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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Sep 19

    New GAO Reports – DOD Joint Bases, Federal Real Property, Fish Stock Assessment

    New GAO Reports – DOD Joint Bases, Federal Real Property, Fish Stock Assessment
    DOD JOINT BASES: Implementation Challenges Demonstrate Need to Reevaluate the Program, GAO-14-577: Published: Sep 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2014: “Joint base officials reported varying progress in consolidating…
  • Sep 19

    Assessment for Decision-Makers Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2014

    Assessment for Decision-Makers Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2014
    Assessment for Decision-Makers: Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2014, World Meteorological  Organization, Global Ozone Research and Monitoring Project—Report No. 56, Geneva, Switzerland, 2014. • “The sum of the…
  • Sep 19

    Results from OCLC Research International Linked Data Survey for Implementer

    Results from OCLC Research International Linked Data Survey for Implementer
    “OCLC Research conducted an international linked data survey for implementers between 7 July and 15 August 2014 to learn details of specific projects or services that format metadata as linked data and/or make subsequent uses of it.…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Sep 19

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: BYOD Policy Tips, HR Data Privacy, JOBS Act

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: BYOD Policy Tips, HR Data Privacy, JOBS Act
    It’s crazy just how much of an issue data security is growing to be. Though, considering the fact that there’s data for everything now, it isn’t surprising. But with that in mind, think about HR—and how much more…
  • Sep 19

    E-Discovery and Restructuring: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network

    E-Discovery and Restructuring: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network
    As we close up shop on another Seattle day that’s making it feel like summer will last forever, it’s time to again look at the new blogs joining our ranks this week. This week, we have a pair from two law firms that have been…
  • Sep 18

    Google authorship may not be dead after all

    Google authorship may not be dead after all
    Following Google’s announcement that they would no longer be displaying authors in search results we all thought Google authorship was dead. Me included. Internet marketing strategist, Pam Aungst (@PamAnnMarketing) writes this week that…
Rank this Week: 16

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

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

    Tips for Improving Your Client Retention Rate

    Tips for Improving Your Client Retention Rate
    Client retention consultancy Sparked counts some of the world’s most successful brands as its clients, including Microsoft, Google, Kraft, SAP, Barclays and more.  So it’s worth lending an ear when they release research that…
  • Sep 18

    How to Improve Your Lead Conversions Rate: The Proce

    How to Improve Your Lead Conversions Rate: The Proce
    At the Rainmaker Institute, we have established a working process for lead conversion that is being used successfully by thousands of attorneys across the country.  It begins with understanding the five stages of lead conversion: The…
  • Sep 17

    How to Build Your Firm Using Thought Leadership

    How to Build Your Firm Using Thought Leadership
    Hinge Marketing, which provides marketing expertise for professional services firms, has just released a new book entitled The Visible Expert, which is based on their research into how reputations are built and what they contribute to a…
Rank this Week: 1485

Marketing Attorney Blog

Marketing Attorney Blog

Covers law marketing and business development. By Micah Buchdahl.

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Sep 19

    Attorney's Fake Celebrity Photo Gallery on Website Draws Suspension

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

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

    Peak Season for Law Firm Marketing & Business Development Is Here; Hurry before the Thanksgiving Lull hits!
    It was a joyous day on my work calendar after Labor Day when the kids went back to school. The camp bus pickup at 9 am is replaced by the school bus pickup at 7:25 am. Extended day at school moves the "end of day" from 4 pm to 6 pm. The…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3780

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Sep 19

    Attorney's Fake Celebrity Photo Gallery on Website Draws Suspension

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

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

    Peak Season for Law Firm Marketing & Business Development Is Here; Hurry before the Thanksgiving Lull hits!
    It was a joyous day on my work calendar after Labor Day when the kids went back to school. The camp bus pickup at 9 am is replaced by the school bus pickup at 7:25 am. Extended day at school moves the "end of day" from 4 pm to 6 pm. The…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2782

