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Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

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

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Can law school career services keep up with passion of law students?

    Can law school career services keep up with passion of law students?
    One of the most rewarding things I have the honor of doing is visiting law schools. I get to go into large law school classes or open sessions and tap into the existing passion these young people have. It’s incredible.…
  • Apr 18

    How should we feel about Avvo being taught in law schools?

    How should we feel about Avvo being taught in law schools?
    Just a week after I read that the Florida Bar Association wants to place greater restrictions on the use of Avvo, I’m sitting in a class at Indiana University Law School where the use of Avvo is being taught to …
  • Apr 7

    Law firms’ knowledge and use of AI is a golden marketing opportunity

    Law firms’ knowledge and use of AI is a golden marketing opportunity
    It’s not a matter of whether law firms will need to market their knowledge and use of AI (artificial intelligence), it’s a matter of when. The smart law firms are going to start now. I walked out of last week’s …
Rank this Week: 11

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 20

    How Does CBO Estimate the Effects of Proposed Legislation Affecting Immigration?

    How Does CBO Estimate the Effects of Proposed Legislation Affecting Immigration?
    How Does CBO Estimate the Effects of Proposed Legislation Affecting Immigration? Posted by Sam Papenfuss on March 27, 2017 ‘When CBO’s Director testified at Congressional hearings at the beginning of February, he was asked some…
  • Apr 20

    House Doc – Principles for Reforming the Military Selective Service Proce

    House Doc – Principles for Reforming the Military Selective Service Proce
    Principles for Reforming the Military Selective Service Process Pursuant to Public Law 114-328, SEC. 555(c)(1). House Document 115–27, April 3, 2017. Via FAS – Steven Aftergood: “The Nation must prepare to mitigate an…
  • Apr 20

    Trump Sued for Revoking Protections for Wolves, Bears in Alaska

    Trump Sued for Revoking Protections for Wolves, Bears in Alaska
    Lawsuit Is First to Challenge Constitutionality of Congressional Review Act – “In the first constitutional challenge of its kind, the Center for Biological Diversity today sued the Trump administration for repealing protections…
Rank this Week: 22

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: 112

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 181

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    PaperStreet Launches New Website for Taylor, Day, Grimm & Boyd

    PaperStreet Launches New Website for Taylor, Day, Grimm & Boyd
    PaperStreet launched a new custom website for Taylor, Day, Grimm & Boyd in April 2017. The Jacksonville, Florida-based firm assists businesses in Jacksonville and the surrounding communities with their litigation needs. Categories: Site…
  • Apr 20

    PaperStreet Design Wins Gold Hermes Award

    PaperStreet Design Wins Gold Hermes Award
    The PaperStreet design for Herman Law has been awarded a Gold Award from the Hermes Creative Awards. The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition to honor all creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design…
  • Apr 20

    Will Artificial Intelligence Take Over SEO/SEM?

    Will Artificial Intelligence Take Over SEO/SEM?
    Automation in general has seen significant growth in the last decade, with millions of human jobs lost due to the advancement of machines and computing. Given this, it is easy to pose the question, “When will computers take over for…
Rank this Week: 295

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

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

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

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

    How to Choose a Good SEO Company for Your Law Firm

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

    Web Analytics Lie

    Web Analytics Lie
    Here’s a conversation I regularly have with lawyers: Me: How does your website traffic look? Lawyer: It’s great, goes up every month. Me: Excellent! So you’re getting a lot of inquiries from potential clients? Lawyer: Wait,…
Rank this Week: 328

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

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

    Law Firm Marketing Data is Powerful, Unless it’s Ignored

    Law Firm Marketing Data is Powerful, Unless it’s Ignored
    Running a law firm without using the marketing data that is gathered by various systems is akin to driving a car with the windows completely covered. You can’t tell where you are, where you’ve been or where you are doing. From our…
  • Apr 20

    Keep an Open Mind About Related Practice Area

    Keep an Open Mind About Related Practice Area
    You know that Elder Lawyers don’t always handle trusts and estates for their clients, and vice versa. But unless they have had personal experience in this area, the general public doesn’t know the difference between an estate planning…
  • Apr 19

    What Makes You So Special?

