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Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Insider Trading, Like-Gating Apps, IP Traps in Crowdfunding

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Insider Trading, Like-Gating Apps, IP Traps in Crowdfunding
    Hacking is probably going to get a lot worse before it gets any better. The breaches keep coming in greater frequencies, and hitting more sensitive targets, as news comes that Chinese hackers hit a health system network. That and more in…
  • Aug 18

    YouTube exploding : Opportunity for independent coverage of lawyer

    YouTube exploding : Opportunity for independent coverage of lawyer
    Rather than lawyers and law firms producing video coverage of themselves, YouTube represents an opportunity for lawyers to be included in independent video coverage conducted and produced by third parties. YouTube’s growth is…
  • Aug 18

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: ACA Compliance Software, Social Media Policies, Labor Agencie

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: ACA Compliance Software, Social Media Policies, Labor Agencie
    On a sunny Monday in Seattle, today’s Top 10 is just all over the place. Neil Cahn writes on a case revolving around the definition of “the,” Pepper Crutcher, Jr. has an excellent piece on Obamacare compliance software and…
Rank this Week: 16

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
Rank this Week: 26

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    How Google’s Pigeon Update Might Impact Your Law Firm

    How Google’s Pigeon Update Might Impact Your Law Firm
    By now, you’ve probably heard something about Google’s recent Pigeon update. In short, Pigeon has rocked local search results. In many instances, it’s rocked them for the worse. SEL has a great Pigeon expert round-up. Here…
  • Jul 10

    Google AdWords Auction Update from Hal Varian

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

    Attorney SEO Checklist

    Attorney SEO Checklist
    Here are just a few quick SEO bullets that attorneys should work through to improve their visibility in organic search results. Your Audience Do you understand who your target audience is (i.e. demographic and pyschographic information)? Do…
Rank this Week: 198

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: 231

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

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

    UMass Law’s ‘Justice Bridge’ Pairs New Lawyers with Needy Client

    UMass Law’s ‘Justice Bridge’ Pairs New Lawyers with Needy Client
    The University of Massachusetts School of Law has launched what it is calling an incubator designed to help new lawyers start their careers while serving modest-income clients who might not otherwise afford a lawyer. Justice Bridge is…
  • Aug 18

    Microsoft Launches Document Management System for Legal

    Microsoft Launches Document Management System for Legal
    At the ILTA annual conference in Nashville today, Microsoft Corp. announced the release of a preview version of a new document management and collaboration platform designed for law firms and legal departments. Called Matter Center for Office…
  • Aug 18

    Another App from the ‘Hackcess’ Winner

    Another App from the ‘Hackcess’ Winner
    I recently reported here about the ABA Journal’s Hackcess to Justice, the first-ever hackathon held during an ABA annual meeting. First prize went to William Palin, a Massachusetts lawyer. Over the course of the two-day event,…
Rank this Week: 318

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Jul 23

    How to Get Your Press Release Reported in The New

    How to Get Your Press Release Reported in The New
    To get your story reported in the news, law firms should: Send press releases in the morning. Contact news reporters via Twitter. Grab a journalist's attention with a gripping subject line in an email. These are a few of the points that 100…
Rank this Week: 343

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 404

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Let CI Be Your Guide

    Let CI Be Your Guide
    Someone asked me recently why I think more and more law firms are creating CI roles or increasing their CI capacity, encouraging their BD and Library staff to work more closely so forth. I didn't really have a good answer on the spot, "cause…
  • Jul 29

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound
    For those of you that attend the ILTA conferences, you may be aware of the (in)famous band called Legal Bytes. Legal Bytes is the world's only band made up entirely of current and former Chief Information Officers from law firms. At this…
  • Jul 21

    Whither Change?

    Whither Change?
    Image [cc] Moyan Brenn Three posts recently caught my eye. One was on the imminent demise of BigLaw. The other was on how small firms are about to have their day. In the third one Thomas Sager, the GC for Dupont takes GCs to task for not…
Rank this Week: 460

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: 508

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Free Tip Sheet: 40 Ways to Make Networking Work

    Free Tip Sheet: 40 Ways to Make Networking Work
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  • Aug 19

    Attorney Misconduct — Time to Tattle?

