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The Problem Solver

The Problem Solver

Scientist, Engineer, CIA Partner, FBI Advisor, and High-Profile Trial Lawyer Omar Siddiqui is Who Individuals, Businesses, and Even the Federal Government Turn to for Solutions to Complex Problems By any measure, Omar A. Siddiqui, Partner at Ulwelling | Siddiqui LLP, is frankly… fascinating. As a scientist, engineer, trial lawyer and advisor to both the FBI and the […]

2017 Survey Results: Lawyers’ Use of Social Media for Marketing

2017 Survey Results: Lawyers’ Use of Social Media for Marketing

Facebook continues to gain fans in the profession, according to Attorney at Work’s 2017 Social Media Marketing Survey, conducted in February. This is the third year we’ve asked lawyers about their social media habits, preferences and attitudes, and 302 responded to this year’s survey. How are lawyers using social media in their marketing efforts? Here […]

Harness the Power of Media Publicity to Build Your Image as an Authority, Attract News Clients and Increase Referrals

Harness the Power of Media Publicity to Build Your Image as an Authority, Attract News Clients and Increase Referrals

Publicity is the term I use to describe feature articles in newspapers and magazines—and interviews on radio and television. Publicity can be a powerful tool when you use it correctly. The idea of hiring someone to handle publicity goes back to Biblical times. In fact, the first press agent in recorded history was Samuel, who […]

Sabotaging Your Practice? Just Stop It!

Sabotaging Your Practice? Just Stop It!

Last month, I attended TBD Law, an invitation-only lawyer unconference. The purpose of the event was to take a step back and look at the future of law practice. For me, it was a chance to reflect and strategize about how to be more effective and efficient as a practitioner. It also gave me the […]

Using Evernote in Your Law Practice: Five Ways to Start

Using Evernote in Your Law Practice: Five Ways to Start

When talking with lawyers about Evernote, I often get the same comment: “I heard it was a good productivity tool so I downloaded Evernote, but I haven’t figured out how to get started with it.” Fortunately, there are some simple ways to jumpstart using Evernote in your law practice. First, for those unfamiliar with Evernote, […]

Interview with an Expert: What Should Your Law Firm be Doing with PPC and SEM?

Interview with an Expert: What Should Your Law Firm be Doing with PPC and SEM?

Consultwebs recently sat down with Paul Julius, our resident expert on digital advertising, PPC and all things SEM, to discuss some important topics for our law firms. We hope you find the information he shared helpful to your firm. CW: The terms SEM and PPC are used a lot in legal marketing circles, but there […]

The Bright Line Between Marketing and Sales

The Bright Line Between Marketing and Sales

These days in the legal world, you don’t hear the terms “marketing” and “sales” very often. “Marketing” lost its luster during the severe cutbacks in law firms’ marketing communications programs during the recession. Firms lost their appetite for big investments that would take a long time to pay off (at least visibly) because they faced […]

Controlling Witnesses on Direct and Cross

Controlling Witnesses on Direct and Cross

In virtually any case you try, you will be confronted with the uncontrollable witness. Unfortunately, an out-of-control witness can destroy a case. Your job is to prevent this from occurring. There are many ways to deal with the out-of-control witness, but the starting point is to listen to the witness and to pay attention to each answer. As attorneys, we […]

 Community News – April 2017

Community News – April 2017

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek is pleased to announce that Rebecca Van Loon has been certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. The State Bar of California’s program for certifying legal specialists is a California Supreme Court-approved method of certifying attorneys as […]

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