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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Sep 1

    DARPA Open Catalog

    DARPA Open Catalog
    “Welcome to the DARPA Open Catalog, which contains a curated list of DARPA-sponsored software and peer-reviewed publications. DARPA sponsors fundamental and applied research in a variety of areas including data science, cyber, anomaly…
  • Sep 1

    New on LLRX – How to choose Web-based legal software

    New on LLRX – How to choose Web-based legal software
    Via LLRX.com - How to choose Web-based legal software: More and more lawyers are moving to Web-based legal software because it’s convenient, provides 24/7 on-the-go-access to case-related information, and is affordable. Lawyer…
  • Sep 1

    Report – Stimulus and Fiscal Consolidation

    Report – Stimulus and Fiscal Consolidation
    Stimulus and Fiscal Consolidation: The Evidence and Implications, Dean Baker and David Rosnick. Center for Economic and Policy Research, July 2014.   “This analysis looks at the evidence on the effects of stimulus packages and…
Rank this Week: 20

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

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

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    WordPress blogs solve problems of peer review expert publication

    WordPress blogs solve problems of peer review expert publication
    Whether it’s science, medicine, law, or technology, publishing is by and large a peer review model controlled by large publishers and organizations. With the Internet and WordPress democratizing publishing, why can’t we have an…
  • Aug 31

    We are the editors of our news from social media

    We are the editors of our news from social media
    With so few people reading a newspaper or watching the nightly news, social media is more apt to bring the news to most people today. But we cannot rely on Twitter and Facebook to bring us the news and information we’d like to see. We…
  • Aug 30

    Facebook appears to be expanding search

    Facebook appears to be expanding search
    Facebook is testing an expansion of its search feature, per TechCrunch’s Sarah Perez (@saraintampa). Facebook is enabling mobile users to search via keyword for old posts by friends, as well as content from pages they followed. The…
Rank this Week: 25

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

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

    How Google’s Pigeon Update Might Impact Your Law Firm

    How Google’s Pigeon Update Might Impact Your Law Firm
    By now, you’ve probably heard something about Google’s recent Pigeon update. In short, Pigeon has rocked local search results. In many instances, it’s rocked them for the worse. SEL has a great Pigeon expert round-up. Here…
  • Jul 10

    Google AdWords Auction Update from Hal Varian

    Google AdWords Auction Update from Hal Varian
    Over at Inside AdWords, Google’s Chief Economist, Hal Varian has posted some additional insights about Quality Score and the AdWords Auction. Google users want ads they see to be relevant. They don’t want to be bothered by ads…
  • Jun 30

    Attorney SEO Checklist

    Attorney SEO Checklist
    Here are just a few quick SEO bullets that attorneys should work through to improve their visibility in organic search results. Your Audience Do you understand who your target audience is (i.e. demographic and pyschographic information)? Do…
Rank this Week: 145

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/
  • Aug 22

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 22, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 22, 2014
    Lodge No. 5 of the Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Philadelphia, US 3rd Cir. (8/18/14) Communications Law, Constitutional Law The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), an incorporated collective bargaining organization that represents the…
  • Aug 1

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 1, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 1, 2014
    Bostic v. Schaefer, US 4th Cir. (7/28/14) Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Government & Administrative Law Plaintiffs filed suit challenging Virginia Code sections 20-45.2 and 20-45.3; the Marshall/Newman Amendment, Va.…
  • Jul 25

    Supreme Court or Bust: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 25, 2014

    Supreme Court or Bust: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 25, 2014
    Two federal appeals courts this week issued conflicting opinions on Obamacare. King v. Burwell, US 4th Cir. (7/22/14) Health Law, Tax Law Plaintiffs filed suit challenging the validity of an IRS final rule implementing the premium tax…
Rank this Week: 286

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 12

    Let CI Be Your Guide

    Let CI Be Your Guide
    Someone asked me recently why I think more and more law firms are creating CI roles or increasing their CI capacity, encouraging their BD and Library staff to work more closely so forth. I didn't really have a good answer on the spot, "cause…
  • Jul 29

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound
    For those of you that attend the ILTA conferences, you may be aware of the (in)famous band called Legal Bytes. Legal Bytes is the world's only band made up entirely of current and former Chief Information Officers from law firms. At this…
  • Jul 21

    Whither Change?