    Attorney Misconduct — Time to Tattle?
    Reporting another lawyer’s misconduct can bring on a mix of emotions. If the other lawyer is your adversary and you’ve been battling in the gutter, a bar complaint may be exactly what you wish on this person. Lawyers know a lot…
  • Aug 18

    How to Suck at Networking

    How to Suck at Networking
    If you’re a law firm owner or partner, you know the drill — when you’re not working in your business, you should be working on your business. For most of us, that includes a lot of networking — attending mixers, going…
Rank this Week: 601

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 642

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

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

    Social Surpassing Search for Driving Traffic to Your Website and Blog

    Social Surpassing Search for Driving Traffic to Your Website and Blog
    So here’s something interesting:  social media is beginning to surpass online search as the top referrer to other websites: This news was enough to make the New York Times take notice in a recent piece about BuzzFeed, which just…
  • Aug 18

    Top 5 Behaviors Likely to Generate a Bar Complaint

    Top 5 Behaviors Likely to Generate a Bar Complaint
    Douglas Chandler is an Atlanta attorney whose firm specializes in legal malpractice.  He has a most informative blog where he recently posted the five behaviors most likely to result in a bar complaint, based on his 15 years of…
  • Aug 15

    7 Strategies for a 7-Figure Law Firm

    7 Strategies for a 7-Figure Law Firm
    If you’re like many of the attorneys I speak with every week, you’ve been practicing over 10 years, you own a small firm with a handful of staff, you work hard month after month, but you never seem to get ahead. You’ve…
Rank this Week: 907

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

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

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Jul 31

    Stem Client Roundup for July 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for July 2014
    American author Hal Borland once said, “Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January.” A bit of a deflating thought! Here at Stem …
  • Jul 30

    This Is My Life: Stop Writing About Yourself In The Third Person

    This Is My Life: Stop Writing About Yourself In The Third Person
    “He has a dream that one day, this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘They hold those truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’” “He considers himself the…
  • Jul 22

    15 New Additions to Lawblogs.ca

    15 New Additions to Lawblogs.ca
    The list just keeps on growing, and with these 15 new additions to lawblogs.ca, we’ve hit the 450 blog mark! Here’s a look at some of the blogs that have been added to the Canadian law blogs list since …
Rank this Week: 996

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: 1031

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: 970

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

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

    You’re not thinking big enough

    You’re not thinking big enough
    If you’re not wealthy, there’s a good chance you’re not thinking big enough. In, 10 Ways in Which Wealthy People Think Differently About Money, the author says, “The wealthy think big”: When you focus on…
  • Aug 18

    Turn your goals into problems and then solve those problem

    Turn your goals into problems and then solve those problem
    Lawyers are good at solving problems. We can look at a situation, decide what needs to be done, and take action to solve the problem. That’s what we do all day long for our clients. We know the objective–to win the case, to…
  • Aug 15

    Managing a law practice by playing childish game

    Managing a law practice by playing childish game
    Remember playing “hot potato” as a kid? You stand in a circle and pass around a small object as quickly as possible. When the egg timer or oven buzzer sounds, whoever has the “potato” in hand is out. If you’re…
Rank this Week: 1442

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Aug 12

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 2 of 4)

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 2 of 4)
    Last year, I wrote Part 1 of this series about our pilot test of legal project management coaching at Loeb & Loeb LLP a law firm with more than 300 lawyers in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC,...
  • Aug 5

    Tip of the month: Keep a written record of business development hours and progress, every week

    Tip of the month: Keep a written record of business development hours and progress, every week
    What gets measured gets done. Keeping a weekly list of how many hours you put into business development, and how many advances you achieved will help keep your business development effors moving forward. Tracking behavior works for people who…
  • Jul 29

    Five questions to ask lawyers before they begin LPM coaching

    Five questions to ask lawyers before they begin LPM coaching
    You won’t get a second chance to make a first impression, so if your first legal project management (LPM) program is not well designed and executed, it may be quite some time before there is a second one. We have...
Rank this Week: 1097

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: 1443

Are You Writing This Down?

