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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 26

    Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative

    Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative
    “The Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) is a partnership between the World Bank Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)  that supports international efforts to end safe havens for corrupt funds. StAR…
  • Apr 26

    New on LLRX – Amicus Curiae: Information in the Service of Justice

    New on LLRX – Amicus Curiae: Information in the Service of Justice
    Via LLRX.com – Amicus Curiae: Information in the Service of Justice: From Ken Strutin’s introduction to this guide: In the legal system, such intonements have taken on the form of specialized briefs called amicus curiae…
  • Apr 26

    The Shriver Report Snapshot: An Insight Into the 21st Century Man

    The Shriver Report Snapshot: An Insight Into the 21st Century Man
    Via A Woman’s Nation: “The Shriver Report Snapshot: An Insight Into the 21st Century Man reveals an eye-opening disparity between the qualities contemporary men feel are paramount in a wife and/or partner and what they value…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Apr 23

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Kris Bryant, Veteran Hiring, Texts as Evidence

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Kris Bryant, Veteran Hiring, Texts as Evidence
    Before jumping into today’s Top 10, be sure to check out the new-look Please Advise—it’s LexBlog’s other blog, for those who don’t know. Enormous credit to Account Manager Audrea Fink for pulling it all together.…
  • Apr 22

    Facebook sees everthing on the net being mobile. You ready?

    Facebook sees everthing on the net being mobile. You ready?
    Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg made clear in a conference call on Wednesday that he wants the company’s focus to be on mobile devices. Ken Odeluga, an analyst at City Index told CNET’s Ian Sherr (@iansherr), reporting on the…
  • Apr 22

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: SEC Enforcement, Health Data, Docking Pay

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: SEC Enforcement, Health Data, Docking Pay
    Good stuff all around today, starting with over on LXBN, where Zosha writes up the bizarre situation around the Walter Scott video copyright claim. In the roundup, Philip Thomas has a good take on Mississippi’s new texting and driving…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Apr 25

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!
    My cup runneth over with Section 230 cases! This long blog post catches up on a few from the past couple months. Warning: there are some stinkers in this batch. Google, Inc. v. Hood, 2015 WL 1546160 (S.D. Miss. March...
  • Apr 24

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn
    Plaintiffs alleged that potential employers found references about them through LinkedIn’s Reference Searches functions, they were denied employment as a result, and thus LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. LinkedIn users,…
  • Apr 23

    Mixed Ruling in Competitive Keyword Advertising Case–Goldline v. Regal

    Mixed Ruling in Competitive Keyword Advertising Case–Goldline v. Regal
    The lawsuit’s principal participants are rivals in the precious metals and coin industry. The defendant organization, Regal, has an affiliate program, and it appears that some affiliates bought competitive keyword advertising using the…
Rank this Week: 104

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/
  • Apr 27

    I'm Excited Again About New Legal Research Product

    I'm Excited Again About New Legal Research Product
    Image [cc] photologue_np Over the past few years I have been less than impressed with the types of new research tools that have entered the legal market. Especially from the major players. In the past five years, all of the major vendors have…
  • Apr 8

    C Is For….

    C Is For….
    When I started in law firm competitive intelligence (CI), there were few of us doing it and making any headway at the time.  Over time, lots of people have tried to do legal CI, Librarians, marketing folks, even seasoned CI professionals…
  • Apr 7

    "…You Can Do Anything With An Amazing Research Librarian" — No Kidding!

    "…You Can Do Anything With An Amazing Research Librarian" — No Kidding!
    Image [cc] Ana C. It seems that Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. is not a fan of law reviews. Back in 2011, Roberts joked that he found law reviews irrelevant, and found no need to know why there was any influence on 18th century…
Rank this Week: 105

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 19

    70% of Lawyers Don’t Know What the Internet I

    70% of Lawyers Don’t Know What the Internet I
    Every year at ABA TECHSHOW, we get the results of the ABA’s annual technology survey. This year we learned that only 30% of lawyers say they use a web-based service.1 Wait, what? 70% of lawyers don’t use email? They don’t do…
  • Apr 17

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 3

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 3
  • Apr 16

    Email and Accounting: Two Features that Distinguish Some Practice Management Software

    Email and Accounting: Two Features that Distinguish Some Practice Management Software
    When it comes to practice management software, there are two features that to distinguish some options from others. Email First, email. While older practice management software like Time Matters includes email, it is clunky. Once you’ve…
Rank this Week: 118

