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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Sep 30

    Legislative Research for Congressional Staff: How to Find Documents and Other Resource

    Legislative Research for Congressional Staff: How to Find Documents and Other Resource
    CRS - Legislative Research for Congressional Staff: How to Find Documents and Other Resources. Ada S. Cornell, Information Research Specialist. Michael Greene, Information Research Specialist; Laura A.…
  • Sep 30

    Food Price Crisis Observatory

    Food Price Crisis Observatory
    World Bank: “How do we know if and when a food price spike will become a full-fledged crisis? How do we prepare for such situations? The Food Price Crisis Observatory is an interactive information platform for policymakers, civil…
  • Sep 30

    Statistics on payment, clearing and settlement systems in the CPMI countries – Figures for 2013 – preliminary release

    Statistics on payment, clearing and settlement systems in the CPMI countries – Figures for 2013 – preliminary release
    “This is an annual publication that provides data on payments and payment, clearing and settlement systems in the CPMI countries. This version of the statistical update contains data for 2013 and earlier years. There are detailed…
Rank this Week: 34

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 30

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Texting Liability, Coke Zero Marks, McDonald’s Labor

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Texting Liability, Coke Zero Marks, McDonald’s Labor
    I always enjoy when lawyers on our network get legal insight directly from those who help make the and shape the laws—and Ronald Urbach does just that today as he gathers notes from something an FTC commissioner recently said. Also,…
  • Sep 29

    Why not have lawyers blog as opposed to writing content?

    Why not have lawyers blog as opposed to writing content?
    A discussion on Twitter last week brought home how blogging is different than writing articles. Blogging by lawyers is more about networking, more of a conversation. And much easier to maintain. The discussion kicked off when I read a post in…
  • Sep 29

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Class Action Attorneys’ Fees, Hacked Medical Data, Joint Employer

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Class Action Attorneys’ Fees, Hacked Medical Data, Joint Employer
    As baseball season turns to fall, just as surely does sun to rain out in Seattle. It’s quite fitting, but I think we’ll manage to adjust. But, in the realm of sports, the questions is being raised on whether or not the FCC should…
Rank this Week: 40

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 30

    The Exponential Law Firm - Part 3

    The Exponential Law Firm - Part 3
    The following is the 3rd part of a 4 part post expanding on my short introduction to an ILTA session entitled, Do Robot Lawyers Dream of Billable Seconds? If you have not yet listened to the full session (and you have nothing better…
  • Sep 29

    The Exponential Law Firm - Part 2

    The Exponential Law Firm - Part 2
    The following is the second part of a 4 part post that expands upon a short introduction I gave to an ILTA session entitled, Do Robot Lawyers Dream of Billable Seconds? If you have not yet listened to the full session (and you have…
  • Sep 28

    The Exponential Law Firm - Part 1

    The Exponential Law Firm - Part 1
    The following is the 1st part of a 4 part post expanding on my short introduction to an ILTA session entitled, Do Robot Lawyers Dream of Billable Seconds? If you have not yet listened to the full session (and you have nothing better…
Rank this Week: 100

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: 101

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: 112

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: 197

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: 288

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Estate Map Returns, in a Consumer-Facing Beta

    Estate Map Returns, in a Consumer-Facing Beta
    Remember Estate Map? It launched just over a year ago as a cloud-based tool for estate planning lawyers and their clients. Then, last April, its founder, Minneapolis lawyer Joseph Henderson, announced he was closing it down. In its place, he…
  • Sep 25

    Everywhere You Go, Google is Watching — and Mapping Your Location

    Everywhere You Go, Google is Watching — and Mapping Your Location
    I was in Chicago this week for the Clio Cloud Conference, where I sat in horrified disbelief as keynote speaker Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, described the extent of government snooping on our digital…
  • Sep 25

    Everywhere You Go, Google is Watching — and Mapping Your Location

    Everywhere You Go, Google is Watching — and Mapping Your Location
    I was in Chicago this week for the Clio Cloud Conference, where I sat in horrified disbelief as keynote speaker Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, described the extent of government snooping on our digital…
Rank this Week: 301

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Why Aren't Lawyers Getting Paid?