    Whither Change?
    Image [cc] Moyan Brenn Three posts recently caught my eye. One was on the imminent demise of BigLaw. The other was on how small firms are about to have their day. In the third one Thomas Sager, the GC for Dupont takes GCs to task for not…
Rank this Week: 262

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 29

    Fort Myers Business Law Firm – Knott Ebelini Hart

    Fort Myers Business Law Firm – Knott Ebelini Hart
    Knott Ebelini Hart, a contract law firm in Fort Myers and Naples, has just launched a website.  Knott Ebelini Hart has been successfully representing businesses, individuals, charitable and nonprofit organizations, and governmental…
  • Aug 28

    Now Hiring: Technical Writer – Telecommute

    Now Hiring: Technical Writer – Telecommute
    Award-winning website design firm seeks experienced technical writer to craft complex blog posts and web copy for a software testing company based in the U.K.  This is a freelance, part-time, work-from-home position. Requirements 3+…
  • Aug 27

    A Collection of PaperStreet Webinar

    A Collection of PaperStreet Webinar
    Every month a PaperStreet staff member creates and presents a webinar. They range in topic from SEO and content to design and latest trends. Check out some of our favorites (broken down by category, of course). You can see all of……
Rank this Week: 394

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

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

    Writing Your Personal Marketing Plan

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

    The More You Blog, The More Clients You Get

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

    YouTube is the Second Largest Search Engine on the Internet

    YouTube is the Second Largest Search Engine on the Internet
    More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. A compelling reason for lawyers to record video is that YouTube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network and it is the second largest search engine, after…
Rank this Week: 503

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: 431

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Client Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane Launches New Law Firm Website Running on Drupal
    Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane is a leading Connecticut law firm with offices in Greenwich and New Canaan (as well as 3 locations outside Connecticut) that recently launched its new website. Running on Drupal, the website features a…
Rank this Week: 542

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Focuses on career and marketing issues facing associates or partners. By Stephen Seckler.

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement
    There are many ways to build your reputation as a lawyer and cultivate relationships that can turn into referral sources.  The important thing is to stay involved in activities you enjoy, otherwise, you will find yourself making excuses…
  • Jan 22

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal
    If you are like most of your colleagues, the New Year has come and gone and so have your New Year’s Resolutions.  Change is hard and in the high pressured field of law, resolving to spend more time on non-billable work may be…
  • Nov 21

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting
    I was speaking to one of my clients the other day and he described for me what he does any time he makes a court appearance.  At the end of the day, he goes back to his office and takes a few minutes to document what happened.  He…
Rank this Week: 384

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: 576

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 502

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: 594

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Grow Your Email List for Free in 5 Simple Step

    Grow Your Email List for Free in 5 Simple Step
    Lots of law firms struggle with compiling and maintaining a robust email marketing list, and they really struggle with how to keep adding qualified names to help them build a better list.  If you are recognizing yourself as you read…
  • Aug 28

    Why Mobile is a Must for PI and Criminal Defense Attorney

    Why Mobile is a Must for PI and Criminal Defense Attorney
    Last November, something momentous happened in the world of marketing and you may not have even noticed: mobile platforms surpassed desktop computers in terms of where consumers access online content. According to digital research firm…
  • Aug 27

    5 Great Ideas That Answer the Question: What Do I Write on My Law Firm Blog?

    5 Great Ideas That Answer the Question: What Do I Write on My Law Firm Blog?
    Former practicing attorney Larry Bodine, the law blog guru at LarryBodine.com, knows firsthand the struggles many attorneys face when trying to consistently create great content for their blog posts. LawMarketing.com Editor Cindy Greenway…
Rank this Week: 954

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Aug 29

    Holiday planning for lawyer

    Holiday planning for lawyer
    The holidays will soon be upon us. What’s your plan? What will you do to market your services and set things up for a good start to the new year? What’s that? You don’t have a plan? Thank you for being honest. Grab a piece…
  • Aug 28

    The best advice I can give you about building your law practice

    The best advice I can give you about building your law practice
    Care to guess which of my emails and posts get the most passionate feedback? It’s not posts about how to do things. It’s not about marketing, productivity, or anything else substantive. The posts that bring the most passionate,…
  • Aug 27

