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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Mar 5

    Rapid and Direct Encoding of Numerosity in the Visual Stream

    Rapid and Direct Encoding of Numerosity in the Visual Stream
    Rapid and Direct Encoding of Numerosity in the Visual Stream – Cereb. Cortex (2015) doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv017 First published online: February 24, 2015. “Humans are endowed with an intuitive number sense that allows us to…
  • Mar 4

    A New Suite of FOIA Training Resources for all Federal Employee

    A New Suite of FOIA Training Resources for all Federal Employee
    DOJ: “The Office of Information Policy has developed new FOIA resources designed to train all levels of the federal workforce to understand their FOIA responsibilities. These new resources were developed as part of our commitments in…
  • Mar 4

    SIGAR Publishes Newly Declassified Data

    SIGAR Publishes Newly Declassified Data
    POGO – “This week, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) released a supplement to its January 2015 quarterly report to Congress. The supplement comes after the Pentagon’s change of heart about…
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/
  • Mar 5

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: CEO Depositions, Aerospace M&A, Health Care Competition

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: CEO Depositions, Aerospace M&A, Health Care Competition
    In a story that’s slipped under the radar a bit but is quite interesting, the DOJ and FTC are taking a close look at competition in the health care sector. If you’re wondering what they’re looking at specifically, Foley…
  • Mar 4

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Digital Currency, King v. Burwell, Grad Students as Employee

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Digital Currency, King v. Burwell, Grad Students as Employee
    In the big news of the day, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in big Affordable Care Act case King v. Burwell—Pepper Crutcher has commentary on them below. Also, on LXBN, Zosha writes on Hillary Clinton and Jerry Maatman…
  • Mar 3

    Why work in small law? Blogging and social media

    Why work in small law? Blogging and social media
    Solo practioner and author, Carolyn Elefant (@carolynelefant) asks what would want to make you work as a lawyer for a small law firm. Her point being that small law firms do not want to pay associates much. Newer lawyers require…
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Mar 4

    Adware Advertiser Sidesteps Liability

    Adware Advertiser Sidesteps Liability
    This case involves a browser plug-in from IMS, whose affiliates allegedly surreptitiously installed the plug-in on users’ computers. The plug-in allegedly caused pop-up ads to appear when users visited designated websites. Reed Elsevier…
  • Feb 25

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?
    Robert Metzinger made the following four tweets during the 2013 World Series in St. Louis: Going to be tailgating with a #PressureCooker during games 3-4-5 in #STL during #WorldSeries. #STLStrong #GoCards #postseason from Springfield, MO.…
  • Feb 25

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog
    Earlier this month, we celebrated the blog’s 10 year anniversary. In preparation for the anniversary, my RA Addam suggested making a video to help celebrate. After all, we don’t normally generate video content, so I thought it…
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/
  • Mar 5

    Bloomberg BNA Launches Big Law Business Community Website

    Bloomberg BNA Launches Big Law Business Community Website
    Toby Brown and I got a sneak peek yesterday at Bloomberg BNA's new Big Law Business community site, and we liked what we saw. We all know that Big Law is big business, but there are very few resources out there from vendors that cover current…
  • Mar 2

    Movin' On Up!

    Movin' On Up!
    The legal market consolidated a bit more today in Canada as DLAPiper LLP announced that Davis LLP will be joining the Swiss verein's North American arm as its newest member firm in April 2015.  The Am Law Daily, summed up the change in…
  • Feb 27

    RELX: Reed Elsevier, Lexis?? Wait... What??

    RELX: Reed Elsevier, Lexis?? Wait... What??
    Okay... it's Friday. It's snowing in Dallas, and it's a bit slow around the office. But, when I saw that Reed Elsevier was going to change its name to RELX, I thought maybe it was a joke to draw attention away from the black/blue vs.…
Rank this Week: 105

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Mar 5

    Get the Office 2016 for Mac Preview Right Now

    Get the Office 2016 for Mac Preview Right Now
    I feel like we were originally told this would be Office 2015, but whatever. You can get a not-4-years-old-and-feels-15-years-old version of Office for Mac right here, right now!
  • Mar 5

    Four Reasons Billing By the Hour is a Competitive Disadvantage

    Four Reasons Billing By the Hour is a Competitive Disadvantage
    The billable hour destroys innovation, it doesn't capture value, it is a terrible measure of performance, and causes tension between clients and lawyers. Increasingly, it also puts your firm at a competitive disadvantage.
  • Mar 4

    Dear Lawyers: It’s Not Word, It’s You

    Dear Lawyers: It’s Not Word, It’s You
    Here are two important facts about Microsoft Word: Fact 1: 100% of the formatting problems you’ve experienced when drafting new documents can be completely avoided before they occur. Fact 2: When editing a document someone else drafted,…
Rank this Week: 118

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

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

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Feb 26

    Learn the Business of Mass Torts - Do not be too busy working to make money!

