California Attorney Advertising Rules May Soon Apply to Blogs Even When Lawyer Is Not In Charge
California’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC) has been working on an ethics opinion on the applicability to attorney advertising rules to blogs for a while now, and after receiving public comments on its draft opinion, it released a revised draft and opened up a new 90-day public comment period. Comments can be […]
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.
Go Tell The California Bar What You Think About Blogging Right Now
If you are a California attorney with even the remotest bit of blogging savvy, it may be time for you to respond to this Request for Comment from the the State Bar of California. We already know that most legal marketing ethics rules are a hot over-regulated mess. California’s State Bar wrote a far-too-many-words position paper with […]
Podcast: Legal Technology, Blogging, and the Future of SoloSmall Practice
A conversation with Daniel Gershburg about blogging, legal marketing, the misleading hashtags of legal tech conferences, and the future of solo and small-firm practice.
How to Keep Your Blog from Shriveling Up and Dying
If you have a blog, make it a site you would actually want to visit and read yourself. If you do this successfully, you can absolutely expect to profit from your blog. But if your purpose is profit, you probably won't.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Just Like Lawyers, Legal Marketers Can Be Good or Bad
A few shameful legal marketers should not taint all legal marketers.