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Ethical Rules for Social Media Gain Clarity

On March 10, 2015, the New York County Lawyers Association ("NYCLA") weighed in on the ethical implications for lawyers who use social media websites for professional self-promotion. In Formal Opinion 748, NYCLA addressed the...more

The Great Attorney Bio Challenge! [Infographic]

Law firm website statistics tell the story over and over again: Attorney bio pages grab the lion’s share of the site’s traffic. Clients, potential clients and referral sources want to know about you, your expertise and your...more

Perla: LegalTech Startups Can't Fix BigLaw's Cyber-Security Problems [Video]

Mar. 18, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- David Perla, president of Bloomberg Law, talks with Lee Pacchia about his vision for the future of the company, BigLaw's response to cyber-security threats and the prospects for the legal...more

3 Signs your Law Practice is Going to Fail

Hating your practice is not enough to tank it. True, some lawyers lose decades of their lives to practices they hate, but they just keep turning the crank… “time to make the donuts.”...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading (Mar 13, 2014)

From Around the Web - What Does the 21st Century Legal Career Look Like: Our own Alison and Lee talk about the steps to creating an alternative legal career path and what students should be doing in law school to prepare...more

African Law Firms & Foreign Counterparts Navigate 'Tense' Relationship [Video]

Mar. 11, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Steve Blundell, Managing Director at Redstone Consultants, talks with Lee Pacchia about how the market for law firms' services in Africa is growing due to the maturation of economies within the...more

A Moment of Simple Justice - The ABA's Priorities [Video]

Mar. 9, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Is the American Bar Association doing harm to young lawyers by focusing on access to justice issues? Scott wonders if the ABA even cares....more

Competitor or Collaborator? What UpCounsel's Growth Means for BigLaw [Video]

Mar. 4, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Matthew Faustman, founder and CEO of UpCounsel, talks with Lee Pacchia about the growth of the start-up online marketplace for lawyers over the last two years. Since launching in 2012 in New York...more

Break Free of Paralysis and Get Your Law Practice Going in Two Steps

RF green light semaphore-1151556-m“Analysis Paralysis” could be the biggest reason you’re not making progress toward the life you want. As lawyers, we’re uniquely terrified of failure, more so than almost any other...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (Feb 27, 2014)

From Around the Web - How Law School Prepared 3L Hali Ford to Compete on Survivor: 3L Hali Ford talks about her tough choice to compete on the show and how law school in San Francisco prepared her for this challenge of...more

How PLI is Using Gamification in Continuing Legal Education  [Video]

Feb. 25, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Anita Shapiro, president elect for the Practicing Law Institute, talks with Lee Pacchia about her organization's mission to provide lawyers with continuing legal education programs and how it is...more

How to Write Titles That Get You Noticed and Read [Video]

Adrian Lurssen offers tips on how to write clear, sharp, compelling titles that get you noticed by busy readers who are inundated daily by choices, choices, choices in the increasingly noisy online landscape. Insights...more

Status Updates - February 2015 #4

Blawg rules. The California State Bar has issued an opinion outlining the circumstances under which an attorney’s blog would be subject to the requirements of the California State Bar Act’s Rules of Professional Conduct...more

7 reasons Networking is Dead ... or should be

I'm not a big fan of 'networking' -that rite of passage for every professional with aspirations of career changes, promotions or new clients. It has its place, of course. But it's not the business development panacea many...more

MacEwen on BigLaw's 'Hollow Middle', Shaky Vereins & Dentons in China  [Video]

Feb. 18, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Bruce MacEwen, consultant and publisher at Adam Smith, Esq., tells Lee Pacchia that BigLaw's "hollow middle" firms - those between 30 and 150 in the Am Law 200 - are going to need to forget...more

Why Are So Many Lawyers Broke? (Part 2 — Differentiate Yourself)

Let’s be clear… Competing on price is NOT a strategy for the long-term success of your law practice. It diminishes your value in your client’s eyes, not to mention your self-worth, which will eat you alive over...more

Design a Successful Business Development Training Program: Part 3

Developing a successful client relationship often requires lawyers to pass what we will refer to as the “chemistry test,” a visceral combination of requirements, unique to each of us, that helps us assess and ultimately...more

Global Growth: A Prime Opportunity for the Middle Market [Video]

As emerging nations such as China and India continue to grow, their demand for goods and services will grow, too. International expansion requires careful planning, but with the right strategy in place, U.S. businesses just...more

Content Strategy This Week: Editors, Analytics, & Data-Driven Content

For your reference, three recent posts on content marketing tactics and strategy you should not miss. ...more

Special Report: The Hot-ish Swag at LegalTech New York 2015  [Video]

Feb. 6, 2015 (Mimesis Law) Scott Greenfield checks out the swag vendors gave out at this year's LegalTech New York. Who went cheap? Who had the best gear? There's only one way to find out...more

Federal Court Strikes Florida Lawyer Advertising Rules

Finding that "naked paternalism" will not justify "protecting the public from truthful information," a Florida federal court held that two Florida Bar rules restricting attorney advertising violate the First Amendment to the...more

Is the Patent Litigation Boom Coming to an End?  [Video]

Feb. 3, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- David Marcus, reporter for The Deal, talks with Lee Pacchia about how a recent sale of a patent portfolio could signal a slowdown in patent litigation work. Lee wonders if this spells a problem...more

CRM Success Steps and Strategies - Part 4: Vet Systems and Vendors

Only once you have clearly articulated needs and agreed upon goals, you can begin identifying potential systems to address them. Properly deployed and supported, CRM systems are invaluable because they can do so many things. ...more

Dentons Dacheng Deal Done: Will BigLaw Follow Suit?  [Video]

Jan. 30, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant at The Zeughauser Group, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recently announced merger between Dentons and Dacheng, a 4,000 lawyer firm based in China. With 6,600...more

15 Inbound Link Strategies for Lawyers

Inbound links remain an important factor for ranking a website. Building links is also one of the most challenging optimization tasks because it takes a lot of time and sustained effort to be successful. Fortunately there...more

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