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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/
  • Apr 16

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Legal Writing, Employment Law on Twitter, Reefer Madne

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Legal Writing, Employment Law on Twitter, Reefer Madne
    Today’s the first day in a bit we don’t have a post on Heartbleed in the Top 10. But fear not, Anna’s covered that over on LXBN. In today’s roundup, Derek Allen has some great commentary on legal writing and Dan…
  • Apr 15

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Healthcare and Heartbleed, Conflict Minerals, Ghost Posting

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Healthcare and Heartbleed, Conflict Minerals, Ghost Posting
    Heartbleed continues to be a big topic on the LexBlog Network, as today Husch Blackwell attorneys chime in on mitigating risk in healthcare. Also, the D.C. Circuit struck down a key provision of the SEC’s conflict minerals rule, and we…
  • Apr 14

    Attorney-client matching websites : Are they innovative?

    Attorney-client matching websites : Are they innovative?
    With the influx of capital into the legal industry, we’re seeing a number of lawyer-client matching sites. The Wall Street Journal’s Jennifer Smith referencing Priori Legal, LegalReach, and UpCounsel reports on the potential of…
Rank this Week: 19

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 16

    Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections of Cyber Risk

    Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections of Cyber Risk
    “The Atlantic Council and Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) have released a pioneering report, Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections of Cyber Risk, to better prepare governments and businesses for the cyber shocks of the…
  • Apr 16

    Federal Reserve Board Beige Book – April 16, 2014

    Federal Reserve Board Beige Book – April 16, 2014
    Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District - Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and based on information collected before April 7, 2014. This document summarizes comments received from…
  • Apr 16

    The Distribution of Household Income and the Middle Cla

    The Distribution of Household Income and the Middle Cla
    CRS – The Distribution of Household Income and the Middle Class. Craig K. Elwell, Specialist in Macroeconomic Policy, March 10, 2014 “The shape of the income distribution is not itself a subject of legislation, but…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Apr 15

    So, What Is Wrong With Law Firm Libraries Today?

    So, What Is Wrong With Law Firm Libraries Today?
    There was an interesting question asked on Twitter this morning by Patrick DiDomenico (apparently preparing for an ITLA presentation on the topic.) At first blush, it seemed to be phrased a bit on the negative side, but it really is something…
  • Apr 1

    Six New Geeks!

    Six New Geeks!
    You have probably noticed that for the last several years, the 3 Geeks have actually been 4 regular geeks and a slew of occasional contributors.  When Ryan came on as a regular geek, we briefly considered changing the name of the site…
  • Mar 27

    Congratulations NRF OCOTY!

    Congratulations NRF OCOTY!
    As a general rule, we don't mention many law firms by name on this blog. On the rare occasions that we do, it's usually because they've done something stupid, or illegal, or they've gone out of business and it's plastered all over the main…
Rank this Week: 56

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: 93

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    Law Firm Internet Marketing Long & Short Game

    Law Firm Internet Marketing Long & Short Game
    The time it takes to “get results” from web marketing depends on the type of web marketing we’re talking about. Even then, the execution matters. For many of you, this post will spend too many words to state the obvious:…
  • Mar 31

    SEO, Social Media & Lawyer Referral

    SEO, Social Media & Lawyer Referral
    Most lawyers know that referrals are among the best sources of new business. On the other hand, most don’t recognize the interplay between referrals, social media and search. In 2 Lawyers, 12 Referrals: The Story Of Brian And Steve,…
  • Mar 26

    Google Supports Attorney Schema

    Google Supports Attorney Schema
    As reported by Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable: Google has quietly added a line to the rich snippets – organizational help document saying they now support “any of its sub-types.” For search geeks, this is…
Rank this Week: 167

Larry Bodine LawMarketing Blog

Larry Bodine LawMarketing Blog

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales. By Larry Bodine.

http://blog.larrybodine.com/
  • Feb 22

    Blog continued at http://www.larrybodine.com/blog

    Blog continued at http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
    Hello! This blog is continued at www.larrybodine.com/blog    
  • Jan 29

