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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/
  • Apr 29

    Legal Education; Private Equity & Hedge Funds: New blogs joining the LexBlog Network

    Legal Education; Private Equity & Hedge Funds: New blogs joining the LexBlog Network
    Another busy week winds down here in Seattle. Before we go into our weekend, let’s take a second to look at the new blogs joining LXBN this week: Firstly we have the Innovative Law Student blog edited by Miguel Willis…
  • Apr 29

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Norovirus, Tattoos, and Video Recording

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Norovirus, Tattoos, and Video Recording
    We’re still getting a lot of coverage on the Defend Trade Secrets act, pushing it to a trending topic over on LXBN. I’ve also got a post up today about how search warrants will be the next battlefield for crypto …
  • Apr 28

    Use Facebook to bring engagement to your blog

    Use Facebook to bring engagement to your blog
    Blogging, unlike writing an article, is all about going “out” where the people are to engage your audience. When we began blogging years ago we referenced what others wrote on their blogs. The technology, whether it was…
Rank this Week: 22

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 29

    GAO Reports – Municipal Freshwater Scarcity, U.S. Postal Service

    GAO Reports – Municipal Freshwater Scarcity, U.S. Postal Service
    Municipal Freshwater Scarcity: Survey of Technology Adoption by Municipal Water Utilities (GAO-16-588SP, April 29, 2016), an E-supplement to GAO-16-474, GAO-16-588SP: Published: Apr 29, 2016. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2016: “This…
  • Apr 29

    New Scientist – Google AI has access to huge haul of NHS patient data

    New Scientist – Google AI has access to huge haul of NHS patient data
    Via New Scientist, Hal Hodson: ” It’s no secret that Google has broad ambitions in healthcare. But a document obtained by New Scientist reveals that the tech giant’s collaboration with the UK’s National Health Service…
  • Apr 29

    Supreme Court expands surveillance powers of intelligence agency

    Supreme Court expands surveillance powers of intelligence agency
    Via The Intercept: “The Supreme Court on approved [April 28, 2016] changes that would make it easier for the FBI to hack into computers, including those belonging to victims of cybercrime. The changes will take effect in December,…
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • Apr 23

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 4 (Copyright, Marketing and More)

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 4 (Copyright, Marketing and More)
    Copyright * Naruto v. Slater: “Naruto is not an “author” within the meaning of the Copyright Act.” I heart Naruto! * Handshoe v. Abel, 1:14-cv-00159-KS-MTP (S.D. Miss. Jan. 8, 2016) (cites omitted): Given that there is…
  • Apr 22

    Evidentiary Failings Undermine Arbitration Clauses in Online Term

    Evidentiary Failings Undermine Arbitration Clauses in Online Term
    Earlier this week, we posted about a Seventh Circuit case where an ambiguous user call-to-action undermined an online contract formation procecss. (See “Defective Call-to-Action Dooms Online Contract Formation–Sgouros v.…
  • Apr 21

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 3 (DOJ v. Apple, ISIS, Censorship & More)

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 3 (DOJ v. Apple, ISIS, Censorship & More)
    Surveillance * The whole Apple v. DOJ fracas was insane! NY Times: In Nod to Law Enforcement, Obama Ends Attempt to Straddle Privacy Divide. Vice: Obama’s Call for Encryption ‘Compromise’ Is Hypocritical. NY Times: For…
Rank this Week: 137

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Apr 25

    #4 Twitter Tip - Top 9 Reasons to Use Hootsuite

    #4 Twitter Tip - Top 9 Reasons to Use Hootsuite
    To be effective on Twitter it is essential to have a Hootsuite account. A basic account is free, but a paid account is awesome. For starters I love the weekly email: The email shows all the accounts I manage and how well they're…
  • Apr 22

    #3 Twitter Tip - Fluid Interaction with Your Follower

    #3 Twitter Tip - Fluid Interaction with Your Follower
    Using the the tips I disclose here, I grew my new Twitter handle, @MastermindExper, from zero followers to +1,486 real followers in only 16 days. The key to a successful Twitter account is lively interaction with your followers. But what is…
  • Apr 20

    #2 Twitter Tip - Copy Followers of Leader

    #2 Twitter Tip - Copy Followers of Leader
    Wouldn't it be great if there were a way to follow people who are already interested in your Twitter updates, so that they are most likely to follow you back? I have good news. There are at least two ways to do this. I used both of them…
Rank this Week: 336

