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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 15

    US Institute of Peace – Negotiating Civil Resistance

    US Institute of Peace – Negotiating Civil Resistance
    Negotiating Civil Resistance July 19, 2017. By Anthony Wanis-St. John and Noah Rosen. United States Institute of Peace. “Reviewing the literature on negotiation and civil resistance, this report examines the current divide between the…
  • Aug 15

    Gallup – 2 Reasons Why Employee Engagement Programs Fall Short

    Gallup – 2 Reasons Why Employee Engagement Programs Fall Short
    Larry Emond – Gallup: “…An employee engagement program needs to be a manager education and development initiative, not a measurement initiative — but many are really just the latter. An annual survey by itself does…
  • Aug 15

    CBO – The Effects of Terminating Payments for Cost-Sharing Reduction

    CBO – The Effects of Terminating Payments for Cost-Sharing Reduction
    “Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurers receive federal payments to cover costs incurred when offering plans with reduced deductibles, copayments, and other cost sharing to some people who purchase plans through the ACA…
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/
  • Aug 12

    Vegas to Tulsa to Norman

    Vegas to Tulsa to Norman
    That’s where I am headed to this next week. Las Vegas for ILTCON, the International Legal Technology Association annual conference, from Monday late afternoon to midday Wednesday. Disliking Las Vegas, and having been to two conferences…
  • Aug 10

    Do law schools take professional development of students seriously?

    Do law schools take professional development of students seriously?
    In the last week I’ve had exchanges with a couple law schools that made me wonder how serious law schools take professional development of their students. I’m basing this on my belief that a law student’s understanding of…
  • Aug 9

    Law school operated WordPress a replacement for today’s law review

    Law school operated WordPress a replacement for today’s law review
    With the advent of the Internet, and with it the expansion of open publishing, it’s not reasonable to expect law reviews to continue in their current form. Law professors looking to publish should be provided their own “printing…
Rank this Week: 30

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: 103

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

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

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    "Do You Miss Me Yet?" - Reestablishing the Corporate Librarian

    "Do You Miss Me Yet?" - Reestablishing the Corporate Librarian
    It almost never fails when I run into someone I used to work with. The conversation starts with "Hey... how's the law library world? It's gotta be tough with all those books being online now." (The implication being "aren't you worried about…
  • Aug 10

    “How Do You Document Real Life When Real Life Is Getting More Like Fiction Every Day? ”

    “How Do You Document Real Life When Real Life Is Getting More Like Fiction Every Day? ”
    I recently started a new job in a different building in downtown Toronto. I left law firms after working in firms for almost 15 years. Afraid I would miss law firm life, I thought binge watching Suits, would help remind me of my previous…
  • Aug 3

    Convergence Initiatives and Panel Programs — What If The Data Says We're Wrong?

    Convergence Initiatives and Panel Programs — What If The Data Says We're Wrong?
    Self-reflection can easily become self-delusion. I’m either about to write something that runs counter to my own vested interests, or I’m preemptively defending those interests from unfriendly empirical evidence. I don’t…
Rank this Week: 108

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Aug 14

    Things Lawyers Think Are Tax Deductible That Are Not

    Things Lawyers Think Are Tax Deductible That Are Not
    Not everything that seems like a business expense is tax deductible. Here are a few things that lawyers commonly assume they can deduct, but they cannot. Things Lawyers Think Are Tax Deductible That Are Not was originally published on…
  • Aug 14

    Tax Traps, Tech Fails, and Revising Pitche

    Tax Traps, Tech Fails, and Revising Pitche
    Three podcasts we're listening to this week: On the Road, Kennedy-Mighell Report, and Pitch Makeover. Tax Traps, Tech Fails, and Revising Pitches was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Aug 14

    With Outbound Calling, Ruby Receptionists Helps You Keep in Touch

    With Outbound Calling, Ruby Receptionists Helps You Keep in Touch
    The remote receptionists at Ruby can place your outbound calls for you so you don't have to. With Outbound Calling, Ruby Receptionists Helps You Keep in Touch was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
Rank this Week: 120

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Aug 11

    Register for PILMMA & Get Law Practice Blueprint Video Library as Your Free Gift

    Register for PILMMA & Get Law Practice Blueprint Video Library as Your Free Gift
    You've probably heard the old saying, “If you're not growing, you're dying.” That's true not only in our personal development but in the work we do day-to-day. So, where does your practice stand? Are you struggling? Stagnant?…
  • Aug 8

