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Posted in: Social Media Principles

Want referrals as a lawyer? Start socializing online

Far too many lawyers see blogging and other social media as way to garner personal attention and traffic to their websites. A couple posts in the last week brought home the real power of social media  and social networking for lawyers – relationships and referrals. The first post was from Rocket Matter’s Tim Baran (@tim_baran) who… Continue Reading

Posted in: Blogging

More is less : Call to action inadvisable on law blog

I ran across a post this morning from Amanda Clark (@GrammarChicInc) on “10 Ways Businesses Can Blog Better.” Number seven was “The Call-to-Action.” Every business-sponsored blog should incorporate a call-to-action at the end of a blog. This is a small section that explains how you, the business, can help readers solve the topic (usually a problem… Continue Reading

Posted in: LXBN

LXBN TV at LMA Annual 2014 : Fifty interviews strong

Thanks to everyone in the Legal Marketing Association , especially the LMA Conference Advisory Committee, for enabling LexBlog’s LXBN TV to cover last week’s annual conference in Orlando. Fifty interviews were captured over three days. You can view them on the LMA Conference Section on LXBN, LXBN’s YouTube Channel, and LXBN’s Flipboard Magazine on LMA… Continue Reading

Posted in: Blogging

ABA survey finds 10% of lawyers have blogs : I’m not buying it

LexisNexis’ Frank Strong (@Frank_Strong), reporting from last week’s ABA TechShow shares that per an ABA Technology Survey, 10% of lawyers have blogs. The survey goes further in finding that 27% of law firms have legal blogs. On first glance I liked those numbers. That would be a heck of a lot of lawyers providing insight… Continue Reading

Posted in: Cool Stuff, LXBN

See you at LMA Annual Conference in Orlando?

LexBlog 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

Posted in: LXBN, Publishing

Legal technology companies starved for social media coverage : How will they get it?

Technology companies are starving for coverage on social media. It was on full display again at this week’s ABA TechShow. As I walked around the show, companies wanted me to cover them. I’m the CEO of company, though admittedly one who has a lot of reach through this blog, Twitter, and our LXBN Network.  … Continue Reading

Posted in: Cool Stuff, LexBlog

7th Annual Beer for Bloggers : Friday at ABA TechShow in Chicago

The ABA Journal and LexBlog are hosting their 7th 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 for those working in organizations serving the legal… Continue Reading

Posted in: Blogging, Publishing

Legal publishers and journalists need to rethink business with rise of law blogs

I follow developments in the journalism business because there is so much to be learned here as to future of legal blogging. Not only as to legal blogs themselves, but also how blogs will intersect with legal journalism and legal publishing going forward. The Nieman Journalism Lab’s Joshua Benton (@jbenton) shared a wonderful piece this morning… Continue Reading