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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/
  • Sep 22

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Income Inequality, Networking, Medical Marijuana

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Income Inequality, Networking, Medical Marijuana
    Before jumping into today’s Top 10, I wanted to note that we put together a couple recaps of the most talked-about sessions at the Clio Cloud Conference—those being on sessions from Richard Susskind and Jack Newton. Total posts on…
  • Sep 20

    New York Court rules Facebook may be used for service

    New York Court rules Facebook may be used for service
    Social media is establishing itself as an effective and reliable means of communication in this country. Even on legal matters. A New York Family Court Magistrate has ruled that a Staten Island man may use Facebook to serve his ex-wife legal…
  • Sep 19

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: BYOD Policy Tips, HR Data Privacy, JOBS Act

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: BYOD Policy Tips, HR Data Privacy, JOBS Act
    It’s crazy just how much of an issue data security is growing to be. Though, considering the fact that there’s data for everything now, it isn’t surprising. But with that in mind, think about HR—and how much more…
Rank this Week: 14

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Sep 22

    The Price of Crisis: Eminent Domain, Local Governments, and the Value of Underwater Mortgage

    The Price of Crisis: Eminent Domain, Local Governments, and the Value of Underwater Mortgage
    Brescia, Raymond H. and Martin, Nicholas M., The Price of Crisis: Eminent Domain, Local Governments, and the Value of Underwater Mortgages (September 19, 2014). Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, Vol. 24, 2014, Forthcoming.…
  • Sep 22

    NOAA Global Analysis of Land and Ocean Temperatures – August 2014

    NOAA Global Analysis of Land and Ocean Temperatures – August 2014
    NOAA: “The combined average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces for August 2014 was record high for the month, at 0.75°C (1.35°F) above the 20th century average of 15.6°C (60.1°F), topping the previous…
  • Sep 22

    Introducing Structured Snippets, now a part of Google Web Search

    Introducing Structured Snippets, now a part of Google Web Search
    Google Research Blog: “Google Web Search has evolved in recent years with a host of features powered by the Knowledge Graph and other data sources to provide users with highly structured and relevant data. Structured Snippets…
Rank this Week: 32

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: 114

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

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

    How Google’s Pigeon Update Might Impact Your Law Firm

    How Google’s Pigeon Update Might Impact Your Law Firm
    By now, you’ve probably heard something about Google’s recent Pigeon update. In short, Pigeon has rocked local search results. In many instances, it’s rocked them for the worse. SEL has a great Pigeon expert round-up. Here…
  • Jul 10

    Google AdWords Auction Update from Hal Varian

    Google AdWords Auction Update from Hal Varian
    Over at Inside AdWords, Google’s Chief Economist, Hal Varian has posted some additional insights about Quality Score and the AdWords Auction. Google users want ads they see to be relevant. They don’t want to be bothered by ads…
  • Jun 30

    Attorney SEO Checklist

    Attorney SEO Checklist
    Here are just a few quick SEO bullets that attorneys should work through to improve their visibility in organic search results. Your Audience Do you understand who your target audience is (i.e. demographic and pyschographic information)? Do…
Rank this Week: 178

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Jul 29

    The More You Blog, The More Clients You Get

    The More You Blog, The More Clients You Get
    It's been established that blogging generates real clients for law firms. What's more, research proves that the more often you blog, the more clients you get. Hubspot established that the frequency of blog posts directly correlates…
  • Jul 24

    YouTube is the Second Largest Search Engine on the Internet

    YouTube is the Second Largest Search Engine on the Internet
    More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. A compelling reason for lawyers to record video is that YouTube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network and it is the second largest search engine, after…
Rank this Week: 247

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: 353

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/
  • Sep 5

    Catch a Falling Star – Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks September 5, 2014

    Catch a Falling Star – Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks September 5, 2014
    Levitt v. Yelp! Inc., US 9th Cir. (9/2/14) Business Law, Internet Law Plaintiffs, small business owners, filed a class action suit alleging that Yelp, an online forum, extorted or attempted to extort advertising payments from them by…
  • Aug 22

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 22, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 22, 2014
    Lodge No. 5 of the Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Philadelphia, US 3rd Cir. (8/18/14) Communications Law, Constitutional Law The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), an incorporated collective bargaining organization that represents the…
  • Aug 1

