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Law blogs are the great equalizer

  • December 03, 2008
  • Kevin O'Keefe

Law blogs are taking lawyers back to the future. Lawyers who use law blogs are simply blending new technology with tried and proven approaches to client development.

Ask the Coach

  • November 06, 2008
  • Gary Mitchell

Ask the Coach: I am a fifth-year associate and I hate the practice area I am in. I like the firm, though. What should I do?

Ask the Coach

  • October 16, 2008
  • Gary Mitchell

Ask the Coach: How can I leverage my firm to achieve my goals?

Ask the Coach

  • September 17, 2008
  • Gary Mitchell

Ask the Coach: I’m a 4th year call-what can I be doing in the way of business development?

The ABCs of SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

  • August 20, 2008
  • Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek

Articles sometimes come to us in mysterious ways. Recently, we taught a seminar on legal websites. A part of the seminar, of course, was about search engine optimization (SEO), essentially, the art of getting the highest possible rankings from the search engines by properly constructing your site.

Going virtual: Are you ready for the challenge?

  • August 14, 2008
  • Daniel Casciato

Two years ago, when Stephanie Kimbro, a lawyer in Wilmington, North Carolina, launched her virtual law office (VLO), some lawyers could not fathom someone would attempt such a radical idea.

Without a trace: the perils of not having a website

  • August 13, 2008
  • Debra Bruce

Not long ago, I received a request for a lawyer referral. Three lawyers came to mind, so I prepared to pass on their contact information, including website addresses. To my surprise, one of the lawyers did not have a website.

The seven-year law degree

  • June 11, 2008
  • Jordan Furlong

There are a couple of well-known phenomena about legal careers that, when juxtaposed, might give us better insight into how lawyers enter the profession.

Don’t throw in the towel yet: seven points for a struggling solo to consider

  • April 22, 2008
  • Carolyn Elefant

By the end of your first or second year, you may be struggling financially, you may be saddled with clients who don’t pay, you may have an unproductive assistant you’re reluctant to fire, and you may be feeling like a failure because you haven’t been able to make your firm work. At what point do you cut your losses and give up?