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jan 20

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache
    Learn how to clear your browser cache to solve common website errors and to protect your data. Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Jan 19

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot
    The idea of robots replacing lawyers is not novel (see here, and here, and listen here). It’s a major discussion in the legal profession—whether lawyers are going the way of codes and robots and full automation. And, if one…
  • Jan 19

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi
    Bob Ambrogi has had his finger on the pulse of legal technology for a long time, and in this episode he talks about the ten trends that defined 2015. Plus, a reluctant preview of the trends that might define 2016. Episode #51: Legal Tech…
Rank this Week: 344

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Apr 10

    Giving Online Legal Services Consumers What They Want

    Giving Online Legal Services Consumers What They Want
    A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client. – Proverb When many lawyers hear things like do-it-yourself legal forms, online legal tools and online legal question and answers they immediately cry: Harm! And there’s…
  • Apr 3

    How to Improve Your Law Firm’s Local Ranking on Google

    How to Improve Your Law Firm’s Local Ranking on Google
    If part of your client development plan includes attracting potential clients on a local level, then you should spend some time understanding how to improve your law firm’s local ranking on Google. Local legal search results are…
  • Mar 28

    OMG, It’s Links!

    OMG, It’s Links!
    Last week, during a Q&A, Andrey Lipattsev, Search Quality Senior Strategist at Google, revealed that links & content are the most important ranking signals that Google uses. The SEO part of the web went crazy. Which, for anyone who…
Rank this Week: 359

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Towards A More Accurate Listing of Legal Tech Startup

    Towards A More Accurate Listing of Legal Tech Startup
    A recent post of mine drew a lot of attention for stating that the number of legal startups had nearly tripled in two years. Relying on the Angel List roster of legal startups, I observed that the number had grown from 412 two years ago…
  • Apr 27

    On Lawyer2Lawyer this Week: Transgender Rights and Bathroom Bill

    On Lawyer2Lawyer this Week: Transgender Rights and Bathroom Bill
    With its “bathroom law,” North Carolina has become ground zero for a debate that is playing out in a number of states involving the transgender community, equal rights and equal access to public accommodations. North…
  • Apr 27

    LexisNexis Unveils Visualization Map Feature for Case Law Research

    LexisNexis Unveils Visualization Map Feature for Case Law Research
    Within search results, search terms are color coded at the top of the page and the location bar appears in each search result. A new visualization tool for case law research in Lexis Advance is being announced today by…
Rank this Week: 417

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/
  • Apr 24

    Size Matters for Legal Innovation (Toronto Edition)

    Size Matters for Legal Innovation (Toronto Edition)
    The median number of equity partners in an Am Law 100 firm (ranked by PPP) is 170. The number is arbitrary, but it probably isn't random. W.L. Gore & Associates, the maker of Gore-Tex, is known for a "radically nonhierarchical management…
  • Apr 22

    Espresso Machines are Lousy Substitutes for Law Library Leadership

    Espresso Machines are Lousy Substitutes for Law Library Leadership
    Image [cc] Cory Doctorow A fellow law librarian pointed me toward a Daily Report article yesterday entitled "Kilpatrick Transforms Library Into Modern Collaboration Hub—With Latte." The story is a well-worn tale of how the law library…
  • Apr 15

    On Why, I am a Gardener

    On Why, I am a Gardener
    Following on up on my great experience this past week in Austin, TX at the Annual Legal Marketing Association Conference, I thought I would share my thoughts from a few weeks ago when I had a conversation with someone who is thinking…
Rank this Week: 436

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
  • Apr 28

    Friedlander Misler Launches New PaperStreet Website

    Friedlander Misler Launches New PaperStreet Website
    Friedlander Misler launches new custom PaperStreet website. Categories: Site Launches The post Friedlander Misler Launches New PaperStreet Website appeared first on PaperStreet
  • Apr 28

    Special Needs Law Firm Launches New PaperStreet Website

    Special Needs Law Firm Launches New PaperStreet Website
    Special Needs Law Firm launches new PaperStreet website. Categories: Site Launches The post Special Needs Law Firm Launches New PaperStreet Website appeared first on PaperStreet
  • Apr 27

    PaperStreet: Pay Multiple Invoices Online in One Easy Transaction

    PaperStreet: Pay Multiple Invoices Online in One Easy Transaction
    Check out the tutorial for paying multiple invoices via the PaperStreet Payment Portal. Categories: PaperStreet The post PaperStreet: Pay Multiple Invoices Online in One Easy Transaction appeared first on PaperStreet
Rank this Week: 497