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Apr 21

    Today is Google Mobilegeddon

    Today is Google Mobilegeddon
    Since the advent of smart phones, having a mobile-friendly website was a “nice to have.” This changes on today, when Google expands its use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. According to a recent Google blog…
  • Apr 19

    Top Legal Marketing & Management Experts Share Their Secret

    Top Legal Marketing & Management Experts Share Their Secret
    Register now for the PILMMA Super Summit July 16-18 in Fort Worth, where top legal marketing and management experts will share their secrets. PILMMA has assembled a "Who's Who" of legal marketing and management…Josh King,…
  • Apr 15

    Super-Easy Way to Create YouTube Videos Right at Your Computer

    Super-Easy Way to Create YouTube Videos Right at Your Computer
    Now there is no excuse for not having videos on your website. If you have a webcam built into or connected to your computer, you can record a webcam video on YouTube on the spot! -- and put it online immediately -- for free. YouTube…
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Feb 19

    Religious Exemptions from Mandatory Vaccination

    Religious Exemptions from Mandatory Vaccination
    All states require children to be immunized or to be in the process of receiving immunizations against certain contagious diseases before a child care facility or a school may admit them. For each state, the immunization schedule may be found…
  • Jan 16

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

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

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014
    In re Adoption of K.P.M.A., Oklahoma Supreme Court (10/14/14) Constitutional Law, Family Law The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court’s review centered on the termination Respondent-appellant Billy McCall’s (Father)…
Rank this Week: 294

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    How Legal Blogging Has Changed Over the Decade

    How Legal Blogging Has Changed Over the Decade
    Over at PrawfsBlawg, as they commemorate their tenth anniversary, they’ve been ruminating on the question of how legal blogging has changed over the past decade. As professorial types tend to do, they have been putting forth all sorts…
  • Apr 22

    Analyze Your Facebook Network Via Wolfram|Alpha, But Act Fast

    Analyze Your Facebook Network Via Wolfram|Alpha, But Act Fast
    Thanks to Tara Calishain’s ResearchBuzz blog, I learned about a Wolfram|Alpha tool that analyzes and visualizes your Facebook network and activity in minute detail. It provides a fascinating look at how you use Facebook and about your…
  • Apr 21

    Two Days Left to Vote for Your Favorite Legal Site in the Webby Award

    Two Days Left to Vote for Your Favorite Legal Site in the Webby Award
    Five law-related websites are in the running for The Webby Awards’ annual People’s Voice honorees. There are just two days left to vote. If you haven’t done so already, head over and support your favorite site. The five…
Rank this Week: 310

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

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

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

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo

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

    Join Us At Our Strategic Retreat in New York

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

    Wow. That Was Fast.

    Wow. That Was Fast.
    “Are you serious about taking control of your future?” This was the question being posed to me by the guy across the table. “Yes” I answered timidly. “Then you need to learn how to get tings done…
Rank this Week: 356

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

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

    When Somebody Needs a Lawyer, Make Sure They Have YOUR Number

    When Somebody Needs a Lawyer, Make Sure They Have YOUR Number
    Lawyers spend a lot of money to make themselves memorable. If you’re practicing some form of consumer law, you’re probably spending a good sum on promotion, whether that is website lead generation, ads, billboards, TV, radio, PPC…
  • Apr 24

    How Lawyers Can Create an Irresistible LinkedIn Profile

    How Lawyers Can Create an Irresistible LinkedIn Profile
    Do you network? Most lawyers do, because they realize the importance of networking to gain referrals. One of the drawbacks of networking, however, is the time factor. To create a wide network, you need to attend lots of gatherings, which can…
  • Apr 23

    SPECIAL DISCOUNT NOW AVAILABLE for Legal Marketing Seminars During Mass Tort Med School 2015 in Boca Raton on May 6

    SPECIAL DISCOUNT NOW AVAILABLE for Legal Marketing Seminars During Mass Tort Med School 2015 in Boca Raton on May 6
    You practice the law. But believe me, you don’t want to “practice” law firm marketing — you want it to work! This is why you’ll want to join me on May 6 at the Boca Raton Beach Club in Boca Raton, FL for two…
Rank this Week: 378

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Blog to Establish Your Expertise and Build Referral Network

    Blog to Establish Your Expertise and Build Referral Network
    It’s difficult to see the connection between starting a blog, which is essentially dropping your words into a space on the Internet, and actually increasing the amount of business coming your way. Much hay has been made about search…
  • Apr 24

