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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/
  • May 24

    Blogging is about you, the blogger, not the copy

    Blogging is about you, the blogger, not the copy
    You cannot tell it today, but one of the first books I bought when I started blogging back in 2003 was “On Writing Well” by William Zinsser. Zissner died earlier this month at age 92. The New York Times’ Douglas Martin…
  • May 23

    Where do you find niche areas for legal blog and business?

    Where do you find niche areas for legal blog and business?
    I was scrolling through my RSS feeds this afternoon and noticed the headline “Plaintiff’s lawyers take a liking to employee defamation claims.” The Recorder’s Marissa Kendall (@marisakendall) was reporting on a growth…
  • May 22

    Could Facebook become a model for legal citations?

    Could Facebook become a model for legal citations?
    John Barker (@contentbarker), Vice President of Strategy & Competitive Intelligence for Wolters Kluwer, asked this week, “What Can Legal Citators Learn from Facebook?“ Barker’s point being that social…
Rank this Week: 16

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 25

    Report – $36M Command Control Facility in Afghanistan: Unwanted, Unneeded, and Unused

    Report – $36M Command Control Facility in Afghanistan: Unwanted, Unneeded, and Unused
    SIGAR – Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction May 2015 SIGAR-15-57-SP $36 Million Command and Control Facility at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan: Unwanted, Unneeded, and Unused “SIGAR found that DoD requested…
  • May 25

    SIGAR Quarterly Report to Congress on Afghanistan Reconstruction

    SIGAR Quarterly Report to Congress on Afghanistan Reconstruction
    Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Quarterly Report to Congress, April 30, 2015 “As a result of a SIGAR investigation that uncovered corruption in the award of a nearly $1 billion, multi-year Afghan Ministry of…
  • May 25

    Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

    Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google
    Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google – A review of James Palfrey’s new book ‘BiblioTech,’ and the culturally critical role libraries play. By Amien Essif / AlterNet – May 11, 2015 “James…
Rank this Week: 21

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • May 15

    Integrated Legal Marketing

    Integrated Legal Marketing
    (image credit: Rand Fishkin Why SEO That Used to Work, Fails) “I absolutely believe the real integration opportunity, and way [for] most small business owners to blow their competition out of the water, is the intentional blending of…
  • Apr 30

    Are You Winning Potential Client Micro-Moments?

    Are You Winning Potential Client Micro-Moments?
    When people need to find a lawyer, they typically start their search by asking people they know and trust. This isn’t new. However, how they ask people they know and trust is changing a lot. Remember writing letters? Remember party…
  • Apr 13

    Are Online Reviews Killing Your Return on Ad Spend?

    Are Online Reviews Killing Your Return on Ad Spend?
    There’s an attorney here in Chicago who spends money on television advertising. However, when you search on this attorney’s name in Google, you get the above review summary from the firm’s Google My Business page. That same…
Rank this Week: 206

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • May 22

    And You Thought Biglaw Layoffs Were Over

    And You Thought Biglaw Layoffs Were Over
    Silly Rabbit. Remember this scathing piece about layoffs at white-shoe firms from 2013? While it was only two years ago, there has not been much in the news recently about large firm layoffs. Until now. Butler & Hosch,…
  • May 22

    Be Cautious With Outsourcing or Expanding Your Practice

    Be Cautious With Outsourcing or Expanding Your Practice
    Many solo attorneys are too quick to add staff or another attorney. Before making that type of investment, make sure you can handle the short-term impact on your practice and pocketbook. Be Cautious With Outsourcing or Expanding Your…
  • May 21

    The Secret To Conquering The LSAT Could Be Just To Skip It

    The Secret To Conquering The LSAT Could Be Just To Skip It
    Unless you are from another planet, you know that the fortunes of law schools have sunk drastically since the the go-go years of the last decade, where literally every person you ever met decided to go to law school. After watching…
Rank this Week: 224