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

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

    Networking: how to make a great second impression

    Networking: how to make a great second impression
    You’ve met someone new, through networking in person or online. You’ve done the card exchange, traded links, and said, “let’s keep in touch”. What now? How do you bridge the gap between first contact…
  • Sep 18

    How to use your new client intake sheet to get more referral

    How to use your new client intake sheet to get more referral
    There’s a very simple way to get more referrals from your clients. It will also help you build your newsletter list and meet more referral sources. All you have to do is add two things to your client intake sheet. The first addition is…
  • Sep 17

    Finding time for getting things done

    Finding time for getting things done
    Spinning plates. Putting out fires. Treading water. Does this sum up a good portion of your day? Lawyers are paid to solve problems. Other people’s, not our own. If you’re spending too much time solving your own problems, you…
Rank this Week: 3201

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
  • Sep 19

    Week of September 15, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of September 15, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    It's the end of another week here at the ILN, and it has been a BUSY one! I leave on Sunday, first for Budapest to visit with one of our member firms, and then on to Oslo for our European Regional Meeting! We've got some great blog posts…
  • Sep 18

    ILN Member Finds Referral Success with Client Introduction at ILN Annual Meeting

    ILN Member Finds Referral Success with Client Introduction at ILN Annual Meeting
    Our latest referral success story starts in Chicago, with the ILN's 2014 Annual Meeting. As part of our business sessions, our host firm, Arnstein & Lehr, had invited long-time client, Steve Felkowitz, the CEO of Atico International USA,…
  • Sep 17

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: A LinkedIn Rant

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: A LinkedIn Rant
    Today's rainmaking recommendation from Jaimie Field is a little bit different - it's not strictly one of her recommendations, but is a rant she published via her LinkedIn publishing platform yesterday, with some advice on what NOT to do when…
Rank this Week: 3889

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

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

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Marty Burbank

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Marty Burbank
    Our Client Spotlight this week is Marty Burbank from Fullerton, CA. Marty’s well-maintained website, e-News, blog, video center and print newsletters all pull their weight and work together to help him dominate the search engines.
  • Sep 17

    Should You Use LinkedIn's Publishing Platform?

    Should You Use LinkedIn's Publishing Platform?
    If you've spent any time on LinkedIn reading updates, you've likely come across some articles published directly on LinkedIn's Publishing Platform. While this platform used to be reserved for "Influencers" only, LinkedIn has now…
  • Sep 16

    I’m a New IMS Client … Now What? (Part 2!)

    I’m a New IMS Client … Now What? (Part 2!)
    After your successful Design Consultation as explained in Part 1 of this series, your account manager will now help you take advantage of opportunities to establish an online presence that will drive traffic to your site, including a Domain,…
Rank this Week: 2778

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
  • Sep 19

    New Orleans Maritime Law Firm – The Ary Law Firm

    New Orleans Maritime Law Firm – The Ary Law Firm
    The Ary Law Firm, a New Orleans business and government law firm, has launched a new Essentials website. A New Orleans native, Bart Ary began his career litigating serious casualty cases in every judicial district in southern Louisiana. …
  • Sep 19

    Florida Insurance Claims Law Firm – Struble, P.A.

    Florida Insurance Claims Law Firm – Struble, P.A.
    Struble, P.A., a Fort Lauderdale, Florida insurance claims law firm, has just launched an Essentials website.  From offices in Fort Lauderdale and Melbourne, Struble, P.A. represent clients throughout the State of Florida. Struble, P.A.…
  • Sep 18

    21 Ways to Approach Social Media

    21 Ways to Approach Social Media
    Every business knows they should be using social media, but not necessarily how to execute it. Despite the dozens of social media experts who give tips and offer suggestions, it is often hard to truly grasp what the best strategy…
Rank this Week: 1278

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    School’s Back in Session! How Kids Can Teach Us Something About Organization

    School’s Back in Session! How Kids Can Teach Us Something About Organization
    Early September is back to school time. Like so many families this time of year, my husband and I set out to get our kids ready for their first day of school. Part of me was disappointed that summer had flown by so quickly. However, it was…
  • Sep 17

