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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 17

    Is the goal of social media to drive people to your law firm website?

    Is the goal of social media to drive people to your law firm website?
    Stephen Fairley (@stephenfairley) , CEO of the Rainmaker Institute, shared earlier this week that “The goal of social media is to engage with individuals in meaningful ways and drive them off the social media platform to your website or…
  • Apr 17

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: NLRB/NCAA, Walgreens Discrimination, Patent Reform

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: NLRB/NCAA, Walgreens Discrimination, Patent Reform
    With the Easter weekend ahead, things have slowed slightly—and we actually saw one of our usual Friday posts, Robin Shea’s, come in today. Also, Bradford Livingston has an interesting piece breaking down the NCAA/NLRB battle.…
  • Apr 16

    5 LinkedIn privacy tips every lawyer should know

    5 LinkedIn privacy tips every lawyer should know
    Elyse Hackney (@ecoopers), a customer success executive at Hearsay Social, recently shared 5 LinkedIn privacy tips for financial advisors. After I shared her tips on Twitter, Hackney was kind enough to allow me to share,…
Rank this Week: 26

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 17

    Getting Google Glass All Wrong

    Getting Google Glass All Wrong
    Image [cc] - Tedeytan Last year it seemed everyone was gaga for Google Glass. "Ooooooh, it's a computer for your face!  It's got a camera and can give you directions! It's just like your phone was permanently positioned 3 feet in…
  • Apr 15

    So, What Is Wrong With Law Firm Libraries Today?

    So, What Is Wrong With Law Firm Libraries Today?
    There was an interesting question asked on Twitter this morning by Patrick DiDomenico (apparently preparing for an ITLA presentation on the topic.) At first blush, it seemed to be phrased a bit on the negative side, but it really is something…
  • Apr 1

    Six New Geeks!

    Six New Geeks!
    You have probably noticed that for the last several years, the 3 Geeks have actually been 4 regular geeks and a slew of occasional contributors.  When Ryan came on as a regular geek, we briefly considered changing the name of the site…
Rank this Week: 33

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 18

    How Americans Die – Bloomberg Data Visualization Report

    How Americans Die – Bloomberg Data Visualization Report
    How Americans Die, Matthew C. Klein, Bloomberg View, April 17, 2014 The post How Americans Die – Bloomberg Data Visualization Report appeared first on beSpacific.
  • Apr 17

    Pew – U.S. Views of Technology and the Future

    Pew – U.S. Views of Technology and the Future
    Science in the next 50 years, by Aaron Smith: “ The American public anticipates that the coming half-century will be a period of profound scientific change, as inventions that were once confined to the realm of science fiction…
  • Apr 17

    EPIC Obtains Documents About FTC’s Facebook Investigation

    EPIC Obtains Documents About FTC’s Facebook Investigation
    “As the result of a Freedom of Information Act request, EPIC has received several hundred pages of documents related to the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation of Facebook business practices. The documents…
Rank this Week: 54

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Apr 18

    Some Thoughts On General Mills’ Move To Mandate Arbitration And Waive Class Action

    Some Thoughts On General Mills’ Move To Mandate Arbitration And Waive Class Action
    I sent the following email to a reporter covering the fallout from General Mills’ amended legal terms to mandate arbitration and the The New York Times’ coverage, When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue…
  • Apr 18

    Revenge Porn Is Bad, But It’s Not GoDaddy’s Fault (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Revenge Porn Is Bad, But It’s Not GoDaddy’s Fault (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Revenge porn is odious, but so is a judge’s disregard for a federal law. In a lawsuit by revenge porn victims over the controversial revenge porn website Texxxan.com, a Texas state trial court had ruled that Texxxan’s web host,…
  • Apr 17

    Google, Yahoo and Amazon Beat Defamation Claims–Kabbaj v. Google

    Google, Yahoo and Amazon Beat Defamation Claims–Kabbaj v. Google
    The pro se plaintiff alleges that unknown Does defamed him. He sued Google, Yahoo and Amazon for this defamation alleging: (1) Google administered a blogger service and profile pages that contained defamatory and threatening communications;…
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 30