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • May 21

    Median Partner Rate is $651 -- and Top Rate is $1,600

    Median Partner Rate is $651 -- and Top Rate is $1,600
    The median partner billing rate at law firms with 201 to 500 lawyers has grown to $651, according to a new edition of the CounselLink Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report. Surprisingly, the median BigLaw rate for law firms with 750+…
  • May 14

    New Litigation Survey: Corporations Fear Class Actions Most

    New Litigation Survey: Corporations Fear Class Actions Most
    Corporate general counsel indicate that the increasing number of class action lawsuits and a more litigious business environment were the most important issues impacting their companies. Class action lawsuits were listed as the top litigation…
  • May 13

    Three Crucial Steps to Turn Your Website into a Business Development Machine

    Three Crucial Steps to Turn Your Website into a Business Development Machine
    Are you frustrated with your website? Is it not producing any results? If so, there are three important changes you must make to transform it from a billboard into a business development machine. 1 Update your blog frequently, at least two…
Rank this Week: 290

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 324

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day
    Fitness, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the quality or state of being fit.” So what, then, is “fit”? Therein lies the key to true fitness. As Merriam-Webster explains, “fit” means “sound physically…
  • May 21

    Positive Client Experience? How to Improve Hospitality in the Office

    Positive Client Experience? How to Improve Hospitality in the Office
    “I’m tired of hearing about ‘improving the client experience.’ People come to me because I do excellent work. They don’t care if I’m nice.” Might sound familiar, but it’s only half right. Your…
  • May 20

    The Dis-Associate’s Tips for the Young Traveling Lawyer

    The Dis-Associate’s Tips for the Young Traveling Lawyer
    Young lawyer or  slightly more "mature," every lawyer can use a few pointers on avoiding the awkwardness of business travel. Former columnist William Melater offers help in this classic “how to” from the Attorney at Work…
Rank this Week: 380

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/
  • May 21

    ModioLegal: Hear the Future of Legal New

    ModioLegal: Hear the Future of Legal New
    A couple months ago, I had a great conversation with Kevin Mitchell of ModioLegal about his product and its "reading the news" concept. He and I talked about the different methods of delivering information and current content to lawyers and…
  • May 15

    Dan and Jane tackle Business Card

    Dan and Jane tackle Business Card
    Dan and Jane return after a very long hiatus.  Inspired by Marlene's terrific post and the impassioned discussion that it began amongst friends. Jane: Dan!  I haven't seen you forever.  How have you…
  • May 13

    How Do You Connect?

    How Do You Connect?
    Image [cc] Clive Darra I started a very robust conversation with some colleagues the other day, including Dan and Jane of this site, who I am certain you will hear from soon, about a decision my team made to opt out of business cards. …
Rank this Week: 475

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
  • May 20

    Now Hiring: Bookkeeper – Part Time

    Now Hiring: Bookkeeper – Part Time
    Job Description Do you love QuickBooks?  Like making sure all the business numbers reconcile?  Running reports and audits of existing payments?  Then we have the job for you. PaperStreet is looking for a part-time bookkeeper…
  • May 19

    SEO Content Associate

    SEO Content Associate
    Job Description: PaperStreet is seeking a rock-star SEO Content Associate. We need someone who is in love with content and equally loves the world of SEO and the web. In this role, you will assist with any and all content… Categories:…
  • May 19

    SEO Link Building Associate

    SEO Link Building Associate
    Job Description: PaperStreet is seeking a rock-star link building associate. We need someone who knows about SEO; knows the web; and can help our department grow. In this role, you will assist with link building tasks on SEO client…
Rank this Week: 481

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

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

    FREE Online Webinar May 26: How to Develop Your Law Firm Marketing Plan

    FREE Online Webinar May 26: How to Develop Your Law Firm Marketing Plan
    Join me on Tuesday, May 26 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT for a free 60-minute legal marketing webinar: Develop Your Law Firm Marketing Plan, where you will learn… A proven legal marketing system that has helped 15,000 attorneys convert…
  • May 21