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips & Take-away

    Experts Dish Up ABA TECHSHOW Tips & Take-away
    Not everyone could make it to ABA TECHSHOW 2015 last week. So, for this edition of Friday Five+ Tech Tips, we asked law practice technology experts who were on-site — and at the podium — to share a mix of hot tips and take-ways…
  • Apr 23

    Expand Your Universe of Contact

    Expand Your Universe of Contact
    There are a lot of theories about what it takes to bring in business. One I always like to mention to lawyers is that it takes 10 to 15 good contacts to produce one client. Why so many? Because most of your contacts will not turn into…
Rank this Week: 394

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: 468

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    Are Online Reviews Killing Your Return on Ad Spend?

    Are Online Reviews Killing Your Return on Ad Spend?
    There’s an attorney here in Chicago who spends money on television advertising. However, when you search on this attorney’s name in Google, you get the above review summary from the firm’s Google My Business page. That same…
  • Apr 9

    Law Firm Websites & Doorway Page

    Law Firm Websites & Doorway Page
    Have you been creating pages on your law firm website that don’t offer clear, unique value? If so, you might be vulnerable to a new Google ranking change intended to target doorway pages. With the web going nutty over the announcement…
  • Jan 20

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

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t
    Lawyers know that pro se litigants have fools for clients. However, when it comes to pro se web marketing, well, that’s a different story. Over at SearchEngineLand, Andrew Shotland walks through a great example of a client who lost…
Rank this Week: 523

The LinkedIn Lawyer

The LinkedIn Lawyer

Discusses the use of social media by the legal profession. By David A. Barrett.

http://linkedinlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 526

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Apr 24

    7 Weeks Client Development Cla

    7 Weeks Client Development Cla
    I am taking an on-line Advanced Fiction Writing Class from University of North Texas. The cost of the course is $93. Today is my last class. Here is a link to the Course Syllabus. I like the concept. In May, I will begin two other writing…
  • Apr 23

    Law Firm Success: Getting Lawyers to Work Together to Build Your Firm

    Law Firm Success: Getting Lawyers to Work Together to Build Your Firm
    Professional services guru, David Maister, once wrote an article: Are Law Firms Manageable? He began: After spending 25 years saying that all professions are similar and can learn from each other, I’m now ready to make a concession: Law…
  • Apr 22

    Career and Life: Don’t be too content or too driven

    Career and Life: Don’t be too content or too driven
    I have coached well over 1000 lawyers. At one extreme I find it difficult to coach lawyers who are so content that they do not want to focus on getting better. At the other extreme, while I love coaching the most motivated lawyers, I also…
Rank this Week: 567

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
  • Apr 27

    The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller Launches New Law Firm Essentials Website

    The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller Launches New Law Firm Essentials Website
    The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller, launched a new essentials PaperStreet website in April 2015. The Medicaid attorneys at The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller practice in Orlando, Florida in the following practice areas:…
  • Apr 27

    SW Florida Probate Trial Lawyers Launches New Custom Website

    SW Florida Probate Trial Lawyers Launches New Custom Website
    SW Florida Probate Trial Lawyers, a probate and trust litigation law firm, launched a new custom PaperStreet website in April 2015. The firm represents clients throughout Southwest Florida in the following practice areas: Probate Litigation…
  • Apr 20

    Planet X Law Launches New Essentials Legal Website

    Planet X Law Launches New Essentials Legal Website
    Planet X Law launched a new essentials PaperStreet website in April 2015. The goal of Planet X Law is to provide affordable legal services. Attorneys and Michigan residents seeking legal counsel can turn to Planet X Law to increase…
Rank this Week: 670

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

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

    Six challenges in defining law firm profitability (Part 3 of 4)

    Six challenges in defining law firm profitability (Part 3 of 4)
    Challenge #5 The problem with leverage As Toby Brown and Vincent Cordo explain in the book Law Firm Pricing: Strategies, Roles, and Responsibilities (p. 18): [Leverage can be defined] as the percentage of partner time worked per matter or…
  • Apr 14

    Six challenges in defining law firm profitability (Part 2 of 4)

    Six challenges in defining law firm profitability (Part 2 of 4)
    Challenge #4 The varieties of realization A better approach to profitability starts with realization, as typified by this chair we interviewed: We have made a big point to our attorneys that the focus is not revenue, it is profitable…
  • Apr 8

    Six challenges in defining law firm profitability (Part 1 of 4)