    End-of-Life Planning: Estate Planning at its Core

    End-of-Life Planning: Estate Planning at its Core
    As estate planning attorneys, we do many things for clients: We help clients plan for their own disability; We help clients decide who will manage their assets and care for them when they are sick; We help clients decide what will happen with…
  • Sep 15

    Denial of Death Influences Estate Planning

    Denial of Death Influences Estate Planning
    Why is it so hard to get folks to do estate planning? The tendency to put off this important part of life can be attributed to the Terror Management Theory proposed by Dr. Ernest Becker in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Denial of Death.…
Rank this Week: 3788

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
  • Sep 19

    Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off

    Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off
    Let’s say you’ve been invited to speak at the annual meeting of a group of not-for-profits next month. Specifically, they want to know what, if anything, they should be worrying about relative to your specialty — say…
  • Sep 18

    Lawyers, Depression and Substance Abuse: A Candid Q&A

    Lawyers, Depression and Substance Abuse: A Candid Q&A
    The suicide of actor Robin Williams made many, including me, reflect on how problems related to depression and substance abuse can lead to desperate, irrational actions. Lawyers in general tend to be more susceptible to problems like these.…
  • Sep 17

    Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley

    Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley
    For legal technology, it's been a year focused on start-ups, disrupt-style events, legal hackathons and competitions aimed at improving delivery of legal services. Meantime, developers of law practice…
Rank this Week: 2380

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off

    Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off
    Let’s say you’ve been invited to speak at the annual meeting of a group of not-for-profits next month. Specifically, they want to know what, if anything, they should be worrying about relative to your specialty — say…
  • Sep 18

    Lawyers, Depression and Substance Abuse: A Candid Q&A

    Lawyers, Depression and Substance Abuse: A Candid Q&A
    The suicide of actor Robin Williams made many, including me, reflect on how problems related to depression and substance abuse can lead to desperate, irrational actions. Lawyers in general tend to be more susceptible to problems like these.…
  • Sep 17

    Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley

    Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley
    For legal technology, it's been a year focused on start-ups, disrupt-style events, legal hackathons and competitions aimed at improving delivery of legal services. Meantime, developers of law practice…
Rank this Week: 826

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/
  • Sep 18

    We Cannot Keep New Business Intake In a Vacuum

    We Cannot Keep New Business Intake In a Vacuum
    736-hp VW Golf Toby Brown and I have had a number of discussions over the past few months on how law firms gather information during the new business intake (NBI) process. Toby comments that all of the focus on NBI is process driven, and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1181

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: 314

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Sep 18

    Client Development Questions For Your Law Firm Associate

    Client Development Questions For Your Law Firm Associate
    Greetings today from Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I will be giving four, yes four, presentations at the State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting and Solo & Small Firm Institute. If you would like to see my handout materials for each of…
  • Sep 16

    Client Development: Use Mass Customization

    Client Development: Use Mass Customization
    Who was the most memorable speaker at one of your law firm’s retreats. For me, that speaker was Barry J. Gibbons, the former Chairman and CEO of Burger King. I came away from his presentation with many new ideas about client…
  • Sep 11

    Recommended Reading: Making Rain

    Recommended Reading: Making Rain
    My book recommendation this week is Making Rain: The Secrets of Building Lifelong Client Loyalty  by Andrew Sobel. As an aside, I think you will find his other books valuable as well. In Making Rain, Andrew Sobel tells a great story…
Rank this Week: 3958

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

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

    WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING?

    WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING?
    Ok, so I have an excuse.  I have been in the hospital with a bowel obstruction and that’s why no blog lately .  My Google Analytics tell me that many of you have deserted me in my hour of need.  Do you feel guilty? But I…
  • Sep 2

    MORE ABOUT KINDNESS

    MORE ABOUT KINDNESS
    Hope you had a great holiday…..now back to school for the kids and down to a long haul until Thanksgiving for the rest of us. Have you thought about Kindness?  I would encourage you to not only think about it but start integrating…
  • Aug 25

    IS “KINDNESS” A BAD WORD IN THE LAW?

