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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 16

    EPA Fracking Waste Dumping Permits in Wyoming Challenged

    EPA Fracking Waste Dumping Permits in Wyoming Challenged
    Elizabeth Shogren – High Country News – April 14, 2015 – “The Environmental Protection Agency last month issued revised permits for oil companies to dump literally rivers of wastewater—including hydraulic…
  • Apr 16

    Research Shows Financial Success Starts Early

    Research Shows Financial Success Starts Early
    Louisa Quittman is the Director of the Office of Financial Education at the U.S. Treasury Department 4/16/2015 – “As part of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission’s (Commission) efforts to share information and…
  • Apr 16

    The Role of Policy in Achieving Shared, Sustainable Economic Prosperity

    The Role of Policy in Achieving Shared, Sustainable Economic Prosperity
    “GrowthPolicy.org pulls together recent research by Harvard faculty about economic growth. Our goal is to disseminate Harvard research to a broad audience in order to inform debate about the role of policy in achieving stability in our…
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 16

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Gawker Interns, Tomorrow’s Top Lawyers, Law Firm Failure

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Gawker Interns, Tomorrow’s Top Lawyers, Law Firm Failure
    It is bright and sunny in Seattle and it’s time to go out and enjoy it. But before we do, today’s Top 10. And before that, Zosha has an interesting piece over on LXBN today on why our privacy laws need some updating. Total posts…
  • Apr 16

    8th Annual Beer for Bloggers at ABA TechShow Friday Evening

    8th Annual Beer for Bloggers at ABA TechShow Friday Evening
    The ABA Journal and LexBlog are hosting their 8th annual Beer (and wine) for Bloggers at the ABA TechShow this Friday evening. You’re all invited, blogger or not, lawyer or not, attending TechShow or not. It’s been a great event…
  • Apr 15

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Relations with Cuba, Crowdfunding, Law Firm Diversity

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Relations with Cuba, Crowdfunding, Law Firm Diversity
    Apologies for this coming out a little late today, but we’re here nonetheless. But before jumping into today’s Top 10, a quick note that Zosha keeps on crushing it with social coverage of the 2015 Legal Marketing Association…
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/
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 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…
  • Mar 31

    Amazon's New "Dash Button" and "Home Services"

    Amazon's New "Dash Button" and "Home Services"
    Some of the products you can order through Amazon's Dash Button Okay... I'm not sure if I'm amazed or a bit petrified of two of the new services that Amazon just launched this week. Probably a bit of both. First up, Amazon's Dash Button (only…
Rank this Week: 105

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
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 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…
  • Apr 14

    Listen in live to “It's time to Ban Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts!”

    Listen in live to “It's time to Ban Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts!”
    On Wednesday at 10 am PST (tomorrow) I'll be chatting with attorney Mitch Jackson (renowned personal injury lawyer at Jackson & Wilson in California) on the topic: “It's time to Ban Arbitration Clauses in Consumer…
  • Apr 13

    Tenure of Today's Law Firm CMO is 5.8 Year

    Tenure of Today's Law Firm CMO is 5.8 Year
    According to new research by J. Johnson Executive Search, today's current CMOs are in their role an average of 5.8 years. "That's quite a departure from the headlines nearly a decade ago sounding the alarm for top marketing…
Rank this Week: 200

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 17

    Slideshow: Clio’s New iPad App

    Slideshow: Clio’s New iPad App
    At ABA Techshow this week, the cloud practice management application Clio launched a dedicated iPad app. Above is a slideshow of screencaps from the new app. The app allows users to: Get full access to their case files. View a case…
  • Apr 17

    Friday Round-Up: Catching Up On A Busy Week of Tech New

    Friday Round-Up: Catching Up On A Busy Week of Tech New
    Lots of news over the past week, thanks to the confluence of three major conferences: ABA Techshow in Chicago, the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division in Honolulu, and the Legal Marketing Association annual conference in…
  • Apr 16

    Clio Users Can Now Get Cash Before Their Clients Pay Invoice

    Clio Users Can Now Get Cash Before Their Clients Pay Invoice
    For some time now, the practice management Clio has been expanding the capabilities it offers its customers partly through integrations with third-party applications. An interesting integration announced today is between Clio and Fundbox, a…
Rank this Week: 309

