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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/
  • Jul 27

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Retirement in America, LexisNexis, Patent Reform

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Retirement in America, LexisNexis, Patent Reform
    To those who don’t work in the legal world, the idea of legal texts—laws themselves, really—being copyrighted sounds a little weird. But that’s standard fare here. Max Kennerly has a great piece on the subject today.…
  • Jul 26

    Can blogs and social media help provide access to legal services?

    Can blogs and social media help provide access to legal services?
    I first heard about Michigan State University College of Law’s Center for Legal Innovation (LegalRnD) while back at Michigan State for a two day blog and social media workshop last month. Dan Linna (@danlinna), assistant dean for career…
  • Jul 24

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Online Funding, Making Pitches, 50 Cent

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Online Funding, Making Pitches, 50 Cent
    It’s time to head down and head off into what is, finally, a bit of a cooler weekend here in Seattle. Hopefully everyone out their enjoys weekend as well—especially those who see they made the Top 10 over theirs.…
Rank this Week: 13

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 27

    Paper – Development of a Cross Institutional Digital Repository

    Paper – Development of a Cross Institutional Digital Repository
    Development of a Cross Institutional Digital Repository. Maggie Farrell, Dean of Libraries, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, US. Submitted on: 27.07.2015 (Note: Until July 2015, Maggie was the Dean of Libraries at the University…
  • Jul 27

    Statement by the ODNI on Retention of Data Collected Under Section 215 of USA PATRIOT Act

    Statement by the ODNI on Retention of Data Collected Under Section 215 of USA PATRIOT Act
    July 27, 2015: “On June 29, 2015, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved the Government’s application to resume the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata program pursuant to the USA FREEDOM Act’s 180-day…
  • Jul 27

    Report – Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

    Report – Trafficking in Persons Report 2015
    “This year’s Report places a special emphasis on human trafficking in the global marketplace. It highlights the hidden risks that workers may encounter when seeking employment and the steps that governments and businesses can take…
Rank this Week: 20

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

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

    Integrated Legal Marketing

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

    Are You Winning Potential Client Micro-Moments?

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

    Are Online Reviews Killing Your Return on Ad Spend?

    Are Online Reviews Killing Your Return on Ad Spend?
    There’s an attorney here in Chicago who spends money on television advertising. However, when you search on this attorney’s name in Google, you get the above review summary from the firm’s Google My Business page. That same…
Rank this Week: 192

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: 228

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/
  • Jul 27

    If You’re Going To Incorporate Online T&Cs Into a Printed Contract, Do It Right–Holdbrook v. PCS

    If You’re Going To Incorporate Online T&Cs Into a Printed Contract, Do It Right–Holdbrook v. PCS
    The plaintiff runs a pediatric dentistry. It retained defendant PCS to provide cloud services. The dentistry alleges that PCS subsequently locked it out of the cloud services improperly. The dentistry sued PCS for the lockout, and PCS sought…
  • Jul 24

    Seventh Circuit: Data Breach Victims Have Standing Based on Future Harm

    Seventh Circuit: Data Breach Victims Have Standing Based on Future Harm
    Plaintiffs sued Neiman Marcus on behalf of a putative class alleging claims arising out of a 2013 data breach. Neiman Marcus informed its customers (in 2014) that an attack had occurred and 350,000 cards had been exposed. Neiman Marcus…
  • Jul 21

    Are You Smarter Than a 2L? (Internet Law Edition)

    Are You Smarter Than a 2L? (Internet Law Edition)
    I created a small number of multiple-choice review questions for the 2015 edition of my Internet Law casebook. Over time, I plan to add many more questions, so this is just a tentative start. Still, for your fun and amusement,...
Rank this Week: 269

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 279

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Jul 25

    More Clients Find Attorneys Online than From Referral

    More Clients Find Attorneys Online than From Referral
    Confirming earlier reports, the Perceptio marketing firm reports that more clients searching for an attorney found them from internet content than they did from referrals. According to its new Client Acquisition for Law Firms…
  • Jul 22