    Report: Winning New Business in a Competitive Market is Still a Challenge for Law Firm

    Report: Winning New Business in a Competitive Market is Still a Challenge for Law Firm
    Winning new business and getting more work from clients is a challenge facing law firms today, in a market that attorneys describe as "competitive" and "very competitive." "In a flat market, winning new business often means taking market…
  • Aug 6

    LawLytics Mass Torts Update Webinar For Summer 2017

    LawLytics Mass Torts Update Webinar For Summer 2017
    Overview: US Supreme Court decision limiting personal jurisdiction for mass torts in state courts. SCOTUS kicks out 592 non-resident plaintiffs. The best path forward for mass tort plaintiffs. 3 Mass torts heading for settlement: Taxotere:…
Rank this Week: 199

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.

https://onward.justia.com/
  • Jul 28

    The Collaborative Law Firm: Instant Messaging Service

    The Collaborative Law Firm: Instant Messaging Service
    When your firm has grown beyond a few people in a small office, instant messaging can help keep communication flowing amongst your attorneys and office staff, but which service should you use? In this first post in our new series on building…
  • Jul 5

    Page Speed Tips and Tools — Speed up your Website Today!

    Page Speed Tips and Tools — Speed up your Website Today!
    The speed in which your web pages load is of utmost importance to your search engine optimization, and more importantly, for your users. In this article we discuss some of the best practices for improving your web page performance, as well as…
  • May 19

    Live Blog: Building beautiful, interactive AMP pages for e-commerce & beyond #io17

    Live Blog: Building beautiful, interactive AMP pages for e-commerce & beyond #io17
    Google I/O 2017 is winding up and so is our Live Blog coverage, but we have one more session to attend. Join us as we learn about how AMP can be used for more than just plain content #io17 The post Live Blog: Building beautiful, interactive…
Rank this Week: 295

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Breaking: $100 Million Investment Combines Litéra, Microsystems, XRef, and The Sackett Group #ILTACON

    Breaking: $100 Million Investment Combines Litéra, Microsystems, XRef, and The Sackett Group #ILTACON
    Just announced at ILTACON in Las Vegas is the combination of four leading legal document technologies – Litéra, Microsystems, XRef and The Sackett Group – into a single business they believe will better serve their more…
  • Aug 14

    Connections that Matter.

    Connections that Matter.
    We rely on technology integrations for more efficiency in our home lives every day.  Why are we slower to implement integrated technology into our law firms and our business workflows? The post Connections that Matter. appeared first on…
  • Aug 14

    ABA and Jones Day Launch Website to Connect Veterans to Legal Service

    ABA and Jones Day Launch Website to Connect Veterans to Legal Service
    At its annual meeting in New York Saturday, the American Bar Association announced the launch of VetLex.org, a website, developed in partnership with the law firm Jones Day, that matches veterans in need of pro bono legal services with…
Rank this Week: 296

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/
  • Jul 20

    Announcement From Dave Lorenzo: New Video Show

    Announcement From Dave Lorenzo: New Video Show
    I’m posting this article to introduce you to something new I’m sure you will find valuable.   A few weeks ago I launched a new daily business video show to help lawyers and business leaders make a great living and live a…
  • Jul 11

    We Have Moved

    We Have Moved
    Attorneys: Please join us for new content updated every day at Valtimax.com We still help attorneys make a great living and live a great life® We are just doing it in a new place. Our New Name is Valtimax Consulting. Come visit…
  • Jan 24

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo
    We are excited to announce two outstanding new development experiences with Dave Lorenzo.Valtimax Revenue Revolution This full day seminar is designed to help you boost your law firm revenue in just one day. Join Dave Lorenzo as he presents…
Rank this Week: 365

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Free Training Webinar for NACBA Members on Using LinkedIn to Build a Referral Network

    Free Training Webinar for NACBA Members on Using LinkedIn to Build a Referral Network
    Are you harnessing the power of LinkedIn to build a robust referral network for your consumer bankruptcy practice? LinkedIn is a powerful social media tool for lawyers and litigators. Most attorneys already have a profile on LinkedIn, but…
  • Aug 10

    The 10 Key Principles of Successful Law Firm Management

    The 10 Key Principles of Successful Law Firm Management
    Whether you are a solo practitioner or the owner of a small law firm, there are 10 key principles of law firm management you must focus on to ensure your firm is successful over time: #1: Marketing. The purpose of marketing is to…
  • Aug 7

