How to Create a Successful Law Firm Website: Your Domain Name

domain nameCreating a new website for your law firm, whether you’re opening up a new practice or updating a dated law firm, can be an immense task. I’d love to say that following this guide will allow you to put together a successful and profitable website in your spare time. It won’t.

However, in this series, I will walk you through the critical steps of putting together an effective website. Some of those steps inform you to go get help from someone else. Unless you’re a veteran computer programmer, a marketing expert, and a practicing, there’s a lot that’ll probably be over your head.

Don’t worry about it. In this four-part series, you’ll learn the basics of setting up a website that, as part of your overall marketing plan, will help convert visitors into clients, and give you a competitive advantage in your market.

Check out Part I: Getting Started

Once you’ve figured out how your website can best serve your prospective clients, you need to secure a domain name: (more…)

8 Contract Management Systems that will Steal Your Job

contract managementIf you heard my interview with Joshua Lenon of Clio on my podcast, you’ll recognize this concept: contract management. Also known as the exact job description of a significant number of legal service professionals.

With the help of PC Magazine, I can now tell you the names of those contract management systems that are coming for your precious contract work. Trust me, they’re impressive. Here are 8 Top Contract Management Systems that Want Your Job: (more…)

How to Create a Successful Law Firm Website: Getting Started

law firm websiteCreating a new website for your law firm, whether you’re opening up a new practice or updating a dated law firm, can be an immense task. I’d love to say that following this guide will allow you to put together a successful and profitable website in your spare time. It won’t.

However, in this series, I will walk you through the critical steps of putting together an effective website. Some of those steps inform you to go get help from someone else. Unless you’re a veteran computer programmer, a marketing expert, and a practicing, there’s a lot that’ll probably be over your head.

Don’t worry about it. In this four-part series, you’ll learn the basics of setting up a website that, as part of your overall marketing plan, will help convert visitors into clients, and give you a competitive advantage in your market. (more…)

Florida’s Social Media Ethics Opinion is Bad. Really Bad.

social media ethicsI really wish the state of Florida didn’t provide me so much material to write about. Hell, I’ve even written about this particular topic before, when Florida drafted a proposed opinion for the spoliation of social media.

I hoped that the Florida bar would come to its senses, with several people assuring me it would be fixed. However, I should have known better. Writers at the time were buying the BS coming from the Florida bar right from the start about how awesome this new opinion was.

It wasn’t awesome. It wasn’t even good. And unfortunately, they didn’t fix it. Florida’s New Social Media Ethics Opinion is Bad. Really Bad. (more…)

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