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Presenting today for the Wyoming Bar Association

5572268786_c50e442622_bI have the privilege today to make a presentation on blogging and social media for members of the Wyoming Bar Association. As a resource, you can see and download the slides from today’s presentation below. Wyoming Bar Association Presentation from colinokeefe2 You can download the full deck here. Photo Credit: Larry Myhre… Continue Reading

Revisiting Legal Blogging Basics: A Best Practices Refresher – LexBlog Member Webinar on September 23

Pardot_landing_page_MEMBER_webinar_headerRevisiting Legal Blogging Basics: A Best Practices Refresher Thinking back to when you first started your blog, what do you remember most? Was it the feeling you got after completing your first draft post? The delight you felt seeing a design you loved? Something else? Chances are you remember a few things from your early … Continue Reading

Top 10 Online Technology Mistakes Law Firms Make Today – Free LexBlog Webinar on September 16

Pardot_landing_page_webinar_headerRegistration is now open for LexBlog’s upcoming free webinar on law firm online technology. Join us to learn what you must do (or not do) to be perceived as a credible, with-the-times firm with minimal cyber risk. About the Event If you’ve ever worked with a law firm partner who responded to your email with a handwritten … Continue Reading

A child’s perspective of hospice

I shared my perspective on hospice over on Facebook and received a lot of likes and comments, including a suggestion that I share my post here on my blog to help more of you. If you’re close to my age you’ll be facing the challenge of aging parents. One of the things I have found … Continue Reading

Will I see you in Boston next week?

LexBlog in BostonI’ll be in Boston next Wednesday, June 3 through Friday, the 5th. On Thursday I’ll be at the 5th Annual Super Marketing Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) and the American Bar Association Law Practice Division (ABA). I’ll be speaking on ‘How Blogging Can Help a Lawyer Realize Their Dreams’ and moderating … Continue Reading

Business Development in the Digital Era: Manzama Webcast Tomorrow

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 3.11.42 PMAs a heads up, tomorrow I’ll be doing a joint webcast with Manzama on business development in the digital era. I’ll be joined by Manzama CEO and co-founder Peter J. Ozolin (@ozolincomments), and we’ll be covering how to drive business developments and strengthen client relationships in an age when it’s never been more challenging. Specifically, we’ll … Continue Reading

Building social media equity and meeting people at LMA

social media equityThere’s been a good amount of discussion in sessions at the Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference today about building social media equity as a lawyer and law firm. Nancy Myrland (@nancymyrland), a legal marketing and social media strategist, discussed raising social media capital before you have a crisis at hand. A press release, press conference, or … Continue Reading


Wisconsin basketballI was born in New York City, but lived most of my youth and my entire 17 years of practicing law in Wisconsin. We lived in La Crosse, a town of 45,000 people on the shores of the Mississippi River about 140 miles South of Saint Paul. Though us kids, knowing La Crosse was the … Continue Reading

When in doubt tell yourself the truth

Self criticismThis from marketer and author, Seth Godin, writing that no matter the amount of external validation nothing can undo the drone of self criticism. You’re beating yourself up so badly that “One little voice in the ether that agrees with your internal critic is enough to put you in a tailspin.” Seth’s post resonated with me. I … Continue Reading

Minneapolis Beer for Bloggers Wednesday evening

Beer for bloggersI will be in Minneapolis/St. Paul Tuesday evening through Friday meeting with LexBlog Network members and a few other folks. On Wednesday evening, March 18, the Legal Marketing Association Minnesota Chapter is having a Beer Bloggers at which, as Deb DuBois describes it, I’ll “Opine with lawyers and marketers on the State-of-the-Blog.” We’re getting together … Continue Reading

Bullish on Seattle

Bullish on SeattleCutting through the South Lake Union area of Seattle last Sunday, it looked like we had been awarded the 2016 Olympics. Construction everywhere. A  decade ago, Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, in the name of Vulcan Real Estate and Construction, had the wisdom to get out of dot-com like investing and start buying real estate in … Continue Reading

Emory Law School gets students blogging early with innovative new class

Photo Credit: Kate TomlinsonccThis January, Emory Law School started a class devoted to blogging in the legal profession. It’s a great initiative that’s getting law students thinking about how to best communicate themselves through blogging early. I spoke with Jennifer Romig, the teacher behind the class, and she was kind enough to answer questions about the class and … Continue Reading

Will I see you in New York City this week?

New York City LegalTech LXBNI will be in New York City this week from Tuesday through Saturday. I’ll be there attending LegalTech as well as meeting with LexBlog Network members. Please look me up if you’d like to get together. One thing I’ll be doing is brief video interviews of lawyers, companies, and organizations using blogs and social media … Continue Reading