    Rainmaker Lawyer is Now A Registered Trademark

    Rainmaker Lawyer is Now A Registered Trademark
    It is with pride that I announce the registration of Rainmaker Lawyer as a Trademark on the Principal Register with the United States of America. Continue Reading...
  • Nov 27

    Thankful for Second Chance

    Thankful for Second Chance
    I use this forum to discuss things that can help you make a great living and live a great life ®. Typically these things involve business and leadership strategy and/or a marketing tactic. This is not one of those occasions. A few times…
Rank this Week: 183

Larry Bodine LawMarketing Blog

Larry Bodine LawMarketing Blog

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales. By Larry Bodine.

http://blog.larrybodine.com/
  • Feb 22

    Blog continued at http://www.larrybodine.com/blog

    Blog continued at http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
    Hello! This blog is continued at www.larrybodine.com/blog    
  • Jan 29

    Nancy Fox's Successful Icebreaking Strategies for Networking

    Nancy Fox's Successful Icebreaking Strategies for Networking
    Nancy Fox Nancy Fox, one of the most charming and graceful people I've ever met, outlined her top icebreaking strategies for networking. "Breaking the ice is difficult because people's attention span is so much smaller nowadays, and…
  • Jan 27

    Successful Icebreaking Strategies for Networking

    Successful Icebreaking Strategies for Networking
    Join a free webinar with Nancy Fox on Tuesday (tomorrow) January 28 by registering at http://lawmarketing.com/networking-for-lawyers-webinar. Attendees will get a copy of her fabulous "55 Great Icebreaker Questions" as well as her expert…
Rank this Week: 223

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Apr 18

    Your Next Big Step: Career Experts’ Advice

    Your Next Big Step: Career Experts’ Advice
    The legal world really is starting to work differently. And while the path is uncertain, change is certainly creating opportunities for new career directions. For our "New Math, New Money" download, legal careers expert Wendy Werner asked a…
  • Apr 16

    Marketing to the Bar

    Marketing to the Bar
    I have spent a good deal of my career trying to get lawyers to spend less time with other lawyers and more time with clients and prospects. In many cases, a lawyer’s business development and networking efforts are more effective when…
  • Apr 16

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?

    Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?
    Every lawyer knows mismanaging a trust account (IOLTA) can have terrible consequences. However, most lawyers receive little or no training in how to manage a trust account before opening one of their own. Law schools don’t address this…
Rank this Week: 229

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    Law Firm Internet Marketing Long & Short Game

    Law Firm Internet Marketing Long & Short Game
    The time it takes to “get results” from web marketing depends on the type of web marketing we’re talking about. Even then, the execution matters. For many of you, this post will spend too many words to state the obvious:…
  • Mar 31

    SEO, Social Media & Lawyer Referral

    SEO, Social Media & Lawyer Referral
    Most lawyers know that referrals are among the best sources of new business. On the other hand, most don’t recognize the interplay between referrals, social media and search. In 2 Lawyers, 12 Referrals: The Story Of Brian And Steve,…
  • Mar 26

    Google Supports Attorney Schema

    Google Supports Attorney Schema
    As reported by Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable: Google has quietly added a line to the rich snippets – organizational help document saying they now support “any of its sub-types.” For search geeks, this is…
Rank this Week: 246

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Avvo Gets $37.5M to Fund New Product Development, International Expansion

    Avvo Gets $37.5M to Fund New Product Development, International Expansion
    Avvo, the online legal directory and lawyer rating website, has attracted $37.5 million in venture capital funding that it says will be used to develop new products and expand to international markets. Avvo introduced its attorney rating…
  • Apr 16

    Top 3 Reasons Attorneys Fail to Grow Their Practices & What You Can Do to Succeed

    Top 3 Reasons Attorneys Fail to Grow Their Practices & What You Can Do to Succeed
    Law firm marketing is a complex and competitive business. And there are many reasons why certain law firms fail to grow or even fail to survive. However, in my working with more than 10,000 attorneys over the years, I’ve come to find…
  • Apr 15

