Driving Local Traffic: 6 Social Media Tips #sociallawyering
Posted on 04-10-2015 by Tracie Morris

Recently opened a law firm and looking to drive local traffic your way? According to Socialnomics , here are 6 social media tips to do so: 1. Local Business Review Sites Begin developing your local presence online by creating a Google My Business page. Follow this up by creating pages on websites... Read More

A review: What technology do you consider essential to your job?
Posted on 03-04-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

What are the most valuable pieces of technology you use in your profession on a day-to-day basis including software, app's and any mobile devices? After posing this question to members of the legal practitioners – What technology do you consider essential to doing your job? – We received... Read More

Blogging Best Practices for Attorneys: 4 Tips
Posted on 02-11-2015 by Travis Burchart

One way that lawyers have been able to lure potential clients to hear what you have to say is to include a blog on their website. Thanks to pr4lawyers , if you are looking for your firm’s blog to be as successful as possible, take note of these practices and you can ensure you get the best results... Read More

New Anonymous Workplace App Raises Big Workplace Issue
Posted on 02-04-2015 by Ted Zwayer

Have you ever heard of Memo ? No I’m not talking about the document. I’m actually talking about the iPhone app that allows people to post anonymous comments (both positive and negative) about their employers to a group page for a specific company. In an article by LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom... Read More

Teaching Attorneys the Ins and Outs of Technology: One Lawyer’s Account via ILTA KM
Posted on 02-03-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

In this article , Susan G. Manch recalls her previous experience as in-house counsel where she led the Learning & Development group at Bingham McCutchen. While serving in this role, she quickly realized most associates and partners had “woefully inadequate technical skills and outdated understanding... Read More

What technology do you consider essential to doing your job?
Posted on 02-02-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Technology is everywhere and enhancements have occurred at an unprecedented rate, changing the world in ways never before seen. Considering the nature of legal services, it’s no surprise that running a law firm with technology often entails virtual resources that increase the delivery / receive... Read More

South Carolina: Banning Personal Use of Social Media at Work. Wait, seriously?
Posted on 01-28-2015 by Ted Zwayer

Yes and the new law goes into effect in July. According to this recent article published via LexisNexis ® Legal Newsroom | Labor and Employment Law blog, no employee of the State of South Carolina will be allowed to use social media on the job, “unless specifically required by the agency to... Read More

Hashtag Chats: The Online Networking Opportunity You're Probably Not Taking Advantage Of
Posted on 01-22-2015 by Chad Troyan

If you’re looking for a job, chances are that you have been repetitively told this single piece of advice- the key to finding a job is networking. There are countless opportunities that surround us all. One opportunity you may not be aware of can be done from the comforts of your own computer chair... Read More

Qualifying for a Home Loan after Divorce
Posted on 01-06-2015 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

Getting through a divorce and preparing to move on from a marriage is an emotionally and financially draining process. However, if all of the issues were handled correctly, you should be able to make a new start and begin building your new future without your former spouse. Unfortunately, sometimes important... Read More

40+ tips from attorneys who've tried, tested & triumphed in social media
Posted on 12-01-2014 by Tracie Morris

For the second year Business Development Institute hosted the Social Media Marketing Summit for Law Firms . Most of the speakers and panelists were lawyers, law firm administrators, and in-house counsel, discussing why and how they use content – blogs and social media – to find clients and... Read More

Your social media missteps as $$$ damages: You may end up paying big bucks
Posted on 11-21-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Today’s age has brought us information at our fingertips at the snap of our fingers with social media. While this can help us in many cases, you can also be hurt by this if you don’t know how to use it correctly. There a numerous crimes such as infringements and defamation that go “hand... Read More

Why Do You Blog? 23 Lawyers Explain Why.
Posted on 11-19-2014 by Travis Burchart

We can find countless blogs on the internet and each has their own story. We may ask ourselves multiple questions when surfing a blog, but rarely do we consider the “puppeteer”, the blogger itself. In an article by LegalProductivity, they asked 23 lawyers why they blog. Below you can find... Read More

