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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jan 29

    Hearing Before the Senate On Protecting America from Cyber Attacks: The Importance of Information Sharing

    Hearing Before the Senate On Protecting America from Cyber Attacks: The Importance of Information Sharing
    CDT – “Greg Nojeim’s testimony for the January 28th hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Protecting America from Cyber Attacks. He will explain how Congress can embrace…
  • Jan 29

    Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job

    Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job
    Andy Baio, The Medium:  “Two months ago, Larry Page said the company’s outgrown its 14-year-old mission statement. Its ambitions have grown, and its priorities have shifted. Google in 2015 is focused on the present and…
  • Jan 29

    Do We Know Why Earnings Fall with Job Displacement?

    Do We Know Why Earnings Fall with Job Displacement?
    By William J. Carrington (CBO) and Bruce C. Fallick (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland). CBO Working Paper: 2015-01. “After being displaced from their jobs, workers experience reduced earnings for many years and are at greater risks of…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Jan 29

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Overtime Rules, Insider Trading, Powdered Alcohol

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Overtime Rules, Insider Trading, Powdered Alcohol
    It’s hard to believe, but driverless cars aren’t actually that far off in the future. Still, what needs to be accomplished and figured out before they arrive? Dashboard insights takes a look. Also, on another similar subject,…
  • Jan 28

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: National Privacy Day, Instagram, the Civil Justice System

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: National Privacy Day, Instagram, the Civil Justice System
    Did you know today is National Data Privacy Day? Because it is, and some of the lawyers on our network decided to celebrate by writing about it—and one of them, Jason Gavejian, makes the Top 10 with his post. Also, over on LXBN, Zosha…
  • Jan 27

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Internet of Things, Fracking, Telemedicine and the FTC

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Internet of Things, Fracking, Telemedicine and the FTC
    It was a big day on the LexBlog Network for the Internet of Things, with the big news being that the FTC has issued a new report on the privacy issues around it. Also, Charles Sartain has a good piece on fracking. And, lastly, Alex Passantino…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Jan 29

    Stupid A.I.

    Stupid A.I.
    WaaS Since IBM is in the news this week for all the wrong reasons, I thought I would take a look at their marquee product...The latest Wonder of the Modern World...The Trebuchet that threw Alex Trebek... The Future Savior of the Legal…
  • Jan 28

    Why Mega Firms Will Win

    Why Mega Firms Will Win
    A few recent news posts have changed my thinking about the future of mega firms. This thinking was also influenced by knowledge from colleagues working with some of the big ones. Which mean this is one of my usual puzzle-piece ideas, but I…
  • Jan 9

    Lexis Gains Exclusive Legal Information Provider Status of The New York Time

    Lexis Gains Exclusive Legal Information Provider Status of The New York Time
    LexisNexis representatives are sending out notices that they are now the exclusive provider of The New York Times content for the legal market. For those of you that are keeping score, this adds to LexisNexis' exclusive content with Factiva…
Rank this Week: 88

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t
    Lawyers know that pro se litigants have fools for clients. However, when it comes to pro se web marketing, well, that’s a different story. Over at SearchEngineLand, Andrew Shotland walks through a great example of a client who lost…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 150

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

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

    New Web Service Serves as ‘Ethics ER’ for Lawyer

    New Web Service Serves as ‘Ethics ER’ for Lawyer
    A former American Bar Association ethics lawyer has launched a web service that serves as an “emergency room” for lawyers who need immediate assistance with legal ethics issues. The site, ER for Lawyers, provides ethics research…
  • Jan 28

    How Small Firms Are Using Big Data Technology Tool

    How Small Firms Are Using Big Data Technology Tool
    You probably think of big data as something only big firms deal with. Increasingly, however, technology is enabling smaller firms to make use of big data. In the latest issue of the ABA Journal, I have an article that looks at two examples of…
  • Jan 27

    ‘Firm Central’ Updates Include Two-Way Sync, Custom Deadlines, Versioning and Client Portal

    ‘Firm Central’ Updates Include Two-Way Sync, Custom Deadlines, Versioning and Client Portal
    When last I checked in on Firm Central, the cloud-based practice management platform from Thomson Reuters, it had just added rules-based court calendaring through the Deadline Assistant add-on module. In the months since, several other…
Rank this Week: 438

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Do Yourself a Favor

    Do Yourself a Favor
    Do you ever feel like everything you do is for someone else — be it clients, colleagues, staff, family members, the kid at the door selling candy bars to fund his class trip — when, truth be told, you are feeling pretty darn needy…
  • Jan 28

