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In Black And White

In Black And White

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

http://www.inblackandwhiteblog.com
  • Sep 30

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head
    I worked with a new client today and we embarked on a journey to figure out what she needs to do to leave her job and start her own firm. We created a roadmap. We started by exploring her personal brand… what’s her unique…
  • Sep 11

    Business Development: Save Time and Do Less!

    Business Development: Save Time and Do Less!
    Most lawyers I know jam their calendars each day with more than two people could accomplish in a week. Is this you? It’s a vicious cycle because we feel terrible not being able to accomplish what’s on the list… instead of…
  • Jul 31

    Is Your Body Trying To Tell You Something?

    Is Your Body Trying To Tell You Something?
    Is your body trying to tell you something? Maybe we should stop and listen! If you are like me and like most over-achievers, you don’t sleep much. You push yourself to finish the brief, to write the article or to read the…
Rank this Week: 2513

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 25

    Icebergs and Sea Monsters in Treacherous Legal Sea

    Icebergs and Sea Monsters in Treacherous Legal Sea
      I was privileged to have been asked by the American Bar Association to write an article about the future of the legal profession for “The Annual Big Ideas Issue” of Law Practice Magazine (July/August 2014). Click on the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2684

Lawyer Advertising Blog - Attorney…

Lawyer Advertising Blog - Attorney Advertising & Marketing Info

Covers attorney advertising on TV, radio, billboards, yellow pages, Internet and vanity phone numbers. By Philip L. Franckel.

http://www.lawyer-advertising-blog.com
  • Sep 23

    Marketing Your Law Firm With Social Media

    Marketing Your Law Firm With Social Media
    Law firms are marketing legal services with social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest and others. Are you feeling left behind because you don’t have the time to interact with all of these social…
  • Jul 22

    How Clients Search on the Internet

    How Clients Search on the Internet
    Potential clients are searching for lawyers on the Internet using longtail keywords. FindLaw found that longtail keyword searches where someone was looking for a lawyer accounted for 32% of all searches.  67% were less valuable research…
  • Apr 10

    In the Cloud Sync Storage 20GB and more free

    In the Cloud Sync Storage 20GB and more free
    I was using Dropbox for my law office, but I just found this company (like Dropbox) which has a limited time offer for a free account with 15 GB of storage in the cloud which can sync with all of your computers, tablets and smartphones. If…
Rank this Week: 2479

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Mark Merenda's Smart Blog

Covers marketing techniques for attorneys and law firms.

http://smartblog.smartmarketingnow.com/
  • Sep 17

    Marketing Lessons From Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson

    Marketing Lessons From Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson
    In my company’s coaching program, one of the key concepts is that people listen with their eyes. According to the studies I have seen, about 80 percent of what we perceive through the senses is visual. Lawyers, who tend to ……
  • Jun 18

    A Decade of Effort Did Not Earn My Son’s Admiration

    A Decade of Effort Did Not Earn My Son’s Admiration
    My first blog post was on June 18, 2004. Since then, I have posted more than 400 times, a rate of slightly less than one a week. The last time I passed a major blog milestone, my son Max was … Continue reading →
  • May 21

    I hate Atticus Finch

    I hate Atticus Finch
    I hate Atticus Finch. I know, I know. I can’t really hate Atticus Finch. First of all, he’s not real, he’s just a character in To Kill A Mockingbird. Second, he’s a noble character — a paragon, really.…
Rank this Week: 3151

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: 3656

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: 3461

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: 4050

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: 4785

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: 3709

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: 3759

Professional Development…

Professional Development Perspectives

Covers client development, leadership and time management. By Cynthia Pladziewicz.

http://www.professionaldevelopmentperspectives.com
  • Feb 24

    Advice for the Next Generation of Women Lawyers: Forging Your Path To Succe

    Advice for the Next Generation of Women Lawyers: Forging Your Path To Succe
    Last week, Linda Chanow, Director of the Women in Law Center, opened the Women in Law Institute with advice for forging success in law.  The Institute, a program for young women law students and early career lawyers, is sponsored by the…
  • Feb 24

    Advice for the Next Generation of Women Lawyers: Forging Your Path To Succe

    Advice for the Next Generation of Women Lawyers: Forging Your Path To Succe
    Last week, Linda Chanow, Director of the Women in Law Center, reached out to advise a sea of dark-suited young women law students and early career lawyers attending a conference sponsored by the Center and Ms. JD.  Ms. Chanow comes by…
  • Jan 2