    Free LawMarketing.com Webinar on Creating Engaging Blog Content & Getting More Exposure Online

    Free LawMarketing.com Webinar on Creating Engaging Blog Content & Getting More Exposure Online
    Hundreds of top law firms write new blog content every month, but most of their posts are never read by their top prospects!  What can you do so prospects want to continually read your blog posts? You probably already know that content…
Rank this Week: 373

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/
  • Apr 4

    Jackpot!! Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – April 4, 2014

    Jackpot!! Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – April 4, 2014
    McCutcheon v. Fed. Election Comm’n, United States Supreme Court (4/2/14) Civil Rights, Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Election Law The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, impose…
  • Mar 28

    Tommy Flanagan for the Defense, Your Honor – Justia’s Weekly Writers’ Picks 3/28/14

    Tommy Flanagan for the Defense, Your Honor – Justia’s Weekly Writers’ Picks 3/28/14
    United States v. Bergman, US 10th Cir. (3/28/14) Constitutional Law, Criminal Law Defendant-appellant Gwen Bergman was arrested when the hit-man she thought she hired to kill her husband was in fact an undercover police officer. After trial,…
  • Mar 21

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – March 21, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – March 21, 2014
    Bray v. Planned Parenthood Columbia-Willamette, Inc., US 6th Cir. (3/21/14) Civil Procedure, Communications Law, Constitutional Law Bray is an antiabortion activist and wrote a book, A Time to Kill. In 1985, Bray was convicted for a felony…
Rank this Week: 471

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 18

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm
    Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original…
  • Apr 18

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm
    Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original…
  • Apr 15

    Dropbox for Lawyers and Law Firms: a Primer

    Dropbox for Lawyers and Law Firms: a Primer
    According to the ABA’s most-recent technology survey, 58% of lawyers use Dropbox, making it the most popular online file storage option among lawyers. Here is everything you need to know about Dropbox, from how to install it to securing…
Rank this Week: 539

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 17

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim
    The Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group arranged for Australian Labor Senator, Lisa Singh, to speak at its monthly meeting in Liverpool. Staff from Slater & Gordon Lawyers in Liverpool, Manchester & Halifax as well as from…
  • Apr 17

    Britains damaged coastline!

    Britains damaged coastline!
    A report was released last week by the National Trust which stated that an easier and more maintainable strategy should be devised and is “urgently needed” in order to assist the protection of coastal areas in the forthcoming…
  • Apr 17

    Could a garage really be this expensive?

    Could a garage really be this expensive?
    Imagine having a garage worth more than your house? A derelict spacious garage located in London had been listed in an auction then sold for an immense sum of £550,000 marking it the most expensive property in its sector around…
Rank this Week: 575

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: 769

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’
    When WordRake , the editing program for lawyers, was first released in 2012, I put it to the test against two of the most eloquent writers on the Supreme Court, Justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan. If WordRake could improve on Scalia…
  • Apr 15

    Avvo Gets Another $37.5 Million in Financing

    Avvo Gets Another $37.5 Million in Financing
    It’s a good time to be a legal startup, it seems. Just three weeks ago, we reported here that Clio, the cloud-based practice management platform, had raised $20 million in financing. Now comes news that the lawyer directory site Avvo…
  • Apr 14

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
    You’ve no doubt heard about Heartbleed, the security flaw that exposed personal information at many leading websites. The flaw was in OpenSSL, an open-source version of the SSL protocol that is used to encrypt transmissions between you…
Rank this Week: 837

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Apr 16

    Marketing for Law Firms: Priorities, Purpose, and Pay Grade

    Marketing for Law Firms: Priorities, Purpose, and Pay Grade
    In today's The Legal Intelligencer, reporter Gina Passarella writes about the trend toward sticking "business development" into the titles of many Philadelphia law firm lead marketers. She could have changed the title to "Philly Law Marketers…
  • Mar 21

    WMT: Is there commonality in marketing a law firm and a restaurant?