    What Makes You So Special?
    Estate planning and Elder Law attorneys should be able to quickly explain in a few sentences what sets them apart from other estate planning and Elder Law firms. Those are key messages that should be used generously, on websites, social media…
Rank this Week: 541

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Apr 18

    A few months ago, when I wrote in this…

    A few months ago, when I wrote in this blog about “How Agile is being used to increase legal marketing innovation at Fasken Martineau,” I noted that Fasken’s Chief Marketing Officer, Brenda Plowman, had provided her entire…
  • Apr 4

    A change in this blog, and more

    A change in this blog, and more
    Since I started writing this blog in June 2005, I have published 667 posts: at least one per week. Have you had time to read them all? I didn’t think so. I have now decided to reduce the frequency of...
  • Mar 28

    Six law firms take legal project management just-in-time training to the next level

    Six law firms take legal project management just-in-time training to the next level
    Six leading law firms have recently started to take their legal project management (LPM) programs to the next level by purchasing licenses to LegalBizDev’s new library of online LPM tools and templates which lawyers can access on their…
Rank this Week: 510

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: 522

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

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

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Law Librarians Do It Best… And With A Smile

    Law Librarians Do It Best… And With A Smile
    One of the best things I get to do as the incoming President of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), is reach out to new members that have joined the association and talk with them on the phone. I find that the new members…
  • Mar 28

    Timing is Everything

    Timing is Everything
    Years ago I got into the legal speaking circuit after presenting on the future of the legal profession to a group of bar leaders. I called the presentation "Staying Relevant." I credit this moment with pushing me into the spotlight of change…
  • Mar 16

    Who Leads the Law Library? How About Law Librarians?

    Who Leads the Law Library? How About Law Librarians?
    There are two standard answers to questions asked in a law firm setting.Well... it depends. You have to understand, we're unique. Both of them drive us nuts, but we get used to them and adjust or responses over time to limit the eye-roll and…
Rank this Week: 720

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    Free Webinar: Proven Personal Marketing Strategies to Bring In New Busine

    Free Webinar: Proven Personal Marketing Strategies to Bring In New Busine
    It's time to move your personal marketing to the next level. One of the most effective ways to bring new business is through personal marketing efforts. Ask yourself - how effective are my networking and social media efforts? How many quality…
  • Apr 8

    How to Start and Grow a Xarelto Mass Torts Practice

    How to Start and Grow a Xarelto Mass Torts Practice
    The courts are seeing an explosion in Xarelto products liability cases. The multi-district litigation docket (MDL) was only created in 2014 in the eastern district of Louisiana. Started out with 21 cases. By the end of 2014, there were more…
  • Mar 26

    Fotojet is a Handy Photo Editor for Business Writer

    Fotojet is a Handy Photo Editor for Business Writer
    As a business writer I will need to edit, add or create a graphic for every blog post that I write. I've tested Fotojet, compared it with two other graphics programs I use, and found it to be a winner. The beauty is that Fotojet is…
Rank this Week: 789

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

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

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Feb 28

    Stem Client Roundup for February 2017

    Stem Client Roundup for February 2017
    While February is only a couple days shorter than most months, that missing handful of days is acutely felt right around now! Nevertheless, our clients managed to fit in lots of blogging, speaking, sponsoring and teaching this month.…
  • Feb 8

    New Blogs and Podcasts at Lawblogs.ca

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

    Stem Client Roundup for January 2017

    Stem Client Roundup for January 2017
    Well, it’s a new year. Though the first month of 2017 has not held much of the positive change that so many of us were wishing for, time rolls on and we all try to effect change in our own …
Rank this Week: 738

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Apr 21

    The easiest way to increase your income

    The easiest way to increase your income
    How much do you spend to acquire a new client? If you don’t know, go through your paid bills for the last 12-18 months and tag everything marketing-related: advertising, direct mail, websites, networking groups, newsletters, software,…
  • Apr 20

    Small but tasty morsels versus a huge buffet

    Small but tasty morsels versus a huge buffet
    As I’ve mentioned, I’m a beta tester for a plain text writing app under development. The app still has a way to go, but I’m excited about its future. I don’t use the app every day, however. I’m using another new…
  • Apr 19

    It’s time for you to come out

    It’s time for you to come out
    I know, you didn’t go to law school to become a sales person. But guess what? That’s exactly what you are. When a client hires you, money is paid, services are delivered—a sale takes place. You make that…
Rank this Week: 872

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Free Webinar: Litigation Tool Tips – A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology

    Free Webinar: Litigation Tool Tips – A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology
    One week from today, on April 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern, I will be moderating a free, one-hour webinar, Litigation Tool Tips: A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology, presented by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.…
  • Apr 21

