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Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

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

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Changes with Cuba, Tribes and Cannabis, Evolution of Shopping

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Changes with Cuba, Tribes and Cannabis, Evolution of Shopping
    In the big news of the day, legal or otherwise, the President announced today plans to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. We have multiple legal takes in the Top 10 today. Total posts on the LexBlog Network: 184. Business with Cuba…
  • Dec 16

    Legal communications and marketing people not using social media

    Legal communications and marketing people not using social media
    I recently ran across a press release in my feeds from a legal marketing company sharing word of work they were doing in the legal technology arena. I was going to share word of what they were doing on Twitter. Before doing so I went to look…
  • Dec 16

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: M&A, Native Advertising, Unpaid Intern

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: M&A, Native Advertising, Unpaid Intern
    Yes, hashtags do frequently look silly—and are often intended as such. But sometimes they do serve a purpose, even for lawyers. Lindsay Griffith has a great post on that subject today. Total posts on the LexBlog Network: 208. CBS’…
Rank this Week: 22

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Dec 17

    BLS – Work Experience of the Populations 2013

    BLS – Work Experience of the Populations 2013
    “A total of 157.0 million persons worked at some point during 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported [December 16, 2014]. The proportion of the civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over who worked at…
  • Dec 17

    Option-Based Credit Spread

    Option-Based Credit Spread
    Culp, Christopher L. and Nozawa, Yoshio and Veronesi, Pietro, Option-Based Credit Spreads (December 15, 2014). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2538876 “Theoretically, corporate debt is economically equivalent to…
  • Dec 17

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
    December 17, 2014: “Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in October suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. Labor market conditions improved further, with solid job gains and a lower…
Rank this Week: 32

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

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

    Website Content Management vs Admin vs Marketing

    Website Content Management vs Admin vs Marketing
    Here’s an issue that surfaces from time to time, particularly in the legal web marketing sphere: I have a website and content management system that I am happy with. However, I don’t have anything to compare them to and I wonder…
  • Nov 26

    Use Social Media to Improve Local Search Visibility

    Use Social Media to Improve Local Search Visibility
    Last week I was in Dallas talking local search and social media. The gist of that talk was that social media can be a powerful tool for improving local search ranking factors. You can reviews the slides here: Going Local with Social from Gyi…
  • Nov 5

    Lawyers’ Real SEO Competition

    Lawyers’ Real SEO Competition
    If part of your firm’s marketing plan includes earning new clients from organic search, you probably track things like your sites’ traffic, rankings and inquiries. You might also track your online competitors. After all,…
Rank this Week: 96

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/
  • Dec 17

    eBay Isn’t Liable for Selling Recalled Merchandise–Hinton v. Amazon

    eBay Isn’t Liable for Selling Recalled Merchandise–Hinton v. Amazon
    Due to Section 230, eBay generally isn’t liable when its merchants sell problematic goods. I believe the earliest ruling establishing this proposition is Stoner v. eBay, a 2000 case over bootleg recordings. More recently, in 2011, a…
  • Dec 16

    First Amendment Bars School Discipline For Student’s Rap Video About School Coache

    First Amendment Bars School Discipline For Student’s Rap Video About School Coache
    Bell was a student at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Mississippi. A few female students told Bell that two male athletic coaches had made inappropriate comments toward them. Bell, an aspiring rapper, made a video about the two…
  • Dec 15

    Lawyer Disciplined for Sending Facebook Message to Adverse Party

    Lawyer Disciplined for Sending Facebook Message to Adverse Party
    An 18 year old had sex with a co-worker and ended up pregnant. She gave up the baby for adoption, but the biological father did not consent. The mother had signed an adoption consent form. Prior to the date of...
Rank this Week: 311

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Dec 17

    The Lawyerist Podcast Preview

    The Lawyerist Podcast Preview
    We are excited to announce the launch in January of the Lawyerist Podcast, a weekly show about lawyering and law practice hosted by Sam Glover and Aaron Street.
  • Dec 16

    Retirement Options for Solo and Small Law Firm

    Retirement Options for Solo and Small Law Firm
    Going solo does not mean foregoing a comfortable retirement. There are plenty of options to make sure you aren't litigating on your death bed.
  • Dec 15