    WMT: Is there commonality in marketing a law firm and a restaurant?
    In my monthly contribution to Web Marketing Today, I go off the reservation a bit (pun intended) in discussing Open Table, restaurants and customer service compared to professional services, law firms and client service. In Using Customer…
  • Mar 14

    The Marketing Value of Work-Family Balance

    The Marketing Value of Work-Family Balance
    Perhaps this post is just an excuse to brag about my wife, Ivy Brown, who was recently honored as a Working Mother of the Year in the advertising industry by Working Mothers Magazine and the Advertising Women of New York. The event itself…
Rank this Week: 898

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: 907

The Solo Lawyer

The Solo Lawyer

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

http://www.thesololawyer.org/
  • Mar 23

    A Personal Injury Solo Practice – Building Client

    A Personal Injury Solo Practice – Building Client
    If an accident or injury occurs and a person dies because of the fault of another entity, any other immediate or distant family members and spouse or dependents may bring the case to the court and file a wrongful death claim. This wrongful…
  • Mar 23

    Immigration Is Quite Complex – A Good Immigration Law firm Can Help

    Immigration Is Quite Complex – A Good Immigration Law firm Can Help
    If you want to move abroad, you need to know that it is a complex process with a lot of documents, clearance procedures and legal procedures. The same thing goes for moving to the United states. In fact, immigration law is considered to be…
  • Mar 23

    Can Lawyers Go Solo in Medical Malpractice Suits?

    Can Lawyers Go Solo in Medical Malpractice Suits?
    From womb to tomb – everybody goes through the hands of a medical practitioner – be it a duly-licensed physician, a nurse, a therapist, a midwife, or a witch doctor. The doctor is bound to the Oath of Hippocrates while the rest…
Rank this Week: 930

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 17

    Rethinking the Definition of "Law Firm"

    Rethinking the Definition of "Law Firm"
    Last fall, a 150-year-old British corporate services provider and legal publishing company transformed itself into a licensed law firm thanks to permissive UK legislation. Jordan’s Ltd. successfully applied for an Alternative…
  • Jan 30

    Management Meets Engagement: Putting Your Strategies to Work

    Management Meets Engagement: Putting Your Strategies to Work
    Doug Sundheim recently published an article in The Harvard Business Review on a subject of relevance to anyone involved in organizational management – whether in the field of law or any other discipline. His focus is “the chasm…
  • Jan 30

    Should You Ban PowerPoint from your Meetings?

    Should You Ban PowerPoint from your Meetings?
    According to a recent article in Philanthropy Daily, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has banished PowerPoint presentations from meetings of his staff. Instead he requires speakers to prepare six-page summaries of what they want to say. His meetings…
Rank this Week: 1132

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: 1099

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: 1079

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Apr 17

    Client Development: What to do If You Have Only One Hour

    Client Development: What to do If You Have Only One Hour
    I recent received this question: If I only have 1 hour a week to spend on marketing, what would be the best use of that time?  Answer: The answer depends on what your top 5 StrengthsFinder strengths are and where you are in your career.…
  • Apr 16

    Any lawyer can be successful when everything goes as planned

    Any lawyer can be successful when everything goes as planned
    Many years ago, I tried a case for a very difficult client. You may know the type of client: They tell you they want a document on Monday, forcing you to work all weekend and then on Monday you find out they won’t look at it until…
  • Apr 15

    Practicing Law: When was I most stressed out?

    Practicing Law: When was I most stressed out?
    A lawyer I coach asked me when I was most stressed out practicing law. For most of my career I didn’t think about what I was feeling as being stressed out. I guess I thought it was just part of being a lawyer. Looking back now, there…
Rank this Week: 1184

Attorney SEO Blog

Attorney SEO Blog

Covers legal marketing for attorneys. By Sequoia Legal Marketing.

http://www.lawyerseo.org
  • Feb 28

    When a “Lead” is NOT a “Lead”

    When a “Lead” is NOT a “Lead”
    If you were a law firm or attorney who wanted to pay for leads, a variety of websites are happy to offer this service. Both Nolo.com (now owned by ExpertHub) and AVVO.com offer such programs, among others. Usually, the site will direct…
  • Feb 28

    When a “Lead” is NOT a “Lead”

    When a “Lead” is NOT a “Lead”
    If you were a law firm or attorney who wanted to pay for leads, a variety of websites are happy to offer this service. Both Nolo.com (now owned by ExpertHub) and AVVO.com offer such programs, among others. Usually, the site will direct…
  • Feb 19

    Just Because I Emailed You, Doesn’t Mean I Want Your Newsletter.

