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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 25

    C-SPAN – The Executive Branch Website

    C-SPAN – The Executive Branch Website
    C-SPAN provides current and comprehensive video coverage of the Executive Branch via specific subject matter that includes: Recent Events; President Trump’s Tweets; White House Briefings; White House Daily Schedule; Trump…
  • May 25

    Brookings – The vital role of government-collected data

    Brookings – The vital role of government-collected data
    “The modern economy has never been more reliant on data. Businesses, governments, and families must navigate the complexities of a world made possible by new technologies and innovative business practices. Without reliable information…
  • May 25

    Importance of Individual Account Retirement Plans and Home Equity in Family Total Wealth

    Importance of Individual Account Retirement Plans and Home Equity in Family Total Wealth
    Employee Benefit Research Institute – Importance of Individual Account Retirement Plans and Home Equity in Family Total Wealth, May 2017, Vol. 38, No. 7. “This EBRI Notes examines the level of assets held by families with a…
Rank this Week: 13

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

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

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • May 24

    Oh The Places You’ll Go By Blogging

    Oh The Places You’ll Go By Blogging
    I’m a small town trial lawyer by trade. Over seventeen years, I made it to county courthouses in cities the likes of Viroqua, Prairie du Chien, Sparta, Black River Falls, Whitehall and Mauston. Occasionally I made it to courts in…
  • May 22

    Legal tech movement underway big time and world-wide

    Legal tech movement underway big time and world-wide
    There’s little question a real legal tech movement is underway world-wide — and one that’s accelerating at much faster clip than ever before. It’s different than from just a year or two ago. Being in Amsterdam a couple…
  • May 5

    Will I see you in Amsterdam or Paris over the next couple weeks?

    Will I see you in Amsterdam or Paris over the next couple weeks?
    Will I see you in Amsterdam or Paris over the next couple weeks? We’re headed to Amsterdam today and then on to Paris the end of next week. I have the pleasure of speaking at Lexpo, a legal innovation …
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • May 25

    How a Chipmunk Emoji Cost an Israeli Texter $2,200

    How a Chipmunk Emoji Cost an Israeli Texter $2,200
    by Gabriella Ziccarelli and Eric Goldman [Eric’s introduction: Gabriella is a star SCU Law alum and an associate at Blank Rome in DC. She is also a former Internet Law student of mine. As a teacher, it’s…
  • May 18

    Facebook Defeats Lawsuit Over Material Support for Terrorists–Cohen v. Facebook

    Facebook Defeats Lawsuit Over Material Support for Terrorists–Cohen v. Facebook
    We’ve seen a cluster of lawsuits against social media sites based on their alleged provision of material support to terrorists. The first substantive ruling–in Fields v. Twitter, now on appeal to the Ninth Circuit–was a…
  • May 17

    Revisiting the Discoverability of Facebook Account Activity–Gordon v. TGR

    Revisiting the Discoverability of Facebook Account Activity–Gordon v. TGR
    The facts of this case are fairly typical. The plaintiff was hit by a truck. She sued the truck company and driver. In discovery, the defendants requested that she “download and produce an electronic copy of your Facebook account…
Rank this Week: 122

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • May 25

    Note Taking Template

    Note Taking Template
    This note taking template can help you take better notes. Note Taking Template was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • May 24

    Podcast #121: A “Crossover” Real Estate/Realtor Practice, with Wendy Calvert

    Podcast #121: A “Crossover” Real Estate/Realtor Practice, with Wendy Calvert
    In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Wendy Calvert discusses what it means to have a "crossover" practice as a corporate consultant, real estate lawyer, and realtor. Podcast #121: A “Crossover” Real Estate/Realtor Practice,…
  • May 23

    Microsoft SQL 2017: Improvements, Advanced Analytics and What It May Mean for Lawyer

    Microsoft SQL 2017: Improvements, Advanced Analytics and What It May Mean for Lawyer
    Microsoft recently updated SQL, its database server and data management system. The advances Microsoft promises could make deep analytics and predictive technology more available to lawyers. Microsoft SQL 2017: Improvements, Advanced…
Rank this Week: 269