    Free Law Project to Download All Opinions from PACER and Make Them Available to Public

    Free Law Project to Download All Opinions from PACER and Make Them Available to Public
    The Free Law Project, a non-profit dedicated to providing free, public access to primary legal materials, has announced plans to download all of the free opinions and order available on PACER, the federal courts’ system for electronic…
  • Apr 21

    The ABA Journal is Looking For A Legal Affairs Writer

    The ABA Journal is Looking For A Legal Affairs Writer
    Are you a lawyer-turned-journalist or a journalist with an interest in writing about legal issues? If so, then here’s the job for you. The ABA Journal, the flagship magazine and website of the American Bar Association, is looking for a…
Rank this Week: 900

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Apr 21

    Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal and Professional Life

    Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal and Professional Life
    It’s spring! Finally, the sun is shining, the world is budding, the birds are chirping, and spring cleaning can begin. We usually think of spring cleaning our house, but here are five ways to spring clean your personal and professional…
  • Apr 21

    Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal and Professional Life

    Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal and Professional Life
    It’s spring! Finally, the sun is shining, the world is budding, the birds are chirping, and spring cleaning can begin. We usually think of spring cleaning our house, but here are five ways to spring clean your personal and professional…
  • Apr 20

    10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Alma Asay

    10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Alma Asay
    If not now … The impulse to rethink her career hit sixth-year litigator Alma Asay just as she was about to embark on the Biglaw partnership track. Looking around, she realized she wanted to fix an issue that hits litigators who handle…
Rank this Week: 883

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.

https://onward.justia.com/
  • Apr 3

    HTTPS is still hard, but necessary for your succe

    HTTPS is still hard, but necessary for your succe
    Moving your site to HTTPS isn't just a good idea, it is vital to your success, but doing so presents some challenges that you may not be aware of. Here we outline some of the challenges you'll face and issues you need to pay attention to…
  • Mar 28

    Justia Client Miller & Zois Wins Inaugural Maryland State Bar Website Award

    Justia Client Miller & Zois Wins Inaugural Maryland State Bar Website Award
    Justia is pleased to announce that our client Miller & Zois won the Maryland State Bar Association's inaugural Zenith Award for Best Call to Action. According to the Bar Association's website, the Zenith Awards recognize the best Maryland…
  • Feb 24

    The Importance of High-Quality, Original, Focused Content

    The Importance of High-Quality, Original, Focused Content
    One of the best investments a law firm can make is in high-quality, original, focused content for their website. Content not only drives SEO, but it is also crucial for attracting and retaining readers, and for converting those readers into…
Rank this Week: 935

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

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

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network

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

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error

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

    Persistence in the Age of Email Marketing

    Persistence in the Age of Email Marketing
    If marketing is important to your professional success, then you know the drill.  Other professionals are hard to reach.  You want to connect with potential referral sources.  You want to build your relationships with current…
Rank this Week: 1004

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 21

    How Lawyers Work: Greg Siskind, Immigration Lawyer and Bike Nerd

    How Lawyers Work: Greg Siskind, Immigration Lawyer and Bike Nerd
    In this week's edition of How Lawyers Work, we talked to Greg Siskind, founding partner of Siskind Susser, PC, an immigration law firm. How Lawyers Work: Greg Siskind, Immigration Lawyer and Bike Nerd was originally published on…
  • Apr 20

    Dissolving a Law Firm Checklist

    Dissolving a Law Firm Checklist
    When you need to dissolve your law firm, there are a lot of administrative and financial details to tackle. Make sure you keep track of all the details and close your law firm down properly with this checklist. Dissolving a Law Firm Checklist…
  • Apr 20

    Chrometa’s Passive Timekeeping Helps Capture Every Minute of Your Day

    Chrometa’s Passive Timekeeping Helps Capture Every Minute of Your Day
    Chrometa is passive timekeeping that records every minute you work and automatically reports it on your timesheet. Chrometa’s Passive Timekeeping Helps Capture Every Minute of Your Day was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
Rank this Week: 1076

Bigger Law Firm Magazine

Bigger Law Firm Magazine

Provides legal marketing insights.

https://www.biggerlawfirm.com/
  • Apr 21

    Challenges Plaintiffs Face Under The New Trump Administration

    Challenges Plaintiffs Face Under The New Trump Administration
    Life is not getting any easier for those seeking compensation using an already hairy legal system. Even as his administration supports legislation designed to reduce or relax regulations across the board, what Trump is really doing is making…
  • Apr 20

