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Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Feb 19

    Snapchat for lawyers — is it really happening?

    Snapchat for lawyers — is it really happening?
    Law firms using Snapchat for publishing commentary and engaging their audience. Sounds a little crazy, but so did law firms using Twitter for sharing news in 140 characters just five years ago. Snapchat, an image messaging and multimedia…
  • Feb 14

    Ten Blogs joining the LexBlog Network

    Ten Blogs joining the LexBlog Network
    Happy Valentines Day! If you are in search of a perfect last minute gift for him or her, make sure to check out lexblog.com (mostly joking). Since our last “New to the Network” post, we have welcomed two new …
  • Feb 12

    Flipboard gets major upgrade – Enough for lawyers?

    Flipboard gets major upgrade – Enough for lawyers?
    Last week, Flipboard, a news and social network aggregator, released its first major upgrade in two years. The signature feature of the new Flipboard is Smart Magazines which curate articles by the thousands of topics and sub-topics…
Rank this Week: 43

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 22

    CRS – The European Union: Questions and Answer

    CRS – The European Union: Questions and Answer
    The European Union: Questions and Answers, Kristin Archick, Specialist in European Affairs. February 21, 2017. Via FAS. “The European Union: Questions and Answers Congressional Research Service Summary The European Union (EU) is a…
  • Feb 22

    Mirror copy of EPA website prior to Trump preserved for researchers and public

    Mirror copy of EPA website prior to Trump preserved for researchers and public
    FastCoExist: “Should sections of the Environmental Protection Agency‘s website go the way of the civil rights and climate-change pages of the White House website—in other words, disappear—the agency is prepared. Even…
  • Feb 22

    The Immigration Court’s Institutional Hearing Program: How Will It Be Affected

    The Immigration Court’s Institutional Hearing Program: How Will It Be Affected
    “Special Immigration Court hearings under the court’s Institutional Hearing Program (IHP) appear slated for expansion under President Trump. A new directive, signed by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on…
Rank this Week: 133

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Feb 22

    How to overcome procrastination and train your brain to resist distraction

    How to overcome procrastination and train your brain to resist distraction
    I was watching a video about how to overcome procrastination. The presenter talked about the Pomodoro technique which I sometimes use to help me focus, particularly on tasks I’m avoiding. Basically, you set a timer for 25 minutes (or…
  • Feb 21

    A simple way to dramatically improve your next presentation

    A simple way to dramatically improve your next presentation
    In any presentation, you want to engage your audience. You want them to think about and remember your words and feel an emotional connection to your message. What’s the best way to accomplish this? Carmine Gallo studied 500 of the most…
  • Feb 20

    The best law firm marketing list money can buy

    The best law firm marketing list money can buy
    Have you ever rented a mailing list? If you handle estate planning, for example, you can rent a list of AARP members in your area and mail a letter inviting them to your seminar, offering them your ebook on estate planning essentials, or…
Rank this Week: 169

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
  • Feb 22

    Eight Ways Shy Lawyers Can Find Mentor

    Eight Ways Shy Lawyers Can Find Mentor
    I have always considered myself an introvert. I always admire those individuals who show no restraint as their laughter booms across the room, or who talk excitedly to someone they have just met. But, alas, that has never been me. As such, I…
  • Feb 22

    Eight Ways Shy Lawyers Can Find Mentor

    Eight Ways Shy Lawyers Can Find Mentor
    I have always considered myself an introvert. I always admire those individuals who show no restraint as their laughter booms across the room, or who talk excitedly to someone they have just met. But, alas, that has never been me. As such, I…
  • Feb 21

    Converting Post-Speech Inquiries: The Follow-Up Email and Phone Call

    Converting Post-Speech Inquiries: The Follow-Up Email and Phone Call
    How do you manage a post-speech chat with someone who chooses to tell you how the problem you spoke about affects their company, and convert it into a solid opportunity? Last month, I showed you how to greet and interact with the group of…
Rank this Week: 217

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

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

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

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

    How to Choose a Good SEO Company for Your Law Firm

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

    Web Analytics Lie

    Web Analytics Lie
    Here’s a conversation I regularly have with lawyers: Me: How does your website traffic look? Lawyer: It’s great, goes up every month. Me: Excellent! So you’re getting a lot of inquiries from potential clients? Lawyer: Wait,…
Rank this Week: 255

Passion, People and Principles

Passion, People and Principles

Covers strategy, management and client relations. By David Maister.

