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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/
  • Aug 21

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Podcast Patent Troll, Payday Loans, Fedex Trafficking Drug

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Podcast Patent Troll, Payday Loans, Fedex Trafficking Drug
    Apologies for this going live a bit later than normal, but we’re here with today’s Top 10 nonetheless. Some highlights: Foley & Lardner’s Matthew Riopelle asks an interesting question, on whether or not driverless cars…
  • Aug 20

    Five tips for faster blogging

    Five tips for faster blogging
    I regularly hear from lawyers that blogging takes too much time. Many just lack the passion, but for others they’re not taking advantage of blogging practices that can save a lot of time. CNBC contributor and author Carol Roth…
  • Aug 20

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Fantasy Football Trademarks, the Millennial Market, Lawyer Presentation

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Fantasy Football Trademarks, the Millennial Market, Lawyer Presentation
    I never cease being amazed by the creativity some of our trademark lawyers have when it comes to post ideas. That continues today as Martha Engel writes today on whether or not fantasy football league names can be trademarked. Total posts on…
Rank this Week: 15

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 21

    Quarterly Gross Domestic Product by State, 2005–2013 (Prototype Statistics)

    Quarterly Gross Domestic Product by State, 2005–2013 (Prototype Statistics)
    August 20, 2014: “…the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released prototype statistics of quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) by state for 2005–2013. These new statistics provide a more complete picture of economic growth…
  • Aug 21

    The transmission of unconventional monetary policy to the emerging market

    The transmission of unconventional monetary policy to the emerging market
    The transmission of unconventional monetary policy to the emerging markets, BIS Papers No 78 August 2014. 367 pages, PDF. “Highly accommodative monetary policies in the major advanced economies and the questions about the exit…
  • Aug 21

    Economic Characteristics of Households in the US: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Quarters 2012

    Economic Characteristics of Households in the US: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Quarters 2012
    US Census: “This collection of seven tables for each quarter comes from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. The tables that examine the role of government-sponsored benefit programs and the labor market among the…
Rank this Week: 21

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 120

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: 243

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: 288

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 21

    Substance and Form: The Elements of a Lawyer Brand

    Substance and Form: The Elements of a Lawyer Brand
    Branding. It's one of the most overworked and overanalyzed topics in the marketplace of ideas. Paradoxically, or perhaps consequently, it's also one of the most misunderstood. This misunderstanding isn’t a definitional one.…
  • Aug 20

    Five Ways Mindfulness Can Benefit Lawyer

    Five Ways Mindfulness Can Benefit Lawyer
    Mindfulness means to be in the present and to accept each moment without preference or judgment. It’s an ancient practice that comes from Buddhism. It's not a religious practice. Rather, it’s a way to engage in our lives with care…
  • Aug 19

    Free Tip Sheet: 40 Ways to Make Networking Work

    Free Tip Sheet: 40 Ways to Make Networking Work
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Rank this Week: 316

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Jul 23

    How to Get Your Press Release Reported in The New

    How to Get Your Press Release Reported in The New
    To get your story reported in the news, law firms should: Send press releases in the morning. Contact news reporters via Twitter. Grab a journalist's attention with a gripping subject line in an email. These are a few of the points that 100…
Rank this Week: 317

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    6 Simple Steps To Attract the Clients You Want (and Who Want to Keep You)

    6 Simple Steps To Attract the Clients You Want (and Who Want to Keep You)
    I know it’s difficult to turn business away, especially if your practice is struggling with cash flow, but you are never going to have that lifestyle law firm you want if you keep taking on the wrong types of clients. Here are six…
  • Aug 20

    Why Good Website Design Matter

    Why Good Website Design Matter
    Good website design is based on a number of factors, many of which have to do with taking into account the human factor since you are, obviously, building a site to be viewed by humans.  And most humans: Don’t want to wait for a…
  • Aug 19

    Social Surpassing Search for Driving Traffic to Your Website and Blog

    Social Surpassing Search for Driving Traffic to Your Website and Blog
    So here’s something interesting:  social media is beginning to surpass online search as the top referrer to other websites: This news was enough to make the New York Times take notice in a recent piece about BuzzFeed, which just…
Rank this Week: 447

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 21

    Whither Change?