    Six challenges in defining law firm profitability (Part 1 of 4)
    When I interviewed chairs, managing partners and other leaders of AmLaw 200 firms for my book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, it quickly became clear that while most agreed that profits are being squeezed by changes in the legal...
Rank this Week: 673

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

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

    There is no virtue in working hard

    There is no virtue in working hard
    There is no virtue in working hard. Not when you can get the same or better results with less effort. Robert A. Heinlein said, “Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do…
  • Apr 24

    Consider offering your clients a maintenance contract

    Consider offering your clients a maintenance contract
    We just got bids on a new heating and air conditioning system for our house. A couple of the vendors pitched us on their maintenance contracts. For $100 to $130 a year, they will come to the house three times per year to inspect everything…
  • Apr 23

    The lifetime value of a client

    The lifetime value of a client
    Most lawyers invest more time and money in acquiring new clients than in retaining existing ones. And yet the cost of retaining clients is a fraction of the cost of acquiring new ones. If you want your clients to keep coming back to you, the…
Rank this Week: 676

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Apr 24

    5 Current Website Typography Trends (and how to use them!)

    5 Current Website Typography Trends (and how to use them!)
    If I had to pick one thing that I think really sets well-designed websites apart from the rest, it would have to be typography. I’m always looking at inspiration for new ways to use and arrange type in digital formats. Here are 5 current…
  • Apr 23

    Why Your Next Year of Blogs Will SMASH the Last One

    Why Your Next Year of Blogs Will SMASH the Last One
    You asked. We listened! A stock pile of FREE interesting photos for your blog posts that should last into 2016.
  • Apr 22

    Facebook Lists Part Three: Excluding Friend

    Facebook Lists Part Three: Excluding Friend
    Have you ever wanted to post something to your Facebook page but didn't necessarily want to post it to your entire friends list? Today we'll learn how!
Rank this Week: 915

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
  • Apr 13

    Beyond Lawyers: The Future Of Law Firm Branding

    Beyond Lawyers: The Future Of Law Firm Branding
    If you’re among those who enjoy the spectacle of “Battles of the Brands” among law firms, the Acritas Brand Indices provide unsurpassed grist for your mill.  The 2015 Brand Index For [large] Canadian Law Firms…
  • Mar 31

    Stem Client Roundup for March 2015

    Stem Client Roundup for March 2015
    The American newspaper columnist Doug Larson said, “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”  That pretty accurately sums up this awkward in-between time of year, though we hope there’s…
  • Mar 26

    Mobilegeddon: The Countdown Is On

    Mobilegeddon: The Countdown Is On
    “Make it mobile-friendly” has been the mantra in web development for the last many years, but now Google is making it official. The search engine has announced that as of April 21 (a.k.a. Mobilegeddon), they’ll use…
Rank this Week: 920

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: 922

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Apr 14

    Lawyers and Technology - ABA TECHSHOW 2015

    Lawyers and Technology - ABA TECHSHOW 2015
    This week is the annual ABA TECHSHOW, the premier technology conference for lawyers taking place in Chicago. TECHSHOW is a combination of educational sessions offering continuing legal education credits, an exhibit hall featuring the latest…
  • Mar 20

    New York County Issues Ethics Opinion Clarifying Rules on Lawyers' Use of LinkedIn

    New York County Issues Ethics Opinion Clarifying Rules on Lawyers' Use of LinkedIn
    Last week, the New York County Lawyers Association Professional Ethics Committee released Formal Opinion 748, addressing the ethical implications of lawyers' use of LinkedIn. I had the opportunity to speak about this opinion and about other…
  • Mar 12

    Women's History Month: 8 Tips for Manager

    Women's History Month: 8 Tips for Manager
    March is women's history month and this year's theme is "Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives." Is disparate treatment in the workplace an element of women lawyers' (and other professionals) stories? I came across this presentation…
Rank this Week: 935

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: 942

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: 1006

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

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

    Fake Legal Websites using Profiles of Real Lawyer

    Fake Legal Websites using Profiles of Real Lawyer
    Several publications, including the BBC online, are warning the public to double-check the credentials of lawyers they find on the Internet before giving them any personal banking or credit-card information. There are growing numbers of…
  • Apr 15

    Client Relationships, Firm Strategy, and Lawyers and Retirement: New Issue of EIC

    Client Relationships, Firm Strategy, and Lawyers and Retirement: New Issue of EIC
    The April, 2015 issue of Edge International Communique is now available online. Check out feature articles by three of my Edge International colleagues: – David Cruickshank talks about improving client relationships – Bithika…
  • Apr 8

    Does EQ Trump IQ?