    New Lawyers and the Push to "Declare a Major"

    New Lawyers and the Push to "Declare a Major"
    Bottom line, here’s my advice to law students who want to make a living as a lawyer: Figure out as soon as possible what kind of lawyer you should be (based on some combination of your passions, abilities and financial requirements),…
Rank this Week: 2892

Amy Campbell's Web Log

Amy Campbell's Web Log

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/amy
  • Jan 27

    Legal Services Predictions and Trends for 2014

    Legal Services Predictions and Trends for 2014
    Here is a collection of informative trend pieces and prognostications on where legal services is headed. If you have other resources you would like to add to this list, please use the comment feature to add them. Legal Industry Predictions…
  • Sep 28

    Technology Disruption Takes Hold on Big Law

    Technology Disruption Takes Hold on Big Law
    I don’t pretend to be any type of analyst on the legal industry, but I do recognize an important article when I see one. Anyone working in legal services should find reading Who’s eating law firms’ lunch? by Rachel Zahorsky…
  • Mar 14

    Know Thy Facebook Privacy Setting

    Know Thy Facebook Privacy Setting
    The Wall Street Journal published an article this week worth sharing. In A Guide to Facebook Privacy Options, Lorie Faith Cranor, an associate professor and director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon…
Rank this Week: 2475

Raising the Bar Blog

Raising the Bar Blog

Covers business development and rainmaking. By Robin Hensley.

http://www.theraisingthebarblog.com
Rank this Week: 2516

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: 2920

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: 3902

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: 4614

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: 2728

Expert Witness Marketing

Expert Witness Marketing

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

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

    Well I'll Be . . .

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

    Expert Witness Round-Up

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

    Litigants Are Not Your Client

    Litigants Are Not Your Client
    A longtime reader of our newsletter emailed us with a problem sometime back and has asked us to share it as a cautionary tale for other expert witnesses:Expert Witness -- An individual located my expert services online approximately one year…
Rank this Week: 4589

Social Media Marketing For Law…

Social Media Marketing For Law Firms

Shows lawyers how to use social media as part of their authority marketing and development campaigns. By Eria Odhuba.

http://socialmediamarketingforlawfirms.com/
Rank this Week: 2548

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: 2590

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: 2685

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: 4341

RFPAttorney Blog

RFPAttorney Blog

Covers legal marketing, legal procurement, and social media.

http://blog.rfpattorney.com/
  • Nov 16

    Make Your Law Blog Stand Out – Google Authorship in Search

    Make Your Law Blog Stand Out – Google Authorship in Search
    Google recently enhanced their search results with an element called authorship in search.  It is a cool feature that can really make your blog posts stand out in search results, yet it is underutilized by the majority of law bloggers out…
  • Nov 16

    Make Your Law Blog Stand Out – Google Authorship in Search

    Make Your Law Blog Stand Out – Google Authorship in Search
    Google recently enhanced their search results with an element called authorship in search.  It is a cool feature that can really make your blog posts stand out in search results, yet it is underutilized by the majority of law bloggers…
  • Nov 14

    Facebook for Law Firms – Got Worse, Now Better (maybe)

    Facebook for Law Firms – Got Worse, Now Better (maybe)
    In my last post, I highlighted a few of the ways that Facebook’s appeal for law firms (via pages) has decreased.
Rank this Week: 2816

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

Covers legal marketing. By AttorneySync.

http://www.lawfirminternetstrategy.com/
  • Nov 7

    6 Steps to SEO Blogging Success for Law Firm

    6 Steps to SEO Blogging Success for Law Firm
    One of the most difficult tasks in legal internet marketing is motivating and showing attorneys how to write their firm's blog.
  • Jan 31

    Were You Looking For Law Firm SEO or Paid Search?

