Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Social Media for California Attorneys
Having belonged to a multitude of state and national court reporting trade associations, as well as being a member of attorney, paralegal and legal secretary associations, I have had the great opportunity of attending...more
In the Age of The Internet, Changing Your Name When You Marry Is a Terrible Idea: Fewer women are changing their names than ever, but 70 percent still do. That’s bad for women’s identities, their careers, and their online...more
A look at recent moves and promotions for general counsel, in-house lawyers, and other corporate leaders for the week of July 24, 2015....more
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The Three Essential Networking Questions You’re Forgetting to Ask: We often forget good questions when we’re networking. Here are three that will make you stand out from the crowd. ...more
The International Trademark Association (INTA) has just launched its annual ginormous conference here in America’s Finest City. My colleagues back at the office feign jealousy that we are in San Diego on a ‘junket.’ But...more
In This Issue:
- As a Retirement Plan Provider, Don't Turn Into A Bureaucracy
- An RFP Process should not be a sham.
- A Great Idea isn't Everything.
- Sometimes, Networking can be bad.
- Trust is an important...more
Let’s face it. LinkedIn profiles are extremely important because they are what people see when they check out your qualifications, your experience, the updates you’ve posted, where you went to school, and so much more. The...more
When it comes to building a retirement plan practice, networking is an important component. Whether you are a financial advisor or a third party administrator or an auditor, placing an advertisement in the local newspaper or...more
[This is the third and final part of a three-part post regarding how to market an international law or accounting firm network. The first post discussed how (a) the firms’ member contacts can market themselves within the...more
Lawyers have a problem. We’re consistently perceived as experts on one thing: law. This not only dominates how others view us, but also dominates how we view ourselves. Here's what to do about it as you bring value to your...more
“I’m a creature of routine,” a successful law firm partner told me. “If I only had a list of things to do on LinkedIn, I know I could get those tasks completed on a daily basis. I just don’t know what to do.”
This is the second part of a three-part post regarding how to market an international law or accounting firm network. Based upon a speech Ross Fishman delivered to Legus International’s Fall Conference, the first post...more
As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m a big fan of international law firm networks. I’ve seen first-hand the value they offer to their members, including generating both in-bound and out-bound referrals. But it doesn’t happen...more
Being a retirement plan financial advisor is a never-ending battle to maintain your book of business while trying to grow it.
When it comes to networking and social media, I think the way you meet potential clients and...more
Presentation by Lisa Sherman of Sherman Law Corporation reviewing best practices for California Attorneys using Social Media for networking and business development.
So you want to attend that networking event at the local bar association but you’ve never done this before? Not to worry. Here are five tips to help you survive that first trek into networking....more
When we hear business development-oriented lawyers talk about all the wondrous things evolving social media technology can do to their (or their firm’s) market visibility and reach, we’re reminded of the story of the...more
Q: In your best relationships with outside counsel, what are three important things other lawyers could learn from them?
A: The most important thing is finding a relationship partner that you really trust – that you...more
When you go to a conference or a CLE event, are you getting the most out of your attendance? These meetings are great opportunities to make connections, gather valuable information for clients and get inspiration for ways to...more
The Baker Donelson Women’s Initiative is pleased to present the latest issue of our newsletter. Our Newsletter Chairs, Jennifer Keller and Amy Mahone, have done a fantastic job and I know that you will find it useful and...more
In August, I assumed the role of Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. With 400,000 members, the ABA is the largest volunteer professional association in the world, and the Section is the largest ABA...more
From Around The Web:
Graduates Highlight the Pros and Cons of Law School: Despite a challenging job market, many prospective lawyers give much of their law school experience high marks. (U.S. News Education)...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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