    Just Because I Emailed You, Doesn’t Mean I Want Your Newsletter.
    Doesn’t the title just say about enough? I rarely.. perhaps never…have recommended newsletters to law firms as a method of marketing. What can you say in a newsletter that you can’t say in a blog? If I want to read what…
Rank this Week: 1258

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 1226

Blogation - Search Engine…

Blogation - Search Engine Marketing Thoughts

Google AdWord, Yahoo Search Marketing (Overture) analysis, and affiliate marketing tips. From David Rodnitzky.

http://www.blogation.net/
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving! See y’all Monday

    Happy Thanksgiving! See y’all Monday
    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at PPC Associates! We’ll be back and blogging on Monday, but until then, enjoy your feasts and football (go Pats!) and family time…and good luck with Black Friday! - Hillary Read
  • Nov 21

    Close the Loop on Lead Gen

    Close the Loop on Lead Gen
    Today’s post is by Account Manager Kevin Neifach, an unabashed Cubs fan and University of Iowa grad who has worked in online marketing since 2009. 
  • Nov 20

    A Guide to Negative Keyword

    A Guide to Negative Keyword
    Today’s post is by Account Associate Bailey Lau, a recent UC-San Diego grad who loves playing softball and football and fueling herself by finding new places to eat. When using broad, broad match modifier, or phrase match keywords, you are…
Rank this Week: 1190

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

Provides law firm marketing tips, articles and news.

http://lawyersuccess.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Mar 24

    Lawyer Website SEO – Top 10 Tip

    Lawyer Website SEO – Top 10 Tip
    Search engine optimization (SEO) is designed to increase visibility for lawyers’ websites and make your Internet brand easier to locate by legal consumers. Here are the tried-and-true Top-10 for lawyers’ websites: Legal content.…
  • Mar 20

    Internet Branding For Lawyer

    Internet Branding For Lawyer
    The practice of law and maintaining a legal office is plenty to keep any lawyer busy without adding a lawyer website to the load. Right? Actually, a lawyer website is intended to make your life easier, not invoke the “all work and no…
Rank this Week: 1368

On Legal Marketing

On Legal Marketing

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

http://scoop.jdsupra.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 11

    Most-Viewed on JD Supra

    Most-Viewed on JD Supra
      For your reference, here’s a quick recap of some of the most well-read articles on JD Supra for the first month of 2014. A quick scan of the list shows that there was a lot on your minds in snowy January, from Sherlock…
Rank this Week: 1296

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: 1303

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 17

    New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers – Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr, LLC

    New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers – Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr, LLC
    Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr, LLC, a personal injury law firm in Marlton, New Jersey, has launched an Essentials website. The law firm of Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr, LLC concentrates its practice on serious personal injury matters and civil…
  • Apr 17

    All About PaperStreet Support: You Can’t Beat Our Team

    All About PaperStreet Support: You Can’t Beat Our Team
    Your time is valuable. At PaperStreet we pride ourselves on reliability and support. We detest downtime. We hate to see insecure and unpatched websites. We hate finger-pointing on tech issues. To solve this, we offer an impressive support…
  • Apr 17

    Branding Basics: Points to Consider Before You Start

    Branding Basics: Points to Consider Before You Start
    There are basic branding principles: Don’t make a product for everyone.  Define your market. Tell a story to your audience. The story should make the product/service better. Every interaction is important. This includes your…
Rank this Week: 1426