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 1, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 1, 2014
    Bostic v. Schaefer, US 4th Cir. (7/28/14) Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Government & Administrative Law Plaintiffs filed suit challenging Virginia Code sections 20-45.2 and 20-45.3; the Marshall/Newman Amendment, Va.…
Rank this Week: 421

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Sep 4

    Offer Unbundled Legal Services to Compete in Today’s Legal Market

    Offer Unbundled Legal Services to Compete in Today’s Legal Market
    While the unbundling trend may be starting out with larger firms for startups and entrepreneurs, it will make its way to down to smaller sized firms and encompass many more areas of law. All lawyers can benefit from learning techniques for…
  • Sep 3

    How to Ask Another Attorney for Help

    How to Ask Another Attorney for Help
    Whether you are calling another member of your firm, or another attorney that you know, be respectful of the other attorney's time and advice.
  • Sep 2

    Using Social Media During Jury Trial

    Using Social Media During Jury Trial
    How can lawyers use social media during jury selection without crossing ethical lines? How can jurors use social media during trial?
Rank this Week: 437

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 560

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: 578

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Sep 23

    Metadata 101 for Lawyer

    Metadata 101 for Lawyer
    Most lawyers have probably heard the word "metadata" and, at minimum, know that it has something to do with their documents. But it's vital that every law office, staff included, is aware of the risks posed by metadata, and what steps can…
  • Sep 22

    Clio Debuts Extreme Makeover, Fastcase Partnership — and Android App

    Clio Debuts Extreme Makeover, Fastcase Partnership — and Android App
    At the Clio Cloud Conference, starting today in Chicago, Clio announced the latest iteration of its cloud-based law practice management platform — Clio Next. And there’s more: Clio announced an…
  • Sep 22

    Looking for Business with the Right Outside Organization

    Looking for Business with the Right Outside Organization
    Recently, one of my clients attended a public utilities association meeting. It's an industry in which he has both a client and an interest. When I asked how things went, he marveled that there were no other lawyers in attendance (although…
Rank this Week: 638

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: 646

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Tips for How to Bill Smarter (The First One Will Have You Smacking Your Head)

    Tips for How to Bill Smarter (The First One Will Have You Smacking Your Head)
    Well, he’s done it again.  Lee Rosen over at Divorce Discourse has written a blog post today that is a must-read on a subject that makes both attorneys and their clients cringe:  billing.   He provides 13 tips that…
  • Sep 22

    6 Steps to Get Your Law Firm to Stand Out Online

    6 Steps to Get Your Law Firm to Stand Out Online
    It wasn’t that long ago that a law firm could stand out online just for the sole reason that it had a website.  Today, law firm websites are ubiquitous, so they are no longer a differentiating factor.  You’re going to…
  • Sep 19

    Tips for Improving Your Client Retention Rate

    Tips for Improving Your Client Retention Rate
    Client retention consultancy Sparked counts some of the world’s most successful brands as its clients, including Microsoft, Google, Kraft, SAP, Barclays and more.  So it’s worth lending an ear when they release research that…
Rank this Week: 662

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Sep 20

    New Ethics Opinion Outlines Attorneys' Ethical Obligations on Social Media

    New Ethics Opinion Outlines Attorneys' Ethical Obligations on Social Media
    The Pennsylvania Bar Association has issued Formal Opinion 2014-300, a comprehensive opinion addressing numerous ethical issues involved in attorneys' use of social media. The 18 page opinion covers many areas that have plagued lawyers in…
  • Sep 12

    Improve Your Firm's Financial Performance

    Improve Your Firm's Financial Performance
    This month's issue of Law Practice Magazine is all about finance. If you're looking for some tips on how to improve your firm's financial performance, this month's issue can help. For example, check out this article from Peter Roberts on...
  • Aug 28

    Don't Let Fear of Your Competition Cripple Your Marketing

    Don't Let Fear of Your Competition Cripple Your Marketing
    Last week, Nancy Myrland did a post on her blog, "Competition Watching? Who Cares?!" in which she reminded her readers that, You can’t go through your professional life not showing your clients and potential clients what you know…
Rank this Week: 760

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: 832

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/
  • Sep 18

    We Cannot Keep New Business Intake In a Vacuum

    We Cannot Keep New Business Intake In a Vacuum
    736-hp VW Golf Toby Brown and I have had a number of discussions over the past few months on how law firms gather information during the new business intake (NBI) process. Toby comments that all of the focus on NBI is process driven, and…
  • Aug 12

