Google Local Carousel and Your Law Firm
On June 18, Google announced their interactive “carousel” of local results on desktops. While I haven’t seen the local carousel for law firms yet, it’s probable that these results are coming. If you rely, at least in part, on local search for business, the local carousel may have a significant impact on your traffic. Here […]
Best Law Firm Websites, 2013 Edition
This year's best law firm websites are all visually striking, with many have unique features. Make sure you watch the video on The Kim Law Firm website, check out the parallax effect on Sandage Bell's, and look for the cheeky copy on Mighty Marks.
Lawyerist Sites Update – July 2013
A few weeks ago, we announced the launch of Lawyerist Sites, our new service to design and host law firm websites and law blogs. Since then, we have helped a number of law firms launch new websites and we are excited to welcome them to the Lawyerist Sites Network. Bahgat & Bahgat, LLC—the Hub City […]
Stop Using [Location] [Practice Area] Attorney
Somewhere along the way, lawyers got it into their heads that they should refer to themselves with some iteration of their location, practice area(s) and attorney. Yes, Chicago personal injury lawyer and Illinois bankruptcy attorney, I’m talking to you. Why are you doing this? Since you probably aren’t doing this offline, I’m guessing it has […]
Great Legal Marketing Advice: Thomas Goldstein
There’s a lot of legal marketing advice out there. So, when really great advice pops-up, it’s worth highlighting. In a recent podcast at ABA Journal, SCOTUSblog founder, Thomas C. Goldstein, shares some really excellent advice for business development and marketing. While some of Goldstein’s advice relates specifically to developing a Supreme Court practice, most of […]
Smartphone Website Mistakes Can Hurt Search Visibility
Whip out your smartphone. Navigate to your website or blog. What do you see? Is it easy to read and use? Have you implemented a responsive design or were you redirected to a mobile version of your site? If you’re making mistakes in the way your sites are configured for mobile, your visibility in search […]
Google+ Sends Lawyer Into Existential Crisis
Somewhere in an Atlanta office building, Ward Council is starting at Google's elegantly-simple homepage, furiously Googling himself and screaming "I EXIST, DAMMIT!" Google does not answer.
Teaching Your First CLE
Last month we talked about some of the benefits of teaching a CLE. But let’s say you’ve already been asked to teach a CLE. Maybe somebody found your blog and thought you sounded knowledgeable on a topic. Or maybe you were at a happy hour and tricked someone into thinking you know what you’re talking […]
Great Law Firm Website Design Inspiration
Let’s face it, most law firm websites are bland, boring, look like templates, and are just plain ugly. Year after year they continue to look the same. Over the past few years I have added a new version of this post, which is meant to provide inspiration for the design of your legal website. This […]
How to Build Your Law Practice Like a Kid
The basic principles of running a law practice are the same common-sense business principles kids use in neighborhood businesses.
Multiple Websites & Blogs
Should lawyers have multiple websites or blogs? Here are some reasons why you might.
A New Lawyer’s Guide to Teaching a CLE (Part 2 of 2)
The nuts and bolts of putting together a CLE: first, pick a topic that won’t make established attorneys wonder “who does she think she is?”