney at Work? Those of you who have been with us from the very beginning have been receiving “one really good idea every day” since December 2010. By our count, today marks 1,000 really…
  • Nov 20

    Gender Bias: Time to Leave Your Law Firm?

    Gender Bias: Time to Leave Your Law Firm?
    Question: “I’m a young female lawyer working in a midsize law firm. It’s fairly obvious that women are treated as second-class citizens around here. Are there ways that you have seen to effectively battle this bias —…
  • Nov 19

    Create a Shared Vision for Your Law Firm

    Create a Shared Vision for Your Law Firm
    Businesses of all shapes and sizes set aside time at year's end to review their mission statement, strategic plan and operational plan. Unfortunately, few solo and small law firms see the value in using these particular business-planning…
Rank this Week: 1705

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: 1955

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: 1824

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

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

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Oct 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…
  • Oct 21

    Better Than a Free Lunch: Lunch Hour Legal Marketing Webinar

    Better Than a Free Lunch: Lunch Hour Legal Marketing Webinar
    They say the best things in life are free, but that expression doesn’t always apply to CPD. Lucky for us, Lunch Hour Legal Marketing (LHLM) is one of those rare cases where you get a whole lot more than you …
Rank this Week: 1869

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: 1516

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

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

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

    Marketing a Solo Practice – Popular Method

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

    A Personal Injury Solo Practice – Building Client

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

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

    Immigration Is Quite Complex – A Good Immigration Law firm Can Help
    If you want to move abroad, you need to know that it is a complex process with a lot of documents, clearance procedures and legal procedures. The same thing goes for moving to the United states. In fact, immigration law is considered to be…
Rank this Week: 2146

Law Marketing Monitor

Law Marketing Monitor

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

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

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist

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

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist

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

    Law Firm SEO Analytics Shortcut

    Law Firm SEO Analytics Shortcut
    Use this Google Analytics shortcut to better understand the effectiveness of your law firm’s SEO activities. Let’s assume you run a local consumer-facing (PI, criminal, bankruptcy, etc) law practice. Let’s further assume…
Rank this Week: 2007

Expert Witness Marketing

Expert Witness Marketing

Covers the marketing of expert witness services to attorneys, companies and insurers.

http://expertcommunications.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 18

    Well I'll Be . . .

    Well I'll Be . . .
    I have been surprised.Back story:  Last month I attended the FEWA Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter Dinner Meeting at the Tower Club in Dallas.  Real estate expert Dr. Jack Friedman was presenting "Advertising and Promotion of Expert…
  • May 27

    Expert Witness Round-Up

    Expert Witness Round-Up
    Jumping right in to an eclectic assortment of expert witness news and advice, let's start at the beginning --  Do you/should you interview your prospective attorney-client before taking the case?  Attorney Tom Shroyer…
  • Feb 16

    Litigants Are Not Your Client

    Litigants Are Not Your Client
    A longtime reader of our newsletter emailed us with a problem sometime back and has asked us to share it as a cautionary tale for other expert witnesses:Expert Witness -- An individual located my expert services online approximately one year…
Rank this Week: 1852

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: 1685

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: 2043

Effective Practice Growth…

Effective Practice Growth Strategies For Intellectual Property Lawyers

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

http://eriaodhuba.com
  • Oct 3

    Check Out My New Blog

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

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

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

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

    Social Media For Law Firms: How Do You Measure Success?
    How do you measure the success of your law firm social media campaigns? Measuring the success of social media activity remains a key challenge for many lawyers. Getting hard facts on the number of new leads or the impact on the bottom line as…
Rank this Week: 2057

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: 1580

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: 1573

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Nov 21

    How to make your phone ring

    How to make your phone ring
    Suppose that next week you get an email from another professional, a business owner, a blogger, or someone else who sells to, advises, or is otherwise influential in your target market. The email says something like this: I want to thank you…
  • Nov 20

    An attorney who gets it

    An attorney who gets it
    I may not use the word “posture” but that’s what I mean when I recommend charging top dollar for your services, refusing to discount or match another lawyer’s fees, and being confident enough to tell prospective…
  • Nov 19

    Why you should tell prospective clients to talk to other lawyer

    Why you should tell prospective clients to talk to other lawyer
    I read an article this morning written for people looking for a lawyer on how to find the right one for the job. I’ll summarize it: Attorneys specialize and it’s important to find someone who handles your type of case; [examples]…
Rank this Week: 4571

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Nov 21

    Little Things Matter: Sending a Card Count

    Little Things Matter: Sending a Card Count
    Have you thought about how much little things matter?  It’s easy to get so focused on practicing law, doing good work, and accumulating billable hours. You clearly need to get those “big things” done.  However,…
  • Nov 20

