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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing

Lunch Hour Legal Marketing is a joint effort from the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program, Suffolk University Law School’s Advanced Legal Studies, the Chicago Bar Association’s Law Practice Management & Technology, and the Massachusetts Bar Association. Each month, a new FREE webinar is presented featuring a nationally known legal expert discussing a range of legal marketing topics, showcased in podcast format only on Legal Talk Network.
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Jun 3, 2016

Almost every lawyer wants to command higher rates, attract more clients, and increase his or her profile in the marketplace. However, many are unable to achieve these objectives because they are stuck pursuing ineffective strategies – or no strategy at all. In this presentation, Jay Harrington will provide some tips on how to develop more business by establishing a niche legal practice.

“Getting narrow” is more important than ever as, in all aspects of today’s economy, consumers are trending toward specialization. Consumers of legal services are no different. They are no longer looking for lawyers with broad skill sets and general knowledge, but rather are seeking out specialists with very particular knowledge in narrow industries and practice area sub-specialties.

Jay will discuss niching strategy and issues such as:

  • Why it’s important to carve out a niche
  • Why lawyers with niche practices develop more business more easily, and command higher rates
  • How to pick a profitable and sustainable area of specialty

Jay will also discuss how to market your niche practice through various thought leadership and content marketing initiatives.

May 13, 2016

As more and more clients find us online, it’s imperative that small law firms have the basic tools in place to capture and capitalize on potential opportunities. In this session we will cover the tools you can’t live without, and some wish-list items for future growth. Including; Avvo, Social Media Automation, Email Marketing and more.

Chelsey Lambert is Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Smokeball, a provider of productivity software for small law firms, based in Chicago. Her mission is to help attorneys, and legal professionals understand the technology that is available to them, how to use it, and the positive impacts it can have on their business. After leaving theChicago Bar Association in 2014, she continues to speak and write for legal organizations across the US, on technology, hiring, marketing and small law firm best practices. In her spare time, she enjoys a good yoga class, volunteering, and taking in the sunshine on Chicago’s beautiful lakeshore.

Mar 25, 2016

The only thing more expensive than hiring a lawyer is advertising as one.

For example, a recent study of online advertising found that 78 of the top 100 most expensive Google advertising terms are fought over by lawyers looking for clients. It can cost a lot of money to market a law firm. Worse, most law firms cannot track whether their expensive advertising is actually producing clients.

In this session, learn from Joshua Lenon, Lawyer in Residence at Clio, about the numbers you should be tracking when it comes to legal marketing.

Learn about:

  • How much marketing costs your firm should carry;
  • Calculating Return on Investment (ROI) for each method of advertising you use in your firm; and
  • Tools to measure revenue from cases against your advertising costs.

Joshua Lenon is an attorney who currently serves as lawyer-in-residence for Clio, providing legal scholarship and research skills to the leading cloud-based practice management platform.

Feb 26, 2016

Are you struggling to establish a powerful online presence for your law practice? Is your website failing to bring in business?

Learn how to establish a comprehensive online presence that will increase your exposure and enhance your credibility, while maintaining MRPC compliance. This presentation will cover:

  • Branding + using imagery that will resonate with clients
  • SEO keywords + tips
  • Turning your website into a potent resource
  • Using legal content to convey credibility
  • Blogging benefits + best practices
  • Utilizing effective marketing tools to supercharge referrals
  • Selecting a provider

Fred Cohen is the founder and CEO of Zola Media, a legal marketing and technology company that specializes in high-impact attorney websites and marketing services. Fred’s management and experience spans across the information technology, marketing and legal sectors from founding a tech startup which was acquired by a publicly-traded company to practicing trusts and estates as a partner at a New York law firm.

Fred writes on a wide range of topics related to legal technology, marketing and ethics in attorney advertising. He is also a regular speaker and CLE presenter at bar associations throughout the country.

Dec 15, 2015

Adam Kosloff presented our Lunch Hour Legal Marketing webinar on November 18, 2015 at 12pm EST.

