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Here is another post on the topic of the future of solos or small firms who don’t have it in their budget to outsource a social media manager. Ed Poll of LawBiz Management recently posted an interesting article, “Testimonials Still Are Not a Good Idea” about why he still does not use client testimonials as […]

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The ABA TECHSHOW is in full swing In Chicago (our own Reba Nance is attending, as is CBA Solo and Small Firm Past-Chair Jim Duve) and I couldn’t resist the urge to comment on Rachel Zahorsky’s post “The Future of Law: Old Fashioned Client Relationships and Warnings for Solos.” The TECHSHOW’s kickoff event,“LexThink.1: The Future […]

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powered by Fotopedia Being the bar networker that I am, I naturally looked at the CBA-CLE Legal Connection to check under the Practice Management tab, and lo and behold, there it was a post from Tom Matte: “7 More Social Media Tips to Bring Leads to Your Law Firm.” Here are his seven tips: 1. […]

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This is the first of my posts about Facebook and integrating social media with your website.  Yours truly is the guinea pig here, and since I am a total newbie to Facebook,  I want to get as much useful information as I can before diving into that pool/raging river/maelstrom or whatever. As you might suspect […]

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Avvo is a free online directory of lawyers that the public can use to search by state and practice area. You may be asking yourself, isn’t that basically the business White Pages, or the bar association’s Find-A-Lawyer directory, or Martindale-Hubbell revisited? Pretty much. A lawyer’s Avvo profile is essentially an online résumé or portfolio that […]

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Just saying the words “legal blog” brings shudders about boring readings from long forgotten law school. I should know, I’ve been writing a blog for almost four years with fans who have taken the time to let me know what they think about it. I’ve become an expert on boring my readers with information that […]

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Yesterday, we posted the first half of our conversation with Carolyn Elefant. In the second half below, Elefant discusses social media, marketing tips, and more in advance of her keynote at Hanging Your Shingle. Solo in Colo: For established solos, how can they continue to evaluate and improve their practice? Carolyn Elefant: It is always harder […]

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In Part 1 of this series we explored the necessity of embracing social media while not losing sight of an attorney’s ethical obligations.  We discussed the need to put a thoughtful online plan in place and explored some of the risks of participating in social networks.  In Part 2 of this series we’ll explore ways […]

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The Code of Professional Responsibility, Rule 1.1 Competence provides, “A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client.  Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation.”  Comments to Rule 1.1 provide, in part, “Competent handling of a particular matter includes inquiry into and analysis of the factual and […]

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I attended the very interesting and informative CLE, Social Media for Lawyers, by Lawyers, on May 17  at the CBA. I wanted to share some thoughts about this CLE with the blog community, perhaps as a wake-up call for those of you wondering about the inevitable. No, not the end of the world, that was […]

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