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Why Your Law Firm’s Blog Probably Sucks

Why Your Law Firm’s Blog Probably Sucks

Can we get real here for a minute? Most law firm blogs suck. They really, really suck. And yours is likely to suck too. I responded to a question on an online legal marketing group posed by someone whose firm was struggling to re-launch a blog “to promote business and visibility” and improve their Google […]

19 Secrets That Increase Response to Print Ads

19 Secrets That Increase Response to Print Ads

Have you ever purchased a display ad in the newspaper and then not received a single call? Or placed an ad in a magazine, only to conclude that no one ever saw it? What went wrong? Here are seven common reasons prospects don’t respond to ads. Prospects don’t see your ad because no graphic image […]

Growing Your Practice: Small Law Firm Quick Guide

Growing Your Practice: Small Law Firm Quick Guide

Turning Business Development Ideas into Reality Growing your firm is essential for small law practices. It is something that needs to happen but to which most attorneys fail to dedicate an adequate amount of time. One takeaway that you need to have when strategizing business development ideas is that they need to be actionable. Big […]

Balancing Act—Lawyers, Time, and Life

Balancing Act—Lawyers, Time, and Life

Finally, it is all coming together. You’re licensed. You are ready to practice on your own, in a firm or in some other setting. You’ve networked; you have prospective clients; you are getting referrals. It’s all falling into place. But is it all too much? There are so many demands on your time—clients, the court, […]

The Eye-Popping Fear that Keeps Prospects and Clients from Calling You

The Eye-Popping Fear that Keeps Prospects and Clients from Calling You

Your prospect has a problem. He doesn’t know what to do. He’s concerned. He’s afraid. He needs a lawyer. Will he call you? Maybe. Maybe not. Your prospect is afraid of a problem he doesn’t understand. Plus, he’s afraid of a marketplace he has learned not to trust. But here’s a bigger problem: He’s even […]

Duty of Care and Standard of Care Revisited

Duty of Care and Standard of Care Revisited

In my files of memorable products liability cases, there is one that, as an expert witness, I often cite anecdotally as the most profound example of inappropriate standard of care by a defendant company. The plaintiff had purchased an inexpensive residential box fan. The brand name may be a familiar one, although the manufacturing facility […]

19 STEPSTO BUILDING A REGIONAL OR NATIONAL LAW PRACTICE

19 STEPSTO BUILDING A REGIONAL OR NATIONAL LAW PRACTICE

Many lawyers are expanding their practices beyond state boundaries, building a regional or national practice. In some cases, they provide narrowly focused services; in others, they offer broad-based skills with the hopes of attracting a handful of the best cases in the country. If your practice area is suited to going beyond your state boundaries, […]

4 Client Intake Best Practices For Law Firms

4 Client Intake Best Practices For Law Firms

At many law firms, client intake is a disjointed process of back and forth calls and emails, and manual paperwork. The process can be arduous for both clients and staff. Worst of all, poor organization can expose law firms to liability when mistakes are made and result in lost business when things slip through the […]

Zero $ Investment: Fast Lane for Lawyers on LinkedIn

Zero $ Investment: Fast Lane for Lawyers on LinkedIn

Why remain invisible to nearly 550+ million LinkedIn professionals? LinkedIn, recently acquired by Microsoft, has grown dramatically from its nascent beginnings to attract professionals from many business categories. It’s a virtual fast lane, outpacing Facebook in relative percentage growth in professional users. There are 5 million professionals in your California geography and one might be […]

6 QUICK Ways To Give Your Firm the EDGE Over Competition— With Examples!

6 QUICK Ways To Give Your Firm the EDGE Over Competition— With Examples!

In legal marketing, it’s very common to hear our clients ask about their competition. Some of the top questions are: “What are they doing to rank #1?” and “Why are they getting more traffic than me?” These are great questions that both have very complex answers. However, there are some quick things you can do […]

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