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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/
  • Jan 31

    Will I see you in New York City this week?

    Will I see you in New York City this week?
    I will be in New York City this week from Tuesday through Saturday. I’ll be there attending LegalYech as well as meeting with LexBlog Network members. Please look me up if you’d like to get together. One thing I’ll be doing…
  • Jan 30

    Michigan State Law School is schooling law firms on social media

    Michigan State Law School is schooling law firms on social media
    I had the honor of participating in a wonderful program at Michigan State Law School on Friday afternoon. A select group of law students had the opportunity to share how they were currently blogging and using social media for learning and…
  • Jan 30

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Unpaid Interns, Pipeline Law in 2015, Nutella

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Unpaid Interns, Pipeline Law in 2015, Nutella
    It’s time for the last Top 10 for the week on what, for us in Seattle, is Blue Friday—as the entire city gets ready for the big game on Sunday. In today’s Top 10, the lawyers at Seyfarth Shaw write on a very big unpaid…
Rank this Week: 12

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 1

    The Economic Value of Law Librarie

    The Economic Value of Law Librarie
    A Report of the American Association of Law Libraries Economic Value of Law Libraries Special Committee, January 2015 “This report is the result of the AALL Economic Value of Law Libraries Special Committee’s efforts to provide…
  • Jan 31

    The Largest Cleanup in History

    The Largest Cleanup in History
    “The Ocean Cleanup develops technologies to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution. The Ocean Cleanup’s goal is to fuel the world’s fight against oceanic plastic pollution, by initiating the largest cleanup in…
  • Jan 31

    Severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how technology can increase the supply of fresh water.

    Severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how technology can increase the supply of fresh water.
    MIT Technology Review – By David Talbot on December 16, 2014 “By 2025, an estimated 1.8 billion people will suffer from water scarcity. Even in drought-stricken California, San Diego stands out. It gets less rain than parched Los…
Rank this Week: 16

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t
    Lawyers know that pro se litigants have fools for clients. However, when it comes to pro se web marketing, well, that’s a different story. Over at SearchEngineLand, Andrew Shotland walks through a great example of a client who lost…
  • Dec 4

    Website Content Management vs Admin vs Marketing

    Website Content Management vs Admin vs Marketing
    Here’s an issue that surfaces from time to time, particularly in the legal web marketing sphere: I have a website and content management system that I am happy with. However, I don’t have anything to compare them to and I wonder…
  • Nov 26

    Use Social Media to Improve Local Search Visibility

    Use Social Media to Improve Local Search Visibility
    Last week I was in Dallas talking local search and social media. The gist of that talk was that social media can be a powerful tool for improving local search ranking factors. You can reviews the slides here: Going Local with Social from Gyi…
Rank this Week: 164

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 206

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jan 30

    Marriott Can No Longer Block You From Using Your Own Wi-Fi Because That Is Ridiculou

    Marriott Can No Longer Block You From Using Your Own Wi-Fi Because That Is Ridiculou
    It seems that semi-luxurious juggernaut Marriott was not content to charge you exorbitant prices for their wi-fi. They also wanted to make sure you could not use your wi-fi by blocking personal wifi hotspots.
  • Jan 30

    “30 Apps in 30 Minutes” Presentation Material

    “30 Apps in 30 Minutes” Presentation Material
    For the convenience of those in attendance, here are my slides and the list of apps from today's "30 Apps in 30 Minutes" presentation at Minnesota CLE.
  • Jan 30

    Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint Come To Android For Real This Time

    Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint Come To Android For Real This Time
    Where Microsoft’s core Office apps have been free for iOS for a couple months now, Android users have had to cool their heels until yesterday, when Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint finally showed up on the Google Play store. There…
Rank this Week: 267

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jan 30

    Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

    Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer
    In 2014, I spent a lot of time focused on the future of lawyers. One highlight of that was spending time with legal futurist Richard Susskind, who was our guest at the Oklahoma Bar Association's annual meeting in November. I also met and…
  • Jan 29

    Do Yourself a Favor

    Do Yourself a Favor
    Do you ever feel like everything you do is for someone else — be it clients, colleagues, staff, family members, the kid at the door selling candy bars to fund his class trip — when, truth be told, you are feeling pretty darn needy…
  • Jan 28