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: 271

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 333

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

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

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • May 24

    More Robot Magic Silline

    More Robot Magic Silline
    Couldn't help myself. I encountered a tweet about a "robot lawyer" and took the bait. I'm a moron. It was an unwise decision. And silliness promptly followed. To preview, Robot Lawyer LISA is just another document assembly tool. For what it…
  • May 11

    Midsize Firms Are Touting Efficiency, But They’re Not Hiring Efficiency Expert

    Midsize Firms Are Touting Efficiency, But They’re Not Hiring Efficiency Expert
    [Ed. Note: Please welcome guest blogger, Steve Nelson, Managing Principal, Law & Government Affairs, The McCormick Group. - GL] One of the big topics discussed recently in the legal press is how the very large firms continue to separate…
  • Apr 28

    WestLaw Story - The Musical

    WestLaw Story - The Musical
    The talent at Columbia Law School apparently doesn't limit itself to legal scholarship. The Law Revue put together a musical rendition of which online legal resource is the best "to cite... to cite." Whether it is the bribery of using Lexis,…
Rank this Week: 347

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

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

    Don't Miss This Webinar Thursday - How to Convert More Callers to Client

    Don't Miss This Webinar Thursday - How to Convert More Callers to Client
    »Free National Trial Lawyers webinar May 25 — see below!« By Michael Delon. Your #1 problem is not “getting more leads.” The phone rings and you capture their information in your intake system. Then you follow up…
  • May 5

    How to Get New Business From Your In-Person and Online Marketing

    How to Get New Business From Your In-Person and Online Marketing
    By Larry Bodine and Victoria Blute Are you marketing more and getting less in return? Complaints I often hear from attorneys include: I feel awkward at networking events and don't know what to do. I don't want to be like a pushy used-car…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 420

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: 453

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • May 25

    Pushing politically correct envelopes for fun and profit

    Pushing politically correct envelopes for fun and profit
    Yesterday, I used a phrase that some might say is politically incorrect. I said, “They may love you like a brother.” Did you notice? Did you wonder why I didn’t add “or sister”? Did you wonder why I didn’t…
  • May 24

    Stop talking about yourself all the time

    Stop talking about yourself all the time
    Not everyone in your target market needs your services right now. Not everyone is ready to hire you. Not everyone has someone they can refer. Someday? Sure. Just not today. So when they talk to you or read your blog post or email, a lot of…
  • May 23

    Maybe you need to get out more

    Maybe you need to get out more
    If you’re like most people, you spend most of your time with people who are similar to yourself. Other professionals you know through work, neighbors with similar income levels and lifestyles, friends with similar values and interests.…
Rank this Week: 459

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: 475

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: 572

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 730

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/
  • May 19

    Live Blog: Building beautiful, interactive AMP pages for e-commerce & beyond #io17

    Live Blog: Building beautiful, interactive AMP pages for e-commerce & beyond #io17
    Google I/O 2017 is winding up and so is our Live Blog coverage, but we have one more session to attend. Join us as we learn about how AMP can be used for more than just plain content #io17 The post Live Blog: Building beautiful, interactive…
  • May 19

    Live Blog: Getting the Green Lock: HTTPS Stories from the Field #io17

    Live Blog: Getting the Green Lock: HTTPS Stories from the Field #io17
    A few months ago I blogged about why HTTPS is vital for your success, now I'm live blogging a session about it at Google I/O 2017 The post Live Blog: Getting the Green Lock: HTTPS Stories from the Field #io17 appeared first on Legal Marketing…
  • May 18

    Live Blog: Web Performance: Leveraging the Metrics that Most Affect User Experience #io17

    Live Blog: Web Performance: Leveraging the Metrics that Most Affect User Experience #io17
    Google I/O 2017 Live Blogging continues with a great session on web performance. Come join me. The post Live Blog: Web Performance: Leveraging the Metrics that Most Affect User Experience #io17 appeared first on Legal Marketing &…
Rank this Week: 654

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • May 25

    Centerbase Practice Management Adds Integration With NetDocument

    Centerbase Practice Management Adds Integration With NetDocument
    For some time now, I’ve been meaning to write about Centerbase, a relatively new entrant to the law practice management space. Targeted at small- and mid-sized firms, Centerbase is unique for the high degree of configurability available…
  • May 24