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

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

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Apr 4

    CanLII Connects Breaks New Ground

    CanLII Connects Breaks New Ground
    I’m pleased to announce the launch of a great new project we’ve been working on here at Stem. It’s called CanLII Connects and it opened to the public a few hours ago. Simply put, CanLII Connects was developed to improve…
  • Mar 31

    Stem Client Roundup for March 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for March 2014
    The year seems to be flying by!  It is already the end of March and our clients, as usual, have been busy and productive this month. The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association unveiled a new design for its in-house magazine, CCCA…
  • Mar 24

    Breaking Down The Barriers To Blogging

    Breaking Down The Barriers To Blogging
    I’ll choose “Things That I Know Are Good For Me But I Keep Putting Off Anyway” for $500, Alex. In a category that includes “Walking 20 Minutes A Day,” “Cutting Down On Aspartame,” and “Never…
Rank this Week: 1461

In Black And White

In Black And White

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

http://www.inblackandwhiteblog.com
  • Mar 25

    3 Ways to Maximize Your Time and Produce More Results.

    3 Ways to Maximize Your Time and Produce More Results.
    We never have enough time. There is no disputing the fact that there are only 24 hours in a day. So instead of wishing for more time our focus should be on how to maximize our time. Forbes contributor… The Muse has written an…
  • Mar 18

    One Sure-Fire Way To Predict When Something Will Go Terribly Wrong

    One Sure-Fire Way To Predict When Something Will Go Terribly Wrong
    Do you want a sure-fire way to predict when something is going to go terribly wrong? I do. There is a way but it’s not a crystal ball or Ouija board. The answer is in Forbes contributor Paul B. Brown’s article… The One Sign…
  • Mar 11

    8 Questions to Help You Bring Your “A” Game to Business Development

    8 Questions to Help You Bring Your “A” Game to Business Development
    Are you in a rut? Are you just going through the motions of your business development? Are you not seeing results? Are you overwhelmed and going in too many directions? Maybe it’s time to take a closer look! At the end of EVERY week…
Rank this Week: 1556

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/blog/
  • Jan 8

    Downton Abbey Demonstrates Importance of Estate Planning

    Downton Abbey Demonstrates Importance of Estate Planning
    The Season 4 premiere of Downton Abbey aired in the U.S. this week on PBS. (The series is produced in England and Season 4 aired in the U.K. in 2013.) Downton Abbey is a series about a fictional aristocratic family living on an estate in the…
  • Jan 6

    Role Reversal: Discussing Estate Planning With Aging Parent

    Role Reversal: Discussing Estate Planning With Aging Parent
    The parent-child relationship is pretty well defined. Children generally don’t advise their parents. It’s the other way around. However, this dynamic can shift as parents get older and children become adults. This becomes…
  • Jan 3

    7 Tactics for Improving Your Law Firm’s Local Search Ranking

    7 Tactics for Improving Your Law Firm’s Local Search Ranking
    According to Google, 97% of consumers search online for local businesses. As an attorney looking for local clients, local SEO should be part of your online marketing strategy. When your prospects perform an online search, the results are…
Rank this Week: 1527

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Apr 17

    Have You Called Yourself Lately?

    Have You Called Yourself Lately?
    Is your law firm's phone number on your website? Have you called yourself lately? We recently spoke with an attorney, John, who was running a Google AdWords campaign. He wasn't having much luck, and asked if we could do a...
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day Deals and Promo

    Tax Day Deals and Promo
    Tax Day is here! Whether you are celebrating getting your tax return finished on time or planning on filing an extension, you may as well enjoy Tax Day deals while you can. Local and national businesses are offering fun freebies on April 15th…
  • Apr 14

    Technology is Always Changing!

    Technology is Always Changing!
    Are you staying current on the latest technological advancements? Here are a few significant updates and notices in technology that have hit the news lately that may affect your office.
Rank this Week: 1763

Golden Practices

Golden Practices

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

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

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

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

    Set People Up For Success. Be a Bob.

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

    Guilt. Honesty. Starting over.