http://davidmaister.com/blog
  • Jan 5

    Farewell and Thank

    Farewell and Thank
    After nearly 30 years of advising and writing about professional services, I have decided to retire. I no longer plan to consult, speak or write.A wonderful way to mark this decision happened last month (December 2009) when the Association of…
  • Jun 13

    Suspension of Blog

    Suspension of Blog
    I’m going to stop blogging for a while – at least taking the summer off.If you’d like to be notified if and when I return to regular blogging, just add your name to my email list (www.davidmaister.com/subscriptions ) and I’ll send you…
  • Jun 11

    Being a Happy and Successful Lawyer

    Being a Happy and Successful Lawyer
    Stephen C. Ellis is the managing partner at the law firm of Tucker, Ellis & West.What follows is the commencement address he gave at Case Western reserve School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio on May 19, 2008. The title of his remarks is "On Being…
Rank this Week: 195

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    4 Ways Attorneys Can Connect with Today’s Legal Consumer

    4 Ways Attorneys Can Connect with Today’s Legal Consumer
    Last year, an Avvo survey of 1,000 consumers who purchased legal services provided some important insights into what attorneys need to know about the modern legal consumer.  The Avvo study offered a three-point description of…
  • Feb 20

    8 Simple Steps to Create a Referral Network of Other Attorney

    8 Simple Steps to Create a Referral Network of Other Attorney
    A strong referral base is only built over a period of time, and is based on cultivating great relationships with referral sources. Developing those relationships is a two-way street, especially when it comes to building a referral network of…
  • Feb 17

    Why the Most Important Rainmaker in Your Law Firm is the Person Who Answers the Phone

    Why the Most Important Rainmaker in Your Law Firm is the Person Who Answers the Phone
    Take a look at this recent Google infographic on legal market trends:   If there is one thing that stands out about this research, it’s this: 72% of prospects contact attorneys via phone.  This is why the most important…
Rank this Week: 911

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Feb 22

    Does Multi-Channel Digital Marketing Calibration Sound Like a Late Night Commercial?

    Does Multi-Channel Digital Marketing Calibration Sound Like a Late Night Commercial?
    Fragmented data, uncalibrated channels and humans who can’t see the forest for the trees are a few reasons why it is sometimes challenging to measure the success of your digital marketing. The challenge is assigning a value so that all of…
  • Feb 21

    Digital Marketing Trends for Estate Planning Law Firm

    Digital Marketing Trends for Estate Planning Law Firm
    If you thought it was challenging to own an estate planning practice in an age of fierce competition from other law firms and the increasing popularity of online legal services, try walking a mile in our shoes. The pace of change in digital…
  • Feb 20

    Fiscal Transparency: Could It Help Your Estate Planning Law Firm?

    Fiscal Transparency: Could It Help Your Estate Planning Law Firm?
    The traditional model of law firm economics is changing, fast. An abundance of estate planning law firms and lawyers, competition from online legal service providers and elevated service expectations by consumers are all putting pressure on…
Rank this Week: 441

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Feb 22

    TBD Law and Diversity, TBD2 Update

    TBD Law and Diversity, TBD2 Update
    The TBD Law community will lead the way in shaping the future of the legal profession, and the legal profession is not going to be 88% white and 64% men for much longer. TBD Law and Diversity, TBD2 Update was originally published on…
  • Feb 22

    Podcast #108: Incubating a Socially Conscious Law Firm, with Mindy Yocum

    Podcast #108: Incubating a Socially Conscious Law Firm, with Mindy Yocum
    Mindy Yocum is one year into building a socially conscious law firm. In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Mindy explains how she envisions her role as a lawyer, what it's like for a law firm to go through a startup incubator program, and…
  • Feb 22

    Never Miss a Client Call, No Matter What Time of Day It Is, with PATLive

    Never Miss a Client Call, No Matter What Time of Day It Is, with PATLive
    When running a small or solo law firm, it is imperative you are responsive to a client's calls. That's why PATLive takes client calls for you with its 24/7 virtual receptionist services. Never Miss a Client Call, No Matter What Time of Day It…
Rank this Week: 4507

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Feb 22

    Eight Ways Shy Lawyers Can Find Mentor

    Eight Ways Shy Lawyers Can Find Mentor
    I have always considered myself an introvert. I always admire those individuals who show no restraint as their laughter booms across the room, or who talk excitedly to someone they have just met. But, alas, that has never been me. As such, I…
  • Feb 22

    Eight Ways Shy Lawyers Can Find Mentor

    Eight Ways Shy Lawyers Can Find Mentor
    I have always considered myself an introvert. I always admire those individuals who show no restraint as their laughter booms across the room, or who talk excitedly to someone they have just met. But, alas, that has never been me. As such, I…
  • Feb 21

