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Archives for April 2014
Tying My Blog to Pinterest
Over the past couple of months, I've been posting to my law firm blog a lot, trying to build visibility and develop a reputation for expertise in my area of practice. When I post something to my blog, I post a link to Twitter, as well as to LinkedIn…
What Are the Best Hobbies for Networking?
I have gone camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness nearly every February since I moved to Minnesota 14 years ago (here's some proof). I just love doing it, but I also enjoy telling people about it. For years, it has been one of my go-t…
Client intake procedures and Ruby Receptionists
I am a plaintiffs' civil rights and employment lawyer, and I work all my cases under contingent fee arrangements. Unfortunately, the nature of my practice is that I generally need to speak with at least 25 people until I can find one person I can he…
Is Martindale-Hubbell Still Relevant?
I graduated from law school in 2003, and I have a few vague recollections about Martindale-Hubbell. Something about it being a directory of lawyers and its ratings being basically meaningless. Since then, I think the only time I've tried to use Mart…