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LinkedIn is risky for lawyers?

LinkedIn for lawyersMost discussion by lawyers and bar associations regarding the fine points of how legal ethics rules apply to social media serves no one — neither lawyers nor the people we serve. The latest comes from the New York County Lawyers Association (“NYCLA”) and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (“City … Continue Reading

Should you pay to speak at a conference?

Paying to speak at conferencesI really enjoy speaking to members of our legal profession — law students, lawyers, legal marketing professionals, legal association leaders, bar executives — they are great people. But being asked to pay to speak is something that really sticks in my craw. Being asked to pay comes in all flavors in the legal industry — … Continue Reading

25 percent of all websites are run on WordPress

WordPress Blogs for lawyersSeventy-five to go writes WordPress co-founder, Matt Mullenweg, referring to the W3Techs survey of the web which reports WordPress is now running  25% of all websites in the world. No other content management system (CMS) runs even 3% of websites. Some content management systems used  by law firms, including MoveableType/TypePad and Hubspot, are at less than .1% market share. It’s important to … Continue Reading

Free Webinar – How to Bring in Work as a Blogging Lawyer – This Wednesday

learning imageOn Wednesday (11/4), Kevin and I are offering a free webinar on How to Bring in Work as a Blogging Lawyer. We’ll discuss specific successful blogging lawyers and the tactics they each use that results in a large return on their blogging investments. I hope you can make the event – register here. Additional details below. About the … Continue Reading

Top 10 in Law Blogs: The Batmobile, Accommodating Pregnancy, Content Marketing

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWell, maybe someday, law students will discuss the Batmobile in class. Today, Michael Strauss of Reed Smith writes on why it’s copyright-protected. Total posts on the LexBlog Network today: 179. Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast – Interview with Jim Lew – Washington, DC lawyer Stewart Baker of Steptoe & Johnson on the Steptoe Cyberblog Copyright Protection Goes ‘To … Continue Reading

You want to get nuts? Foxwordy takes nuts to a new level

Foxowrdy nutty claimA couple weeks ago, Foxwordy, a new social network for lawyers, apparently banned bloggers from joining. A couple days later it turned out Foxwordy was only blocking some bloggers, including me when I tried to log in. Last week, Attorney and tech columnist, Bob Ambrogi,  called out Foxwordy for its “Bald-Faced Lie” in marketing themselves … 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
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