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Legal Project Management (Part 8): McDermott’s Deal Dashboard

If you believe what's been written on the web lately, you'd think that the idea of applying project management principles to legal matters was brand new. In fact, however, some lawyers have been focused on these ideas for years, developing new tactics and tools, often under the radar. For...

10 Cheap But Effective Marketing Tips For Today's Realities

Earlier this year there was an article by Jessica Sharp published in The Legal Intelligencer , and republished this week on Law.com's Small Firm Business . Since the "10 Tips for Lower-Cost Law Firm Marketing" don't get old with age, their worth mentioning. They include (with my...

Getting a Jump on the Ball

About 30 years ago, I played softball against the cast of Children of a Lesser God . (This is a shaggy-dog story of sorts, though it's true. It does have a point. I'll get there.) It was in the Broadway Show League, a mixed-gender slow-pitch friendly league that played at fields in New...

A Radical Future For The Legal Industry?

Rory Webber, Martindale-Hubbell Connected's Marketing & Community Development Manager interviews legal journalist and MH Connected member, Richard Parnham. In today's difficult economy, many law firms are focusing on how to survive over the next few months. But good times will - hopefully...

How Project Management Can Help Your Marketing

Patrick Lamb has this week a post about project managemen t on his In Search of Perfect Client Service blog. Specifically, he comments on the Legal Project Management Quick Reference Guide written by my colleague Jim Hassett of LegalBizDev . Pat reviewed a copy of the guide and endorses not only the...

More On The Reality of Alternative Fees

During Jackson Lewis ' annual corporate counsel conference, as reported in The National Law Journal and on Law.com's Small Firm Business , alternative fees are "putting down deep roots." This got my attention, because although there has been much written about the subject including...

Legal Project Management (Part 9): Getting Away from Perfectionism

When Voltaire wrote the phrase "Better is the enemy of good" in the late eighteenth century, he was not thinking about the needs of legal clients. But the phrase is extremely relevant to the challenges lawyers face today as they adapt to what Paul Lippe has called "the new normal."...

Social Web ‘consumption, familiarity and use’ by in-house lawyers: survey released

As a marketer I rarely, if ever, try to "convince" a law firm or lawyer that social media and networking is something they MUST do. When I speak to groups of lawyers [or marketers] on the topic, I am careful to craft my speeches in a way that presents details, offers illustrations of what others...

What it takes to succeed in online marketing

A law firm can improve its positioning on search-engine results by incorporating keywords that are relevant to the practice and that prospective clients are likely to use in searches. Sixty-five percent of people in need of legal representation begin their search for an attorney on the Internet, according...

It’s News When a Law Firm Says It!

It's not news when a GC says it. Mark Chandler (Cisco) and Jeff Carr (FMC) have been saying it for a long time. It's not news when a vendor says it. Paul Lippe (Legal OnRamp) and Ron Friedman (Integreon) have been saying it for a long time. It's not news when a consultant or author...

How to Write a Blog Post: content ideas for lawyers who blog.

Setting up a blog is easy. Whether you do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you, it will probably be the last easy thing you do in your life as a lawyer who blogs. The rest of your life as a lawyer who blogs will revolve around an empty white box-a box longing to be filled with your nifty ideas...

Are Your Web Site Images Effective?

Marketing professionals have for years gotten a pretty good laugh over the too often used pictures lawyers have on their web sites (and brochures). That is, courthouses, gavels, scales of justice, law books, etc . Can't remember if I've mentioned before how boring and predictable these images...

Blogging Can Really Bring In Business

As the Greatest American Lawyer blog says "content can drive business." In a post yesterday, it was pointed out that the advantage of blogging is that it can benefit both the lawyer and prospective client . Demonstrating one's expertise by putting meaningful content on the Internet is a...

Free Speech Group Fights Lawsuits Against News Sharers

LAS VEGAS - (AP) A San Francisco group that defends online free speech is taking on a Las Vegas company it says is shaking down news-sharing Internet users through more than 140 copyright infringement lawsuits filed this year. The Electronic Frontier Foundation's counterclaim represents the first...

Consultants Sue HuffPo, Say Site Was Their Idea

NEW YORK - (AP) Two Democratic political consultants say The Huffington Post's founders stole their blueprint for the popular news-and-views website, and they're suing to get what they say is their rightful credit and money. Peter Daou and James Boyce say they came up with the site's signature...

Marketing Medical and Consumer Products in Social Media

The Internet is now one of the most popular ways Americans obtain information on medical and consumer products. The emergence and growth of social media have changed traditional notions of what is regulated, who is responsible for product-related messaging, how reporting and regulatory obligations are...

Podcast: Marketing Medical and Consumer Products in Social Media

The Internet is now one of the most popular ways Americans obtain information on medical and consumer products. The emergence and growth of social media have changed traditional notions of what is regulated, who is responsible for product-related messaging, how reporting and regulatory obligations are...

How to Stay on the NLRB's "Friends" List, by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

You may recall that last November we told you about the Connecticut employer who faced NLRB charges for firing an employee who posted derogatory comments about the company on Facebook, Employees May Not "Like" You on Facebook, But That's Not Grounds for Termination . Last week, the employer...

New York City Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Huffington Post

NEW YORK - (AP) A judge on Tuesday refused to throw out a lawsuit by two Democratic political consultants who allege that The Huffington Post's founders stole the idea for the online news website from them. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Ramos denied a motion by lawyers for the media...

How Can Law Firms See A Return On Their Investment In Social Media?

Lawyers use social media. Perhaps the largest group is lawyers who use it to market their firms and themselves. From network marketing on LinkedIn® and Facebook® to content marketing via blogs and YouTube®, lawyers are finding ways of demonstrating thought leadership, publishing...

Law Firm Online Marketing Tips: Free Download

What is the best way to market a law firm? Find out in our FREE martindale.com ® Connected eBook Get to know the answer by reading our collection of blogs, fashioned into an eBook from a number of experts across LexisNexis and learn: How to create an image for your law firm that attracts new...

Tweets And Status Updates Meet The Courtroom: How Social Media Continues To Be A Challenge For E-Discovery In 2011

By Nadine R. Weiskopf According to a survey from Arbitron Inc. released in April 2011, the percentage of Americans age 12 and older who have a profile on one or more social networking websites has reached almost half (48 percent) of the population-double the level from three years ago (24 percent...

LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues - 2011 Honorees

The LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Community has selected its 2011 honorees for the Top 25 Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues . Congratulations to all the honorees! We thank our community members and Larson's National Workers' Compensation Advisory Board...

The Winners: The Insurance Law Community's Top Blogs for 2011

Insurance Law Community's Top Insurance Blogs 2011 Honorees After some very careful review and a great deal of deliberation, the LexisNexis Insurance Law Community has selected its Top Insurance Blogs for 2011 . We’d like to express gratitude to our Community members for your comments...

LexisNexis In-House Advisory: The Explosion In Social Media Creates New Liabilities While Broadening Companies' Opportunities

By Dylan McGuire As the number of people using social media websites - such as Facebook ® , Twitter ® , blogs and more - grows exponentially, corporations are faced with a new set of challenges on how to effectively manage a new set of liabilities brought about by this new information age...