    Whither Change?
    Image [cc] Moyan Brenn Three posts recently caught my eye. One was on the imminent demise of BigLaw. The other was on how small firms are about to have their day. In the third one Thomas Sager, the GC for Dupont takes GCs to task for not…
Rank this Week: 458

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
  • Aug 20

    5 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Media Strategy

    5 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Media Strategy
    Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting   Quotes to Inspire Your Social Media Strategy Social media can easily be used in the wrong way. After reading numerous articles on social media and the various strategies others recommend, I…
  • Aug 19

    Atlanta Civil Litigation – Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout

    Atlanta Civil Litigation – Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout
    Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout (WACHP), an Atlanta trial law firm, has just launched a website. WACHP was founded in 1984 by a core group of litigators in Atlanta with a mission to meet the special needs of clients.…
  • Aug 19

    Webinar: SEO is a Partnership

    Webinar: SEO is a Partnership
    Learn more about the importance of the client-marketing firm relationship when engaging in a new SEO campaign. Myself and David, Lead SEO, breakdown the duties and expectations for a successful campaign.   Categories: PaperStreet The…
Rank this Week: 462

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    UMass Law’s ‘Justice Bridge’ Pairs New Lawyers with Needy Client

    UMass Law’s ‘Justice Bridge’ Pairs New Lawyers with Needy Client
    The University of Massachusetts School of Law has launched what it is calling an incubator designed to help new lawyers start their careers while serving modest-income clients who might not otherwise afford a lawyer. Justice Bridge is…
  • Aug 18

    Microsoft Launches Document Management System for Legal

    Microsoft Launches Document Management System for Legal
    At the ILTA annual conference in Nashville today, Microsoft Corp. announced the release of a preview version of a new document management and collaboration platform designed for law firms and legal departments. Called Matter Center for Office…
  • Aug 18

    Another App from the ‘Hackcess’ Winner

    Another App from the ‘Hackcess’ Winner
    I recently reported here about the ABA Journal’s Hackcess to Justice, the first-ever hackathon held during an ABA annual meeting. First prize went to William Palin, a Massachusetts lawyer. Over the course of the two-day event,…
Rank this Week: 535

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: 583

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: 603

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 701

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: 700

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: 803

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Aug 21

    How to beat the competition in marketing a law practice

    How to beat the competition in marketing a law practice
    If you want to build an average law firm, find out what other lawyers are doing and do the same thing. Target the cases and clients they target, network where they network, and make your website look like their website. If you’re lucky,…
  • Aug 20

    You have been judged and found guilty

    You have been judged and found guilty
    I judge you. Yes I do. When you associate with someone who does bad things I think less of you. When you support and promote their business or message, when you re-post their words, when you listen to their music, I assume you believe in them…
  • Aug 19

    You’re not thinking big enough

    You’re not thinking big enough
    If you’re not wealthy, there’s a good chance you’re not thinking big enough. In, 10 Ways in Which Wealthy People Think Differently About Money, the author says, “The wealthy think big”: When you focus on…
Rank this Week: 811

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Jul 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…
  • Jul 3

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law

    “Competitive Intelligence” and the Practice of Law
    The Legal Intelligencer has launched a series of articles that focus on “competitive intelligence” in the context of legal practice. The term “competitive intelligence” refers to the ways in which one company makes…
  • Jun 27

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice

    Where Evolutionary Technology Meets Your Legal Practice
    At first blush, you might ask what a bionic arm catching objects in mid-flight has to do with the practice of law. I assert: “Everything.” Who are the lawyers who represent these evolutionary products? Clearly, there will be lots…
Rank this Week: 835

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/
  • 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.…
  • Jul 25

    Supreme Court or Bust: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 25, 2014

    Supreme Court or Bust: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 25, 2014
    Two federal appeals courts this week issued conflicting opinions on Obamacare. King v. Burwell, US 4th Cir. (7/22/14) Health Law, Tax Law Plaintiffs filed suit challenging the validity of an IRS final rule implementing the premium tax…
  • Jul 18

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 18, 2014 – As California Goes . . .