    Tip: One Way to Get the Best from Your Young Lawyer

    Tip: One Way to Get the Best from Your Young Lawyer
    Last week I was asked: How can I help my young lawyers achieve greater success? That was an awesome question on a topic that I focus on continuously. A lawyer I coach met another lawyer I coach from a different part of the country at a…
  • Nov 19

    Career Development: Coming Back from Defeat

    Career Development: Coming Back from Defeat
    If you read my blog I posted yesterday Fast Forward: What Will You Be Doing in 2020?, you likely recall this Listening to Seth Godin, we learned that real innovation can’t happen without failure and that failure is an event, not a…
Rank this Week: 2647

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 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…
  • Nov 18

    Two for Tuesdays: Networking Mistake

    Two for Tuesdays: Networking Mistake
    Since our Regional Meeting of the Americas kicks off on Thursday, there's no more appropriate time to check in with some networking tips than today! We've covered a lot of "to dos" when it comes to networking, so today, I thought we'd take a…
Rank this Week: 2666

WebPresence Esq. Blog

WebPresence Esq. Blog

Covers business development tips.

http://webpresenceesq.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    Content Marketing – Why Law Firms Need It

    Content Marketing – Why Law Firms Need It
    Law firm marketing, like all professional services marketing, is in the midst of a digital revolution.  Traditional techniques for generating leads, cultivating prospects, and making connections are becoming less and less…
  • Nov 18

    Content Marketing – Why Law Firms Need It

    Content Marketing – Why Law Firms Need It
    Law firm marketing, like all professional services marketing, is in the midst of a digital revolution.  Traditional techniques for generating leads, cultivating prospects, and making connections are becoming less and less…
  • Nov 13

    10 Tips for Increasing Twitter Follower

    10 Tips for Increasing Twitter Follower
    You’ve probably heard by now that Social Media is an marketing avenue that lawyers can no longer avoid. From Facebook to LinkedIn, Google+ to Twitter, using social networks to enhance your reputation, build your practice, and strengthen…
Rank this Week: 2500

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Nov 17

    WHAT CAN LAWYERS LEARN FROM THE TODAY SHOW?

    WHAT CAN LAWYERS LEARN FROM THE TODAY SHOW?
    For years I have watch the Today Show most mornings when I am getting ready.  I have noticed that in the past year or so they are having a lot of musical groups on in the first few hours of the show.  Then about 9:00am, they switch…
  • Nov 10

    SHOULD A WOMEN LAWYER REALLY BE MORE LIKE A MAN?

    SHOULD A WOMEN LAWYER REALLY BE MORE LIKE A MAN?
    This is a question that really bothers me!   Since we now know that 25 years after we were told that Women Lawyers were making only 75% of Male Lawyers and that the statistics are still pretty much the same, we have been inundated…
  • Nov 3

    GRIT: WHAT IS IT? DO I HAVE IT?

    GRIT: WHAT IS IT? DO I HAVE IT?
    Next Spring’s ABA Women Rainmakers Local Programing will be on the subject of Grit.  So what is it? Some people like to lump Grit in with resiliency but it is different.  Grit is intestinal fortitude.  Grit is taking a…
Rank this Week: 3023

JDBlogger

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
  • 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…
  • Oct 15

    JDG 062: 5 Strategies to Jump-Start Traffic to Your Law Firm Website

    JDG 062: 5 Strategies to Jump-Start Traffic to Your Law Firm Website
    Over the last few months I have noticed that while the traffic to my law firm website wasn’t going down it also wasn’t growing a whole lot.  I have felt like I have  hit a plateau with the site and in hoping to solve…
Rank this Week: 3369

The Legal Pioneer

The Legal Pioneer

Covers law startups--that is, Law 2.0 type companies that integrate law and technology to change the way law is practiced. By Amy Wan.

http://thelegalpioneer.blogspot.com
  • Nov 9

    Results of USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend

    Results of USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend
    Written by Adam LongFour teams pitched at the USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend on November 9, 2014LegalSync:an app that provides real-time tracking of filings with legal couriers en route to courtProbonopubli.coan online matchmaking…
  • Sep 3

    Last Chance! Upvote the Legal Hackers panel for 2015 SXSW

    Last Chance! Upvote the Legal Hackers panel for 2015 SXSW
    The 2015 SXSW panel picker vote is soon coming to an end! We'd appreciate if you could take a minute and upvote (click on the thumbs up on the left) of a SXSW panel calledLegal Hackers: A Global Movement to Reform the Law. We have…
  • Aug 6

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy
    Mary Juetten, Founder and CEO of Traklight.com, created Traklight while earning her JD at Arizona State University. Instead of taking the bar, she chose to work at another software startup while working on Traklight on the side…
Rank this Week: 3029