Are You Writing This Down?

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

http://writingthisdown.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    While you were sleeping, redux. The world keeps getting smaller.

    While you were sleeping, redux. The world keeps getting smaller.
    The rapid march of BigLaw globalization continues.
  • Mar 21

    Go West, young man. And East. And North. And South.

    Go West, young man. And East. And North. And South.
    What's BigLaw doing in this "down" economy? Getting bigger. Looking for opportunities to add greater value. Opening offices, merging, forming alliances.
  • Feb 8

    Are you talking the talk? Walking the walk?

    Are you talking the talk? Walking the walk?
    Or just sitting at home, watching the world go by from the comfort of your office? When was the last time you traveled outside the country? What languages do you speak? Can you carry on a conversation in a foreign tongue? Have you ever tried?…
Rank this Week: 1297

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
  • Aug 19

    Two for Tuesdays: What NOT to do When Speaking with a Client

    Two for Tuesdays: What NOT to do When Speaking with a Client
    This week's Two for Tuesdays suggestion comes straight from my friend, Nancy Myrland of Myrland Marketing - Strategic Social Media, who has two tips for what we should avoid doing when speaking with clients - and these are excellent…
  • Aug 18

    Building Relationship Equity *Must* Come First

    Building Relationship Equity *Must* Come First
    On Friday, I received an email from someone I don't know - like everyone, I get LOTS of these, but this one struck me. He must read my blog, because he mentions it in his note. He even manages to spell my name correctly.  However, the…
  • Aug 15

    Week of August 11, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of August 11, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    Incredibly, we're already mid-way through August! That makes me one happy camper, since fall is my favorite season, and the weather the last two days had certainly held the promise of autumn!  Despite many people being out of the office…
Rank this Week: 2014

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Aug 19

    Atlanta Civil Litigation – Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout

    Atlanta Civil Litigation – Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout
    Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout (WACHP), an Atlanta trial law firm, has just launched a website. WACHP was founded in 1984 by a core group of litigators in Atlanta with a mission to meet the special needs of clients.…
  • Aug 19

    Webinar: SEO is a Partnership

    Webinar: SEO is a Partnership
    Learn more about the importance of the client-marketing firm relationship when engaging in a new SEO campaign. Myself and David, Lead SEO, breakdown the duties and expectations for a successful campaign.   Categories: PaperStreet The…
  • Aug 15

    PaperStreet: Social Media Management Package

    PaperStreet: Social Media Management Package
    PaperStreet is testing the waters with a new social media management program. The importance of relevant content continues to grow. In an effort to meet the demands of our clients we are testing out the new program with a few……
Rank this Week: 2242

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Aug 19

    Staffing Your Law Firm: How To Build an A-Team

    Staffing Your Law Firm: How To Build an A-Team
    Staffing is probably one of the most frustrating aspects of running any type of business; but can be especially crucial in a small business like your law office. So, how do you start building an A-Team at your law firm? Hear from Dr. Richard…
  • Aug 18

    Quote of the Month for Social Media Sharing

    Quote of the Month for Social Media Sharing
    This month's quote is: "Chance favors the prepared mind." — Louis Pasteur. To use this month's inspirational quote, download one of the following graphics and share it to Facebook (along with a simple comment if you desire).
  • Aug 15

    Recipe for Social Media Engagement – Grilled Curried Fruit

    Recipe for Social Media Engagement – Grilled Curried Fruit
    This month's recipe for Grilled Curried Fruit is a great accompaniment to your favorite grilled chicken, steak or – my favorite – grilled pork chops. It's a keeper!
Rank this Week: 2234

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Aug 19

    Client Development: Lessons from a Great Coach and Star Athlete

    Client Development: Lessons from a Great Coach and Star Athlete
    Are you stuck figuring out where to start your client development efforts? If so, you are not alone. I have coached many young lawyers who are struggling with that same issue. Ok, what can we do about it? I urge lawyers to do what star…
  • Aug 15