    Time to Start Fresh with Your Law Firm Social Media Outreach

    Time to Start Fresh with Your Law Firm Social Media Outreach
    I’ve been writing about social media marketing for law firms so long that my first blog post about the subject here talked about the most popular platform being MySpace! That was 10 years ago. Facebook was only 3 years old. LinkedIn was…
Rank this Week: 372

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 15

    The ‘Day 1’ Law Firm: Adopt This Jeff Bezos Mantra to Grow Your Practice

    The ‘Day 1’ Law Firm: Adopt This Jeff Bezos Mantra to Grow Your Practice
    Jeff Bezos has many powerful mantras for his business, but this is one of my favorites: It's always "Day 1" at Amazon. What he means is that Amazon will never stop being a startup. It’s a message that he drilled down on in a recent…
  • Aug 15

    The ‘Day 1’ Law Firm: Adopt This Jeff Bezos Mantra to Grow Your Practice

    The ‘Day 1’ Law Firm: Adopt This Jeff Bezos Mantra to Grow Your Practice
    Jeff Bezos has many powerful mantras for his business, but this is one of my favorites: It's always "Day 1" at Amazon. What he means is that Amazon will never stop being a startup. It’s a message that he drilled down on in a recent…
  • Aug 14

    Regaining Command of Email

    Regaining Command of Email
    Email is the global de facto communication standard. Business use of email continues to grow. Email is also a hybrid form of communication — a written form used conversationally. This hybrid nature, coupled with habits developed early…
Rank this Week: 376

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: 456

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Is Your Legal Marketing Company Following Google’s AdWords Third-Party Policy?

    Is Your Legal Marketing Company Following Google’s AdWords Third-Party Policy?
    Do you pay someone to manage your law firm’s AdWords campaigns? No? You might want to consider it. Unless you’re a sophisticated paid search media manager and have the time to devote to properly managing your campaigns,…
  • Feb 1

    How to Choose a Good SEO Company for Your Law Firm

    How to Choose a Good SEO Company for Your Law Firm
    Selecting the right SEO company can feel like a daunting task. Many lawyers simply don’t know enough about SEO to make an informed decision. So, inspired by Rand’s recent post, I figured I would share some advice about how I would…
  • Jan 20

    Web Analytics Lie

    Web Analytics Lie
    Here’s a conversation I regularly have with lawyers: Me: How does your website traffic look? Lawyer: It’s great, goes up every month. Me: Excellent! So you’re getting a lot of inquiries from potential clients? Lawyer: Wait,…
Rank this Week: 461

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: 529

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Oct 13

    Client Development: Get Great Returns on Your Time Investment

    Client Development: Get Great Returns on Your Time Investment
    "Time Management" "Writing" The post Client Development: Get Great Returns on Your Time Investment appeared first on Cordell Parvin Blog.
  • Oct 11

    Are you getting the most from your time investment?

    Are you getting the most from your time investment?
    I started a coaching session a few weeks ago asking the lawyer what she would like to get out of our coaching session. The lawyer replied: Find a way to give me more hours in a day. Are you like that lawyer, wishing someone could find more…
  • Oct 6

    Authenticity: You Gotta Have It

    Authenticity: You Gotta Have It
    I hope each of you had the chance to read Mette Kurth’s guest post: Your Sales Pitch: Better to be like Pistachio. I believe that authenticity can be Pistachio. So, speaking of debates, I believe the Vice Presidential debate showed an…
Rank this Week: 576

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Aug 15

    5 Best Practices for Conversion Driven Law Firm Website

    5 Best Practices for Conversion Driven Law Firm Website
    If your website is not engaging visitors, then the traffic coming to your website is wasted. As a result, we have outlined our 5 best practices to help drive conversions and generate more revenue for your law firm. Categories:…
  • Aug 3

    How Great Lawyers Can Use Videos and Social Media to Get Their Message Across In 30 Seconds Or Less: Part 1

    How Great Lawyers Can Use Videos and Social Media to Get Their Message Across In 30 Seconds Or Less: Part 1
    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn and more...social media is now intertwined with people’s daily lives. In the first of this two part series, we’ll examine how lawyers can use social media to convey their message. …
  • Aug 2

