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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/
  • Aug 26

    Twenty reasons your law blogs belong outside your law firm website

    Twenty reasons your law blogs belong outside your law firm website
    There was a time when everyone knew, and agreed, a law blog did not belong inside a law firm’s website. It was common sense. Today, we’re getting a lot of questions at LexBlog about whether a law firm should put …
  • Aug 26

    Risk Prevention; Energy; Education: New blogs joining the LexBlog Network this week

    Risk Prevention; Energy; Education: New blogs joining the LexBlog Network this week
    Afternoon, everyone! How was your week? Here in Seattle we’re finally enjoying some cooler days (that is, after today’s bit of a scorcher) so we’re ready for the weekend to help us finally cool off. But before we go,…
  • Aug 26

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: EpiPen, Immigration Relief, and the Aqua Dam.

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: EpiPen, Immigration Relief, and the Aqua Dam.
    On August 26th, 1920, the nineteenth amendment was adopted, granting women full suffrage. Now here’s Friday Top 10 in Law Blogs: EpiPen Pricing Another Sign the FDA Needs to Wade into the Drug-pricing Debate – Our own Zosha…
Rank this Week: 13

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 26

    Gallup – Millennial Employees: Flight Risk for Companie

    Gallup – Millennial Employees: Flight Risk for Companie
    J. Brandon Rigoni and Bailey Nelson, Gallup: “Six in 10 millennials say they’re open to different job opportunities, and only 50% plan to be with their company one year from now. For most companies, millennials are a “flight…
  • Aug 26

    Louisiana elementary school educator seeks help to rebuild library after flooding

    Louisiana elementary school educator seeks help to rebuild library after flooding
    Via Trey Veazey’s blog posting requesting help [he is a Full-time librarian & literacy specialist at Glen Oaks Park Elementary School – Baton Rouge, Louisiana): “Access to books is the key to educational…
  • Aug 26

    Pew – Opinions on Gun Policy and the 2016 Campaign

    Pew – Opinions on Gun Policy and the 2016 Campaign
    “For the past several years, large majorities of both Democrats and Republicans have favored making private gun sales and sales at gun shows subject to background checks. [August 26, 2016] this proposal draws support from 90% of…
Rank this Week: 17

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

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

    Legal Web Marketing Prioritie

    Legal Web Marketing Prioritie
    Here are a few website marketing ideas that I’d prioritize today: Speed If your pages don’t fully load in around one second, you’re losing visitors unnecessarily. If you’re not sure whether your pages are too slow, you…
Rank this Week: 221

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Aug 15

    Marketing to Millennials and the Significant ROI They Can Bring Your Firm

    Marketing to Millennials and the Significant ROI They Can Bring Your Firm
    Register for this revenue-generating webinar on August 24: Marketing to the Millennials doesn't have to be mysterious. Law firms can no longer afford to overlook or avoid marketing to this often-misunderstood generation. There's real ROI tied…
  • Aug 14

    No One Cares Where You Went To Law School

    No One Cares Where You Went To Law School
    Please open your law firm's website and take a moment to review your bio. Does your bio reflect what you want your website visitors to know about you?  Does it tell them what they want to know about you? Or, is your bio like most…
  • Jul 29

    What is Wrong with This Picture - Lawyers Sue Over Bad Online Review

    What is Wrong with This Picture - Lawyers Sue Over Bad Online Review
    A 20-year-old woman is being sued by a Houston law firm after she wrote negative reviews about it on Facebook and Yelp, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle. She posted on Facebook, “…they came to my house and into my…
Rank this Week: 258

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 289

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/
  • Aug 26

    AdWords Buys Using Geographic Terms Support Personal Jurisdiction–Rilley v. MoneyMutual

    AdWords Buys Using Geographic Terms Support Personal Jurisdiction–Rilley v. MoneyMutual
    This is a personal jurisdiction case, so I’ll get right to the point. If an AdWords advertiser buys keywords that contain geographic terms, the advertiser might face a greater risk of personal jurisdiction in those geographies.…
  • Aug 25

