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Write a Compelling Opening Line for Blog Posts

The opening lines of your blog post are the only thing most readers will see before they decide to stay or go. If it is boring, very few will stick around to find out of you had anything worthwhile to say lower down.

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Get Your Law Blog Off Your Law Firm Website

Law blogs and law firm websites don't mix. Get your law blog off your law firm website, or just stop blogging.

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Law Blog Week in Review: Unethical Marketing, Quick Writing Fixes, & Email Disclaimer Trolling

It's not a gimmick; the three quick writing fixes in this post really will make your writing better, and quickly.

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Law Blog Week in Review: Watch Out for Human Botnets Spewing Social Media Spam!

Did anyone try my Orange Vanilla Absinthe Cocktail in Need of a Better Name from last week's law blog roundup? If you did, tell me what you think. If you didn't, get on it.

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Law Blog Week in Review: Real Solo Numbers, Smashing Up a Gym, and the Future! of Law

Each weekend, I round up the best law blog posts I have found during the previous week. You can help by sending me links using our contact form, starting discussions in the Lab, or tweeting the link to @lawyerist. Or just tell me what I missed in the comments. Highlights from the Lawyerist Sites Network […]

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Law Blog Week in Review: A Supreme Court Litigator Writes to a Porn Star’s Lawyer

Plus: innovating carefully, getting rid of trust accounts, data security by delusion, FindLaw, and the lawyer’s equivalent of dropping the mic.

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Law Blog Week in Review: Judges Reading on Tablets, the Death of the Homepage, and Ethics in the Cloud

This holiday weekend law blog roundup is just a quickie. The Drawbacks of Reading On a Screen We read differently when we read something on a screen. The Legal Skills Prof Blog calls those differences drawbacks, but I’m not sure that’s right. Regardless, here’s what one study of K-12 students found: “people seem to reflexively […]

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30-Minute WordPress Setup Guide

If you do not have a website, you are probably missing out on clients, networking opportunities, and more. Although you’ll never know unless you get with the program and get yourself a website.

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Should You Allow Comments on Your Law Blog?

Do law blogs in general have the kind of niche audience (lawyers) that makes comments better than usual?

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Can You Disseminate Embarrassing Client Information Online And Get Away With It?

A Virginia lawyer's blog including embarrassing details about clients is protected by the First Amendment -- but not exempt from attorney advertising rules.

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Just Like Lawyers, Legal Marketers Can Be Good or Bad

A few shameful legal marketers should not taint all legal marketers.

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 […]

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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 […]

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How In-House Counsel Use Social Media

Be wary of articles that tout the legal marketing ROI from using social media. Look closely at the statistics being cited. Often, they are not as compelling as many social media enthusiasts would like you to believe.

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Blogging Makes New Lawyers Rich and Famous

It's true! Write a great headline, and fame and fortune are yours in the blogging world.