    Top 10 New Marketing Tactics from the PILMMA Summit

    Top 10 New Marketing Tactics from the PILMMA Summit
    More than 150 lawyers attended the PILMMA legal marketing conference in Ft. Worth last week and came back with pages of money-making ideas. It was a fabulous event to network with the sharpest minds in law firm marketing. Here is my…
  • Jul 21

    Top 10 New Marketing Ideas from the PILMMA Conference

    Top 10 New Marketing Ideas from the PILMMA Conference
    More than 150 lawyers attended the PILMMA legal marketing conference in Ft. Worth last week and came back with pages of money-making ideas. It was a fabulous event to network with the sharpest minds in law firm marketing. Here is my…
Rank this Week: 339

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jul 27

    The 1 Ultimate Answer to Tough Question

    The 1 Ultimate Answer to Tough Question
    I still remember my first day in torts class. Old man river, my respectable professor, called on me to analyze an opinion from some archaic case. “Ms. (unfortunately easy-to-pronounce maiden name), is this paragraph law or…
  • Jul 27

    The 1 Ultimate Answer to Tough Question

    The 1 Ultimate Answer to Tough Question
    I still remember my first day in torts class. Old man river, my respectable professor, called on me to analyze an opinion from some archaic case. “Ms. (unfortunately easy-to-pronounce maiden name), is this paragraph law or…
  • Jul 24

    5 Ways to Look Even Better on LinkedIn

    5 Ways to Look Even Better on LinkedIn
    If you've been away from LinkedIn for a while, or have just changed jobs or focus, it might be time to check out the social networking site's new features and update your profile. Why focus on LinkedIn? Survey after survey (including…
Rank this Week: 356

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jul 27

    Even Smart Attorneys Fall for These Dumb Scam

    Even Smart Attorneys Fall for These Dumb Scam
    At the end of the day, you need to be smart. Not every scammer follows the same Nigerian prince formula. Lawyers are specific targets for scammers. Always do your due diligence to avoid being scammed.Even Smart Attorneys Fall for These Dumb…
  • Jul 24

    The 5 Most User-Hostile Microsoft Word Feature

    The 5 Most User-Hostile Microsoft Word Feature
    Microsoft Word doesn't always win awards from users for its intuitiveness. Here are five features that could be a lot easier than they are, with some suggestions for working around them in a pinch.The 5 Most User-Hostile Microsoft Word…
  • Jul 23

    Legal Marketing: Now with Sprinkle

    Legal Marketing: Now with Sprinkle
    It is tough out there for all of us. We need to keep thinking of new ways to attract — and keep — clients while managing not to run afoul of the thicket of ethical rules governing lawyer advertising. Most new questions, it seems,…
Rank this Week: 422

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

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

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    A Profession in Decline?

    A Profession in Decline?
    Benjamin Barton, a professor at the University of Tennessee School of Law, offers a sobering assessment of the state of the legal profession–law schools graduating too many lawyers, graduates who can’t find jobs and  a…
  • Jul 15

    Put Down the iPhone

    Put Down the iPhone
    Julie Fleming, of Lex Innova Consulting, has a nice post on how technology may be interfering with your business relationship building.  It’s a short read, but right on point.
  • Jul 3

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery
    In the past 18 years, I have spoken to thousands of law firm associates about their career concerns.  While there are a number of themes that are common (concerns about long and unpredictable hours, difficult clients, concerns about not…
Rank this Week: 473

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

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

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Jul 17

    Stop Saying That! 6 Phrases To Drop From Your Written Work

    Stop Saying That! 6 Phrases To Drop From Your Written Work
    Mark Twain once wrote (no, really, he did): “One isn’t a printer ten years without setting up acres of good and bad literature, and learning — unconsciously at first, consciously later — to discriminate between…
  • Jun 30

    Stem Client Roundup for June 2015

    Stem Client Roundup for June 2015
    It’s official…2015 is halfway over! Between launching new practice areas, announcing scholarships, and welcoming new associates, our clients have had a busy June. Here’s a peek at what they’ve been up to: Kelowna law…
  • May 29