    How to get clients to like you

    How to get clients to like you
    I went to a doctor once who was highly recommended. One of the best in the area, I was told. When I got to his office and went up to the desk, I was handed a clipboard and asked for my insurance card. No greeting. No smile. No eye contact. I…
Rank this Week: 666

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    A Brief Note About Browning Marean

    A Brief Note About Browning Marean
    Eloquent remembrances about Browning Marean have been written by those who knew him well. See the posts by Craig Ball, Tom O’Connor, Chris Dale, John Tredennick, Ralph Losey, Monica Bay and Josh Gilliland. These folks built friendships…
  • Aug 19

    UMass Law’s ‘Justice Bridge’ Pairs New Lawyers with Needy Client

    UMass Law’s ‘Justice Bridge’ Pairs New Lawyers with Needy Client
    The University of Massachusetts School of Law has launched what it is calling an incubator designed to help new lawyers start their careers while serving modest-income clients who might not otherwise afford a lawyer. Justice Bridge is…
  • Aug 18

    Microsoft Launches Document Management System for Legal

    Microsoft Launches Document Management System for Legal
    At the ILTA annual conference in Nashville today, Microsoft Corp. announced the release of a preview version of a new document management and collaboration platform designed for law firms and legal departments. Called Matter Center for Office…
Rank this Week: 1067

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Aug 28

    Don't Let Fear of Your Competition Cripple Your Marketing

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

    Is There a Gender Gap in the Law?

    Is There a Gender Gap in the Law?
    Here's an interesting infographic from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, addressing the state of women in the law: Brought to you by the online Master of Legal Studies program at @WashULaw What do you think? What are...
  • Aug 15

    Advertising Rules in Conflict with First Amendment

    Advertising Rules in Conflict with First Amendment
    A recent article in the New Jersey Law Journal reported that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that lawyers' free speech rights are violated by New Jersey's restriction on the use of complimentary quotes from...
Rank this Week: 728

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Aug 27

    The One Secret to Online Legal Marketing

    The One Secret to Online Legal Marketing
    All law-firm websites plans should be created with this one simple idea in mind.
  • Aug 26

    How to Write More Effective Opening Paragraph

    How to Write More Effective Opening Paragraph
    "By replacing formulaic openers with forceful arguments," says Burlingame, "lawyers can capture the judge's attention, enhance their credibility, and show from the outset why their clients should win."
  • Aug 24

    Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence

    Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence
    Word files should never be sent as correspondence. It allows unscrupulous people to alter your letters and present them as evidence. Only send PDFs.
Rank this Week: 878

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Aug 26

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 4 of 4)

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 4 of 4)
    Livia Kiser is a Chicago-based partner at Loeb & Loeb who represents defendants in consumer class actions, primarily those that relate to claims by consumers of a defect or a false claim about a product. She also reviews product…
  • Aug 19

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 3 of 4)

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 3 of 4)
    Ross Emmerman is a Chicago-based corporate and M&A lawyer at Loeb & Loeb who was coached by Fred Kinch. Ross says that although many attorneys at the firm start out by considering LPM to be just one more thing that...
  • Aug 12

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 2 of 4)

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 2 of 4)
    Last year, I wrote Part 1 of this series about our pilot test of legal project management coaching at Loeb & Loeb LLP a law firm with more than 300 lawyers in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC,...
Rank this Week: 707

Moire Marketing Blog

Moire Marketing Blog

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

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

    The Importance of Brand Discovery

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

    Are you Working in a Mad Men Environment?

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

    March Madness as a Form of Client Education

    March Madness as a Form of Client Education
    Most people eagerly anticipate March's arrival. The days get warmer, cherry trees bloom, the sun still shines in the later in the afternoon and you can hear birds chirping for the first time in months. For me, however, I associate March…
Rank this Week: 972

Law Firm Transitions

Law Firm Transitions

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

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

    The Rise of Non-Law Firm Competitor

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

    The Efficient Law Firm

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

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

    The impact of Mega Global Firms on the Law Firm Competitive Landscape
    This is the third in a series of posts about the New Faces of the Law Firm Competitive Landscape While there is no evidence to suggest that bigger is better, that hasn’t stopped a new breed of Mega Global Firms from emerging onto the…
Rank this Week: 818

The Intelligent Challenge

The Intelligent Challenge

Covers law firm management.

