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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 19

    Botnet attack analysis of Deflect protected website blacklivesmatter.com

    Botnet attack analysis of Deflect protected website blacklivesmatter.com
    Deflect Labs report #3. Seamus Tuohy and eQualit.ie View the report with 3D rendering (5mb) “This report covers attacks between April 29th and October 15th, 2016. Over this seven-month period, we recorded more than a hundred separate…
  • Feb 19

    Working Without a Net: Supreme Court Decision Making as Performance

    Working Without a Net: Supreme Court Decision Making as Performance
    Gedicks, Frederick Mark, Working Without a Net: Supreme Court Decision Making as Performance (February 17, 2017). BYU Law Research Paper No. 17-09. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2919682 “A Depression-era Justice once…
  • Feb 19

    Report – A Close Look at the Decline of Homeownership

    Report – A Close Look at the Decline of Homeownership
    Federal Reserve Bank of New York – Liberty Street Economics – Andrew Haughwout, Richard Peach, and Joseph Tracy, February 17, 2017 “The homeownership rate—the percentage of households that own rather than rent the…
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • Feb 19

    Snapchat for lawyers — is it really happening?

    Snapchat for lawyers — is it really happening?
    Law firms using Snapchat for publishing commentary and engaging their audience. Sounds a little crazy, but so did law firms using Twitter for sharing news in 140 characters just five years ago. Snapchat, an image messaging and multimedia…
  • Feb 14

    Ten Blogs joining the LexBlog Network

    Ten Blogs joining the LexBlog Network
    Happy Valentines Day! If you are in search of a perfect last minute gift for him or her, make sure to check out lexblog.com (mostly joking). Since our last “New to the Network” post, we have welcomed two new …
  • Feb 12

    Flipboard gets major upgrade – Enough for lawyers?

    Flipboard gets major upgrade – Enough for lawyers?
    Last week, Flipboard, a news and social network aggregator, released its first major upgrade in two years. The signature feature of the new Flipboard is Smart Magazines which curate articles by the thousands of topics and sub-topics…
Rank this Week: 33

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: 105

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/
  • Feb 19

    Rising: Supply Chain Management and Alternative Legal Service Provider

    Rising: Supply Chain Management and Alternative Legal Service Provider
    Last post, I offered some skepticism about one conclusion--the billable hour is already dead--in the annual Report on the State of the Legal Market from The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law…
  • Feb 9

    Billable Hour Deathwatch: of that day or hour no man knoweth

    Billable Hour Deathwatch: of that day or hour no man knoweth
    People ought to have a higher default level of skepticism toward stories based on opaque sourcing, especially when it confirms their priors. — Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) February 8, 2017 I always get so much mileage from the great…
  • Feb 8

    Justly: Practical Insights from Massive State & Federal Court Data

    Justly: Practical Insights from Massive State & Federal Court Data
    Last September, Geek #2, sent me a short email asking if I knew anything about the product called Justly. His short description of how Justly had a case categorization feature, and was pulling data from the Federal Courts (not that big a…
Rank this Week: 110

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Feb 20

    Mailbag: President’s Day Questions Answered!

    Mailbag: President’s Day Questions Answered!
    You've got pressing Presidents' Day questions. We've got answers. Mailbag: President’s Day Questions Answered! was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Feb 20

    Ruby Receptionists: Build Trust with Clients through Personal Connection

    Ruby Receptionists: Build Trust with Clients through Personal Connection
    Ruby Receptionists are receptionists for the 21st century. Their virtual receptionists take care of your calls so that you can take care of your law practice. Ruby Receptionists: Build Trust with Clients through Personal Connections was…
  • Feb 17

    Here’s Who Is Attending TBD Law in February 2017 (So Far)

    Here’s Who Is Attending TBD Law in February 2017 (So Far)
    * Indicates TBD Law alumni. Hosts Sam Glover* Website / Twitter / LinkedIn Aaron Street* Website / Twitter / LinkedIn Matt Homann* Website / Twitter / LinkedIn Lisa Needham*…
Rank this Week: 125

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Feb 19

    Review Marketing Becomes Top Priority for 2017

    Review Marketing Becomes Top Priority for 2017
    As published in: In a recent episode of “Black Mirror,” now streaming on Netflix, a woman needs a higher rating on her profile to get a better apartment. In every daily interaction, people rate her and she rates them back with…
  • Jan 22

    Get More Clients with Review Marketing

    Get More Clients with Review Marketing
    The next time a new client finds you, it will likely be via a Google search on a cell phone, including the phrase "reviews of..." Almost everyone -- 92% of consumers -- now read online reviews to judge local businesses, according to…
  • Nov 21

    December 2 Webinar: Becoming a Successful Legal TV Advertiser

    December 2 Webinar: Becoming a Successful Legal TV Advertiser
    For attorneys serious about growing their firm through TV advertising. Apply to attend today: Becoming a Successful Legal TV Advertiser Friday, December 2, 20169 AM Pacific | 10 AM Mountain | 11 AM Central | Noon Eastern There is one…
Rank this Week: 206

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 9

    Most States Now Require Tech Competence for Lawyers. What Does That Mean For You?