    Ravel Launches Law Firm Analytic

    Ravel Launches Law Firm Analytic
    The legal research service Ravel Law today announced the launch of a new feature, Firm Analytics, that provides insights on law firms’ litigation histories that can be used for competitive intelligence and research into…
  • May 24

    Notable AI News: iManage Acquires UK AI Company RAVN System

    Notable AI News: iManage Acquires UK AI Company RAVN System
    Notable news on the AI front today: the document management company iManage has acquired RAVN Systems, a UK company specializing in artificial intelligence. iManage says the acquisition “will revolutionize the way companies find,…
Rank this Week: 759

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • May 16

    PaperStreet Launches New Essentials Website for Miguelez Lorenzo Attorney

    PaperStreet Launches New Essentials Website for Miguelez Lorenzo Attorney
    PaperStreet launched a new Essentials website for Miguelez Lorenzo Attorneys in May 2017. The Miami-based firm has years of experience and a proven track record of successful representation in personal injury, probate and estate planning…
  • May 11

    PaperStreet Launches New Essentials Website for Levine Law

    PaperStreet Launches New Essentials Website for Levine Law
    PaperStreet launched a new Essentials website for Levine Law in May 2017. The Colorado Springs, Colorado-based law firm has over 20 years of experience with accident law. Categories: Site Launches The post PaperStreet Launches New Essentials…
  • May 11

    The One Real Factor in Establishing Authority

    The One Real Factor in Establishing Authority
    Are you new to internet marketing or hesitant to enter into the world of search engine optimization? It’s a big undertaking, but fear not. PaperStreet is here to help – with both advice and a free website analysis. Categories:…
Rank this Week: 752

Rainmaking Club: Law Firm…

Rainmaking Club: Law Firm Marketing & Litigation Support Marketing

Features business development, rainmaking and law firm marketing techniques. By Margaret Grisdela.

http://www.rainmakingclub.com/
  • Jun 16

    Visit the New Legal Expert Connections Blog

    Visit the New Legal Expert Connections Blog
    As of June 15, 2014, we are pleased to invite readers to view our newly enhanced online presence.Our legal marketing website is at:www.legalexpertconnections.comThe Rainmaking Club blog is now located…
  • Apr 28

    When Law Firm Referrals Stop

    When Law Firm Referrals Stop
    Referrals are the lifeblood of business development programs for law firms around the country. Whether they come from a non-competing attorney, a friendly accountant, or an existing client, a referral is golden.The bankruptcy boutique law…
  • Apr 7

    How to Restart a Legal Marketing Campaign

    How to Restart a Legal Marketing Campaign
    Guilty is not only a jury verdict. It is how I feel, as a legal marketing consultant who has let blog posts and other marketing initiatives slide in a recent rush of client work. Of course, it is good to be busy. But a marketer with no…
Rank this Week: 828

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

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

http://www.attorneyatwork.com
  • May 25

    Five Ways to Network a Barbecue and Not Get Burned

    Five Ways to Network a Barbecue and Not Get Burned
    As the school year ends and summer approaches, social schedules ramp up with graduation parties, BBQs, golf outings and the like. At least some of these will be hosted by your firm, clients and other business contacts. It’s an…
  • May 25

    Five Ways to Network a Barbecue and Not Get Burned

    Five Ways to Network a Barbecue and Not Get Burned
    As the school year ends and summer approaches, social schedules ramp up with graduation parties, BBQs, golf outings and the like. At least some of these will be hosted by your firm, clients and other business contacts. It’s an…
  • May 24

    Path to a Successful Legal Career: Learn to Love the Proce

    Path to a Successful Legal Career: Learn to Love the Proce
    A great deal has been said and written about the epidemic of the unhappy lawyer. Surveys suggest that career dissatisfaction among lawyers, and even rates of depression, are on the rise. Law firm associates are not immune. In fact, a survey…
Rank this Week: 924

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • May 17

    New ABA Ethics Opinion on Confidentiality, Security of Client Data in Electronic Communication

    New ABA Ethics Opinion on Confidentiality, Security of Client Data in Electronic Communication
    Last week (May 11, 2017), the ABA issued a new ethics opinion, Formal Opinion 477, dealing with the security of communication of protected client information. Several excellent posts have already been written about the opinion, including a…
  • May 10