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Clean It Up! Tech Tips for Tidying Up Your Practice

    Clean It Up! Tech Tips for Tidying Up Your Practice
    Maybe you're due for a little spring makeover? For this Friday Five+ installment, we asked our practice management dream team for their best tips on tidying up your office systems. Heidi Alexander, Dustin Cole, Sharon Nelson, Nora Regis,…
  • Apr 29

    Clean It Up! Tech Tips for Tidying Up Your Practice

    Clean It Up! Tech Tips for Tidying Up Your Practice
    Maybe you're due for a little spring makeover? For this Friday Five+ installment, we asked our practice management dream team for their best tips on tidying up your office systems. Heidi Alexander, Dustin Cole, Sharon Nelson, Nora Regis,…
  • Apr 28

    How Am I Doing? Tools to Track Your Legal Blog

    How Am I Doing? Tools to Track Your Legal Blog
    Question: Are there tools available to help me see how many people are reading my blog? Are there standards to judge its success? In this month's "Ask the Experts from the Legal Marketing Association," Lindsay Griffiths and Jabez…
Rank this Week: 585

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

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

    Feed Your Taste Buds and Your Marketing

    Feed Your Taste Buds and Your Marketing
    I like meat. I LOVE barbecued meat. If you were to cut me, I would bleed barbecue sauce. Why? In Kansas City, barbecue is what we do and, consequently, what we eat. A lot. If you were to ask me my favorite barbecue, I am not sure I could tell…
  • Apr 28

    What's at the End of Your Website?

    What's at the End of Your Website?
    They say there’s a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, and good luck finding it! At the end of your website is the Contact Us form and that should be your pot of gold.But it’s not always. If your team is not giving website leads the…
  • Apr 27

    What is a SWOT and Do I Want One?

    What is a SWOT and Do I Want One?
    It sounds like something out of Dr. Seuss, doesn’t it? To answer the second question first, yes, you definitely do want a SWOT. Now, the first question: SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. A SWOT…
Rank this Week: 669

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Apr 27

    BTI Survey Shows Dramatic Growth for AFA

    BTI Survey Shows Dramatic Growth for AFA
    A survey conducted by BTI Consulting Group in mid-2015 shows that alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) are experiencing a massive growth in popularity, particularly among larger clients. A report on the survey in BTI’s…
  • Apr 24

    April, 2016 issue of Edge International Communiqué now online

    April, 2016 issue of Edge International Communiqué now online
    I am pleased to draw the attention of readers of this blog to the most recent issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC). The issue features articles on topics that range from firm culture, through the supervision of…
  • Apr 20

    Retaining Associates with Potential: The Coaching Circle

    Retaining Associates with Potential: The Coaching Circle
    In a recent article in Practice Innovations Newsletter, Jane DiRenzo Pigott, Managing Director of R3 Group LLC in Chicago, highlights a problem faced increasingly by law firms: how to retain associates with…
Rank this Week: 677

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: 681

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 744

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

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

    We are all self-employed

    We are all self-employed
    I heard from the lawyer who prompted my first post about the costs of opening your own law office. He said he realizes he will likely always be low man on the totem pole at the firm that employs him and says “we all need to own our own…
  • Apr 28

    You know the answer, you just need someone else to say it

    You know the answer, you just need someone else to say it
    I heard from an attorney who has been practicing for 15 years and is thinking of leaving his job with a law firm where he feels like he’ll always be the low man on the totem pole. “I want to start out on my own. My wife [an…
  • Apr 27

    Suggested marketing budget for lawyers?

    Suggested marketing budget for lawyers?
    Yesterday, I talked about the need to establish a marketing budget for your practice. A reader emailed me a link to an article with a similar theme. The author was speaking about technology companies, not law firms, but makes a good…
Rank this Week: 890

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

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

    VIDEO: Get Inside a Rainmaker Retreat

    VIDEO: Get Inside a Rainmaker Retreat
    You never know exactly what will resonate for each attorney who attends a Rainmaker Retreat, our two-day law firm marketing seminar, but you can be sure that each and every one of them will take away something they can put to use right away…
  • Apr 27

    How to Increase Your Law Firm Website’s Lead Generation Capability

    How to Increase Your Law Firm Website’s Lead Generation Capability
    Is your website operating to maximum efficiency for lead generation? Do people who come to your site stay or do they jump off after the home page? Do you know what your “bounce rate” is? If someone visits only one page on…
  • Apr 26