    Let CI Be Your Guide

    Let CI Be Your Guide
    Someone asked me recently why I think more and more law firms are creating CI roles or increasing their CI capacity, encouraging their BD and Library staff to work more closely so forth. I didn't really have a good answer on the spot, "cause…
  • Jul 29

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound
    For those of you that attend the ILTA conferences, you may be aware of the (in)famous band called Legal Bytes. Legal Bytes is the world's only band made up entirely of current and former Chief Information Officers from law firms. At this…
Rank this Week: 912

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

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

    Case Study: Update on LPM’s benefits at Bilzin Sumberg (Part 2 of 2)

    Case Study: Update on LPM’s benefits at Bilzin Sumberg (Part 2 of 2)
    Jose Ferrer is a commercial litigation partner at Bilzin Sumberg who has an extensive practice in international disputes and arbitration. As noted in Part 1 of this post, a majority of Bilzin Sumberg’s partners completed our three-month…
  • Sep 9

    Case Study: Update on LPM’s benefits at Bilzin Sumberg (Part 1 of 2)

    Case Study: Update on LPM’s benefits at Bilzin Sumberg (Part 1 of 2)
    Last December I wrote in this blog that “no law firm on the planet has achieved more LPM behavior change, more quickly or more efficiently” than Miami firm Bilzin Sumberg. Since then, the firm’s LPM success has been featured…
  • Sep 9

    Ark webinars to discuss my new book: Client Value and Law Firm Profitability

    Ark webinars to discuss my new book: Client Value and Law Firm Profitability
    In association with the publication of my new book on Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, the Ark Group has scheduled a series of three webinars in which I will discuss key findings from our research with leading experts in...
Rank this Week: 949

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: 1015

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Client Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane Launches New Law Firm Website Running on Drupal
    Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane is a leading Connecticut law firm with offices in Greenwich and New Canaan (as well as 3 locations outside Connecticut) that recently launched its new website. Running on Drupal, the website features a…
Rank this Week: 1094

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: 1127

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Lots of News from Clio, Including Integration with Fastcase

    Lots of News from Clio, Including Integration with Fastcase
      The Clio Cloud Conference kicked off this morning in Chicago with a keynote by company cofounder Jack Newton in which he made a number of major announcements. Notably, Newton announced a new integration partnership between Clio and the…
  • Sep 22

    Lots of News from Clio, Including Integration with Fastcase

    Lots of News from Clio, Including Integration with Fastcase
      The Clio Cloud Conference kicked off this morning in Chicago with a keynote by company cofounder Jack Newton in which he made a number of major announcements. Notably, Newton announced a new integration partnership between Clio and the…
  • Sep 17

    Rocket Matter’s New iPad Version ‘Not Just an App’

    Rocket Matter’s New iPad Version ‘Not Just an App’
    “This is not just a companion app to our Web version,” Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port said about the iPad app the company released today. “It is a full-featured practice management platform.” In fact, the user interface…
Rank this Week: 1186

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
  • Aug 31

    Stem Client Roundup for August 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for August 2014
    Whether you consider the end of summer as “the most wonderful time of the year“, or are sad to see the sunny weather on the wane, the end of August is here, and soon we’ll all be back …
  • Aug 27

    CBA Futures Report: Roundup of Reaction

    CBA Futures Report: Roundup of Reaction
    A few weeks back, I published a summary of the new CBA Futures Report over on Slaw.ca. The input and reaction to this report is something we’ve been tracking here at Stem; as we all seem to think (in time) …
  • Jul 31

    Stem Client Roundup for July 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for July 2014
    American author Hal Borland once said, “Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January.” A bit of a deflating thought! Here at Stem …
Rank this Week: 1205

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
  • Sep 19

    New Orleans Maritime Law Firm – The Ary Law Firm

    New Orleans Maritime Law Firm – The Ary Law Firm
    The Ary Law Firm, a New Orleans business and government law firm, has launched a new Essentials website. A New Orleans native, Bart Ary began his career litigating serious casualty cases in every judicial district in southern Louisiana. …
  • Sep 19

    Florida Insurance Claims Law Firm – Struble, P.A.