    Converting Post-Speech Inquiries: The Follow-Up Email and Phone Call

    Converting Post-Speech Inquiries: The Follow-Up Email and Phone Call
    How do you manage a post-speech chat with someone who chooses to tell you how the problem you spoke about affects their company, and convert it into a solid opportunity? Last month, I showed you how to greet and interact with the group of…
Rank this Week: 3189

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Feb 21

    Key questions project managers should ask

    Key questions project managers should ask
    By Jim Hassett and Natasha Chetty, LegalBizDev Effective project management starts by asking the right questions. While there are hundreds of questions managers can ask, this list summarizes the most critical ones. It is organized in terms of…
  • Feb 14

    Sample litigation statement of work: Early case assessment

    Sample litigation statement of work: Early case assessment
    By Mike Egnatchik, LegalBizDev, in collaboration with several clients Hypothetical Facts ClientCo acquired the assets of a company Carpart which manufactures high performance parts for cars. One product line was a battery that goes into fuel…
  • Feb 7

    How to write a statement of work

    How to write a statement of work
    By Mike Egnatchik and Jim Hassett, LegalBizDev Legal cases and transactions can have unpredictable aspects, sometimes beyond the control of the best managers and planners. Therefore, flexibility is key. Legal project management is all about…
Rank this Week: 321

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: 572

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
  • Feb 21

    PaperStreet Launches New Plus Website for Jones Bell

    PaperStreet Launches New Plus Website for Jones Bell
    PaperStreet launched a new plus website for Jones Bell in February 2017. The Los Angeles-based firm has remained independent in order to best maintain the partners’ vision of practicing law efficiently and ethically, with the…
  • Feb 21

    PaperStreet Design Listed in Lawyerist’s Best Law Firm Websites, 2017 Edition

    PaperStreet Design Listed in Lawyerist’s Best Law Firm Websites, 2017 Edition
    A custom PaperStreet web design was featured in the 2017 Edition of Best Law Firm Web Design Competition by Lawyerist, one of the largest legal marketing resources on the web. Categories: PaperStreet The post PaperStreet Design Listed in…
  • Feb 20

    PaperStreet Launches New Essentials Website for Clear Title

    PaperStreet Launches New Essentials Website for Clear Title
    PaperStreet launched a new Essentials website for Clear Title. The Florida-based firm specializes in making the closing process as stress-free as possible for their diverse clients. Categories: Site Launches The post PaperStreet Launches New…
Rank this Week: 437

JDBlogger

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
  • Feb 20

    JDB 160: Building a Better Law Practice Through Collaboration

    JDB 160: Building a Better Law Practice Through Collaboration
    This year I have been making a conscious effort to make better business relationships and create a solid referral network to compliment my online marketing. In this episode I share some of the strides I have made in this area and how they are…
  • Feb 13

    JDB 159: Marc Cerniglia, Spotlight Branding | How to Maximize Your Referral

    JDB 159: Marc Cerniglia, Spotlight Branding | How to Maximize Your Referral
    With so much focus on online marketing it can be easy to neglect building a solid referral network. In this episode Marc Cerniglia (Spotlight Branding) and I discuss ways to maximize your referrals.
  • Feb 4

    JDB 158: Super Bowl Edition!

    JDB 158: Super Bowl Edition!
    Playing college football was one of the great privileges of my life. The lessons learned and work ethic taught by athletics transitions so well into business that my wife and I encourage all of our children to participate in sports that they…
Rank this Week: 2099

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/
  • Feb 19

    Rising: Supply Chain Management and Alternative Legal Service Provider

    Rising: Supply Chain Management and Alternative Legal Service Provider
    Last post, I offered some skepticism about one conclusion--the billable hour is already dead--in the annual Report on the State of the Legal Market from The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law…
  • Feb 9

    Billable Hour Deathwatch: of that day or hour no man knoweth

    Billable Hour Deathwatch: of that day or hour no man knoweth
    People ought to have a higher default level of skepticism toward stories based on opaque sourcing, especially when it confirms their priors. — Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) February 8, 2017 I always get so much mileage from the great…
  • Feb 8

    Justly: Practical Insights from Massive State & Federal Court Data

    Justly: Practical Insights from Massive State & Federal Court Data
    Last September, Geek #2, sent me a short email asking if I knew anything about the product called Justly. His short description of how Justly had a case categorization feature, and was pulling data from the Federal Courts (not that big a…
Rank this Week: 953