    IS “KINDNESS” A BAD WORD IN THE LAW?
    I was thinking about kindness as I read over civility rules for lawyers.  Why in the world do we need “civility rules” on top of all the other rules that we who have or are practicing law have dealt with during our…
Rank this Week: 2422

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Covers marketing techniques for attorneys and law firms.

http://smartblog.smartmarketingnow.com/
  • Sep 17

    Marketing Lessons From Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson

    Marketing Lessons From Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson
    In my company’s coaching program, one of the key concepts is that people listen with their eyes. According to the studies I have seen, about 80 percent of what we perceive through the senses is visual. Lawyers, who tend to ……
  • Jun 18

    A Decade of Effort Did Not Earn My Son’s Admiration

    A Decade of Effort Did Not Earn My Son’s Admiration
    My first blog post was on June 18, 2004. Since then, I have posted more than 400 times, a rate of slightly less than one a week. The last time I passed a major blog milestone, my son Max was … Continue reading →
  • May 21

    I hate Atticus Finch

    I hate Atticus Finch
    I hate Atticus Finch. I know, I know. I can’t really hate Atticus Finch. First of all, he’s not real, he’s just a character in To Kill A Mockingbird. Second, he’s a noble character — a paragon, really.…
Rank this Week: 2854

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Rocket Matter’s New iPad Version ‘Not Just an App’

    Rocket Matter’s New iPad Version ‘Not Just an App’
    “This is not just a companion app to our Web version,” Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port said about the iPad app the company released today. “It is a full-featured practice management platform.” In fact, the user interface…
  • Sep 17

    Rocket Matter’s New iPad Version ‘Not Just an App’

    Rocket Matter’s New iPad Version ‘Not Just an App’
    “This is not just a companion app to our Web version,” Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port said about the iPad app the company released today. “It is a full-featured practice management platform.” In fact, the user interface…
  • Sep 17

    Rocket Matter’s New iPad Version ‘Not Just an App’

    Rocket Matter’s New iPad Version ‘Not Just an App’
    “This is not just a companion app to our Web version,” Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port said about the iPad app the company released today. “It is a full-featured practice management platform.” In fact, the user interface…
Rank this Week: 2802

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Sep 16

    Case Study: Update on LPM’s benefits at Bilzin Sumberg (Part 2 of 2)

    Case Study: Update on LPM’s benefits at Bilzin Sumberg (Part 2 of 2)
    Jose Ferrer is a commercial litigation partner at Bilzin Sumberg who has an extensive practice in international disputes and arbitration. As noted in Part 1 of this post, a majority of Bilzin Sumberg’s partners completed our three-month…
  • Sep 9

    Case Study: Update on LPM’s benefits at Bilzin Sumberg (Part 1 of 2)

    Case Study: Update on LPM’s benefits at Bilzin Sumberg (Part 1 of 2)
    Last December I wrote in this blog that “no law firm on the planet has achieved more LPM behavior change, more quickly or more efficiently” than Miami firm Bilzin Sumberg. Since then, the firm’s LPM success has been featured…
  • Sep 9

    Ark webinars to discuss my new book: Client Value and Law Firm Profitability

    Ark webinars to discuss my new book: Client Value and Law Firm Profitability
    In association with the publication of my new book on Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, the Ark Group has scheduled a series of three webinars in which I will discuss key findings from our research with leading experts in...
Rank this Week: 2742

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Sep 12

    Improve Your Firm's Financial Performance

    Improve Your Firm's Financial Performance
    This month's issue of Law Practice Magazine is all about finance. If you're looking for some tips on how to improve your firm's financial performance, this month's issue can help. For example, check out this article from Peter Roberts on...
  • Aug 28

    Don't Let Fear of Your Competition Cripple Your Marketing

    Don't Let Fear of Your Competition Cripple Your Marketing
    Last week, Nancy Myrland did a post on her blog, "Competition Watching? Who Cares?!" in which she reminded her readers that, You can’t go through your professional life not showing your clients and potential clients what you know…
  • Aug 21

    Is There a Gender Gap in the Law?

