Friday, October 31, 2008

Eversheds foregoes partner profit draws to conserve cash - FP Legal Post

A strong business move, IMO. Pushing the news out publicly is also good branding.

Comments by Jim Middlemiss at the Financial Post are very good. See the titled link.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Study shows social networking at work is good

via Library Stuff, people on Slashdot are discussing this study by UK think tank Demos.

A couple interesting quotes from the study, Network Citizens: Power and Responsibility at Work:
  • "The blurring of boundaries between work and life has a good and a bad side. Making work a pleasurable environment is, on the one hand, important. Including trappings that dissolve the boundaries between work, life and play has its down side."
  • "Networks contribute to organisational resilience, a vital attribute in an economic downturn."
  • "[A] greater value ought to be placed on developing networks with people outside the firm. Too often, it is only senior staff who are encouraged to build relationships with people outside the organisation."
The 92-page report is available here.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Authors Guild v. Google Settlement Resources Page

"On October 28, 2008 the Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers and Google announced the landmark settlement of Authors Guild v. Google. On this page, we've gathered documents and links that will be of interest to authors and others regarding this settlement."

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Blog for Koplow & Patane

Lawrence Koplow has added a new blog to his firm's web presence, the Arizona Criminal Lawyer Blog. This new site offers coverage on a wider subject area, and follows up on the success of his blog on Arizona DUI.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Warren Buffett's (and Wayne Gretzky's) Advice Applies To Law Firm Marketing

Tom Kane affirms something we've been thinking about lately. Kane takes Warren Buffett's advice and cleverly extends it to legal marketing. A quick read, and definitely food for thought.

Via Real Lawyers Have Blogs.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Legal Search Marketing Adoption

New post up over at Stem Legal: Law Firm SEO Adoption on the Rise

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Libraries vs. IT Departments

Great to see this ongoing issue recognized and addressed in a rational way. The podcast that Connie mentions discusses academic libraries and IT departments in particular, but the themes really are universal.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

How Do Your Clients Find You - Or Do They? Susan Cartier Liebel on Age Demographics & Internet Use

Great post. More confirmation that older cohorts still use the internet to find legal services.

When Your Kid Won’t “Friend” You

Group started by Hope Greenberg, an attorney and mother of four on Long Island.

[via Library Stuff]

Friday, October 10, 2008

How to ask for professional association membership

Ulla de Stricker describes how to create a strong argument for employer-sponsored or subsidized professional memberships.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Forbes Magazine: C-level Execs Usage of the Web

Friday, October 03, 2008

JD Supra Roundup of Top Estate Planning Legal Documents

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Clio: Online Legal Practice Management Software

Stem's newest client Themis Solutions launched their flagship product today. Clio is an Online Legal Practice Management Software. Using the Software as a Service model (SaaS), you can read more about their features here.