    Stem Client Roundup for May 2015

    Stem Client Roundup for May 2015
    Hard to believe that the year is almost halfway over –we’ve only just gotten used to writing 2015! Here’s a quick look at what May held for our clients: We welcomed our newest client, Van Dyke Law Office. Principal …
Rank this Week: 587

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: 575

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/
  • Jul 15

    Fastcase 50 Announced: Add One More Geek to the List

    Fastcase 50 Announced: Add One More Geek to the List
    We constantly make fun of the lack of innovation in the legal field, but there are a number of highly talented people out there that battle the constant resistance to change, and make a difference for their own organizations and profession.…
  • Jul 8

    One Ring to Rule Them All? Will IBM's Watson Transform Contract Review and Law Practice?

    One Ring to Rule Them All? Will IBM's Watson Transform Contract Review and Law Practice?
    [Ed. Note: Please welcome guest blogger Noah Waisberg, CEO of Kira Systems, and a good friend of the 3 Geeks. Noah was on an ILTA Panel with me last year, and will participate in the follow up to that panel this year called,…
  • Jul 1

    The Task Code Conundrum

    The Task Code Conundrum
    [Ed. Note: Please welcome guest blogger, Keith Lipman, President at Prosperoware. Keith is a long-time friend of the Geeks, and well-known leader in the information management field of the legal industry. This post originally appeared on June…
Rank this Week: 748

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: 804

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    The Key to Successful Lead Conversion for Law Firms: Fast Follow-Up!

    The Key to Successful Lead Conversion for Law Firms: Fast Follow-Up!
    Those of you who have already attended a Rainmaker Retreat, our two-day law firm marketing seminar, are familiar with the importance of fast follow-up when it comes to lead conversion. I routinely cite a study that shows leads can go from hot…
  • Jul 24

    How Attorneys Can Stop Sweating Social Media

    How Attorneys Can Stop Sweating Social Media
    Fear of the unknown is a basic human instinct, and we see it every day when it comes to attorneys and social media.  But with 74% of online adults using social media, it’s time to face your fears! One way to face your fear is to…
  • Jul 23

    How to Fix the Most Common Social Media Mistakes Lawyers Make/Part 3

    How to Fix the Most Common Social Media Mistakes Lawyers Make/Part 3
    Over the past few days, I’ve posted solutions for the most common social media mistakes lawyers make: 1.  No social media strategy (see 7/21 post) 2.  Taking on too many social media platforms at once (see 7/22 post) 3.…
Rank this Week: 904

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Jul 21

    Why law firms must change their marketing priorities (Part 2 of 2)

    Why law firms must change their marketing priorities (Part 2 of 2)
    By Jim Hassett and Jonathan Groner Robyn Radomski is the chief marketing, strategy & business development officer at Bingham Greenebaum Doll, a firm with over 200 lawyers in eight offices in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. She agrees that a…
  • Jul 14

    Why law firms must change their marketing priorities (Part 1 of 2)

    Why law firms must change their marketing priorities (Part 1 of 2)
    By Jim Hassett and Jonathan Groner When Kramer Levin, a firm with over 350 lawyers in New York, Silicon Valley, and Paris, conducted a search for a new head of marketing last year, the two finalists were required to give...
  • Jul 7

    How to change law firm culture (Part 5 of 5)

    How to change law firm culture (Part 5 of 5)
    What should you do about the issues raised in this series? If your clients don’t care about efficiency and are willing to pay whatever it takes to handle their legal matters, you may not need to do a thing. Yet....
Rank this Week: 856

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Latest ‘Fastcase 50′ Awards Honor Legal Innovator

    Latest ‘Fastcase 50′ Awards Honor Legal Innovator
    Fastcase today announced the recipients of its 2015 Fastcase 50 awards. The awards recognize “50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.” This is the fifth year of these awards.…
  • Jul 14

    Speaking on Crowdsourced Legal Research at AALL Next Week

    Speaking on Crowdsourced Legal Research at AALL Next Week
    The American Association of Law Libraries is holding its 108th annual meeting and conference July 18-21 in Philadelphia. On Monday, July 20, I will be giving the presentation, Plays Well with Others: How Collaboration and Crowdsourcing are…
  • Jul 13