    Is There a Gender Gap in the Law?
    Here's an interesting infographic from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, addressing the state of women in the law: Brought to you by the online Master of Legal Studies program at @WashULaw What do you think? What are...
Rank this Week: 734

Creating Dominance

Creating Dominance

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

http://edwesemann.com
  • Sep 11

    The Cold Opening

    The Cold Opening
    Law firms are notoriously bad at execution.  They are usually pretty good at planning and plotting strategy, but when it comes to actually doing something – it’s generally bopkis.  Actually, that’s not quite…
  • Aug 28

    Working Capital: How Much is Enough

    Working Capital: How Much is Enough
    The entire concept of capitalization is surprisingly misunderstood by many, otherwise business savvy, law firm partners.  Transactional lawyers spend their time working with large sophisticated clients where cash flow is often not an…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2411

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Sep 11

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm
    I recently wrote a post for Edge International Communiqué on the perils of making age-based assumptions about our legal-profession colleagues. I share it here for those who missed it. Both older and younger lawyers can let all kinds of…
  • Aug 27

    Can You Be Too Nice?

    Can You Be Too Nice?
    To most of us, courtesy and consideration are almost second nature. However, Michael Fertik — founder of reputation.com — says that when we assume a leadership capacity, being “too nice” can actually be detrimental to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2410

In Black And White

In Black And White

Provides strategies for growing your legal practice. By Paula Black.

http://www.inblackandwhiteblog.com
  • Sep 11

    Business Development: Save Time and Do Less!

    Business Development: Save Time and Do Less!
    Most lawyers I know jam their calendars each day with more than two people could accomplish in a week. Is this you? It’s a vicious cycle because we feel terrible not being able to accomplish what’s on the list… instead of…
  • Jul 31

    Is Your Body Trying To Tell You Something?

    Is Your Body Trying To Tell You Something?
    Is your body trying to tell you something? Maybe we should stop and listen! If you are like me and like most over-achievers, you don’t sleep much. You push yourself to finish the brief, to write the article or to read the…
  • Jul 15

    Legal Business Development: When is it Time to Get Excited?

    Legal Business Development: When is it Time to Get Excited?
    How many times have you heard…“Don’t get too excited… You don’t want to be disappointed.” I bet, a lot! When is it time to get excited about a new case or new project? When the client says they’re…
Rank this Week: 4055

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
  • Sep 8

    Tips for Hiring a Law Firm Marketing Consultant: Part II – The Endgame

    Tips for Hiring a Law Firm Marketing Consultant: Part II – The Endgame
    My law firm administrator once said to me, in exasperation, “Consultants tell you what to do, not how to do it.” And he’s right. A consultant (from Latin: consultare “to discuss”) is a professional who provides…
  • Sep 4

    Tips for Hiring a Law Firm Marketing Consultant: Part I – Specialization

    Tips for Hiring a Law Firm Marketing Consultant: Part I – Specialization
    October is “just around the corner,” which signals that wonderful month of the year when you are asked to prepare next year’s marketing budget. No such luck as a blank check. The temptation to procrastinate will be strong.…
  • Jun 25

    A Legal Thriller

    A Legal Thriller
    If the swashbuckling criminal trial lawyer and oft times guest commentator on the CBS network, Paul Batista, had a blog, I’m pretty sure he’d write his own posts. But why waste time on a blog—here today, gone to the archive…
Rank this Week: 4580

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/
  • Sep 5

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

    Catch a Falling Star – Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks September 5, 2014
    Levitt v. Yelp! Inc., US 9th Cir. (9/2/14) Business Law, Internet Law Plaintiffs, small business owners, filed a class action suit alleging that Yelp, an online forum, extorted or attempted to extort advertising payments from them by…
  • Aug 22

