Clear & Convincing

  • When Sally wants to find a lawyer to help with her estate planning, she will ask friends and relatives, research for local estate planning lawyers on the Internet, call the State Bar Referral Service, or possibly look in the local phone ...

  • The key to developing your law practice is staying at the top of the minds of your clients, referral sources, and contacts. Some lawyers are natural rainmakers, while others have to work at it. But even natural rainmakers use an organized, ...

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    Is it Time for Video?

    Do consumers hire the lawyer or the law firm? Clients will tell you they hire the lawyer, not the law firm. If this is true, the primary goal of marketing should be presenting the firm’s lawyers in the best possible way. Using video ...

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    Fifteen-Minute Marketing

    Many legal professionals approach marketing as a chore that is expensive, requires vast technical knowledge, and eats up hours of billable time. Would you be surprised to learn you can accomplish marketing tasks in 15-minute blocks of ...

  • Referrals are vital to a successful law practice. To get as many referrals as possible remember that every person you meet is someone who will need a lawyer at some point. That includes everyone who comes to your office, present and former ...

  • The business card is one of the most compact business marketing tools in use today. It fits in your pocket, sits in card files, card cases, and desk drawers, you can make notes on it, and it never needs charging. Cards first appeared ...

  • Online consumers are changing how they find information. Rather than clicking on several pages to gather all the information they seek, the trend is toward reading one long article, otherwise known as long-form content. What is long-form ...

  • Lance Lawyer sat staring at his blank computer screen. "Can't think of anything to write?" said his sister Linda standing in the doorway. Lance jumped. "No. Help." Fortunately for Lance, Linda had recently been asked an elder ...

  • We've celebrated Independence Day with parades, fireworks, and barbecues. Now it's vacation time and the office is a little quieter. Clients are out of town too, giving you a little time to track, compile, and analyze data related to your ...

  • In 2003, Reid Hoffman, after six months of back-end work, officially launched LinkedIn. Because he needed to build a user base of 1M people, he began with all 13 employees inviting a total of 112 users. Once they added the technology for users ...

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