    Adam Reposa Shows the Absurdity of Lawyer Advertising Oversight (NSFW)

    Adam Reposa Shows the Absurdity of Lawyer Advertising Oversight (NSFW)
    Adam Reposa is kind of insane.1 However, he definitely knows how to make a point. The above video (starting at 4:00) shows Reposa’s conversation with the Texas Advertising Review Committee about his request to use DWI-KING as…
Rank this Week: 329

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Dec 16

    Knowing the Numbers: Your Marketing Report

    Knowing the Numbers: Your Marketing Report
    Every company is different and will have different “personalities” represented on social media. These differences are good! The differences are what make up a unique brand. However, to be successful in social media, there are a few…
  • Dec 15

    Learn How to Change Your Default Search Engine in Firefox

    Learn How to Change Your Default Search Engine in Firefox
    You may have noticed Firefox uses Yahoo as its default search engine now. Did you know you can change it in four simple steps?
  • Dec 10

    Is It Time for a Logo Redesign?

    Is It Time for a Logo Redesign?
    Is it time for a logo redesign? I’m not talking about how many months or years have gone by since you last commissioned a logo design. (Even a brand new logo could be doing your brand a disservice.) I’m talking about the appearance and…
Rank this Week: 220

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: 315

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: 211

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 775

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
  • Dec 17

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: What's Going to Be Different?

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: What's Going to Be Different?
    In today's rainmaking recommendation from expert and coach Jaimie Field, she challenges us to do something different next year, in order to get results.  *** This is the last Rainmaking Recommendation of the Year. In two weeks we will…
  • Dec 16

    Two for Tuesdays: What the Hashtag?

    Two for Tuesdays: What the Hashtag?
    For today's Two for Tuesdays, I'm cheating a little and giving you a preview of a post I've written as part of the 12 Days of Social Media, which the Legal Marketing Association's Social Media Shared Interest Group is putting together.…
  • Dec 15

    ILN Firm of the Month - Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners, Poland!

    ILN Firm of the Month - Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners, Poland!
              The ILN is proud to announce our latest "Firm of…
Rank this Week: 747

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Dec 17

    Bar Member? Be Your Own Advocate

    Bar Member? Be Your Own Advocate
    Forgive me, but I’m going to jump on my soapbox today. I’m a licensed attorney in Arizona and we have a mandatory bar, so all of us have to pay to play. In 2014, I paid $460 for my bar dues, and Arizona was ranked 10th in the…
  • Dec 16

    Best Way to Deal with a Jerk?

    Best Way to Deal with a Jerk?
    The associate walked into my office clearly upset and asked if we could talk. She closed the door and let loose: “George is such an asshole! He makes my life miserable and now he's given me a bad review!” She checked off the…
  • Dec 15

    I Hate Public Speaking! Is It Worth the Effort?

    I Hate Public Speaking! Is It Worth the Effort?
    Question: I hate public speaking, but I do it because I’m told it’s good marketing. But when I take days to prepare for a single speech that brings me no new business, I’m inclined to refuse the next invitation. What am I…
Rank this Week: 670

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
  • Dec 15

    An Excerise in Establishing Core Difference

    An Excerise in Establishing Core Difference
    Summarizing Your Services in a Simple Sentence It is a good practice to be able to verbalize what you do in a simple sentence. Not only does it come in handy ay holiday parties — you know, when people you… Categories: Branding…
  • Dec 12

    Florida Boutique Law Firm – Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A.

    Florida Boutique Law Firm – Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A.
    Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A., a Miami and Weston boutique law firm, launched an Essentials website.  Founded in 1990, Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A. combines over 120 years of partner experience and talent in…
  • Dec 12

    Sarasota Criminal Defense Attorneys – Fowler Law Group

    Sarasota Criminal Defense Attorneys – Fowler Law Group
    Fowler Law Group, a Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida criminal defense law firm, has launched an Essentials website.  Fowler Law Group is dedicated to defending clients involved in all types of criminal cases.  Whether someone…
Rank this Week: 606