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 22, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 22, 2014
    Lodge No. 5 of the Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Philadelphia, US 3rd Cir. (8/18/14) Communications Law, Constitutional Law The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), an incorporated collective bargaining organization that represents the…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 389

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Sep 4

    Offer Unbundled Legal Services to Compete in Today’s Legal Market

    Offer Unbundled Legal Services to Compete in Today’s Legal Market
    While the unbundling trend may be starting out with larger firms for startups and entrepreneurs, it will make its way to down to smaller sized firms and encompass many more areas of law. All lawyers can benefit from learning techniques for…
  • Sep 3

    How to Ask Another Attorney for Help

    How to Ask Another Attorney for Help
    Whether you are calling another member of your firm, or another attorney that you know, be respectful of the other attorney's time and advice.
  • Sep 2

    Using Social Media During Jury Trial

    Using Social Media During Jury Trial
    How can lawyers use social media during jury selection without crossing ethical lines? How can jurors use social media during trial?
Rank this Week: 472

The Legal Pioneer

The Legal Pioneer

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

http://thelegalpioneer.blogspot.com
  • Sep 3

    Last Chance! Upvote the Legal Hackers panel for 2015 SXSW

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

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy
    Mary Juetten, Founder and CEO of Traklight.com, created Traklight while earning her JD at Arizona State University. Instead of taking the bar, she chose to work at another software startup while working on Traklight on the side…
  • Jun 26

    LawKick: Lawyers go Groupon

    LawKick: Lawyers go Groupon
    Tell me about yourself.Aaron George and Michael Chasin met during their time at Loyola Law School. Both quickly learned of each other's entrepreneurial ambitions and past successes starting businesses. Neither of them had a strong desire to…
Rank this Week: 3189

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
  • Aug 31

    Stem Client Roundup for August 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for August 2014
    Whether you consider the end of summer as “the most wonderful time of the year“, or are sad to see the sunny weather on the wane, the end of August is here, and soon we’ll all be back …
  • Aug 27

    CBA Futures Report: Roundup of Reaction

    CBA Futures Report: Roundup of Reaction
    A few weeks back, I published a summary of the new CBA Futures Report over on Slaw.ca. The input and reaction to this report is something we’ve been tracking here at Stem; as we all seem to think (in time) …
  • 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 …
Rank this Week: 780

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

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

    Writing Your Personal Marketing Plan

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

    The More You Blog, The More Clients You Get

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

    YouTube is the Second Largest Search Engine on the Internet

    YouTube is the Second Largest Search Engine on the Internet
    More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. A compelling reason for lawyers to record video is that YouTube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network and it is the second largest search engine, after…
Rank this Week: 228

On Legal Marketing

On Legal Marketing

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

http://scoop.jdsupra.com/
  • Aug 5

    Media Mentions: JD Supra Contributor Content in the New

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

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

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

    Most-Viewed on JD Supra

    Most-Viewed on JD Supra
    From startup needs to SCOTUS cases in 2014, here’s a look at what captured reader attention last month on JD Supra. Takeaways? Several – and here’s one: if you’re a JD Supra contributor and get a call to participate in…
Rank this Week: 1578

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: 253

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: 1831

Lawyer Advertising Blog - Attorney…

Lawyer Advertising Blog - Attorney Advertising & Marketing Info

Covers attorney advertising on TV, radio, billboards, yellow pages, Internet and vanity phone numbers. By Philip L. Franckel.

http://www.lawyer-advertising-blog.com
  • Jul 22

    How Clients Search on the Internet

    How Clients Search on the Internet
    Potential clients are searching for lawyers on the Internet using longtail keywords. FindLaw found that longtail keyword searches where someone was looking for a lawyer accounted for 32% of all searches.  67% were less valuable research…
  • Apr 10

    In the Cloud Sync Storage 20GB and more free

    In the Cloud Sync Storage 20GB and more free
    I was using Dropbox for my law office, but I just found this company (like Dropbox) which has a limited time offer for a free account with 15 GB of storage in the cloud which can sync with all of your computers, tablets and smartphones. If…
  • Mar 8

    How Can Your Video Stand Out From the Competition?