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Feb 19

    Review Marketing Becomes Top Priority for 2017

    Review Marketing Becomes Top Priority for 2017
    As published in: In a recent episode of “Black Mirror,” now streaming on Netflix, a woman needs a higher rating on her profile to get a better apartment. In every daily interaction, people rate her and she rates them back with…
  • Jan 22

    Get More Clients with Review Marketing

    Get More Clients with Review Marketing
    The next time a new client finds you, it will likely be via a Google search on a cell phone, including the phrase "reviews of..." Almost everyone -- 92% of consumers -- now read online reviews to judge local businesses, according to…
  • Nov 21

    December 2 Webinar: Becoming a Successful Legal TV Advertiser

    December 2 Webinar: Becoming a Successful Legal TV Advertiser
    For attorneys serious about growing their firm through TV advertising. Apply to attend today: Becoming a Successful Legal TV Advertiser Friday, December 2, 20169 AM Pacific | 10 AM Mountain | 11 AM Central | Noon Eastern There is one…
Rank this Week: 2176

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Feb 16

    ROSS Intelligence Update: How IBM Watson App Helps U.S. Lawyers with Legal Research

    ROSS Intelligence Update: How IBM Watson App Helps U.S. Lawyers with Legal Research
    A recent article from Medium’s Cognitive Business section explains how ROSS Intelligence, an IBM Watson app, conducts searches to help U.S. lawyers answer legal questions. The article explains that a question in plain English from…
  • Feb 9

    J+O Firm: Where Start-Ups Utilize Legal Counsel in New Way

    J+O Firm: Where Start-Ups Utilize Legal Counsel in New Way
    Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.  ~ Steve Jobs Rachel Johnson and Christina Oshan spent the beginning of their careers at large firms. They noticed…
  • Feb 2

    Manage Space as Well as Time to Increase Productivity

    Manage Space as Well as Time to Increase Productivity
    An article entitled “10 Simple Productivity Tips for Organizing your Work Life” by David Lavenda, published appropriately early in the new year by Entrepreneur, offers ten tips on improving your work-life productivity.…
Rank this Week: 2302

Moire Marketing Blog

Moire Marketing Blog

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

http://www.moiremarketing.com/blog
  • Feb 15

    To Engage Your Audience, Drop The Filter

    To Engage Your Audience, Drop The Filter
    It’s been said time and again – the good thing about the Internet is that everyone has a voice. But the bad thing about the Internet is that everyone has a voice. We’ve entered a lightning-fast new era…
  • Feb 1

    A Lesson Firms Can Learn From Super Bowl Advertising

    A Lesson Firms Can Learn From Super Bowl Advertising
    As the NFL’s Super Bowl approaches this weekend, the game will draw millions of viewers. Many will be tuning in strictly for the TV commercials, with the game being secondary. "Close to 50% of viewers tune in to actually watch the…
  • Sep 13

    How Professional Services Firms Can Thrive In Online Communitie

    How Professional Services Firms Can Thrive In Online Communitie
    When most professional service firms think of social media, they envision Facebook and Twitter followings. Then again, how many new clients have you gained from these social channels? You could probably count them on your…
Rank this Week: 4062

Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

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

    KEEP BUGGING! THIS TIME WITH POSTCARDS

    KEEP BUGGING! THIS TIME WITH POSTCARDS
      I came across Diane Feinstein’s request that we all send Postcards to the White House on March 15, 2017. SO LET’S DO IT! The site with the instructions…
  • Jan 31

    OMG, I’M OLD ENOUGH TO BE GEORGE CLOONEY’S MOTHER!

    OMG, I’M OLD ENOUGH TO BE GEORGE CLOONEY’S MOTHER!
    WHEN YOU GET TO THIS TIME IN LIFE, YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO TAKE ACTION. As promised, almost every week at least for awhile, I will be posting an action you can take to assert your resistance to Donald Trump.…
  • Jan 24

    OK, I’M BACK AND BRACED FOR A LONG FIGHT

    OK, I’M BACK AND BRACED FOR A LONG FIGHT
    were you there?   This is only the beginning of four years of doing everything we can to uphold the Constitution and our civil rights and more important, save our children’s future! I have, for the past few years, made this blog…
Rank this Week: 2428

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Feb 10

    LinkedIn's New Interface: A Brief Overview

    LinkedIn's New Interface: A Brief Overview
    You may not have seen it yet, but LinkedIn has revamped its user interface recently, in part to make desktop and mobile versions of LinkedIn more consistent. If the new interface hasn't come to your LinkedIn account yet, it will...
  • Jan 13

    Productivity Tool Trello Being Acquired - Will It Become Even More Useful?