    How Lawyers Can Get the Most out of their Article

    How Lawyers Can Get the Most out of their Article
    You may have heard the advice that creating content can help you build your practice and the saying, “content is king,” so if you’ve written an article – excellent! But don’t stop there. Now is not the time to…
  • May 3

    5 Tips for Managing Client Expectations: Infographic

    5 Tips for Managing Client Expectations: Infographic
    Managing clients' expectations is not always easy, but this infographic contains 5 quick steps you can take to manage client expectations better in your legal practice. Meeting and managing expectations well creates loyal clients. In order to…
Rank this Week: 1085

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: 994

Business Development

Business Development

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

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

    It's All About Timing

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

    Test them

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

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

    A Great Site, Perfectly Executed, and a Great Site, Very Badly Executed
    Take a look at these two sites:www.mofo.comThe new Morrison & Foerster site. Beautifully designed (I'm amazed a big law firm let something so beautiful, striking, modern and designed actually get built), well-written, organized, everything.…
Rank this Week: 1032

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: 1011

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • May 25

    Helping Small Firms Grow and Become More Successful

    Helping Small Firms Grow and Become More Successful
    Immigration lawyer Russell C. Ford contacted me a few months ago with very positive feedback on my book, which he said he had read early in his career. He said, “The Successful Lawyer was transformative to me as a person, lawyer,…
  • May 18

    Linklaters to Measure Teams Rather than Individuals: Exciting Model for Our Time

    Linklaters to Measure Teams Rather than Individuals: Exciting Model for Our Time
    In a post at Legal Business, Matthew Field reports that Linklaters is about to “phase out individual partner metrics and annual assessments to focus on broader measures of team and firm performance.” The new performance-assessment…
  • May 11

    Addressing Client Resistance

    Addressing Client Resistance
    There are so many situations where we are as lawyers must persuade our clients, whether it be to: retain us, accept our fee basis, provide us with a retainer, and (of course) whether to accept our advice and recommendations. It is…
Rank this Week: 1515

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • May 25

    Five Ways to Network a Barbecue and Not Get Burned

    Five Ways to Network a Barbecue and Not Get Burned
    As the school year ends and summer approaches, social schedules ramp up with graduation parties, BBQs, golf outings and the like. At least some of these will be hosted by your firm, clients and other business contacts. It’s an…
  • May 25

    Five Ways to Network a Barbecue and Not Get Burned

    Five Ways to Network a Barbecue and Not Get Burned
    As the school year ends and summer approaches, social schedules ramp up with graduation parties, BBQs, golf outings and the like. At least some of these will be hosted by your firm, clients and other business contacts. It’s an…
  • May 24

    Path to a Successful Legal Career: Learn to Love the Proce

    Path to a Successful Legal Career: Learn to Love the Proce
    A great deal has been said and written about the epidemic of the unhappy lawyer. Surveys suggest that career dissatisfaction among lawyers, and even rates of depression, are on the rise. Law firm associates are not immune. In fact, a survey…
Rank this Week: 1526

This Business of Law

This Business of Law

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

http://thisbusinessoflaw.com
  • May 24

    Three Considerations for Attorneys after Major ABA Ethics Ruling

    Three Considerations for Attorneys after Major ABA Ethics Ruling
    If you’re an attorney who has been paying only marginal attention to the online security of your confidential client communications, perhaps this month’s ruling from the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on…
  • Feb 13

    How to Sign Up to Get New Clients through Avvo Legal Service

    How to Sign Up to Get New Clients through Avvo Legal Service
    Avvo has created a platform that connects lawyers who need paying clients with clients who need straightforward, unbundled legal services at a clearly-defined price.  And there are a lot of lawyers out there who need paying clients.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1519

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…
Rank this Week: 1419

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

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

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

    Does Your Law Firm Website Minimize Interaction Cost?

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

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile-Friendly?

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

    Fewer Fields in a Form Drives Conversion

    Fewer Fields in a Form Drives Conversion
    We often get asked by clients how many fields to include in online forms such as forms on a Contact Us page or an email newsletter signup form. We recently came across an infographic from FormStack (a provider of online...
Rank this Week: 1259

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

Provides law firm marketing tips, articles and news.