    Most States Now Require Tech Competence for Lawyers. What Does That Mean For You?
    Legal ethics rules in a majority of states now require attorneys to become and remain familiar with technologies that affect their practices. However, the broad wording of the applicable rules and the constantly evolving world of technology…
  • Feb 2

    AMP up your Law Firm’s Mobile Site

    AMP up your Law Firm’s Mobile Site
    Justia is AMPing all of our law firm client websites and blogs. In addition to the who (law firms websites), this article covers the what and why of AMP. The post AMP up your Law Firm’s Mobile Site appeared first on Legal Marketing…
  • Jan 5

    How 2016 changed online marketing, and what 2017 will bring

    How 2016 changed online marketing, and what 2017 will bring
    2016 was an eventful year in online marketing, and 2017 promises to introduce even more changes. From real-time Google filter updates to how search engines handled the indexing of fake news sites, we take a look back at the landscape of SEO…
Rank this Week: 304

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Stanford Law Journal Publishes Special Issue on Lawyer Activism Under Trump

    Stanford Law Journal Publishes Special Issue on Lawyer Activism Under Trump
    Stanford Law School’s Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties has published a special issue, A Lawyer’s Guide to Activism, Resistance, and Change Under Trump. “The focus of this edition is the role that law students and…
  • Feb 16

    New Site ‘Legably’ Matches Lawyers With Lawyers For Short-Term Project

    New Site ‘Legably’ Matches Lawyers With Lawyers For Short-Term Project
    A new website called Legably aims to enable solo and small-firm lawyers to handle higher workloads by hiring other attorneys on an on-demand basis. The site matches attorneys who are looking for extra work with attorneys who have projects…
  • Feb 15

    Lawyerist Launches Directory of Law Practice Management Platform

    Lawyerist Launches Directory of Law Practice Management Platform
    The good news about law practice management software is that recent years have brought a variety of systems to the market. The bad news is that choosing one can be daunting. Their features and pricing rarely line up in a way that enables…
Rank this Week: 307

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/
  • Jul 20

    Announcement From Dave Lorenzo: New Video Show

    Announcement From Dave Lorenzo: New Video Show
    I’m posting this article to introduce you to something new I’m sure you will find valuable.   A few weeks ago I launched a new daily business video show to help lawyers and business leaders make a great living and live a…
  • Jul 11

    We Have Moved

    We Have Moved
    Attorneys: Please join us for new content updated every day at Valtimax.com We still help attorneys make a great living and live a great life® We are just doing it in a new place. Our New Name is Valtimax Consulting. Come visit…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 374

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 384

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Feb 20

    Important Reminders About Business Development

    Important Reminders About Business Development
    If you are like most lawyers, you spend more time worrying about where your next client will come from than you’d like. It’s natural. Even the busiest, most successful lawyers work hard at marketing and business development…
  • Feb 20

    Important Reminders About Business Development

    Important Reminders About Business Development
    If you are like most lawyers, you spend more time worrying about where your next client will come from than you’d like. It’s natural. Even the busiest, most successful lawyers work hard at marketing and business development…
  • Feb 17

    Five Ways to Get Your Resolve Back

    Five Ways to Get Your Resolve Back
    It’s only been about six weeks since you made your New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you are doing great. Perhaps your motivation is waning. Or maybe you're just not as far along as you'd planned. Wherever you stand in relation to…
Rank this Week: 386

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: 469

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Is Your Legal Marketing Company Following Google’s AdWords Third-Party Policy?