    Learn the Business of Mass Torts - Do not be too busy working to make money!
    Are you part of a successful Personal Injury firm wanting to make the leap to Mass Torts? It's time to stop sitting on the sidelines and get into the game.The only thing successful Mass Tort Firms have that you don't is business knowledge.…
  • Jan 20

    7 Tips of Transform into a Great Legal Networker

    7 Tips of Transform into a Great Legal Networker
    The legal job market is fiercely competitive. Learning to network can mean the difference between success and failure. Developing your networking skills can help you advance your career and grow a steady book of business that will give you…
  • Dec 6

    Bigger Legal Marketing Budgets Now Fund 6 Most Effective Tactic

    Bigger Legal Marketing Budgets Now Fund 6 Most Effective Tactic
    Law firms on average firms spent 3.4 percent of their annual collected fees on marketing and business development activities in 2013 -- up from a previous level of only 2.3 perclegalent in 2012. Legal marketing spending has rebounded to…
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: 290

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Bloomberg BNA’s New ‘Big Law Business’ Offers Content and Community

    Bloomberg BNA’s New ‘Big Law Business’ Offers Content and Community
    Bloomberg BNA today launched Big Law Business, a free news and community site targeted at lawyers in AmLaw 200 law firms and corporate legal departments. The site will provide an array of editorial and multimedia content — both…
  • Mar 2

    Three Notable Updates on Non-Lawyers Providing Legal Assistance

    Three Notable Updates on Non-Lawyers Providing Legal Assistance
    In the January 2015 issue of the ABA Journal, I had an article about Washington state’s limited license legal technician (LLLT) program, which will formally license non-lawyers to deliver legal services in limited circumstances…
  • Feb 27

    Do Lawyers Have An Ethical Duty To Be Competent in E-Discovery?

    Do Lawyers Have An Ethical Duty To Be Competent in E-Discovery?
    It was big news in 2012 when the American Bar Association amended the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to make clear that lawyers have a duty to be competent in technology. Specifically, the ABA amended the comment to Model Rule 1.1,…
Rank this Week: 306

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: 362

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    What to Do with a Bad Online Review

    What to Do with a Bad Online Review
    So you got a bad online review. Now what? I’ve written a couple of posts in the past about how to respond appropriately to a negative online review (you can see those here and here). Now I’m inspired by a recent ClubZero post on…
  • Mar 4

    Mass Torts Made Perfect Spring 2015 Seminar in Las Vegas April 15-17 Almost Sold Out

    Mass Torts Made Perfect Spring 2015 Seminar in Las Vegas April 15-17 Almost Sold Out
    If you are a plaintiff’s attorney and have never attended a Mass Torts Made Perfect Seminar before, now is your chance to learn from the most successful mass tort attorneys in the U.S. According to the MTMP Facebook page, this event is…
  • Mar 3

    The Case for Rethinking How You Run Your Law Firm

    The Case for Rethinking How You Run Your Law Firm
    “There’s a mismatch between what science knows and what business does.” That is the crux of Daniel Pink’s message to business owners and managers seeking to motivate people for profit. If you run a law firm and are…
Rank this Week: 376

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Mar 5

    Future Perfect: Staged Business Planning for Law Firm

    Future Perfect: Staged Business Planning for Law Firm
    This is probably wishful thinking, but wouldn’t it be nice if every solo practitioner and small law firm had a business plan? I mean, mostly nice for them. Probably not for their competitors ... or for me. I’ve become somewhat…
  • Mar 4

    Law Firm Leaders on Twitter: Pros and Con

    Law Firm Leaders on Twitter: Pros and Con
    Leading a law firm is often compared to being the chief herder at a cat ranch. On the communications front, the managing partners at a law firm are challenged not only with what to say to their colleagues and clients but when and how to say…
  • Mar 3

    Who Cares About Martindale-Hubbell?