    Why Aren't Lawyers Getting Paid?
    A recent LexisNexis survey of 309 U.S.-based law firms -- 75% of which were firms with less than 10 attorneys -- reports that 39% of a typical practice’s client accounts are past due. And of these past due accounts, only half are likely…
  • Sep 29

    How Just 45 Minutes a Month Will Net You More New Clients and Repeat Busine

    How Just 45 Minutes a Month Will Net You More New Clients and Repeat Busine
    Do you (or someone in your firm) have 45 minutes each month to dedicate to a proven marketing tactic that will bring you more clients and increase your repeat business?  I can’t imagine anyone saying “no”. Then you need…
  • Sep 26

    A 10-Point Health Check for Your Law Firm Marketing

    A 10-Point Health Check for Your Law Firm Marketing
    A legal news aggregation website called LawFuel.com recently ran a post with a 10-point checklist of how law firms can gauge the health (and effectiveness) of their legal marketing programs. Here’s the list -- how are you…
Rank this Week: 367

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: 372

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Sep 30

    Turn Clients into Client-Advocates: The Brand Experience

    Turn Clients into Client-Advocates: The Brand Experience
    Research suggests that life experiences, not material things, are the key to happiness. Nonetheless, by and large people still choose to spend more of their money on material items because they believe they’re of greater value. After…
  • Sep 29

    Resigned to Being in the Rut?

    Resigned to Being in the Rut?
    Lawyers can easily find themselves, very early in their careers, in a predicament of epic proportions. It happens when you don’t know what to do next, and end up in a rut — a long, deep track made by the repeated passage of the…
  • Sep 26

    Never-Ending Business Development

    Never-Ending Business Development
    If you haven’t figured it out yet, business development is a perpetual, ongoing commitment. It can be especially onerous if you are in a small or solo firm, where you’re not just a lawyer — you’re often the entire…
Rank this Week: 392

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: 458

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: 501

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Sep 30

    16 Questions For A Law Firm Leader To Ponder

    16 Questions For A Law Firm Leader To Ponder
    We live in a unique and challenging time for law firms. Even so, there may be a greater opportunity than ever for a firm to differentiate itself from competitors. It takes real leadership and self reflection.   Here are some questions a…
  • Sep 25

    Social Media: “I Don’t Think Hank Done It That Way”

    Social Media: “I Don’t Think Hank Done It That Way”
    Do you have songs that you hear and then can’t get out of your head? I do and one of them is Waylon Jennings song “Are you sure Hank done it this way” out of my head. I sing it until Nancy asks I find another tune. If you…
  • Sep 24

    Client Development Coaching: Give Me Lawyers with a Burning Desire to Get Better

    Client Development Coaching: Give Me Lawyers with a Burning Desire to Get Better
    Do you know which lawyers in your firm will get the most out of client development or career coaching? After coaching well over 1000 lawyers in the US and Canada, I can usually tell after one meeting with the lawyers. Suppose for a moment I…
Rank this Week: 549

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Personal Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia SERP Analysi

    Personal Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia SERP Analysi
    The image below is a screenshot of a Google search engine result page for the query, “personal injury lawyer in philadelphia.” It was performed in an incognito Chrome browser with location set to Philadelphia, PA on September 29,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 562

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 29

    About ShellShocker Vulnerability

    About ShellShocker Vulnerability
    This summer, there was the “Heartbleed” security vulnerability that affected web servers. Now in the past week, there is Shellshocker vulnerability. About ShellShock Vulnerability Shellshock is a vulnerability in GNU’s bash…
  • Sep 26

    Do You Really Need the Word “That”?

    Do You Really Need the Word “That”?
    The That Tip That is one of the most overused words in writing. I would venture to say half the time you don’t need it in your writing. When we speak we use that as a filler word and it… Categories: Content The post Do You Really…
  • Sep 25

    New York City Personal Injury Law Firm – Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP

    New York City Personal Injury Law Firm – Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP
    Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP, a New York City personal injury law firm, launched a new website. The leading New York City personal injury law firm of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff has been winning NY accident and…
Rank this Week: 653

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Sep 23

    Book excerpt: What should law firms do to improve profitability and LPM? (Part 1 of 4)

    Book excerpt: What should law firms do to improve profitability and LPM? (Part 1 of 4)
    This series was adapted from my new book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, which will be published in a few weeks. This research was designed to help lawyers make the best possible decisions about how to adapt to a...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 655

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Sep 30

    It’s better to own a law practice than to run one

    It’s better to own a law practice than to run one
    An article in our local newsletter featured a neighbor who recently changed careers. I don’t know what they did before but a couple of years ago, they bought a fast food franchise and they recently opened a pizza restaurant in the food…
  • Sep 29

    What kind of attorney are you?