    Recommended Reading/Listening

    Recommended Reading/Listening
    Have you read or listened to the book Unbroken? If you haven’t, I urge you to read or listen to it. I listened to it. Edward Herrman was an excellent narrator. I cannot picture how I would have ever been resilient enough to…
  • Aug 14

    Success: Want More? Get Comfortable Outside Your Comfort Zone

    Success: Want More? Get Comfortable Outside Your Comfort Zone
    Success: For many lawyers, success is achieved when they become comfortable outside their comfort zone. Over time they succeed and wonder why the task was uncomfortable in the first place. Want an example to make the point? Networking events…
Rank this Week: 1776

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Aug 15

    Advertising Rules in Conflict with First Amendment

    Advertising Rules in Conflict with First Amendment
    A recent article in the New Jersey Law Journal reported that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that lawyers' free speech rights are violated by New Jersey's restriction on the use of complimentary quotes from...
  • Aug 8

    Beyond the Basics on LinkedIn

    Beyond the Basics on LinkedIn
    This week I received a question from a reader about using LinkedIn which read in part, What would you say are the top 3 to 5 ways in which attorneys should be using LinkedIn on a daily basis to actually...
  • Jul 25

    Using LinkedIn to Find a Job – or to Find Client

    Using LinkedIn to Find a Job – or to Find Client
    In February of this year, I posted an interview with attorney Jeena Belil about how she uses LinkedIn Groups to help develop her business. I recently spoke with another attorney, Jonathan, who has also achieved success using LinkedIn. In…
Rank this Week: 2183

Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

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

http://onward.justia.com/
  • Aug 1

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 1, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 1, 2014
    Bostic v. Schaefer, US 4th Cir. (7/28/14) Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Government & Administrative Law Plaintiffs filed suit challenging Virginia Code sections 20-45.2 and 20-45.3; the Marshall/Newman Amendment, Va.…
  • Jul 25

    Supreme Court or Bust: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 25, 2014

    Supreme Court or Bust: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 25, 2014
    Two federal appeals courts this week issued conflicting opinions on Obamacare. King v. Burwell, US 4th Cir. (7/22/14) Health Law, Tax Law Plaintiffs filed suit challenging the validity of an IRS final rule implementing the premium tax…
  • Jul 18

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

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 18, 2014 – As California Goes . . .
    This week, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued a ruling that California’s death penalty is unconstitutional.  Read Courtney Minick’s analysis of the opinion on…
Rank this Week: 2264

WebPresence Esq. Blog

WebPresence Esq. Blog

Covers business development tips.

http://webpresenceesq.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Is Hiring Someone to Write Your Legal Blog Really Unethical?

    Is Hiring Someone to Write Your Legal Blog Really Unethical?
    Lately, there’s been a bunch of noise about dangers of “ghostwritten” legal blogs. Apparently, no one is safe and practicing attorneys are supposed to stop focusing on their practice to take time out to write informational,…
  • Jul 17

    Kristen Marquis to Lead an Ethics MCLE on Social Media for Lawyers [Webinar]

    Kristen Marquis to Lead an Ethics MCLE on Social Media for Lawyers [Webinar]
    Need of few of those hard-to-get Legal Ethics MCLE credits? Interested in learning how to use social media to increase your web presence, grow your law practice, and become a go-to resource for media, potential clients, and other attorneys?…
  • Jul 14

    5 Common SEO Mistakes to Avoid

    5 Common SEO Mistakes to Avoid
    You’ve spent thousands of dollars creating a new website and it’s not bringing you any new business. You’re probably frustrated and ready to give up on the whole “building your online presence” thing. But before…
Rank this Week: 1917

Creating Dominance

Creating Dominance

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

http://edwesemann.com
  • Jul 23

    How Important is Collegiality?

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

    The Bookstore Window: Dealing with a Strategic Focu

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

    How High is Up?