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Dec 11

    Smart Holiday Networking

    Smart Holiday Networking
    It's that time of year again, and there's a holiday party practically every night. Sometimes they're fun, and other times, they may simply be an obligation that you can't avoid. But either way, holiday parties can be great networking…
  • Nov 26

    With Gratitude Comes Perspective

    With Gratitude Comes Perspective
    With the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow in the U.S., thoughts this week naturally turn to giving thanks for all that we have. But this quote from Oprah Winfrey reminds us that giving thanks isn't just important when everything is going…
  • Nov 21

    5 Ideas for Improving Your Practice

    5 Ideas for Improving Your Practice
    The November 2014 issue of Law Practice Today is out, and as always, it is filled with interesting and thought-provoking articles designed to help you improve your marketing and your practice. Here are five great ideas from this month's…
Rank this Week: 645

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Dec 6

    Bigger Legal Marketing Budgets Now Fund 6 Most Effective Tactic

    Bigger Legal Marketing Budgets Now Fund 6 Most Effective Tactic
    Law firms on average firms spent 3.4 percent of their annual collected fees on marketing and business development activities in 2013 -- up from a previous level of only 2.3 perclegalent in 2012. Legal marketing spending has rebounded to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 630

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

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

http://www.lawyercasting.com/
  • Nov 6

    Closed Loop Marketing for Law Firms With Salesforce.com

    Closed Loop Marketing for Law Firms With Salesforce.com
    John Wanamaker, a retailing pioneer in the late 1800’s, was fond of saying, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.” Today’s law firms face the same frustration. On the one...
  • Nov 5

    Lawyer Blog Ghostwriting Unethical? You've Got to be Kidding!

    Lawyer Blog Ghostwriting Unethical? You've Got to be Kidding!
    There's recently been opinions expressed online that ghostwriting lawyer blogs is unethical. We find it hard to believe there's anyone who seriously thinks that's the case (absent an ulterior motive of some sort). Rather, we submit that…
  • May 1

    Law Firm Email Marketing Benchmarks and Best Practices for 2013

    Law Firm Email Marketing Benchmarks and Best Practices for 2013
    We wanted to share the most recently computed average rates for key performance metrics for law firm email marketing campaigns in 2013 (based on the approximately 4.8 million emails sent by our law firm accounts during 2013). Here's what…
Rank this Week: 447

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/
  • Oct 17

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014
    In re Adoption of K.P.M.A., Oklahoma Supreme Court (10/14/14) Constitutional Law, Family Law The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court’s review centered on the termination Respondent-appellant Billy McCall’s (Father)…
  • Oct 3

    Oh Say Can You Pro Se? Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 3, 2014

    Oh Say Can You Pro Se? Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 3, 2014
    Zavodnik v. Harper, Indiana Supreme Court (9/30/14) Civil Procedure Plaintiff was an abusive litigant. In this case, Plaintiff filed a complaint against Defendant, which the trial court dismissed for failure to prosecute or comply with…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 373

Louise Rosen Byer

Louise Rosen Byer

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

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

    Thinking Differently About Balance

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

    Attribution ... why it matters.

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

    When Silence is Not Golden

    When Silence is Not Golden
    If you are a professional, you have had tough ethical decisions to make in your career. This is an inescapable aspect of being in the business world. If this has not happened to you, you are new to your profession. And if it has, you are…
Rank this Week: 556

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: 536

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 420

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

Covers legal marketing. By AttorneySync.

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

    6 Steps to SEO Blogging Success for Law Firm

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

    Were You Looking For Law Firm SEO or Paid Search?

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

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

    8 Tips On Writing Great Web Content For Your Law Firm's Website
    I talk with lawyers everyday that have websites they need help marketing. They want their websites to bring in more traffic, more leads, and more clients. When I ask how often they are updating their sites and what type of content they are…
Rank this Week: 489

Are You Writing This Down?

Are You Writing This Down?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Are you talking the talk? Walking the walk?

    Are you talking the talk? Walking the walk?
    Or just sitting at home, watching the world go by from the comfort of your office? When was the last time you traveled outside the country? What languages do you speak? Can you carry on a conversation in a foreign tongue? Have you ever tried?…
Rank this Week: 704

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Dec 17

    Bah, humbug, period, paragraph.