    Arkansas Locked in Legal Battle over Plan to Execute Multiple Inmates Before Lethal Drug Expire

    Arkansas Locked in Legal Battle over Plan to Execute Multiple Inmates Before Lethal Drug Expire
    Arkansas’ controversial plan to execute eight death row inmates in just 11 days because a key lethal injection drug is expiring has resulted in chaos due to a flurry of legal action in both state and federal courts. The state’s…
  • Apr 19

    How Law Firms are Benefiting from User Generated Content

    How Law Firms are Benefiting from User Generated Content
    More and more digital marketers are recognizing the value of user generated content as part of their overall marketing strategies. Paying attention to what past and potential clients are saying online can be an effective way to grow any…
Rank this Week: 1370

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Considerations for PI Firms Moving Into Mass Tort

    Considerations for PI Firms Moving Into Mass Tort
    Is your law firm considering moving into mass torts? If so, I would first recommend you attend the upcoming Mass Torts Made Perfect conference in Las Vegas on April 26-28 at the Wynn Hotel. It’s not too late to register and I hope…
  • Apr 18

    How to Prevail in the Discussion About Price

    How to Prevail in the Discussion About Price
    Every attorney I know believes he or she is worth the prices they charge for legal services and tend to burr up when prospects initiate the price discussion. This is exactly the wrong reaction to have. You must put yourself in the shoes of…
  • Apr 14

    How You Can Master the Lead Conversion Proce

    How You Can Master the Lead Conversion Proce
    When I first started consulting with law firms almost two decades ago, law firm marketing was pretty much in its infancy. Depending on the practice area, firms used traditional methods like Yellow Pages advertising, maybe some TV or…
Rank this Week: 1146

Are You Writing This Down?

Are You Writing This Down?

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

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

    Five Ways to Make the Most of Trade Conference

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

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

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

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

    Senior Lawyers: Now It's Your Turn to Make Your BD Plan
    A couple of weeks ago, we talked about the challenges facing younger lawyers as they begin to formalize their business development efforts into a plan, and the three questions they should ask themselves to get the ball rolling. This week, we…
Rank this Week: 1062

ONE400 Legal Marketing Blog

ONE400 Legal Marketing Blog

Covers marketing resources.

http://one-400.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1340

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…
Rank this Week: 1287

LawMapping for Success

LawMapping for Success

Covers branding, marketing and social media for lawyers.

http://lawmapping.com
  • Aug 25

    I Wish I’d Learned More About …

    I Wish I’d Learned More About …
    I recently read an interesting post on Lifehack by Brian Armstrong entitled “8 Essential Skills They Didn’t Teach You in School.”  Brian made several great points in his blog post. For example, he wishes there’d been a class on how…
  • Aug 19

    Growing Your Social Networks Organically

    Growing Your Social Networks Organically
    Jonathon Fields has written a great post for social media “newbies” and one of the unwritten rules he lists is “Grow Organically”. This provoked a great deal of thought for me and I wondered what you all thought. We’ve all been on…
  • Aug 11

    Martindale Goes Social

    Martindale Goes Social
    Social Media and Social Networking has finally penetrated the core of the legal profession. A brand new social networking site, backed by the muscle of Martindale-Hubbell/Lexis Nexis, promises to be THE place to network with other…
Rank this Week: 1046

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers managing and growing your law practice, with a focus on technology, marketing, and management. By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, Joan Feldman and Mark Feldman.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • Apr 21

    Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal and Professional Life

    Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal and Professional Life
    It’s spring! Finally, the sun is shining, the world is budding, the birds are chirping, and spring cleaning can begin. We usually think of spring cleaning our house, but here are five ways to spring clean your personal and professional…
  • Apr 21

    Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal and Professional Life

    Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal and Professional Life
    It’s spring! Finally, the sun is shining, the world is budding, the birds are chirping, and spring cleaning can begin. We usually think of spring cleaning our house, but here are five ways to spring clean your personal and professional…
  • Apr 20

    10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Alma Asay

    10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Alma Asay
    If not now … The impulse to rethink her career hit sixth-year litigator Alma Asay just as she was about to embark on the Biglaw partnership track. Looking around, she realized she wanted to fix an issue that hits litigators who handle…
Rank this Week: 1923

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    New Software Interprets Commercial Loan Agreements in Second

    New Software Interprets Commercial Loan Agreements in Second
    Bloomberg Markets reports that new software from JPMorgan Chase & Company has reduced the amount of time that lawyers and loan officers need to invest in interpreting loan contracts from tens of thousands of hours to mere…
  • Apr 13

    How Do Lawyers Work? How Do You Work?