    A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing

    A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing
    If your ideal clients are on the Internet (and if they are alive, they are), you might be missing out on a world of marketing opportunity. You can kick back and hope the random hits Google coughs up for your practice do the trick. Or you can…
Rank this Week: 299

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: 362

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

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

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

    Building Your Practice Through Non-Profit or Civic Involvement

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

    It’s Never too Late to Set New Goal

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

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting

    Documenting Your Networking Meeting
    I was speaking to one of my clients the other day and he described for me what he does any time he makes a court appearance.  At the end of the day, he goes back to his office and takes a few minutes to document what happened.  He…
Rank this Week: 406

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Jan 20

    7 Tips of Transform into a Great Legal Networker

    7 Tips of Transform into a Great Legal Networker
    The legal job market is fiercely competitive. Learning to network can mean the difference between success and failure. Developing your networking skills can help you advance your career and grow a steady book of business that will give you…
  • Dec 6

    Bigger Legal Marketing Budgets Now Fund 6 Most Effective Tactic

    Bigger Legal Marketing Budgets Now Fund 6 Most Effective Tactic
    Law firms on average firms spent 3.4 percent of their annual collected fees on marketing and business development activities in 2013 -- up from a previous level of only 2.3 perclegalent in 2012. Legal marketing spending has rebounded to…
  • Aug 29

    Writing Your Personal Marketing Plan

    Writing Your Personal Marketing Plan
    Does your firm simply dress up the lawyers as hunters, send them into the woods and tell them to shoot at anything that moves? Instead, you should practice premeditated business development and make 2011 the best year financially in your…
Rank this Week: 428

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    5 Easy Ways to Grow Your Email Marketing List

    5 Easy Ways to Grow Your Email Marketing List
    With all the options available to you today to market your law firm, one of the cheapest and most effective is email marketing.  However, if you don’t have a great list of clients and prospects to send those emails to,…
  • Jan 29

    Arguments for Automating Your Email Marketing

    Arguments for Automating Your Email Marketing
    I love to travel, especially on those rare occasions where it is just me and my wife and a week of downtime in front of us.  I sometimes find myself perusing the Getaways section of Groupon’s website to see if there are any sales…
  • Jan 28

    How to Define Your Social Media Strategy

    How to Define Your Social Media Strategy
    When developing a strategy for social media marketing, you need to give serious thought to the 5 “W’s” and the “H”: Who is your target market What you want to accomplish Where you will be participating (Facebook,…
Rank this Week: 576

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/
  • Jan 29

    Stupid A.I.

    Stupid A.I.
    WaaS Since IBM is in the news this week for all the wrong reasons, I thought I would take a look at their marquee product...The latest Wonder of the Modern World...The Trebuchet that threw Alex Trebek... The Future Savior of the Legal…
  • Jan 28

    Why Mega Firms Will Win

    Why Mega Firms Will Win
    A few recent news posts have changed my thinking about the future of mega firms. This thinking was also influenced by knowledge from colleagues working with some of the big ones. Which mean this is one of my usual puzzle-piece ideas, but I…
  • Jan 9

    Lexis Gains Exclusive Legal Information Provider Status of The New York Time

    Lexis Gains Exclusive Legal Information Provider Status of The New York Time
    LexisNexis representatives are sending out notices that they are now the exclusive provider of The New York Times content for the legal market. For those of you that are keeping score, this adds to LexisNexis' exclusive content with Factiva…
Rank this Week: 587

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 593

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/
  • Jan 16

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

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

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014
    In re Adoption of K.P.M.A., Oklahoma Supreme Court (10/14/14) Constitutional Law, Family Law The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court’s review centered on the termination Respondent-appellant Billy McCall’s (Father)…
  • Oct 3

    Oh Say Can You Pro Se? Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 3, 2014

    Oh Say Can You Pro Se? Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 3, 2014
    Zavodnik v. Harper, Indiana Supreme Court (9/30/14) Civil Procedure Plaintiff was an abusive litigant. In this case, Plaintiff filed a complaint against Defendant, which the trial court dismissed for failure to prosecute or comply with…
Rank this Week: 633

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    The Big Story at Next Week’s LegalTech Isn’t a Product, It’s a Person