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 17

    The Best Lead Generation Strategy for Lawyer

    The Best Lead Generation Strategy for Lawyer
    People use the Internet for one main purpose: to find information. This simple fact is the compelling reason why the best lead generation strategy for law firms is education marketing. When people have legal problem, research tells us that…
  • Apr 16

    It’s Official: Mobile Overtakes Desktop as Most Used Digital Platform

    It’s Official: Mobile Overtakes Desktop as Most Used Digital Platform
    It’s official! Mobile internet usage has overtaken desktop computer usage as the most used digital platform in the U.S., according to comScore, a global leader in digital media analytics. In the past four years, consumer usage of a…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day Freebie: How to Develop Zealot Clients From Hello! Webinar

    Tax Day Freebie: How to Develop Zealot Clients From Hello! Webinar
    Developing “zealot” clients – those who won’t be pried from your firm for love and money and who are the first to refer your services to others – begins at “hello.” Now you can learn techniques and…
Rank this Week: 378

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Apr 17

    The Latest in Legal Marketing

    The Latest in Legal Marketing
    It's clear that legal marketers continue to be an ever-growing force for change at law firms of any size. With more than 1,300 attendees from around the globe, this week’s Legal Marketing Association (LMA) annual conference in San Diego…
  • Apr 16

    Are You Being a Lawyer or Building a Practice?

    Are You Being a Lawyer or Building a Practice?
    There’s a tricky balance that lawyers need to strike: staying focused on the "task at hand" while keeping an eye on the future. The task at hand involves acquiring technical skills — drafting, negotiation, deposition-taking…
  • Apr 15

    Care and Feeding of Your Referral Network

    Care and Feeding of Your Referral Network
    Your referral network is a living thing. If you don’t feed it and water it, it will die, and if you don’t prune it back occasionally, it will collapse under its own weight. If you’ve developed a network by identifying good…
Rank this Week: 395

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

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: 523

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: 525

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Apr 17

    What You Want to Be

    What You Want to Be
    Short blog post today on self reflection and dealing with difficult times. I read a David Brooks New York Times column published last week: The Moral Bucket List and I just want to make sure you see it. In the column he talks about…
  • Apr 16

    5 things your firm can do to be more successful

    5 things your firm can do to be more successful
    Greetings from Boca Raton where I am speaking today to construction lawyers. Let’s get right to the point: Law firms cannot control the economy and many other things, but there are things totally within a law firm’s control. Here…
  • Apr 15

    Traditions: Call Me Old Fashioned

    Traditions: Call Me Old Fashioned
    Call me old fashioned, or maybe just nostalgic. I cherish traditions. Does you city have any? Does your law firm have any? I grew up in Lombard, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. Lombard is the Lilac Village and each year has a Lilac Festival…
Rank this Week: 565

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 14

    Law Firms Websites and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Web Content Accessibility Guideline

    Law Firms Websites and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Web Content Accessibility Guideline
    Government Website Rules for Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act In an effort to ensure that all individuals with disabilities have access to programs, services and related activities, all government websites (state, local and…
  • Apr 14

    Law Firms Websites and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Web Content Accessibility Guideline

    Law Firms Websites and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Web Content Accessibility Guideline
    Government Website Rules for Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act In an effort to ensure that all individuals with disabilities have access to programs, services and related activities, all government websites (state, local and…
  • Apr 10

    Press & Dozier Launches New Essentials Web Site

    Press & Dozier Launches New Essentials Web Site
    Press & Dozier, a Maryland business law firm, launched a new essentials PaperStreet website in April 2015. The firm practices throughout Maryland and Washington DC in the following areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution Business Law Real…
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 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...
  • Apr 1

    Tip of the month: Improve the way you plan activities at the start of every matter

    Tip of the month: Improve the way you plan activities at the start of every matter
    Clients are demanding greater efficiency these days, and efficiency should start before each matter begins. Instead of jumping right in, set aside a little time for planning and ask such questions as: What deadlines will best align the…
Rank this Week: 672

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Apr 17

    The one thing that made the difference

    The one thing that made the difference
    In an interview yesterday I was asked what was the one thing that made the difference in my career. What was it that helped me become successful. Back then, I said, meaning back when I was starting out and I was broke as a joke and just…
  • Apr 16

    Charging clients more because you are worth more

    Charging clients more because you are worth more
    I heard from an attorney who says he gets tongue tied speaking with prospective clients about fees and tends to lean towards charging less. Even then, he’s afraid they will think he charges too much. I told him to write out what he…
  • Apr 15

    Can you be successful doing work you don’t love?

