Free: 10 Things the Best Law-Firm Website Designs Have in Common
For seven years, Lawyerist has published an annual list of the best law firm websites. Now, you can find out what they have in common.
Some lawyers, like the outspoken bloggers Scott Greenfield and Brian Tannebaum, believe the legal industry is suffering a plague of lawyers—especially new ones—who think that all there is to lawyering is throwing up a website and signing up for Twitter. They believe these lawyers focus on marketing and technology, and don’t spend enough time becoming competent or focusing on serving clients.
While I agree that much of the blogosphere tends to focus on marketing and technology rather than client service, I disagree that “most” lawyers suffer the same problem in their practices. Many of the lawyers I know don’t even have a website, haven’t got a clue how to go paperless, and consider Twitter a mystery. They don’t have time to spend on these things, because they are too busy serving clients. That’s probably why they like to read blogs about marketing and technology; those blogs are a shortcut to things they don’t have time to learn about themselves.
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