    Florida Insurance Claims Law Firm – Struble, P.A.
    Struble, P.A., a Fort Lauderdale, Florida insurance claims law firm, has just launched an Essentials website.  From offices in Fort Lauderdale and Melbourne, Struble, P.A. represent clients throughout the State of Florida. Struble, P.A.…
  • Sep 18

    21 Ways to Approach Social Media

    21 Ways to Approach Social Media
    Every business knows they should be using social media, but not necessarily how to execute it. Despite the dozens of social media experts who give tips and offer suggestions, it is often hard to truly grasp what the best strategy…
Rank this Week: 1243

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: 1346

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
  • Sep 8

    Tips for Hiring a Law Firm Marketing Consultant: Part II – The Endgame

    Tips for Hiring a Law Firm Marketing Consultant: Part II – The Endgame
    My law firm administrator once said to me, in exasperation, “Consultants tell you what to do, not how to do it.” And he’s right. A consultant (from Latin: consultare “to discuss”) is a professional who provides…
  • Sep 4

    Tips for Hiring a Law Firm Marketing Consultant: Part I – Specialization

    Tips for Hiring a Law Firm Marketing Consultant: Part I – Specialization
    October is “just around the corner,” which signals that wonderful month of the year when you are asked to prepare next year’s marketing budget. No such luck as a blank check. The temptation to procrastinate will be strong.…
  • Jun 25

    A Legal Thriller

    A Legal Thriller
    If the swashbuckling criminal trial lawyer and oft times guest commentator on the CBS network, Paul Batista, had a blog, I’m pretty sure he’d write his own posts. But why waste time on a blog—here today, gone to the archive…
Rank this Week: 1463

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Sep 23

    Is Your Website Designed for Thumbs?

    Is Your Website Designed for Thumbs?
    With larger smartphone screen sizes gaining popularity, it’s becoming even more important to “design for thumbs” – meaning that websites need to be built so that the most important items are within the thumb’s natural reach when…
  • Sep 22

    I’m a New IMS Client … Now What? (Part 3!)

    I’m a New IMS Client … Now What? (Part 3!)
    In Part 3 of the New Client Experience series, we'll be covering the details of the third account management meeting: Blog Training.
  • Sep 19

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Marty Burbank

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Marty Burbank
    Our Client Spotlight this week is Marty Burbank from Fullerton, CA. Marty’s well-maintained website, e-News, blog, video center and print newsletters all pull their weight and work together to help him dominate the search engines.
Rank this Week: 1570

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Sep 23

    A recipe for better clients and bigger income

    A recipe for better clients and bigger income
    The other night my wife and I watched “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” a documentary about “Sukiyabashi Jiro,” a famed sushi restaurant in Japan and it’s master chef and owner, Jiro Ono. Actually, she watched it while I…
  • Sep 22

    Yes, it is your fault

    Yes, it is your fault
    We all know people who live a life of blame. When bad things happen, it’s someone else’s fault. It’s the economy. It’s the government. I got screwed by the judge. The other side’s attorney is an [expletive]. My…
  • Sep 19

    Networking: how to make a great second impression

    Networking: how to make a great second impression
    You’ve met someone new, through networking in person or online. You’ve done the card exchange, traded links, and said, “let’s keep in touch”. What now? How do you bridge the gap between first contact…
Rank this Week: 1874

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
  • Sep 23

    Two for Tuesdays: Content Marketing Idea

    Two for Tuesdays: Content Marketing Idea
    This Two for Tuesdays finds me in Budapest! I am visiting with one of our member firms to meet their partners and have some one-on-one time to discuss the ILN and how they can make the most of their membership.   Lucky for you, I set up…
  • Sep 22

    Let's Get Networking!

    Let's Get Networking!
    It's September, so you know what that means...it's prime time to re-ignite your networking efforts! For many ILN members, they'll have the chance to do that this week, as our European Regional Meeting kicks off in Oslo on…
  • Sep 19

    Week of September 15, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of September 15, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    It's the end of another week here at the ILN, and it has been a BUSY one! I leave on Sunday, first for Budapest to visit with one of our member firms, and then on to Oslo for our European Regional Meeting! We've got some great blog posts…
Rank this Week: 1882

