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Legal startups partnering with the big boys : Make sense?

LexisNexis and Lawctopus, the most popular website for law students in India, announced a partnership this week to help LexisNexis understand and reach out to the law student market. In turn, law students will be recognized by LexisNexis for their top-notch content on Lawctopus. It is easy to see the benefit for LexisNexis. Though Lawctopus… Continue Reading

RLHB Road Trip to Chicago and New York City

I’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

Cruise law blogger captures media attention, forces government response

Blogs are recommended for lawyers in order to build your online reputation and perhaps catch the interest of the media. That is, unless you’re maritime attorney and cruise industry watchdog Jim Walker (@CruiseLaw) of Cruise Law News, then you also have prominent government officials responding to your posts. Walker – a LexBlog Network member –… Continue Reading

See some of you in St Louis this week?

I’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

Trust is expensive and trust is worth it

That’s the word this morning from leading marketer, author, and speaker, Seth Godin. Brands are based on trust. The two key choices a brand makes to be trusted in the long run, per Godin: You will postpone profit-taking. There are always shortcuts available to you, always ways to make money sooner rather than later, plenty… Continue Reading

Free Webinar on Wednesday : 5 reasons lawyers should blog

Just a reminder that LexBlog is hosting a free webinar tomorrow on five reasons lawyers ought to be blogging. Attorney and LexBlog President, Kevin McKeown, will be joined by law firm CMO, Eric Fletcher, to review how blogging accelerates a lawyer’s reputation and relationships, the two lynchpins of business development. They’ll walk through how blogging… Continue Reading

Competing against cheaper services

“Will they switch for cheaper?” That’s the question author and marketer, Seth Godin asked today. The fact is, per Godin, most people will switch for better. Without a doubt, there’s a slot in every market for the cheap enough, good enough alternative. But rapid growth and long-term loyalty come from being better instead. Good news… Continue Reading

10 most popular stories Tweeted this week

Here’s your 10 most popular stories tweeted by me this last week. In honor of this evenings World Series game, your top 10 list is served up with a Curve Ball Blonde Ale brewed by Seattle’s Pyramid Brewery. #10 LinkedIn enhances features for mobile devices by ReadWriteWeb’s Selena Larson (@selenalarson) #9 Scientific guide to writing great headlines on… Continue Reading

ABA TechShow : 6th annual beer for bloggers Friday evening

The ABA Journal and LexBlog are hosting their 6th annual Beer (and wine) for Bloggers at the ABA TechShow this Friday evening. You’re all invited, blogger or not, lawyer or not, attending TechShow or not. It’s been a great event for those in the legal profession and those serving the profession to get together. The… Continue Reading

Innovation : Not too late for us old guys

“We need some gray hair, a silver haired fox,” that from the one of the owners of design/build company I was representing back in my thirties. He thought I was doing a fine job, he just wanted someone 25 years my elder to lead in the court room. I could choose anyone I wanted and… Continue Reading

Where do you stand today?

Seth Godin asked this morning do you remember where you stood a year ago today? Are you more trusted? More skilled? More connected to people who care about your work? How many people would miss your work if you stopped contributing it. Those are excellent questions for you as a lawyer. Heck they’re good milestones… Continue Reading