    Handicapping the Olympic Committee’s Quest to Control Tweeting (Guest Post)

    Handicapping the Olympic Committee’s Quest to Control Tweeting (Guest Post)
    By guest blogger Prof. Alexandra Jane Roberts [Eric’s intro: the Rio Summer Olympic games may be over, but the legal wranglings from the games will keep going and going–even longer than the bike road race (and perhaps with as…
  • Aug 22

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird
    2016 has been a tough year for Section 230 jurisprudence, and the nadir (so far) was the appellate court ruling in Hassell v. Bird. As you recall, the case involves some negative Yelp reviews about an attorney, Hassell. Hassell sued...
Rank this Week: 394

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Firing A Few Law Firms Isn't Enough; Why Clients Must Ask For Change

    Firing A Few Law Firms Isn't Enough; Why Clients Must Ask For Change
    When buyers are dissatisfied, they shop elsewhere. Decline in demand signals the seller to change behavior. It's textbook. And yet it does not seem to be working in the legal market. Despite a decade of buyer dissatisfaction, behavior has…
  • Aug 16

    Exit Not Voice: Law Firms Don't Change Because Clients Aren't Asking

    Exit Not Voice: Law Firms Don't Change Because Clients Aren't Asking
    Actions are supposed to speak louder than words. And the direction of client action seems fairly unambiguous: Warning Signs for Big Firms as Report Sees Demand Drop-Off The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown Global 100: Hitting the…
  • Aug 1

    Say Hello to Casetext's CARA - Case Analysis Research Assistant

    Say Hello to Casetext's CARA - Case Analysis Research Assistant
    As many of you that follow 3 Geeks know, I'm a big fan of the products that are coming out of Stanford University's CODEX program. One of the latest insights comes from a former CODEX fellow, Casetext, with their new CARA platform. Casetext's…
Rank this Week: 409

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: 397

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

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

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Jul 29

    Stem Client Roundup for July 2016

    Stem Client Roundup for July 2016
    We interrupt the lazy, hazy days of summer to bring you the July 2016 edition of Stem Client Roundup, our monthly compilation of notable client activities and achievements: Loom Anayltics was profiled in National Magazine’s “Five…
  • Jul 27

    Looking for Canadian law podcasts? Here are 10 of the best.

    Looking for Canadian law podcasts? Here are 10 of the best.
    Whether Serial was your introduction to the wonderful world of podcasts, or you’ve been listening to them for years, podcasts have officially gone mainstream — some are even calling 2016 “the year of the podcast”.…
  • Jun 30

    Stem Client Roundup for June 2016

    Stem Client Roundup for June 2016
    Here we are: at the midpoint of the year, and about to kick off one of our short and sweet Canadian summers. Here at Stem, we hope all our clients and readers make time to slow down, enjoy the fleeting …
Rank this Week: 472

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Site That Planned to Rate Lawyers Pivots Focus to Litigation Finance

    Site That Planned to Rate Lawyers Pivots Focus to Litigation Finance
    Has Legalist finally found its niche? Back in April, I reported here that the site’s founders, both Harvard undergraduates, were preparing to launch a website that would rate lawyers based on publicly available court records. Then, in…
  • Aug 26

    12 Additions To My List of Legal Startup

    12 Additions To My List of Legal Startup
    Here are a dozen additions to my list of legal startups. Send additions to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post.  Company  Description  Country Arbitrator Intelligence…
  • Aug 25

    Legal Tech Media Panel Monday at ILTACON

    Legal Tech Media Panel Monday at ILTACON
    Vendors attending next week’s annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association are invited to join me and other legal technology writers and editors for a legal media panel discussion Monday afternoon. The panel is…
Rank this Week: 580