    Productivity Tool Trello Being Acquired - Will It Become Even More Useful?
    In my Simple Steps column in the January/February 2017 issue of Law Practice magazine, "Get Your To-Do Lists Under Control with These Productivity Tools," I talk about Trello. Launched five years ago, Trello has already acquired over 19…
  • Oct 26

    Can Mindfulness and Meditation Make You A Better Lawyer? [Book Review]

    Can Mindfulness and Meditation Make You A Better Lawyer? [Book Review]
    The Anxious Lawyer, An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation is a straightforward book which incorporates personal stories, basic introductory information and mindfulness and meditation…
Rank this Week: 747

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/
  • Feb 9

    Most States Now Require Tech Competence for Lawyers. What Does That Mean For You?

    Most States Now Require Tech Competence for Lawyers. What Does That Mean For You?
    Legal ethics rules in a majority of states now require attorneys to become and remain familiar with technologies that affect their practices. However, the broad wording of the applicable rules and the constantly evolving world of technology…
  • Feb 2

    AMP up your Law Firm’s Mobile Site

    AMP up your Law Firm’s Mobile Site
    Justia is AMPing all of our law firm client websites and blogs. In addition to the who (law firms websites), this article covers the what and why of AMP. The post AMP up your Law Firm’s Mobile Site appeared first on Legal Marketing…
  • Jan 5

    How 2016 changed online marketing, and what 2017 will bring

    How 2016 changed online marketing, and what 2017 will bring
    2016 was an eventful year in online marketing, and 2017 promises to introduce even more changes. From real-time Google filter updates to how search engines handled the indexing of fake news sites, we take a look back at the landscape of SEO…
Rank this Week: 2149

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 9

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network

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

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error
    It is no secret that lawyers as a group are an unhappy lot.  I could give my own explanation for this but today, after we have just sworn in a President who is starting a new career, I thought I would share a few thoughts about career…
  • Jan 9

    Persistence in the Age of Email Marketing

    Persistence in the Age of Email Marketing
    If marketing is important to your professional success, then you know the drill.  Other professionals are hard to reach.  You want to connect with potential referral sources.  You want to build your relationships with current…
Rank this Week: 528

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

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

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Feb 8

    New Blogs and Podcasts at Lawblogs.ca

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

    Stem Client Roundup for January 2017

    Stem Client Roundup for January 2017
    Well, it’s a new year. Though the first month of 2017 has not held much of the positive change that so many of us were wishing for, time rolls on and we all try to effect change in our own …
  • Dec 31

    Stem Client Roundup for December 2016

    Stem Client Roundup for December 2016
    Here we are, the very last day of 2016. It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it! The winners of the 2016 Clawbies were announced bright and early this morning, so you know what we’ve been up to this past month—read …
Rank this Week: 1236

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/
  • Feb 3

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

    Is Your Legal Marketing Company Following Google’s AdWords Third-Party Policy?
    Do you pay someone to manage your law firm’s AdWords campaigns? No? You might want to consider it. Unless you’re a sophisticated paid search media manager and have the time to devote to properly managing your campaigns,…
  • Feb 3

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

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

    How to Choose a Good SEO Company for Your Law Firm

    How to Choose a Good SEO Company for Your Law Firm
    Selecting the right SEO company can feel like a daunting task. Many lawyers simply don’t know enough about SEO to make an informed decision. So, inspired by Rand’s recent post, I figured I would share some advice about how I would…
Rank this Week: 4545

The Intelligent Challenge

The Intelligent Challenge

Covers law firm management.

http://intelligentchallenge.com/
  • Dec 30

    The Relevant Lawyer

    The Relevant Lawyer
    The chapter I wrote on the changing nature of the legal profession in the United Kingdom was published by the American Bar Association and is available from the following link:.…
  • 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 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…
Rank this Week: 4518

Marketing Attorney Blog

Marketing Attorney Blog

Covers law marketing and business development. By Micah Buchdahl.

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 3420

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 446

Virtual Marketing Officer

Virtual Marketing Officer

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

http://virtualmarketingofficer.com
  • Dec 3

    ChambersConnect: Do we need a social networking site for lawyers?