    What kind of attorney are you?
    When you hand someone your business card and tell them you’re an attorney, what do they typically say to you? They ask, “What kind of attorney are you?” or “What kind of law do you practice?” They can’t…
  • Sep 26

    A simple way to find hot ideas for blog post

    A simple way to find hot ideas for blog post
    Are you running out of ideas for blog posts or newsletter articles? Do you want to zero in on topics prospective clients want to know about? No problem. Your competition can help you. Ideas are just a few clicks away. Go find a few popular…
Rank this Week: 663

Golden Practices

Golden Practices

Covers communications, firm branding, firm leadership, firm operations, legal industry trends, marketing and strategic planning. By Michelle Golden.

http://goldenmarketing.typepad.com/weblog/
  • May 1

    Women and Work; Where We've Been, Where We Are

    Women and Work; Where We've Been, Where We Are
    So much chatter about why the percent of women on the earth isn't the same as the percent of women in this business or that industry or the boardroom down the hall. Reach back and...
  • Apr 1

    Set People Up For Success. Be a Bob.

    Set People Up For Success. Be a Bob.
    Setting people up for success is something of an art. Bob had it down pat; he was the consummate professional. He’s retired now, but his reputation of wisdom and effectiveness was earned over decades of...
  • Mar 8

    Guilt. Honesty. Starting over.

    Guilt. Honesty. Starting over.
    I don't post here often enough. I know that. I'm lucky that I started my blog so long ago (has it really been 8 years?) that it was fairly "established" before a gazillion blogs populated...
Rank this Week: 904

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Sep 29

    I’m a New IMS Client … Now What? (Part 4!)

    I’m a New IMS Client … Now What? (Part 4!)
    I’m a New IMS Client: Part 4. Part 4 of this series introduces you to your Google+ Business page and the system that manages your quarterly print newsletters.
  • Sep 25

    Website Optimization

    Website Optimization
    Optimization Part 3: Website Optimization. Website optimization combines best-practice strategies for website development, design, content structure and hierarchy, coding and file compression. This not only serves the purpose of providing…
  • Sep 23

    Is Your Website Designed for Thumbs?

    Is Your Website Designed for Thumbs?
    With larger smartphone screen sizes gaining popularity, it’s becoming even more important to “design for thumbs” – meaning that websites need to be built so that the most important items are within the thumb’s natural reach when…
Rank this Week: 910

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
  • Sep 30

    Stem Client Roundup for September 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for September 2014
    The air’s a little cooler, the leaves are turning, and the kids are back in school – fall is definitely here! September was full of hustle and bustle here at Stem and for our clients. Here’s a look at what …
  • Sep 29

    How To Talk To Lawyers About Online Content Marketing

    How To Talk To Lawyers About Online Content Marketing
    A friend of mine recently asked for my thoughts on how to speak to lawyers about search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM). Steve Matthews is Stem’s resident guru on these topics, and I make it a point…
  • 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 …
Rank this Week: 923

Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers

Covers client service, creativity, leadership, marketing, operations and research. By Mark Beese.

http://leadershipforlawyers.typepad.com/leadership_for_lawyers/
  • Mar 23

    Signs of the time

    Signs of the time
    A few interesting notes: The ACC GC Survey confirms that in-house legal departments continue to expand internally. 83% hired new lawyers when they needed staff. 64% created new positions last year. One GC I met last year said it is...
  • Mar 23

    Building Insight

    Building Insight
    Great article on "Reading a Room" and building insight for leaders.
  • Mar 23

    Growth is Dead e-book

    Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
Rank this Week: 930

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

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

    Time Management Tip #15: Eliminate Bad Client

    Time Management Tip #15: Eliminate Bad Client
    Remember the "Don't Do" list from tip #5?Some clients may belong on your “don’t do” list. Every lawyer has horror stories about bad clients, clients they never should have agreed to represent, matters they should not have…
  • Sep 20

    New Ethics Opinion Outlines Attorneys' Ethical Obligations on Social Media

    New Ethics Opinion Outlines Attorneys' Ethical Obligations on Social Media
    The Pennsylvania Bar Association has issued Formal Opinion 2014-300, a comprehensive opinion addressing numerous ethical issues involved in attorneys' use of social media. The 18 page opinion covers many areas that have plagued lawyers in…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 932

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 25

    Icebergs and Sea Monsters in Treacherous Legal Sea

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

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm
    I recently wrote a post for Edge International Communiqué on the perils of making age-based assumptions about our legal-profession colleagues. I share it here for those who missed it. Both older and younger lawyers can let all kinds of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1053

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: 1103

Blawg Review

Blawg Review

Features reviews of legal blogs.