    3 Steps to Leverage LinkedIn for Your Law Firm

    3 Steps to Leverage LinkedIn for Your Law Firm
    I have yet to find an attorney who could not benefit from having their profile on LinkedIn. It’s the number one online network for white-collar professionals. Whether you want to connect with non-competing attorneys, non-legal…
  • May 20

    2 Questions Every Attorney Needs to Know the Answers To

    2 Questions Every Attorney Needs to Know the Answers To
    There are two questions just about every attorney has asked at one time or another. At every Rainmaker Retreat – our two-day law firm marketing seminar – I answer dozens of questions that are top-of-mind for attorneys who…
Rank this Week: 488

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • May 22

    A Most Unusual Episode of Lawyer2Lawyer (Hint: It Involves Beer)

    A Most Unusual Episode of Lawyer2Lawyer (Hint: It Involves Beer)
    It is not every day that I get to record a podcast episode in a brewery. For that matter, I don’t usually drink beer while conducting an interview. But for our interview with the hosts of the FOSS+Beer podcast, we set up our mikes in…
  • May 22

    Social Media is Theme of Super Marketing Conference June 4 in Boston

    Social Media is Theme of Super Marketing Conference June 4 in Boston
    Need help with your social media marketing? Hear from over a dozen legal marketing experts at the fifth annual Super Marketing Conference presented by the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) and the American Bar…
  • May 11

    New PacerPro Service Automatically Retrieves and Delivers Federal ‘Free Look’ Document

    New PacerPro Service Automatically Retrieves and Delivers Federal ‘Free Look’ Document
    If I were to tell you that a new service could help you avoid a $40 million mistake in litigation, would you be interested? The mistake to which I refer was Sidley Austin’s failure to timely read orders referenced in a notice of…
Rank this Week: 560

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: 565

Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

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

http://onward.justia.com/
  • Feb 19

    Religious Exemptions from Mandatory Vaccination

    Religious Exemptions from Mandatory Vaccination
    All states require children to be immunized or to be in the process of receiving immunizations against certain contagious diseases before a child care facility or a school may admit them. For each state, the immunization schedule may be found…
  • Jan 16

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

    These Are Not the Lawsuits that You’re Looking For: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – January 16, 2015
    Alfred v. Walt Disney Co., Delaware Court of Chancery (1/14/15) Civil Procedure This complaint concerned the T-65 X-wing fighter plane, a fictional vehicle created in connection with the movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Walt Disney…
  • Oct 17

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014
    In re Adoption of K.P.M.A., Oklahoma Supreme Court (10/14/14) Constitutional Law, Family Law The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court’s review centered on the termination Respondent-appellant Billy McCall’s (Father)…
Rank this Week: 667

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: 645

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • May 21

    It’s Time for a Content Marketing Makeover

    It’s Time for a Content Marketing Makeover
    Your content strategy is very important, so if you 1) don’t have a content strategy or 2) haven’t updated your content in years, you may be missing the mark and falling behind.
  • May 19

    Is Your “Boring Business” a Yawn on Social Media?

    Is Your “Boring Business” a Yawn on Social Media?
    Break away from “boring” and bust into social media conversations by answering one question.
  • May 13

    3 Ways a Haircut Could Make You Rich

    3 Ways a Haircut Could Make You Rich
    Did you know that you are marketing yourself from the moment you select your clothing from the closet in the morning? What about the way you part your hair on the left after your shower? Make sure your marketing message matches all that you…
Rank this Week: 794

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 777

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: 858

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

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

    When to hire your first (or next) employee

    When to hire your first (or next) employee
    A sole practitioner asks, “How do I know when I can afford to hire my first employee?” That depends. If you think like a lawyer, you’ll wait until you have so much work piled up you can’t keep up with it. Hiring your…
  • May 21

    How to beat procrastination without really trying

    How to beat procrastination without really trying
    There are hundreds of tips and strategies on how to beat procrastination floating around. That’s too many, if you ask me. Instead of giving you a laundry list of ideas I want to share with you just three. (1) DON’T DO IT Not…
  • May 20