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 26

    Tech Tips: Small, Powerful Ways to Use Your Data

    Tech Tips: Small, Powerful Ways to Use Your Data
    Everybody seems to be talking about "big data" and data analytics. But what does it mean to a small law firm or solo practitioner? Or, more specifically, what can you do now to start gathering and analyzing data in a meaningful way? For this…
  • Aug 26

    Tech Tips: Small, Powerful Ways to Use Your Data

    Tech Tips: Small, Powerful Ways to Use Your Data
    Everybody seems to be talking about "big data" and data analytics. But what does it mean to a small law firm or solo practitioner? Or, more specifically, what can you do now to start gathering and analyzing data in a meaningful way? For this…
  • Aug 25

    Text Expansion for Fun and Profit

    Text Expansion for Fun and Profit
    For a practicing attorney, efficiency and accuracy are key components of effective work habits. If you can get your work done more quickly, and avoid mistakes such as typos (or overlooking something you meant to say), you will be more…
Rank this Week: 588

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: 551

Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

Covers legal research tools, notable websites and blogs, web site design, search engine optimization and marketing for law firms.

http://onward.justia.com/
  • Aug 23

    Lawyer Directory & Portal Traffic Statistics Now Available for Justia Premium Member

    Lawyer Directory & Portal Traffic Statistics Now Available for Justia Premium Member
    Justia Premium Members can now see how often visitors have viewed their profile and listings on the Justia and Legal Information Institute lawyer directories and legal portals. This new web traffic report tracks the number of profile…
  • Mar 18

    Can Lawyers Send Text Messages to Prospective Clients?

    Can Lawyers Send Text Messages to Prospective Clients?
    The Florida Bar Board of Governors has issued an opinion that attorneys contacting prospective clients by text must follow the same rules that apply to other written communications in this context. While most states have not yet addressed…
  • Mar 1

    Can You Ethically Use the Term “Expert” in Your Law Firm Website’s Domain Name?

    Can You Ethically Use the Term “Expert” in Your Law Firm Website’s Domain Name?
    Most states regulate attorneys' use of the words "expert," "specialist," and other terms that could be misleading or suggest a guaranteed outcome in their clients' cases. Although it is a relatively new area of regulation, many states agree…
Rank this Week: 644

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: 769

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Aug 26

    Google Related Content Carousel on Mobile Searches for Law Firm

    Google Related Content Carousel on Mobile Searches for Law Firm
    We have noticed that on certain mobile queries a related carousel is now appearing at the bottom of search results for various law firms.  These related content carousels feature nearby firms (and most likely competitors).…
  • Aug 25

    Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery Launches New PaperStreet Website

    Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery Launches New PaperStreet Website
    The Center for Vaccine Shoulder Pain Recovery launched a website in August 2016. The D.C-based firm specializes in obtaining recovery for victims of vaccine shoulder injuries. Categories: Site Launches The post Center for Vaccine Shoulder…
  • Aug 25

    Hains Law, LLC Launches New PaperStreet Website

    Hains Law, LLC Launches New PaperStreet Website
    Hains Law, LLC launched a PaperStreet Essentials website in August 2016. The firm offers a client-driven approach to family law matters. Categories: Site Launches The post Hains Law, LLC Launches New PaperStreet Website appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 808

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: 854

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Top 5 Considerations When Shopping for Practice Management Software

    Top 5 Considerations When Shopping for Practice Management Software
    Today’s guest post is by Jennifer M. Ramovs, Esq., who is Director of Training & Education at Affinity Consulting Group. Affinity consultants work with law firm clients on technology audits; strategic…
  • Aug 25

    NEW! Free Webinar: 5 Low Cost & No Cost Strategies to Transform Your Law Firm

    NEW! Free Webinar: 5 Low Cost & No Cost Strategies to Transform Your Law Firm
    Have you ever failed to use a business growth strategy for your law firm because you thought it would be too expensive or time consuming? Are you ready to learn proven strategies that can significantly increase your referrals? Are you tired…
  • Aug 23