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Sep 22

    Remain Top of Mind & Earn More Business With These 5 Email

    Remain Top of Mind & Earn More Business With These 5 Email
    Emails are a cost-effective way to nurture clients and leads and remain top of mind. But simply sending out a slew of mass emails won’t help you gain credibility, build trust and earn more business. Marketing estate planning services…
  • Sep 19

    School’s Back in Session! How Kids Can Teach Us Something About Organization

    School’s Back in Session! How Kids Can Teach Us Something About Organization
    Early September is back to school time. Like so many families this time of year, my husband and I set out to get our kids ready for their first day of school. Part of me was disappointed that summer had flown by so quickly. However, it was…
  • Sep 17

    End-of-Life Planning: Estate Planning at its Core

    End-of-Life Planning: Estate Planning at its Core
    As estate planning attorneys, we do many things for clients: We help clients plan for their own disability; We help clients decide who will manage their assets and care for them when they are sick; We help clients decide what will happen with…
Rank this Week: 1886

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Sep 11

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm

    Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm
    I recently wrote a post for Edge International Communiqué on the perils of making age-based assumptions about our legal-profession colleagues. I share it here for those who missed it. Both older and younger lawyers can let all kinds of…
  • Aug 27

    Can You Be Too Nice?

    Can You Be Too Nice?
    To most of us, courtesy and consideration are almost second nature. However, Michael Fertik — founder of reputation.com — says that when we assume a leadership capacity, being “too nice” can actually be detrimental to…
  • Jul 18

    Asking the Right Question

    Asking the Right Question
    In a recent Harvard Business Review blog post, journalist Warren Berger discusses the importance to effective leadership of asking the right questions – with the emphasis on the word “right.” “How you question is…
Rank this Week: 1919

On Legal Marketing

On Legal Marketing

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

http://scoop.jdsupra.com/
  • Aug 5

    Media Mentions: JD Supra Contributor Content in the New

    Media Mentions: JD Supra Contributor Content in the New
    For your reference, here’s a quick look at some of the ways in which JD Supra contributor content has been used in the media recently. As you know, we publish a broad mix of expert voices writing on issues of the day that impact…
  • Mar 13

    With @MimesisWebTV Former @BloombergLaw Host Lee Pacchia Brings Video to the Legal Profession

    With @MimesisWebTV Former @BloombergLaw Host Lee Pacchia Brings Video to the Legal Profession
    [Link: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms] Former lawyer, producer, and WebTV host Lee Pacchia helped build the multimedia team at Bloomberg Law. Over the course of several years, he produced hundreds of video and…
  • Mar 6

    Most-Viewed on JD Supra

    Most-Viewed on JD Supra
    From startup needs to SCOTUS cases in 2014, here’s a look at what captured reader attention last month on JD Supra. Takeaways? Several – and here’s one: if you’re a JD Supra contributor and get a call to participate in…
Rank this Week: 1787

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Sep 19

    Attorney's Fake Celebrity Photo Gallery on Website Draws Suspension

    Attorney's Fake Celebrity Photo Gallery on Website Draws Suspension
    Call her the Zelig or Forrest Gump of California attorneys, but you can also call her "suspended." I've seen a lot of fun and strange law firm web site ethics issues come up since the mid-90s, but it is refreshing to see that there are still…
  • Sep 8

    Peak Season for Law Firm Marketing & Business Development Is Here; Hurry before the Thanksgiving Lull hits!

    Peak Season for Law Firm Marketing & Business Development Is Here; Hurry before the Thanksgiving Lull hits!
    It was a joyous day on my work calendar after Labor Day when the kids went back to school. The camp bus pickup at 9 am is replaced by the school bus pickup at 7:25 am. Extended day at school moves the "end of day" from 4 pm to 6 pm. The…
  • Jul 14

    LP Magazine - Age over Beauty? Marketing a Law Firm's Anniversary

    LP Magazine - Age over Beauty? Marketing a Law Firm's Anniversary
    In the July/August 2014 issue of the ABA's Law Practice magazine, I address the always-sensitive subject of age. In this case, it is about the marketing value of a law firms' years. It is yet another subject that seems to present itself to me…
Rank this Week: 1978

Law Firm Transitions

Law Firm Transitions

Covers business development, knowledge management, alternative billing arrangements, technology and marketing. By Debra Baker.