    Is Your Legal Marketing Company Following Google’s AdWords Third-Party Policy?
    Do you pay someone to manage your law firm’s AdWords campaigns? No? You might want to consider it. Unless you’re a sophisticated paid search media manager and have the time to devote to properly managing your campaigns,…
  • Feb 1

    How to Choose a Good SEO Company for Your Law Firm

    How to Choose a Good SEO Company for Your Law Firm
    Selecting the right SEO company can feel like a daunting task. Many lawyers simply don’t know enough about SEO to make an informed decision. So, inspired by Rand’s recent post, I figured I would share some advice about how I would…
  • Jan 20

    Web Analytics Lie

    Web Analytics Lie
    Here’s a conversation I regularly have with lawyers: Me: How does your website traffic look? Lawyer: It’s great, goes up every month. Me: Excellent! So you’re getting a lot of inquiries from potential clients? Lawyer: Wait,…
Rank this Week: 479

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: 542

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Oct 13

    Client Development: Get Great Returns on Your Time Investment

    Client Development: Get Great Returns on Your Time Investment
    "Time Management" "Writing" The post Client Development: Get Great Returns on Your Time Investment appeared first on Cordell Parvin Blog.
  • Oct 11

    Are you getting the most from your time investment?

    Are you getting the most from your time investment?
    I started a coaching session a few weeks ago asking the lawyer what she would like to get out of our coaching session. The lawyer replied: Find a way to give me more hours in a day. Are you like that lawyer, wishing someone could find more…
  • Oct 6

    Authenticity: You Gotta Have It

    Authenticity: You Gotta Have It
    I hope each of you had the chance to read Mette Kurth’s guest post: Your Sales Pitch: Better to be like Pistachio. I believe that authenticity can be Pistachio. So, speaking of debates, I believe the Vice Presidential debate showed an…
Rank this Week: 594

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
  • Feb 20

    PaperStreet Launches New Essentials Website for Clear Title

    PaperStreet Launches New Essentials Website for Clear Title
    PaperStreet launched a new Essentials website for Clear Title. The Florida-based firm specializes in making the closing process as stress-free as possible for their diverse clients. Categories: Site Launches The post PaperStreet Launches New…
  • Feb 20

    PaperStreet Launches New Essentials Website for FASANO Avvocati

    PaperStreet Launches New Essentials Website for FASANO Avvocati
    PaperStreet launched a new Essentials website for FASANO avvocati in February 2017. The Milan, Italy-based firm offers a wide array of legal services to their international clients. Categories: Site Launches The post PaperStreet Launches New…
  • Feb 20

    PaperStreet Launches New Essentials Website for Goldstein Law Firm

    PaperStreet Launches New Essentials Website for Goldstein Law Firm
    PaperStreet launched a new Essentials website for Goldstein Law Firm in February 2017. The DC-based firm specializes in franchise and distribution law. Categories: Site Launches The post PaperStreet Launches New Essentials Website for…
Rank this Week: 667

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Feb 14

    Sample litigation statement of work: Early case assessment

    Sample litigation statement of work: Early case assessment
    By Mike Egnatchik, LegalBizDev, in collaboration with several clients Hypothetical Facts ClientCo acquired the assets of a company Carpart which manufactures high performance parts for cars. One product line was a battery that goes into fuel…
  • Feb 7

    How to write a statement of work

    How to write a statement of work
    By Mike Egnatchik and Jim Hassett, LegalBizDev Legal cases and transactions can have unpredictable aspects, sometimes beyond the control of the best managers and planners. Therefore, flexibility is key. Legal project management is all about…
  • Jan 31

    Tip of the month: Be sure to define the primary decision maker for each matter

    Tip of the month: Be sure to define the primary decision maker for each matter
    In complex matters, especially with large organizations, there are few things that can waste more time and money than trying to satisfy multiple client stakeholders. In a large legal matter, the general counsel, staff attorney, senior…
Rank this Week: 671

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

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

    Inspiration is its own reward

    Inspiration is its own reward
    I’m a “how to” kinda guy. When I read a book or article, watch a video or listen to a training, I’m looking for information I can use to improve my business or personal life. I want to know what to do and how to do it.…
  • Feb 16

    If you aren’t better, be different

    If you aren’t better, be different
    I often talk about the value of showing prospective clients how you are “better or different” than other lawyers who do what you do. In The Attorney Marketing Formula, I show you how to do that, and how to construct your…
  • Feb 15

    Focus and grow rich

    Focus and grow rich
    If you can remember getting interest on your savings account (if you can remember savings accounts), you recall that compound interest, as opposed to simple interest, allowed you to earn a bigger return because you earned interest on the…
Rank this Week: 680

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

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

    Law Firm Marketing Includes Developing Engaged, Happy Employee

    Law Firm Marketing Includes Developing Engaged, Happy Employee
    If you want your estate planning law firm clients to be happy, start by making your employees happy. That means everyone, from the receptionist who answers the phone and welcomes clients to the paralegal who assembles client documents and…
  • Feb 16

    Closing the Loop on Your Law Firm Marketing Effort

    Closing the Loop on Your Law Firm Marketing Effort
    The Achilles’ heel of law firm marketing is follow-up. There’s always something else that’s more important, another estate planning document that needs to be prepared and another will that needs to be reviewed. This is often the reason…
  • Feb 15

    What’s the Best Way to Handle a Law Firm Client Complaint?

