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  • In the two-plus years the SBM Member Directory has been up and running, many features have been added and expanded. Some features are free to members and others contain a subscription cost. While all State Bar members are listed with a basic profile,...

  • Lance Lawyer is enjoying a quiet meal with his law school roommate, Scott. After graduation, however, they took different professional paths. Lance is a shareholder in a small law firm practicing elder law; while Scott, whose family had long been in...

  • Community outreach: An activity of providing services to populations who might not otherwise have access to those services. Adding local community outreach events to your strategic plan can benefit both the firm and the community. Supporting...

  • Your firm's brand will be far more important in 2017 than in the past simply because more law firms are on the Internet competing for space. Having a brand identity and message will lead to more targeted and consistent marketing, which will increase...

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    E-mail Marketing in 2017

    “I think we should add regular e-mail campaigns to our marketing schedule,” said Linda Lawyer to partner and brother, Lance. “The marketing experts say that e-mail marketing is still the most effective way to reach our clients and...

  • I received the Amazon Echo Dot for my birthday. It is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, answer questions, or read the news. There is some setting up to do, which I have not completed yet, so I use her to tell me the...

  • "My problem," said Marcy, marketing director for L & L Law, to Linda Lawyer, "is that we now have nine attorneys and each one has a profile listing in the online SBM Member Directory with a different username and password. It takes forever to...

  • The month January, originally named Januarius in the Roman calendar, is named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and transitions. He is depicted as a two-faced god capable of looking at the past and the future at the same time, which is exactly...

  • The visitors to your website and blog want writing that is clear, concise, formatted correctly, and helpful in finding the information they seek. To keep the reader on the page, use the active rather than the passive voice. Stephen King, in his book...

  • "I've been thinking about our voice," said Lance Lawyer, standing in the doorway of his sister Linda's office at L & L Law. "What's wrong with your voice?" she asked, "It sounds fine to me." "Not that voice," answered Lance, "our website...

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