Most attorneys who even attempt to write books get bogged down, because the process takes way too long, and they have far too many other things to do.

This webinar will give you a proven shortcut. It will show you how to leverage content that you’ve already produced on your blog (and elsewhere) to create your ebook. You won’t need to rely on untested writers or expend much effort or time.

Adam Kosloff has ghostwritten over 60 books for attorneys on subjects as diverse as personal injury, criminal defense, family law, tax law and estate planning. He will walk you through the exact, battle-tested process he uses to create ebooks for his clients. We will cover:

  • How to survey your current content library to assess its ebook potential
  • The importance of a Big Idea for your ebook — and how to create that awesome hook
  • The secret to sewing together seemingly disparate ideas and content pieces using the same tactic employed by bestselling authors like Dave Barry and David Sedaris
  • An interview-transcription process that will personalize your book and fill in any gaps — and will only take about 1-2 hours of work on your part
  • How to organize your blog (and other content creation activities) in the future to create more books
  • Repurposing your book into other forms of content, such as a podcast or YouTube channel
  • The smartest, most certain ways to monetize your book — and how to measure success
Oct 15, 2015

Do lawyers still need to blog? Do I really need to spend time on Twitter? Let’s take a look at the common marketing trends in 2015, and what must have marketing trends we feel will carry through into 2016. Mark Homer will share the trends he and the GNGF team have seen this year, with a focus on digital.

Sep 15, 2015

Laurence Colletti talks with Tom Bolt, Robert Hirshon, Chris Zampogna, and Fred Headon about their contributions and ideas for the ABA Presidential Commission on the Future of Legal Services Hearing. Together they discuss possible updates to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, non-tech innovations to help the practice of law, how small firms and paralegals are helping with access to justice, and suggestions from the Canadian Bar Association for maintaining a vibrant and relevant legal profession.

Sep 14, 2015

In the 2015 Summer of Lunch series finale from Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, Jared Correia interviews Kevin O’Keefe, CEO of Lexblog, about how would-be legal bloggers should get started, the necessary level of professionalism, using blogs to network and build relationships, and setting beneficial goals.

Aug 17, 2015

What really is the purpose of an online social presence for a law practice? Can lawyers really attract clients through social media? In this episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, Jared Correia interviews Leigh McMillan, vice president of marketing at Avvo, during Mass LOMAP’s 5th Annual Marketing Conference in Boston. Leigh explains the importance of participating in social media, how a lawyer’s presence can affect search results, and how to choose the right channel to increase your law firm’s visibility online.

Jul 30, 2015

On the second featured Summer of Lunch, Jared Correia interviews Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase, about the ways lawyers can improve their online marketing by understanding what their clients want to see. Topics include: Marketing that focuses on empathy, Branding a niche practice versus specializing in everything, Direct and honest firm promotion, Highlighting benefits clients actually care about: parking, personality, experience, Interesting and informative bios, Adjusting approaches learned in law school, No more cliches!

Jul 2, 2015

On this episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, Jared Correia and Larry Port discuss the outdated landscape of legal marketing, how lawyers can effectively market their practice online, and the importance of measuring data and analyzing the right metrics. This fun interview will make you laugh, and you might learn something too.

Mar 31, 2015

This episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing offers an overview of the new skills and competencies that lawyers should have today that they did not need only 20 or 25 years ago, especially with regard to the use of technology. The panelists cover a number of issues, including cybersecurity, internet marketing and investigation, and e-discovery, but will focus most heavily on the Suffolk/Flaherty Legal Technology Audit, which was created to assess lawyers’ ability to use basic law practice technology, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, and how that demonstration of technological competence can be used as a marketing tool.

Feb 26, 2015

In this episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, Ernie Svenson hosted a webinar based on his proven method for shifting to a paperless law practice. It’s the system he used to shift from high-overhead, document-intensive big firm practice into a Ninja-efficient, low-overhead solo practice where he continued to work on complex commercial litigation matters. Ernie’s system is one that any lawyer can implement, even those whose computer skills are limited to reading and replying to emails.

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