    ChambersConnect: Do we need a social networking site for lawyers?
    There has a been a lot of chatter among us legal marketers regarding the “exclusive social network” that was just launched by Chambers and Partners—ChambersConnect. This past week, lawyers flooded our inboxes asking for…
  • Oct 9

    How To Write An Essay Style Blog Post

    How To Write An Essay Style Blog Post
    As the Virtual Marketing Officer predicted in an early 2009 post, social and digital content marketing has become a very important—even critical—marketing investment for you and your law firm marketing team.…
  • Aug 21

    How to choose a business development coach and step up your game

    How to choose a business development coach and step up your game
    As a lawyer, you might think you have all the skills and resources you need in order to be successful. But that is rarely the case for developing new business. Even a lawyer with a respectable book of business can benefit from business…
Rank this Week: 4781

Louise Rosen Byer

Louise Rosen Byer

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

http://www.louiserosenbyer.com/
  • Oct 15

    Ethics First, No Matter What

    Ethics First, No Matter What
    No Matter What the Rippling Impact, Communications Ethics Come First Communications professionals know that like other professionals, we must abide by ethical standards. Ethics and integrity in communications require that we follow…
  • Jan 16

    Crisis Makes Perfect, Sometime

    Crisis Makes Perfect, Sometime
    The way a company manages crisis can be as important as the way it manages success. Over the years, communications professionals have learned from the wisdom of hindsight, that crisis management is the key to a company’s future health.…
  • Jan 16

    Crisis Makes Perfect, Sometime

    Crisis Makes Perfect, Sometime
    The way a company manages crisis can be as important as the way it manages success. Over the years, communications professionals have learned from the wisdom of hindsight, that crisis management is the key to a company’s future health.…
Rank this Week: 4589

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Oct 13

    Client Development: Get Great Returns on Your Time Investment

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

    Are you getting the most from your time investment?

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

    Authenticity: You Gotta Have It

    Authenticity: You Gotta Have It
    I hope each of you had the chance to read Mette Kurth’s guest post: Your Sales Pitch: Better to be like Pistachio. I believe that authenticity can be Pistachio. So, speaking of debates, I believe the Vice Presidential debate showed an…
Rank this Week: 3612

Are You Writing This Down?

Are You Writing This Down?

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

http://writingthisdown.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Five Ways to Make the Most of Trade Conference

    Five Ways to Make the Most of Trade Conference
    We're right in the middle of conference season, and lawyers around the country are attending events as part of their marketing and business development efforts. With varying degrees of success: some will walk away with new clients and new…
  • Sep 19

    When Is the Best Time to Pitch for New Work During Business Lunch?

    When Is the Best Time to Pitch for New Work During Business Lunch?
    You're about to go to lunch with a connection who happens to be the CEO of a large company. You wonder: when during this lunch is the best time for me to ask to be considered for any upcoming legal work? Answer: never. Really. The best time…
  • Sep 12

    Senior Lawyers: Now It's Your Turn to Make Your BD Plan

    Senior Lawyers: Now It's Your Turn to Make Your BD Plan
    A couple of weeks ago, we talked about the challenges facing younger lawyers as they begin to formalize their business development efforts into a plan, and the three questions they should ask themselves to get the ball rolling. This week, we…
Rank this Week: 992

Majux Marketing Blog

Majux Marketing Blog

Covers digital marketing strategies for law firms.

http://www.majux.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    Do You Need a Secured SSL Certificate Just Because GoDaddy Says So?

    Do You Need a Secured SSL Certificate Just Because GoDaddy Says So?
    Two weeks ago, I received not one, but three calls from GoDaddy in which their sales reps cited nonexistent Google penalties and a Vice article to fear-monger (upsell) misinformation regarding SSL certificates.  We own and manage a ton…
  • Jul 21

    ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits and Compliance Audit

    ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits and Compliance Audit
    The Americans with Disabilities Act is a piece of landmark legislation enacted in 1990 to ensure that all Americans had equal access to numerous aspects of American society by “assur[ing] equality of opportunity, full participation,…
  • Jan 14

    How to Write Great Mobile Text Ads – 4 Tip

    How to Write Great Mobile Text Ads – 4 Tip
    TL;DR: It is important to write great mobile text ads because: To reach valuable mobile clicks on AdWords ads in this highly competitive channel you need your ads to have a high ad rank. Ad rank is a combination of your maximum cost…
Rank this Week: 1722

Law Firm Marketing and SEO Blog

Law Firm Marketing and SEO Blog

Covers conversion improvements, trends and tested results for the online marketing of a legal practice.

http://www.majux.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    Do You Need a Secured SSL Certificate Just Because GoDaddy Says So?

