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Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

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

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: BitLicense, Bathroom Breaks, Cruise Accountability

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: BitLicense, Bathroom Breaks, Cruise Accountability
    What if you were only permitted six minutes per day for bathroom breaks? Or really, what if you were timed at all? I’d imagine it wouldn’t go over well, and it isn’t with a company in Chicago, as Andrew Rodman explains.…
  • Jul 22

    Is SEO dead?

    Is SEO dead?
    Other than good content, good title tags, good site architecture, site speed, and engaging others via content to generate organic links to my blog, I never worried much about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Years later when I search for…
  • Jul 22

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Infrastructure Through P3s, Boosting Creativity, ACA Subsidie

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Infrastructure Through P3s, Boosting Creativity, ACA Subsidie
    In the big news of the day, the Affordable Care Act has taken a major hit. It isn’t on some of the entertaining issues we’ve seen weighed, but instead has to do with  tax subsidies to federal exchanges. Lee Beck has your…
Rank this Week: 32

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 23

    Census Bureau Updates Interactive HIV/AIDS Database

    Census Bureau Updates Interactive HIV/AIDS Database
    “The U.S. Census Bureau today released its annually updated interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. First developed in 1987, the database now holds more than 164,000…
  • Jul 23

    International banking statistics at end-March 2014

    International banking statistics at end-March 2014
    “The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today released international banking statistics at end-March 2014. Between end-December 2013 and end-March 2014, the cross-border claims of BIS reporting banks rose by $580 billion. This…
  • Jul 23

    NARA houses master database cataloging JFK assassination records in Top Secret area

    NARA houses master database cataloging JFK assassination records in Top Secret area
    Aliya Sternstein – Nextgov: “The master database cataloging material related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has always been housed in a Top Secret vault, much of the time on a personal computer, according to…
Rank this Week: 69

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jun 16

    Links to Your Site

    Links to Your Site
    Use Google Webmaster Tools to see who links to your pages and how they link. This is one way to judge the effectiveness of your SEO activities. We briefly discussed how understanding the way that people are linking to your pages & posts…
Rank this Week: 86

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 225

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jul 24

    New Balance: Finding the Dividing Line Between Life and Work

    New Balance: Finding the Dividing Line Between Life and Work
    Sometime before the Great Recession (Depression?), there existed a quaint notion that people could stop working — at least some of the time. Over the course of recent years, however, the line of argumentation has advanced, with…
  • Jul 23

    Pen on Paper Works! The Bullet Journal

    Pen on Paper Works! The Bullet Journal
    If you’ve never sat bolt upright in bed at 3:17 a.m. convinced that you’ve missed a critical deadline, congratulations. You should bottle your secret and sell it to the rest of us — along with every other productivity guru…
  • Jul 22

    Three Ways to Better Billing

    Three Ways to Better Billing
    Billing. It’s not something we like to talk about, but it is something lawyers have to do regularly, so it deserves some attention. Making sure you capture all of your billable time and produce clear, coherent invoices for it helps…
Rank this Week: 314

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jul 23

    Is A/B Planning Still the Gold Standard?

    Is A/B Planning Still the Gold Standard?
    For decades, estate planners have used a trust to hold the estate tax exclusion of the first spouse to die of a married couple. That trust had various different names: “B Trust,” “Credit Shelter Trust,” “Bypass…
  • Jul 21

    A Funeral for a King or Queen

    A Funeral for a King or Queen
    The 2006 film The Queen, starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, brilliantly illustrates the complications of funeral planning for a notable person. Estate planning clients may not be royalty, but perhaps you treat them like kings and…
  • Jul 18

    What’s Your PLAN of Attack?

    What’s Your PLAN of Attack?
    You might have heard the old saying: “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” A humorous play on words with good intentions still might make you feel a little uneasy. As Practice Building Consultant here at the Academy, a large part…
Rank this Week: 411

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 257

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Jul 24

    Reba McEntire: “To succeed in life, you need three things. . .”