    4 Steps to Increase Your Law Firm’s Online Visibility

    4 Steps to Increase Your Law Firm’s Online Visibility
    There is one simple marketing strategy that can mean real money in your pocket: increasing the online visibility of your law firm. If you increase your online visibility, you improve your chances of having potential clients find you…
Rank this Week: 1089

Legal Marketing for Lawyers

Legal Marketing for Lawyers

Covers law firm marketing, internet marketing, personal branding, and communication strategies. By David V. Lorenzo's Rainmaker Lawyer.

http://www.legalmarketingforlawyers.com/
  • Mar 8

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing
    Many attorneys tell me that direct mail doesn't work for legal marketing. I believe this is true FOR THOSE ATTORNEYS. However there is a way to ethically use direct mail to enhance your legal marketing plan. This process is called a…
  • Mar 1

    Law Firm Marketing: Most Valuable Quality

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

    Law Firm Marketing and a Common Mistake

    Law Firm Marketing and a Common Mistake
    There is a common law firm marketing misconception that is pervasive among "old school lawyers". I am referring to the school of thought that confuses good law firm marketing with people who scream and shout on television or appear in…
Rank this Week: 983

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Apr 29

    Are You Writing for the Right Person?

    Are You Writing for the Right Person?
    We spend lots of time, energy, and money on content. (And for good reason, too!) It’s imperative that all that content we create is on point. This means that content for content’s sake isn’t a good thing. If you aren’t…
  • Apr 27

    Public Deaths: Shakespeare’s Will and Prince’s Likely Intestacy

    Public Deaths: Shakespeare’s Will and Prince’s Likely Intestacy
    For a public figure, death can be relatively private, or it can be very public indeed. William Shakespeare left a Last Will and Testament. As a result, his death was very public. In fact, even 400 years after the bard’s death, his LWT…
  • Apr 25

    Generational Differences in the Workforce

    Generational Differences in the Workforce
    There has been much research and discussion around how work styles differ between the various generations currently active in our workforce. Organizational psychologists, as well as human resources experts, frequently demonstrate that…
Rank this Week: 1144

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Apr 28

    DLW: 'Established' Delaware Firms Hold Steady Amid Out-of-State Interest

    DLW: 'Established' Delaware Firms Hold Steady Amid Out-of-State Interest
    When I started HTMLawyers in 2001, my first significant client turned out to be a fast-growing law firm in Wilmington, Delaware. A colleague in American Bar Association circles, Heather Jefferson, had asked me what I was up to at an Annual…
  • Mar 29

    Bridging the Generational Divide: How Millennials Can Communicate with Baby Boomers and Succeed in the Workplace

    Bridging the Generational Divide: How Millennials Can Communicate with Baby Boomers and Succeed in the Workplace
    What do Baby Boomers expect from millennials in the workplace? How can and should millennials act in the workplace while still preserving their values? This program focuses on how millennials can communicate with Baby Boomers and other…
  • Mar 15

    LP Magazine - Do Lawyers Rule the Internet?

    LP Magazine - Do Lawyers Rule the Internet?
    In the March/April 2016 issue of the ABA's Law Practice Magazine, my column asks the question: Do Lawyers Rule the Internet? Well, I would not ask the question if the answer did not lean toward "yes." With the 30th anniversary of ABA…
Rank this Week: 1179

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/
  • Dec 30

    Can You Offer Clients a Discount to Rate Your Legal Services Online?

    Can You Offer Clients a Discount to Rate Your Legal Services Online?
    With the advent of online review websites, many lawyers are finding that they benefit from having positive client reviews on each site where their name appears (and suffer from having negative reviews). Lawyers should be aware of the rules of…
  • Dec 16

    Should Attorneys Use the Names of Rival Attorneys or Law Firms in Advertising?

    Should Attorneys Use the Names of Rival Attorneys or Law Firms in Advertising?
    Whether a lawyer or law firm may ethically bid on other attorneys' or law firms' names among the keywords in their pay-per-click campaign depends on the state(s) in which they practice. Although the practice, also known as competitive keyword…
  • Nov 18

    What Should I Write About on My Criminal Defense Blog?