    Were You Looking For Law Firm SEO or Paid Search?
    I spoke with a number of lawyers over the last several weeks that came to our agency in search of law firm SEO services........at least that's what they thought they wanted.
  • Jan 25

    8 Tips On Writing Great Web Content For Your Law Firm's Website

    8 Tips On Writing Great Web Content For Your Law Firm's Website
    I talk with lawyers everyday that have websites they need help marketing. They want their websites to bring in more traffic, more leads, and more clients. When I ask how often they are updating their sites and what type of content they are…
Rank this Week: 3848

Marketing on Trial

Marketing on Trial

Covers social media and SEO. By Edward Granger.

http://marketingontrial.com/
  • Aug 3

    4 Easy Tips for Building Your Brand Online

    4 Easy Tips for Building Your Brand Online
    Here’s something many lawyers overlook: You don’t need a company to build a brand. That’s right; you can build your own personal brand by promoting yourself online. You don’t need a fancy logo or a catchphrase. All you need is your…
  • Aug 3

    4 Easy Tips for Building Your Brand Online

    4 Easy Tips for Building Your Brand Online
    Here’s something many lawyers overlook: You don’t need a company to build a brand. That’s right; you can build your own personal brand by promoting yourself online. You don’t need a fancy logo or a catchphrase. All you…
  • Jul 20

    The importance of community interaction and navigating Google.

    The importance of community interaction and navigating Google.
    We would like to give a special thank you to Robert Ambrogi. Marketing On Trial received our first mention ever on  June 10th, 2012 via Robert Ambrogi of his LawSites legal marketing blog. It feels great to have our name on a fellow legal…
Rank this Week: 3487

Legal Ethics and Marketing

Legal Ethics and Marketing

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

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

    My mistake on Virginia's Rule on Confidentiality

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

    Blogs and Client Confidentiality - a tale of two rule

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

    When is the cost of advertising reasonable?

    When is the cost of advertising reasonable?
    A recent article in the ABA Journal discusses the use of what it calls "deal-of-the-day" coupons, in other words, the GroupOn model, as a method of client development. The article looks at aspects of three state ethics opinions that all come…
Rank this Week: 2481

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
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Rank this Week: 4450

Freedom of the PrESQ!

Freedom of the PrESQ!

Covers legal marketing. By WordPrESQ.

http://www.wordpresq.com
  • Feb 29

    Who Uses WordPress?

    Who Uses WordPress?
    When law firms consider using WordPress to develop their website, they are often interested as to what other companies and organizations are using WordPress.  The fact is there are literally tens of millions of blogs and websites that use…
  • Feb 27

    WordPrESQ Founder to Speak Indiana Solo & Small Firm Conference

    WordPrESQ Founder to Speak Indiana Solo & Small Firm Conference
    WordPrESQ Founder Jeff Lantz will be presenting at this year’s Indiana Solo & Small Firm Conference May 31-June 2.   For more information visit http://www.inbar.org/Events/SoloSmallFirmConference/tabid/287/Default.aspx.
  • Feb 26

    WordPress Plugins Top 270 Million Download

    WordPress Plugins Top 270 Million Download
    According to WordPress, the 18,000 + plugins that have been downloaded for the WordPress platform now exceed 270 million.  What we find the most amazing is that over the past year or so, the number of downloads appears to be growing at an…
Rank this Week: 4012

The Attorney Marketing Blog

The Attorney Marketing Blog

Provides marketing tips, ideas and strategies. By Tom O'Leary.

http://www.the-attorneys-atm.com/attorney-marketing-blog/
  • Jan 26

    A Very Expensive Lesson

    A Very Expensive Lesson
    I know….it’s been a long time since I posted. Twelve to 14 hour days and weekends too don’t leave me a lot of time. Over the last 5 weeks, of the many calls I’ve taken from law firms, three stood out. All three had the same story. …
  • Apr 8

    How A Recent Law School Graduate Can Teach Even Old Dogs New Trick

    How A Recent Law School Graduate Can Teach Even Old Dogs New Trick
    In 2008, a new law school grad by the name of Josh Williams hit the road and accepted a job at one of the largest firms in Minneapolis. Within a year, he knew “Big Law” was not for him and made the decision to go solo. This decision was…
  • Mar 29

    Google Boost & Tags For Law Firm

    Google Boost & Tags For Law Firm
    For years, I’ve asked my clients to invest in Google Adwords because it is an effective way to leverage Google’s dominance for local search traffic. In fact, I have several clients that don’t care where their website shows up in…
Rank this Week: 3846

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: 4625

The Intelligent Challenge

The Intelligent Challenge

Covers law firm management.