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 18, 2014 – As California Goes . . .
    This week, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued a ruling that California’s death penalty is unconstitutional.  Read Courtney Minick’s analysis of the opinion on…
Rank this Week: 869

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: 994

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
  • Aug 21

    Standing Out in a Sea of Content: A Webinar Recap

    Standing Out in a Sea of Content: A Webinar Recap
    Yesterday, the LMA Social Media SIG group was treated to a wonderful webinar, which focused on the 2014 State of Digital and Content Marketing Strategy survey done by Greentarget, Zeughauser Group, and ALM. The webinar featured John…
  • Aug 20

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: The Rainmaking Habit

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: The Rainmaking Habit
    My friend & rainmaking coach and trainer, Jaimie Field, is back with an excellent post today on why you should be motivated to create some new rainmaking habits!  *** Recently, I have been trying to develop some habits which will…
  • Aug 19

    Two for Tuesdays: What NOT to do When Speaking with a Client

    Two for Tuesdays: What NOT to do When Speaking with a Client
    This week's Two for Tuesdays suggestion comes straight from my friend, Nancy Myrland of Myrland Marketing - Strategic Social Media, who has two tips for what we should avoid doing when speaking with clients - and these are excellent…
Rank this Week: 1036

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Aug 21

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Julia Nickerson

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Julia Nickerson
    Our Client Spotlight this week is Julia Nickerson from Austin, TX. Nickerson Law Group has always been a pleasure to work with. Julia’s website is light and airy, and highlights her focus on comprehensive planning for families of all ages…
  • Aug 20

    Bargain Shopping For a Logo?

    Bargain Shopping For a Logo?
    If you’ve ever done a quick online search to price out a new logo design, you know that the results vary widely. While high-end firms will charge hundreds of thousands of dollars, the most eye-catching deals are often the deals...
  • Aug 19

    Staffing Your Law Firm: How To Build an A-Team

    Staffing Your Law Firm: How To Build an A-Team
    Staffing is probably one of the most frustrating aspects of running any type of business; but can be especially crucial in a small business like your law office. So, how do you start building an A-Team at your law firm? Hear from Dr. Richard…
Rank this Week: 1021

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: 1034

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: 1210

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: 1235

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Aug 19

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 3 of 4)

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 3 of 4)
    Ross Emmerman is a Chicago-based corporate and M&A lawyer at Loeb & Loeb who was coached by Fred Kinch. Ross says that although many attorneys at the firm start out by considering LPM to be just one more thing that...
  • Aug 12

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 2 of 4)

    LPM Case Study: Loeb & Loeb (Part 2 of 4)
    Last year, I wrote Part 1 of this series about our pilot test of legal project management coaching at Loeb & Loeb LLP a law firm with more than 300 lawyers in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC,...
  • Aug 5

    Tip of the month: Keep a written record of business development hours and progress, every week

    Tip of the month: Keep a written record of business development hours and progress, every week
    What gets measured gets done. Keeping a weekly list of how many hours you put into business development, and how many advances you achieved will help keep your business development effors moving forward. Tracking behavior works for people who…
Rank this Week: 1275

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

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

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Jul 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 …
  • Jul 30

    This Is My Life: Stop Writing About Yourself In The Third Person

    This Is My Life: Stop Writing About Yourself In The Third Person
    “He has a dream that one day, this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘They hold those truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’” “He considers himself the…
  • Jul 22

    15 New Additions to Lawblogs.ca

    15 New Additions to Lawblogs.ca
    The list just keeps on growing, and with these 15 new additions to lawblogs.ca, we’ve hit the 450 blog mark! Here’s a look at some of the blogs that have been added to the Canadian law blogs list since …
Rank this Week: 1277

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Aug 21

    What Motivates You?

    What Motivates You?
     Donald Trump once said: Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way of keeping score. The real excitement is playing the game. In my career, money, billable hours or client development numbers were never a real motivator…
  • Aug 20

    Presentations: Take Command of the Stage

    Presentations: Take Command of the Stage
    Are you giving a presentation to a business audience any time soon? If so I recommend you take command of the stage. What does that mean? It is easier to explain in the context of a rock concert. The best example I know of was when James…
  • Aug 19

    Client Development: Lessons from a Great Coach and Star Athlete

    Client Development: Lessons from a Great Coach and Star Athlete
    Are you stuck figuring out where to start your client development efforts? If so, you are not alone. I have coached many young lawyers who are struggling with that same issue. Ok, what can we do about it? I urge lawyers to do what star…
Rank this Week: 1399

Social Media, Esq.

Social Media, Esq.