http://intelligentchallenge.com/
  • Dec 5

    The end of the beginning

    The end of the beginning
    This is a post about endings. It has two main parts. Firstly, the legal profession, and my thoughts on where we are in the evolution of the legal services market. Secondly this blog, and where it’s going (if you don’t give two hoots about…
  • Oct 28

    Excuse me, I think your pricing is broken

    Excuse me, I think your pricing is broken
    I was pleased to read the post on 3 geeks about value billing as this is definitely a topic that needs exploring further, not least because I’m astonished by the number of law firm partners who continually tell me that it’s for clients…
  • Oct 13

    Hasta la vista baby – the termination of the legal profession

    Hasta la vista baby – the termination of the legal profession
    Later this week I’m running a session for a group of leading technology lawyers which will explore the future of the profession.
Rank this Week: 785

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 1

    Law Firm Marketing: Most Valuable Quality

    Law Firm Marketing: Most Valuable Quality
    There is one quality a lawyer can possess that is more valuable than all others when it comes to law firm marketing. That quality is an action orientation. Many attorneys will talk about things they want to do or they will talk about things…
  • Feb 2

    Law Firm Marketing and a Common Mistake

    Law Firm Marketing and a Common Mistake
    There is a common law firm marketing misconception that is pervasive among "old school lawyers". I am referring to the school of thought that confuses good law firm marketing with people who scream and shout on television or appear in…
Rank this Week: 650

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: 679

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Sep 1

    Bridging the Credibility Gap: 3 Things You Need To Do To Gain Prospects’ Confidence and Improve Seminar Response! (Part 1 of a 3 part series)

    Bridging the Credibility Gap: 3 Things You Need To Do To Gain Prospects’ Confidence and Improve Seminar Response! (Part 1 of a 3 part series)
    In today’s ultra-competitive, fast-paced and social-media-driven marketplace, your prospect’s first impressions about YOUR FIRM could be the single most important factor in prospecting for new clients – especially when…
  • Aug 29

    Choosing the Right Yardstick

    Choosing the Right Yardstick
    The importance of measuring performance and productivity Do you remember when your parents bragged about how much you had grown? They may have even proudly tracked your growth with pencil marks on the wall. Remember the pressure to make good…
  • Aug 27

    Powers of Attorney

    Powers of Attorney
    Every estate planning attorney utilizes powers of attorney in their practice. They are a useful part of every estate plan. However, powers of attorney can be very broad or very limited. For example, a power of attorney (or POA) could give the…
Rank this Week: 2131

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

Covers online law firm business development, including profile building, branding and law firm SEO. By Steve Matthews.

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Aug 31

    Stem Client Roundup for August 2014

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

    CBA Futures Report: Roundup of Reaction

    CBA Futures Report: Roundup of Reaction
    A few weeks back, I published a summary of the new CBA Futures Report over on Slaw.ca. The input and reaction to this report is something we’ve been tracking here at Stem; as we all seem to think (in time) …
  • Jul 31

    Stem Client Roundup for July 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for July 2014
    American author Hal Borland once said, “Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January.” A bit of a deflating thought! Here at Stem …
Rank this Week: 2052

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: 1611

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

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

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Douglas Ocker

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Douglas Ocker
    Our Client Spotlight this week is Douglas Ocker from Corpus Christi, TX. Doug is a fairly recent addition to the Essential Attorney group, and we are excited to see where his marketing can take him!
  • Aug 28

    Blogging Tips: Utilize Your Excerpt

    Blogging Tips: Utilize Your Excerpt
    As part of The Essential Solution, IMS provides suggested excerpt copy with each week's blog content. This excerpt appears at the top of each blog post and should be customized to your own voice.
  • Aug 26

    Asking Clients For a Good Review

    Asking Clients For a Good Review
    A good review can go a long ways in building your reputation as a top-notch attorney in your local market. Of the consumers that searched for lawyers on Google, 29.5% then searched the lawyer's website and 27.6% read their reviews on Google.…
Rank this Week: 2743

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 29

    Week of August 25, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of August 25, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    Here in the US, we have a holiday weekend, so that means Monday is a day off! Even better, it was downright chilly when I woke up this morning, and I couldn't be happier that fall is sneaking in - for many reasons, but mostly because…
  • Aug 28

    Client Service: What would make you leave?