    Who Cares About Martindale-Hubbell?
    There was a time when a sizable listing and an AV Peer Review rating in the Martindale-Hubbell directory was a lawyer's key to an endless flow of high-class clients. And today plenty of cash is still spent on premium listings in legal…
Rank this Week: 393

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: 522

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Dec 4

    Website Content Management vs Admin vs Marketing

    Website Content Management vs Admin vs Marketing
    Here’s an issue that surfaces from time to time, particularly in the legal web marketing sphere: I have a website and content management system that I am happy with. However, I don’t have anything to compare them to and I wonder…
  • Nov 26

    Use Social Media to Improve Local Search Visibility

    Use Social Media to Improve Local Search Visibility
    Last week I was in Dallas talking local search and social media. The gist of that talk was that social media can be a powerful tool for improving local search ranking factors. You can reviews the slides here: Going Local with Social from Gyi…
Rank this Week: 535

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Mar 5

    Young Lawyers: Are you kicking …?

    Young Lawyers: Are you kicking …?
    In 2012, I posted a blog You are Never Too Young, Too Inexperienced, Too... I argued that If you are hungry to become more valuable to your potential clients and if you are willing to do what older lawyers are not doing, you have a…
  • Mar 4

    Blogging: How to do it strategically

    Blogging: How to do it strategically
    Are you blogging strategically? If not, other than having fun writing, why are you blogging? Take a look at this blog written by Roanoke, Virginia lawyer Jay O’Keeffe: The Hardest Part of Arguing in the Fourth Circuit–And…
  • Mar 3

    Every Law Firm Has a Partner Like This One

    Every Law Firm Has a Partner Like This One
    Does your law firm have a partner who generates lots of business, but at the same time chases off associates?  I have written about this before. Every large firm has one of those and some small firms do also. As you likely know, I wrote…
Rank this Week: 563

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
  • Mar 5

    SEO Optimization Guidelines in Less Than Two Minute

    SEO Optimization Guidelines in Less Than Two Minute
    New Industry Standards In about two minutes or less, I’m going to go through three points that explain the 2015 industry standards as it applies to Google regarding a solid optimized page.  Two Direct Keyword Matches First, make…
  • Mar 4

    Tips for Choosing iStock Photos for Your Website

    Tips for Choosing iStock Photos for Your Website
    Sharing Your Photos There are many powerful websites offering stock images and design elements that can be purchased to populate or enhance your website. PaperStreet prefers istockphoto.com. Sometimes clients come to us with their own photo…
  • Mar 4

    Iger Wankel & Bonkowski, LLP Launches New Essentials Law Website

    Iger Wankel & Bonkowski, LLP Launches New Essentials Law Website
    Iger Wankel & Bonkowski, LLP launched a new essentials PaperStreet website in March 2015.  This full services law firm, based in California, practices in the following practice areas: Community Associations Business Construction…
Rank this Week: 670

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
Rank this Week: 671

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Mar 5

    Marketing legal services is like driving in the dark without headlight

    Marketing legal services is like driving in the dark without headlight
    The hard part of marketing legal services isn’t the work. The work is easy, and you can do it in as little as 15 minutes a day. No, the hard part is not knowing if what you are doing will actually bring in business. If you knew that…
  • Mar 4

    Work smarter by working backward

    Work smarter by working backward
    Yesterday, I talked about networking and used it as a paradigm for creating a simple marketing plan. You plan, you do, you review. Today, I return to the subject of networking and ask the question that may be on your mind:…
  • Mar 3

    Plan. Do. Review.

    Plan. Do. Review.
    I want to bring in more business. Okay, what’s you’re plan? I’m thinking of joining a networking group and meeting some prospective clients and/or referral sources. Sounds good; which one(s) will you join? I’ve…
Rank this Week: 679

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

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

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Mar 5

    Can You Hear Me Now? Five Workflows for Finding Follower

    Can You Hear Me Now? Five Workflows for Finding Follower
    Think about your own loyalties – where are you most likely to go to find information? What are the websites you visit frequently? Why? What do you like about them? What do you find helpful about their content or brand? Find out what…
  • Mar 4