    Guilt. Honesty. Starting over.
    I don't post here often enough. I know that. I'm lucky that I started my blog so long ago (has it really been 8 years?) that it was fairly "established" before a gazillion blogs populated...
Rank this Week: 1774

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: 1704

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
  • Apr 18

    Week of April 14, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of April 14, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    Once again, we've reached the weekend! For some of us, it's a holiday weekend, which means I've (mostly) gotten to take today off! But I'm still bringing you a quick roundup of the top articles from ILNToday, so before you head off, read…
  • Apr 16

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: YOU Are a Brand

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: YOU Are a Brand
    "Yes, yes, yes" is what I said when I read Jaimie Field's latest rainmaking recommendation, "YOU are a brand." Whether you like it or not, whether you think "branding" is a dirty word or not, everything you say and do affects how people think…
  • Apr 15

    Two for Tuesdays: Best Practices for Professional Relationship

    Two for Tuesdays: Best Practices for Professional Relationship
    Today's Two for Tuesdays is going to address a problem I've seen fairly consistently over the last decade in legal - a failure to respond to emails. It's a rather HUGE pet peeve of mine, and I want to talk today about why it's important, as…
Rank this Week: 1830

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Apr 18

    How to get your work done on time

    How to get your work done on time
    The statute runs on the ninth, so we get the complaint filed by the eighth. We have to, so we do. What about things that don’t have a deadline? We put them off. We procrastinate. Especially if it’s something we don’t want to…
  • Apr 17

    Getting more bang for your content marketing buck

    Getting more bang for your content marketing buck
    If you have a website or blog, write a newsletter, or post anything on social media, you are engaging in content marketing. I just read an excellent article about the value of evergreen content for bringing a steady stream of traffic, in…
  • Apr 16

    The case against having too many business contact

    The case against having too many business contact
    Most business professionals seek to connect with as many people as possible. They equate quantity with effective marketing. In truth, quality is paramount. One high quality contact who is willing to help you is worth thousands of average…
Rank this Week: 1909

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Apr 16

    Confidentiality, Ethics and Social Media

    Confidentiality, Ethics and Social Media
    I recently received an inquiry from the marketing director at a law firm who asked, Can you guide me on something regarding settlement confidentiality agreements and social media? I am assuming that if I use social media to talk about...
  • Apr 4

    ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Recap

    ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Recap
    Last week was ABA TECHSHOW, the yearly technology conference and EXPO put on by the ABA's Law Practice Division. I was honored to participate once again as a speaker, and to help out with both the Division's book booth, answering...
  • Mar 25

    Women to Watch in Legal Technology

    Women to Watch in Legal Technology
    In this month of March, which is both Women's History Month and ABA TECHSHOW (the leading legal technology conference and EXPO), the ABA Journal has posted a gallery of women to watch in legal technology: Lisa Colpoys, Illinois Legal Aid...
Rank this Week: 1912

Virtual Marketing Officer

Virtual Marketing Officer

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

http://virtualmarketingofficer.com
  • Apr 15

    Breakthrough Secret Exposed: Use these five steps to increase blog ROI

    Breakthrough Secret Exposed: Use these five steps to increase blog ROI
    While teaching at Purdue University in the 1930s, professor Alan H. Monroe developed a handy way to organize sales presentations. It was so handy that the approach was eventually coined “The Monroe Motivated Sequence.” Widely used…
  • Mar 14

    Gamify Your Web Analytics: A Low Calorie Program For Law Firm Marketers | Part I

    Gamify Your Web Analytics: A Low Calorie Program For Law Firm Marketers | Part I
    2013 will be remembered for many things but for those of us tethered to a sedentary routine—sitting in front of a computer—2013 may be remembered as the year of the “fitness tracker.” In a nutshell—or a fob,…
  • Jan 16

    Blogs Are Social Media. (Law) Bloggers Should Be More Social.