    Bah, humbug, period, paragraph.
    Tis the season to be jolly. Or not. The last two weeks of the year is either a time of joy and celebration, or a time of stress and regret. You either want this time to last forever, or you can’t wait for it to be over. If you love this…
  • Dec 16

    Wrestling out of your weight cla

    Wrestling out of your weight cla
    In high school, I joined the wrestling team. I thought it looked like something I could do. Okay, I thought I could meet some cheerleaders. Turns out, the wrestling team didn’t have any. Anyway, the coach told me that with my…
  • Dec 15

    What’s wrong with your website?

    What’s wrong with your website?
    My wife is nesting. Getting the house ready for Christmas company. Cleaning, polishing, making sure everything is ship shape. You know the drill. I am amazed at the little things she finds that need repair. A chip in the paint that needs…
Rank this Week: 1384

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Dec 17

    Giving for the Holiday

    Giving for the Holiday
    The holiday season is a traditional time for giving. It is also a traditional time for doing more substantial estate planning. Gifts of a “present interest” of up to $14,000 are excluded and need not be reported on a gift tax…
  • Dec 15

    Client Tip: “Prime the Pump” at the Holiday

    Client Tip: “Prime the Pump” at the Holiday
    I’ve talked for a few years about Thanksgiving as an opportune window for clients to talk with loved ones about their health care wishes and goals. For 2014, this ship has (obviously) sailed. But the December holiday season still…
  • Dec 12

    The Tax Man Cometh…

    The Tax Man Cometh…
    This time of year many companies are tackling the daunting task of tax planning. However, this part of managing your business doesn’t have to be one of those pull-your-hair-out, give-you-a-headache kind of tasks. Rather than looking at…
Rank this Week: 3476

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

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

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • Dec 17

    Bar Member? Be Your Own Advocate

    Bar Member? Be Your Own Advocate
    Forgive me, but I’m going to jump on my soapbox today. I’m a licensed attorney in Arizona and we have a mandatory bar, so all of us have to pay to play. In 2014, I paid $460 for my bar dues, and Arizona was ranked 10th in the…
  • Dec 16

    Best Way to Deal with a Jerk?

    Best Way to Deal with a Jerk?
    The associate walked into my office clearly upset and asked if we could talk. She closed the door and let loose: “George is such an asshole! He makes my life miserable and now he's given me a bad review!” She checked off the…
  • Dec 15

    I Hate Public Speaking! Is It Worth the Effort?

    I Hate Public Speaking! Is It Worth the Effort?
    Question: I hate public speaking, but I do it because I’m told it’s good marketing. But when I take days to prepare for a single speech that brings me no new business, I’m inclined to refuse the next invitation. What am I…
Rank this Week: 1849

The Intelligent Challenge

The Intelligent Challenge

Covers law firm management.

http://intelligentchallenge.com/
  • Dec 16

    The writing on the wall #6 – quality talent equals high price?

    The writing on the wall #6 – quality talent equals high price?
    As the economy picks up, the gladiators pick up their weapons in the fight for talent again. With a raft of restructurings in the past five years, now that work is picking up, there are structural gaps in the talent profile of a number…
  • Dec 15

    The writing on the wall #5 management complexity

    The writing on the wall #5 management complexity
    Firms are getting bigger. Mergers and International expansion may be the main culprits in recent years, bit add the economy slowly returns to growth, plenty of other law firms face the challenges associated with getting bigger. Some, like the…
  • Dec 11

    The writing on the wall #4 – the commodity game

    The writing on the wall #4 – the commodity game
      It seems that whatever the practice area, lawyers talk in hushed tones about their work becoming a commodity. Corporate law, employment law, technology law are among the areas where there is much gnashing of teeth and squeezing of…
Rank this Week: 4937

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

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

    Bloomberg interview regarding my new book (Part 1 of 2)

    Bloomberg interview regarding my new book (Part 1 of 2)
    This interview originally appeared in Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Counsel Weekly. A pdf of the complete interview can be downloaded from our web page. Bloomberg BNA: Tell us about your new book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability…
  • Dec 9

    Book excerpt: The challenge of measuring law firm profitability (Part 3 of 3)

