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Why The Revisions to the ABA’s Advertising Rule Represent Everything Wrong With the ABA

August 7, 2018

Yesterday on Twitter, I encountered a stream of tweets about the ABA House of Delegates recent amendments to Model Rules 7.1 – 7.5, hailing them as a game-changing, significant update to the existing regulations.  Unwilling to rely on tweets as a primary source, I hustled over to the peruse the changes which are set out…

Stake a Claim to A Corner of the Universe & Change the World

July 31, 2018

Warren Brown, the popular Washington Post auto reporter who passed away last week could have had virtually any beat he wanted when he came to the Post in 1978 as an Ivy-League credentialed African American…

Make Money Mondays: Diversify Your Client Portfolio

July 30, 2018

If you’re not making the money you’d like, the most obvious solution is to find more clients. But before you start spending thousands of dollars on SEO, first take some time to think about what…

Make Money Mondays: Is It Time to Recalibrate Your DIgital Marketing Tools?

July 16, 2018

Last week, a tweet from Keith Lee  confirmed that Avvo , the controversial lawyer review site planned to remove contact information from attorney profiles. Potential clients can still contact lawyers through a portal (no word…

Make Money Mondays: Start a Legal Subscription Service (Infographic)

July 9, 2018

Looking for a summer project to boost your revenues in the fall?  There’s no better time than now to develop a subscription service for clients. Here’s an infographic showing the benefits of legal subscription services…

The Founding Fathers and the Future of Law

July 2, 2018

This past week, a rather vigorous Twitter debate over whether ethics regulators should characterize and regulate benign lawyer matching platforms as for-profit referral organizations was ultimately shut down with cries for “collaboration” and let’s all…

Make Money Mondays: Help Your Clients Find Money to Pay Your Bills

June 25, 2018

Many solo and small firm lawyers share a common problem: too many clients with too little money to pay legal fees. But before you turn those impecunious clients away, you may want to explore other…

How Legal Ethics Rules on Non-Fee Splitting Platforms Lead to Unintended Consequences and Ludicrous Results

June 20, 2018

Today, my blogging buddy Bob Ambrogi posted about a soon-to-be-launching platform Text A Lawyer. Designed to mimic the convenience of Uber, Text-a-Lawyer would allow users to text legal questions via their phones for just $20 and…

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There are many ways a potential client may find you, but which channels should your law firm be focusing its marketing strategy on?