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WSJ: Time to Rank the Rankers of Lawyers?

Wall Street Journal You have NO IDEA how much I nodded my head when picking up this morning’s Wall Street Journal and seeing reporter Sara Randazzo’s article on Time to Rank the Rankers of Lawyers? It has seemingly been a huge part of my work days over the past few…

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LP Magazine – Evaluate Your Networking: See and Be Seen

ABA Law Practice Magazine Ah, the ancient art of face-to-face. Ironically, it is still perhaps the greatest business development tool known to man (and woman). Yet, as we seemingly get busier and busier each day, face time has been replaced by FaceTime and Facebook and all other sorts of live-people-avoidance…

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2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference: Twitter in the Court — Social Media Issues for Judges, Lawyers

If you are a Judge or attorney fascinated (or at least feeling like you need to know this stuff) by the world of social media, consider attending the 2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference on April 19, 2017 at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I will be…

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LP Magazine – Diversity and Inclusion is a Marketing Tool (and Necessity) in 2017

ABA Law Practice Magazine, March/April 2017 Diversity as a business development tool cuts both ways. For those law firms that lack it, there is often frustration in knowing there are matters and clients that they will lose. For those that have it, there are endless opportunities to be rewarded. It…

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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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LP Magazine – Law Firm Marketing Spending: How Much is Enough?

ABA Law Practice Magazine Although I typically write my marketing column around four months before publication (in this case, it was July 4th weekend), my timing for the November/December 2016 issue of the ABA’s Law Practice Magazine was spot on. It is early December and I’m in the thick of…

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Temple PRSSA – Careers in Sports and Legal PR (and the many changes along the way)

It was a pleasure spending some time on Election Day as the guest speaker for the Temple University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Chatting with students about career experiences and the many changes I’ve seen in both the pro sports and legal professions over the years…

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Law360: 3 Secrets to Retaining Millennial Attorneys

In the September 13, 2016 edition of Law360, reporter Kevin Penton writes on 3 Secrets to Retaining Millennial Attorneys. He interviewed me, along with Michael Di Gennero, a senior director with Lateral Link, a recruiting agency; and Danielle Goldstone, a senior consultant with Laurence Simons, a legal and compliance recruiting…

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PBI Ethics CLE — The Race for Clients: Is Attorney Marketing Outpacing the Ethics Rules?

In the 15+ years where I’ve taught the marketing & advertising ethics CLE hour of Ethics Potpourri, this years’ program has elicited some of the most fascinating exchanges from the audience. I teach this hour live in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh every April, August and December. The coming weeks include the…

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LPT: Great Expectations? Getting a Young Lawyer’s Marketing Efforts off the Ground

My first sit-downs with law firm management to discuss marketing strategies were 20 years ago. In the subsequent two decades, I held those discussions in the board rooms of Amlaw 100 law firms and in conference rooms of law firms with ten or fewer. Their approach to marketing expectations from…