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

    In Memoriam: A Final Blawg Review

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

    The Civil Rights Act, 1964

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

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special
    From his duck blind on the banks of the Thames, Charon QC watched as Her Majesty's barge and a flotilla of a thousand lesser vessels paraded before an adoring public out in the rain to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's first sixty years.Quite…
Rank this Week: 1116

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: 1129

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 1162

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: 1252

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: 1262

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: 1404

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: 1411

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 30

    Two for Tuesdays: Post-Conference Networking

    Two for Tuesdays: Post-Conference Networking
    We’ve been full of networking tips here at Zen lately with the ILN’s European Regional Meeting happening last week. It’s only fitting that I sum that up with some post-conference networking suggestions on this week’s…
  • Sep 29

    Takeaways from the 2014 ILN European Regional Meeting

    Takeaways from the 2014 ILN European Regional Meeting
    It’s Monday, so that means that the 2014 ILN European Regional Meeting is officially in the books. I want to offer a special thanks to our hosts at Okland & Co DA, and especially their managing partner, Tom Carsten Troberg. As I…
  • Sep 24

    General Counsel Corner: Selecting Outside Counsel

    General Counsel Corner: Selecting Outside Counsel
    For today's General Counsel Corner, I had the pleasure of having a phone interview with Clay Matthews, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for NewMarket Corporation. The question I had for Mr. Matthews was:  What is your process…
Rank this Week: 1497

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 29

    The Art of Estate Planning: What to Do With the Client’s Tangible Wealth

    The Art of Estate Planning: What to Do With the Client’s Tangible Wealth
    Art, Antiques, Jewelry, Sports Memorabilia, Books, Wine Collections, Classic Cars, etc… These are all unique assets with unique laws that impact tax planning, estate planning and decision making. You don’t want to let your…
  • Sep 26

    Does Your Company Need A Transfusion?

    Does Your Company Need A Transfusion?
    Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a crystal ball when we hired salespeople? We could gaze past the haze to see into the future determining if the candidate can prospect, cold call, close, self -start and work as part of a team.…
  • Sep 24

    Planning Takes the Edge Off

    Planning Takes the Edge Off
    In my last blog, I focused on how health care powers of attorney can be useful. Today, I’d like to focus on planning in general. Clients often think that estate planning is for other people: It’s for people on their death bed; or…
Rank this Week: 1557

Business Development

Business Development

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

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

    It's All About Timing

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

    Test them

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

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

    A Great Site, Perfectly Executed, and a Great Site, Very Badly Executed
    Take a look at these two sites:www.mofo.comThe new Morrison & Foerster site. Beautifully designed (I'm amazed a big law firm let something so beautiful, striking, modern and designed actually get built), well-written, organized, everything.…
Rank this Week: 1673

Passion, People and Principles

Passion, People and Principles

Covers strategy, management and client relations. By David Maister.

http://davidmaister.com/blog
  • Jan 5

    Farewell and Thank

    Farewell and Thank
    After nearly 30 years of advising and writing about professional services, I have decided to retire. I no longer plan to consult, speak or write.A wonderful way to mark this decision happened last month (December 2009) when the Association of…
  • Jun 13

    Suspension of Blog

    Suspension of Blog
    I’m going to stop blogging for a while – at least taking the summer off.If you’d like to be notified if and when I return to regular blogging, just add your name to my email list (www.davidmaister.com/subscriptions ) and I’ll send you…
  • Jun 11

    Being a Happy and Successful Lawyer

    Being a Happy and Successful Lawyer
    Stephen C. Ellis is the managing partner at the law firm of Tucker, Ellis & West.What follows is the commencement address he gave at Case Western reserve School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio on May 19, 2008. The title of his remarks is "On Being…
Rank this Week: 1727

Legal Internet Marketing Blog

Legal Internet Marketing Blog

Covers client development, SEO and legal marketing. By SLS Consulting

http://www.legalinternetmarketingblog.com/
  • Sep 13

    Can You Make Your “Boring” Company Feel Exciting Online?

    Can You Make Your “Boring” Company Feel Exciting Online?
    Often, it seems as if the brands that get the most attention for their marketing campaigns are the ones that have an exciting product to sell. This can make many companies feel negative about their own marketing campaigns and the way they…
  • Aug 16

    Taking Full Advantage of Your Company’s Presence on Social Media Site

    Taking Full Advantage of Your Company’s Presence on Social Media Site
    Every company with at least an interest in having a social media presence has put their brand online in at least one of the major social networking sites. While these businesses will not make nearly as much of an impact as those that…
  • Jul 16

    What is Social Media Marketing?