    What Should I Write About on My Criminal Defense Blog?
    Criminal defense lawyers who maintain a blog as part of their approach to web marketing should follow these tips on what to blog about. It is important to publish new blog posts on a regular basis, so we offer some tips to bloggers on how to…
Rank this Week: 1180

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/
  • Jul 29

    Setting Limits at Work

    Setting Limits at Work
    A few months ago, I spoke to a friend of mine who does transactional work for a large law firm.  He was bemoaning the fact that the pace of his workload was unsustainable.  He felt like he was drinking from a fire hose. …
  • Jul 20

    A Profession in Decline?

    A Profession in Decline?
    Benjamin Barton, a professor at the University of Tennessee School of Law, offers a sobering assessment of the state of the legal profession–law schools graduating too many lawyers, graduates who can’t find jobs and  a…
  • Jul 15

    Put Down the iPhone

    Put Down the iPhone
    Julie Fleming, of Lex Innova Consulting, has a nice post on how technology may be interfering with your business relationship building.  It’s a short read, but right on point.
Rank this Week: 1167

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Jun 24

    New York Social Media Ethics Guideline

    New York Social Media Ethics Guideline
    Last Wednesday, the ABA Journal reported that the New York State Bar Association's House of Delegates would be considering social media ethics guides for lawyers on Saturday during the State Bar's meeting. The story was picked up by several…
  • May 5

    New York to Move to Uniform Bar Exam

    New York to Move to Uniform Bar Exam
    Despite opposition from many lawyers and bar associations throughout the state, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced today that New York State will begin administering the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) beginning in July of 2016. According to this…
  • Apr 29

    More Trouble from Facebook Posts - Judge Posts About Ongoing Case

    More Trouble from Facebook Posts - Judge Posts About Ongoing Case
    According to an article in the ABA Journal, a Texas judge who has been admonished by an ethics panel claims that she did nothing wrong by posting about trials she was overseeing. The judge claims the information she posted contained...
Rank this Week: 1129

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

Provides law firm marketing tips, articles and news.

http://lawyersuccess.com/blog/
  • Jun 9

    7 Online Law Firm Marketing Trends for 2014

    7 Online Law Firm Marketing Trends for 2014
    According to Forbes Online, there are 7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014. Jaysen Myers, the contributing author, gives his view of these trends, but we will take a different spin here in this article. Content marketing will be…
  • May 10

    Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy And Hierarchy

    Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy And Hierarchy
    Content marketing is a relatively new term that continues to gain a more cohesive definition by the day. Marketing the content on a blog is a job within itself. Those that attempt to market and write their own blogs often fall short as there…
  • Apr 15

    5 Law Firm Best Practices For Facebook That Can Increase Page Activity

    5 Law Firm Best Practices For Facebook That Can Increase Page Activity
    Facebook, as a platform, loves activity, and they provide you with real estate when you establish your page. There are elements of the page that you can control. Learning to maximize these elements and make the most of the real estate can…
Rank this Week: 1334

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: 1254

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: 1308

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: 1273

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…
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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
  • Apr 29

    Stem Client Roundup for April 2016

    Stem Client Roundup for April 2016
    Another month has flown by, and as usual our clients have busy with conferences, blogging, training and more. Here’s a look at what they were up to in April: On Fraser Valley firm Waterstone Law‘s BC Injury Lawyers Blog, …
  • Apr 1

    Stem Client Roundup for March 2016

    Stem Client Roundup for March 2016
    The joke was on me this April Fool’s, as I thought there was one more day left in March for me to get this roundup completed! At any rate, better late than never. Here’s a quick look at some of …
  • Feb 29

    Stem Client Roundup for February 2016

    Stem Client Roundup for February 2016
    After the full month we’ve had here at Stem, I very much appreciated the bonus day of February 29th – but alas, it was not quite enough for me to get our usual month-end roundup out on time! Our clients …
Rank this Week: 1511

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

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

http://www.lawyercasting.com/
  • May 11

    Does Your Law Firm Website Minimize Interaction Cost?

    Does Your Law Firm Website Minimize Interaction Cost?
    The usability experts at Nielsen Norman Group (NNG) have identified "interaction cost" as a key measure of website usability. As NNG defines it, "interaction cost" is "the sum of efforts -- mental and physical -- that…
  • May 6

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile-Friendly?