    How Can Your Video Stand Out From the Competition?
    Video marketing is very different than a TV commercial.  A TV commercial is usually a 10, 15 or 30 second advertising spot while video marketing is a longer video commonly used for marketing on a website and social networks like Youtube,…
Rank this Week: 2784

Moire Marketing Blog

Moire Marketing Blog

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

http://www.moiremarketing.com/blog
  • Jul 16

    The Importance of Brand Discovery

    The Importance of Brand Discovery
    If you ever built a house, you understand the importance of designing the structure or floor plan with an architect before laying the foundation. If you are an attorney, you understand the importance of doing some discovery about your client…
  • May 13

    Are you Working in a Mad Men Environment?

    Are you Working in a Mad Men Environment?
    Can we learn anything about account management from AMC’s Mad Men? Lets start by questioning what it is that we really love about the show. Sure, those whiskey-infused morning advertising meetings and the banter between Don Draper and…
  • Mar 16

    March Madness as a Form of Client Education

    March Madness as a Form of Client Education
    Most people eagerly anticipate March's arrival. The days get warmer, cherry trees bloom, the sun still shines in the later in the afternoon and you can hear birds chirping for the first time in months. For me, however, I associate March…
Rank this Week: 4837

Rainmaking Club: Law Firm…

Rainmaking Club: Law Firm Marketing & Litigation Support Marketing

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

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

    Visit the New Legal Expert Connections Blog

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

    When Law Firm Referrals Stop

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

    How to Restart a Legal Marketing Campaign

    How to Restart a Legal Marketing Campaign
    Guilty is not only a jury verdict. It is how I feel, as a legal marketing consultant who has let blog posts and other marketing initiatives slide in a recent rush of client work. Of course, it is good to be busy. But a marketer with no…
Rank this Week: 4424

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

Provides law firm marketing tips, articles and news.

http://lawyersuccess.com/blog/
  • Jun 9

    7 Online Law Firm Marketing Trends for 2014

    7 Online Law Firm Marketing Trends for 2014
    According to Forbes Online, there are 7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014. Jaysen Myers, the contributing author, gives his view of these trends, but we will take a different spin here in this article. Content marketing will be…
  • May 10

    Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy And Hierarchy

    Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy And Hierarchy
    Content marketing is a relatively new term that continues to gain a more cohesive definition by the day. Marketing the content on a blog is a job within itself. Those that attempt to market and write their own blogs often fall short as there…
  • Apr 15

    5 Law Firm Best Practices For Facebook That Can Increase Page Activity

    5 Law Firm Best Practices For Facebook That Can Increase Page Activity
    Facebook, as a platform, loves activity, and they provide you with real estate when you establish your page. There are elements of the page that you can control. Learning to maximize these elements and make the most of the real estate can…
Rank this Week: 117

JDBlogger

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
Rank this Week: 2664

Law Firm Transitions

Law Firm Transitions

Covers business development, knowledge management, alternative billing arrangements, technology and marketing. By Debra Baker.

http://www.lawfirmtransitions.com/
  • May 14

    The Rise of Non-Law Firm Competitor

    The Rise of Non-Law Firm Competitor
    This is the fourth in a series about the five emerging faces of the legal industry. In the new economy, lawyers don’t just compete against other lawyers for a share of the legal services market, they also compete against non lawyers.…
  • Feb 14

    The Efficient Law Firm

    The Efficient Law Firm
    This is the fourth in a series of posts about the New Faces of the Law Firm Competitive Landscape. The next emerging face of the legal industry is the efficient law firm. These are firms that recognize that even the most complex legal matters…
  • Nov 22

    The impact of Mega Global Firms on the Law Firm Competitive Landscape

    The impact of Mega Global Firms on the Law Firm Competitive Landscape
    This is the third in a series of posts about the New Faces of the Law Firm Competitive Landscape While there is no evidence to suggest that bigger is better, that hasn’t stopped a new breed of Mega Global Firms from emerging onto the…
Rank this Week: 4564

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: 4035

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Join Us At Our Strategic Retreat in New York

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

    Wow. That Was Fast.