    Delegate and grow rich

    Delegate and grow rich
    Okay, you (finally) agree that you can’t do it all and that if you want to earn more and not work yourself to death you need to delegate (more). Where do you start? You start with the philosophy that you should delegate everything,…
Rank this Week: 964

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: 941

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • May 20

    Writing Tips from a Pro

    Writing Tips from a Pro
    Whether asked to deliver a speech or write an article for a magazine whose audience is primarily non-lawyers, many lawyers find it a challenge to present their ideas in a clear, straightforward fashion without resorting to legalese. In a…
  • May 6

    How Much Do You Know about the Internet?

    How Much Do You Know about the Internet?
    Sam Glover, founder of The Lawyerist, believes that all lawyers must be familiar with the fundamental operating principles of the technology that we use every day. In his opinion, basic knowledge of the internet and how computers work is…
  • Apr 29

    How Managing Partners Can Help Administrators Achieve Firm Objective

    How Managing Partners Can Help Administrators Achieve Firm Objective
    I was pleased to have been invited to contribute an article to the Jan/Feb 2015 edition of Administrator’s Advantage, the newsletter of the Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. In it, I outline some of the…
Rank this Week: 1019

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Focuses on career and marketing issues facing associates or partners. By Stephen Seckler.

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement
    There are many ways to build your reputation as a lawyer and cultivate relationships that can turn into referral sources.  The important thing is to stay involved in activities you enjoy, otherwise, you will find yourself making excuses…
  • Jan 22

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal
    If you are like most of your colleagues, the New Year has come and gone and so have your New Year’s Resolutions.  Change is hard and in the high pressured field of law, resolving to spend more time on non-billable work may be…
  • Nov 21

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting
    I was speaking to one of my clients the other day and he described for me what he does any time he makes a court appearance.  At the end of the day, he goes back to his office and takes a few minutes to document what happened.  He…
Rank this Week: 1029

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Apr 8

    What's in a (Law Firm) Name Change? Wolff & Samson Is No Longer

    What's in a (Law Firm) Name Change? Wolff & Samson Is No Longer
    In today's The Record (Bergen County, New Jersey), staff writer Shawn Boburg writes on Former Port Authority chairman David Samson's retirement from the firm he helped found--Wolff & Samson--and the firm's decision to retire their name as…
  • Mar 18

    LPT -- Law Firm Management Struggles with Multigenerational Issue

    LPT -- Law Firm Management Struggles with Multigenerational Issue
    The March 2015 issue of Law Practice Today (LPT) focuses on the theme of multigenerational and multicultural issues at law firms. As Editor in Chief of LPT, I wanted to also serve as the issue editor for this particular topic. It is an…
  • Mar 9

    The Legal Intelligencer--Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Website

    The Legal Intelligencer--Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Website
    In today's edition of ALM's The Legal Intelligencer, reporter Gina Passarella writes on Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Websites. She spoke to me about the state of law firm websites in general and the new K&L Gates Hub in…
Rank this Week: 1054

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.rainmakerlawyer.com/site/index/
  • Jan 24

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo
    We are excited to announce two outstanding new development experiences with Dave Lorenzo.Valtimax Revenue Revolution This full day seminar is designed to help you boost your law firm revenue in just one day. Join Dave Lorenzo as he presents…
  • May 4

    Join Us At Our Strategic Retreat in New York

    Join Us At Our Strategic Retreat in New York
    David Lorenzo, chairman of the LegalMax® Leadership Roundtable and founder of Rainmaker Lawyer® Consulting will conduct a comprehensive strategic retreat to address the most pressing issues facing law firm leaders today. This…
  • Apr 16

    Wow. That Was Fast.

