Legal Industry Roundup: 12/30-1/3

SCI-blog-friday-roundup-imageABA Chooses Top Legal Blogs

For the seventh year running, the ABA Journal has published a list of 100 noteworthy law-related blogs. Selections were made by ABA editors and readers, and were broken out by categories such as: Criminal Justice, Torts, Litigation, IP, etc. There are a lot of lawyers producing good content online — and you can check out their work here.

Source: ABA Journal | And the Blawg 100 popular vote-getters are …

Legal Marketing Reminders For The New Year

Are you among the many lawyers whose list of New Year’s resolutions includes an entry like this? “Improve Marketing!”

If so, you might want to review five “take-away” ideas from last year’s “Annual Super Marketing Conference.” Among them: 1) Build your credibility through excellent content and thought leadership; 2) Re-use, recycle and repurpose your writing; and 3) Actively cultivate online reviews. Why not start 2014 by implementing a few new marketing initiatives right now?

Source: AttorneyAtWork | Rise To The Top…

Legal Clients Continue Balancing Needs For Top Talent & Service Value

During 2013 the legal services market continued to be driven by clients’ interests in receiving better value from the firms they hired. GCs are still demanding top talent — but they are demonstrating a willingness to seek that talent outside of the large “one-stop shop” law firms that traditionally provided a measure of “CYA” insurance. These, and related issues (such as staffing ratios, billing rates and alternative billing arrangements) are discussed in this Corporate Counsel blogpost by Morrison Cohen Chairman David A. Scherl.

Source: Corporate Counsel | Hiring a Law Firm: Does Size Really Matter? ´

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