    The Big Story at Next Week’s LegalTech Isn’t a Product, It’s a Person
    Next week’s LegalTech will be a glitzy, bustling showcase of the world’s largest legal technology companies. But amidst it all, one individual may prove to be the biggest story of the show. After a 30-year career with ALM (the…
  • Jan 29

    New Web Service Serves as ‘Ethics ER’ for Lawyer

    New Web Service Serves as ‘Ethics ER’ for Lawyer
    A former American Bar Association ethics lawyer has launched a web service that serves as an “emergency room” for lawyers who need immediate assistance with legal ethics issues. The site, ER for Lawyers, provides ethics research…
  • Jan 28

    How Small Firms Are Using Big Data Technology Tool

    How Small Firms Are Using Big Data Technology Tool
    You probably think of big data as something only big firms deal with. Increasingly, however, technology is enabling smaller firms to make use of big data. In the latest issue of the ABA Journal, I have an article that looks at two examples of…
Rank this Week: 701

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
  • Jan 30

    Stem Client Roundup for January 2015

    Stem Client Roundup for January 2015
    Hello, 2015! The new year is off to a terrific start, with lots of projects keeping Stem’s clients busy. Here’s a look at what they’ve been up to in January: Cloud practice management software company Clio shared a cool…
  • Jan 28

    Legal Web Marketing: Search vs. Social

    Legal Web Marketing: Search vs. Social
    A client recently emailed me for my thoughts on Kevin O’Keefe’s post “Good law blogs losing traffic from Google?“, specifically wondering about the value of social media vs. search traffic. Here’s what I…
  • Jan 16

    2014 Clawbies: The Acceptance Speeche

    2014 Clawbies: The Acceptance Speeche
    Another edition of the Clawbies has wrapped up – have you checked out the latest Canadian Law Blog Award winners yet? Here’s what some of the winners and finalists had to say about their wins: Double Aspect Canadian Appeals…
Rank this Week: 825

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: 792

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Jan 19

    Do Something! Don't Let Fear Stand In Your Way

    Do Something! Don't Let Fear Stand In Your Way
    The Editor's Note from Amy Cosper, Editor in Chief, in the February 2015 issue of Entrepreneur magazine is an excellent read for any entrepreneur, including those intrepid souls who go out on their own to develop their own law practices....
  • Jan 8

    New Year New Marketing

    New Year New Marketing
    January is traditionally a month of resolutions, of looking back over the past years at successes and failures, looking forward toward a new year, and deciding what changes could be made and what new initiatives could be implemented in…
  • Dec 19

    Florida Bar Ban on Past Results in Attorney TV Ads Struck Down by Federal Court

    Florida Bar Ban on Past Results in Attorney TV Ads Struck Down by Federal Court
    In a case entitled Robert Rubenstein v. The Florida Bar, United States District Court Judge Beth Bloom of the Southern District of Florida ruled last week that it is unconstitutional for the Florida Bar to prevent a lawyer from using...
Rank this Week: 833

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

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

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

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo

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

    Join Us At Our Strategic Retreat in New York

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

    Wow. That Was Fast.

    Wow. That Was Fast.
    “Are you serious about taking control of your future?” This was the question being posed to me by the guy across the table. “Yes” I answered timidly. “Then you need to learn how to get tings done…
Rank this Week: 960

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: 912

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Jan 30

    7 ways to write faster

    7 ways to write faster
    My goals this year require me to do more writing. To accomplish this, I plan to write faster. The faster I write, the more work product I will get out the door producing more income, bringing more traffic, generating more leads, and building…
  • Jan 29

    Why you don’t have time for marketing

    Why you don’t have time for marketing
    You know that you should be marketing your legal servicees. You tell yourself, “I don’t have the time,” so you don’t. The thing is, you don’t have the time because you tell yourself you don’t. Every time…
  • Jan 28

    Put all your eggs in one basket, just make sure it’s YOUR basket

    Put all your eggs in one basket, just make sure it’s YOUR basket
    I constantly beat the “focus” drum–do a few things and do them well, don’t spread yourself too thin, don’t try to be all things to all people. I agree with Mark Twain who said, “Put all your eggs in one…
Rank this Week: 993

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
  • Jan 30

    Week of January 26, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of January 26, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    I'm back in New Jersey for this week's round up, and would you believe that there's more snow here than there was in the Italian alps? Fortunately, the heavy snowfall of Juno missed us this week (although I was excited for a big storm), but…
  • Jan 28

    Legal Technology - What's Next?