    Wow. That Was Fast.
    “Are you serious about taking control of your future?” This was the question being posed to me by the guy across the table. “Yes” I answered timidly. “Then you need to learn how to get tings done…
Rank this Week: 1101

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: 1071

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: 1322

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • 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...
  • Apr 14

    Lawyers and Technology - ABA TECHSHOW 2015

    Lawyers and Technology - ABA TECHSHOW 2015
    This week is the annual ABA TECHSHOW, the premier technology conference for lawyers taking place in Chicago. TECHSHOW is a combination of educational sessions offering continuing legal education credits, an exhibit hall featuring the latest…
Rank this Week: 1270

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: 1312

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
  • May 22

    Spring Additions to Lawblogs.ca

    Spring Additions to Lawblogs.ca
    Time for another installation of “What’s new at Lawblogs.ca”! Since our last update, we’ve added several new (and new to us) blogs to our directory of Canadian law blogs. Take a look: Campbell, Renaud Trial Lawyers…
  • May 20

    Invite Your Clients To Co-Author Your Firm’s Content

    Invite Your Clients To Co-Author Your Firm’s Content
    Most lawyers have long since figured out that writing articles showing off their expertise in their chosen field is a safe and productive way to market their services. Some lawyers choose to publish these articles in…
  • Apr 30

    Stem Client Roundup for April 2015

    Stem Client Roundup for April 2015
    April is a busy month in the legal world, with both the ABA TECHSHOW and the Legal Marketing Association’s Annual Conference taking place. Our clients were busy as well, with cases, conferences, media mentions, and more. Here’s a…
Rank this Week: 1390

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • May 19

    New national survey links legal project management to financial benefit

    New national survey links legal project management to financial benefit
    Altman Weil has done it again. Every spring they publish the most important survey of the year, and the 2015 Law Firms in Transition Survey they released last week is more thought provoking than ever. (Full disclosure: LegalBizDev is a...
  • May 12

    How to solve delegation problem

    How to solve delegation problem
    A guest post by Gary Richards Talented lawyers are sometimes bypassed for future assignments because they slipped a little on work that was delegated to them in the past. Partners may sometimes solve the problem by deciding to not put...
  • May 5

    Tip of the month: Improve the way you manage your team

    Tip of the month: Improve the way you manage your team
    To provide clients with the value they are demanding, you may need to devote more time to actively managing the members of your team. Start with these questions: Who will have primary responsibility for completing each task on time, within...
Rank this Week: 1386

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: 1610

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
  • May 22

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day

    Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day
    Fitness, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the quality or state of being fit.” So what, then, is “fit”? Therein lies the key to true fitness. As Merriam-Webster explains, “fit” means “sound physically…
  • May 21

    Positive Client Experience? How to Improve Hospitality in the Office

    Positive Client Experience? How to Improve Hospitality in the Office
    “I’m tired of hearing about ‘improving the client experience.’ People come to me because I do excellent work. They don’t care if I’m nice.” Might sound familiar, but it’s only half right. Your…
  • May 20

    The Dis-Associate’s Tips for the Young Traveling Lawyer

    The Dis-Associate’s Tips for the Young Traveling Lawyer
    Young lawyer or  slightly more "mature," every lawyer can use a few pointers on avoiding the awkwardness of business travel. Former columnist William Melater offers help in this classic “how to” from the Attorney at Work…
Rank this Week: 1919

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: 1939

Creating Dominance

Creating Dominance

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

http://edwesemann.com
  • May 9

    Better Than Weeds?

    Better Than Weeds?
    Much has been written about the surplus of lawyers in the legal services marketplace.  While that is a problem for the industry as a whole, the impact on law firms is less direct than another surplus problem – the large excess of…
  • Feb 22

    Valuing Managers: The Art of Paying Partners Who Manager the Firm

    Valuing Managers: The Art of Paying Partners Who Manager the Firm
    Certain management functions must be performed to make any business succeed. If two lawyers start a firm, it is logical that they initially perform these functions themselves. As the firm grows, it may become prudent to hire staff to handle…
  • Feb 1

    Breaking the Wall: Six Rules to Managing The Three Million Dollar Practice and Beyond

    Breaking the Wall: Six Rules to Managing The Three Million Dollar Practice and Beyond
      It is relatively rare to find a major business developer in a law firm who maintains a truly large practice. Certainly there are situations where a partner is the responsible attorney for a large institutional relationship that may…
Rank this Week: 1906

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: 1984

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: 1832

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • May 21

    Succe

    Succe
    I read a short article in the Harvard Business Review: What Makes an Effective Executive. It occurred to me that it also is what makes an effective lawyer and business developer. Here is the list. They listen first and speak last They ask:…
  • May 20

    Are you coachable?