    Book excerpt: The challenge of measuring law firm profitability (Part 3 of 3)
    This series was adapted from my new book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability. The questions about assumptions raised in Part 2 of this series go on and on, and they raise the kind of awkward issues that sow resentments...
  • Dec 2

    Tip of the month: Tie compensation to result

    Tip of the month: Tie compensation to result
    In 2011, I quoted managing partner Joe Morford about Tucker Ellis’ philosophy of compensation “If you pay for hours you get hours, and if you pay for results you get results.” Since then, the vast majority of firms have…
Rank this Week: 2223

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

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

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management
    Since its launch earlier this year as a cloud-based billing and trust accounting platform, CosmoLex has steadily added new features and capabilities, gradually moving towards becoming a full-fledged law practice management platform. That…
  • Dec 13

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer
    Out this week is PDF Essentials for Lawyers, a new ebook by New Orleans attorney Ernie Svenson that is designed to serve as a simple guide to using PDF for lawyers and legal professionals. And if you are at all interested in this topic, now…
  • Dec 10

    Join Me for a Free Webinar: Using Big Data Analytics for Legal Research

    Join Me for a Free Webinar: Using Big Data Analytics for Legal Research
    On Tuesday, Dec. 16, I will be moderating a free webinar that will look at how “big data” analytics are being used to provide new windows into legal research. Specifically, we will look at Ravel Law and PacerPro, two tools that…
Rank this Week: 2228

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Dec 16

    Success: Plan Your Career As If It Is More Important Than Your Vacation

    Success: Plan Your Career As If It Is More Important Than Your Vacation
    How much time are you spending planning your career? How much time are you spending planning your 2015 vacation? I remember meeting with Lisa, a young partner in my old law firm, She wanted career planning advice from me. I learned Lisa had…
  • Dec 12

    Little Things Matter: Make Your Holiday Gift Matter

    Little Things Matter: Make Your Holiday Gift Matter
    Are you planning on giving any of your favorite clients a gift for the holidays. When I was practicing law, I never gave one of the gifts my law firm marketing department had selected for clients. I always wanted my clients to feel like I had…
  • Dec 11

    Top 10 Blogging Mistakes You May Be Making

    Top 10 Blogging Mistakes You May Be Making
    Are you blogging for business and not getting the desired results?  Well, you are not alone. Thousands of lawyers are blogging. But, how many are doing it well? Here are the top 10 mistakes I see: Failure to identify the targeted reader.…
Rank this Week: 3605

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Dec 15

    How to Make the New Year Your

    How to Make the New Year Your
    HO HO HO,  here we go again with a new year after playing and eating ourselves into oblivion! So, let’s make 2015 DIFFERENT.  We have been talking about CHANGE.  Why not really make a change in 2015. You have all the…
  • Dec 8

    what is the secret ingredient for success?

    what is the secret ingredient for success?
    Can’t you guess?  We know lots of work, lots of planning and lots of support is supposed to make us successful.  But does it?  Does it guarantee success? So you start out with your Goals.  You have strategically…
  • Dec 1

    YOU, TOO, CAN CHANGE BIG TIME

    YOU, TOO, CAN CHANGE BIG TIME
    Last week we talked about small changes.  Now it’s time to talk about BIG, MAJOR CHANGES.  This means changing careers, partners, life style, friends, or just about any scarey, major decision that you are facing. Everyone who…
Rank this Week: 1667

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
  • Dec 9

    Latest Additions to Lawblogs.ca

    Latest Additions to Lawblogs.ca
    Clawbies season is well underway (get your nominations in before December 23rd!) and before too long we’ll be annotating lawblogs.ca with this year’s winners. In the meantime, take a look at the latest crop of blogs to be added to…
  • Nov 28

    Stem Client Roundup for November 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for November 2014
    Hard to believe, but the year is drawing to an end. Here at Stem, we’re only a couple days away from the 2014 Clawbies kickoff, and our clients have been doing some exciting things themslves over the last few weeks. …
  • Nov 26

    Words of Wisdom from a Law Firm Website Pioneer

    Words of Wisdom from a Law Firm Website Pioneer
    I was thrilled to see Greg Siskind’s article in the September/October issue of Law Practice Magazine. Siskind tells the story of how he set up one of the very first law firm websites 20 years ago (two large firms were …
Rank this Week: 1396

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Dec 4

    Why Google Values Predictability

    Why Google Values Predictability
    _________________________ A recent post on the Human Capital League website talks about “The Boring Trait that Google Looks for in its Leaders.” Contrary to what most of us might think, the article says, “The most important…
  • Nov 10

    Verrill Dana: A Ceiling Smasher!