http://www.lawfirmtransitions.com/
  • May 14

    The Rise of Non-Law Firm Competitor

    The Rise of Non-Law Firm Competitor
    This is the fourth in a series about the five emerging faces of the legal industry. In the new economy, lawyers don’t just compete against other lawyers for a share of the legal services market, they also compete against non lawyers.…
  • Feb 14

    The Efficient Law Firm

    The Efficient Law Firm
    This is the fourth in a series of posts about the New Faces of the Law Firm Competitive Landscape. The next emerging face of the legal industry is the efficient law firm. These are firms that recognize that even the most complex legal matters…
  • Nov 22

    The impact of Mega Global Firms on the Law Firm Competitive Landscape

    The impact of Mega Global Firms on the Law Firm Competitive Landscape
    This is the third in a series of posts about the New Faces of the Law Firm Competitive Landscape While there is no evidence to suggest that bigger is better, that hasn’t stopped a new breed of Mega Global Firms from emerging onto the…
Rank this Week: 2131

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: 2220

JDBlogger

JDBlogger

Covers legal marketing. By John Skiba.

http://jdblogger.com
Rank this Week: 2246

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 30

    Rainmaker Lawyer is Now A Registered Trademark

    Rainmaker Lawyer is Now A Registered Trademark
    It is with pride that I announce the registration of Rainmaker Lawyer as a Trademark on the Principal Register with the United States of America. Continue Reading...
Rank this Week: 2385

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: 2306

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: 2379

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: 2509

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: 2452

Business Development

Business Development

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

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

    It's All About Timing

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

    Test them

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

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

    A Great Site, Perfectly Executed, and a Great Site, Very Badly Executed
    Take a look at these two sites:www.mofo.comThe new Morrison & Foerster site. Beautifully designed (I'm amazed a big law firm let something so beautiful, striking, modern and designed actually get built), well-written, organized, everything.…
Rank this Week: 2335

Client Service for Law Firms

Client Service for Law Firms

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

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

    Word of Mouth Rules Again

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

    Employee Motivation!!

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

    Jeff Bezos Speak

    Jeff Bezos Speak
    Thanks to a friend, Jack Mowreader, for an HBR link of Jeff Bezos being interviewed. Feel free to read the entire thing, but here's the kicker as it relates to client service. I love this quote:
Rank this Week: 2340

The Legal Pioneer

The Legal Pioneer

Covers law startups--that is, Law 2.0 type companies that integrate law and technology to change the way law is practiced. By Amy Wan.

http://thelegalpioneer.blogspot.com
  • Sep 3

    Last Chance! Upvote the Legal Hackers panel for 2015 SXSW

    Last Chance! Upvote the Legal Hackers panel for 2015 SXSW
    The 2015 SXSW panel picker vote is soon coming to an end! We'd appreciate if you could take a minute and upvote (click on the thumbs up on the left) of a SXSW panel calledLegal Hackers: A Global Movement to Reform the Law. We have…
  • Aug 6

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy
    Mary Juetten, Founder and CEO of Traklight.com, created Traklight while earning her JD at Arizona State University. Instead of taking the bar, she chose to work at another software startup while working on Traklight on the side…
  • Jun 26

    LawKick: Lawyers go Groupon

    LawKick: Lawyers go Groupon
    Tell me about yourself.Aaron George and Michael Chasin met during their time at Loyola Law School. Both quickly learned of each other's entrepreneurial ambitions and past successes starting businesses. Neither of them had a strong desire to…
Rank this Week: 2601

Moire Marketing Blog

Moire Marketing Blog

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

http://www.moiremarketing.com/blog
  • Jul 16

    The Importance of Brand Discovery

    The Importance of Brand Discovery
    If you ever built a house, you understand the importance of designing the structure or floor plan with an architect before laying the foundation. If you are an attorney, you understand the importance of doing some discovery about your client…
  • May 13

    Are you Working in a Mad Men Environment?

    Are you Working in a Mad Men Environment?
    Can we learn anything about account management from AMC’s Mad Men? Lets start by questioning what it is that we really love about the show. Sure, those whiskey-infused morning advertising meetings and the banter between Don Draper and…
  • Mar 16

    March Madness as a Form of Client Education

    March Madness as a Form of Client Education
    Most people eagerly anticipate March's arrival. The days get warmer, cherry trees bloom, the sun still shines in the later in the afternoon and you can hear birds chirping for the first time in months. For me, however, I associate March…
Rank this Week: 2988

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: 2565