The Lawyer Marketing Blog

Our legal marketing experts share their best advice, how-tos, and insights—all in the name of helping you level-up your legal marketing skills.

April 10, 2014 | 1 min read

Six Things to Avoid on Your Law Firm’s Website

As an attorney, you want your firm to speak as clearly as possible to potential clients who have many other legal options to choose from. That means you can’t let your most important marketing tool – your website – work against you. Stuffing it with flashy graphics and lots of text won’t impress visitors…

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What Makes a Good Headshot for a Lawyer?

“I see a lot of attorney headshots out there. In some, the attorney looks stern. In others, he or she is softer, more approachable. Which is better?” It’s a very good question that we often receive here at FindLaw. Potential clients are more likely to contact your firm if you look as though they’d like…

March 28, 2014 | 2 min read

3 Ways to Make Novelty Work for Your Law Firm’s Website

Whether it’s an innovative product design, a captivating movie or television show or the latest addictive smartphone game, we human beings are attracted to fascinating new stuff. That’s particularly true if that new thing provides a surprising twist on what we’re used to. In our recent white paper, Why Most Law Firm Websites…

March 27, 2014 | 2 min read

Is TV Dead? Not for Law Firms

“TV is dead” is a common refrain heard in marketing circles where the edgiest ideas often get the most attention. It’s not surprising if you look at the anecdotal evidence. Between iPads, smartphones, mobile apps and the proliferation of new media, how does anyone have time to watch TV and why would advertisers waste…

March 20, 2014 | 2 min read

How to Manage Your Firm’s Twitter Account in 7 Minutes a Day

Law firms that don’t use social media are a dying breed. Savvy attorneys know that a platform like Twitter is where consumers are congregating. It gives you instant access to 115 million active users, many of whom will search for quality legal resources at some point. When they do so…

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Learn how Consumers are Really Searching for Law Firms

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If you’re like many attorneys, you have some set notions about how attorney-seekers find your law firm online. Namely, that ranking high on Google’s search results for short phrases such as “Chicago DUI attorney” is the silver bullet that will deliver a steady stream of business. However, according to a FindLaw white paper and study…

March 14, 2014 | 2 min read

Potential Clients Will Ignore Your Ivy League Education

Your confidence is what has made you a successful attorney. It got you through law school, helped you navigate courtrooms and gave you the momentum to start your own practice. But when it comes to your law firm’s website, that same confidence could be a handicap. In our recent white paper…

March 11, 2014 | 2 min read

Don’t Let Your Firm Be Blinded by Marketing Myths

It’s been barely two decades since attorneys have been allowed to advertise. But in that scant amount of time, thanks to everything from Twitter to Google maps, the art and science of online marketing has grown immensely in its reach and precision. Still, you may be skeptical about the benefits of online marketing efforts…

March 7, 2014 | 2 min read

Seven Sins of Social Media Lawyers Shouldn’t Commit

Social media is no longer optional for lawyers. If you’re not using it to create awareness and position yourself as an authority, you might as well be using a typewriter and rotary phone. That’s how big the gap has become between social media users and “anti-social” lawyers — and it’s widening by the day.

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One of FindLaw’s Own Goes Behind the Bench

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We’re excited that one of FindLaw’s employees has been selected to join a panel of judges in a first-of-its-kind contest for law students interested in pursuing a career in public service. Tanya Roth, editor and team lead for the FindLaw legal blog network, will serve as an expert judge for a new Public Interest Fellow

February 27, 2014 | 2 min read

Four Ways to Design Your Law Firm’s Website Around Your Brand

You’re an attorney. You don’t sell cars or clothes or Coca-Cola — you provide a useful, needed service. Why should you worry about yourbrand? The word “brand” may make you think about projecting a flashy logo. However, a brand is about how you engage with potential clients and the feelings and responses it elicits.

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Shakespeare was right about your law firm’s website

Since Shakespeare first coined the phrase “too much of a good thing,” it has been commonly understood that there is a limit to all good things. You may not realize it, but this concept applies to your law firm’s website as much as it applies to the rest of life.

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