    Client Service: What would make you leave?
    This morning, Nancy Myrland wrote an excellent blog post on one of the most important questions you should be asking your clients, both new clients and long-term clients:  What can I do to keep you as a client for the long haul?" Nancy…
  • Aug 26

    Two for Tuesdays: Networking Follow-Up

    Two for Tuesdays: Networking Follow-Up
    For today's Two for Tuesdays, I want to look at two tips for following up after a networking event.  Finding the right event, with the right audience, and then meeting the right people are all essential parts to successful networking.…
Rank this Week: 1808

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Aug 29

    Recommended Reading: To Sell is Human

    Recommended Reading: To Sell is Human
    I confess, I enjoy reading books written by Daniel Pink, the Yale law school graduate who never practiced law. If you are a regular reader you know I have written about A Whole New Mind. See, for example: Are you a “good”…
  • Aug 28

    First Year Lawyers: This one is for you

    First Year Lawyers: This one is for you
    Does your law firm have first year lawyers starting next week? Do you know a first year lawyer who will start next week? If so, this one is for you and for them. I remember how excited I was when I showed up for work my first day at my law…
  • Aug 26

    Law Firm Associates: You are Never Too Young, Too Inexperienced, Too . . .

    Law Firm Associates: You are Never Too Young, Too Inexperienced, Too . . .
    Are you a law firm associate? If so, do you ever feel that you may be too young, too inexperienced or too something else to be successful at client development? I frequently hear: I don’t have gray hair like he does. No one my age is…
Rank this Week: 4343

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
  • Aug 29

    How to Get the Fee You Deserve

    How to Get the Fee You Deserve
    It happens to every lawyer — although hopefully not too often. You propose or quote a fee to a client or prospective client and are greeted with a response such as “I can’t afford it” or “How can you have the…
  • Aug 28

    How to Make Small Talk

    How to Make Small Talk
    Top 10 Icebreakers. Some people are born schmoozers and like nothing more than to meet and mingle at professional events. For others, this is about as painful as watching a "Kardashians" marathon at gunpoint. If you fall into the latter…
  • Aug 27

    How to Calm an Angry Client

    How to Calm an Angry Client
    As much as we like to believe that, if we do everything well, our client will always love us, it's just not true. You know the scenario. It’s the end of the day. The phone rings and you pick it up knowing you really shouldn't. You…
Rank this Week: 2275

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 29

    How to Get the Fee You Deserve

    How to Get the Fee You Deserve
    It happens to every lawyer — although hopefully not too often. You propose or quote a fee to a client or prospective client and are greeted with a response such as “I can’t afford it” or “How can you have the…
  • Aug 28

    How to Make Small Talk

    How to Make Small Talk
    Top 10 Icebreakers. Some people are born schmoozers and like nothing more than to meet and mingle at professional events. For others, this is about as painful as watching a "Kardashians" marathon at gunpoint. If you fall into the latter…
  • Aug 27

    How to Calm an Angry Client

    How to Calm an Angry Client
    As much as we like to believe that, if we do everything well, our client will always love us, it's just not true. You know the scenario. It’s the end of the day. The phone rings and you pick it up knowing you really shouldn't. You…
Rank this Week: 3735

Creating Dominance

Creating Dominance

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

http://edwesemann.com
  • Aug 28

    Working Capital: How Much is Enough

    Working Capital: How Much is Enough
    The entire concept of capitalization is surprisingly misunderstood by many, otherwise business savvy, law firm partners.  Transactional lawyers spend their time working with large sophisticated clients where cash flow is often not an…
  • Jul 23

    How Important is Collegiality?

    How Important is Collegiality?
    Ask any law firm managing partner what his or her firm’s culture is like and, more than likely, you’ll hear, “We’re collegial.”  Even though the dictionary tells us that collegiality has something to do with…
  • Jun 11

    The Bookstore Window: Dealing with a Strategic Focu

    The Bookstore Window: Dealing with a Strategic Focu
    An important element of strategic planning for many law firms is the identification of specific areas of practice where the firm wants to emphasize its growth.  Whether this emphasis involves lateral recruiting or targeted marketing…
Rank this Week: 2644

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 27

    Can You Be Too Nice?