    Are you coachable?
    I think you know I love coaching groups of lawyers in law firms. The most fun for me is to coach them in person at least four times during a year. But, I have also really enjoyed the lawyers I am coaching in my new 7 Weeks Video Client…
  • May 19

    Claire Underwood: Do You Like Her?

    Claire Underwood: Do You Like Her?
    Do you watch House of Cards? If so, do you like Claire Underwood? Look, I know she is not a “good” person. But, does she seem confident? Competent? Likable? Does she need to be a likable character?   Why do I ask? As you know…
Rank this Week: 2258

Amy Campbell's Web Log

Amy Campbell's Web Log

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/amy
  • Apr 1

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile Responsive Yet?

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile Responsive Yet?
    How your website’s age could soon impact your web visibility Google has been encouraging website owners for some time now to build websites that use web programming languages HTML5 and CSS3 to be “mobile responsive” —…
  • Jan 29

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

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

    Legal Services Predictions and Trends for 2014

    Legal Services Predictions and Trends for 2014
    Here is a collection of informative trend pieces and prognostications on where legal services is headed. If you have other resources you would like to add to this list, please use the comment feature to add them. Legal Industry Predictions…
Rank this Week: 2157

Legal Internet Marketing Blog

Legal Internet Marketing Blog

Covers client development, SEO and legal marketing. By SLS Consulting

http://www.legalinternetmarketingblog.com/
  • Sep 13

    Can You Make Your “Boring” Company Feel Exciting Online?

    Can You Make Your “Boring” Company Feel Exciting Online?
    Often, it seems as if the brands that get the most attention for their marketing campaigns are the ones that have an exciting product to sell. This can make many companies feel negative about their own marketing campaigns and the way they…
  • Aug 16

    Taking Full Advantage of Your Company’s Presence on Social Media Site

    Taking Full Advantage of Your Company’s Presence on Social Media Site
    Every company with at least an interest in having a social media presence has put their brand online in at least one of the major social networking sites. While these businesses will not make nearly as much of an impact as those that…
  • Jul 16

    What is Social Media Marketing?

    What is Social Media Marketing?
    For most people, the phrase “social media marketing” conjures up images of Facebook likes and retweets. However, social media marketing is about more than just how popular you are on social media sites. Anyone who tells you…
Rank this Week: 2169

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: 2236

Law Firm SEO Blog

Law Firm SEO Blog

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

http://www.law-firmseo.com/
  • May 15

    Integrated Legal Marketing

    Integrated Legal Marketing
    (image credit: Rand Fishkin Why SEO That Used to Work, Fails) “I absolutely believe the real integration opportunity, and way [for] most small business owners to blow their competition out of the water, is the intentional blending of…
  • Apr 30

    Are You Winning Potential Client Micro-Moments?

    Are You Winning Potential Client Micro-Moments?
    When people need to find a lawyer, they typically start their search by asking people they know and trust. This isn’t new. However, how they ask people they know and trust is changing a lot. Remember writing letters? Remember party…
  • Apr 13

    Are Online Reviews Killing Your Return on Ad Spend?