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

    7 Online Law Firm Marketing Trends for 2014

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

    Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy And Hierarchy

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

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

    5 Law Firm Best Practices For Facebook That Can Increase Page Activity
    Facebook, as a platform, loves activity, and they provide you with real estate when you establish your page. There are elements of the page that you can control. Learning to maximize these elements and make the most of the real estate can…
Rank this Week: 1450

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1426

Leadership for Lawyers

Leadership for Lawyers

Covers client service, creativity, leadership, marketing, operations and research. By Mark Beese.

http://leadershipforlawyers.typepad.com/leadership_for_lawyers/
  • Mar 23

    Signs of the time

    Signs of the time
    A few interesting notes: The ACC GC Survey confirms that in-house legal departments continue to expand internally. 83% hired new lawyers when they needed staff. 64% created new positions last year. One GC I met last year said it is...
  • Mar 23

    Building Insight

    Building Insight
    Great article on "Reading a Room" and building insight for leaders.
  • Mar 23

    Growth is Dead e-book

    Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
Rank this Week: 1516

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: 1418

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • May 25

    Drip Email Campaigns and Law Firm Marketing: How It Work

    Drip Email Campaigns and Law Firm Marketing: How It Work
    Drip email campaigns solve several marketing problems: staying in touch with potential estate planning and Elder Law clients over an extended period of time, reminding prospects of your knowledge and establishing credibility, building top of…
  • May 24

    Making Email Marketing More Effective for Law Firm

    Making Email Marketing More Effective for Law Firm
    Email campaigns can be a powerful tool in your estate planning law firm's marketing strategy, or they can be an example of putting a mediocre driver behind the wheel of a Ferrari. Without superior driving skills, the car can’t achieve…
  • May 23

    Why Newsletters Still Produce Leads for Law Firm

    Why Newsletters Still Produce Leads for Law Firm
    We remember back to the time when law firm newsletters were delivered by fax. At the time, it was revolutionary. Today newsletters still play a significant role in estate planning and Elder Law firm marketing, whether they are hard copy or…
Rank this Week: 1715

Bigger Law Firm Magazine

Bigger Law Firm Magazine

Provides legal marketing insights.

https://www.biggerlawfirm.com/
  • May 24

    Sexual Harassment Is a Big Problem at Big Law Firm

    Sexual Harassment Is a Big Problem at Big Law Firm
    Sexual harassment continues to be a significant problem in the legal world, especially among big law firms. More and more female lawyers are coming forward with accounts of sexually inappropriate behavior they have experienced on the job,…
  • May 19

    FCC Votes to Kill Net Neutrality

    FCC Votes to Kill Net Neutrality
    The Federal Communications Commission has begun the process of overturning Obama-era open internet rules. On May 18, the FCC voted 2-1 on a party line vote to start the repeal process of Title II classification to internet service providers.…
  • May 18

    With Google Fred Update, Greed Gets Punished

    With Google Fred Update, Greed Gets Punished
    Google Fred appears to be an iteration of Google Panda, with an added emphasis on advertisements. Google makes changes to its search algorithm frequently, as many as six hundred times annually. Some have minimal impact that do not warrant any…
Rank this Week: 2206

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • May 24

    Trump 2018 Budget Would Slash Medicaid

    Trump 2018 Budget Would Slash Medicaid
    On May 23, 2017, President Trump presented his proposed 2018 budget to Congress. The budget would make deep cuts to Medicaid, the needs-based health care program for poor disabled and elderly Americans. The budget builds on the cuts to…
  • May 24

    Basics of Estate Planning: Prenuptial Agreement

    Basics of Estate Planning: Prenuptial Agreement
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. This week, we’ll look at prenuptial agreements. Prenuptial agreements can alter the rights spouses have after the agreement is signed. For example, in a community…
  • May 22

    Give Me A Break!