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile-Friendly?
    As many readers may have heard, April 21, 2015 was M-Day - the date on which Google expanded use of "mobile-friendliness" as a ranking signal in mobile searches. That is, going forward from that date, Google will prioritize websites…
  • Apr 23

    Fewer Fields in a Form Drives Conversion

    Fewer Fields in a Form Drives Conversion
    We often get asked by clients how many fields to include in online forms such as forms on a Contact Us page or an email newsletter signup form. We recently came across an infographic from FormStack (a provider of online...
Rank this Week: 1619

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: 1438

JDBlogger

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
  • Apr 28

    JDB 111: Tools of the Trade – Amazing Teleprompter App for Video Marketing

    JDB 111: Tools of the Trade – Amazing Teleprompter App for Video Marketing
    Today’s tool of the trade is Prompt Smart.  If you have built up the courage to start creating videos as a part of your law firm’s content marketing plan then you no doubt have suffered through the starts and stops and…
  • Apr 25

    JDB 110: Dan Jaffe, CEO of Lawlytics – Take Control of Your Law Firm Marketing

    JDB 110: Dan Jaffe, CEO of Lawlytics – Take Control of Your Law Firm Marketing
    Today on the show I had the great opportunity to interview the CEO of Lawlytics Dan Jaffe.  Dan co-founded Lawlytics with the goal of creating a service that would allow attorneys to have a world class web presence and…
  • Apr 21

    JDB 109: Tools of the Trade – Incorporating Live Chat into your Law Firm Website

    JDB 109: Tools of the Trade – Incorporating Live Chat into your Law Firm Website
    A big part of what I really enjoy about running a law firm is all of the new technology that is designed to help law firm owners run and market their law practices more effectively.  For those of you have have been with the JDBlogger…
Rank this Week: 2180

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

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

    How to evaluate legal project management programs (Part 3 of 3)

    How to evaluate legal project management programs (Part 3 of 3)
    When you want to evaluate an LPM program, the best source of information is to rely on the opinion of the people who are in a position to make an informed judgment: the lawyers themselves. In our coaching, for example,...
  • Apr 19

    How to evaluate legal project management programs (Part 2 of 3)

    How to evaluate legal project management programs (Part 2 of 3)
    Identifying the best way to evaluate a particular training or coaching program is challenging for any business. Donald Kirkpatrick “wrote the book” that most professional trainers use in this area: Evaluating Training Programs:…
  • Apr 12

    How to evaluate legal project management programs (Part 1 of 3)

    How to evaluate legal project management programs (Part 1 of 3)
    Clients want law firms to improve legal project management (LPM). In its 2015 Chief Legal Officer (CLO) Survey, Altman Weil asked 258 CLOs, “Of the following service improvements and innovations, please select the three you would most…
Rank this Week: 2395

Shatterbox

Shatterbox

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

http://www.shatterbox.biz/
  • Apr 20

    4 Personal Injury Lawyer Personas: Which One Are You?

    4 Personal Injury Lawyer Personas: Which One Are You?
    Plaintiff attorneys are a colorful tribe, especially personal injury lawyers. That vibrancy is partly a function of their marketing genius, particular TV advertising. Late night reruns and daytime talk/courtroom shows are…
  • Apr 6

    How to Choose a Law Firm Website Design Firm

    How to Choose a Law Firm Website Design Firm
    To a greater or lesser extent, all law firm website design firms are Template Jockeys. By that I mean they spin out variations on basic page layouts, site structure and imagery favored by law firms. Think about it for a minute. Nine out…
  • Mar 22

    PR for Law Firms is Dying, But Not Fast Enough

    PR for Law Firms is Dying, But Not Fast Enough
    The relationship-based “earned media” activities that once formed the core of PR for law firms — media placements, media training, contributed stories — have morphed to fit the way we live now. It’s no…
Rank this Week: 2038

In Black And White

In Black And White

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

http://www.inblackandwhiteblog.com
  • Mar 12

    Your Next Bold Move: 7 Tips To Reach Succe

    Your Next Bold Move: 7 Tips To Reach Succe
    Are you pre-programed with what you SHOULD do? With no room for what you WANT to do? Has complacency set in and you’re just going through the motions? Is complacency sucking the oxygen out of your dreams, your courage and your…
  • Oct 29

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?