    Nancy Fox's Successful Icebreaking Strategies for Networking

    Nancy Fox's Successful Icebreaking Strategies for Networking
    Nancy Fox Nancy Fox, one of the most charming and graceful people I've ever met, outlined her top icebreaking strategies for networking. "Breaking the ice is difficult because people's attention span is so much smaller nowadays, and…
  • Jan 27

    Successful Icebreaking Strategies for Networking

    Successful Icebreaking Strategies for Networking
    Join a free webinar with Nancy Fox on Tuesday (tomorrow) January 28 by registering at http://lawmarketing.com/networking-for-lawyers-webinar. Attendees will get a copy of her fabulous "55 Great Icebreaker Questions" as well as her expert…
Rank this Week: 218

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Apr 16

    Marketing to the Bar

    Marketing to the Bar
    I have spent a good deal of my career trying to get lawyers to spend less time with other lawyers and more time with clients and prospects. In many cases, a lawyer’s business development and networking efforts are more effective when…
  • Apr 16

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?
    Every lawyer knows mismanaging a trust account (IOLTA) can have terrible consequences. However, most lawyers receive little or no training in how to manage a trust account before opening one of their own. Law schools don’t address this…
  • Apr 15

    I Landed the Sales Opportunity, So Now What?

    I Landed the Sales Opportunity, So Now What?
    Question: “After several networking lunches and casual meetings with a potential client, she invited me to come meet with her and her staff to “tell us what you can do for us.” What should I do? How can I make sure I stand…
Rank this Week: 252

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/
  • 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...
  • Nov 27

    Thankful for Second Chance

    Thankful for Second Chance
    I use this forum to discuss things that can help you make a great living and live a great life ®. Typically these things involve business and leadership strategy and/or a marketing tactic. This is not one of those occasions. A few times…
Rank this Week: 300

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/
  • Apr 4

    Jackpot!! Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – April 4, 2014

    Jackpot!! Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – April 4, 2014
    McCutcheon v. Fed. Election Comm’n, United States Supreme Court (4/2/14) Civil Rights, Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Election Law The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, impose…
  • Mar 28

    Tommy Flanagan for the Defense, Your Honor – Justia’s Weekly Writers’ Picks 3/28/14

    Tommy Flanagan for the Defense, Your Honor – Justia’s Weekly Writers’ Picks 3/28/14
    United States v. Bergman, US 10th Cir. (3/28/14) Constitutional Law, Criminal Law Defendant-appellant Gwen Bergman was arrested when the hit-man she thought she hired to kill her husband was in fact an undercover police officer. After trial,…
  • Mar 21

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – March 21, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – March 21, 2014
    Bray v. Planned Parenthood Columbia-Willamette, Inc., US 6th Cir. (3/21/14) Civil Procedure, Communications Law, Constitutional Law Bray is an antiabortion activist and wrote a book, A Time to Kill. In 1985, Bray was convicted for a felony…
Rank this Week: 355

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Top 3 Reasons Attorneys Fail to Grow Their Practices & What You Can Do to Succeed

    Top 3 Reasons Attorneys Fail to Grow Their Practices & What You Can Do to Succeed
    Law firm marketing is a complex and competitive business. And there are many reasons why certain law firms fail to grow or even fail to survive. However, in my working with more than 10,000 attorneys over the years, I’ve come to find…
  • Apr 15

    Free LawMarketing.com Webinar on Creating Engaging Blog Content & Getting More Exposure Online

    Free LawMarketing.com Webinar on Creating Engaging Blog Content & Getting More Exposure Online
    Hundreds of top law firms write new blog content every month, but most of their posts are never read by their top prospects!  What can you do so prospects want to continually read your blog posts? You probably already know that content…
  • Apr 14

    Here's One Banker Who Can Really Help Your Law Firm Grow

    Here's One Banker Who Can Really Help Your Law Firm Grow
    Meet Wally Hayes (that’s him on the right), vice president of Bank of America Practice Solutions and one banker who can really help your law firm grow. If you’ve attended any of our West Coast Rainmaker Retreat sessions, you may…
Rank this Week: 712