Covers social media for legal professionals. By Tyson B. Snow.

http://www.socialmediaesq.com/
  • Aug 19

    20 Interesting Facts About Twitter – Infographic

    20 Interesting Facts About Twitter – Infographic
    Okay, this technically does not have much to do with the law. But if you stop and think for a minute, this type of information illustrates the ever increasing prevalence of social media use in our lives. Given these statistics, it is hardly…
  • Aug 18

    Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

    Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
    This will be a short post because I am in the middle of several patent infringement cases (some of which involve aspects of social media–yay!). I was recently given an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale. For those who are not ……
  • Jun 13

    Trademark Infringement Statutes: Mind Your T’s and M’

    Trademark Infringement Statutes: Mind Your T’s and M’
    The proliferation of social media has resulted in a similar (although not nearly as vast) proliferation of trademark infringement and trademark infringement lawsuits. And while parties may bring claims for “common law” trademark…
Rank this Week: 1516

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Aug 21

    Is There a Gender Gap in the Law?

    Is There a Gender Gap in the Law?
    Here's an interesting infographic from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, addressing the state of women in the law: Brought to you by the online Master of Legal Studies program at @WashULaw What do you think? What are...
  • Aug 15

    Advertising Rules in Conflict with First Amendment

    Advertising Rules in Conflict with First Amendment
    A recent article in the New Jersey Law Journal reported that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that lawyers' free speech rights are violated by New Jersey's restriction on the use of complimentary quotes from...
  • Aug 8

    Beyond the Basics on LinkedIn

    Beyond the Basics on LinkedIn
    This week I received a question from a reader about using LinkedIn which read in part, What would you say are the top 3 to 5 ways in which attorneys should be using LinkedIn on a daily basis to actually...
Rank this Week: 1636

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: 1799

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
  • 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…
  • Jun 23

    “Ghostwriter? That is unethical,” says the law firm marketing director to the ghost.

    “Ghostwriter? That is unethical,” says the law firm marketing director to the ghost.
    Every writer knows that writing takes time. Behind what looks like a simple article, presentation, speech, memo, proposal, blog post, or legal brief may be hours and hours of researching, organizing and editing for improved accuracy, word…
  • Jun 10

    The Struggle For The Perfect Attorney Bio Page

    The Struggle For The Perfect Attorney Bio Page
    In my experience creating law firm website content, it is rarely that simply writing an effective attorney bio is a problem. The challenge is convincing the attorney that they do not want to sound like every other attorney; that his or her…
Rank this Week: 1957

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: 1916

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 11

    WMT: The Price You Pay for the Right Domain Name

    WMT: The Price You Pay for the Right Domain Name
    Among the very first law firm websites I ever worked on was www.mlb.com. My six year old son accesses the site every morning on his iPad before heading to school or camp to check scores and watch video highlights of last nights' major league…
  • Jun 13

    Lily Buchdahl Provides The Weather on Fox 29 Philadelphia

    Lily Buchdahl Provides The Weather on Fox 29 Philadelphia
    For some attorneys, there is nothing more nerve-wracking than appearing on television. For my 10 year old daughter, Lily, it is one thing to say you want to be on TV and another to experience it. As part of a charity auction, Lily's Mom and I…
Rank this Week: 2066

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: 2097

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: 2303

Creating Dominance

Creating Dominance

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

http://edwesemann.com
  • Jul 23

    How Important is Collegiality?

    How Important is Collegiality?
    Ask any law firm managing partner what his or her firm’s culture is like and, more than likely, you’ll hear, “We’re collegial.”  Even though the dictionary tells us that collegiality has something to do with…
  • Jun 11

    The Bookstore Window: Dealing with a Strategic Focu

    The Bookstore Window: Dealing with a Strategic Focu
    An important element of strategic planning for many law firms is the identification of specific areas of practice where the firm wants to emphasize its growth.  Whether this emphasis involves lateral recruiting or targeted marketing…
  • Jun 8

    How High is Up?

    How High is Up?
    As a rule, lawyers have a tough time with abstract concepts.  That’s why it surprises me that when law firms do strategic planning they are willing to accept some pretty vague objectives.  Read a typical law firm vision…
Rank this Week: 2534

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: 2541

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: 2553

Legal Internet Marketing Blog

Legal Internet Marketing Blog

Covers client development, SEO and legal marketing. By SLS Consulting

http://www.legalinternetmarketingblog.com/
  • Sep 13

    Can You Make Your “Boring” Company Feel Exciting Online?