    On-Sale Date and New Alliance Announced For New .Law Top-Level Domain

    On-Sale Date and New Alliance Announced For New .Law Top-Level Domain
    There is news today about the new “.law” generic top-level domain. At Legaltech West Coast, Minds + Machines — the company with the exclusive license to operate the .law gTLD — made two announcements: It has formed a…
Rank this Week: 848

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: 910

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: 843

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
  • Jul 27

    Law Firm Websites that Just Work

    Law Firm Websites that Just Work
    Check out some of our recent designs that were created to convert visitors to clients – these are law firm websites that just work! Categories: Web Site Design The post Law Firm Websites that Just Work appeared first on PaperStreet
  • Jul 22

    Carey Rodriguez Milian Gonya, LLP Launches New Essentials Web Design

    Carey Rodriguez Milian Gonya, LLP Launches New Essentials Web Design
    Carey Rodriguez Milian Gonya, LLP launched a new essentials PaperStreet website in July 2015. Categories: Site Launches The post Carey Rodriguez Milian Gonya, LLP Launches New Essentials Web Design appeared first on PaperStreet
  • Jul 22

    Quoted in the News? Get the Most Out of the Free Pre

    Quoted in the News? Get the Most Out of the Free Pre
    For decades, journalists have turned to lawyers when a local story breaks that has a legal angle. So, when you snag the interview and the article is published what do you do? Categories: Content The post Quoted in the News? Get the Most Out…
Rank this Week: 1002

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

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

    LP Magazine - The True Value of Your Published Work

    LP Magazine - The True Value of Your Published Work
    You could also call my column in the July/August 2015 issue of the ABA's Law Practice magazine, "101 Uses for an Article," but in The True Value of Your Published Work, I discuss how sitting down to write one article can pay dividends in so…
  • Jul 7

    Morgan Lewis Took Risks in Its Rebranding

    Morgan Lewis Took Risks in Its Rebranding
    In ALM's The Legal Intelligencer, reporter Gina Passarella writes on Morgan Lewis Took Risks in Its Rebranding. She spoke with me about the effectiveness and controversial aspects of the mega firms' new look, which included a new website…
  • Apr 8

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

    What's in a (Law Firm) Name Change? Wolff & Samson Is No Longer
    In today's The Record (Bergen County, New Jersey), staff writer Shawn Boburg writes on Former Port Authority chairman David Samson's retirement from the firm he helped found--Wolff & Samson--and the firm's decision to retire their name as…
Rank this Week: 1056

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: 1024

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jul 27

    All About That Boot Camp

    All About That Boot Camp
    It seems like we just wrapped up one webinar here at the Academy,** and we’re already gearing up for the next in our summer series! I’m so ramped up for this new webinar format we’re trying and I can’t wait to get you…
  • Jul 24

    LegalZoom Files $10.5M Antitrust Suit Against North Carolina Bar, Cites SCOTUS Dental Case

    LegalZoom Files $10.5M Antitrust Suit Against North Carolina Bar, Cites SCOTUS Dental Case
    Here is another chapter in the continuing saga of LegalZoom fighting it out with the various state Bar Associations. The latest is from the ABA Journal which reports that LegalZoom just filed a $10.5 million lawsuit against the North Carolina…
  • Jul 22

    Marriage Pros and Con

    Marriage Pros and Con
    On June 26, 2015, in a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court held that there is a fundamental Constitutional right to marry which includes same-sex couples. The Court also held that same-sex marriages performed in one…
Rank this Week: 1219

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
  • Jul 27

    The 1 Ultimate Answer to Tough Question

    The 1 Ultimate Answer to Tough Question
    I still remember my first day in torts class. Old man river, my respectable professor, called on me to analyze an opinion from some archaic case. “Ms. (unfortunately easy-to-pronounce maiden name), is this paragraph law or…
  • Jul 27