    How High is Up?
    As a rule, lawyers have a tough time with abstract concepts.  That’s why it surprises me that when law firms do strategic planning they are willing to accept some pretty vague objectives.  Read a typical law firm vision…
Rank this Week: 2146

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    Asking the Right Question

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

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law

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

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice
    At first blush, you might ask what a bionic arm catching objects in mid-flight has to do with the practice of law. I assert: “Everything.” Who are the lawyers who represent these evolutionary products? Clearly, there will be lots…
Rank this Week: 2139

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    WMT: The Price You Pay for the Right Domain Name

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

    Lily Buchdahl Provides The Weather on Fox 29 Philadelphia

    Lily Buchdahl Provides The Weather on Fox 29 Philadelphia
    For some attorneys, there is nothing more nerve-wracking than appearing on television. For my 10 year old daughter, Lily, it is one thing to say you want to be on TV and another to experience it. As part of a charity auction, Lily's Mom and I…
Rank this Week: 2241

JDBlogger

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
Rank this Week: 2245

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: 1983

Louise Rosen Byer

Louise Rosen Byer

Covers communications, strategic marketing, and social networking for the legal industry.

http://www.louiserosenbyer.com/
  • May 3

    Thinking Differently About Balance

    Thinking Differently About Balance
    A while back, I read a great piece by Christine Riordin in the HBR on what she says we inaccurately call work-life balance. Apparently, researchers have found that when we are on the job believing that we don't have enough family or personal…
  • May 2

    Attribution ... why it matters.

    Attribution ... why it matters.
    This week there has been lots of press on the Apple Samsung case, particularly in the Bay Area. The discussion is not limited to SV insiders, because the claims that have been made in the case deal with issues many of us have confronted in…
  • Jul 12

    When Silence is Not Golden

    When Silence is Not Golden
    If you are a professional, you have had tough ethical decisions to make in your career. This is an inescapable aspect of being in the business world. If this has not happened to you, you are new to your profession. And if it has, you are…
Rank this Week: 2199

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: 1567

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: 2137

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: 2138

Attorney SEO Blog

Attorney SEO Blog

Covers legal marketing for attorneys. By Sequoia Legal Marketing.

http://www.lawyerseo.org
  • Feb 28

    When a “Lead” is NOT a “Lead”

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

    When a “Lead” is NOT a “Lead”

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

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

    Just Because I Emailed You, Doesn’t Mean I Want Your Newsletter.
    Doesn’t the title just say about enough? I rarely.. perhaps never…have recommended newsletters to law firms as a method of marketing. What can you say in a newsletter that you can’t say in a blog? If I want to read what…
Rank this Week: 1634

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: 2258

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

Covers legal marketing. By AttorneySync.

http://www.lawfirminternetstrategy.com/
  • Nov 7

    6 Steps to SEO Blogging Success for Law Firm

    6 Steps to SEO Blogging Success for Law Firm
    One of the most difficult tasks in legal internet marketing is motivating and showing attorneys how to write their firm's blog.
  • Jan 31

    Were You Looking For Law Firm SEO or Paid Search?

    Were You Looking For Law Firm SEO or Paid Search?
    I spoke with a number of lawyers over the last several weeks that came to our agency in search of law firm SEO services........at least that's what they thought they wanted.
  • Jan 25

    8 Tips On Writing Great Web Content For Your Law Firm's Website

    8 Tips On Writing Great Web Content For Your Law Firm's Website
    I talk with lawyers everyday that have websites they need help marketing. They want their websites to bring in more traffic, more leads, and more clients. When I ask how often they are updating their sites and what type of content they are…
Rank this Week: 2107

Legal Ethics and Marketing

Legal Ethics and Marketing

Covers the rules and policies that govern client development for legal services - lawyer advertising, marketing, and sales. By Will Hornsby.

http://www.willhornsby.com/
  • Jun 15

    My mistake on Virginia's Rule on Confidentiality

    My mistake on Virginia's Rule on Confidentiality
    Yesterday I posted about In re Hunter, a Virginia disciplinary matter that addressed ethics obligations regarding blog posts. A three-judge panel upheld Hunter’s right to blog about cases without his client’s consent. I wrote that there…
  • Jun 14

    Blogs and Client Confidentiality - a tale of two rule

    Blogs and Client Confidentiality - a tale of two rule
     
  • Apr 30

    When is the cost of advertising reasonable?