    Reba McEntire: “To succeed in life, you need three things. . .”
    In the “I wish I said it” category comes this quote from singer, song writer, and actress, Reba McEntire: “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” Good advice for everyone,…
  • Jul 23

    How to get more clients from your newsletter

    How to get more clients from your newsletter
    When I launched my new ebook on Kindle recently I set up an email list for purchasers. If they subscribe, they get tips and other goodies from me related to the subject matter of the book (network marketing recruiting). They get value…
  • Jul 22

    Slaying the perfectionism dragon

    Slaying the perfectionism dragon
    A short article on the Entrepreneur.com website caught my attention. In “Start Before You’re Ready, Really,” the author urges us to launch our new business, project or idea before we are, or it is ready. You can set up a…
Rank this Week: 776

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
  • Jul 24

    Blog Post Ideas You Can Steal Right Now

    Blog Post Ideas You Can Steal Right Now
    The PaperStreet team maintains this blog you are reading and we know that sometimes it can be difficult to keep the creative juices flowing. Your schedule is busy, so we came up with some ideas for you. Look at your desk……
  • Jul 23

    404 Error Page Example: Rethink Your 404 Error Page … We Did

    404 Error Page Example: Rethink Your 404 Error Page … We Did
    Full Site Map vs. Search Function – 404 Error Page Examples We recently had a discussion about the way we build 404 error pages for our new sites. Alex, our Internet Marketing Director and Leian, a Web Developer, suggested…
  • Jul 18

    California Construction Law Firm – Rogers|Nemeth|Germain (RNG)

    California Construction Law Firm – Rogers|Nemeth|Germain (RNG)
    Rogers|Nemeth|Germain (RNG), a California commercial litigation firm, has launched an Essentials website. The founding partners of Rogers|Nemeth|Germain (RNG) have been serving clients in the construction industry for over twenty years. …
Rank this Week: 792

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Jul 24

    What Skills do Rainmakers Have?

    What Skills do Rainmakers Have?
    I recently gave a presentation and a young lawyer asked: What skills do rainmakers have?  Generally rainmakers have a high degree of emotional intelligence. There are plenty of books on emotional intelligence. If you are interested in my…
  • Jul 22

    Your Website Bio: More Important in 2014 Than Ever Before

    Your Website Bio: More Important in 2014 Than Ever Before
    If a potential client only saw your website bio, would he or she hire you? In a 2001 survey mentioned in Finding and Working with lawyers on the Web, of how buyers of legal services view websites, Greenfield Belser Ltd. learned that nearly…
  • Jul 17

    Success: You’ve Gotta Have This to Succeed

    Success: You’ve Gotta Have This to Succeed
    What does it take to succeed? I have spent my life trying to understand why some people succeed and others don’t. You likely know lawyers who are incredibly smart, deal well with people and still do not live up to their potential. Why?…
Rank this Week: 889

Creating Dominance

Creating Dominance

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

http://edwesemann.com
  • 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…
  • Jun 8

    How High is Up?

    How High is Up?
    As a rule, lawyers have a tough time with abstract concepts.  That’s why it surprises me that when law firms do strategic planning they are willing to accept some pretty vague objectives.  Read a typical law firm vision…
Rank this Week: 569

WebPresence Esq. Blog

WebPresence Esq. Blog

Covers business development tips.

http://webpresenceesq.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jul 7

    It’s Confirmed: Clients Use Lawyer Review Sites to Find an Attorney

    It’s Confirmed: Clients Use Lawyer Review Sites to Find an Attorney
    Yelp is the most trusted online review site for lawyers. This powerful statement comes from a recent survey by Software Advice (an online evaluation company for legal software) that shows how prospective clients use online review sites before…
Rank this Week: 1085

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: 794

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: 904

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: 660

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: 508

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: 849

Shatterbox

Shatterbox

Covers legal marketing in the social media age. By Jay Pinkert.

http://www.shatterbox.biz/
  • Aug 28

    How to Break Through the Clutter of Personal Injury Law Firm Commercial

    How to Break Through the Clutter of Personal Injury Law Firm Commercial
    One of my guilty pleasures is periodically recording/watching courtroom series like The People’s Court and Judy Judge to check out the current state of personal injury law firm commercials. For the most part this ad genre is formulaic…
  • Sep 4