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

    Rainmaker Lawyer is Now A Registered Trademark

    Rainmaker Lawyer is Now A Registered Trademark
    It is with pride that I announce the registration of Rainmaker Lawyer as a Trademark on the Principal Register with the United States of America. Continue Reading...
Rank this Week: 4486

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: 4637

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

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

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

    Is Your Law Firm Website Copy Client-Centric (Good) or Lawyer-Centric (Bad)?

    Is Your Law Firm Website Copy Client-Centric (Good) or Lawyer-Centric (Bad)?
    When drafting copy for a website, law firms often tend to employ legal industry jargon that may be difficult for prospective clients to understand. They may also describe successes using terms of art that are not meaningful to site…
  • Apr 3

    Announcing the Launch of Salesforce.com Consulting Division for Law Firm

    Announcing the Launch of Salesforce.com Consulting Division for Law Firm
    We're happy to announce the launch of our new "cloud consulting" division that will focus on offering Salesforce.com consulting services to law firms. Salesforce.com is the #1 cloud-based CRM application in the world with a user…
  • Dec 16

    Client Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane Launches New Law Firm Website Running on Drupal

    Client Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane Launches New Law Firm Website Running on Drupal
    Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane is a leading Connecticut law firm with offices in Greenwich and New Canaan (as well as 3 locations outside Connecticut) that recently launched its new website. Running on Drupal, the website features a…
Rank this Week: 1183

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: 593

Professional Development…

Professional Development Perspectives

Covers client development, leadership and time management. By Cynthia Pladziewicz.

http://www.professionaldevelopmentperspectives.com
  • Feb 24

    Advice for the Next Generation of Women Lawyers: Forging Your Path To Succe

    Advice for the Next Generation of Women Lawyers: Forging Your Path To Succe
    Last week, Linda Chanow, Director of the Women in Law Center, opened the Women in Law Institute with advice for forging success in law.  The Institute, a program for young women law students and early career lawyers, is sponsored by the…
  • Feb 24

    Advice for the Next Generation of Women Lawyers: Forging Your Path To Succe

    Advice for the Next Generation of Women Lawyers: Forging Your Path To Succe
    Last week, Linda Chanow, Director of the Women in Law Center, reached out to advise a sea of dark-suited young women law students and early career lawyers attending a conference sponsored by the Center and Ms. JD.  Ms. Chanow comes by…
  • Jan 2

    New Lawyers and the Push to "Declare a Major"

    New Lawyers and the Push to "Declare a Major"
    Bottom line, here’s my advice to law students who want to make a living as a lawyer: Figure out as soon as possible what kind of lawyer you should be (based on some combination of your passions, abilities and financial requirements),…
Rank this Week: 3890

Amy Campbell's Web Log

Amy Campbell's Web Log

Covers new media, web marketing and law firm marketing. From Amy Campbell of infoworks1.com.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/amy
  • Jan 27

    Legal Services Predictions and Trends for 2014

    Legal Services Predictions and Trends for 2014
    Here is a collection of informative trend pieces and prognostications on where legal services is headed. If you have other resources you would like to add to this list, please use the comment feature to add them. Legal Industry Predictions…
  • Sep 28

    Technology Disruption Takes Hold on Big Law

    Technology Disruption Takes Hold on Big Law
    I don’t pretend to be any type of analyst on the legal industry, but I do recognize an important article when I see one. Anyone working in legal services should find reading Who’s eating law firms’ lunch? by Rachel Zahorsky…
  • Mar 14

    Know Thy Facebook Privacy Setting

    Know Thy Facebook Privacy Setting
    The Wall Street Journal published an article this week worth sharing. In A Guide to Facebook Privacy Options, Lorie Faith Cranor, an associate professor and director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon…
Rank this Week: 2777