    The 1 Ultimate Answer to Tough Question

    The 1 Ultimate Answer to Tough Question
    I still remember my first day in torts class. Old man river, my respectable professor, called on me to analyze an opinion from some archaic case. “Ms. (unfortunately easy-to-pronounce maiden name), is this paragraph law or…
  • Jul 24

    5 Ways to Look Even Better on LinkedIn

    5 Ways to Look Even Better on LinkedIn
    If you've been away from LinkedIn for a while, or have just changed jobs or focus, it might be time to check out the social networking site's new features and update your profile. Why focus on LinkedIn? Survey after survey (including…
Rank this Week: 1158

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/
  • Jul 22

    Should Lawyers Discuss Client Matters on Their Law Firm’s Website or Blog?

    Should Lawyers Discuss Client Matters on Their Law Firm’s Website or Blog?
    Attorney and Justia editor Sarah Andropoulos describes some of the potential ethical risks of attorneys posting information online about cases they have worked on. The post Should Lawyers Discuss Client Matters on Their Law Firm’s…
  • Jul 16

    Five Ways to Increase Conversion Rates for Potential Clients Visiting Your Site

    Five Ways to Increase Conversion Rates for Potential Clients Visiting Your Site
    With Internet marketing, and in many other types of marketing, there is a type of funnel phenomenon by which prospective clients are either attracted or driven away. The phenomenon goes something like this: First, people might see your site…
  • Jul 15

    Why Your Legal Blog May Be Subject to State Bar Advertising Rule

    Why Your Legal Blog May Be Subject to State Bar Advertising Rule
    Depending on which state you practice in, it may be relatively clear that your law firm’s website is considered attorney advertising under the applicable rules of professional responsibility, and is therefore subject to regulation by…
Rank this Week: 1149

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/
  • Jun 24

    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver

    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver
    Find Best Accident Attorney In Denver Nothing can be worse than being dangerously injured in an accident, which leaves you with broken bones and smashed vehicle. Many a times, in such situations, we have to forcefully answer few questions…
  • May 25

    The Perfect Practice

    The Perfect Practice
    The Ideal Practice For the final three years, I have been asking myself over and more than again, “What can make the prefect practice?” As our consulting firm grows, the more I inquire myself this query How would I be capable to…
  • Apr 25

    Car Accident Lawyer In Lodi

    Car Accident Lawyer In Lodi
    Automobile Accident Lawyer In Lodi Automobile accidents have turn out to be frequent in Lodi, California, United States along with rest of the globe. No 1 can ignore the fact that a lot of car accidents occurs each and every day. These…
Rank this Week: 1184

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Jun 24

    New York Social Media Ethics Guideline

    New York Social Media Ethics Guideline
    Last Wednesday, the ABA Journal reported that the New York State Bar Association's House of Delegates would be considering social media ethics guides for lawyers on Saturday during the State Bar's meeting. The story was picked up by several…
  • May 5

    New York to Move to Uniform Bar Exam

    New York to Move to Uniform Bar Exam
    Despite opposition from many lawyers and bar associations throughout the state, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced today that New York State will begin administering the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) beginning in July of 2016. According to this…
  • Apr 29

    More Trouble from Facebook Posts - Judge Posts About Ongoing Case

    More Trouble from Facebook Posts - Judge Posts About Ongoing Case
    According to an article in the ABA Journal, a Texas judge who has been admonished by an ethics panel claims that she did nothing wrong by posting about trials she was overseeing. The judge claims the information she posted contained...
Rank this Week: 1134

Shatterbox

Shatterbox

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

http://www.shatterbox.biz/
  • Jul 7

    Is It an Ethics Violation for a Law Firm to Exaggerate Its Size?

    Is It an Ethics Violation for a Law Firm to Exaggerate Its Size?
    Zoologists call it “agonistic” behavior — when animals try to look bigger than they are in order to compete. While exaggerated displays are perfectly normal for frill-necked lizards and gray catbirds, does…
  • May 28

    Is Alternative Small Business Lending Ripe For Regulation (and Lawsuits)?