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’
    When WordRake , the editing program for lawyers, was first released in 2012, I put it to the test against two of the most eloquent writers on the Supreme Court, Justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan. If WordRake could improve on Scalia…
  • Apr 15

    Avvo Gets Another $37.5 Million in Financing

    Avvo Gets Another $37.5 Million in Financing
    It’s a good time to be a legal startup, it seems. Just three weeks ago, we reported here that Clio, the cloud-based practice management platform, had raised $20 million in financing. Now comes news that the lawyer directory site Avvo…
  • Apr 14

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
    You’ve no doubt heard about Heartbleed, the security flaw that exposed personal information at many leading websites. The flaw was in OpenSSL, an open-source version of the SSL protocol that is used to encrypt transmissions between you…
Rank this Week: 1006

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 15

    Dropbox for Lawyers and Law Firms: a Primer

    Dropbox for Lawyers and Law Firms: a Primer
    According to the ABA’s most-recent technology survey, 58% of lawyers use Dropbox, making it the most popular online file storage option among lawyers. Here is everything you need to know about Dropbox, from how to install it to securing…
  • Apr 14

    5 Alternatives To Dropbox

    5 Alternatives To Dropbox
    No matter what your reason, you can now jump ship and take your data with you. No way we’re looking at the 25+ services listed on Wikipedia, but here are five that you might consider.5 Alternatives To Dropbox is a post from…
  • Apr 14

    5 Alternatives To Dropbox (If You’re Too Cool For Dropbox)

    5 Alternatives To Dropbox (If You’re Too Cool For Dropbox)
    No matter what your reason, you can now jump ship and take your data with you. No way we’re looking at the 25+ services listed on Wikipedia, but here are five that you might consider.5 Alternatives To Dropbox (If You’re Too Cool…
Rank this Week: 834

On Legal Marketing

On Legal Marketing

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

http://scoop.jdsupra.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 11

    Most-Viewed on JD Supra

    Most-Viewed on JD Supra
      For your reference, here’s a quick recap of some of the most well-read articles on JD Supra for the first month of 2014. A quick scan of the list shows that there was a lot on your minds in snowy January, from Sherlock…
Rank this Week: 884

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    Management Meets Engagement: Putting Your Strategies to Work

    Management Meets Engagement: Putting Your Strategies to Work
    Doug Sundheim recently published an article in The Harvard Business Review on a subject of relevance to anyone involved in organizational management – whether in the field of law or any other discipline. His focus is “the chasm…
  • Jan 30

    Should You Ban PowerPoint from your Meetings?

    Should You Ban PowerPoint from your Meetings?
    According to a recent article in Philanthropy Daily, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has banished PowerPoint presentations from meetings of his staff. Instead he requires speakers to prepare six-page summaries of what they want to say. His meetings…
  • Jan 14

    Seven Keys to Retaining Your Client

    Seven Keys to Retaining Your Client
    (Note: The positive feedback I received on an article I wrote about client retention for the most recent issue of Edge International Communique (EIC)* led me to believe that perhaps the readers of this blog might be interested as well. I am…
Rank this Week: 905

Shatterbox

Shatterbox

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

http://www.shatterbox.biz/
  • Aug 28

    How to Break Through the Clutter of Personal Injury Law Firm Commercial

    How to Break Through the Clutter of Personal Injury Law Firm Commercial
    One of my guilty pleasures is periodically recording/watching courtroom series like The People’s Court and Judy Judge to check out the current state of personal injury law firm commercials. For the most part this ad genre is formulaic…
  • Sep 4

    Why Solo and Small Law Firms Are Ripe for Marketing Automation

    Why Solo and Small Law Firms Are Ripe for Marketing Automation
    Small law firm success has always been a matter of making the most out of limited time and resources — a complex mix of too many tasks, competing priorities and unrelenting deadlines. But with the advent of cloud computing and software as…
  • Aug 27