    Legal Technology - What's Next?
    Today, I'm bringing you the final installment of my recaps from the Viewabill webinar (recording and audio available here). We've learned some really interesting things about what both inside and outside counsel are thinking these days in…
  • Jan 26

    Fostering Collaboration Between Clients and Lawyers: The Transparency Piece

    Fostering Collaboration Between Clients and Lawyers: The Transparency Piece
    Building on Viewabill's last webinar session (audio and presentation recording here), they moved into a discussion of transparency, and its impact on the inside/outside counsel relationship. Per their session agenda, What role has…
Rank this Week: 1053

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: 1087

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
  • Jan 30

    The Different Types of Home Page Content

    The Different Types of Home Page Content
    Choosing a Home Page Style Your home page content is an important – if not the most important – aspect of your website. It is the first branded piece that users will see. It should reflect your firm values and… Categories:…
  • Jan 28

    Make Users Happy: Increase Your Website Load Time

    Make Users Happy: Increase Your Website Load Time
    Increasing the load time of your website is one the easiest (and fastest) updates you can make and it will render immediate results. Faster load times mean decreased bounce rates and higher user engagement. We find that after just…
  • Jan 27

    Florida Bar Rules About Website Stock Imagery

    Florida Bar Rules About Website Stock Imagery
    Custom photography can be expensive and the high-end look it creates isn’t always the goal of every law firm. So, many legal professionals with budget in mind default to using stock imagery on their website. These images will often…
Rank this Week: 1192

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Jan 28

    A new alliance to improve pricing and legal project management

    A new alliance to improve pricing and legal project management
    Press Release: January 28, 2015 Media Contacts: Scott Rosenberg, srosenberg@projectleadership.net, (312) 258-5318 Jim Hassett, jhassett@legalbizdev.com, (617) 217-2578 Project Leadership Associates and LegalBizDev Announce a Strategic…
  • Jan 27

    One employment lawyer’s task list for a pre-complaint demand

    One employment lawyer’s task list for a pre-complaint demand
    A guest post by Judith Droz Keyes Judith Droz Keyes is a labor and employment lawyer and partner at Davis Wright Tremaine who recently completed our Certified Legal Project Manager Program®. This is the first of two blog posts based...
  • Jan 20

    Sample Risk Analysis Template for a public M&A matter, advising the target

    Sample Risk Analysis Template for a public M&A matter, advising the target
    A guest post by Sverre Tyrhaug Background: Sverre Tyrhaug is the Managing Partner of Thommessen, the largest law firm in Norway. He is one of five individuals from the firm who are currently completing our Certified Legal Project Manager…
Rank this Week: 1185

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

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

http://www.lawyercasting.com/
  • Nov 6

    Closed Loop Marketing for Law Firms With Salesforce.com

    Closed Loop Marketing for Law Firms With Salesforce.com
    John Wanamaker, a retailing pioneer in the late 1800’s, was fond of saying, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.” Today’s law firms face the same frustration. On the one...
  • Nov 5

    Lawyer Blog Ghostwriting Unethical? You've Got to be Kidding!

    Lawyer Blog Ghostwriting Unethical? You've Got to be Kidding!
    There's recently been opinions expressed online that ghostwriting lawyer blogs is unethical. We find it hard to believe there's anyone who seriously thinks that's the case (absent an ulterior motive of some sort). Rather, we submit that…
  • May 1

    Law Firm Email Marketing Benchmarks and Best Practices for 2013

    Law Firm Email Marketing Benchmarks and Best Practices for 2013
    We wanted to share the most recently computed average rates for key performance metrics for law firm email marketing campaigns in 2013 (based on the approximately 4.8 million emails sent by our law firm accounts during 2013). Here's what…
Rank this Week: 1170