    A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing

    A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing
    If your ideal clients are on the Internet (and if they are alive, they are), you might be missing out on a world of marketing opportunity. You can kick back and hope the random hits Google coughs up for your practice do the trick. Or you can…
  • Jan 27

    Addressing Pricing Question

    Addressing Pricing Question
    Despite all the talk about alternative fees, many lawyers still bill on an hourly basis for some, if not most, of their work. Even those who use project pricing, flat fees or fixed fees still find the need to increase those rates from time to…
Rank this Week: 474

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: 364

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: 381

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 334

The Legal Watercooler

The Legal Watercooler

Covers legal marketing and legal industry developments.

http://legalwatercoolerblog.com/
  • Nov 8

    Mind your (techie) manner

    Mind your (techie) manner
    Thank God the elections are over. I survived my first camping (IN A TENT) trip with the Girl Scouts at Camporee! Nuts & Magazine sales are on for Girl Scouts. Not to mention the Mixed Bag Design fundraiser at our school, which ended on…
  • Oct 16

    Lawyers just wanna have fun!

    Lawyers just wanna have fun!
    Hey, those krazy (with a k) lawyers over at Allen Matkins are at it again … grab a cup of coffee and turn the volume up!   My question is this: “Adam Stock, how the hell did you get them to do this?&#
  • Oct 1

    It’s TED, LMA-LA Style

    It’s TED, LMA-LA Style
    For most of the week last week I was at the Legal Marketing Association‘s Board of Directors’ & Leaders’ meeting, preparing for a busy 2013 with our incoming leadership teams. As such, I missed the 10th Annual LMA-LA Continuing…
Rank this Week: 542

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: 350

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

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

    Arguments for Automating Your Email Marketing

    Arguments for Automating Your Email Marketing
    I love to travel, especially on those rare occasions where it is just me and my wife and a week of downtime in front of us.  I sometimes find myself perusing the Getaways section of Groupon’s website to see if there are any sales…
  • Jan 28

    How to Define Your Social Media Strategy

    How to Define Your Social Media Strategy
    When developing a strategy for social media marketing, you need to give serious thought to the 5 “W’s” and the “H”: Who is your target market What you want to accomplish Where you will be participating (Facebook,…
  • Jan 27

    Mobile Marketing: 42% of Organic Search Visits Now Coming Via Mobile Device

    Mobile Marketing: 42% of Organic Search Visits Now Coming Via Mobile Device
    According to the Digital Marketing Report Q4 2014, a quarterly digital marketing analysis produced by search marketing agency Merkle|RKG, mobile devices are now delivering 42% of the organic search traffic across the three major search…
Rank this Week: 1038

Amy Campbell's Web Log

Amy Campbell's Web Log

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/amy
  • Jan 29

    Top Legal Marketing Tip for 2015: Make Current Clients a Priority

    Top Legal Marketing Tip for 2015: Make Current Clients a Priority
    Stacy West Clark has published an excellent article on The Legal Intelligencer titled, Marketing Activities That Will Pay Off the Most in 2015. I love these kind of articles, especially at the beginning of a new year, as they help attorneys…
  • Jan 27

    Legal Services Predictions and Trends for 2014

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

    Technology Disruption Takes Hold on Big Law

    Technology Disruption Takes Hold on Big Law
    I don’t pretend to be any type of analyst on the legal industry, but I do recognize an important article when I see one. Anyone working in legal services should find reading Who’s eating law firms’ lunch? by Rachel Zahorsky…
Rank this Week: 2550

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 4187

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

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

    Why you don’t have time for marketing

    Why you don’t have time for marketing
    You know that you should be marketing your legal servicees. You tell yourself, “I don’t have the time,” so you don’t. The thing is, you don’t have the time because you tell yourself you don’t. Every time…
  • Jan 28

    Put all your eggs in one basket, just make sure it’s YOUR basket

    Put all your eggs in one basket, just make sure it’s YOUR basket
    I constantly beat the “focus” drum–do a few things and do them well, don’t spread yourself too thin, don’t try to be all things to all people. I agree with Mark Twain who said, “Put all your eggs in one…
  • Jan 27

    What you focus on is what you get

    What you focus on is what you get
    You can’t be successful at everything. If you’re smart, you’ll make a big list of everything you’d like to do this year, narrow it down to ten things, and then choose just 3 or 4 goals or objectives to focus on this…
Rank this Week: 720