    Do You Need a Secured SSL Certificate Just Because GoDaddy Says So?
    Two weeks ago, I received not one, but three calls from GoDaddy in which their sales reps cited nonexistent Google penalties and a Vice article to fear-monger (upsell) misinformation regarding SSL certificates.  We own and manage a ton…
  • Jul 21

    ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits and Compliance Audit

    ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits and Compliance Audit
    The Americans with Disabilities Act is a piece of landmark legislation enacted in 1990 to ensure that all Americans had equal access to numerous aspects of American society by “assur[ing] equality of opportunity, full participation,…
  • Jan 14

    How to Write Great Mobile Text Ads – 4 Tip

    How to Write Great Mobile Text Ads – 4 Tip
    TL;DR: It is important to write great mobile text ads because: To reach valuable mobile clicks on AdWords ads in this highly competitive channel you need your ads to have a high ad rank. Ad rank is a combination of your maximum cost…
Rank this Week: 1714

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/
  • Sep 12

    Local Search Click-Through Rate

    Local Search Click-Through Rate
    For many local business search queries, Google serves results that include a combination of AdWords listings, local pack listings, and traditional organic listings. For example, here’s a search on the phrase bankruptcy attorneys: To…
  • Jun 27

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword
    The most expensive AdWords legal keywords in the US usually aren’t as high as reported. Headlines purporting astronomical cost-per-clicks make for great “internet bait.” For example, when ClickZ’s Chris Lake published…
  • Jun 22

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm
    Most local search folks have long-anticipated the arrival of paid ads in Google’s local pack results. At SMX Advanced (#SMXLocal), Google finally announced that the local pack will be getting AdWords ads. Imprezzio Marketing’s…
Rank this Week: 2975

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
  • Sep 11

    SEO’s Role in Your Attorney Marketing Strategy

    SEO’s Role in Your Attorney Marketing Strategy
    Why Attorneys Shouldn’t Obsess about SEO I recently had a law firm client ask me to come in and help them to better understand how SEO (search engine optimization) works. I thought it was great that attorneys were interested in this…
  • Mar 25

    Spring Cleaning Your Law Firm Website

    Spring Cleaning Your Law Firm Website
    Keeping your website up to date is really important. And, I know, I know… it’s really difficult for busy professionals to do. (I admit, I’ve had a hard time keeping this blog up to date.) So let the onset of Spring inspire…
  • Apr 1

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile Responsive Yet?

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile Responsive Yet?
    How your website’s age could soon impact your web visibility Google has been encouraging website owners for some time now to build websites that use web programming languages HTML5 and CSS3 to be “mobile responsive” —…
Rank this Week: 440

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Sep 7

    Prepare for Proposed 2704 Regulations, Valid or Not

    Prepare for Proposed 2704 Regulations, Valid or Not
    In early August, the IRS issued Proposed Regulations for section 2704. The Treasury Department has been trying to fix what it considers loopholes in that statute since at least 2009. It has sought legislative changes to section 2704 to…
  • Sep 5

    Feedback Is A Two Way Street

    Feedback Is A Two Way Street
    Modern law firms recognize the power of constructive feedback. It helps staff get and stay on track, which can be very motivating, resulting in increased satisfaction and productivity. I’ve previously shared best practices for giving…
  • Sep 2

    All About That Boot Camp

    All About That Boot Camp
    Is our next Boot Camp for you? Mark your calendar and join us next Wednesday to find out! On September 7th at 2pm PT / 5pm ET, the Academy founders, COO, some of our Members, and Kathryn Adams will all join you for a webinar that we like to…
Rank this Week: 3467

Shatterbox

Shatterbox

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

http://www.shatterbox.biz/
  • Aug 25

    The ABA Doesn’t Understand Free Market Economic

    The ABA Doesn’t Understand Free Market Economic
    Facing a severe decline in demand for legal services among moderate-income Americans who don’t believe they can afford legal representation, two years ago the American Bar Association convened the Commission on the Future of Legal…
  • May 16

    Update: More on the Need for Clarity in Law Firm Advertising

    Update: More on the Need for Clarity in Law Firm Advertising
    Last July I posted an item about the Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C. website, entitled “Is It an Ethics Violation for a Law Firm to Exaggerate Its Size? Today a PR agency representative of the law…
  • May 6

    Uber Sued for TCPA Violations Related to Austin Political Campaign

    Uber Sued for TCPA Violations Related to Austin Political Campaign
    For the past several weeks, ride sharing services Uber and Lyft have been waging an all-out communications offensive in support of a ballot proposition that would preserve their status quo driver background check procedures. On…
Rank this Week: 2781

In Black And White

In Black And White

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

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

    Legal Business Development: Find A Niche

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

    Legal Business Development: Find A Niche

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

    Legal Business Development: The Possibility of Optimism

    Legal Business Development: The Possibility of Optimism
    The possibility of optimism, Seth Godin explains… “Is the glass half full or half empty? The pessimist sees what’s present today and can only imagine eventual decline. The glass is already half empty and its only going to…
Rank this Week: 3760

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
  • Aug 21

    Can You Afford to Drop the Yellow Pages?

