Thinking about deleting your law firm website? Think again….

By at 21 September, 2015, 1:40 pm

Most lawyers forget that their websites are viewed by disciplinary¬†authorities as a form of client communications. Firms that update their website or delete it for whatever reason may run afoul of ethics rules if they do not maintain a copy of it. Anna Massoglia over at has a good post on this topic Deleting Your Website Can Come Back to Bite you in the Assets¬†. Some folks believe that since the Internet Archive Wayback Machine grabs snapshots of websites that they do not need to be concerned about this, but Anna’s article should disabuse you of this thought.


Best Practice: Ask your Clients how you Did

By at 26 November, 2013, 12:37 pm

I’ve long been an advocate of surveying your clients on how you did when you complete their representation. My friends at AttorneyatWork recently carried an article from Josh Lenon, an attorney and Director of Communications at Clio on this very topic. Josh reinforces what most of us that advise lawyers and firms already know – most firms don’t ask for client feedback on how they did.


What does an Iconic Atlanta Rib Shack and a Successful Law Practice have in common?

By at 21 February, 2011, 8:00 pm

During a recent trip to Atlanta, I was taken to one of it’s iconic restaurants: Fat Matt’s Rib Shack . In addition to serving up barbecue and comfort style side dishes, Fat Matt’s also has live blues music playing every month…By now you’re probably asking yourself what does a successful barbecue restaurant and a successful law practice have in common? Keep reading after the break and you’ll find out.


Is Marketing the most Important Function You Have in Your Law Firm?

By at 29 December, 2010, 11:14 am

A post on the Lawyer Marketing Blog believes that marketing is more important than the accounting and management aspects of running a law firm. In his post Marketing, More Important Than Accounting, Finance, and Management, Gyi Tsakalakis of AttorneySync (“legal web strategy professionals”) advocates this premise based on an article in the New York Times and his own experience working with law firms.


Firms Turning to Open Source Alternatives for Web Site Design & Management

By at 8 December, 2010, 4:03 pm

My friend Larry Bodine has a great article on firms turning away from custom content management systems for their websites and turning to free and open source solutions for website design and content management. While Larry specifically talks about Drupal, one of the comments to his post also mentions Joomla and WordPress (which is the platform that Compujurist uses).