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Legal Tech News: Online Legal Resources Straddle the Line between Public Good and Client Generation

What do for-profit and nonprofit legal organizations stand to gain from publishing free or low-cost educational resources? Investment in a public good and expertise, to start, writes Law Technology News reporter Gabrielle Orum Hernández in the November 2016 edition. In Online Legal Resources Straddle the Line between Public Good and…

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Small Firms Look to Attract Middle Class with Flat Rates

When I chatted with The Legal Intelligencer’s Lizzy McLellan about Small Firms Look to Attract Middle Class With Flat Rates (TLI, May 6, 2016), she asked me about a law firms’ initiative that touted (in a press release) an original and unique attempt to target the middle class through the…

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LP Magazine – Do Lawyers Rule the Internet?

In the March/April 2016 issue of the ABA’s Law Practice Magazine, my column asks the question: Do Lawyers Rule the Internet? Well, I would not ask the question if the answer did not lean toward “yes.” With the 30th anniversary of ABA TECHSHOW on the horizon (and this is the…

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Law Firms Online — Rebranding and Client Tracking

July has been a busy month for me in chatting with legal reporters about the law firm world online in 2015, starting with Gina Passarella’s piece for The Legal Intelligencer on Morgan Lewis’ controversial rebrand. Little did she know when our conversation started that I was involved in Morgan Lewis’…

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The Legal Intelligencer–Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Websites

In today’s edition of ALM’s The Legal Intelligencer, reporter Gina Passarella writes on Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Websites. She spoke to me about the state of law firm websites in general and the new K&L Gates Hub in particular. K&L Gates describes their new “hub”…

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Attorney’s Fake Celebrity Photo Gallery on Website Draws Suspension

Call her the Zelig or Forrest Gump of California attorneys, but you can also call her “suspended.” I’ve seen a lot of fun and strange law firm web site ethics issues come up since the mid-90s, but it is refreshing to see that there are still new takes on the…

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WMT: The Price You Pay for the Right Domain Name

Among the very first law firm websites I ever worked on was www.mlb.com. My six year old son accesses the site every morning on his iPad before heading to school or camp to check scores and watch video highlights of last nights’ major league baseball action. Of course, that does…

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WMT: Super Bowl Sunday Brings a Lawyer the Ultimate Viral Video

Know your audience. That is my response to the many “water cooler” conversations about what might be the most successful lawyer viral video to date. I’d love to know–and will likely ultimately ask him–what expectations Jamie Casino had when deciding to buy expensive and lengthy local TV ad time on…

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WMT: Law Blogs – Free Speech or Marketing? Hunter v. Virginia Bar Concludes

It seems like I’ve been writing and speaking on Hunter v. Virginia State Bar for years! And that is because I have. But, alas, now it has come to a close with the United States Supreme Court once again deciding not to hear a case regarding attorney advertising regulation. One…

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California State Bar Discusses Lawyer Website Warning Labels

Recently, a California State Bar committee discussed a controversial proposal that would put a red warning label on attorney profiles for those facing disciplinary charges. This would take the concept of a website disclaimer to new heights. Only in California. Actually, I’d say only in Florida. But, indeed, this comes…