Confidentiality & your employee’s LinkedIn contacts: Lessons from a recent case
Posted on 11-17-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Technology continues to consume a great deal of our everyday lives, and businesses have become increasingly more involved in obtaining customer information via social platforms, specifically LinkedIn. However, the nature of LinkedIn customer information and employees seeking this information out (on... Read More

9 SEO Metrics and Terms that Law Firms Need to Understand
Posted on 11-14-2014 by Chad Troyan

In today’s digital world, search engines have a greater impact on whether one is successful or not. Search engine sites such as Google, Bing, Yahoo hold the power as they rank sites ; the higher you are, the more visible you are to other and greater chance you have to gain new clients. The best... Read More

4 tips to convince even the hardest opponent about the value of online content marketing
Posted on 11-13-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Online content marketing is valuable? So valuable, your competition may already be smoking you. As we increasingly are engulfed into this technology-driven age, practices of selling your service in person have been replaced with search engine optimization rankings. For those who aren’t familiar... Read More

Monday Marvel – Social vs. Search: What's best for building your law firm? [Infographic]
Posted on 10-27-2014 by Tracie Morris

Should Law Firms Focus on Social Media or Search Engine Marketing? It is difficult to respond to legal marketing questions with a simple answer. For instance, what source of referral traffic should you care about most, social media or search engines? According to this article via Lawyerist , instead... Read More

The Neely's File for Divorce
Posted on 10-15-2014 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

Stars of the hit Food Network show Down Home with the Neelys , Gina and Pat Neely are getting divorced after twenty (20) years of marriage. Gina and Pat were high school sweethearts and have built a family brand consisting of products and restaurants across the United States. The Neely's show Down... Read More

Monday Marvel: What Happens in a Twitter Minute? [STATS]
Posted on 10-13-2014 by Travis Burchart

Did you know that 347,222 tweets are sent each and every minute on Twitter? What if I told you that in just 60 seconds, 108 new accounts are created, 1,458,333 Twitter search engine queries are performed, 4,398 unique site visits are generated, $1,744 is earned in advertising revenue and 700 video... Read More

Best client pipeline? Your social media or your law firm website?
Posted on 10-08-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Photo Credit: Alexander Supertramp / Shutterstock.com If someone was looking for a law firm, should they do a Google search or turn to social media? Searching for a Lawyer on Google If your law firm has a website, people may be able to find you with a simple Google search (IF your website is optimized... Read More

The population of the internet, in one map
Posted on 10-03-2014 by Travis Burchart

How big is the internet ? This map from the Oxford Internet Institute shows where the world's internet users live: This is a cartogram, a map in which the area of each country is proportional to its online population, based on 2011 data. So countries with large land areas but small populations... Read More

Beware of Yelp ratings: Calf. restaurant claims Yelp blackmailed him and wants to be the worst rated [Warning: Responses are hilarious]
Posted on 10-02-2014 by Christina Alge

Photo Credit: Gil C. / Shutterstock.com Recommendations and word of mouth have always been important. One restaurant is vying for worst Yelp rating in the San Francisco Bay area. Botto Bistro, an Italian restaurant in San Francisco, is offering customers a 25 percent discount for their 1-star reviews... Read More

Keeping Secrets on Social Media using “Anonymous” Apps
Posted on 10-02-2014 by Travis Burchart

Photo Credit: Peshkova / Shutterstock.com The title of this post is a bit laughable, isn’t it? I mean, really, it’s almost an oxymoron. Keeping secrets on social media? What’s the point? The very existence of social media is dependent upon sharing—not secret-keeping. But the two... Read More

Is Social Media Worthless?
Posted on 09-23-2014 by Travis Burchart

Photo Credit: Quka / Shutterstock.com As social media becomes more crucial to businesses of all sizes, issues of ownership and value of content will continue to arise. In its decision in Eagle v. Morgan et.al., the E.D. of Pennsylvania court found for Dr. Eagle on principle, but awarded no damages -... Read More

Ballooning your law firm's clientele by leaping into LinkedIn
Posted on 09-15-2014 by Chad Troyan

Photo Credit: scyther5 / Shutterstock.com In the age of technology we have seen the growth of social media's presence in each of our daily lives. Some people see this as a problem- they believe people are too "wired". One site that has been highly-valued over the recent years is LinkedIn... Read More