    It’s Time for Legal Marketers to Put Facebook Away

    It’s Time for Legal Marketers to Put Facebook Away
    Facebook has had more than enough time and opportunity to make a difference in legal marketing. So where are the compelling case studies of Facebook for law firms? Where are the clear, replicable methods for acquiring new clients and…
Rank this Week: 952

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: 873

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 875

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: 969

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Apr 16

    The case against having too many business contact

    The case against having too many business contact
    Most business professionals seek to connect with as many people as possible. They equate quantity with effective marketing. In truth, quality is paramount. One high quality contact who is willing to help you is worth thousands of average…
  • Apr 15

    Welcoming new businesses to your community

    Welcoming new businesses to your community
    My local Chamber of Commerce puts out a weekly email newsletter. It features upcoming events such as networking mixers, charity golf tournaments, and a meet and greet with our mayor. It also welcomes and lists new members.  If I were…
  • Apr 14

    Why I don’t obsess over SEO

    Why I don’t obsess over SEO
    I take a rather relaxed approach to SEO. I pay attention to a few things like using keywords, but not at the expense of good writing, and by that, I mean writing that informs, persuades, inspires, and (at times) entertains. I don’t…
Rank this Week: 1309

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 16

    Britains damaged coastlines!

    Britains damaged coastlines!
    A report was released last week by the National Trust which stated that an easier and more maintainable strategy should be devised and is “urgently needed” in order to assist the protection of coastal areas in the forthcoming…
  • Apr 16

    Continuous acceleration in the property market!

    Continuous acceleration in the property market!
    <p><img style="float: right; margin: 10px;" title="house on a key" src="http://www.nlis.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/house-on-a-key.jpg" alt="" width="249" height="373" /></p> <p>Having previously read about the…
  • Apr 16

    Wave goodbye to the British countryside

    Wave goodbye to the British countryside
    Britain’s holds some of the most picturesque locations known around the world, from nature walks to treasured forests, the majority of which are under constant use and enjoyed by many members of the public of all ages. Conversely, a…
Rank this Week: 1394

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
  • Apr 15

    Webinar: The Quality of Link Building

    Webinar: The Quality of Link Building
    PaperStreet’s March webinar details the importance of quality link building. Watch the video below for information about the process of link building and its benefits to your SEO campaign.     Contact PaperStreet PaperStreet…
  • Apr 11

    Now Hiring: Web Developer

    Now Hiring: Web Developer
    Are you a kick-butt web developer? If you know CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, and love web standards, then we want to talk to you. PaperStreet is looking to add a web developer to our team. We are looking for someone who… Categories:…
  • Apr 9

    A Spring Cleaning List for Your Website

    A Spring Cleaning List for Your Website
    We all know many of the old ways of doing business have virtually vanished. When was the last time you used a phone book or Yellow Pages? Most businesses recognize they need to take advantage of current technology to effectively……
Rank this Week: 1431

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

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

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • Mar 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…
  • Mar 23

    Can Lawyers Go Solo in Medical Malpractice Suits?

    Can Lawyers Go Solo in Medical Malpractice Suits?
    From womb to tomb – everybody goes through the hands of a medical practitioner – be it a duly-licensed physician, a nurse, a therapist, a midwife, or a witch doctor. The doctor is bound to the Oath of Hippocrates while the rest…
Rank this Week: 1287

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: 1053

Blogation - Search Engine…

Blogation - Search Engine Marketing Thoughts

Google AdWord, Yahoo Search Marketing (Overture) analysis, and affiliate marketing tips. From David Rodnitzky.

http://www.blogation.net/
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving! See y’all Monday

    Happy Thanksgiving! See y’all Monday
    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at PPC Associates! We’ll be back and blogging on Monday, but until then, enjoy your feasts and football (go Pats!) and family time…and good luck with Black Friday! - Hillary Read
  • Nov 21

    Close the Loop on Lead Gen

    Close the Loop on Lead Gen
    Today’s post is by Account Manager Kevin Neifach, an unabashed Cubs fan and University of Iowa grad who has worked in online marketing since 2009. 
  • Nov 20