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Jan 29

    Client Development: 15 Incredibly Important Things Every Lawyer Should Know

    Client Development: 15 Incredibly Important Things Every Lawyer Should Know
    Recently I met and had coaching sessions for the last time with a group of lawyers I have coached for the last 18 months. They were all associates when we started. Now many of them have been promoted to partner and others will likely be…
  • Jan 28

    Client Development Tips: From Law Firm Lawyer Who is Now In-House

    Client Development Tips: From Law Firm Lawyer Who is Now In-House
    A lawyer I coached recently went in-house with a well known corporation. I asked him what he knows now that he wished he had known when he was in private practice. Here are his tips: Tip #1: Spell my name correctly. That goes for both me and…
  • Jan 27

    Client Development Coaching: What Are You Doing Differently?

    Client Development Coaching: What Are You Doing Differently?
    I have written many blog posts since I started 8 plus years ago. I sometimes wonder if any of you reading this one were with me when I first started. Over the years, I have found that some of the very best posts come from lawyers I have…
Rank this Week: 3563

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
  • Jan 29

    Do Yourself a Favor

    Do Yourself a Favor
    Do you ever feel like everything you do is for someone else — be it clients, colleagues, staff, family members, the kid at the door selling candy bars to fund his class trip — when, truth be told, you are feeling pretty darn needy…
  • Jan 28

    A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing

    A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing
    If your ideal clients are on the Internet (and if they are alive, they are), you might be missing out on a world of marketing opportunity. You can kick back and hope the random hits Google coughs up for your practice do the trick. Or you can…
  • Jan 27

    Addressing Pricing Question

    Addressing Pricing Question
    Despite all the talk about alternative fees, many lawyers still bill on an hourly basis for some, if not most, of their work. Even those who use project pricing, flat fees or fixed fees still find the need to increase those rates from time to…
Rank this Week: 1522

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Jan 28

    TAKE A LOOK AT THIS

    TAKE A LOOK AT THIS
  • Jan 19

    WHY ARE YOU A LAWYER?

    WHY ARE YOU A LAWYER?
    Attorneys should ask themselves on a regular basis why they want to be a lawyer.
  • Jan 5

    ONE CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

    ONE CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
    I have been so annoyed with myself for the smallest thing.  When I am winding down for the night and in my nightgown and robe, I am constantly getting up to go into the kitchen to get my chapstick (no, I am not Susie!).  Especially…
Rank this Week: 2059

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
  • Jan 28

    Legal Web Marketing: Search vs. Social

    Legal Web Marketing: Search vs. Social
    A client recently emailed me for my thoughts on Kevin O’Keefe’s post “Good law blogs losing traffic from Google?“, specifically wondering about the value of social media vs. search traffic. Here’s what I…
  • Jan 16

    2014 Clawbies: The Acceptance Speeche

    2014 Clawbies: The Acceptance Speeche
    Another edition of the Clawbies has wrapped up – have you checked out the latest Canadian Law Blog Award winners yet? Here’s what some of the winners and finalists had to say about their wins: Double Aspect Canadian Appeals…
  • Dec 30

    Stem Client Roundup for December 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for December 2014
    Well folks, this is it: our last client roundup of the year. A big thank-you to our clients who gave us such interesting projects and challenges, and made 2014 a great year for Stem. Here’s a look at what they’ve …
Rank this Week: 733

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
  • Jan 28

    Legal Technology - What's Next?

    Legal Technology - What's Next?
    Today, I'm bringing you the final installment of my recaps from the Viewabill webinar (recording and audio available here). We've learned some really interesting things about what both inside and outside counsel are thinking these days in…
  • Jan 26

    Fostering Collaboration Between Clients and Lawyers: The Transparency Piece

    Fostering Collaboration Between Clients and Lawyers: The Transparency Piece
    Building on Viewabill's last webinar session (audio and presentation recording here), they moved into a discussion of transparency, and its impact on the inside/outside counsel relationship. Per their session agenda, What role has…
  • Jan 23

    Week of January 19, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of January 19, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    I am bringing you today's roundup from the Dolomites in Italy! It's a beautiful crisp day here today, with almost no snow, but our ILNSki-ers are out on the mountainside. I am not a skier, so instead, I'm bringing you the roundup of the top…
Rank this Week: 3604

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Jan 28

    Don’t Fall for These Email Marketing Myth

    Don’t Fall for These Email Marketing Myth
    Have the rules for email marketing changed? Actually, yes. Many email standards remain unchanged, but there are some so-called rules out there about email that don’t really apply anymore. Here are a few important ones to recognize.
  • Jan 27