    Is Alternative Small Business Lending Ripe For Regulation (and Lawsuits)?
    A blogger with alternative small business lending company Kabbage recently pitched me to write a post featuring her company. I’d heard of Kabbage before and had it in my “future topics” list, so I figured this was…
  • May 19

    Is TCPA a Potential Time Bomb? Ask These Lawyer

    Is TCPA a Potential Time Bomb? Ask These Lawyer
    In the fall of 1983, the telemarketing world was roiled by the impending arrival of new Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regulations. Beginning Oct.16, 2013, prior express written consent is required for all autodialed…
Rank this Week: 1402

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: 1414

LawMapping for Success

LawMapping for Success

Covers branding, marketing and social media for lawyers.

http://lawmapping.com
  • Aug 25

    I Wish I’d Learned More About …

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

    Growing Your Social Networks Organically

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

    Martindale Goes Social

    Martindale Goes Social
    Social Media and Social Networking has finally penetrated the core of the legal profession. A brand new social networking site, backed by the muscle of Martindale-Hubbell/Lexis Nexis, promises to be THE place to network with other…
Rank this Week: 1495

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jul 22

    July, 2015 Edition of Edge International Communiqué Now Available

    July, 2015 Edition of Edge International Communiqué Now Available
    It is my pleasure to draw the attention of readers of this blog to the most recent issue of Edge International Communique (EIC). In addition to an item I contributed on how to move forward to achieve your firm’s strategic plan, the…
  • Jul 16

    The Digital Future: Will Your Firm Survive?

    The Digital Future: Will Your Firm Survive?
    I encourage readers of this blog to devote a few minutes of serious consideration to a new video from McKinsey & Company. In it, McKinsey Digital’s strategy leader Jay Scanlan reminds us of the scope and speed of change that…
  • Jun 10

    Getting Specific: Marketing by Industry Sector

    Getting Specific: Marketing by Industry Sector
    Clients are hungry to find lawyers who really understand their businesses, but some firms are reluctant to market their services to specific industries. Most lawyers fear that if they mention specific industry groups with their list of…
Rank this Week: 1681

Amy Campbell's Web Log

Amy Campbell's Web Log

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

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

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile Responsive Yet?

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

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

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

    Legal Services Predictions and Trends for 2014

    Legal Services Predictions and Trends for 2014
    Here is a collection of informative trend pieces and prognostications on where legal services is headed. If you have other resources you would like to add to this list, please use the comment feature to add them. Legal Industry Predictions…
Rank this Week: 1739

The Intelligent Challenge

The Intelligent Challenge

Covers law firm management.

http://intelligentchallenge.com/
  • Dec 18

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location
    Let’s for a moment put aside the discussion as to whether an investment by a law firm into premium real estate makes sense. Let’s assume that clients don’t object to funding acres of marble and an atrium full of lush…
  • Dec 16

    The writing on the wall #6 – quality talent equals high price?

    The writing on the wall #6 – quality talent equals high price?
    As the economy picks up, the gladiators pick up their weapons in the fight for talent again. With a raft of restructurings in the past five years, now that work is picking up, there are structural gaps in the talent profile of a number…
  • Dec 15

    The writing on the wall #5 management complexity

    The writing on the wall #5 management complexity
    Firms are getting bigger. Mergers and International expansion may be the main culprits in recent years, bit add the economy slowly returns to growth, plenty of other law firms face the challenges associated with getting bigger. Some, like the…
Rank this Week: 1848

Attorney Marketing Advisers

Attorney Marketing Advisers

Covers internet marketing, lawyer blog creation, pay per click advertising, online branding.

http://www.attorneymarketingadvisers.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    Attorney Marketing Cost-Effective Internet Marketing Services For Law Firm

    Attorney Marketing Cost-Effective Internet Marketing Services For Law Firm
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus id lacus eget nulla lobortis congue. Cras orci diam, feugiat ultricies tincidunt sollicitudin, vestibulum commodo mauris. Sed condimentum, mauris vitae malesuada porta, neque…
  • Aug 4

    Attorney Marketing: How Big is the Online Market?