    What’s the Best Way to Handle a Law Firm Client Complaint?
    As a practicing attorney, you know that there are some clients who simply will not be happy, no matter how well you and your office handle their matter. The best defense is to have a robust enough practice so that you can spot the permanently…
Rank this Week: 900

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
  • Feb 8

    New Blogs and Podcasts at Lawblogs.ca

    New Blogs and Podcasts at Lawblogs.ca
    Time again to showcase some of the newest additions to lawblogs.ca, Stem’s directory of Canadian legal blogs and podcasts. Here’s a look at some of the publications that have been added since our last update: Borderlines…
  • Jan 31

    Stem Client Roundup for January 2017

    Stem Client Roundup for January 2017
    Well, it’s a new year. Though the first month of 2017 has not held much of the positive change that so many of us were wishing for, time rolls on and we all try to effect change in our own …
  • Dec 31

    Stem Client Roundup for December 2016

    Stem Client Roundup for December 2016
    Here we are, the very last day of 2016. It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it! The winners of the 2016 Clawbies were announced bright and early this morning, so you know what we’ve been up to this past month—read …
Rank this Week: 907

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: 938

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: 942

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Feb 10

    LinkedIn's New Interface: A Brief Overview

    LinkedIn's New Interface: A Brief Overview
    You may not have seen it yet, but LinkedIn has revamped its user interface recently, in part to make desktop and mobile versions of LinkedIn more consistent. If the new interface hasn't come to your LinkedIn account yet, it will...
  • Jan 13

    Productivity Tool Trello Being Acquired - Will It Become Even More Useful?

    Productivity Tool Trello Being Acquired - Will It Become Even More Useful?
    In my Simple Steps column in the January/February 2017 issue of Law Practice magazine, "Get Your To-Do Lists Under Control with These Productivity Tools," I talk about Trello. Launched five years ago, Trello has already acquired over 19…
  • Oct 26

    Can Mindfulness and Meditation Make You A Better Lawyer? [Book Review]

    Can Mindfulness and Meditation Make You A Better Lawyer? [Book Review]
    The Anxious Lawyer, An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation is a straightforward book which incorporates personal stories, basic introductory information and mindfulness and meditation…
Rank this Week: 947

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: 994

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 995

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Feb 16

    ROSS Intelligence Update: How IBM Watson App Helps U.S. Lawyers with Legal Research

    ROSS Intelligence Update: How IBM Watson App Helps U.S. Lawyers with Legal Research
    A recent article from Medium’s Cognitive Business section explains how ROSS Intelligence, an IBM Watson app, conducts searches to help U.S. lawyers answer legal questions. The article explains that a question in plain English from…
  • Feb 9

    J+O Firm: Where Start-Ups Utilize Legal Counsel in New Way

    J+O Firm: Where Start-Ups Utilize Legal Counsel in New Way
    Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.  ~ Steve Jobs Rachel Johnson and Christina Oshan spent the beginning of their careers at large firms. They noticed…
  • Feb 2

    Manage Space as Well as Time to Increase Productivity

    Manage Space as Well as Time to Increase Productivity
    An article entitled “10 Simple Productivity Tips for Organizing your Work Life” by David Lavenda, published appropriately early in the new year by Entrepreneur, offers ten tips on improving your work-life productivity.…
Rank this Week: 1043

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 9

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network

    Using Reference Checks to Build Your Network
    If you are a professional services provider and you want to grow your business, you know the importance of marketing.  Whether you are a lawyer seeking to represent startup technology companies, an agency recruiter like me who is looking…
  • Jan 20

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error

    Career Happiness Comes through Trial and Error
    It is no secret that lawyers as a group are an unhappy lot.  I could give my own explanation for this but today, after we have just sworn in a President who is starting a new career, I thought I would share a few thoughts about career…
  • Jan 9

    Persistence in the Age of Email Marketing

    Persistence in the Age of Email Marketing
    If marketing is important to your professional success, then you know the drill.  Other professionals are hard to reach.  You want to connect with potential referral sources.  You want to build your relationships with current…
Rank this Week: 1055

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: 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: 1153

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: 1249

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: 1286

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
  • May 19

    Two for Tuesdays: Think Differently About Content Marketing

    Two for Tuesdays: Think Differently About Content Marketing
    Last week, we focused on how to freshen up your content marketing through curation and focusing on being mobile-friendly. Today, I'm using that same post from Entrepreneur as inspiration to encourage you to think differently about content…
  • May 18