    Strategic Business Planning Impacts Law Firm Growth

    Strategic Business Planning Impacts Law Firm Growth
    Estate planning attorneys and elder law firms face a competitive market for legal services. How can you rise above your competition? In order to succeed, you must use strategic business planning to grow your practice. IMS CEO Jennifer Goddard…
  • Mar 3

    Learn How to Create a Friends List in Facebook

    Learn How to Create a Friends List in Facebook
    Have you ever wanted to create custom friends lists in Facebook? Follow this helpful tutorial from IMS Production Manager, April Leabo.
Rank this Week: 915

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: 924

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 28

    Stem Client Roundup for February 2015

    Stem Client Roundup for February 2015
    February is short, yet somehow our clients manage to pack as much into it as any other month! Here’s a look at what Stem clients were up to this past month: BC legal support services provider Dye & Durham held …
  • Feb 27

    7 Quick Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

    7 Quick Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile
    LinkedIn has long been the preferred choice for lawyers as a social business tool. There’s lots of studies to support that, and it likely doesn’t come as surprise to many. Given this importance that many lawyers claim to have…
  • Jan 30

    Stem Client Roundup for January 2015

    Stem Client Roundup for January 2015
    Hello, 2015! The new year is off to a terrific start, with lots of projects keeping Stem’s clients busy. Here’s a look at what they’ve been up to in January: Cloud practice management software company Clio shared a cool…
Rank this Week: 925

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

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

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Feb 20

    New Productivity Tool Just for Solo

    New Productivity Tool Just for Solo
    I recently heard about a new productivity tool built specifically for solo service providers that I thought might be of interest to solo lawyers, although I haven't tried it myself yet. Built by an international team of designers and…
  • Feb 11

    Content Creation and Marketing Tool

    Content Creation and Marketing Tool
    Starting to create content for your law firm website, blog or social media pages? If so, you might be interested in this presentation, covering some of the most popular tools used by marketing pros to create great visual content: 36...
  • Feb 5

    LinkedIn's Publishing Platform: A Marketing Opportunity

    LinkedIn's Publishing Platform: A Marketing Opportunity
    LinkedIn’s publishing platform allows users to create longer form posts, similar to blog posts, within the LinkedIn platform. Originally only open to LinkedIn Influencers, LinkedIn began opening its publishing platform to other users in…
Rank this Week: 934

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

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: 1024

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

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

http://www.gerryriskin.com/
  • Mar 5

    The Voice of Experience: Ten Tips for Managing Partner

    The Voice of Experience: Ten Tips for Managing Partner
    In 2013, Gregory Jordan left his position as managing partner at the international law firm Reed Smith to work as general counsel at PNC Financial. At a recent Law Firm Leaders Forum hosted by Thomson Reuters, he was invited to share his…
  • Jan 9

    Alternative Fees For Litigators: Timely and Practical Advice

    Alternative Fees For Litigators: Timely and Practical Advice
    I am delighted to recommend to you a new book by my esteemed colleague and friend, Patrick J. Lamb. Alternative Fees for Litigators and their Clients is published by the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association. Most law firms…
  • Dec 26

    Listen up!

    Listen up!
    __________ Many of the thousands of lawyers we have trained in client relations skills, or coached to enhance their book of business, have told us that listening is the most important skill they can possess. Invest 7 minutes and 47 seconds to…
Rank this Week: 1064

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: 1102

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 1128

Blawg Review

Blawg Review

Features reviews of legal blogs.

http://blawgreview.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 3

    In Memoriam: A Final Blawg Review

    In Memoriam: A Final Blawg Review
    In January 2007, I received an e-mail message from Ed., the mysterious and pseudonymous editor of Blawg Review. By that point, I'd hosted a couple of Blawg Reviews and become a "sherpa", assisting Ed. and the guest hosts to source material…
  • Jul 2

    The Civil Rights Act, 1964

    The Civil Rights Act, 1964
    Blawg Review #324 at the law blog of Texas attorney Paul Kennedy, The Defense Rests, marks this day in 1964 when Lyndon Baines Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ending segregation in the United States, a signature piece of…
  • Jun 3

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special

    Blawg Review, Jubilee Special
    From his duck blind on the banks of the Thames, Charon QC watched as Her Majesty's barge and a flotilla of a thousand lesser vessels paraded before an adoring public out in the rain to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's first sixty years.Quite…
Rank this Week: 1142

Legal Marketing Blog

Legal Marketing Blog

A blog dedicated to lawyer marketing in any size firm. Published by Tom Kane of Tom Kane Consulting, Inc.

http://www.legalmarketingblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Turn down clients? Are you nuts!

