You want your blog to seem professional, to demonstrate your legal expertise and experience to your readers. That means humor has no place on your website, right? Maybe not. A recent ABA Journal article suggests that maybe your blog posts are too serious.
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Are legal blogs considered advertising? What can you say online without crossing your state bar ethics rules? Are lawyers ever free of the regulatory requirements of their profession?
If you are a follower of this site, you know that a clear focus is an important part of writing a successful blog. But that can be challenging when your firm handles a little bit of everything. Here are some blogging tips for general practitioners.
How well do you know your clients? Do you understand their needs, or simply know what forms to fill out for them? In an age of digital services and social media, you can’t afford not to know your clients. Unless you get personal, you could see them, and your business walk out the virtual door.
The practice of an appellate lawyer rises and falls with brief writing. Thorough brief writing is the key to winning cases and getting bad law overturned. But will the federal courts’ new lower word count limits weaken your brief or make you a sharper writer?
Michigan has passed a law creating a statewide e-filing system designed to make life easier for lawyers and litigants across the state. But will the voluntary system actually make practicing law more convenient?
What is a website for? Some traditionally minded marketers will say that a website is your online business card. How it looks is what counts. But in the age of online research and reviews, your online presence should be far more than just a pretty face.
A potential client is sitting across from you. You are evaluating him, looking for signs this will be a good case, or the right fit. You are watching for red flags. Then he asks a question: “Have you done this before?” All of a sudden the tables are turned and you are the one being […]
Being a lawyer can be a tough job. You help people through hard times, and all too often have to be the bearer of bad news. But every now and again, you’ll have a client that really likes you, and the work you’ve done for them. They might want to hug you, or send you […]
Readers often judge a blog by its cover. Web design, including layout, imagery, and readability, all provide browsers with clues about whether a post is credible and professional. What does your blog’s appearance say about you? Do you look like a lawyer?