    Verrill Dana: A Ceiling Smasher!
    Kudos to the law firm of Verrill Dana LLP for ranking as one of the top law firms in the US for its percentage of female partners. A nationwide survey by Law360 showed that Verrill Dana is among the top 25 firms in the country with the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2672

Virtual Marketing Officer

Virtual Marketing Officer

Covers practical marketing, business development and client service strategies for lawyers and law firm marketing professionals. By Jayne Navarre.

http://virtualmarketingofficer.com
  • Dec 3

    Top Ranked Blogs Get Passed Over By The 2014 ABA Blawg 100

    Top Ranked Blogs Get Passed Over By The 2014 ABA Blawg 100
    Santa’s got a list. He’s checking it twice. Every “list” deserves a little scrutiny—a second look? Well, here’s to that… In a few weeks we’ll not only know who’s been naughty or nice,…
  • Nov 10

    Deck the halls with boughs of social media content!

    Deck the halls with boughs of social media content!
    There’s a holiday feeling in the air. The invites to parties, soirees, concerts, and other festive affairs are about to hit your December calendar. The law office canteen will soon be filled with cookies and candies. Greeting cards are…
  • Nov 3

    Praise for FAIL: An entertaining detective mystery with a conscience…

    Praise for FAIL: An entertaining detective mystery with a conscience…
    The glorious lack of success in almost any bad situation can be summed up in a single syllable—fail. However, FAIL, a recently released detective mystery novel by award winning author Rick Skwiot (Blank Slate Press, St. Louis, Missouri,…
Rank this Week: 4568

WebPresence Esq. Blog

WebPresence Esq. Blog

Covers business development tips.

http://webpresenceesq.com/blog/
  • Dec 3

    The Growing Power of Online Review

    The Growing Power of Online Review
    When researching services or products online, it is common practice in our online world to perform a quick Google search for company or business reviews, including attorneys and law firms. Which leads us to ask: What does your online presence…
  • Nov 25

    Measuring Marketing Success with Social Media

    Measuring Marketing Success with Social Media
    You have selected the best social platforms for your brand (yes, your law firm is a brand), developed a plan and devoted time for client development, sharing your legal knowledge and building loyalty.  How do you determine if your social…
  • Nov 18

    Content Marketing – Why Law Firms Need It

    Content Marketing – Why Law Firms Need It
    Law firm marketing, like all professional services marketing, is in the midst of a digital revolution.  Traditional techniques for generating leads, cultivating prospects, and making connections are becoming less and less…
Rank this Week: 3372

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/
  • Dec 2

    The Irrational Fear of Artificial Will

    The Irrational Fear of Artificial Will
    Image [cc] - agsandrew  A lot has been made of Elon Musk's recent comments about Artificial Intelligence being a greater risk than "nukes". And no less an intellect than Stephen Hawking recently echoed that sentiment. I've…
  • Nov 25

    Using Novelty, Surprise, and Shock to Change Behavior

    Using Novelty, Surprise, and Shock to Change Behavior
    Image [cc] Brainware3000 As I was going through my Facebook feed this morning, I noticed an update from Amy Hale-Janeke that pointed to an article on "How to Stop Annoying Behaviors and Handle Offensive People." For strictly research purposes…
  • Nov 13

    Lex Machina and the Wave of Legal Research and Analytics Resource

    Lex Machina and the Wave of Legal Research and Analytics Resource
    Image [cc] Giulia ForsytheThere are very few legal research and analytic platforms that are truly unique, ground-breaking, advantage-giving resources. One of the newer products out there that does seem to fit this category is Lex…
Rank this Week: 868

Creating Dominance

Creating Dominance

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

http://edwesemann.com
  • Nov 28

    Déjà vu All Over Again

    Déjà vu All Over Again
    Well, we’re about to do it again.  Virtually every law firm in the world is preparing for a compensation review to determine the distribution of next year’s profits.  Thousands of non-billable hours will be spent by…
  • Nov 9

    Selling a Merger

    Selling a Merger
    We’ve seen it dozens of times.  The leaders of two firms work to put together a merger, but when it is introduced to the respective partnerships, the merger gets shot down.  The firm’s managing partners have wasted…
  • Nov 1

    Managing Partners: Full or Part Time?

