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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

The Balanced Law Firm
Posted on 25 May 2011 by Mark Smith

Living in the corporate world, it's easy to take scorecards, dashboards and metrics for granted. For those that recoil at management speak, they can become a one way ticket to snoozeville. For those who like to get down and dirty with data, browsing... Read More

Project Management Lessons From the TEPCO Tsunami Mess
Posted on 1 Jun 2011 by Steven B. Levy

The Associated Press now has a copy of the tsunami plan for the TEPCO Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex. It's two pages long and ten years old. (The AP calls it one page, but it's a double-size page.) There's some discussion of... Read More

Only 5 months left to meet your 2011 marketing goals
Posted on 29 Jul 2011 by Deborah McMurray

I received an email this morning from the CMO Council on its "Marketing Outlook for 2011." While the research study made more sense to report in Q1, it's worthwhile to use as a check-up as we edge into August 2011. The Study reports... Read More

When it comes to Marketing, Sometimes Less is More
Posted on 20 Jul 2011 by Tom Kane

Consultants (as well as lawyers) can be a touch wordy sometimes. Especially when trying to sell their services to prospective clients. Often we think that it's necessary to cover the waterfront in terms of explaining who we are, what we do (or... 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

How to Write a Blog Post: content ideas for lawyers who blog.
Posted on 19 Jul 2010 by Jayne Navarre

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... Read More

Do you know what you don't know? - (A post about KM.)
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by Deborah McMurray

Law firms have been knowledge management organizations ever since handfuls of lawyers started practicing together under the auspices of a "firm." They just didn't know it. Steve Denning is the author of numerous top-selling business books... Read More

Are Your Web Site Images Effective?
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by Tom Kane

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... Read More