    A Guide to Negative Keyword

    A Guide to Negative Keyword
    Today’s post is by Account Associate Bailey Lau, a recent UC-San Diego grad who loves playing softball and football and fueling herself by finding new places to eat. When using broad, broad match modifier, or phrase match keywords, you are…
Rank this Week: 1435

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: 1366

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: 1231

The LinkedIn Lawyer

The LinkedIn Lawyer

Discusses the use of social media by the legal profession. By David A. Barrett.

http://linkedinlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1245

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
  • Apr 16

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: YOU Are a Brand

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: YOU Are a Brand
    "Yes, yes, yes" is what I said when I read Jaimie Field's latest rainmaking recommendation, "YOU are a brand." Whether you like it or not, whether you think "branding" is a dirty word or not, everything you say and do affects how people think…
  • Apr 15

    Two for Tuesdays: Best Practices for Professional Relationship

    Two for Tuesdays: Best Practices for Professional Relationship
    Today's Two for Tuesdays is going to address a problem I've seen fairly consistently over the last decade in legal - a failure to respond to emails. It's a rather HUGE pet peeve of mine, and I want to talk today about why it's important, as…
  • Apr 15

    ILN Firm of the Month - DAHL Law Firm, Denmark!

    ILN Firm of the Month - DAHL Law Firm, Denmark!
    This month's firm of the month is our Danish member, DAHL Law Firm! Congratulations to all of our friends in Denmark!        …
Rank this Week: 2088

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Apr 16

    Any lawyer can be successful when everything goes as planned

    Any lawyer can be successful when everything goes as planned
    Many years ago, I tried a case for a very difficult client. You may know the type of client: They tell you they want a document on Monday, forcing you to work all weekend and then on Monday you find out they won’t look at it until…
  • Apr 15

    Practicing Law: When was I most stressed out?

    Practicing Law: When was I most stressed out?
    A lawyer I coach asked me when I was most stressed out practicing law. For most of my career I didn’t think about what I was feeling as being stressed out. I guess I thought it was just part of being a lawyer. Looking back now, there…
  • Apr 14

    Legal Careers: Are Women Still Judged by Different Standards?

    Legal Careers: Are Women Still Judged by Different Standards?
    Why is it that my work and life will be judged by a different standard than my male partners? That may become the first line in the novel I am writing about a Houston lawyer, Gina Caruso. If you are a regular reader, you know Gina is my…
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Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Apr 15

    Research update: New staff positions in pricing value and LPM, Part 2 of 2

    Research update: New staff positions in pricing value and LPM, Part 2 of 2
    Using existing staff to perform these functions Some firms have adopted a different approach, preferring to utilize the skills of people already on their staff to run project management and pricing: Pricing has become a big part of our…
  • Apr 8

    Research update: New staff positions in pricing value and LPM, Part 1 of 2

    Research update: New staff positions in pricing value and LPM, Part 1 of 2
    This two-part post previews results from my book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, which will be published this summer. All quotes are from managing partners, chairs, and other senior decision makers at AmLaw 200 firms. Each…
  • Apr 1

    Tip of the month: Become a better listener by asking probing question

    Tip of the month: Become a better listener by asking probing question
    You can improve business development results by becoming a better listener. The easiest way is to use simple probes to keep people talking such as “Tell me more about…,” “Could you elaborate on…” or…
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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
  • Apr 15

    Breakthrough Secret Exposed: Use these five steps to increase blog ROI

    Breakthrough Secret Exposed: Use these five steps to increase blog ROI
    While teaching at Purdue University in the 1930s, professor Alan H. Monroe developed a handy way to organize sales presentations. It was so handy that the approach was eventually coined “The Monroe Motivated Sequence.” Widely used…
  • Mar 14

    Gamify Your Web Analytics: A Low Calorie Program For Law Firm Marketers | Part I

    Gamify Your Web Analytics: A Low Calorie Program For Law Firm Marketers | Part I
    2013 will be remembered for many things but for those of us tethered to a sedentary routine—sitting in front of a computer—2013 may be remembered as the year of the “fitness tracker.” In a nutshell—or a fob,…
  • Jan 16

    Blogs Are Social Media. (Law) Bloggers Should Be More Social.