    Can you be successful doing work you don’t love?
    Can you be successful doing work you don’t love? If you define success in material terms, I think you can. But success is not just about money. To be truly successful, you have to be happy. And here’s the thing. When you are…
Rank this Week: 677

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Apr 17

    6 Reasons to Post to Your Google Plus Business Page Today

    6 Reasons to Post to Your Google Plus Business Page Today
    It’s easy to forget about Google Plus, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important! Here’s why and a quick posting refresher.
  • Apr 16

    Your Most Effective Marketing Tool (and how to put it to good use!)

    Your Most Effective Marketing Tool (and how to put it to good use!)
    A recent study found that, for small and medium-sized businesses, company websites are the most effective marketing tool. If you aren’t dedicated to maintaining your website, then you’re missing out! Here are a few ways to keep your…
  • Apr 15

    Our Spring Workshop Is SOLD OUT!

    Our Spring Workshop Is SOLD OUT!
    We’re putting the finishing touches on the Spring Practice Enhancement Retreat and getting ready to welcome the lawyers, paralegals and other team members who have committed to building their practices and profitability. Here’s a quick…
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: 919

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: 921

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: 936

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: 940

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: 1010

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 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…
  • Mar 25

    Brainwriting Clobbers Brainstorming

    Brainwriting Clobbers Brainstorming
    In most law firms, brainstorming processes are dominated by power partners or simply those with force of personality. When this happens, the scope of the process is narrowed and many participants may be disenfranchised. If the goal of a…
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: 1095

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 1113

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: 1143

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: 1221

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: 1277

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: 1351

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: 1415

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 17

    Week of April 13, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of April 13, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    It's hard to believe another week has gone by, and it's really hard to believe that another LMA conference has come and gone. We have some great memories and takeaways that I'll be sharing over the coming days, but first, let's look at this…
  • Apr 16

    Firm of the Month - Gadens Lawyers, Australia!

    Firm of the Month - Gadens Lawyers, Australia!
    I am happy to announce our firm of the month, Gadens Lawyers, our member from Australia!    April/May 2015 …
  • Apr 16

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Be Amazing

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Be Amazing
    I was hoping to get more posts out to you this week while I was here at LMA15, but the conference was so jam packed that I barely had time to check emails, let alone anything more!  But today, I'm bringing you a rainmaking recommendation…
Rank this Week: 1496

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 17

    Are You Thinking Big?

    Are You Thinking Big?
    One of my favorite quotes from Nelson Mandela is: “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” He poses a very cerebral and serious question.…
  • Apr 15

    How to Practice in Estate Planning, Part 2

    How to Practice in Estate Planning, Part 2
    This is the second in a series of blogs on How to Practice in Estate Planning. I’ll sprinkle this series in among my typical timely blogs. This series is designed for attorneys who are currently practicing in another field and wish to…
  • Apr 13

    Copyright Law & the Use of Images on Your Law Firm Blog

    Copyright Law & the Use of Images on Your Law Firm Blog
    Using an image in a blog post can add interest to your page and increase reader engagement. Because of that, most bloggers and web site owners will do a quick Google Image search for an appropriate photo and, if they’re smart,…
Rank this Week: 1575

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: 1642

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: 1693

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

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

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

    Closed Loop Marketing for Law Firms With Salesforce.com

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

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

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

    Law Firm Email Marketing Benchmarks and Best Practices for 2013

    Law Firm Email Marketing Benchmarks and Best Practices for 2013
    We wanted to share the most recently computed average rates for key performance metrics for law firm email marketing campaigns in 2013 (based on the approximately 4.8 million emails sent by our law firm accounts during 2013). Here's what…
Rank this Week: 1769

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: 1779

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: 1808

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: 1987

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: 2043

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: 2124

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: 2203