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  • gregoryluce
    What We Are Working On in the LAB
    We are actively developing LAB Reports to release over the summer, free to LAB Members. What's on the agenda for our summer releases? * Top Tech Upgrades for Your Practice. An essential catalog of practice management and law office products you sh…
    gregoryluce 1 view 2 comments Most recent by gregoryluce Legal Technology
  • gregoryluce
    Welcome to Alicia Campbell, Thomas Darrow and Tim Evans
    A LAB welcome to Alicia Campbell, Thomas Darrow, and Tim Evans, three of the LAB's newest members. As I try to inform all new members, please let us know if there are topics you would like to discuss or if you have any questions about using the LA…
    gregoryluce 1 view 1 comment Most recent by samglover General Discussion
  • samglover
    Action-oriented websites
    I have a consumer and bankruptcy lawyer directory on Caveat Emptor, my consumer law blog. One of my subscribers just emailed to cancel his listing because it wasn't working for him. Now, I know it works, because my listing (now Randall's) is how I …
    samglover 1 view 0 comments Started by samglover Legal Marketing
  • AaronStreet
    Subscription Pricing of Legal Services
    In the past couple of weeks, I've had a number of attorneys ask me about the subscription pricing model that Sam and I use with our business clients. You can find our current pricing and services menu here. A couple of weeks ago, Sam and I also ha…
    AaronStreet 35 views 5 comments Most recent by gregoryluce Legal Technology
  • samglover
    Customer relations management software
    During Friday's webcast, Aaron and I mentioned customer relations management (CRM) software. I haven't ever used any, and I don't know much about it, although I have this idea that I ought to. Is anyone using CRM software. What does it do for you,…
    samglover 3 views 12 comments Most recent by gregoryluce Legal Marketing
  • gregoryluce
    Top Trial Practice Blogs
    Gyi has a nice post today on Lawyerist about his own top 10 Trial Practice Blogs, which include the following: Illinois Trial Practice Litigation & Trial Kentucky Trial Practice Tips Legal Talk Network (podcasts) Colorado Trial Practice Blog Trial …
    gregoryluce 1 view 0 comments Started by gregoryluce Lawyering Skills
  • AaronStreet
    Webinar: Law Firm Branding
    Here's the link to our “Law Firm Branding" webinar available only to LAB members: http://lawyeristlab.com/law-firm-branding-webinar/ Feel free to ask questions or provide feedback in this forum thread.
    AaronStreet 1 view 0 comments Started by AaronStreet Legal Marketing
  • samglover
    Google AdWords
    Most of the buzz about law firms marketing seems to revolve around blogs and social networks. Those are great ways to bring potential clients to your website, but they are also time-consuming. I recently read a blog post from someone who said blogs …
    samglover 41 views 2 comments Most recent by samglover Legal Marketing
  • gregoryluce
    Introducing Gregory Luce
    Just a quick introduction as you will start to see my face and name around here a bit more over the next few weeks and afterwards. I just joined the Lawyerist team and am currently transitioning out of my position with the Minnesota State Bar Assoc…
    gregoryluce 7 views 3 comments Most recent by Carol Cummins General Discussion
  • Karin Conroy
    Welcome Carol Cummins and Andre Y Mejer
    We have two new members to the forum: Carol Cummins and Andre Y Mejer We're excited to have you as a part of our discussions! Please let us know if there are topics you would like to discuss or if you have any questions. Everyone, please welcome t…
    Karin Conroy 1 view 6 comments Most recent by Carol Cummins General Discussion
  • AaronStreet
    Teux Deux ("To Do", get it?)
    Sam and I both love using the web app Teux Deux (teuxdeux.com) for managing our daily To Do lists.   Sam did a review of it about a year ago (http://lawyerist.com/teuxdeux-rocks-my-productive-world/), but I'm just getting into it now.   A few gr…
    AaronStreet 1 view 3 comments Most recent by samglover Legal Technology
  • Graham Martin
    Google Analytics Primer
    Hi Friends, That topic title may have been a little misleading, because I am actually looking for someone else to help me understand how to better use Google Analytics, rather than me giving out information. I have a general feel for the main info…
    Graham Martin 2 views 5 comments Most recent by Graham Martin Legal Technology
  • Advice on whether/when to start a law firm
    Thank you for welcoming me to the group. I joined hoping to get some advice on whether/when to start my own firm. My background is that I clerked for a year before working for two years in private practice ((primarily bankruptcy and estate planning,…
    234 views 6 comments Most recent by Scott Kaminski Starting a Law Firm
  • AaronStreet
    Ethics of Legal Technology
    Solo-practice blogger Carolyn Elefant has some great criticisms about a newly-proposed set of legal technology “standards”.   Her post is worth checking out: http://myshingle.com/2011/04/articles/tech-web/can-you-spell-security-overkill-try-i-l-t-…
    AaronStreet 1 view 1 comment Most recent by samglover Legal Ethics
  • Karin Conroy
    Welcome Stephanie Mensing and Aaron Guin
    Our forum keeps growing! Here are the two newest members: Stephanie Mensing and Aaron Guin   We’re excited to have you as a part of our discussions! Please feel free to introduce yourself and let us know a little about your background and whether t…
    Karin Conroy 2 views 0 comments Started by Karin Conroy General Discussion
  • Karin Conroy
    Welcome Allison Herr
    We have another new member to the forum: Allison Herr We’re excited to have you as a part of our discussions! Please feel free to introduce yourself and let us know a little about your background and whether there are topics you would like to discu…
    Karin Conroy 2 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover General Discussion
  • Karin Conroy
    Welcome Jan Tamanini and Scott Kaminski
    We have two new members to the forum: Jan M. Tamanini and Scott Kaminski We’re excited to have you as a part of our discussions! Please let us know if there are topics you would like to discuss or if you have any questions. Everyone, please welco…
    Karin Conroy 1 view 4 comments Most recent by samglover General Discussion
  • Graham Martin
    Best Newsletter/Email Marketing Service?
    Hi Friends, I'm reconsidering and revamping my system for producing and sending out my blog's periodic newsletters. Currently I am using MailChimp, but I'm not convinced that it is set up in a way that fits what I am trying to do (i.e., send newsle…
    Graham Martin 8 views 4 comments Most recent by Graham Martin Legal Marketing
  • samglover
    Improve the typography in your legal writing
    It used to be (I'm told) that legal writing got sent off to the printers, where lawyers' amateur attempts at formatting were polished up for publication. With the typewriter, and now the computer, most lawyers do their own formatting, including for…
    samglover 6 views 9 comments Most recent by AaronStreet Lawyering Skills
  • samglover
    Ditch the handwritten notes? (!!!)
    http://myshingle.com/2011/03/articles/marketing-making-money/why-i-say-no-thanks-to-handwritten-thank-you-notes/ http://lawyerist.com/what-have-you-done-to-network-this-week/ What do you think about Carolyn's take?
    samglover 1 view 4 comments Most recent by samglover Legal Marketing

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