    Can You Be Too Nice?
    To most of us, courtesy and consideration are almost second nature. However, Michael Fertik — founder of reputation.com — says that when we assume a leadership capacity, being “too nice” can actually be detrimental to…
  • Jul 18

    Asking the Right Question

    Asking the Right Question
    In a recent Harvard Business Review blog post, journalist Warren Berger discusses the importance to effective leadership of asking the right questions – with the emphasis on the word “right.” “How you question is…
  • Jul 3

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law
    The Legal Intelligencer has launched a series of articles that focus on “competitive intelligence” in the context of legal practice. The term “competitive intelligence” refers to the ways in which one company makes…
Rank this Week: 2633

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Aug 25

    IS “KINDNESS” A BAD WORD IN THE LAW?

    IS “KINDNESS” A BAD WORD IN THE LAW?
    I was thinking about kindness as I read over civility rules for lawyers.  Why in the world do we need “civility rules” on top of all the other rules that we who have or are practicing law have dealt with during our…
  • Aug 20

    JUST FOR FUN

    JUST FOR FUN
    I WANT TO GIVE YOU A PRESENT ON MY BIRTHDAY.  THIS IS ONE OF THE FUNNIEST THINGS I HAVE SEEN ON “YOU TUBE”.
  • Aug 18

    MEANING OF SPIRAL STAIRCASES

    MEANING OF SPIRAL STAIRCASES
    On several occasions recently I have been asked what in the world is up with the Spiral Staircases featured in my blog? As most of you know, my logo has a path….that’s the path to success with coaching.  I then got…
Rank this Week: 2199

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
  • Aug 6

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy

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

    LawKick: Lawyers go Groupon

    LawKick: Lawyers go Groupon
    Tell me about yourself.Aaron George and Michael Chasin met during their time at Loyola Law School. Both quickly learned of each other's entrepreneurial ambitions and past successes starting businesses. Neither of them had a strong desire to…
  • Jun 26

    Lawyerist article on law startup

    Lawyerist article on law startup
    Interesting article this morning from the Lawyerist on law startups.http://lawyerist.com/74528/legal-startups/Take a look at their cool info graphic:
Rank this Week: 2538

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: 4633

In Black And White

In Black And White

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

http://www.inblackandwhiteblog.com
  • Jul 31

    Is Your Body Trying To Tell You Something?

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

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

    Legal Business Development: When is it Time to Get Excited?
    How many times have you heard…“Don’t get too excited… You don’t want to be disappointed.” I bet, a lot! When is it time to get excited about a new case or new project? When the client says they’re…
  • Jul 7

    Legal Business Development: Are You the Turtle or the Hare?

    Legal Business Development: Are You the Turtle or the Hare?
    Let’s be honest most lawyers want the business development process to be more like a sprint to the winners circle. But the reality is that the winners circle is reserved for the slow and steady. THAT is not what you wanted to hear…
Rank this Week: 2088

WebPresence Esq. Blog

WebPresence Esq. Blog

Covers business development tips.

http://webpresenceesq.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Is Hiring Someone to Write Your Legal Blog Really Unethical?

    Is Hiring Someone to Write Your Legal Blog Really Unethical?
    Lately, there’s been a bunch of noise about dangers of “ghostwritten” legal blogs. Apparently, no one is safe and practicing attorneys are supposed to stop focusing on their practice to take time out to write informational,…
  • Jul 17

    Kristen Marquis to Lead an Ethics MCLE on Social Media for Lawyers [Webinar]

    Kristen Marquis to Lead an Ethics MCLE on Social Media for Lawyers [Webinar]
    Need of few of those hard-to-get Legal Ethics MCLE credits? Interested in learning how to use social media to increase your web presence, grow your law practice, and become a go-to resource for media, potential clients, and other attorneys?…
  • Jul 14

    5 Common SEO Mistakes to Avoid

    5 Common SEO Mistakes to Avoid
    You’ve spent thousands of dollars creating a new website and it’s not bringing you any new business. You’re probably frustrated and ready to give up on the whole “building your online presence” thing. But before…
Rank this Week: 1262

Lawyer Advertising Blog - Attorney…

Lawyer Advertising Blog - Attorney Advertising & Marketing Info

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

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

    How Clients Search on the Internet

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

    In the Cloud Sync Storage 20GB and more free

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

    How Can Your Video Stand Out From the Competition?