    PaperStreet Launches New Essentials Website for Johnson Jackson LLC

    PaperStreet Launches New Essentials Website for Johnson Jackson LLC
    PaperStreet launched a new Essentials website for Johnson Jackson, LLC in July 2017. The Tampa, Florida-based firm seeks to create an environment that makes it possible for their lawyers to provide only the highest quality service to clients.…
Rank this Week: 632

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Aug 8

    How to increase new business through active listening (Part 1 of 2)

    How to increase new business through active listening (Part 1 of 2)
    Why is listening hard for so many lawyers? Because you have to talk less. (One of the reasons I am a bit of a fanatic on this topic is that, like many lawyers, I would rather talk than listen.) Many experts say that when you are building…
  • Jul 25

    Seyfarth’s recent layoffs:  Much ado about nothing

    Seyfarth’s recent layoffs:  Much ado about nothing
    The LPM sky is not falling. In fact, we predict that a few years from now almost no one will remember the Seyfarth hiccup.  The firms that will be healthiest will be the ones that have given clients what they are asking for: LPM, LPM,…
  • Jul 11

    Legal project management and business development (Part 2 of 2)

    Legal project management and business development (Part 2 of 2)
    By Jim Hassett and Jonathan Groner Stuart J.T. Dodds is director of global pricing and LPM at Baker McKenzie, one of the largest law firms in the world, with over 4,500 lawyers and 77 offices in 47 countries. Dodds is...
Rank this Week: 638

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Aug 15

    How to start a conversation with a stranger

    How to start a conversation with a stranger
    Being able to approach and speak to strangers is a valuable skill to have in your marketing quiver. Like any skill, you can get better with practice. Yesterday, after my walk, I was at the park cooling down and saw a mother pushing her two…
  • Aug 14

    A lesson from the clean-cut men in white dress shirt

    A lesson from the clean-cut men in white dress shirt
    When I started practicing, it was well known that IBM had some of the best salesmen in the world. I say salesmen because as far as I know, they were nearly all men. They all wore the IBM uniform–white dress shirt, dark suit and tie,…
  • Aug 11

    E.G.B.O.K.

    E.G.B.O.K.
    E.G.B.O.K. Everything’s going to be okay. You’re problems will be resolved, your goals will be achieved, and you’ll live happily ever after. At least that’s what you should assume because assuming otherwise won’t…
Rank this Week: 643

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

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

    Brand Story Marketing: Clarify, Connect and Close

    Brand Story Marketing: Clarify, Connect and Close
    People don’t hire lawyers. People hire people who are lawyers. -- Kyle Krull, Esq., 2017 One of the most powerful changes you can make in your marketing is to drop your pretenses, your legal jargon and your lawyer’s mask to...
  • Aug 14

    How Do Break-Out Law Firms Close More Business at Higher Fees?

    How Do Break-Out Law Firms Close More Business at Higher Fees?
    Beyond marketing, what is the single most important change you could make in your law practice to drive revenue and boost fees? Develop a strategic sales process. How important is sales process? The RAIN Group Center for Sales Research…
  • Aug 11

    Why Should You Attend The Summit 2017?

    Why Should You Attend The Summit 2017?
    I know your inbox is overflowing with exciting invitations to conferences, workshops and boot camps … all promising to teach or show you the next greatest thing that will “transform your practice.” So why should you spend precious time…
Rank this Week: 849

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
  • Feb 28

    Stem Client Roundup for February 2017

    Stem Client Roundup for February 2017
    While February is only a couple days shorter than most months, that missing handful of days is acutely felt right around now! Nevertheless, our clients managed to fit in lots of blogging, speaking, sponsoring and teaching this month.…
  • Feb 8

    New Blogs and Podcasts at Lawblogs.ca

    New Blogs and Podcasts at Lawblogs.ca
    Time again to showcase some of the newest additions to lawblogs.ca, Stem’s directory of Canadian legal blogs and podcasts. Here’s a look at some of the publications that have been added since our last update: Borderlines…
  • Jan 31

    Stem Client Roundup for January 2017

    Stem Client Roundup for January 2017
    Well, it’s a new year. Though the first month of 2017 has not held much of the positive change that so many of us were wishing for, time rolls on and we all try to effect change in our own …
Rank this Week: 865

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: 892

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

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

    5 Ways You Can Ease the Burden of Your Law School Debt

    5 Ways You Can Ease the Burden of Your Law School Debt
    This is a guest post by Andrew Josuweit, the CEO of Student Loan Hero, a company that combines easy-to-use tools with financial education to help millions of Americans living with student loan debt. All opinions and information contained in…
  • Jun 23

    Client is Questioning a Legal Bill - Can This Relationship Be Saved?