    Dos and Don'ts of Conference Networking

    Dos and Don'ts of Conference Networking
    One week from today, I leave for our Annual Meeting in Sicily, which has got one major thing on my mind (aside from last minute details) and that is NETWORKING. This is our largest conference of the year, so it presents a LOT of opportunities…
  • May 15

    Week of May 11, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of May 11, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    We're closing in on our Annual Meeting, and it's hard to believe it's that time again! We've got a great turnout of delegates, and I'm excited to see so many of our lawyers in a short few days!  I've also got a big announcement here next…
Rank this Week: 1504

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: 1538

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Sep 7

    Prepare for Proposed 2704 Regulations, Valid or Not

    Prepare for Proposed 2704 Regulations, Valid or Not
    In early August, the IRS issued Proposed Regulations for section 2704. The Treasury Department has been trying to fix what it considers loopholes in that statute since at least 2009. It has sought legislative changes to section 2704 to…
  • Sep 5

    Feedback Is A Two Way Street

    Feedback Is A Two Way Street
    Modern law firms recognize the power of constructive feedback. It helps staff get and stay on track, which can be very motivating, resulting in increased satisfaction and productivity. I’ve previously shared best practices for giving…
  • Sep 2

    All About That Boot Camp

    All About That Boot Camp
    Is our next Boot Camp for you? Mark your calendar and join us next Wednesday to find out! On September 7th at 2pm PT / 5pm ET, the Academy founders, COO, some of our Members, and Kathryn Adams will all join you for a webinar that we like to…
Rank this Week: 1558

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: 1679

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

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

http://www.lawyercasting.com/
  • May 11

    Does Your Law Firm Website Minimize Interaction Cost?

    Does Your Law Firm Website Minimize Interaction Cost?
    The usability experts at Nielsen Norman Group (NNG) have identified "interaction cost" as a key measure of website usability. As NNG defines it, "interaction cost" is "the sum of efforts -- mental and physical -- that…
  • May 6

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile-Friendly?

    Is Your Law Firm Website Mobile-Friendly?
    As many readers may have heard, April 21, 2015 was M-Day - the date on which Google expanded use of "mobile-friendliness" as a ranking signal in mobile searches. That is, going forward from that date, Google will prioritize websites…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 1729

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1791

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: 1795

Bibliolex

Bibliolex

Cover legal marketing. In Spanish.

http://bibliolex.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1872

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 1960

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: 1989

In Black And White

In Black And White

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

http://www.inblackandwhiteblog.com
  • Aug 23

    Legal Business Development: Find A Niche

    Legal Business Development: Find A Niche
    Find a niche… easier said than done, right? Usually when I mention finding a niche, most lawyers’ push back. They generally explain how they don’t want to miss this kind of case or that kind of case. Their practice areas…
  • Aug 23

    Legal Business Development: Find A Niche

    Legal Business Development: Find A Niche
    Find a niche… easier said than done, right? Usually when I mention finding a niche, most lawyers’ push back. They generally explain how they don’t want to miss this kind of case or that kind of case. Their practice areas…
  • Jun 21

    Legal Business Development: The Possibility of Optimism

    Legal Business Development: The Possibility of Optimism
    The possibility of optimism, Seth Godin explains… “Is the glass half full or half empty? The pessimist sees what’s present today and can only imagine eventual decline. The glass is already half empty and its only going to…
Rank this Week: 2044

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: 2122

Legal Marketing for Lawyers

Legal Marketing for Lawyers

Covers law firm marketing, internet marketing, personal branding, and communication strategies. By David V. Lorenzo's Rainmaker Lawyer.

http://www.legalmarketingforlawyers.com/
  • Mar 8

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing
    Many attorneys tell me that direct mail doesn't work for legal marketing. I believe this is true FOR THOSE ATTORNEYS. However there is a way to ethically use direct mail to enhance your legal marketing plan. This process is called a…
  • Mar 8

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing
    Many attorneys tell me that direct mail doesn't work for legal marketing. I believe this is true FOR THOSE ATTORNEYS. However there is a way to ethically use direct mail to enhance your legal marketing plan. This process is called a…
  • Mar 1

    Law Firm Marketing: Most Valuable Quality

    Law Firm Marketing: Most Valuable Quality
    There is one quality a lawyer can possess that is more valuable than all others when it comes to law firm marketing. That quality is an action orientation. Many attorneys will talk about things they want to do or they will talk about things…
Rank this Week: 2148