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5 Marketing Lessons from Howrey's Graveside

by John Hellerman on

What does Howrey's demise say about branding in the legal marketplace? That clients buy lawyers and lawyers buy law firms, and so firms would do better considering themselves product marketers rather than the product. And...more

Effective Communication with your Client

by Bryon Gross, Esq. on

Effective Communications With Your Clients....more

Chat may not be prohibited solicitation...in PA

by Stuart Teicher on

It was always believed that soliciting client via social media chat was prohibited by Rule 7.3. The Philadelphia Bar doesn't think so....more

Should Attorneys Have a Client Relations MCLE Requirement?

by Christopher Buechler on

Exploring incorporation of Client Relations into Attorney MCLE requirements....more

Practicing Law Without an Office Address: How the Bona Fide Office Requirement Affects Virtual Law Practice

by Virtual Law Practice on

This Article from the University of Dayton Law Review, Volume 36-1 (2011) examines virtual law practice as a necessary and inevitable solution to the globalization of law firms and the lack of access to justice in our...more

Rule 1-650: Some Good Deeds Go Unpunished

by Christopher Buechler on

Exploration of California rule allowing attorneys to donate time to limited scope legal services....more

Two Practices, One Life: Why Your Life Outside The Law Matters

by Richard Russeth on

A short article on the stress lawyers face in their practice and the importance of managing that stress for a successful career....more

LinkedIn Recommendations: Yay or Nay?

by Adrian Dayton on

Recommendations as advertising? Jurisdictional concerns vary from state to state, but the one thing that traverses all jurisdictions is the advent of social media is here to stay and networks like LinkedIn are here to stay. ...more

Habush Habush & Rottier vs. Cannon & Dunphy

Habush vs. Cannon Dunphy Ross Fishman Law Firm Marketing Expert Report .pdf

by Ross Fishman on

Ross Fishman's law firm marketing expert witness report in Habush Habush & Rottier vs. Cannon and Dunphy. This report analyzes and details issues relating to the First Amendment; constitutional law, Google AdWords;...more

Online Privacy Considerations (And Outrages) for Lawyers to Ponder

by Rocket Matter on

When I discuss my privacy concerns with people, frequently the response I get is "If you're not doing anything wrong, why do you care?" I'll tell ya why I care. Just because something's private doesn't mean it's bad or...more

Smart Use of Smartphones

by Christopher Buechler on

Precautions to be taken when using a smartphone in a law practice....more

Are Partners Protected by Antidiscrimination Laws In the Event They are Discharged? Are Law firm Partners Owners and Not...

by Jerome Kowalski on

The fact, rarely spoken of publicly, is that law firm partners are simply employees at will. The issue is framed in the context of (1) a recent federal case in which a female partner was ousted by her partners and claimed...more

Technology and Ethics: Online Marketing and Networking

by Aviva Cuyler on

We hear it daily: the Internet offers countless ways for lawyers to showcase their expertise, communicate the integral part they play in every aspect of life, and truly to connect with colleagues and potential...more

Surviving in the Legal Practice

by Time for Life, LLC on

Learn the 6 fool proof rules for surviving and thriving as a lawyer in today's times....more

Injection Marketing Undermines Credibility

by Steve Matthews on

If there’s one lesson lawyers really should learn about participating in online communities, it’s this: *how* you contribute to a conversation is at least as important as *what* you contribute. Those who don’t appreciate...more

Wrongful/Negligent Referrals - Let the Lawyer Beware! Negligence Lawyers - MSEK, New York by Abe Krieger

In this age of specialists, many lawyers refer clients and potential clients to other lawyers more experienced in a given area of law. Similarly, professionals in different fields refer to other professionals. Indeed, the...more

"TWEET" THIS: The Ethics of Social Networking

by Nick Badgerow on

This article explores the ethical concerns created by the explosion of social networking as it relates to law firm marketing, confidentiality and privilege. ...more

SIMPSON STRONG-TIE CO., INC., vs. PIERCE GORE, ET AL.,

DEFENDANTS'/RESPONDENTS' REPLY BRIEF

by Larry Bodine on

In this lawyer advertising case, attorney Pierce Gore published a two-sentence advertisement, warning wood deck owners about galvanized screws manufactured by three companies. The lawyer argues that he is protected by the...more

Lebron v. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

In a success for plaintiffs, the Illinois Supreme Court strikes down medical malpractice law

by Larry Bodine on

In a boon to plaintiff lawyers, the Illinois Supreme Court strikes down medical malpractice law. In 2005, a statute took effect in Illinois that placed limits on awards for noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering,...more

Saying Goodbye: When to Terminate Law Firm Relationships

by Pamela Woldow on

As law departments — and often right behind them, the company's CFO or procurement officers — continue to demand more quality and value from their outside counsel partners, general counsel look for ways to evaluate their own...more

The Initial Speech when you come for representation

by Reeves Law Firm on

Understanding the importance of the initial conversation with your attorney can go a long way to helping you fully appreciate the legal process....more

The Tweet-Up Virgin Has an Epiphany

by Melody A. Kramer on

This evening I attended my very first “tweet-up”*.... attended by a collection of wonderful people involved with the legal profession in one way or another....these people were interested in positive relationships with other...more

Law Firms Face Competition for Doc Review Work - Law 360

by Pamela Woldow on

The rise of e-discovery over the last decade has provided law firms with fertile ground for racking up hours on document review, but it has also made the traditional method of having associates conduct the work under the...more

Coupons Not Required: GCs Look for Creative Ways to Save on Legal Costs by Ursula Furi-Perry

by Pamela Woldow on

There's certainly a lot of talk about alternative fees. In a February article about tying outside legal costs to value, Altman Weil's Pamela Woldow discussed the various ways alternative fee arrangements are manifesting...more

Social Networking For Lawyers

by Doug Cornelius on

These are the slides and notes for my introduction to social networking for lawyers presentation to the New York Legal Marketing Association....more

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