http://intelligentchallenge.com/
  • Dec 5

    The end of the beginning

    The end of the beginning
    This is a post about endings. It has two main parts. Firstly, the legal profession, and my thoughts on where we are in the evolution of the legal services market. Secondly this blog, and where it’s going (if you don’t give two hoots about…
  • Oct 28

    Excuse me, I think your pricing is broken

    Excuse me, I think your pricing is broken
    I was pleased to read the post on 3 geeks about value billing as this is definitely a topic that needs exploring further, not least because I’m astonished by the number of law firm partners who continually tell me that it’s for clients…
  • Oct 13

    Hasta la vista baby – the termination of the legal profession

    Hasta la vista baby – the termination of the legal profession
    Later this week I’m running a session for a group of leading technology lawyers which will explore the future of the profession.
Rank this Week: 3731

Effective Practice Growth…

Effective Practice Growth Strategies For Intellectual Property Lawyers

Educates IP legal services professionals on strategies they need to employ to attract clients without doing any hard selling. By Eria Odhuba.

http://eriaodhuba.com
  • Oct 3

    Check Out My New Blog

    Check Out My New Blog
    I have changed blogs, and you can now follow what I have to share at: http://socialmediamarketingforlawfirms.com Thank you for visiting me. Regards, Eria
  • Jun 24

    Social Media For Law Firms: How The Social Web Is Transforming Legal Service

    Social Media For Law Firms: How The Social Web Is Transforming Legal Service
    Here’s a thought for lawyers looking to attract clients using social media… Your social web (i.e. the set of social relations that link you to your prospects, clients and peers through the Internet) means that increasingly, your…
  • Jun 22

    Social Media For Law Firms: How Do You Measure Success?

    Social Media For Law Firms: How Do You Measure Success?
    How do you measure the success of your law firm social media campaigns? Measuring the success of social media activity remains a key challenge for many lawyers. Getting hard facts on the number of new leads or the impact on the bottom line as…
Rank this Week: 3806

The Virtual Lawyer

The Virtual Lawyer

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

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

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer

    Word Cloud for The Virtual Lawyer
  • Jun 7

    Working out of your pocket!

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

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter

    Guest Blog: Cost Effective Ways to Resolve Legal Matter
    Although I have been noticeably absent from the blogging world this year, I did manage to write an article as a guest blogger for the LemonJustice Blog. When disputes are not cost effective for lawyers to handle, there often DIY alternatives.
Rank this Week: 4499

Her-Law Firm

Her-Law Firm

Features an experienced attorney's adventures as a relatively new sole practitioner, including marketing successes and failures, client handling, website stuff and some frivolities. By Christine C. Karr.

http://her-law-firm.typepad.com/her-law-firm/
  • Feb 24

    On pro bono cases.............

    On pro bono cases.............
    In my former life, as an attorney who represented plaintiffs in medical negligence cases, I was a very busy associate.  I never lacked for files that needed attention, and rarely had the time, or inclination to take on pro bono cases.  I…
  • Feb 19

    On stepping out of your usual routine...

    On stepping out of your usual routine...
    It's slightly funny to think that I have a usual routine, being in month five of my new practice as a sole practitioner, but I do somewhat have a "usual."  I usually practice in the Circuit Court of Cook County, where the courthouse is…
  • Feb 17

    On building a niche law practice......

    On building a niche law practice......
    A niche law practice is a creature of the new economy affecting small and mid-size law firms.  In this new economy, I believe that you need to distinguish yourself - you need to offer specialized legal services to a specific niche of the…
Rank this Week: 4936

Attorney Marketing Advisers

Attorney Marketing Advisers

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

http://www.attorneymarketingadvisers.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    The Google Display Network

    The Google Display Network
    Why it works for Attorneys I love the Display network for law firms. I know some people in the business think it’s a waste of time.  Why? Because they are operating on assumptions that are outdated or they work in industries where  the…
  • Feb 19

    Pay Per Click For Attorneys: The Costs Are Skyrocketing

    Pay Per Click For Attorneys: The Costs Are Skyrocketing
    Knowing that the costs for PPC is going up dramatically for all terms related to the legal profession, I decided to check out what many people consider to be the most expensive term in all of Pay Per Click: Mesothelioma. I wanted to see just…
  • Feb 2

