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Friedman: Abramson Dismissal a 'Teachable Moment' for Companies
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Why Law Firms Are Starting to Think Like Media Companies
New Program Helps Women Lawyers Return to BigLaw
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Senior Privilege: How Some Law Firms Stifle Rainmaker Development
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Legal Tech Startups: Separating Hype from Opportunity
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms
Is Punishment Dead in America?
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RESTRICTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY -
Social media encompasses a broad sweep of online activity, all of which is trackable and traceable. These online networks include not only the blogs you may write...more
A useful plot for examining multiple measures over a range of a continuous predictor is a shaded area plot. These are especially valuable for compositional data (data on multiple categories that always add up to 100 percent),...more
Twitter is a real-time information and “micro-blogging” social media tool that enables lawyers and law firms to send potential clients and referral sources brief updates on what’s new with their firm. Posts are limited to 140...more
We know that for many professional-services firms (e.g. law, accounting, consulting, etc.), using initials is simply a necessary compromise — a less-controversial way to abbreviate the firm’s name. You get to shorten a...more
During a MarketingProfs PRO webinar with Mack Collier just now, an attendee expressed concern in the chat room about not blogging because it will show competition what she is up to....more
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- I Didn’t Get a Clerkship! Now What? Fairuz Abdullah, Associate Director for Public Interest and Clerkship Programs at UC-Hastings School of Law, addresses a question on many minds — what you...more
August 21, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Dan Zubkoff, partner and executive committee member at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, talks with Kent Zimmermann about the firm's strong financial performance since the financial crisis in 2008....more
A marketer asked whether litigators require unique marketing and client-development training.
She’d been hearing from the litigators that they felt the nature of a litigation practice is somehow different, that it...more
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site with a membership of more than 50 million professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. LinkedIn serves as an online resumé, offers the ability to...more
FACEBOOK FOR LAWYERS -
With more than 845 million active users, Facebook is the most visited web site in the world. Facebook allows lawyers to interact with friends, colleagues, and people from across the globe. It...more
We haven’t heard it phrased exactly like that, but that’s the implication: “We designed our last logo all by ourselves in Word, and it looks just fine. Why should we pay to have you design it?”...more
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Law Schools Catch the Start-up Bug: To prepare students to find careers in a market oversaturated with people with law degrees, the schools are making entrepreneurship part of their curriculum....more
INTEGRATING SOCIAL MEDIA AND TRADITIONAL MEDIA -
Once a lawyer becomes familiar with how to use social media, the next step is to learn how to use these technologies effectively. Traditional online marketing activities...more
With very rare exception, names work better than initials.
You’d think it’d be pretty obvious. But accounting firms curiously LOVE their initials.
The problem is, initials don’t mean anything....more
USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO ADD VALUE AND GENERATE BUSINESS -
Social media is an important marketing and business development tool. Lawyers and law firms are beginning to recognize that social media web sites are a ...more
You just took the bar exam. While your first priority is to relax and celebrate (which you should do), you should also use this time to polish you resume and focus on your career. Here are five tips to jump-start your job...more
August 13, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Tim Corcoran, president of the Legal Marketing Association, talks with Lee Pacchia about a recent decision by the Texas State Bar to limit the use of non-lawyer professionals in the management...more
The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society.
It was established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows. The LCA offers its...more
Is your firm “Committed to Mediocrity ™”?
Tag lines are hard – a few strategically selected words that encapsulate everything you stand for and want your target audience to know about you. It’s the slogan that tells your...more
August 7, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Mark Stevens, partner at Fenwick & West, talks with Kent Zimmermann about some of the reasons why the percentage increases that the firm achieved in key financial metrics reported by The...more
On July 11, NBA fans and sports enthusiasts alike were flooded with news reports announcing the return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James began his incredibly successful NBA career as a Cav in 2003. After James...more
Work-Life Balance —
Is it Even Possible? Based on five years’ worth of interviews with almost 4,000 executives worldwide, a recent study showed five main themes amongst those executives who most effectively combine...more
I’m over on Inbound.org, watching a digital conversation called Ask Me Anything! with guest Amber Naslund. She is a Marketing, Community and Social Exec, and author of The NOW Revolution.
Something she just said applies...more
In law firms, lateral integration is a marriage of many resources. I am sure many remember the famous quote “it takes a village.” In the case of lateral integration, this quote is spot on for law firms in a competitive...more
Yes. But only under certain restrictions.
I’ve been asked to conduct a lot of summer-associate training over the years, but only rarely have I done it exclusively for the summer kids.
Instead, I typically...more
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