    When is the cost of advertising reasonable?
    A recent article in the ABA Journal discusses the use of what it calls "deal-of-the-day" coupons, in other words, the GroupOn model, as a method of client development. The article looks at aspects of three state ethics opinions that all come…
Rank this Week: 2225

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: 1492

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: 1531

Associate Marketing Mentor

Associate Marketing Mentor

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

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

    New Location for this Blog

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

    Associates Contribute to Client Development

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

    Why Marketing and Selling Are Now Essential Legal Skill

    Why Marketing and Selling Are Now Essential Legal Skill
    By Michael G. Cummings of SAGE PDI, Inc. in St. Charles, IL.  He can be reached at 630-572-4798 and mcummings@sageprofessional.com.  Mike is the co-Author: Best Practices In Building Your Professional Network for Attorneys,…
Rank this Week: 2100

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers managing and growing your law practice, with a focus on technology, marketing, and management. By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, Joan Feldman and Mark Feldman.

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

    Free Tip Sheet: 40 Ways to Make Networking Work

    Free Tip Sheet: 40 Ways to Make Networking Work
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  • Aug 19

    Attorney Misconduct — Time to Tattle?

    Attorney Misconduct — Time to Tattle?
    Reporting another lawyer’s misconduct can bring on a mix of emotions. If the other lawyer is your adversary and you’ve been battling in the gutter, a bar complaint may be exactly what you wish on this person. Lawyers know a lot…
  • Aug 18

    How to Suck at Networking

    How to Suck at Networking
    If you’re a law firm owner or partner, you know the drill — when you’re not working in your business, you should be working on your business. For most of us, that includes a lot of networking — attending mixers, going…
Rank this Week: 2647

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Aug 19

    Attention: All Hands on Deck

    Attention: All Hands on Deck
    Hey there to my favorite blog readers! Happy Tuesday to each of you from your Girl Friday. I usually only show up on Fridays, so you  know if I’m coming to you on a Tuesday, I have got some big news to share! The entire Academy…
  • Aug 18

    Estate Planning, Hollywood Style

    Estate Planning, Hollywood Style
    Hollywood movies, especially comedies, help reduce people’s resistance to considering end-of-life topics such as estate planning, advance health care directives and funeral planning. Recently, I presented this collection of film clips…
  • Aug 15

    Maximize Your Marketing Budget: 4 No Cost Ways to Increase Revenue

    Maximize Your Marketing Budget: 4 No Cost Ways to Increase Revenue
    As business owners, MONEY is always top of mind – you have revenue goals, actual profits and sales, average fees, marketing expenses, costs per client, revenue per employee… really, the list of numbers is endless. While not being…
Rank this Week: 3832

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Aug 18

    MEANING OF SPIRAL STAIRCASES

    MEANING OF SPIRAL STAIRCASES
    On several occasions recently I have been asked what in the world is up with the Spiral Staircases featured in my blog? As most of you know, my logo has a path….that’s the path to success with coaching.  I then got…
  • Aug 12

    FROM GRIT AND RESILIENCY COMES MASTERY

    FROM GRIT AND RESILIENCY COMES MASTERY
    OK, so just what is Mastery?  Some would tell us that Mastery is facing up to adversity and overcoming obstacles to reach a deep understanding of what you are doing.  But it takes Grit and Resiliency to do this.  Let’s…
  • Aug 4

    MORE ABOUT RESILIENCY

    MORE ABOUT RESILIENCY
    After reading last week’s blog, what did you learn about your personal resiliency?  Are you able to pop back quickly when struck down with a mistake, error or bad event?  I had a thought about talking about the difference…
Rank this Week: 2603