    Give Me A Break!
    I’m going to preface this with asking a few questions. How many of you find it difficult to separate your work life from your home life? How many of you only take time off from work when you’re deathly ill? How many of you feel…
Rank this Week: 2217

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

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

    The top five ways to increase LPM results (Part 1 of 2)

    The top five ways to increase LPM results (Part 1 of 2)
    by Jim Hassett and Tim Batdorf In the last few years, many legal clients have been demanding greater efficiency and more predictable budgets. Law firms have responded by investing in legal project management (LPM) to increase client…
  • May 2

    What lawyers could learn from other professions about change

    What lawyers could learn from other professions about change
    Over the last few decades, many lawyers have gotten comfortable with their own success. But, as Microsoft founder Bill Gates has noted, “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” As…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1823

JDBlogger

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
  • May 1

    JDB 169: Ozan Varol | Rocket Scientist, Law Professor, Coach for Overwhelmed Attorney

    JDB 169: Ozan Varol | Rocket Scientist, Law Professor, Coach for Overwhelmed Attorney
    I am happy to share you with the first in a series of interviews I conducted of speakers who presented at Avvo’s Lawyernomics conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. My first guest on the podcast is Ozan Varol. Mr. Varol is a rocket…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1879

WardBlawg

WardBlawg

Covers enhancing the practice of law by maximizing the use of social media. By Gavin Ward.

http://wardblawg.com/
  • Apr 27

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital

    How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital
    With the legal services market continuing to evolve, clients are expecting modern technology and practices to be employed by law firms as standard. Yes, it may be hard to move away from old working practices, such as printing out every…
  • Feb 6

    Personal Injury Leads for Sale (UK)? Need to Buy PI Domain Names or Websites?

    Personal Injury Leads for Sale (UK)? Need to Buy PI Domain Names or Websites?
    Do you generate personal injury claims leads for sale in the UK? (qualified PI leads). Are you needing to sell PI domain names or websites? Or are you wanting a long-term solution of buying online assets that will give you local, high…
  • Aug 12

    Law Firm Associate Retention Tips: 3 Signs Your Associate Solicitor Plans to Leave!

    Law Firm Associate Retention Tips: 3 Signs Your Associate Solicitor Plans to Leave!
    3 Signs Your Associate Solicitor Plans to Leave! And How to Fix It… I’m pleased to welcome one of my new LinkedIn legal connections, Pamela DeNeuve, a Law Firm Strategist from the States, who helps retain & engage associates…
Rank this Week: 2448

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: 2512

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: 1952

Law Firm SEO Blog

Law Firm SEO Blog

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

http://www.law-firmseo.com/
  • Sep 12

    Local Search Click-Through Rate

    Local Search Click-Through Rate
    For many local business search queries, Google serves results that include a combination of AdWords listings, local pack listings, and traditional organic listings. For example, here’s a search on the phrase bankruptcy attorneys: To…
  • Jun 27

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword

    On Expensive AdWords Legal Keyword
    The most expensive AdWords legal keywords in the US usually aren’t as high as reported. Headlines purporting astronomical cost-per-clicks make for great “internet bait.” For example, when ClickZ’s Chris Lake published…
  • Jun 22

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm

    Local Search Ads 2.0 for Law firm
    Most local search folks have long-anticipated the arrival of paid ads in Google’s local pack results. At SMX Advanced (#SMXLocal), Google finally announced that the local pack will be getting AdWords ads. Imprezzio Marketing’s…
Rank this Week: 2426

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Announcement From Dave Lorenzo: New Video Show

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

    We Have Moved

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

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo
    We are excited to announce two outstanding new development experiences with Dave Lorenzo.Valtimax Revenue Revolution This full day seminar is designed to help you boost your law firm revenue in just one day. Join Dave Lorenzo as he presents…
Rank this Week: 2055

Zen & The Art of Legal Networking

Zen & The Art of Legal Networking

Covers legal marketing, risk management, client service and social media. By Lindsay Griffiths.

http://www.zenlegalnetworking.com
  • May 19

    Two for Tuesdays: Think Differently About Content Marketing

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

    Dos and Don'ts of Conference Networking

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

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

    Week of May 11, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    We're closing in on our Annual Meeting, and it's hard to believe it's that time again! We've got a great turnout of delegates, and I'm excited to see so many of our lawyers in a short few days!  I've also got a big announcement here next…
Rank this Week: 1874

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…
Rank this Week: 1985

Expert Witness Marketing

Expert Witness Marketing

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

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

    Well I'll Be . . .

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

    Expert Witness Round-Up

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

    Litigants Are Not Your Client

    Litigants Are Not Your Client
    A longtime reader of our newsletter emailed us with a problem sometime back and has asked us to share it as a cautionary tale for other expert witnesses:Expert Witness -- An individual located my expert services online approximately one year…
Rank this Week: 1946

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: 2011