    Why Solo and Small Law Firms Are Ripe for Marketing Automation

    Why Solo and Small Law Firms Are Ripe for Marketing Automation
    Small law firm success has always been a matter of making the most out of limited time and resources — a complex mix of too many tasks, competing priorities and unrelenting deadlines. But with the advent of cloud computing and software as…
  • Aug 27

    It’s Time for Legal Marketers to Put Facebook Away

    It’s Time for Legal Marketers to Put Facebook Away
    Facebook has had more than enough time and opportunity to make a difference in legal marketing. So where are the compelling case studies of Facebook for law firms? Where are the clear, replicable methods for acquiring new clients and…
Rank this Week: 1151

Social Media, Esq.

Social Media, Esq.

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

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

    20 Interesting Facts About Twitter – Infographic

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

    Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

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

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

    Trademark Infringement Statutes: Mind Your T’s and M’
    The proliferation of social media has resulted in a similar (although not nearly as vast) proliferation of trademark infringement and trademark infringement lawsuits. And while parties may bring claims for “common law” trademark…
Rank this Week: 982

Expert Witness Marketing

Expert Witness Marketing

Covers the marketing of expert witness services to attorneys, companies and insurers.

http://expertcommunications.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 18

    Well I'll Be . . .

    Well I'll Be . . .
    I have been surprised.Back story:  Last month I attended the FEWA Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter Dinner Meeting at the Tower Club in Dallas.  Real estate expert Dr. Jack Friedman was presenting "Advertising and Promotion of Expert…
  • May 27

    Expert Witness Round-Up

    Expert Witness Round-Up
    Jumping right in to an eclectic assortment of expert witness news and advice, let's start at the beginning --  Do you/should you interview your prospective attorney-client before taking the case?  Attorney Tom Shroyer…
  • Feb 16

    Litigants Are Not Your Client

    Litigants Are Not Your Client
    A longtime reader of our newsletter emailed us with a problem sometime back and has asked us to share it as a cautionary tale for other expert witnesses:Expert Witness -- An individual located my expert services online approximately one year…
Rank this Week: 818

Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers

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

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

    Signs of the time

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

    Building Insight

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

    Growth is Dead e-book

    Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
Rank this Week: 495

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/
  • Feb 12

    Lawyers prefer to link with lawyer

    Lawyers prefer to link with lawyer
    Dan Shure is right, “People like to link to people.” And this is true for lawyers. Don’t believe me? Look around. Go to almost any law firm website and you’re likely to find links to other lawyers. Why? There are…
  • Apr 19

    Do +1?s Increase Click-Through? Google Webmaster Tools Provides Answer

    Do +1?s Increase Click-Through? Google Webmaster Tools Provides Answer
    Have you ever wondered how getting +1?s for your web pages influence click-through rates? Well, Google Webmaster Tools provides might provide you with some answers. Hopefully, by now you’ve already set up and verified your webmaster tools…
  • Apr 10

    How Much Should SEO for my Law Firm Cost?

    How Much Should SEO for my Law Firm Cost?
    One of the most common questions we get is about how much a law firm should pay for SEO. And this isn’t the first time that I’ve written about this subject either. The problem, of course, is that it really depends. But the ultimate answer…
Rank this Week: 862

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: 684

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: 1139

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: 920

Marketer at Law

Marketer at Law

Covers attorney advertising, blogging, and getting clients. By Rich DeLuca.

http://www.marketeratlaw.com/
  • Jun 4

    Nominations For Best Pennsylvania Lawyer

    Nominations For Best Pennsylvania Lawyer
    Nominations are now being accepted for ALM’s 2012 “Lawyers on the Fast Track” for Pennsylvania lawyers under 40 years old. So if you are (or know of) a PA lawyer born on or after August 1, 1972 who’s hard work or innovation has…
  • Jun 3

    Hello World

    Hello World
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Rank this Week: 571

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: 735

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/
  • Jul 24

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP)