    3 Simple Solutions You Can Implement Now to Grow Your Law Firm

    3 Simple Solutions You Can Implement Now to Grow Your Law Firm
    We held another Rainmaker Retreat session in Las Vegas last weekend and, as usual, I opened the floor for questions. I always enjoy this part of the Retreat since the questions attendees ask are usually on the minds of more than just the…
Rank this Week: 904

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: 901

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: 947

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: 965

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Aug 26

    Feel the fear and DON’T do it

    Feel the fear and DON’T do it
    Many say that the way to overcome fear is to face it head on. Do what you fear long enough, they tell us, and you will eventually conquer that fear. There are others who say otherwise. One group of philosophers say that instead of making…
  • Aug 25

    Keeping the main thing the main thing

    Keeping the main thing the main thing
    Yesterday, I talked about investing for a future when you might not be able to work or you may want to retire. I mentioned the option of starting a side business that has the potential to create passive income and pointed out that this…
  • Aug 24

    How much do you earn when you’re not working?

    How much do you earn when you’re not working?
    I have to visit the doctor today. It’s nothing serious but it made me think, “What if it was?” “What if I was truly ill and had to stop working?” Fortunately, I don’t have to work. I have enough passive…
Rank this Week: 1009

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Aug 26

    Should You Hire An Answering Service?

    Should You Hire An Answering Service?
    Deciding whether or not you need a telephone answering service isn’t an easy choice. While there may be major benefits to an answering service for your firm, negative aspects apply as well. Here are pros and cons to consider before hiring…
  • Aug 25

    Holiday Season is Around the Corner

    Holiday Season is Around the Corner
    Another smart use of your time during the dog days of August: preparing for the holiday season. We have already spotted Halloween candy in the national drug store chains, so you can be sure that Santa is not far behind. Since you are going to…
  • Aug 24

    How to Become the James Bond of Estate Planning Lawyer

    How to Become the James Bond of Estate Planning Lawyer
    Competitive Intelligence, or CI, is not new to the legal profession, but its use as a strategic tool for small to mid-sized law firms is on the rise. Defined as the collection and analysis of actionable information about competitors to…
Rank this Week: 1069

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Aug 23

    Three causes of high legal fees:  Perfectionism isn’t the only challenge

    Three causes of high legal fees:  Perfectionism isn’t the only challenge
    Guest post by Carl Herstein, Chief Value Partner, Honigman The AmLaw 200 and many smaller firms are in the early stages of trying to improve efficiency and provide higher quality at lower costs. There are three major trends that have...
  • Aug 16

    Tracking and controlling costs (Part 2 of 2)

    Tracking and controlling costs (Part 2 of 2)
    By Steve Barrett and Jim Hassett Step 3: Compare planned spending against actual spending at regular intervals If the firm does have timely information going into the system, the next step is to get it out. Whatever accounting package your...
  • Aug 9

    Tracking and controlling costs (Part 1 of 2)

    Tracking and controlling costs (Part 1 of 2)
    By Steve Barrett and Jim Hassett Tracking and controlling legal costs is one of those topics that would require an entire book of its own to do it justice. This short overview is designed to outline a framework for an...
Rank this Week: 1067

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: 1077

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Aug 26

    Reimagining Employee Benefits and Perk

    Reimagining Employee Benefits and Perk
    Recently I participated in an HR Manager Roundtable. With summer coming to an end and the fourth quarter of the year nearly upon us, open enrollment was the top topic. It got my wheels turning on employee benefits in general, and…
  • Aug 24

    Bubbles & Boxes Business Planning

    Bubbles & Boxes Business Planning
    This week I’m sharing a blog on Medicaid from Dave Zumpano, who focuses in Medicaid planning. I’ll be sharing Medicaid blogs from Dave Zumpano monthly in this space. Now, here’s Dave’s blog: Blog Author: David J.…
  • Aug 21

    There Is No ‘I’ in TEAM

    There Is No ‘I’ in TEAM
    If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur. Whether your estate planning practice is a small, medium or large law firm, there’s one distinctive characteristic that can be found in every successful…
Rank this Week: 1167

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

Discusses starting a law practice, marketing tips, and motivational writing to help attorneys going out on their own. By Frank A. Cseke.