    Client is Questioning a Legal Bill - Can This Relationship Be Saved?
    When a client begins questioning your bills, is it the beginning of the end of the client relationship? A lawyer recently told me, “If the client is questioning my bills, it means the client doesn’t trust me, and the…
  • Jun 6

    The First Two Rules of Marketing: Know Your Purpose and Your Audience

    The First Two Rules of Marketing: Know Your Purpose and Your Audience
    Marketing Basics: Who's Your Audience? Two of the most basic rules of marketing are: (1) know your purpose and (2) know your audience. But as basic as these rules are, they are violated surprisingly frequently. Take, for example, the…
Rank this Week: 899

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: 901

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 920

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: 940

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Aug 10

    Could Regular Interviews Help Law Firms Retain Valuable Staff?

    Could Regular Interviews Help Law Firms Retain Valuable Staff?
    A brief article in Canadian Business suggests a way that businesses and professional companies like law firms can help to identify areas of concern among valuable legal and support staff before they lead to major…
  • Aug 3

    Cybersecurity Essential to Law Firm

    Cybersecurity Essential to Law Firm
    In an article on law-firm cybersecurity that appeared in LawTech News  in June 2017, Ian Lopez said: “According to a recent report from IT security provider LogicForce, hacking attempts were made on over 200 U.S. law…
  • Jul 27

    Literary Essay Assignment as a Recruitment Tool?

    Literary Essay Assignment as a Recruitment Tool?
    Bloomberg’s Big Law blog reports on an intriguing hiring tactic recently deployed by the intellectual property boutique Fisch Sigler LLP of Washington, D.C. Applicants for the position of associate at the firm…
Rank this Week: 983

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/
  • Aug 10

    Flexibility and Urgency in Hiring

    Flexibility and Urgency in Hiring
    It’s no longer 2009.  With unemployment rates hovering close to 4%, employers need to change their approach to recruiting talent. In the legal search business, we are seeing candidates who are being much more discriminating about…
  • Feb 9

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network
    If you are a professional services provider and you want to grow your business, you know the importance of marketing.  Whether you are a lawyer seeking to represent startup technology companies, an agency recruiter like me who is looking…
  • Jan 20

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error
    It is no secret that lawyers as a group are an unhappy lot.  I could give my own explanation for this but today, after we have just sworn in a President who is starting a new career, I thought I would share a few thoughts about career…
Rank this Week: 1000

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: 1045

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: 1095

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: 1169

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: 1214

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: 1334

Zen & The Art of Legal Networking

Zen & The Art of Legal Networking

Covers legal marketing, risk management, client service and social media. By Lindsay Griffiths.

http://www.zenlegalnetworking.com
  • Aug 15

    ILN Firm of the Month – VGCD – Colombia!

    ILN Firm of the Month – VGCD – Colombia!
    The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, VGCD, Colombia! Valbuena Gamboa García Cardona (VGCD) is a Colombian-based firm located in Bogotá. This firm was created to provide legal services domestically and…
  • Jul 26

    Two Easy Tips to Power Network Like a Pro

    Two Easy Tips to Power Network Like a Pro
    How can we network better? Many posts offer the same tips, spun in a different way – and that’s important, because I can always get something out of implementing the tried and true.  But when I find something unique,…
  • Jul 18

    What’s Holding us Back from Real Change in Legal?

    What’s Holding us Back from Real Change in Legal?
    “Change or die.” How many times have you heard that over the last eight years? A friend of mine in the legal industry pointed that out to me recently, along with commenting that it always sounds so dire. And…
Rank this Week: 1414

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: 1443

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Aug 14

    Americans’ Views on End-of-Life Care

    Americans’ Views on End-of-Life Care
    What really matters to us in our final days? A recent survey on end-of-life care by The Economist and the Kaiser Family Foundation sheds new light on our views in the U.S. I’m sharing some of the highlights with you here, along with…
  • Aug 11

    Is Your Networking… Working?