    Engaging with Social Media

    Engaging with Social Media
    Think you are "set" with your social media with one blog post sharing per day? "Engaging with your audience is a crucial aspect of becoming a social media influencer." Read on for tips on sharing interesting content with…
  • Jan 21

    5 Reasons to Remove Your Slider

    5 Reasons to Remove Your Slider
    About a year ago, we talked about how sliders would be a declining trend in 2014. While this is true to a degree, sliders still seem to be a popular choice. I still stand by the idea that a slider is not necessarily the best option. If your…
Rank this Week: 2551

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
  • Jan 28

    Make Users Happy: Increase Your Website Load Time

    Make Users Happy: Increase Your Website Load Time
    Increasing the load time of your website is one the easiest (and fastest) updates you can make and it will render immediate results. Faster load times mean decreased bounce rates and higher user engagement. We find that after just…
  • Jan 27

    Florida Bar Rules About Website Stock Imagery

    Florida Bar Rules About Website Stock Imagery
    Custom photography can be expensive and the high-end look it creates isn’t always the goal of every law firm. So, many legal professionals with budget in mind default to using stock imagery on their website. These images will often…
  • Jan 27

    Awesome Chrome Apps Test Responsive Design

    Awesome Chrome Apps Test Responsive Design
    It continues to be increasingly difficult to check responsive designs on the many screen sizes and resolutions that exist (and it’s not getting any easier). At PaperStreet, we created an entire department to help the elements and…
Rank this Week: 2562

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Jan 28

    A new alliance to improve pricing and legal project management

    A new alliance to improve pricing and legal project management
    Press Release: January 28, 2015 Media Contacts: Scott Rosenberg, srosenberg@projectleadership.net, (312) 258-5318 Jim Hassett, jhassett@legalbizdev.com, (617) 217-2578 Project Leadership Associates and LegalBizDev Announce a Strategic…
  • Jan 27

    One employment lawyer’s task list for a pre-complaint demand

    One employment lawyer’s task list for a pre-complaint demand
    A guest post by Judith Droz Keyes Judith Droz Keyes is a labor and employment lawyer and partner at Davis Wright Tremaine who recently completed our Certified Legal Project Manager Program®. This is the first of two blog posts based...
  • Jan 20

    Sample Risk Analysis Template for a public M&A matter, advising the target

    Sample Risk Analysis Template for a public M&A matter, advising the target
    A guest post by Sverre Tyrhaug Background: Sverre Tyrhaug is the Managing Partner of Thommessen, the largest law firm in Norway. He is one of five individuals from the firm who are currently completing our Certified Legal Project Manager…
Rank this Week: 2186

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jan 28

    Could Capital Gains Taxation Change?

    Could Capital Gains Taxation Change?
    President Obama recently gave his State of the Union address. In the address, he mentions at least two tax proposals which would substantially impact our clients and both involve the taxation of capital gains. Proposals First, the President…
  • Jan 26

    What Attorneys Can Learn From My Dentist

    What Attorneys Can Learn From My Dentist
    Has this ever happened to you? Picture it. You’re standing in line at Starbucks, talking with a colleague or friend, and someone you barely know rushes up to you, practically bursting at the seams to tell you something horrible that had…
  • Jan 23

    Top 8 FAQ About the Academy’s Strategic Planning Webinar: Is It Right for You?

    Top 8 FAQ About the Academy’s Strategic Planning Webinar: Is It Right for You?
    As we get closer to the Academy’s Strategic Planning webinar on February 11 at 2pm PT (5pm ET), I have received quite a few questions about what you can expect from this webinar. Your Girl Friday is here to answer all your questions!…
Rank this Week: 3456

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/
  • Jan 25

    Practice Meat

    Practice Meat
    Practice Meat A handful of instances a 12 months, each and every year, I brush off the patio furniture in the back yard, eliminate the cover from the propane fuel barbecue and wipe it down. My pals commence to arrive we break out the wine and…
  • Dec 26

    Stark Law

    Stark Law
    Stark Law There is a practice referred to as Physician self-referral. This is when a doctor refers a patient to a health care facility, which he has portion ownership, fiscal interests or investment in. It is thought to be a conflict of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3777

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/
  • Jan 24

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo
    We are excited to announce two outstanding new development experiences with Dave Lorenzo.Valtimax Revenue Revolution This full day seminar is designed to help you boost your law firm revenue in just one day. Join Dave Lorenzo as he presents…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1506

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
  • Jan 22

    10 Tips for Converting Your Presentation Slide Deck for SlideShare

    10 Tips for Converting Your Presentation Slide Deck for SlideShare
    SlideShare.net makes it really easy to double down on that live presentation slide deck that you spent hours developing. In some case it takes just 30 minutes—the time it takes to revise your deck for the SlideShare audience—to…
  • Jan 14

    Six Can’t-Miss Plays to Supercharge Your Online Marketing in 2015.