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • Sep 22

    Finding an Accident Attorney

    Finding an Accident Attorney
    Finding an Accident Attorney There is nothing more terrifying than getting into an accident, whether you live in Phoenix, Arizona or Farmington, New York. If you do live in or around the Phoenix area, then it is imperative you find a Phoenix…
  • Aug 23

    An Immigration Attorney from a New York Law Firm Discusses the Aspects of a Work Permit

    An Immigration Attorney from a New York Law Firm Discusses the Aspects of a Work Permit
    An Immigration Attorney from a New York Law Firm Discusses the Aspects of a Work Permit Millions of people around the globe enter the United States every year for better opportunities. New York being the financial capital of the nation is…
  • Jun 24

    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver

    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver
    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver Nothing can be worse than being dangerously injured in an accident, which leaves you with broken bones and smashed vehicle. Many a times, in such situations, we have to forcefully answer few questions…
Rank this Week: 1247

Social Media Marketing For Law…

Social Media Marketing For Law Firms

Shows lawyers how to use social media as part of their authority marketing and development campaigns. By Eria Odhuba.

http://socialmediamarketingforlawfirms.com/
Rank this Week: 1311

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Aug 10

    August Issue of Edge International Communiqué now online

    August Issue of Edge International Communiqué now online
    The August issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC)  has now been posted on the Edge International website. We start off with a warm welcome to Shirley Anne Fortina, our newest principal,…
  • Aug 3

    Edge International Welcomes Shirley Anne Fortina

    Edge International Welcomes Shirley Anne Fortina
    (This article is reprinted from the Edge International website, where it was posted on July 31, 2016) Edge International is very pleased to welcome Shirley Anne Fortina as our newest principal. Based in Perth, Western Australia, Shirley Anne…
  • Jul 10

    July Issue of Edge International Communiqué Available Online

    July Issue of Edge International Communiqué Available Online
    The July issue of Edge International Communiqué (EIC)  has now been posted on the Edge International website. Sean Larkan leads off this issue with “Building Trust: The Inviolable…
Rank this Week: 1515

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…
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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…
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Blawg Review

Blawg Review

Features reviews of legal blogs.

http://blawgreview.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 3

    In Memoriam: A Final Blawg Review

    In Memoriam: A Final Blawg Review
    In January 2007, I received an e-mail message from Ed., the mysterious and pseudonymous editor of Blawg Review. By that point, I'd hosted a couple of Blawg Reviews and become a "sherpa", assisting Ed. and the guest hosts to source material…
  • Jul 2

    The Civil Rights Act, 1964

    The Civil Rights Act, 1964
    Blawg Review #324 at the law blog of Texas attorney Paul Kennedy, The Defense Rests, marks this day in 1964 when Lyndon Baines Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ending segregation in the United States, a signature piece of…
  • Jun 3

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special
    From his duck blind on the banks of the Thames, Charon QC watched as Her Majesty's barge and a flotilla of a thousand lesser vessels paraded before an adoring public out in the rain to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's first sixty years.Quite…
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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…
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JDBlogger

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
  • Aug 22

    JDB 133: Top Ten Apps for Your Law Practice

    JDB 133: Top Ten Apps for Your Law Practice
    Technology and apps are the fun part of running your own law practice (at least in my opinion).  On this episode I share with you the top ten apps I use for my law practice.
  • Aug 15