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

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result
    When it comes to business development, the legal profession isn’t known for teamwork. It could be described more as track and field, rather than football. Each lawyer in the firm does what he or she does and at the end of the year they…
Rank this Week: 2413

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

Covers business strategy for law firms, legal marketing, attorney business development, law firm marketing plans, and work/life balance for attorneys. By David Lorenzo.

http://www.rainmakerlawyer.com/site/index/
  • Jul 20

    Announcement From Dave Lorenzo: New Video Show

    Announcement From Dave Lorenzo: New Video Show
    I’m posting this article to introduce you to something new I’m sure you will find valuable.   A few weeks ago I launched a new daily business video show to help lawyers and business leaders make a great living and live a…
  • Jul 11

    We Have Moved

    We Have Moved
    Attorneys: Please join us for new content updated every day at Valtimax.com We still help attorneys make a great living and live a great life® We are just doing it in a new place. Our New Name is Valtimax Consulting. Come visit…
  • Jan 24

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo
    We are excited to announce two outstanding new development experiences with Dave Lorenzo.Valtimax Revenue Revolution This full day seminar is designed to help you boost your law firm revenue in just one day. Join Dave Lorenzo as he presents…
Rank this Week: 1787

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
  • May 19

    Two for Tuesdays: Think Differently About Content Marketing

    Two for Tuesdays: Think Differently About Content Marketing
    Last week, we focused on how to freshen up your content marketing through curation and focusing on being mobile-friendly. Today, I'm using that same post from Entrepreneur as inspiration to encourage you to think differently about content…
  • May 18

    Dos and Don'ts of Conference Networking

    Dos and Don'ts of Conference Networking
    One week from today, I leave for our Annual Meeting in Sicily, which has got one major thing on my mind (aside from last minute details) and that is NETWORKING. This is our largest conference of the year, so it presents a LOT of opportunities…
  • May 15

    Week of May 11, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of May 11, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    We're closing in on our Annual Meeting, and it's hard to believe it's that time again! We've got a great turnout of delegates, and I'm excited to see so many of our lawyers in a short few days!  I've also got a big announcement here next…
Rank this Week: 2349

On Legal Marketing

On Legal Marketing

Covers content marketing, legal research and law firm marketing. By JD Supra.

http://scoop.jdsupra.com/
  • Aug 5

    Media Mentions: JD Supra Contributor Content in the New

    Media Mentions: JD Supra Contributor Content in the New
    For your reference, here’s a quick look at some of the ways in which JD Supra contributor content has been used in the media recently. As you know, we publish a broad mix of expert voices writing on issues of the day that impact…
  • Mar 13

    With @MimesisWebTV Former @BloombergLaw Host Lee Pacchia Brings Video to the Legal Profession

    With @MimesisWebTV Former @BloombergLaw Host Lee Pacchia Brings Video to the Legal Profession
    [Link: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms] Former lawyer, producer, and WebTV host Lee Pacchia helped build the multimedia team at Bloomberg Law. Over the course of several years, he produced hundreds of video and…
  • Mar 6

    Most-Viewed on JD Supra

    Most-Viewed on JD Supra
    From startup needs to SCOTUS cases in 2014, here’s a look at what captured reader attention last month on JD Supra. Takeaways? Several – and here’s one: if you’re a JD Supra contributor and get a call to participate in…
Rank this Week: 2337

Attorney Marketing Advisers

Attorney Marketing Advisers

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

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

    Attorney Marketing Cost-Effective Internet Marketing Services For Law Firm

    Attorney Marketing Cost-Effective Internet Marketing Services For Law Firm
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus id lacus eget nulla lobortis congue. Cras orci diam, feugiat ultricies tincidunt sollicitudin, vestibulum commodo mauris. Sed condimentum, mauris vitae malesuada porta, neque…
  • Aug 4

    Attorney Marketing: How Big is the Online Market?

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

    Attorney Marketing: How Big is the Online Market?

    Attorney Marketing: How Big is the Online Market?
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus id lacus eget nulla lobortis congue. Cras orci diam, feugiat ultricies tincidunt sollicitudin, vestibulum commodo mauris. Sed condimentum, mauris vitae malesuada porta, neque…
Rank this Week: 2090

Golden Practices

Golden Practices

Covers communications, firm branding, firm leadership, firm operations, legal industry trends, marketing and strategic planning. By Michelle Golden.

http://goldenmarketing.typepad.com/weblog/
  • May 1

    Women and Work; Where We've Been, Where We Are

    Women and Work; Where We've Been, Where We Are
    So much chatter about why the percent of women on the earth isn't the same as the percent of women in this business or that industry or the boardroom down the hall. Reach back and...
  • Apr 1

    Set People Up For Success. Be a Bob.

    Set People Up For Success. Be a Bob.
    Setting people up for success is something of an art. Bob had it down pat; he was the consummate professional. He’s retired now, but his reputation of wisdom and effectiveness was earned over decades of...
  • Mar 8

    Guilt. Honesty. Starting over.