    Marketing Strategy For Law Firm

    Marketing Strategy For Law Firm
    Why Small law firms must be marketing on the internet. We’ve all heard the phrase “The rich get richer,” and unfortunately it’s true when it comes to attorney advertising. The problem with advertising is that most law firms tend to…
Rank this Week: 4171

Impirus Blog

Impirus Blog

Covers search engine optimization, social media, website content, and general internet marketing advice for lawyers. By Kelly Spradley.

http://www.impirus.com/
Rank this Week: 4158

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: 4519

Lawyers With A Life

Lawyers With A Life

For lawyers and law firms looking to create better practices and better business. By Simon Tupman.

http://lawyerswithalife.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Lack of Self-Promotion Hurts Women in Large Firm

    Lack of Self-Promotion Hurts Women in Large Firm
    An interesting article from the AM Law Daily which offers some sensible advice to women wishing to further their legal careers and proposes changes to a system that has held so many women back in law firms. Bottom line: opportunity is calling…
  • Jul 1

    Study: Law Firms Have "Little or No Interest in Change," CLOs Say

    Study: Law Firms Have "Little or No Interest in Change," CLOs Say
    An interesting debate unfolds on the AM Daily website today regarding the results of a survey carried out by Altman Weil that found that law firms 'aren't exactly embracing the forces of change that many claim are sweeping the legal…
  • Jun 28

    Firm of the Future Conference

    Firm of the Future Conference
    After hosting the Future Firm Forum in Ohakune the last two years, it is good to see the theme is catching on overseas.On 23-24 October, The Law Firm of the Future conference will take place in San Diego, California. The conference has a…
Rank this Week: 4360

Bibliolex

Bibliolex

Cover legal marketing. In Spanish.

http://bibliolex.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4798

LawMapping for Success

LawMapping for Success

Covers branding, marketing and social media for lawyers.

http://lawmapping.com
  • Aug 25

    I Wish I’d Learned More About …

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

    Growing Your Social Networks Organically

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

    Martindale Goes Social

    Martindale Goes Social
    Social Media and Social Networking has finally penetrated the core of the legal profession. A brand new social networking site, backed by the muscle of Martindale-Hubbell/Lexis Nexis, promises to be THE place to network with other…
Rank this Week: 3817

The Legal Compass

The Legal Compass

Covers legal sales, service, strategy and success. By Silvia Coulter.

http://legalcompass.typepad.com/legalcompass/
  • Jun 8

    Keep on Learning

    Keep on Learning
    Next week begins a ten-day deep dive into the world of law firm operations and strategy for me at George Washington University (GWU).  Hildebrandt Institute has a strategic partnership with GWU and offers a certificate or a masters degree in…
  • Dec 23

    Holiday

    Holiday
    Holidays are the best time to connect or reconnect with friends, family, clients and contacts.  Whether it's been twenty years or two months, pick up the phone or log onto your computer and call or email a contact or friend from…
  • Apr 24

    Be serious to be taken seriously

    Be serious to be taken seriously
    I was asked by a young woman lawyer recently, "I'm always cognizant of the fact that coming from a young female attorney, an invitation for lunch can occasionally be misconstrued to indicate other interest when I really am interested in a…
Rank this Week: 2693

Associate Marketing Mentor

Associate Marketing Mentor

Helping associates become rainmakers, partners and entrepreneurs. By Larry Bodine and Michael A. Cummings.

http://pm.typepad.com/associatemarketing/
  • Apr 30

    New Location for this Blog

    New Location for this Blog
    This Blog is continued at the LawMarketing Blog, at http://blog.larrybodine.com.
  • Jul 8

    Associates Contribute to Client Development

    Associates Contribute to Client Development
    There's a good article on page 26 of the July ABA Journal about how associates can contribute to client development.  "They are the secret weapon--they unlock the market for you," said Rick Davis, the chief marketing officer for 150-lawyer
  • May 9

    Why Marketing and Selling Are Now Essential Legal Skill

    Why Marketing and Selling Are Now Essential Legal Skill
    By Michael G. Cummings of SAGE PDI, Inc. in St. Charles, IL.  He can be reached at 630-572-4798 and mcummings@sageprofessional.com.  Mike is the co-Author: Best Practices In Building Your Professional Network for Attorneys,…
Rank this Week: 2686