    Six Can’t-Miss Plays to Supercharge Your Online Marketing in 2015.
    By now you’ve probably scanned at least a dozen or so ‘2015 social media prediction’ posts, and maybe you found a nugget or two that you can add to your strategy. Maybe you’re looking for more direction? How close are…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 4600

Law Marketing Monitor

Law Marketing Monitor

Covers law firm Internet marketing, websites, blogging, search engine optimization, and technology for lawyers. By AttorneySync.

http://www.lawmarketingmonitor.com/
  • Jan 20

    Is Any of this Working?

    Is Any of this Working?
    Years ago (say 2008), most of my conversations with lawyers about the web went something like this: Lawyer: People will never use the internet to hire a lawyer. Me: They already are. Lawyer: Bah, you’re full of it. Now, the…
  • Sep 5

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist
    Have you considered the marketing consequence of your website domain selection? Is the website content and structure properly organized? Is the website’s hosting causing issues with search performance (i.e. speed, location, etc)? Are…
  • Sep 5

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist
    Have you considered the marketing consequence of your website domain selection? Is the website content and structure properly organized? Is the website’s hosting causing issues with search performance (i.e. speed, location, etc)? Are…
Rank this Week: 4979

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Jan 20

    7 Tips of Transform into a Great Legal Networker

    7 Tips of Transform into a Great Legal Networker
    The legal job market is fiercely competitive. Learning to network can mean the difference between success and failure. Developing your networking skills can help you advance your career and grow a steady book of business that will give you…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2535

Law Firm SEO Blog

Law Firm SEO Blog

Covers web strategy, internet marketing, and search engine optimization particularly with law firms in mind.

http://www.law-firmseo.com/
  • Jan 20

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t
    Lawyers know that pro se litigants have fools for clients. However, when it comes to pro se web marketing, well, that’s a different story. Over at SearchEngineLand, Andrew Shotland walks through a great example of a client who lost…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4670

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Jan 19

    Do Something! Don't Let Fear Stand In Your Way

    Do Something! Don't Let Fear Stand In Your Way
    The Editor's Note from Amy Cosper, Editor in Chief, in the February 2015 issue of Entrepreneur magazine is an excellent read for any entrepreneur, including those intrepid souls who go out on their own to develop their own law practices....
  • Jan 8

    New Year New Marketing

    New Year New Marketing
    January is traditionally a month of resolutions, of looking back over the past years at successes and failures, looking forward toward a new year, and deciding what changes could be made and what new initiatives could be implemented in…
  • Dec 19

    Florida Bar Ban on Past Results in Attorney TV Ads Struck Down by Federal Court

    Florida Bar Ban on Past Results in Attorney TV Ads Struck Down by Federal Court
    In a case entitled Robert Rubenstein v. The Florida Bar, United States District Court Judge Beth Bloom of the Southern District of Florida ruled last week that it is unconstitutional for the Florida Bar to prevent a lawyer from using...
Rank this Week: 2195

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/
  • Jan 16

    These Are Not the Lawsuits that You’re Looking For: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – January 16, 2015

    These Are Not the Lawsuits that You’re Looking For: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – January 16, 2015
    Alfred v. Walt Disney Co., Delaware Court of Chancery (1/14/15) Civil Procedure This complaint concerned the T-65 X-wing fighter plane, a fictional vehicle created in connection with the movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Walt Disney…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2459

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
  • Jan 15

    The Ever Changing Face of Advertising

    The Ever Changing Face of Advertising
    Amazon.com, Inc. announced a deal with filmmaker Woody Allen to write and direct his first television series for Amazon Prime’s Instant Video streaming service.  The deal is a further commitment to distribute video content by…
  • Jan 8

    Rule Against Advertising Past Results is Past

    Rule Against Advertising Past Results is Past
    Lawyers in Florida can now advertise past results in their advertising. The rules prohibited using past results in lawyer advertising in indoor and outdoor display, television and radio. However, a federal court held that the state ethics…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2549

Creating Dominance

Creating Dominance

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

http://edwesemann.com
  • Jan 14

    Is it Time to Abandon Your Firm’s Business Model?