    How Do Lawyers Work? How Do You Work?
    The Lawyerist has introduced an interesting series of profiles of individual lawyers called “How Do Lawyers Work?” Not only do I find it intriguing to look into the work lives of other legal practitioners and…
  • Apr 6

    India’s Leading Law Firms Honoured at Leadership Summit in Mumbai

    India’s Leading Law Firms Honoured at Leadership Summit in Mumbai
    Congratulations to Edge International principal Bithika Anand, founder and CEO of Legal League Consulting, for her role in organizing the Leadership Summit and Excellence Awards, 2017, held in Mumbai in early February. The focus of the…
Rank this Week: 1810

Moire Marketing Blog

Moire Marketing Blog

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

http://www.moiremarketing.com/blog
  • Apr 5

    Solo Marketer: The Jack Or Jill Of All Trade

    Solo Marketer: The Jack Or Jill Of All Trade
    Are you a solo marketer? Then you realize that you’re expected to be a “Jack or Jill of all trades.” A solo marketer’s role is everything from business development, to website updates, to public relations, to managing…
  • Feb 15

    To Engage Your Audience, Drop The Filter

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

    A Lesson Firms Can Learn From Super Bowl Advertising

    A Lesson Firms Can Learn From Super Bowl Advertising
    As the NFL’s Super Bowl approaches this weekend, the game will draw millions of viewers. Many will be tuning in strictly for the TV commercials, with the game being secondary. "Close to 50% of viewers tune in to actually watch the…
Rank this Week: 2432

Law Marketing Monitor

Law Marketing Monitor

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

http://www.lawmarketingmonitor.com/
  • Feb 3

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

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

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

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

    How to Choose a Good SEO Company for Your Law Firm

    How to Choose a Good SEO Company for Your Law Firm
    Selecting the right SEO company can feel like a daunting task. Many lawyers simply don’t know enough about SEO to make an informed decision. So, inspired by Rand’s recent post, I figured I would share some advice about how I would…
Rank this Week: 2192

This Business of Law

This Business of Law

The intersection of law practice, marketing, and technology. Leverage technology to increase revenue.

http://thisbusinessoflaw.com
  • Feb 1

    Connecting with Today’s Empowered Legal Consumer

    Connecting with Today’s Empowered Legal Consumer
    Business development and marketing aren't what they used to be. The first step in successful business development is understanding today's consumer. The post Connecting with Today’s Empowered Legal Consumer appeared first on This…
  • Jan 3

    Lawyers, Stop Ignoring Your Avvo Profile

    Lawyers, Stop Ignoring Your Avvo Profile
    Ninety-seven percent of US lawyers have an Avvo profile. With that profile comes a rating, which is Avvo’s effort to evaluate a lawyer’s background to help consumers decide if the attorney is right for their situation. Avvo starts…
  • Nov 11

    Your Digital Marketing Plan: A Guide for Lawyer

    Your Digital Marketing Plan: A Guide for Lawyer
    If you are feeling like you are not seeing results from your current offline marketing efforts, it’s time to go online.  Before jumping into the tactics, you need a digital marketing plan.  A realistic and sustainable one…
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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…
  • 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…
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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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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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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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Social Media, Esq.

Social Media, Esq.

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

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

    20 Interesting Facts About Twitter – Infographic

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

    Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

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

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

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

Certified Practice Advisor's Blog

Focused on practice management and growing your business. By Jan Copley.

http://www.copleycoaching.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Thanksgiving 2012

    Thanksgiving 2012
    It’s Thanksgiving again. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. I like it that we use the day to mark the start of a season of good cheer. I also very much like the concept of the holiday — to give thanks for what we have.
  • Nov 16

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part Two

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part Two
    In my previous blog posting, I wrote about being subjected to a serious network mistake: brazenly asking for business. It’s unfortunate, but at the same meeting, I was exposed to another networking technique that served to annoy me and…
  • Nov 14

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part One

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part One
    I just got back from the monthly meeting of the Fiduciary Round Table of the San Gabriel Valley. It’s a nice organization composed of private fiduciaries, home healthcare service professionals, financial advisors, attorneys, accountants,…
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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: 2028

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…
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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…
Rank this Week: 1767

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 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…
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Her-Law Firm

Her-Law Firm

Features an experienced attorney's adventures as a relatively new sole practitioner, including marketing successes and failures, client handling, website stuff and some frivolities. By Christine C. Karr.

http://her-law-firm.typepad.com/her-law-firm/
  • Feb 24

    On pro bono cases.............