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP)
    Trademark * Barton Beebe has posted a new free casebook, Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook. Quite possibly the new gold standard of trademark casebooks. Check it out! * Hollywood, Esq.: Chubby Checker Settles Penis Size App Lawsuit.…
  • Jul 22

    Another Blogger Wins a Fair Use Defense For a Photo–Leveyfilm v. Fox Sport

    Another Blogger Wins a Fair Use Defense For a Photo–Leveyfilm v. Fox Sport
    Danielle Wysocki blogged at “The Jersey Catcher,” a sports blog for women. On December 6, 2010, she blogged about a lawsuit over the 1985 novelty rap song “The Super Bowl Shuffle,” sung by members of the Chicago Bears…
  • Jul 21

    TCPA Claim Against Taco Bell Fails For Lack of Agency

    TCPA Claim Against Taco Bell Fails For Lack of Agency
    I mentioned before that a court said Taco Bell wasn’t liable for texts sent on its behalf because the plaintiff didn’t adequately allege the sender was Taco Bell’s agent (See “Franchisor Isn’t Liable Under the…
Rank this Week: 2349

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Jul 23

    How to Get Your Press Release Reported in The New

    How to Get Your Press Release Reported in The New
    To get your story reported in the news, law firms should: Send press releases in the morning. Contact news reporters via Twitter. Grab a journalist's attention with a gripping subject line in an email. These are a few of the points that 100…
  • Jul 22

    Fourteen Facebook Stats That Can Change Your Busine

    Fourteen Facebook Stats That Can Change Your Busine
    This is an interactive infographic. Hover your most cursor over a section of the graphic to see the statistics underneath. For example: Posts that contain high-quality photos are more likely to be shared. Friday is the day with the highest…
Rank this Week: 2712

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
  • Jul 24

    Bringing Law Firms "Back to The Future" of Social Media

    Bringing Law Firms "Back to The Future" of Social Media
    Only one thing could bring me in from my vacation, and that was the Legal Marketing Association's Social Media Shared Interest Group's webinar with Peter Shankman (@petershankman) and Jasmine Trillos-Decarie (@jasminedecarie), entitled…
  • Jul 22

    Two for Tuesdays: Boosting Your Creativity

    Two for Tuesdays: Boosting Your Creativity
    After two weeks off, I'm thinking about how to boost your creativity on this two for Tuesday. The lawyers among you may be wondering how that applies to you, if at all, but there's room for creativity in all professions.  When we take…
  • Jul 21

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Forget "Time Management"

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Forget "Time Management"
    I'm officially back in the office, but I'm working on catching up on all of the emails I missed while I was on holiday! So I'm bringing you the latest rainmaking recommendation from expert Jaimie Field, which she published last week. *** I…
Rank this Week: 3682

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Jul 24

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Paul Tierney

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Paul Tierney
    Our Client Spotlight this week is Paul Tierney from Quincy, MA. Paul has been a dedicated client with us for quite a while, and he reaps the benefits of a long-standing marketing relationship.
  • Jul 23

    Good to ... Gone?

    Good to ... Gone?
    The book Good to Great by Jim Collins was one of the best-selling business books of all time. Readers flocked to this road map in hopes of taking their own companies to “sustained greatness.” The only problem is, the road map turned out…
  • Jul 22

    Share, Share Again! A Social Media Mantra

    Share, Share Again! A Social Media Mantra
    Although it is important to share fresh content on social media, you don't have to ditch your old content after one post. You can re-share relevant posts, blogs and articles again to get more views from your followers.
Rank this Week: 2752

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
  • Jul 24

    New Balance: Finding the Dividing Line Between Life and Work

    New Balance: Finding the Dividing Line Between Life and Work
    Sometime before the Great Recession (Depression?), there existed a quaint notion that people could stop working — at least some of the time. Over the course of recent years, however, the line of argumentation has advanced, with…
  • Jul 23

    Pen on Paper Works! The Bullet Journal

    Pen on Paper Works! The Bullet Journal
    If you’ve never sat bolt upright in bed at 3:17 a.m. convinced that you’ve missed a critical deadline, congratulations. You should bottle your secret and sell it to the rest of us — along with every other productivity guru…
  • Jul 22