    Blogs Are Social Media. (Law) Bloggers Should Be More Social.
    Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a slacker. In 2013, I added only 10 posts to my blog. But I have lots of entertaining excuses (see below). Surprising to me, despite my slacker status the traffic to my blog has remained respectable. Not…
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LawyerSuccess.com Blog

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

Provides law firm marketing tips, articles and news.

http://lawyersuccess.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Mar 24

    Lawyer Website SEO – Top 10 Tip

    Lawyer Website SEO – Top 10 Tip
    Search engine optimization (SEO) is designed to increase visibility for lawyers’ websites and make your Internet brand easier to locate by legal consumers. Here are the tried-and-true Top-10 for lawyers’ websites: Legal content.…
  • Mar 20

    Internet Branding For Lawyer

    Internet Branding For Lawyer
    The practice of law and maintaining a legal office is plenty to keep any lawyer busy without adding a lawyer website to the load. Right? Actually, a lawyer website is intended to make your life easier, not invoke the “all work and no…
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Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day Deals and Promo

    Tax Day Deals and Promo
    Tax Day is here! Whether you are celebrating getting your tax return finished on time or planning on filing an extension, you may as well enjoy Tax Day deals while you can. Local and national businesses are offering fun freebies on April 15th…
  • Apr 14

    Technology is Always Changing!

    Technology is Always Changing!
    Are you staying current on the latest technological advancements? Here are a few significant updates and notices in technology that have hit the news lately that may affect your office.
  • Apr 11

    Marketing Pawspectives: Facebook vs. LinkedIn Page

    Marketing Pawspectives: Facebook vs. LinkedIn Page
    All my doggy friends follow me on my very own Facebook page: Bandit the Office Dog. However, most of my followers on my Facebook page are not professional or business connections. The best place to keep in touch with business referrals and…
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Rainmaking Club: Law Firm…

Rainmaking Club: Law Firm Marketing & Litigation Support Marketing

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

http://www.rainmakingclub.com/
  • Apr 7

    How to Restart a Legal Marketing Campaign

    How to Restart a Legal Marketing Campaign
    Guilty is not only a jury verdict. It is how I feel, as a legal marketing consultant who has let blog posts and other marketing initiatives slide in a recent rush of client work. Of course, it is good to be busy. But a marketer with no…
  • Jan 7

    Florida Personal Injury Law Firm Sues The Florida Bar over Attorney Advertising Rule

    Florida Personal Injury Law Firm Sues The Florida Bar over Attorney Advertising Rule
    New Florida attorney advertising guidelines that took effect on May 1, 2013 violate the First Amendment and are unconstitutionally vague, according to allegations made in a federal lawsuit by the personal injury law firm of Searcy Denney…
  • Dec 19

    Five Legal Marketing Strategies for 2014 Succe

    Five Legal Marketing Strategies for 2014 Succe
    As the New Year approaches, law firms that bring a fresh, disciplined approach to 2014 business development campaigns will be the most likely to succeed. Here are five recommendations to jump start your law firm marketing efforts in…
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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
  • Apr 4

    CanLII Connects Breaks New Ground

    CanLII Connects Breaks New Ground
    I’m pleased to announce the launch of a great new project we’ve been working on here at Stem. It’s called CanLII Connects and it opened to the public a few hours ago. Simply put, CanLII Connects was developed to improve…
  • Mar 31

    Stem Client Roundup for March 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for March 2014
    The year seems to be flying by!  It is already the end of March and our clients, as usual, have been busy and productive this month. The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association unveiled a new design for its in-house magazine, CCCA…
  • Mar 24