    Can You Afford to Drop the Yellow Pages?
    Kirkpatrick Creative, an advertising agency representing law firms, says probably not. Not surprisingly, it seems that print yellow page phone books still work. Usually, when a new form of media arrives on the scene, it doesn’t replace…
  • Jul 20

    Does Your Customer Service Kill?

    Does Your Customer Service Kill?
    Is your law firm really going to extremes when providing customer service to your clients?  This lawsuit funding company does. The video below shows a testimonial on a TV commercial from a company providing lawsuit funding to personal…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 400

WebPresence Esq. Blog

WebPresence Esq. Blog

Covers business development tips.

http://webpresenceesq.com/blog/
  • May 25

    The Importance of Visuals in a Content Marketing Campaign

    The Importance of Visuals in a Content Marketing Campaign
    Content marketing isn’t just about words, it’s also about images. The old saying ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ rings true for a reason. While many marketing agencies may lead law firms to believe that content…
  • May 4

    Tips for Turning Website Visitors Into Client

    Tips for Turning Website Visitors Into Client
    In today’s competitive legal market, just having a law firm or legal services website isn’t enough. Your law firm needs a website that captures your potential client’s attention and hooks them in, ensuring that they take the…
  • May 4

    Mastering the Art of Facebook Advertising for Lawyer

    Mastering the Art of Facebook Advertising for Lawyer
    These days, it isn’t a question of whether your potential clients are online, but rather what you are doing to reach them. Facebook, the world’s most popular social network, can be a great lead generation opportunity for the right…
Rank this Week: 3405

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Covers marketing techniques for attorneys and law firms.

http://smartblog.smartmarketingnow.com/
  • May 24

    Anticipating Memorial Day

    Anticipating Memorial Day
       My Uncle died near St. Lo in France on July 30, 1944. He was only 24 years old and won the Distinguished Service Medal for gallantry. He volunteered for a virtual suicide mission, apparently pointing out that the other ……
  • Apr 12

    My First Business Card — I think

    My First Business Card — I think
    There’s a tradition on Facebook of Throw Back Thursday (tbt) where people traditionally post photos from their past. I do not typically participate unless it’s something unusual  like  a photo of my BFF Michael…
  • May 25

    How Social Media Ruined My Blog

    How Social Media Ruined My Blog
    I have posted on my blog 407 times since June 2004. More than ten years at something close to a weekly rate. When I started blogging, I had a big advantage — a background in journalism. I was used to … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1608

ONE400 Legal Marketing Blog

ONE400 Legal Marketing Blog

Covers marketing resources.

http://one-400.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1925

Creating Dominance

Creating Dominance

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

http://edwesemann.com
  • Dec 15

    The Tall Poppy Syndrome and Origination Credit

    The Tall Poppy Syndrome and Origination Credit
    Law firms talk a good game about sophisticated management but often, just when a firm reaches the verge of running like a business, its culture gets in the way.  Case in point is business origination: should it be measured, how should it…
  • Dec 15

    The Tall Poppy Syndrome and Origination Credit

    The Tall Poppy Syndrome and Origination Credit
    Law firms talk a good game about sophisticated management but often, just when a firm reaches the verge of running like a business, its culture gets in the way.  Case in point is business origination: should it be measured, how should it…
  • Dec 15

    The Tall Poppy Syndrome and Origination Credit

    The Tall Poppy Syndrome and Origination Credit
    Law firms talk a good game about sophisticated management but often, just when a firm reaches the verge of running like a business, its culture gets in the way.  Case in point is business origination: should it be measured, how should it…
Rank this Week: 2277

Attorney SEO Blog

Attorney SEO Blog

Covers legal marketing for attorneys. By Sequoia Legal Marketing.

http://www.lawyerseo.org
  • Nov 17

    WordPress Resources at SiteGround

    WordPress Resources at SiteGround
    WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to…
  • Nov 17

    WordPress Resources at SiteGround

    WordPress Resources at SiteGround
    WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to…
  • Feb 28

    When a “Lead” is NOT a “Lead”

    When a “Lead” is NOT a “Lead”
    If you were a law firm or attorney who wanted to pay for leads, a variety of websites are happy to offer this service. Both Nolo.com (now owned by ExpertHub) and AVVO.com offer such programs, among others. Usually, the site will direct…
Rank this Week: 4484