Legal Marketing & Consulting

1138 ABA Journal Legal Marketing & Consulting articles.

By some financial measures, 2018 was best year for law firms in a decade

Law firms prospered in 2018 as a result of higher demand, billing rates and productivity, according to studies released this week by Thomson Reuters and Citi Private Bank’s law firm…

Lawyer says ‘disgusting’ Facebook post to drunken people was written by hacker

A Florida lawyer says a hacker was to blame for a Facebook post offering sympathy and legal services to people who are drunk after encountering “the tease.”

Lawyer Albert Sauline…

ABA Techshow to delve into ‘future proofing’ law practices
With increased demand, the ABA’s marquee technology conference is doubling its academic offerings, moving events to larger venues and even providing more yoga classes—all in an effort to help keep attorneys’ practices, and bodies, spry and ready for the future.
See the video: Lawyer in bathrobe serves up proper way to eat cereal in online ad

A St. Louis lawyer in a bathrobe dishes on “milk displacement theory” and the dangers of mixing Cocoa Puffs and Fruity Pebbles in a video that mentions his law firm…

How lawyers can make positive—and negative—online reviews work for them

Knowing the importance of your online reviews to prospective clients, as well as how to track, manage and properly respond to your reviews is something that can be valuable to any law firm. It can be the difference between success or failure.

From consulting to politics, former Orrick CEO continues to beat the drum for change
When Ralph Baxter joined the inaugural class of Legal Rebels in 2009, he was the CEO and chairman of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. Just a year into the biggest recession since the Great Depression, he caught the ABA Journal’s attention through his initiatives that took Orrick from a domestic, California-based firm to an international heavyweight while navigating economic turbulence.
Networking: How successful lawyers do it and why you should, too
Networking is a skill that seems like a relic of the 20th century. In society today, we have social media, texting and videoconferencing. These do not substitute for the personal contact, attention and commitment necessary for building lasting relationships.
4 strategies for building the habit of lasting resilience in the legal profession
The legal profession has historically avoided talking about the problems of mental health and substance abuse among attorneys—until now.
Attorney suicide: What every lawyer needs to know

Lawyers are 3.6 times more likely to suffer from depression than nonlawyers, according to the American Psychological Association. Substance abuse rates within the legal profession are also much higher than for the general population. Clinical depression and substance abuse are highly correlated with suicide rates. The legal industry has the 11th-highest incidence of suicide among professions.

Avvo’s lawyer ratings are protected by the First Amendment, judge rules in false-advertising suit

A federal judge in Manhattan has tossed a would-be class action lawsuit that claimed Avvo gave better ratings and promotional benefits to lawyers who paid for ads.

U.S. District Judge…

Kavanaugh, racketeering and a lawyer’s racist rant top Google’s most searched legal topics for 2018

When Google released its Year in Search 2018 report last week, numerous legal topics topped the lists for U.S.-based queries.

Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh ranked No. 6 for most…

Florida lawyer who uses ‘Ever Argued With a Woman?’ slogan sues law firm for alleged infringement

Bartow, Florida, lawyer Melissa Wilson uses the slogan “Ever Argued With a Woman?” and she is not afraid to argue about it.

In a federal suit filed Tuesday, Wilson…

Avvo will improve lawyer-rating transparency, pay $50K fine in agreement with New York AG

Avvo has reached an agreement with the New York Attorney General’s Office to increase the transparency of the online legal directory’s lawyer-rating system.

The changes include consumer disclosures about how…

James Beckett: Scoring legal work
In his former job as chief business development officer at Frost Brown Todd in Louisville, Kentucky, James Beckett was hungry to learn how his firm could do better.
Jae Um: A ‘Star Wars’ shortcut
In the first-released Star Wars installment, Han Solo brags that he can captain the Millennium Falcon through a smuggling route in just under 12 parsecs—a parsec being a truly astronomical measurement of 3.26 light-years. The route itself is 18 parsecs, illustrating that Solo is a brassy pilot willing to fly closer to black holes and cut the route by a third.

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