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4 ways to grow your new law firm without overextending yourself

Before you start drafting a plan to expand your firm into new territories or practice new areas of law, it’s important that you don’t fall into the habit of overworking yourself in order to achieve your business goals.

TikTok ban might sting legal influencers, but they have plenty of other options

TikTok is trending for the wrong reason these days. In late March, lawmakers in Washington, D.C., grilled TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew after claiming the app, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, is a national security threat because of its ties to the Chinese government.

Wife of Chief Justice Roberts generated $10M in commissions in this job, whistleblower says

Jane Sullivan Roberts, the wife of Chief Justice John Roberts, generated $10.3 million in commissions as a legal recruiter over an eight-year period, according to internal records cited by Business Insider.

Some BigLaw firms decline to pay for Twitter check marks, while SCOTUSblog takes a stand

Out of 17 top law firms that had free blue check marks from Twitter, only three have apparently paid to keep them, according to a review by Reuters.

Does legal recruiting career of chief justice’s wife create ethics issues? Critic sends details of her pay to Congress

A former legal recruiter who sued over his firing is alleging that the paychecks earned by his former colleague and lawsuit defendant, Jane Sullivan Roberts, raise ethics issues for her husband, Chief Justice John Roberts.

Alternative legal services providers hit $20.6B share of legal market, new report says

Alternative legal services providers, or ALSPs, have shown accelerated growth and now make up $20.6 billion of the legal market, according to a report published Tuesday.

Why this BigLaw firm recently started a legal ops division

Legal operations handle a lot of the business and technological stuff that many lawyers either aren’t trained to handle or don’t want to deal with. All so lawyers can focus on practicing law and representing their clients to the best of their abilities.

Law firm gives staff nonfungible tokens for mental health services

New Jersey-based personal injury law firm Grungo Colarulo says it will offer mental health services to its staff through nonfungible tokens, or NFTs.

Worried about the 2023 lawyer jobs market? This legal search consultant has some tips

While 2022 was a phenomenal year for attorneys and “anyone with a pulse” and a law license could find work, 2023 might “go back to normal,” says Valerie A. Fontaine, a founding director of the legal search company SeltzerFontaine.

Firm has to face suit accusing it of violating patient confidentiality laws by touting med-mal win

A law firm will have to face a lawsuit claiming that it violated confidentiality laws when it disclosed mental health records about its lawyer client when touting a win in his medical-malpractice case, according to an Illinois appeals court.

Fish & Richardson cuts litigation secretary positions; consultant warns of ‘dying profession’

Fish & Richardson is eliminating the position of legal secretary across its 14 offices.

Reach new clients with chat tools for your law firm’s website

Did you know that bringing in new business is one of the top challenges for lawyers? The good news is that effective marketing is a perfect antidote to this problem. Unfortunately, most lawyers know very little about legal marketing, and with so many online and offline marketing choices available, it can be difficult to determine which ones will work best for a law firm's needs.

Customers are relying on web searches, but some lawyers aren’t prioritizing SEO and social media marketing

Law firms are slowly but surely making the jump from email marketing to social media and SEO advertising—but they’re not all on the other side yet.

EmotionTrac analyzes facial expressions in real time to help lawyers pick juries, market themselves

Facial recognition software is becoming a greater part of our everyday lives. But the technology is controversial and not without its critics. Questions about its accuracy—especially relating to recognizing minority faces—remain.

4th Circuit upholds restrictions on lawyer ads seeking drug and device clients

A federal appeals court has upheld West Virginia’s restrictions on lawyer advertising that seeks clients for litigation involving medication and medical devices.

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