Could Your Law Blog Turn You Into a Thought Leader?

The title “thought leader” is the next big trend since “guru”. It means someone others look to in setting trends and inspiring movements. Lawyers across the country are using their law blog as a platform to move them from expert to thought leader. But you have to do it right. Continue reading

Taking Inspiration from Adjacent Industries

Let’s face it, sometimes writing a lawyer blog is tedious, even boring. When you feel like you are stuck in the same patterns, or want to provide your readers with some useful but different information, taking inspiration from adjacent industries may be just the way to do it. Continue reading

Should You Write About Losing?

You spent a week of long nights preparing for trial. You had everything ready — witnesses prepped, exhibits labelled, issues briefed. But at the end of the day, the verdict came in for the other side. Now what happens to that great idea you had about writing a blog post announcing your victory? Should you write about losing? Continue reading

5 Writing Strategies to Beat the Blank Page

The blank page is the bane of all writers. We all struggle to find ways to make the cursor stop being disappointed in us and actually get writing. It is blinking at us, after all. The good news is there are a variety of writing strategies that can get you past writer’s block and on to a complete first draft. The trick is to find the one that works for you. Continue reading

When, How, and Why to Send Out Your Press Release

Small business owners love to see their names in the papers – physically or online. But getting noticed by journalists doesn’t usually happen by accident. A well-written, and timed, press release can be the difference between obscurity and marketing success. Continue reading

5 Steps Toward Building Your Niche Practice

It’s hard to stand out when everyone around you does what you do. For a growing number of lawyers, the answer to increased competition has been establishing a niche practice. But you can’t just hang out a shingle and expect the work to roll in. Building your niche practice takes time, and intentional work. Continue reading

Sorry, You Can’t Use that Cool Picture You Found Online

When you are blogging online, a picture can bring the topic home and connect with readers intellectually or emotionally, not to mention improving your social media reach. But you can’t use just any picture you found online. Find out why it is important to use stock imagery and give attribution if you want to use a photo online. Continue reading

Making the Most of Case Summaries on Your Law Blog

Case summaries from recently published court decisions (yes, even the unpublished ones), are a rich source of content for your law blog. But they can all-to-easily turn into dry treatises that alienate your readers, or go over their heads. Here are three tips to make the most of case summaries on your law blog. Continue reading