    Is Your Networking… Working?
    So you had an excellent networking meeting with one of your professional connections, and talked about holding an endorsed seminar for their clients. You’re excited about the prospect of a room full of qualified prospects, until they…
  • Aug 9

    Basics of Estate Planning: Asset Protection – Part 3

    Basics of Estate Planning: Asset Protection – Part 3
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. This week, we’ll take yet another look at asset protection. In the Part 1, we saw that much depends upon whose assets you are looking to protect. We saw that, if the…
Rank this Week: 1449

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: 1574

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

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

http://www.lawyercasting.com/
  • May 11

    Does Your Law Firm Website Minimize Interaction Cost?

    Does Your Law Firm Website Minimize Interaction Cost?
    The usability experts at Nielsen Norman Group (NNG) have identified "interaction cost" as a key measure of website usability. As NNG defines it, "interaction cost" is "the sum of efforts -- mental and physical -- that…
  • May 6

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile-Friendly?

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile-Friendly?
    As many readers may have heard, April 21, 2015 was M-Day - the date on which Google expanded use of "mobile-friendliness" as a ranking signal in mobile searches. That is, going forward from that date, Google will prioritize websites…
  • Apr 23

    Fewer Fields in a Form Drives Conversion

    Fewer Fields in a Form Drives Conversion
    We often get asked by clients how many fields to include in online forms such as forms on a Contact Us page or an email newsletter signup form. We recently came across an infographic from FormStack (a provider of online...
Rank this Week: 1625

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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1695

Bibliolex

Bibliolex

Cover legal marketing. In Spanish.

http://bibliolex.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1759

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

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

    WSJ: Time to Rank the Rankers of Lawyers?

    WSJ: Time to Rank the Rankers of Lawyers?
    Wall Street Journal You have NO IDEA how much I nodded my head when picking up this morning’s Wall Street Journal and seeing reporter Sara Randazzo’s article on Time to Rank the Rankers of Lawyers? It has seemingly been a huge…
  • Jul 17

    LP Magazine – Evaluate Your Networking: See and Be Seen

    LP Magazine – Evaluate Your Networking: See and Be Seen
    ABA Law Practice Magazine Ah, the ancient art of face-to-face. Ironically, it is still perhaps the greatest business development tool known to man (and woman). Yet, as we seemingly get busier and busier each day, face time has been replaced…
  • Apr 18

    2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference: Twitter in the Court — Social Media Issues for Judges, Lawyer

    2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference: Twitter in the Court — Social Media Issues for Judges, Lawyer
    If you are a Judge or attorney fascinated (or at least feeling like you need to know this stuff) by the world of social media, consider attending the 2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference on April 19, 2017 at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn…
Rank this Week: 1815

In Black And White

In Black And White

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

http://www.inblackandwhiteblog.com
  • Aug 23

    Legal Business Development: Find A Niche

    Legal Business Development: Find A Niche
    Find a niche… easier said than done, right? Usually when I mention finding a niche, most lawyers’ push back. They generally explain how they don’t want to miss this kind of case or that kind of case. Their practice areas…
  • Aug 23

    Legal Business Development: Find A Niche

    Legal Business Development: Find A Niche
    Find a niche… easier said than done, right? Usually when I mention finding a niche, most lawyers’ push back. They generally explain how they don’t want to miss this kind of case or that kind of case. Their practice areas…
  • Jun 21

    Legal Business Development: The Possibility of Optimism

    Legal Business Development: The Possibility of Optimism
    The possibility of optimism, Seth Godin explains… “Is the glass half full or half empty? The pessimist sees what’s present today and can only imagine eventual decline. The glass is already half empty and its only going to…
Rank this Week: 1921

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: 2000

Legal Marketing for Lawyers

Legal Marketing for Lawyers

Covers law firm marketing, internet marketing, personal branding, and communication strategies. By David V. Lorenzo's Rainmaker Lawyer.

http://www.legalmarketingforlawyers.com/
  • Mar 8

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing
    Many attorneys tell me that direct mail doesn't work for legal marketing. I believe this is true FOR THOSE ATTORNEYS. However there is a way to ethically use direct mail to enhance your legal marketing plan. This process is called a…
  • Mar 8

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing
    Many attorneys tell me that direct mail doesn't work for legal marketing. I believe this is true FOR THOSE ATTORNEYS. However there is a way to ethically use direct mail to enhance your legal marketing plan. This process is called a…
  • Mar 8

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing
    Many attorneys tell me that direct mail doesn’t work for legal marketing. I believe this is true FOR THOSE ATTORNEYS. However there is a way to ethically use direct mail to enhance your legal marketing plan. This process is called a…
Rank this Week: 2015

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: 2038

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: 2045