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Can a Law Firm Become a Social Business?
Posted on 11 Aug 2011 by Jayne Navarre

How are you preparing to take your law firm into the "Social Business" era? Perhaps this is the first time you've heard the term used? Here's a definition: Social Businesses combine fully integrated sets of tools, channels, and... Read More

Commentary on Law360 Post, "How to Make it Rain by Marketing Individual Lawyers"
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by Deborah McMurray

A legal marketing friend, John Eix, head of Regional Business Development - Texas for Hunton & Williams , sent me a June 24, 2011 Law360 article that I finally had a moment to read. It covers the age-old question of, "Do clients hire law... Read More

Are You [A] Lawyer Online?
Posted on 25 May 2011 by Jayne Navarre

David Fraser (@privacylawyer) is not just a lawyer online; he's a Canadian privacy lawyer-online. Participating on a panel with David last Friday, it was immediately obvious that he "gets social media" when he flat out told a Canadian... Read More

Facebook for Lawyers: Don’t overlook the efficiency and power of a network on Facebook
Posted on 8 Jun 2011 by Jayne Navarre

The other day, I added a "new" Friend to my Facebook network, someone I see maybe once a year at a professional gathering. I thought: This is great. Can it get any easier to stay in touch and up to speed on what's going on in her life... Read More

Social Media and Legal Ethics | No New Restrictions, Just Clarification
Posted on 20 Jul 2011 by Jayne Navarre

The jury is (almost) in. We do not, thankfully, anticipate a Casey-Anthony-super-sized-post-verdict outrage when the American Bar Association codifies its Commission on Ethics 20/20 proposed amendments to the Model Rules in 2012. According to the ... Read More

How you can monitor social media buzz about you
Posted on 6 Jul 2011 by Deborah McMurray

Rob Kahn, Director of Business Development at Fenwick & West LLP , and Elizabeth Lampert, owner of Elizabeth Lampert PR , just wrote an article for the National Law Journal about social media. The publication date was July 4, 2011. After reading... Read More

Networking Requires Getting Off Your Duff!
Posted on 17 Aug 2011 by Tom Kane

Social media is obviously one way to network these days, and it can work. But, it is not as effective as face-to-face events with clients, referral sources and prospects. So, it's time to get up from your desk, and get out and about. That is the... Read More

Why your lawyer’s not a social media ninja
Posted on 25 May 2011 by Mark Smith

Let me start with a confession. It took me a while to "get" Twitter . The first time I tried it (which I think was 2008), I just used it to consume information. It wasn't great for a number of reasons - firstly, I didn't put a ... Read More

Social media for introverts - Guest post by Paul S. Grabowski
Posted on 12 Jul 2011 by Deborah McMurray

I have worked with Paul Grabowski, Esq. at two well known Texas law firms, Andrews Kurth and Porter Hedges , where he led the marketing departments. He just wrote this post for Thom Singer's blog (Thom Singer is also an Andrews Kurth marketing... Read More

Clients Still Hire Lawyers Not Law Firms, So Get Off Your Duff!
Posted on 8 Jul 2011 by Tom Kane

Over the years I have met many a lawyer who wasn't into marketing or sales. The reason: the firm will do it. Well, the firm can't do it. Individual lawyers must, because clients continue to hire lawyers, not law firms. In a recent article... Read More

Are You Pressed To Find Time for Marketing?
Posted on 8 Jun 2011 by Tom Kane

A client mentioned to me this week that things are a little slow, so he has more time to think about marketing. Too bad! He should have been thinking about his next clients when he was busy. Yeah, I know, easier said than done. However, when you are... Read More