    Breaking Down The Barriers To Blogging

    Breaking Down The Barriers To Blogging
    I’ll choose “Things That I Know Are Good For Me But I Keep Putting Off Anyway” for $500, Alex. In a category that includes “Walking 20 Minutes A Day,” “Cutting Down On Aspartame,” and “Never…
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Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Covers marketing techniques for attorneys and law firms.

http://smartblog.smartmarketingnow.com/
  • Mar 21

    It’s a Different World

    It’s a Different World
    So, my grandfather came off the boat from Sicily. I still have relatives there (in and around Messina) and I can recognize and speak a fair amount of Sicilian dialect, mostly because my father would use it playfully with me … Continue…
  • Feb 9

    The Beatles: It Was 50 Years Ago Today

    The Beatles: It Was 50 Years Ago Today
    My brother Bruce called tonight. When you are close enough to someone for long enough, you know what they’re thinking. I saw his number on the Caller ID, picked up the phone and said “Yes, I have it on.” I … Continue…
  • Jan 29

    Letting Go…Or Not

    Letting Go…Or Not
    I am a person who is not very good at letting go. I have never succeeded at “letting go” of my departed family members or lost loves, and I am currently having a problem letting go of the family dog, … Continue reading…
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Marketing Attorney Blog

Marketing Attorney Blog

Covers law marketing and business development. By Micah Buchdahl.

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Mar 21

    WMT: Is there commonality in marketing a law firm and a restaurant?

    WMT: Is there commonality in marketing a law firm and a restaurant?
    In my monthly contribution to Web Marketing Today, I go off the reservation a bit (pun intended) in discussing Open Table, restaurants and customer service compared to professional services, law firms and client service. In Using Customer…
  • Mar 14

    The Marketing Value of Work-Family Balance

    The Marketing Value of Work-Family Balance
    Perhaps this post is just an excuse to brag about my wife, Ivy Brown, who was recently honored as a Working Mother of the Year in the advertising industry by Working Mothers Magazine and the Advertising Women of New York. The event itself…
  • Mar 11

    LP Magazine - The Impact of the Three R's: Ratings, Rankings and Review

    LP Magazine - The Impact of the Three R's: Ratings, Rankings and Review
    In the March/April 2014 issue of the ABA's Law Practice magazine, I address a law firm marketing topic that never seems to lose steam--the impact of lawyer ratings, rankings and reviews on the legal profession. Of course, I should not really…
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American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/blog/
  • Jan 8

    Downton Abbey Demonstrates Importance of Estate Planning

    Downton Abbey Demonstrates Importance of Estate Planning
    The Season 4 premiere of Downton Abbey aired in the U.S. this week on PBS. (The series is produced in England and Season 4 aired in the U.K. in 2013.) Downton Abbey is a series about a fictional aristocratic family living on an estate in the…
  • Jan 6

    Role Reversal: Discussing Estate Planning With Aging Parent

    Role Reversal: Discussing Estate Planning With Aging Parent
    The parent-child relationship is pretty well defined. Children generally don’t advise their parents. It’s the other way around. However, this dynamic can shift as parents get older and children become adults. This becomes…
  • Jan 3

    7 Tactics for Improving Your Law Firm’s Local Search Ranking

    7 Tactics for Improving Your Law Firm’s Local Search Ranking
    According to Google, 97% of consumers search online for local businesses. As an attorney looking for local clients, local SEO should be part of your online marketing strategy. When your prospects perform an online search, the results are…
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Raising the Bar Blog

Raising the Bar Blog

Covers business development and rainmaking. By Robin Hensley.

http://www.theraisingthebarblog.com
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Law firm rainmaking CLE course

Law firm rainmaking CLE course

Covers client development, messaging, branding and marketing. By Andrew Wilcox.

http://lawfirmrainmaker.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Rainmaker scouting

    Rainmaker scouting
    On a recent cross country flight, I had the opportunity to sit next to a chief scout of a major league baseball team.  To a baseball junkie, this was like Charlie getting the golden ticket.  After 4 hours, I doubt he felt the same…
  • Mar 18

