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Could you found a law firm at a Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekend Legal Law FirmOn Sunday evening I had the good fortune of addressing a tremendous group of developers, designers, lawyers, law students and entrepreneurs at Seattle Legal Tech Startup Weekend. Founded in 2007, a Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas … Continue Reading

Social Media Summit for Law Firms this Wednesday in Chicago

Social Media Summit Law Firms75 law firm partners, communications and marketing executives will gather in Chicago this Wednesday, October 15, for a Social Media Summit for Law Firms.  The program hosted by BDI (Business Development Institute) will review the business dvelopment opportunities that await through the effective use of blogs and other social media. BDI’s half-day format will share case … Continue Reading

Putting Social Media to Work for You : ABA Webinar on Friday

ABA social media WebinarI have the pleasure of presenting at an ABA Webinar on social media this Friday. I’ll be joined by Nicole Black (@nikiblack), Director of Business Development at MyCase and a widely recognized authority on social media. We’ll cover social media principals, blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. The focus will be embracing what is now ubiquitous … Continue Reading

Small is the new big in legal technology companies

Small versus big legal technology companiesBig used to matter in companies providing legal support, research, and technology based solutions to law firms. Lots of money, broad distribution networks, seasoned executives, elaborate conference booths, and fancy marketing collateral. Big was the safe choice. You didn’t get fired for buying from the big company from which every other law firm was buying. … Continue Reading

Join me at Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago

800What do you call it when one of Canada’s fastest growing technology startups puts a few hundred tech savvy lawyers in one event hall with mind–blowing sessions, awesome food and of course a few drinks? A Clio Cloud Counference. The two day program has a who’s who of speakers who are experts in their field … Continue Reading

RLHB Road Trip to Chicago and New York City

RLHB Roadtrip New York ChicagoI’ll be on the road the next two weeks. First to Chicago, next Wednesday through Friday. Then in New York City the following Tuesday through Saturday. If you’d like to get together to discuss business or socially, I’d welcome getting together. Next Thursday afternoon, June 5, I will be keynoting the ASPPA (American Society of … Continue Reading

Your guest teacher this morning students… Jeff Bezos

Growing up fifty years ago we had doctors, lawyers, and shop owners visit grade school for inspiration. One lucky group of Seattle kids got Jeff Bezos last week. Courtesy of Zillow CEO, Spencer Rascoff (@spencerrascoff) one of the parents, we’re blessed to get Bezos’ comments. His message seems to apply equally to lawyers, law students, … Continue Reading

See some of you in St Louis this week?

ABA Marketing Conference St LouisI’ll be in St. Louis this Thursday and Friday for the ABA’s Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference 2014. Billed as “Gateway to the Future: Marketing and Business Development Strategies for the New Legal World,” sessions with over 25 presenters will cover: Effective marketing plans Ethics of engaging online How can social media really work Fundamentals … Continue Reading

See you at LMA Annual Conference in Orlando?

Orlanda Annual LMALexBlog will be attending the Legal Marketing Association’s Annual Conference this week – in force. We hope to see some of you there. LexBlog’s LXBN TV has the honor of covering the conference. Colin O’Keefe (@colinokeefe), our Editorial Manager, and his video crew will be interviewing attendees, speakers, and exhibitors from Wednesday through Friday. Look … Continue Reading

Above the Law Attorney@Blog conference : Join me in NYC

Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 4.36.03 PMAbove the Law, one of the leading law blogs in the country is hosting a one day ”Convocation of leading legal bloggers” next Friday March 14th at The Yale Club in New York City. Entitled “Attorney@Blog,” the conference will feature a series of panel discussions covering an array of issues facing the legal blogging community, including … Continue Reading

Hope : ReInvent Law New York City

I had heard of ReInvent Law Conferences before and had dinner with ReInvent Law co-founder, Michigan State Law Professor Daniel Martin Katz, but had never been to one of their conferences until today. Big Mistake. ReInvent Law New York City, with what had to have been 300 in attendance, was a wonderful event. I really … Continue Reading

Could now be a good time to go to law school?

Imagine a law school applicant getting accepted to law school and making a counter-offer to the school’s standard tuition. A counter-offer that’s maybe half the rack rate, a counter-offer to pay tuition over the next 10 years interest free, or a counter-offer to pay for two years and get the third for free. It’s not … Continue Reading

You can

Much was written this last week about the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Author and blogger Seth Godin’s message to those of us wanting to change the world was to take this lesson from Mandela’s life. You can. You can make a difference. You can stand up to insurmountable forces. You can put up with far … Continue Reading
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