    Are Online Reviews Killing Your Return on Ad Spend?
    There’s an attorney here in Chicago who spends money on television advertising. However, when you search on this attorney’s name in Google, you get the above review summary from the firm’s Google My Business page. That same…
Rank this Week: 2540

WebPresence Esq. Blog

WebPresence Esq. Blog

Covers business development tips.

http://webpresenceesq.com/blog/
  • May 8

    Making it Rain: Marketing and Social Media MCLE Seminar for Lawyer

    Making it Rain: Marketing and Social Media MCLE Seminar for Lawyer
    Join attorney and social media expert Kristen Marquis Dennis on May 19 at the Beverly Hills Bar Association for an informative, interactive presentation on marketing, social media, and business development for lawyers. This seminar qualifies…
  • Apr 17

    Social Media Image Sizes – 2015

    Social Media Image Sizes – 2015
    If you’re like us, you’re constantly refreshing your content — and your images — on your social networks. And if you’re also like us, you’re probably exhausted by trying to keep up with the various updates…
  • Apr 14

    Mobilegeddon: Is Your Website Prepared?

    Mobilegeddon: Is Your Website Prepared?
    On April 21, 2015, Google will be making significant changes to its mobile search algorithm. The end result? Websites that are not mobile friendly will, essentially, be blacklisted. Mobile friendly websites render different layouts depending…
Rank this Week: 2879

Law Marketing Monitor

Law Marketing Monitor

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

http://www.lawmarketingmonitor.com/
  • Feb 23

    Better Lawyer Blogging

    Better Lawyer Blogging
    By now, you should know how well blogs can work for lawyers. It should also be fairly obvious that “how well they work” depends on how “good they are.” You’ve probably heard the, “if you write, they will…
  • Jan 20

    Is Any of this Working?

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

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist
    Have you considered the marketing consequence of your website domain selection? Is the website content and structure properly organized? Is the website’s hosting causing issues with search performance (i.e. speed, location, etc)? Are…
Rank this Week: 2439

Moire Marketing Blog

Moire Marketing Blog

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

http://www.moiremarketing.com/blog
  • Feb 8

    Information Architecture: The Most Important Part of a Website

    Information Architecture: The Most Important Part of a Website
    You just bought a parcel of land and are planning to build a brand new home, your dream home. Would you start building this home without an architecture or floor plan? I would hope not. And the same goes for building a…
  • Nov 16

    Why Firms Should Develop a Strategic Plan

    Why Firms Should Develop a Strategic Plan
    GUEST BLOGGER: Kimberly Alford Rice, President - KLA Marketing Associates When I work with law firms, which profess to have strategic plans, I find it bewildering that they often are stored in the management teams’ drawers somewhere…
  • Jul 16

    The Importance of Brand Discovery

    The Importance of Brand Discovery
    If you ever built a house, you understand the importance of designing the structure or floor plan with an architect before laying the foundation. If you are an attorney, you understand the importance of doing some discovery about your client…
Rank this Week: 2813

Lawyer Advertising Blog - Attorney…

Lawyer Advertising Blog - Attorney Advertising & Marketing Info

Covers attorney advertising on TV, radio, billboards, yellow pages, Internet and vanity phone numbers. By Philip L. Franckel.

http://www.lawyer-advertising-blog.com
  • Jan 15

    The Ever Changing Face of Advertising

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

    Rule Against Advertising Past Results is Past

    Rule Against Advertising Past Results is Past
    Lawyers in Florida can now advertise past results in their advertising. The rules prohibited using past results in lawyer advertising in indoor and outdoor display, television and radio. However, a federal court held that the state ethics…
  • Sep 23

    Marketing Your Law Firm With Social Media

    Marketing Your Law Firm With Social Media
    Law firms are marketing legal services with social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest and others. Are you feeling left behind because you don’t have the time to interact with all of these social…
Rank this Week: 2874

In Black And White

In Black And White

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

http://www.inblackandwhiteblog.com
  • Oct 29

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?

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

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result
    When it comes to business development, the legal profession isn’t known for teamwork. It could be described more as track and field, rather than football. Each lawyer in the firm does what he or she does and at the end of the year they…
  • Sep 30

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head
    I worked with a new client today and we embarked on a journey to figure out what she needs to do to leave her job and start her own firm. We created a roadmap. We started by exploring her personal brand… what’s her unique…
Rank this Week: 2453