    Spider Sense

    Spider Sense
    Have you ever thought about what you are really selling?Experience, firm name and presence, practice area knowledge, customer service, risk mitigation, your record…These are the usual items that end up on a whiteboard when I consult…
  • Feb 1

    Premature Elaboration

    Premature Elaboration
    Over the holidays you have a chance to catch up at parties with people you don’t see every day.  It’s also a great time for storytelling.  Reflecting on the year. Old stories that get better with time. There are…
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Law Firm SEO Blog

Law Firm SEO Blog

Covers web strategy, internet marketing, and search engine optimization particularly with law firms in mind.

http://www.law-firmseo.com/
  • Feb 12

    Lawyers prefer to link with lawyer

    Lawyers prefer to link with lawyer
    Dan Shure is right, “People like to link to people.” And this is true for lawyers. Don’t believe me? Look around. Go to almost any law firm website and you’re likely to find links to other lawyers. Why? There are…
  • Apr 19

    Do +1?s Increase Click-Through? Google Webmaster Tools Provides Answer

    Do +1?s Increase Click-Through? Google Webmaster Tools Provides Answer
    Have you ever wondered how getting +1?s for your web pages influence click-through rates? Well, Google Webmaster Tools provides might provide you with some answers. Hopefully, by now you’ve already set up and verified your webmaster tools…
  • Apr 10

    How Much Should SEO for my Law Firm Cost?

    How Much Should SEO for my Law Firm Cost?
    One of the most common questions we get is about how much a law firm should pay for SEO. And this isn’t the first time that I’ve written about this subject either. The problem, of course, is that it really depends. But the ultimate answer…
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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…
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Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Apr 16

    Confidentiality, Ethics and Social Media

    Confidentiality, Ethics and Social Media
    I recently received an inquiry from the marketing director at a law firm who asked, Can you guide me on something regarding settlement confidentiality agreements and social media? I am assuming that if I use social media to talk about...
  • Apr 4

    ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Recap

    ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Recap
    Last week was ABA TECHSHOW, the yearly technology conference and EXPO put on by the ABA's Law Practice Division. I was honored to participate once again as a speaker, and to help out with both the Division's book booth, answering...
  • Mar 25

    Women to Watch in Legal Technology

    Women to Watch in Legal Technology
    In this month of March, which is both Women's History Month and ABA TECHSHOW (the leading legal technology conference and EXPO), the ABA Journal has posted a gallery of women to watch in legal technology: Lisa Colpoys, Illinois Legal Aid...
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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
  • Apr 16

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?
    Every lawyer knows mismanaging a trust account (IOLTA) can have terrible consequences. However, most lawyers receive little or no training in how to manage a trust account before opening one of their own. Law schools don’t address this…
  • Apr 15

    I Landed the Sales Opportunity, So Now What?

    I Landed the Sales Opportunity, So Now What?
    Question: “After several networking lunches and casual meetings with a potential client, she invited me to come meet with her and her staff to “tell us what you can do for us.” What should I do? How can I make sure I stand…
  • Apr 14

    Instilling Client Confidence in Your Practice

    Instilling Client Confidence in Your Practice
    In this series, Oklahoma attorney Noble McIntyre has been offering tips on rolling out the welcome mat for clients and prospective clients. His first two posts provided pointers on phone etiquette and office appearance — but it's…
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Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching. By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Apr 14

    ASKING A GROUP

    ASKING A GROUP
    For the last couple of weeks we have been working on just plain old asking for what we want.  Now let’s explore asking a group for something we want.  Here we can use some of our techniques for public speaking to think about…
  • Apr 7

    ASKING IS GETTING

    ASKING IS GETTING
    Ever hear the old phrase “If you don’t ask, you don’t get”?    Well, its true.  Last week you were tasked with asking one person for what you wanted.  Did you do that?  Did you think about…
  • Mar 31

    ASKING FOR BUSINESS

    ASKING FOR BUSINESS
    Some attorneys, especially women, think that asking for business is right up there with being a really bad person.  The Yellow Paper Series at nextion.com  published a recent article which followed a research project to find out if…
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