    Managing Partners: Full or Part Time?
    There has been a shift in the way law firm managing partners look at their jobs.  Over the past ten years the role of managing partner in larger firms has increasingly become a full time commitment.  Most partners support this as a…
Rank this Week: 2682

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

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

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • Nov 26

    Lastest Attorney Practice New

    Lastest Attorney Practice New
    Modest Business Specialist: How Do You Find And Select A Attorney? What are your major places of practice? What is the breakdown of the sort of work you typically do? How often do you handle issues like mine? Are there other lawyers in your…
  • Nov 26

    Best five Law Practice Place

    Best five Law Practice Place
    Top 5 Law Practice Areas If you are a student who wishes to study law in future, you might often wonder which practice area you should choose. With different law practice areas, you might often get confused. Secondly, it is the demand for a…
  • Nov 23

    Teen Wanted For Burglary Arrested After Police Chase, Shooting, Crash

    Teen Wanted For Burglary Arrested After Police Chase, Shooting, Crash
    Publisher: CBS Local Date Published: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:53:28 -0800 Description: CHICAGO (CBS) – An 18-year-old man wanted for burglary was arrested early Friday, after he allegedly stole two vehicles, and led police on multiple…
Rank this Week: 3784

JDBlogger

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
  • Nov 24

    JDB 065: DIY Video Guy Caleb Wojcik

    JDB 065: DIY Video Guy Caleb Wojcik
    Entrepreneur Magazine predicts that video marketing will be one of the biggest trends in business for 2015.  As I have stated on the podcast before I have been pleasantly surprised at how well video content has done and the impact it has…
  • Nov 11

    JDB 064: Interview with Avvo General Counsel Josh King

    JDB 064: Interview with Avvo General Counsel Josh King
    Recent numbers show that about 20% of the attorneys in the United States use Avvo – however ask any lawyer and they will surely have an opinion on Avvo.  Since its inception in 2007 Avvo has become one of the major players in…
  • Oct 29

    JDB 063: Starting a Solo Law Practice in the New Media Age – Interview with Attorney Jim Hart

    JDB 063: Starting a Solo Law Practice in the New Media Age – Interview with Attorney Jim Hart
    The guest on today’s show is attorney/online marketing Jim Hart.  Jim and I have a lot in common when it comes to the path of our legal careers.  Both of us have started two solo practice and we both worked for the government…
Rank this Week: 2452

The Legal Pioneer

The Legal Pioneer

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

http://thelegalpioneer.blogspot.com
  • Nov 9

    Results of USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend

    Results of USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend
    Written by Adam LongFour teams pitched at the USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend on November 9, 2014LegalSync:an app that provides real-time tracking of filings with legal couriers en route to courtProbonopubli.coan online matchmaking…
  • Sep 3

    Last Chance! Upvote the Legal Hackers panel for 2015 SXSW

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

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy
    Mary Juetten, Founder and CEO of Traklight.com, created Traklight while earning her JD at Arizona State University. Instead of taking the bar, she chose to work at another software startup while working on Traklight on the side…
Rank this Week: 2081

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Covers marketing techniques for attorneys and law firms.

http://smartblog.smartmarketingnow.com/
  • Nov 5

    For The Man Who Has Everything

    For The Man Who Has Everything
    With the holidays coming up, I will face a problem (admittedly, a first world problem) that I face every Father’s Day, every birthday, and every Christmas — not to mention in some business situations. And that is when people ask…
  • Sep 17

    Marketing Lessons From Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson

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

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

    A Decade of Effort Did Not Earn My Son’s Admiration
    My first blog post was on June 18, 2004. Since then, I have posted more than 400 times, a rate of slightly less than one a week. The last time I passed a major blog milestone, my son Max was … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2014