    Is it Time to Abandon Your Firm’s Business Model?
    Big Law is dying!  That’s the theme of thousands of articles and blog posts that show up on our desktops every week.  Mainly the writers are wringing their hands about the disruption that is occurring to the traditional…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2608

WebPresence Esq. Blog

WebPresence Esq. Blog

Covers business development tips.

http://webpresenceesq.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    The Power of Facebook for Lawyer

    The Power of Facebook for Lawyer
    A billion users worldwide have catapulted Facebook to be the leading giant in social networking. Indeed, a recent report by Business Insider Intelligence shows that Facebook is the social media Goliath that users prefer. Wanting to take…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3343

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jan 9

    Alternative Fees For Litigators: Timely and Practical Advice

    Alternative Fees For Litigators: Timely and Practical Advice
    I am delighted to recommend to you a new book by my esteemed colleague and friend, Patrick J. Lamb. Alternative Fees for Litigators and their Clients is published by the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association. Most law firms…
  • Dec 26

    Listen up!

    Listen up!
    __________ Many of the thousands of lawyers we have trained in client relations skills, or coached to enhance their book of business, have told us that listening is the most important skill they can possess. Invest 7 minutes and 47 seconds to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2597

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Jan 6

    LPT: (Women) Progressing into Partnership--Road Rules for a New Role

    LPT: (Women) Progressing into Partnership--Road Rules for a New Role
    The December 2014 issue of Law Practice Today (LPT) is dedicated to the theme of New Partners, in advance of the annual ABA New Partners Institute in Washington, DC on April 17th. Amy Drushal of Trenam Kemker (a speaker for the NPI and…
  • Jan 6

    LP Magazine - Embracing the Changing Face of PR (and a tribute to Lou Corletto)

    LP Magazine - Embracing the Changing Face of PR (and a tribute to Lou Corletto)
    In the November/December 2014 issue of the ABA's Law Practice magazine, I write about Embracing the Changing Face of PR. In the column, I write about how much the concept of PR has changed with time and technology. While I still believe that…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2561

Marketing Attorney Blog

Marketing Attorney Blog

Covers law marketing and business development. By Micah Buchdahl.

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Jan 6

    LPT: (Women) Progressing into Partnership--Road Rules for a New Role

    LPT: (Women) Progressing into Partnership--Road Rules for a New Role
    The December 2014 issue of Law Practice Today (LPT) is dedicated to the theme of New Partners, in advance of the annual ABA New Partners Institute in Washington, DC on April 17th. Amy Drushal of Trenam Kemker (a speaker for the NPI and…
  • Jan 6

    LP Magazine - Embracing the Changing Face of PR (and a tribute to Lou Corletto)

    LP Magazine - Embracing the Changing Face of PR (and a tribute to Lou Corletto)
    In the November/December 2014 issue of the ABA's Law Practice magazine, I write about Embracing the Changing Face of PR. In the column, I write about how much the concept of PR has changed with time and technology. While I still believe that…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3412

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Covers marketing techniques for attorneys and law firms.

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

    Stuart Scott RIP

    Stuart Scott RIP
    Like most American males, I have spent a large number of hours over the years watching SportsCenter and other programming on ESPN. So when Stuart Scott died this weekend, it came as a blow. I had no particular connection to … Continue…
  • 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 ……
Rank this Week: 2040

JDBlogger

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
  • Dec 22

    JDB 066: Three Things I Did in 2014 to Build My Law Practice

    JDB 066: Three Things I Did in 2014 to Build My Law Practice
    2014 is nearly in the books.  And one thing I really enjoy about this time of year is looking back over the year at what things went well in my law practice, what things didn’t, and areas where I can improve in the coming year. In…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1700

The Intelligent Challenge

The Intelligent Challenge

Covers law firm management.

http://intelligentchallenge.com/
  • Dec 18

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location
    Let’s for a moment put aside the discussion as to whether an investment by a law firm into premium real estate makes sense. Let’s assume that clients don’t object to funding acres of marble and an atrium full of lush…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4969

Moire Marketing Blog

Moire Marketing Blog

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

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

    Why Firms Should Develop a Strategic Plan

    Why Firms Should Develop a Strategic Plan
    GUEST BLOGGER: Kimberly Alford Rice, President - KLA Marketing Associates When I work with law firms, which profess to have strategic plans, I find it bewildering that they often are stored in the management teams’ drawers somewhere…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3936

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: 1813

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: 1336

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: 3856