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It’s Christmas on Monday for LexBlog Network members

LexBlog blog publishing platform upgradesLexBlog Network members have been asking for features and updates to our blog publishing platform. We listened. LexBlog is delivering a system-wide update of your blog publishing platform this weekend. We will be updating our servers at the same time, providing greater speed, security and stability. As with presents under the tree, LexBlog Network members … Continue Reading

Wash, Rinse and Repeat

Friends key to relationships“Clients become friends and friends become clients. Wash, rinse and repeat.” This from LexBlog Network member Deborah Wood DuBois, Senior Marketing Strategist at Minneapolis’ Winthrop & Weinstine, commenting on Facebook to my post yesterday on how to begin networking as a professional on Facebook. The point being that networking on Facebook nurtures relationships and friendships. So timely … Continue Reading

Top 15 posts on Real Lawyers Have Blogs for 2014

top 15 real lawyers have blogsIt’s always interesting to go back and look at which posts from the past year drew the most interest from you, the readers. Posts that I thought represented the good stuff don’t always make it. It’s clear from this year that many of you like my instructive posts and how to’s. Perhaps that’s a nice … Continue Reading

Oh the places you’ll go…

Real Lawyers Have Blogs is 11My blog is eleven years old today. It’s been a wonderful ride. All I could think of on this anniversary of beginning a blog in my garage, was “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you … Continue Reading

Work at LexBlog! Editorial and Reporting Paid Intern

20140804-185804-68284015.jpgImagine working downtown Seattle for the largest professional blog network in  the world. No getting latte’s and making copies here. You’ll be researching legal stories, reporting news, and producing features. You’ll immediately be connected to some of the most influential lawyers in the country for the stories you’ll be working on. No promises, but five … Continue Reading

Legal startups partnering with the big boys : Make sense?

20140705-154139-56499471.jpgLexisNexis 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

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

Cruise law blogger captures media attention, forces government response

3112626368_c819029515_bBlogs 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?

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

Trust is expensive and trust is worth it

Trust is expensive and neededThat’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

20140311-220119.jpg“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

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