    Attorney Marketing: How Big is the Online Market?
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus id lacus eget nulla lobortis congue. Cras orci diam, feugiat ultricies tincidunt sollicitudin, vestibulum commodo mauris. Sed condimentum, mauris vitae malesuada porta, neque…
  • Aug 4

    Attorney Marketing: How Big is the Online Market?

    Attorney Marketing: How Big is the Online Market?
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus id lacus eget nulla lobortis congue. Cras orci diam, feugiat ultricies tincidunt sollicitudin, vestibulum commodo mauris. Sed condimentum, mauris vitae malesuada porta, neque…
Rank this Week: 1980

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: 1682

Certified Practice Advisor's Blog

Certified Practice Advisor's Blog

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

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

    Thanksgiving 2012

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

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part Two

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

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part One

    Stupid Networking Mistakes – Part One
    I just got back from the monthly meeting of the Fiduciary Round Table of the San Gabriel Valley. It’s a nice organization composed of private fiduciaries, home healthcare service professionals, financial advisors, attorneys, accountants,…
Rank this Week: 1797

Legal Ethics and Marketing

Legal Ethics and Marketing

Covers the rules and policies that govern client development for legal services - lawyer advertising, marketing, and sales. By Will Hornsby.

http://www.willhornsby.com/
  • Jun 15

    My mistake on Virginia's Rule on Confidentiality

    My mistake on Virginia's Rule on Confidentiality
    Yesterday I posted about In re Hunter, a Virginia disciplinary matter that addressed ethics obligations regarding blog posts. A three-judge panel upheld Hunter’s right to blog about cases without his client’s consent. I wrote that there…
  • Jun 14

    Blogs and Client Confidentiality - a tale of two rule

    Blogs and Client Confidentiality - a tale of two rule
     
  • Apr 30

    When is the cost of advertising reasonable?

    When is the cost of advertising reasonable?
    A recent article in the ABA Journal discusses the use of what it calls "deal-of-the-day" coupons, in other words, the GroupOn model, as a method of client development. The article looks at aspects of three state ethics opinions that all come…
Rank this Week: 1741

The Virtual Lawyer

The Virtual Lawyer

Covers building the law firm of the future, enabling lawyers to meet in person or in cyberspace, accessing resources and information over the Internet, and leveraging systems and tools. By Roger P. Glovsky.

http://thevirtuallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer
  • Jun 7

    Working out of your pocket!

    Working out of your pocket!
    Okay, I admit it. I fell in love with another PDA/cell phone. My last love was a Motorola MPx200, which I bought from AT&T wireless back in 2005. It had everything I wanted: email, calendar and contacts that sync with outlook, voice recorder,…
  • Oct 26

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter
    Although I have been noticeably absent from the blogging world this year, I did manage to write an article as a guest blogger for the LemonJustice Blog. When disputes are not cost effective for lawyers to handle, there often DIY alternatives.
Rank this Week: 1635

Legal Marketing for Lawyers

Legal Marketing for Lawyers

Covers law firm marketing, internet marketing, personal branding, and communication strategies. By David V. Lorenzo's Rainmaker Lawyer.

http://www.legalmarketingforlawyers.com/
  • Mar 8

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing
    Many attorneys tell me that direct mail doesn't work for legal marketing. I believe this is true FOR THOSE ATTORNEYS. However there is a way to ethically use direct mail to enhance your legal marketing plan. This process is called a…
  • Mar 1

    Law Firm Marketing: Most Valuable Quality

    Law Firm Marketing: Most Valuable Quality
    There is one quality a lawyer can possess that is more valuable than all others when it comes to law firm marketing. That quality is an action orientation. Many attorneys will talk about things they want to do or they will talk about things…
  • Feb 2

    Law Firm Marketing and a Common Mistake

    Law Firm Marketing and a Common Mistake
    There is a common law firm marketing misconception that is pervasive among "old school lawyers". I am referring to the school of thought that confuses good law firm marketing with people who scream and shout on television or appear in…
Rank this Week: 1544

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: 1599

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Jul 27

    Successful lawyers don’t have time for Facebook

    Successful lawyers don’t have time for Facebook
    Busy, successful lawyers don’t have a lot of time for Facebook. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use social media in your marketing if you want to. It means you need to be careful that you don’t look like you have an…
  • Jul 24

    Another “fee raising” success story

    Another “fee raising” success story
    I spoke to another attorney yesterday who told me that, at my urging, he increased his fees approximately 40% and has received no resistance. His fees were low to begin with, he said, but this has emboldened him to increase his fees even…
  • Jul 23

    One step forward, two-steps back?