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: 1138

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Jan 28

    Don’t Fall for These Email Marketing Myth

    Don’t Fall for These Email Marketing Myth
    Have the rules for email marketing changed? Actually, yes. Many email standards remain unchanged, but there are some so-called rules out there about email that don’t really apply anymore. Here are a few important ones to recognize.
  • Jan 27

    Engaging with Social Media

    Engaging with Social Media
    Think you are "set" with your social media with one blog post sharing per day? "Engaging with your audience is a crucial aspect of becoming a social media influencer." Read on for tips on sharing interesting content with…
  • Jan 21

    5 Reasons to Remove Your Slider

    5 Reasons to Remove Your Slider
    About a year ago, we talked about how sliders would be a declining trend in 2014. While this is true to a degree, sliders still seem to be a popular choice. I still stand by the idea that a slider is not necessarily the best option. If your…
Rank this Week: 1297

Virtual Marketing Officer

Virtual Marketing Officer

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

http://virtualmarketingofficer.com
  • Jan 22

    10 Tips for Converting Your Presentation Slide Deck for SlideShare

    10 Tips for Converting Your Presentation Slide Deck for SlideShare
    SlideShare.net makes it really easy to double down on that live presentation slide deck that you spent hours developing. In some case it takes just 30 minutes—the time it takes to revise your deck for the SlideShare audience—to…
  • Jan 14

    Six Can’t-Miss Plays to Supercharge Your Online Marketing in 2015.

    Six Can’t-Miss Plays to Supercharge Your Online Marketing in 2015.
    By now you’ve probably scanned at least a dozen or so ‘2015 social media prediction’ posts, and maybe you found a nugget or two that you can add to your strategy. Maybe you’re looking for more direction? How close are…
  • Dec 3

    Top Ranked Blogs Get Passed Over By The 2014 ABA Blawg 100

    Top Ranked Blogs Get Passed Over By The 2014 ABA Blawg 100
    Santa’s got a list. He’s checking it twice. Every “list” deserves a little scrutiny—a second look? Well, here’s to that… In a few weeks we’ll not only know who’s been naughty or nice,…
Rank this Week: 1324

Creating Dominance

Creating Dominance

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

http://edwesemann.com
  • Jan 14

    Is it Time to Abandon Your Firm’s Business Model?

    Is it Time to Abandon Your Firm’s Business Model?
    Big Law is dying!  That’s the theme of thousands of articles and blog posts that show up on our desktops every week.  Mainly the writers are wringing their hands about the disruption that is occurring to the traditional…
  • Nov 28

    Déjà vu All Over Again

    Déjà vu All Over Again
    Well, we’re about to do it again.  Virtually every law firm in the world is preparing for a compensation review to determine the distribution of next year’s profits.  Thousands of non-billable hours will be spent by…
  • Nov 9

    Selling a Merger

    Selling a Merger
    We’ve seen it dozens of times.  The leaders of two firms work to put together a merger, but when it is introduced to the respective partnerships, the merger gets shot down.  The firm’s managing partners have wasted…
Rank this Week: 1470

Blawg Review

Blawg Review

Features reviews of legal blogs.

http://blawgreview.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 3

    In Memoriam: A Final Blawg Review

    In Memoriam: A Final Blawg Review
    In January 2007, I received an e-mail message from Ed., the mysterious and pseudonymous editor of Blawg Review. By that point, I'd hosted a couple of Blawg Reviews and become a "sherpa", assisting Ed. and the guest hosts to source material…
  • Jul 2

    The Civil Rights Act, 1964

    The Civil Rights Act, 1964
    Blawg Review #324 at the law blog of Texas attorney Paul Kennedy, The Defense Rests, marks this day in 1964 when Lyndon Baines Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ending segregation in the United States, a signature piece of…
  • Jun 3

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special
    From his duck blind on the banks of the Thames, Charon QC watched as Her Majesty's barge and a flotilla of a thousand lesser vessels paraded before an adoring public out in the rain to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's first sixty years.Quite…
Rank this Week: 1484

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: 1443

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: 1702

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Jan 30

    Client Development: Sometimes You Need Some Luck

    Client Development: Sometimes You Need Some Luck
    I tell lawyers I coach that at some point there is a luck factor in client development. I know. I experienced it at least twice. I will share one of those lucky experiences here. Yesterday, I was the Keynote speaker at the Wisconsin…
  • Jan 29