    Guilt. Honesty. Starting over.
    I don't post here often enough. I know that. I'm lucky that I started my blog so long ago (has it really been 8 years?) that it was fairly "established" before a gazillion blogs populated...
Rank this Week: 2272

Legal Ethics and Marketing

Legal Ethics and Marketing

Covers the rules and policies that govern client development for legal services - lawyer advertising, marketing, and sales. By Will Hornsby.

http://www.willhornsby.com/
  • Jun 15

    My mistake on Virginia's Rule on Confidentiality

    My mistake on Virginia's Rule on Confidentiality
    Yesterday I posted about In re Hunter, a Virginia disciplinary matter that addressed ethics obligations regarding blog posts. A three-judge panel upheld Hunter’s right to blog about cases without his client’s consent. I wrote that there…
  • Jun 14

    Blogs and Client Confidentiality - a tale of two rule

    Blogs and Client Confidentiality - a tale of two rule
     
  • Apr 30

    When is the cost of advertising reasonable?

    When is the cost of advertising reasonable?
    A recent article in the ABA Journal discusses the use of what it calls "deal-of-the-day" coupons, in other words, the GroupOn model, as a method of client development. The article looks at aspects of three state ethics opinions that all come…
Rank this Week: 2166

The LinkedIn Lawyer

The LinkedIn Lawyer

Discusses the use of social media by the legal profession. By David A. Barrett.

http://linkedinlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1840

Bibliolex

Bibliolex

Cover legal marketing. In Spanish.

http://bibliolex.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1925

Client Service for Law Firms

Client Service for Law Firms

Covers business development, client service and customer focus. By Mike Hellum.

http://www.lawfirmclientservice.com/
  • Oct 11

    Word of Mouth Rules Again

    Word of Mouth Rules Again
    According to the Church of the Customer Blog, a new Nielsen study confirms, once again, that word of mouth referrals are still the most trusted form of advertising out there.
  • Oct 11

    Employee Motivation!!

    Employee Motivation!!
    Thanks to JD Hull for linking to an old post of his on what he tells his associates. The comment by Mr. Robins below isn't bad, either. Here's the (partial) quote from JD Hull: Every day, the client service...should be good enough to permit…
  • Oct 3

    Jeff Bezos Speak

    Jeff Bezos Speak
    Thanks to a friend, Jack Mowreader, for an HBR link of Jeff Bezos being interviewed. Feel free to read the entire thing, but here's the kicker as it relates to client service. I love this quote:
Rank this Week: 1891

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
  • Apr 29

    Clean It Up! Tech Tips for Tidying Up Your Practice

    Clean It Up! Tech Tips for Tidying Up Your Practice
    Maybe you're due for a little spring makeover? For this Friday Five+ installment, we asked our practice management dream team for their best tips on tidying up your office systems. Heidi Alexander, Dustin Cole, Sharon Nelson, Nora Regis,…
  • Apr 29

    Clean It Up! Tech Tips for Tidying Up Your Practice

    Clean It Up! Tech Tips for Tidying Up Your Practice
    Maybe you're due for a little spring makeover? For this Friday Five+ installment, we asked our practice management dream team for their best tips on tidying up your office systems. Heidi Alexander, Dustin Cole, Sharon Nelson, Nora Regis,…
  • Apr 28

    How Am I Doing? Tools to Track Your Legal Blog

    How Am I Doing? Tools to Track Your Legal Blog
    Question: Are there tools available to help me see how many people are reading my blog? Are there standards to judge its success? In this month's "Ask the Experts from the Legal Marketing Association," Lindsay Griffiths and Jabez…
Rank this Week: 2783

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Apr 28

    A Lawyer Asked

    A Lawyer Asked
    A lawyer I coach recently asked: I have a quick question for you: do you have any blog posts or other guidance on a suggested method for reaching out to people who are contacts of colleagues, but not very close (the kind they met at a…
  • Apr 26

    Client Development Coaching: My Advice for Junior Associate

    Client Development Coaching: My Advice for Junior Associate
    I contend it is never too early for young lawyers to learn about client development. I have given many presentations to 1-4 year law firm associates. Here’s a short video and slides I hope might help. Please share these tools with the…
  • Apr 21

    Career Success: Work Hard, Dream Big

    Career Success: Work Hard, Dream Big
    How big are your dreams for your career? I ask because I encounter many lawyers whose dreams are smaller than they could be. They are limiting their own success in the process. I have always valued this quote, attributable here to Ray Kroc.…
Rank this Week: 2877