    One step forward, two-steps back?
    A tax resolution firm is running a radio ad featuring one of their satisfied clients. He says he hadn’t filed a return since 1990 and the IRS had finally caught up with him and demanded $68,000 in back taxes. I don’t know how he…
Rank this Week: 2077

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Jul 27

    The "Social" Estate Planning Attorney

    The "Social" Estate Planning Attorney
    How are your social skills? We’re not being nosy and asking about your social calendar - we’re interested in your social media programs!
  • Jul 24

    Solving Kyle's Biggest Marketing Issue

    Solving Kyle's Biggest Marketing Issue
    One day Kyle came to my office with a serious marketing issue. “If I lose this card, I’m in big trouble.” He showed me a 4x6 index card with tiny scribbled names and notes on both sides and asked, "Can you fix this?"
  • Jul 23

    Kyle’s Website Secret Sauce: SEO, Call Tracking, Analytics and …

    Kyle’s Website Secret Sauce: SEO, Call Tracking, Analytics and …
    Did I mention that Kyle’s digital marketing generates approximately 70 percent of his new business? And have I mentioned lately that research shows those professional firms who generate more of their new business online are more profitable…
Rank this Week: 2082

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Jul 27

    Client Development: If You Want to Persuade-Ask a Favor

    Client Development: If You Want to Persuade-Ask a Favor
    Have you ever persuaded someone by asking a favor? I am not suggesting asking for business, but there are other favors you can ask that will be very helpful. A few years ago I read Selling Power magazine article The Persuasion Principle: How…
  • Jul 24

    Client Development Coaching: How One Lawyer Got the Most from It

    Client Development Coaching: How One Lawyer Got the Most from It
    On Monday I posted a blog about the group telephone coaching program and the video coaching program. Dallas lawyer, Shawn Tuma watched the video, did the exercises and participated in a group coaching session. I asked Shawn to share his…
  • Jul 23

    Your Blog: Is it Resonating with Readers?

    Your Blog: Is it Resonating with Readers?
    I have long ago lost count of how many lawyer blogs I have read. Many firms where I have coached had no blogs before I started coaching there and now they have well over 10 blogs. You might be a lawyer in one of those firms. Recently I was…
Rank this Week: 2348

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Covers marketing techniques for attorneys and law firms.

http://smartblog.smartmarketingnow.com/
  • May 25

    How Social Media Ruined My Blog

    How Social Media Ruined My Blog
    I have posted on my blog 407 times since June 2004. More than ten years at something close to a weekly rate. When I started blogging, I had a big advantage — a background in journalism. I was used to … Continue reading →
  • Mar 2

    Literary Types Always End Up Talking Dirty

    Literary Types Always End Up Talking Dirty
    Recently, my best pal saw the movie Howl. Most of the movie is about the obscenity trial of  Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Shigeyoshi Murao. Ferlinghetti co-owned City Lights Booksellers and Publishers in San Francisco. (It’s…
  • Jan 5

    Stuart Scott RIP

    Stuart Scott RIP
    Like most American males, I have spent a large number of hours over the years watching SportsCenter and other programming on ESPN. So when Stuart Scott died this weekend, it came as a blow. I had no particular connection to … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2423

Creating Dominance

Creating Dominance

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

http://edwesemann.com
  • May 9

    Better Than Weeds?

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

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

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

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

    Breaking the Wall: Six Rules to Managing The Three Million Dollar Practice and Beyond
      It is relatively rare to find a major business developer in a law firm who maintains a truly large practice. Certainly there are situations where a partner is the responsible attorney for a large institutional relationship that may…
Rank this Week: 2736