    Client Development: 15 Incredibly Important Things Every Lawyer Should Know

    Client Development: 15 Incredibly Important Things Every Lawyer Should Know
    Recently I met and had coaching sessions for the last time with a group of lawyers I have coached for the last 18 months. They were all associates when we started. Now many of them have been promoted to partner and others will likely be…
  • Jan 28

    Client Development Tips: From Law Firm Lawyer Who is Now In-House

    Client Development Tips: From Law Firm Lawyer Who is Now In-House
    A lawyer I coached recently went in-house with a well known corporation. I asked him what he knows now that he wished he had known when he was in private practice. Here are his tips: Tip #1: Spell my name correctly. That goes for both me and…
Rank this Week: 1996

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/
  • Jan 25

    Practice Meat

    Practice Meat
    Practice Meat A handful of instances a 12 months, each and every year, I brush off the patio furniture in the back yard, eliminate the cover from the propane fuel barbecue and wipe it down. My pals commence to arrive we break out the wine and…
  • Dec 26

    Stark Law

    Stark Law
    Stark Law There is a practice referred to as Physician self-referral. This is when a doctor refers a patient to a health care facility, which he has portion ownership, fiscal interests or investment in. It is thought to be a conflict of…
  • Nov 26

    Lastest Attorney Practice New

    Lastest Attorney Practice New
    Modest Business Specialist: How Do You Find And Select A Attorney? What are your major places of practice? What is the breakdown of the sort of work you typically do? How often do you handle issues like mine? Are there other lawyers in your…
Rank this Week: 1959

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/
  • Jan 20

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t
    Lawyers know that pro se litigants have fools for clients. However, when it comes to pro se web marketing, well, that’s a different story. Over at SearchEngineLand, Andrew Shotland walks through a great example of a client who lost…
  • Dec 4

    Website Content Management vs Admin vs Marketing

    Website Content Management vs Admin vs Marketing
    Here’s an issue that surfaces from time to time, particularly in the legal web marketing sphere: I have a website and content management system that I am happy with. However, I don’t have anything to compare them to and I wonder…
  • Nov 26

    Use Social Media to Improve Local Search Visibility

    Use Social Media to Improve Local Search Visibility
    Last week I was in Dallas talking local search and social media. The gist of that talk was that social media can be a powerful tool for improving local search ranking factors. You can reviews the slides here: Going Local with Social from Gyi…
Rank this Week: 1842

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jan 9

    Alternative Fees For Litigators: Timely and Practical Advice

    Alternative Fees For Litigators: Timely and Practical Advice
    I am delighted to recommend to you a new book by my esteemed colleague and friend, Patrick J. Lamb. Alternative Fees for Litigators and their Clients is published by the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association. Most law firms…
  • Dec 26

    Listen up!

    Listen up!
    __________ Many of the thousands of lawyers we have trained in client relations skills, or coached to enhance their book of business, have told us that listening is the most important skill they can possess. Invest 7 minutes and 47 seconds to…
  • Dec 4

    Why Google Values Predictability

    Why Google Values Predictability
    _________________________ A recent post on the Human Capital League website talks about “The Boring Trait that Google Looks for in its Leaders.” Contrary to what most of us might think, the article says, “The most important…
Rank this Week: 1978

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Jan 6

    LPT: (Women) Progressing into Partnership--Road Rules for a New Role

    LPT: (Women) Progressing into Partnership--Road Rules for a New Role
    The December 2014 issue of Law Practice Today (LPT) is dedicated to the theme of New Partners, in advance of the annual ABA New Partners Institute in Washington, DC on April 17th. Amy Drushal of Trenam Kemker (a speaker for the NPI and…
  • Jan 6

    LP Magazine - Embracing the Changing Face of PR (and a tribute to Lou Corletto)

    LP Magazine - Embracing the Changing Face of PR (and a tribute to Lou Corletto)
    In the November/December 2014 issue of the ABA's Law Practice magazine, I write about Embracing the Changing Face of PR. In the column, I write about how much the concept of PR has changed with time and technology. While I still believe that…
  • Oct 3

    ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop: Progressing into Partner--Road Rule

    ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop: Progressing into Partner--Road Rule
    The biannual ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop will take place November 7-8, 2014 at The US Grant hotel in San Diego, California. I will be speaking on a panel entitled "Progressing into Partner--Road Rules," with an esteemed faculty…
Rank this Week: 1858

Amy Campbell's Web Log

Amy Campbell's Web Log

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/amy
  • Jan 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…
  • Sep 28

    Technology Disruption Takes Hold on Big Law

    Technology Disruption Takes Hold on Big Law
    I don’t pretend to be any type of analyst on the legal industry, but I do recognize an important article when I see one. Anyone working in legal services should find reading Who’s eating law firms’ lunch? by Rachel Zahorsky…
Rank this Week: 2468

In Black And White

In Black And White

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

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

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?

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

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result

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

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head
    I worked with a new client today and we embarked on a journey to figure out what she needs to do to leave her job and start her own firm. We created a roadmap. We started by exploring her personal brand… what’s her unique…
Rank this Week: 2099

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: 2137

Louise Rosen Byer

Louise Rosen Byer

Covers communications, strategic marketing, and social networking for the legal industry.

http://www.louiserosenbyer.com/
  • May 3

    Thinking Differently About Balance

    Thinking Differently About Balance
    A while back, I read a great piece by Christine Riordin in the HBR on what she says we inaccurately call work-life balance. Apparently, researchers have found that when we are on the job believing that we don't have enough family or personal…
  • May 2

    Attribution ... why it matters.

    Attribution ... why it matters.
    This week there has been lots of press on the Apple Samsung case, particularly in the Bay Area. The discussion is not limited to SV insiders, because the claims that have been made in the case deal with issues many of us have confronted in…
  • Jul 12

    When Silence is Not Golden

    When Silence is Not Golden
    If you are a professional, you have had tough ethical decisions to make in your career. This is an inescapable aspect of being in the business world. If this has not happened to you, you are new to your profession. And if it has, you are…
Rank this Week: 2373

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: 2141

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jan 30

    New Year, Fresh Perspective.

    New Year, Fresh Perspective.
    It seems like just yesterday we were worried about Y2K and fearing the crash of our computers and technology infrastructure. Fortunately, we needlessly worried about something that never came to pass. A few years ago a friend and I shared a…
  • Jan 28

    Could Capital Gains Taxation Change?

    Could Capital Gains Taxation Change?
    President Obama recently gave his State of the Union address. In the address, he mentions at least two tax proposals which would substantially impact our clients and both involve the taxation of capital gains. Proposals First, the President…
  • Jan 26

    What Attorneys Can Learn From My Dentist

    What Attorneys Can Learn From My Dentist
    Has this ever happened to you? Picture it. You’re standing in line at Starbucks, talking with a colleague or friend, and someone you barely know rushes up to you, practically bursting at the seams to tell you something horrible that had…
Rank this Week: 3383

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
  • Jan 30

    Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

    Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer
    In 2014, I spent a lot of time focused on the future of lawyers. One highlight of that was spending time with legal futurist Richard Susskind, who was our guest at the Oklahoma Bar Association's annual meeting in November. I also met and…
  • Jan 29

    Do Yourself a Favor

    Do Yourself a Favor
    Do you ever feel like everything you do is for someone else — be it clients, colleagues, staff, family members, the kid at the door selling candy bars to fund his class trip — when, truth be told, you are feeling pretty darn needy…
  • Jan 28

    A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing

    A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing
    If your ideal clients are on the Internet (and if they are alive, they are), you might be missing out on a world of marketing opportunity. You can kick back and hope the random hits Google coughs up for your practice do the trick. Or you can…
Rank this Week: 2610

Law Marketing Monitor

Law Marketing Monitor

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

http://www.lawmarketingmonitor.com/
  • Jan 20

    Is Any of this Working?

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

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist
    Have you considered the marketing consequence of your website domain selection? Is the website content and structure properly organized? Is the website’s hosting causing issues with search performance (i.e. speed, location, etc)? Are…
  • Sep 5

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist

    Law Firm SEO Website Marketing Checklist
    Have you considered the marketing consequence of your website domain selection? Is the website content and structure properly organized? Is the website’s hosting causing issues with search performance (i.e. speed, location, etc)? Are…
Rank this Week: 3044