    Three Ways to Better Billing

    Three Ways to Better Billing
    Billing. It’s not something we like to talk about, but it is something lawyers have to do regularly, so it deserves some attention. Making sure you capture all of your billable time and produce clear, coherent invoices for it helps…
Rank this Week: 1993

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Writing Guidelines to Help Improve Your Search Ranking

    Writing Guidelines to Help Improve Your Search Ranking
    Rumor has it that SEO is dead.  I suppose you could say the old way of doing SEO is most certainly guaranteed not to work -- no more keyword stuffing or irrelevant content, which will likely get you tossed to the bottom of search results…
  • Jul 22

    5 Steps to Higher Client Retention Rate

    5 Steps to Higher Client Retention Rate
    Landing new clients is only the beginning of a harder task: keeping them. Now the real work begins as you find a ways to keep those clients you have worked so hard to get.  Along with new clients comes the inherent need for more time to…
  • Jul 21

    National Trial Lawyers Free Webinar July 24: Generating New Clients for PI Law Firm

    National Trial Lawyers Free Webinar July 24: Generating New Clients for PI Law Firm
    If you’re a personal injury attorney, you know that your chosen field of practice is one of the most competitive on the planet.  Many PI attorneys spend thousands of dollars every year to generate leads with varying degrees of…
Rank this Week: 1743

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Couple of Other Cool Things I Saw at AALL

    Couple of Other Cool Things I Saw at AALL
    After returning from the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting in San Antonio last week, I wrote about having seen previews there of major changes in the works for Fastcase, Lexis Advance and Wolters Kluwer. I also wrote last…
  • Jul 22

    Firm Central Gets Court Rules Calendaring

    Firm Central Gets Court Rules Calendaring
    Firm Central, the cloud-based practice-management platform from Thomson Reuters, now offers rules-based court calendaring through a new add-on module called Deadline Assistant. The feature calculates litigation dates and events based on the…
  • Jul 18

    WellSettled.com Mines Cases for Established Principle

    WellSettled.com Mines Cases for Established Principle
    How many times have you come across the phrase “It is well settled that …” or “It is well established that …” in a judicial opinion? What if someone collected all these instances and made them searchable?…
Rank this Week: 2746

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Jul 22

    Business development best practices: Plan Advance

    Business development best practices: Plan Advance
    This is one of a series of occasional posts summarizing the most important best practices from my book the Legal Business Development Quick Reference Guide which is now also available in a Kindle edition. The concept of a sales…
  • Jul 15

    Research update: What clients should do to increase value (Part 2 of 2)

    Research update: What clients should do to increase value (Part 2 of 2)
    This post previews results from my book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, which will be published in October, and can be pre-ordered now for a 25% discount. The second most important client issue raised by research participants was…
  • Jul 8

    Research update: What clients should do to increase value (Part 1 of 2)

    Research update: What clients should do to increase value (Part 1 of 2)
    This post previews results from my book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, which will be published in October, and can be pre-ordered now for a 25% discount. Over the past year, I have interviewed managing partners, chairs, senior…
Rank this Week: 2731

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: 2750

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
  • Jul 22

    15 New Additions to Lawblogs.ca

    15 New Additions to Lawblogs.ca
    The list just keeps on growing, and with these 15 new additions to lawblogs.ca, we’ve hit the 450 blog mark! Here’s a look at some of the blogs that have been added to the Canadian law blogs list since …
  • Jul 10

    Neat Numbers from the Canadian Legal Blogosphere

    Neat Numbers from the Canadian Legal Blogosphere
    Every June, we review all the blogs listed at lawblogs.ca, fixing dead or outdated links and feeds and removing defunct blogs. It’s a big project but an interesting one. This year’s review left us with a final tally of …
  • Jun 30

    Stem Client Roundup for June 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for June 2014
    It’s official: the year is half over! After a year away on mat leave, I’m happy to be back at Stem, and to share this roundup of June’s client news and activities with you. BC legal support services provider Dye …
Rank this Week: 1646