    Turn down clients? Are you nuts!
    In response to that question in these economic times, some (if not many) lawyers might say that you would be nuts to turn down any work that comes across the transom. Well, wrong answer IMHO. I would argue that you’re nuts if you don’t…
  • Aug 31

    Social Media: The Cure for Institutional Marketing Mentality?

    Social Media: The Cure for Institutional Marketing Mentality?
    In the early days of legal marketing (oh say 1986) most lawyers were not the least bit interested in the subject.  In fact, the “M” word was an anathema.  When it became acceptable to some law firms, individual marketing efforts were…
  • Aug 22

    2 Important PR Tip

    2 Important PR Tip
    Don’t be a snob, and all PR needs to be personal. That’s it. Okay, maybe a bit more detail is warranted. The first tip: don’t treat a reporter from an unfamiliar publication as someone to shun, since you may regret it one day when he or…
Rank this Week: 1234

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: 1378

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: 1419

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
  • Mar 4

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Why Can't They Sleep?

    Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Why Can't They Sleep?
    The title of Jaimie's post made me chuckle a little, since it's the middle of the night on the east coast at the moment, and I am wide awake, as I'm currently in Shanghai for our Asia Pacific conference. I was awake myself last night on and…
  • Mar 3

    Two for Tuesdays: Tips for The Biggest Challenge to Content Marketing

    Two for Tuesdays: Tips for The Biggest Challenge to Content Marketing
    As you read this, I will either be in Shanghai, or on my way there (my brain is currently too fried from conference prep, getting ready for a blog launch, and a variety of other projects to calculate the time/travel difference!). And that's…
  • Feb 27

    Week of February 23, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of February 23, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    It's Friday, so that means it's round up time! It's been such a big day here at the ILN, with the launch of ILN IP Insider, which means it's been a long week of preparation and planning, after months of design, testing, writing, analyzing,…
Rank this Week: 1513

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Mar 4

    Same Story, Different Language

    Same Story, Different Language
    The story of financial elder abuse plays out countless times each year. The story is a familiar one in which someone (typically close to the victim) uses their influence to gain some of the victim’s wealth. Of course, the highest…
  • Mar 2

    Don’t Overlook the Need to Engage Your Audience During Your Seminar!

    Don’t Overlook the Need to Engage Your Audience During Your Seminar!
    “Bueller? Bueller?” The sound of the teacher’s voice in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off as he takes attendance is all too familiar in the world of seminars. The droning voice lecturing at the front of the room while the eyes…
  • Feb 27

    Become a Better Guesser, with the Right Tool

    Become a Better Guesser, with the Right Tool
    This week winter finally made its voice heard in Louisville, KY by dumping almost a foot of snow on us. Though this certainly pales in comparison to the relentless storms that have battered Boston, it was enough to get our attention, close…
Rank this Week: 1584

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: 1692

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: 1698

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: 1777

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: 1780

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: 1818

Bibliolex

Bibliolex

Cover legal marketing. In Spanish.

http://bibliolex.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1874

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: 1979

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: 2047

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: 2118

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

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

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
  • Mar 5

    LP Magazine -- Effectively Managing and Maintaining Your Online Portfolio

    LP Magazine -- Effectively Managing and Maintaining Your Online Portfolio
    In the March/April 2015 issue of the ABA's Law Practice magazine, my topic is relevant to pretty much every practicing attorney (not to mention almost every human being on the planet). What does your online portfolio look like, and why should…
  • Feb 20

    Ted Olson Keynotes ABA New Partner Institute in DC - April 17th

    Ted Olson Keynotes ABA New Partner Institute in DC - April 17th
    Since the inception of the ABA New Partner Institute in 2011, I have had the privilege of serving on the planning board and speaking on business development each year. While many law firms provide excellent professional development to its…
  • Feb 17

    Legal Talk Network Podcast: The Legal Advertising Landscape

    Legal Talk Network Podcast: The Legal Advertising Landscape
    If you would like to hear a short podcast discussing how legal advertising has changed due to the internet and social media, how to launch a successful marketing campaign without getting into trouble with state bars, and some advice to small…
Rank this Week: 2160

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: 2214