    JDB 132: Starting a Hybrid Law Practice

    JDB 132: Starting a Hybrid Law Practice
    In this episode to I share with you some new directions in both the JDBlogger Podcast and in my law practice – specifically how I plan to incorporate paid online courses into my law practice.
  • Aug 8

    JDB 131: Content Marathon | How to Come Up with Ideas to Write About

    JDB 131: Content Marathon | How to Come Up with Ideas to Write About
    Over the last ten years I have written over 800 articles on two different blogs- everyone of them having to do with solving debt problems. To say that sometimes I get tired of writing articles on debt and bankruptcy would be an…
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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...
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The LinkedIn Lawyer

The LinkedIn Lawyer

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

http://linkedinlawyer.blogspot.com/
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Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Aug 25

    Success and Fulfillment: Get in the Zone

    Success and Fulfillment: Get in the Zone
    I love hearing from lawyers I have coached, especially when they are doing well. Years ago, I received an email from Jodi McDougall, a Seattle lawyer I coached at the time. She said:   What did Jodi mean when she said she was…
  • Aug 23

    10 Things You Didn’t Learn in Law School…and Need to Begin Learning Soon

    10 Things You Didn’t Learn in Law School…and Need to Begin Learning Soon
    It’s that time of year again. Law firm graduates will start their first year in law firms throughout the US. Over the years, I have given many presentations to first year lawyers during their orientation. If you are a brand new lawyer,…
  • Aug 18

    Huge Success: Overcoming the Odd

    Huge Success: Overcoming the Odd
    As the Olympics come to a close, I believe we have all been struck by the “overcoming the odds” or “overcoming great adversity” stories. I did some research and found: 10 inspiring stories from Olympians who overcame…
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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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
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Professional Legal Coaching

Professional Legal Coaching

By Eleanor Southers.

http://www.professionallegalcoaching.com/
  • Aug 22

    FOUR STEPS TO TAKE WHEN PEOPLE ARE ANGRY AT YOU

    FOUR STEPS TO TAKE WHEN PEOPLE ARE ANGRY AT YOU
    You might consider a few therapy sessions if these simple suggestions don’t work for you.  Because, let’s face it….you can’t be a successful, happy attorney unless you can handle a lot of negativity.  Solos…
  • Aug 15

    GOOGLE SELF HELP VS COACHING

    GOOGLE SELF HELP VS COACHING
    EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT YOU CAN GET ALL THE INFORMATION YOU WANT ON GOOGLE   true or false? You can look up ways to market your business, you can look up ways to be happier and you can look up information about just any problem you are…
  • Aug 8

    WHY SOLOS DON’T MARKET EFFECTIVELY

    WHY SOLOS DON’T MARKET EFFECTIVELY
    Unfortunately, solo attorneys don't have a choice and have to market their services or be working at a severe disadvantage.
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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 →
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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…
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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…
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Expert Witness Marketing

Expert Witness Marketing

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

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

    Well I'll Be . . .

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

    Expert Witness Round-Up

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

    Litigants Are Not Your Client

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

Business Development

Thoughts, observation, commentary and notes on the field of business develoment and marketing for law firms. By Peter Darling.

http://peterdarling.typepad.com/business_development/
  • Aug 26

    It's All About Timing

    It's All About Timing
    Business development is all about three things -- relationships, value and timing. Today, we're going to discuss timing.
  • Aug 21

    Test them

    Test them
    The key to successful business development isn't simply hearing the word "yes". It's hearing it fast. You need to know, quickly, whether someone you're in discussions with is serious about doing business, or whether they're not. If they're…
  • Feb 4

    A Great Site, Perfectly Executed, and a Great Site, Very Badly Executed

    A Great Site, Perfectly Executed, and a Great Site, Very Badly Executed
    Take a look at these two sites:www.mofo.comThe new Morrison & Foerster site. Beautifully designed (I'm amazed a big law firm let something so beautiful, striking, modern and designed actually get built), well-written, organized, everything.…
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