    How Can Your Video Stand Out From the Competition?
    Video marketing is very different than a TV commercial.  A TV commercial is usually a 10, 15 or 30 second advertising spot while video marketing is a longer video commonly used for marketing on a website and social networks like Youtube,…
Rank this Week: 2742

Marketing Attorney Blog

Marketing Attorney Blog

Covers law marketing and business development. By Micah Buchdahl.

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Jul 14

    LP Magazine - Age over Beauty? Marketing a Law Firm's Anniversary

    LP Magazine - Age over Beauty? Marketing a Law Firm's Anniversary
    In the July/August 2014 issue of the ABA's Law Practice magazine, I address the always-sensitive subject of age. In this case, it is about the marketing value of a law firms' years. It is yet another subject that seems to present itself to me…
  • Jul 11

    WMT: The Price You Pay for the Right Domain Name

    WMT: The Price You Pay for the Right Domain Name
    Among the very first law firm websites I ever worked on was www.mlb.com. My six year old son accesses the site every morning on his iPad before heading to school or camp to check scores and watch video highlights of last nights' major league…
  • Jun 13

    Lily Buchdahl Provides The Weather on Fox 29 Philadelphia

    Lily Buchdahl Provides The Weather on Fox 29 Philadelphia
    For some attorneys, there is nothing more nerve-wracking than appearing on television. For my 10 year old daughter, Lily, it is one thing to say you want to be on TV and another to experience it. As part of a charity auction, Lily's Mom and I…
Rank this Week: 2984

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Jul 14

    LP Magazine - Age over Beauty? Marketing a Law Firm's Anniversary

    LP Magazine - Age over Beauty? Marketing a Law Firm's Anniversary
    In the July/August 2014 issue of the ABA's Law Practice magazine, I address the always-sensitive subject of age. In this case, it is about the marketing value of a law firms' years. It is yet another subject that seems to present itself to me…
  • Jul 11

    WMT: The Price You Pay for the Right Domain Name

    WMT: The Price You Pay for the Right Domain Name
    Among the very first law firm websites I ever worked on was www.mlb.com. My six year old son accesses the site every morning on his iPad before heading to school or camp to check scores and watch video highlights of last nights' major league…
  • Jun 13

    Lily Buchdahl Provides The Weather on Fox 29 Philadelphia

    Lily Buchdahl Provides The Weather on Fox 29 Philadelphia
    For some attorneys, there is nothing more nerve-wracking than appearing on television. For my 10 year old daughter, Lily, it is one thing to say you want to be on TV and another to experience it. As part of a charity auction, Lily's Mom and I…
Rank this Week: 2744

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
  • Jun 25

    A Legal Thriller

    A Legal Thriller
    If the swashbuckling criminal trial lawyer and oft times guest commentator on the CBS network, Paul Batista, had a blog, I’m pretty sure he’d write his own posts. But why waste time on a blog—here today, gone to the archive…
  • Jun 23

    “Ghostwriter? That is unethical,” says the law firm marketing director to the ghost.

    “Ghostwriter? That is unethical,” says the law firm marketing director to the ghost.
    Every writer knows that writing takes time. Behind what looks like a simple article, presentation, speech, memo, proposal, blog post, or legal brief may be hours and hours of researching, organizing and editing for improved accuracy, word…
  • Jun 10

    The Struggle For The Perfect Attorney Bio Page

    The Struggle For The Perfect Attorney Bio Page
    In my experience creating law firm website content, it is rarely that simply writing an effective attorney bio is a problem. The challenge is convincing the attorney that they do not want to sound like every other attorney; that his or her…
Rank this Week: 3861

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Covers marketing techniques for attorneys and law firms.

http://smartblog.smartmarketingnow.com/
  • Jun 18

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

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

    I hate Atticus Finch

    I hate Atticus Finch
    I hate Atticus Finch. I know, I know. I can’t really hate Atticus Finch. First of all, he’s not real, he’s just a character in To Kill A Mockingbird. Second, he’s a noble character — a paragon, really.…
  • Mar 21

    It’s a Different World

    It’s a Different World
    So, my grandfather came off the boat from Sicily. I still have relatives there (in and around Messina) and I can recognize and speak a fair amount of Sicilian dialect, mostly because my father would use it playfully with me … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2527

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: 4447