    What is Social Media Marketing?
    For most people, the phrase “social media marketing” conjures up images of Facebook likes and retweets. However, social media marketing is about more than just how popular you are on social media sites. Anyone who tells you…
Rank this Week: 1745

Social Media, Esq.

Social Media, Esq.

Covers social media for legal professionals. By Tyson B. Snow.

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

    20 Interesting Facts About Twitter – Infographic

    20 Interesting Facts About Twitter – Infographic
    Okay, this technically does not have much to do with the law. But if you stop and think for a minute, this type of information illustrates the ever increasing prevalence of social media use in our lives. Given these statistics, it is hardly…
  • Aug 18

    Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

    Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
    This will be a short post because I am in the middle of several patent infringement cases (some of which involve aspects of social media–yay!). I was recently given an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale. For those who are not ……
  • Jun 13

    Trademark Infringement Statutes: Mind Your T’s and M’

    Trademark Infringement Statutes: Mind Your T’s and M’
    The proliferation of social media has resulted in a similar (although not nearly as vast) proliferation of trademark infringement and trademark infringement lawsuits. And while parties may bring claims for “common law” trademark…
Rank this Week: 1781

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: 1812

Bibliolex

Bibliolex

Cover legal marketing. In Spanish.

http://bibliolex.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1849

LawMapping for Success

LawMapping for Success

Covers branding, marketing and social media for lawyers.

http://lawmapping.com
  • Aug 25

    I Wish I’d Learned More About …

    I Wish I’d Learned More About …
    I recently read an interesting post on Lifehack by Brian Armstrong entitled “8 Essential Skills They Didn’t Teach You in School.”  Brian made several great points in his blog post. For example, he wishes there’d been a class on how…
  • Aug 19

    Growing Your Social Networks Organically

    Growing Your Social Networks Organically
    Jonathon Fields has written a great post for social media “newbies” and one of the unwritten rules he lists is “Grow Organically”. This provoked a great deal of thought for me and I wondered what you all thought. We’ve all been on…
  • Aug 11

    Martindale Goes Social

    Martindale Goes Social
    Social Media and Social Networking has finally penetrated the core of the legal profession. A brand new social networking site, backed by the muscle of Martindale-Hubbell/Lexis Nexis, promises to be THE place to network with other…
Rank this Week: 1948

In Black And White

In Black And White

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

http://www.inblackandwhiteblog.com
  • Sep 30

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head
    I worked with a new client today and we embarked on a journey to figure out what she needs to do to leave her job and start her own firm. We created a roadmap. We started by exploring her personal brand… what’s her unique…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2023

Associate Marketing Mentor

Associate Marketing Mentor

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

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

    New Location for this Blog

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

    Associates Contribute to Client Development

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

    Why Marketing and Selling Are Now Essential Legal Skill

    Why Marketing and Selling Are Now Essential Legal Skill
    By Michael G. Cummings of SAGE PDI, Inc. in St. Charles, IL.  He can be reached at 630-572-4798 and mcummings@sageprofessional.com.  Mike is the co-Author: Best Practices In Building Your Professional Network for Attorneys,…
Rank this Week: 2074

The Virtual Lawyer

The Virtual Lawyer

Covers building the law firm of the future, enabling lawyers to meet in person or in cyberspace, accessing resources and information over the Internet, and leveraging systems and tools. By Roger P. Glovsky.

http://thevirtuallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer
  • Jun 7

    Working out of your pocket!

    Working out of your pocket!
    Okay, I admit it. I fell in love with another PDA/cell phone. My last love was a Motorola MPx200, which I bought from AT&T wireless back in 2005. It had everything I wanted: email, calendar and contacts that sync with outlook, voice recorder,…
  • Oct 26

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter
    Although I have been noticeably absent from the blogging world this year, I did manage to write an article as a guest blogger for the LemonJustice Blog. When disputes are not cost effective for lawyers to handle, there often DIY alternatives.
Rank this Week: 2187

Legal Ethics and Marketing

Legal Ethics and Marketing

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

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

    My mistake on Virginia's Rule on Confidentiality

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

    Blogs and Client Confidentiality - a tale of two rule

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

    When is the cost of advertising reasonable?

    When is the cost of advertising reasonable?
    A recent article in the ABA Journal discusses the use of what it calls "deal-of-the-day" coupons, in other words, the GroupOn model, as a method of client development. The article looks at aspects of three state ethics opinions that all come…
Rank this Week: 2209