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Archive for May 2005

Why Sponsorship on Lawyers.com Is Not Worth $900/Month

Apparently, LexisNexis-Martindale haven’t heard of the Internet.  Because if they had, they wouldn’t be hoping to trade in on their name-recognition to lawyers and charge $900 a month for a national sponsorship service available on their lawyers.com data base as reported here in Lawyers.com Courts Legal Marketers, ClickZ News (5/17/05).  The article reports that: LexisNexis…

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What’s Wrong With Linking to News Articles About Ethics Violations?

This article, Lawyer vs. Lawyer Over Web Site, ABA e-report (5/13/05)  reports on a lawsuit by one New York personal injury law firm where the firm Moran & Kufta of Rochester posted a headline with a hyperlink on its Web site that told readers that Cellino & Barnes, with offices in Buffalo and Rochester, was…

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Top Ten for Marketing – and Other Unique Ideas

This article, The Lesson is to Network, Business Week (5/13/05) is geared for small businesses generally and not solos specifically, but the ideas are equally applicable.  Here are two of my favorite suggestions from Nancy Michaels in this interview-style article: Q: What are some marketing essentials? A: If you can only have two things I’d…

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Get Yourself Some Visibility -With A Bicycle

Greatest American Lawyer has another great law practice idea:    using a bike to get around town for lunch meetings and errands.  Not only does a bike add some exercise to our otherwise sedentary days, but as GAL rights, it’s a way to gain visibility and stand out from the crowd. GAL’s post is also…

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New MyShingle – still some glitches

Some readers have been reporting some glitches in viewing MyShingle – either the site does not render correctly or has two top bars in certain browsers.  Try clearing cache and/or cookies and view again.  If it’s still not working, send me an email or comments below with a description of the problem and the browser…

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MyShingle FINALLY Gets A Facelift

Well readers, the day is finally here:  The facelift for MyShingle.com is finally complete.  Readers can finally access our OnLine Guide and pre-November 2004 archives (menu, upper left column), enjoy reading stories without endlessly scrolling through long narrow columns and navigate a page that’s fresh looking and properly aligned.  Todd Chatman (a law student who…

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Calling All Solos With Websites and Blogs

In honor of MyShingle’s grand redesign, we want to create a separate blogroll of solo and small firm websites and weblogs.  If you’re a solo or small firm blogger or have a website, send your link to me and I’ll post it in my "Other Shingler’s List."  I’m hoping the list will serve the dual…

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Redesign in Progress

If you are noticing some strange looking things at MyShingle.com, as well as a slowdown in posts, it’s because a redesign is underway.  We should be fully launched within the next 24 hours so please come back soon…

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