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 17

    Texas Scold 'Em

    Texas Scold 'Em
    They say that everything is bigger in Texas.  Apparently that even includes self-deluding opinions. Yesterday, a friend pointed me toward an article in Texas Law Book entitled Get Wall Street Out of the Practice of Law. (Subscription…
  • Jul 15

    Jeff Carr, Project Management and Procurement

    Jeff Carr, Project Management and Procurement
    Jeff Carr in his Race Car Jeff Carr announced his retirement from his GC role at FMC Technologies recently. For those who follow the legal change landscape, Jeff has been a consistent beacon, advocating for change for quite some time. His…
Rank this Week: 1418

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

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

    MAKE YOUR BUSINESS CARD IMPORTANT

    MAKE YOUR BUSINESS CARD IMPORTANT
    I was looking through a bunch of attorney business cards that I have collected at various events and I was shocked.  By and far the majority were plain white with only the name, sometimes the address, phone number and email on…
  • Jul 8

    I’M BACK…

    I’M BACK…
    Hi to all, Yes, I made it back just to check in on you and see if you did the Action Tasks that I gave you before I left. I’m still too jet lagged to write much but I did want to tell you that my book HOW TO BE A BETTER LAWYER: A Short…
  • Jun 16

    THREE ACTION TASKS EVERYONE CAN DO WHILE I’M GONE

    THREE ACTION TASKS EVERYONE CAN DO WHILE I’M GONE
    Yes, I am leaving Friday, June 20th and not coming back until July 8th.  So I am leaving you with three “Action Tasks” that you can complete while I’m gone.  These will work for all lawyers, in whatever career…
Rank this Week: 2173

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/
  • Jul 18

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 18, 2014 – As California Goes . . .

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 18, 2014 – As California Goes . . .
    This week, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued a ruling that California’s death penalty is unconstitutional.  Read Courtney Minick’s analysis of the opinion on…
  • Jul 7

    Google and the Right to Be Forgotten

    Google and the Right to Be Forgotten
    Last month, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a preliminary ruling on the right of natural persons to privacy with respect to the processing of personal data. In the case, Mr. Costeja González, a Spanish national, had…
  • Jun 30

    Justia Resources and Commentary on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision

    Justia Resources and Commentary on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision
    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the much-anticipated case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (formerly Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., consolidated with Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v.…
Rank this Week: 2621

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 27

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice
    At first blush, you might ask what a bionic arm catching objects in mid-flight has to do with the practice of law. I assert: “Everything.” Who are the lawyers who represent these evolutionary products? Clearly, there will be lots…
Rank this Week: 2766

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: 4162

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Jul 16

    Ethics Opinions Address Online Activity

    Ethics Opinions Address Online Activity
    A number of ethics opinions have been released this year which provide some guidance for lawyers on what is permitted (and prohibited) online. First, ABA Opinion 466, released in April 2014, discusses what lawyers may and may not do when...
  • Jul 8

    Are You Ready to Embrace the Productization of Legal Services?

    Are You Ready to Embrace the Productization of Legal Services?
    In this month's "Big Ideas" issue of Law Practice magazine, Dennis Kennedy's article, The Productization of Legal Services talks about the possiblity of lawyers adapting traditional legal services into information products that can "make law…
  • Jun 27

    Legal Technology Survey: How Does Your Firm Measure Up?

    Legal Technology Survey: How Does Your Firm Measure Up?
    The ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center has conducted yearly surveys of technology use by practicing attorneys for over 10 years. The results of the 2014 survey are in, and they have been compiled into the 2014 Legal Technology Survey…
Rank this Week: 2374

In Black And White

In Black And White

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

http://www.inblackandwhiteblog.com
  • 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…
  • May 30

    Who has had an impacted on your life?

    Who has had an impacted on your life?
    Who has had an impacted on your life? Oftentimes people come into our lives and at the time it seems insignificant, just another day, just another person. But when we look back there are those special people that made a world of…
Rank this Week: 3842

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: 3499