    On pro bono cases.............
    In my former life, as an attorney who represented plaintiffs in medical negligence cases, I was a very busy associate.  I never lacked for files that needed attention, and rarely had the time, or inclination to take on pro bono cases.  I…
  • Feb 19

    On stepping out of your usual routine...

    On stepping out of your usual routine...
    It's slightly funny to think that I have a usual routine, being in month five of my new practice as a sole practitioner, but I do somewhat have a "usual."  I usually practice in the Circuit Court of Cook County, where the courthouse is…
  • Feb 17

    On building a niche law practice......

    On building a niche law practice......
    A niche law practice is a creature of the new economy affecting small and mid-size law firms.  In this new economy, I believe that you need to distinguish yourself - you need to offer specialized legal services to a specific niche of the…
Rank this Week: 2236

Passion, People and Principles

Passion, People and Principles

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

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

    Farewell and Thank

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

    Suspension of Blog

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

    Being a Happy and Successful Lawyer

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

The Legal Compass

Covers legal sales, service, strategy and success. By Silvia Coulter.

http://legalcompass.typepad.com/legalcompass/
  • Jun 8

    Keep on Learning

    Keep on Learning
    Next week begins a ten-day deep dive into the world of law firm operations and strategy for me at George Washington University (GWU).  Hildebrandt Institute has a strategic partnership with GWU and offers a certificate or a masters degree in…
  • Dec 23

    Holiday

    Holiday
    Holidays are the best time to connect or reconnect with friends, family, clients and contacts.  Whether it's been twenty years or two months, pick up the phone or log onto your computer and call or email a contact or friend from…
  • Apr 24

    Be serious to be taken seriously

    Be serious to be taken seriously
    I was asked by a young woman lawyer recently, "I'm always cognizant of the fact that coming from a young female attorney, an invitation for lunch can occasionally be misconstrued to indicate other interest when I really am interested in a…
Rank this Week: 1779

Client Service for Law Firms

Client Service for Law Firms

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

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

    Word of Mouth Rules Again

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

    Employee Motivation!!

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

    Jeff Bezos Speak

    Jeff Bezos Speak
    Thanks to a friend, Jack Mowreader, for an HBR link of Jeff Bezos being interviewed. Feel free to read the entire thing, but here's the kicker as it relates to client service. I love this quote:
Rank this Week: 1571

Shatterbox

Shatterbox

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

http://www.shatterbox.biz/
  • Apr 22

    FASB Lease Accounting Software Timeline

    FASB Lease Accounting Software Timeline
    Microsoft Excel is a remarkably robust tool, but when it comes to implementing the new FASB lease accounting standard (ASC Topic 842), the workhouse spreadsheet software isn’t up to the task. As of Dec. 15, 2018, all public…
  • Aug 25

    The ABA Doesn’t Understand Free Market Economic

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

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

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

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
  • Apr 21

    JDB 168: Is the Legal Profession in Trouble? (Lawyernomics Day 2)

    JDB 168: Is the Legal Profession in Trouble? (Lawyernomics Day 2)
    Day 2 of Lawyernomics is in the books and it was a good one. The day kicked off with presentations from various members of the Avvo leadership team, including Avvo CEO Mark Britton. Avvo gathers huge amounts of data related to law practice…
  • Apr 20

    JDB 167: Lawyernomics by Avvo – Day One

    JDB 167: Lawyernomics by Avvo – Day One
    I am back in Las Vegas, Nevada for Avvo’s 8th annual Lawyernomics conference. Lawyermonics is a three day conference focused on helping lawyers with the business side of law practice. Last year was my first year attending Lawyernomics…
  • Apr 10

    JDB 166: How I Reduced Overhead by $79,893.96 and Became More Efficient

    JDB 166: How I Reduced Overhead by $79,893.96 and Became More Efficient
    Recently I made some significant changes to my law practice and as part of this transition I went through the various systems that make up my law practice and started looking to how I could reduce costs throughout the business. And reduce I…
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