    Blogs Are Social Media. (Law) Bloggers Should Be More Social.
    Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a slacker. In 2013, I added only 10 posts to my blog. But I have lots of entertaining excuses (see below). Surprising to me, despite my slacker status the traffic to my blog has remained respectable. Not…
Rank this Week: 1932

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

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

http://www.lawyercasting.com/
  • Apr 7

    Is Your Law Firm Website Copy Client-Centric (Good) or Lawyer-Centric (Bad)?

    Is Your Law Firm Website Copy Client-Centric (Good) or Lawyer-Centric (Bad)?
    When drafting copy for a website, law firms often tend to employ legal industry jargon that may be difficult for prospective clients to understand. They may also describe successes using terms of art that are not meaningful to site…
  • Apr 3

    Announcing the Launch of Salesforce.com Consulting Division for Law Firm

    Announcing the Launch of Salesforce.com Consulting Division for Law Firm
    We're happy to announce the launch of our new "cloud consulting" division that will focus on offering Salesforce.com consulting services to law firms. Salesforce.com is the #1 cloud-based CRM application in the world with a user…
  • Dec 16

    Client Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane Launches New Law Firm Website Running on Drupal

    Client Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane Launches New Law Firm Website Running on Drupal
    Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane is a leading Connecticut law firm with offices in Greenwich and New Canaan (as well as 3 locations outside Connecticut) that recently launched its new website. Running on Drupal, the website features a…
Rank this Week: 1952

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
  • 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…
  • Sep 28

    Technology Disruption Takes Hold on Big Law

    Technology Disruption Takes Hold on Big Law
    I don’t pretend to be any type of analyst on the legal industry, but I do recognize an important article when I see one. Anyone working in legal services should find reading Who’s eating law firms’ lunch? by Rachel Zahorsky…
  • Mar 14

    Know Thy Facebook Privacy Setting

    Know Thy Facebook Privacy Setting
    The Wall Street Journal published an article this week worth sharing. In A Guide to Facebook Privacy Options, Lorie Faith Cranor, an associate professor and director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon…
Rank this Week: 1929

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: 1971

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: 1803

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Apr 16

    Experts from five firms discuss how to implement legal project management

    Experts from five firms discuss how to implement legal project management
    On May 22 in Chicago, five law firms that have made significant progress in LPM will frankly discuss what has worked and what hasn’t at the fourth session of the Ark Group’s most frequently repeated event - Legal Project…
  • Apr 15

    Research update: New staff positions in pricing value and LPM, Part 2 of 2

    Research update: New staff positions in pricing value and LPM, Part 2 of 2
    Using existing staff to perform these functions Some firms have adopted a different approach, preferring to utilize the skills of people already on their staff to run project management and pricing: Pricing has become a big part of our…
  • Apr 8

    Research update: New staff positions in pricing value and LPM, Part 1 of 2

    Research update: New staff positions in pricing value and LPM, Part 1 of 2
    This two-part post previews results from my book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, which will be published this summer. All quotes are from managing partners, chairs, and other senior decision makers at AmLaw 200 firms. Each…
Rank this Week: 2236

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: 2097

Shatterbox

Shatterbox

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

http://www.shatterbox.biz/
  • Aug 28

    How to Break Through the Clutter of Personal Injury Law Firm Commercial

    How to Break Through the Clutter of Personal Injury Law Firm Commercial
    One of my guilty pleasures is periodically recording/watching courtroom series like The People’s Court and Judy Judge to check out the current state of personal injury law firm commercials. For the most part this ad genre is formulaic…
  • Sep 4

    Why Solo and Small Law Firms Are Ripe for Marketing Automation

    Why Solo and Small Law Firms Are Ripe for Marketing Automation
    Small law firm success has always been a matter of making the most out of limited time and resources — a complex mix of too many tasks, competing priorities and unrelenting deadlines. But with the advent of cloud computing and software as…
  • Aug 27

    It’s Time for Legal Marketers to Put Facebook Away

    It’s Time for Legal Marketers to Put Facebook Away
    Facebook has had more than enough time and opportunity to make a difference in legal marketing. So where are the compelling case studies of Facebook for law firms? Where are the clear, replicable methods for acquiring new clients and…
Rank this Week: 2287