In Black And White

In Black And White

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

http://www.inblackandwhiteblog.com
  • Oct 29

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?
    What do you want? Yes, that’s a pretty big question for lawyers since most would start by explaining… “That depends…” I think Forbes contributor, Bruce Kasanoff who ghostwrites articles for entrepreneurs,…
  • Oct 21

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result
    When it comes to business development, the legal profession isn’t known for teamwork. It could be described more as track and field, rather than football. Each lawyer in the firm does what he or she does and at the end of the year they…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3858

Marketing Attorney Blog

Marketing Attorney Blog

Covers law marketing and business development. By Micah Buchdahl.

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Oct 3

    ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop: Progressing into Partner--Road Rule

    ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop: Progressing into Partner--Road Rule
    The biannual ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop will take place November 7-8, 2014 at The US Grant hotel in San Diego, California. I will be speaking on a panel entitled "Progressing into Partner--Road Rules," with an esteemed faculty…
  • Sep 19

    Attorney's Fake Celebrity Photo Gallery on Website Draws Suspension

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

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

    Peak Season for Law Firm Marketing & Business Development Is Here; Hurry before the Thanksgiving Lull hits!
    It was a joyous day on my work calendar after Labor Day when the kids went back to school. The camp bus pickup at 9 am is replaced by the school bus pickup at 7:25 am. Extended day at school moves the "end of day" from 4 pm to 6 pm. The…
Rank this Week: 3431

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Oct 3

    ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop: Progressing into Partner--Road Rule

    ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop: Progressing into Partner--Road Rule
    The biannual ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop will take place November 7-8, 2014 at The US Grant hotel in San Diego, California. I will be speaking on a panel entitled "Progressing into Partner--Road Rules," with an esteemed faculty…
  • Sep 19

    Attorney's Fake Celebrity Photo Gallery on Website Draws Suspension

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

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

    Peak Season for Law Firm Marketing & Business Development Is Here; Hurry before the Thanksgiving Lull hits!
    It was a joyous day on my work calendar after Labor Day when the kids went back to school. The camp bus pickup at 9 am is replaced by the school bus pickup at 7:25 am. Extended day at school moves the "end of day" from 4 pm to 6 pm. The…
Rank this Week: 2230

Lawyer Advertising Blog - Attorney…

Lawyer Advertising Blog - Attorney Advertising & Marketing Info

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

http://www.lawyer-advertising-blog.com
  • Sep 23

    Marketing Your Law Firm With Social Media

    Marketing Your Law Firm With Social Media
    Law firms are marketing legal services with social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest and others. Are you feeling left behind because you don’t have the time to interact with all of these social…
  • Jul 22

    How Clients Search on the Internet

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

    In the Cloud Sync Storage 20GB and more free

    In the Cloud Sync Storage 20GB and more free
    I was using Dropbox for my law office, but I just found this company (like Dropbox) which has a limited time offer for a free account with 15 GB of storage in the cloud which can sync with all of your computers, tablets and smartphones. If…
Rank this Week: 2236

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: 4143

Attorney Marketing Advisers

Attorney Marketing Advisers

Covers internet marketing, lawyer blog creation, pay per click advertising, online branding.

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

    Attorney Marketing Cost-Effective Internet Marketing Services For Law Firm

    Attorney Marketing Cost-Effective Internet Marketing Services For Law Firm
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  • Aug 4

    Attorney Marketing: How Big is the Online Market?

    Attorney Marketing: How Big is the Online Market?
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus id lacus eget nulla lobortis congue. Cras orci diam, feugiat ultricies tincidunt sollicitudin, vestibulum commodo mauris. Sed condimentum, mauris vitae malesuada porta, neque…
  • Aug 4

    Attorney Marketing: How Big is the Online Market?

    Attorney Marketing: How Big is the Online Market?
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus id lacus eget nulla lobortis congue. Cras orci diam, feugiat ultricies tincidunt sollicitudin, vestibulum commodo mauris. Sed condimentum, mauris vitae malesuada porta, neque…
Rank this Week: 5002