    Can You Make Your “Boring” Company Feel Exciting Online?
    Often, it seems as if the brands that get the most attention for their marketing campaigns are the ones that have an exciting product to sell. This can make many companies feel negative about their own marketing campaigns and the way they…
  • Aug 16

    Taking Full Advantage of Your Company’s Presence on Social Media Site

    Taking Full Advantage of Your Company’s Presence on Social Media Site
    Every company with at least an interest in having a social media presence has put their brand online in at least one of the major social networking sites. While these businesses will not make nearly as much of an impact as those that…
  • Jul 16

    What is Social Media Marketing?

    What is Social Media Marketing?
    For most people, the phrase “social media marketing” conjures up images of Facebook likes and retweets. However, social media marketing is about more than just how popular you are on social media sites. Anyone who tells you…
Rank this Week: 2353

Marketer at Law

Marketer at Law

Covers attorney advertising, blogging, and getting clients. By Rich DeLuca.

http://www.marketeratlaw.com/
  • Jun 4

    Nominations For Best Pennsylvania Lawyer

    Nominations For Best Pennsylvania Lawyer
    Nominations are now being accepted for ALM’s 2012 “Lawyers on the Fast Track” for Pennsylvania lawyers under 40 years old. So if you are (or know of) a PA lawyer born on or after August 1, 1972 who’s hard work or innovation has…
  • Jun 3

    Hello World

    Hello World
    Hello world – this is another test – sorry
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Rank this Week: 2480

Rain DBM Blog

Rain DBM Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development.

http://www.rainbdm.com/legal-marketing-blog/
  • Jan 11

    Want to differentiate yourself? Your email disclaimer isn't helping.

    Want to differentiate yourself? Your email disclaimer isn't helping.
    Differentiation, in its simplest form, is the breaking from the status quo to do something unique and distinct. Lawyers and law firms struggle with the idea of differentiation. They feel confined by ethics rules, beholden to the conservative…
  • Nov 17

    Get Off the Elevator and Ditch the Pitch

    Get Off the Elevator and Ditch the Pitch
    It seems as though every few months, someone in the legal marketing world posts advice to attorneys about crafting or framing an elevator pitch. I’m begging you. Please stop. I can’t think of anything worse that being stuck in a small,…
  • Feb 18

    “Would You Recommend Your Law Firm to Your Friends and Family?” – It’s a Universal Question

    “Would You Recommend Your Law Firm to Your Friends and Family?” – It’s a Universal Question
    Market researchers in many industries have come to believe that the answer to a single inquiry – Would you recommend us to your friends and colleagues? – is the most insightful indicator of customer satisfaction.  The rationale is that a…
Rank this Week: 2405

Are You Writing This Down?

Are You Writing This Down?

Covers law firm business development and marketing. By Lance Godard.

http://writingthisdown.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    While you were sleeping, redux. The world keeps getting smaller.

    While you were sleeping, redux. The world keeps getting smaller.
    The rapid march of BigLaw globalization continues.
  • Mar 21

    Go West, young man. And East. And North. And South.

    Go West, young man. And East. And North. And South.
    What's BigLaw doing in this "down" economy? Getting bigger. Looking for opportunities to add greater value. Opening offices, merging, forming alliances.
  • Feb 8

    Are you talking the talk? Walking the walk?

    Are you talking the talk? Walking the walk?
    Or just sitting at home, watching the world go by from the comfort of your office? When was the last time you traveled outside the country? What languages do you speak? Can you carry on a conversation in a foreign tongue? Have you ever tried?…
Rank this Week: 2468

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: 2340

Shatterbox

Shatterbox

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

http://www.shatterbox.biz/
  • Aug 28

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

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

    Why Solo and Small Law Firms Are Ripe for Marketing Automation

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

    It’s Time for Legal Marketers to Put Facebook Away

    It’s Time for Legal Marketers to Put Facebook Away
    Facebook has had more than enough time and opportunity to make a difference in legal marketing. So where are the compelling case studies of Facebook for law firms? Where are the clear, replicable methods for acquiring new clients and…
Rank this Week: 2594