    Does EQ Trump IQ?
    In my experience, a significant number of lawyers could benefit from “Emotional Intelligence” (EQ) training. We have accessed online testing and EQ training courses for a few individuals in our client firms. The metrics…
Rank this Week: 1065

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: 1093

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 1112

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: 1142

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: 1225

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: 1278

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: 1350

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: 1416

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
  • Apr 24

    Week of April 20, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of April 20, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    We're almost at the end of April (although it feels like winter outside), and it's been another busy week here at the ILN. Our delegates are signing up like wildfire for our Annual Conference in Sicily at the end of May (can't wait!) and…
  • Apr 23

    Creating Natively Digital Brand Experiences - A Recap

    Creating Natively Digital Brand Experiences - A Recap
    Attendees at the Legal Marketing Association conference will normally shy away from any session that is entirely presented by service providers - but if that session is done by One North, they're making a big mistake.  Not only are they…
  • Apr 22

    Client Expectations in Today's Marketplace - A Recap

    Client Expectations in Today's Marketplace - A Recap
    On the second day of the LMA conference, I kept the client-related momentum going by heading straight into "Client Expectations in Today's Marketplace" after the GC Panel. Presenting in the session were Laura Meherg and Nat Slavin of Wicker…
Rank this Week: 1494

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    7 House Rules for Participating in Conference Call

    7 House Rules for Participating in Conference Call
    Here at the Academy we live on conference calls. When there are three people involved there is never an issue. More than three people and things start getting interesting. 1) No speakerphones. Even on regular calls it is a bad idea to be on…
  • Apr 24

    Become an Awesome Bo

    Become an Awesome Bo
    As a parent I learned that children are motivated differently based on their personalities. One size definitely does not fit all. Like most mothers, I gave every bit of effort I could to the parenting process; trying my best to contribute to…
  • Apr 22

    Off to Louisville!

    Off to Louisville!
    This week, I’m in Louisville, Kentucky, for the Academy’s Spring Summit event! I’m looking forward to seeing all my Academy friends there. I interact with members every day, but my opportunity to see them in person is at the…
Rank this Week: 1572

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: 1640

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: 1698

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

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

http://www.lawyercasting.com/
  • Apr 23

    Fewer Fields in a Form Drives Conversion

    Fewer Fields in a Form Drives Conversion
    We often get asked by clients how many fields to include in online forms such as forms on a Contact Us page or an email newsletter signup form. We recently came across an infographic from FormStack (a provider of online...
  • Nov 6

    Closed Loop Marketing for Law Firms With Salesforce.com

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

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

    Lawyer Blog Ghostwriting Unethical? You've Got to be Kidding!
    There's recently been opinions expressed online that ghostwriting lawyer blogs is unethical. We find it hard to believe there's anyone who seriously thinks that's the case (absent an ulterior motive of some sort). Rather, we submit that…
Rank this Week: 1767

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: 1776

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: 1803

Bibliolex

Bibliolex

Cover legal marketing. In Spanish.

http://bibliolex.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1875

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: 1988

In Black And White

In Black And White

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

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

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?

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

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result

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

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head
    I worked with a new client today and we embarked on a journey to figure out what she needs to do to leave her job and start her own firm. We created a roadmap. We started by exploring her personal brand… what’s her unique…
Rank this Week: 2039

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: 2126

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

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

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

    What's in a (Law Firm) Name Change? Wolff & Samson Is No Longer
    In today's The Record (Bergen County, New Jersey), staff writer Shawn Boburg writes on Former Port Authority chairman David Samson's retirement from the firm he helped found--Wolff & Samson--and the firm's decision to retire their name as…
  • Mar 18

    LPT -- Law Firm Management Struggles with Multigenerational Issue

    LPT -- Law Firm Management Struggles with Multigenerational Issue
    The March 2015 issue of Law Practice Today (LPT) focuses on the theme of multigenerational and multicultural issues at law firms. As Editor in Chief of LPT, I wanted to also serve as the issue editor for this particular topic. It is an…
  • Mar 9

    The Legal Intelligencer--Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Website

    The Legal Intelligencer--Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Website
    In today's edition of ALM's The Legal Intelligencer, reporter Gina Passarella writes on Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Websites. She spoke to me about the state of law firm websites in general and the new K&L Gates Hub in…
Rank this Week: 2157

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: 2204