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The Weekly Sociable Lawyer Round Up

The Sociable Lawyer Round Up features some of the best blog entries on e-lawyering from the past week. We’re always looking for new posts, so if you know any great lawyer blogs, feel free to let us know! Enjoy!

My Law License
Do You Want More Clients, Or More Referrals?
December 9 by Brian Tannebaum
“Marketers will tell you that “just doing a good job” is not enough.” I agree. Others need to know you did a good job. In order to get more clients and referrals, you need to make yourself known…”

Legal Skills Prof Blog
Top 10 predicted changes to law practice for 2011
December 15 by James B. Levy
“A Fundamentally Changing Legal Profession. Enterprise Approach. Onshore Expansion. Expanding Client Geographic/Jurisdictional Reach. Progressive Value Proposition. Increasing Technology Applications. Dynamic Vendor Landscape. Public Acknowledgement. Divergent Vendor Approach. Ethical Guidance.”

3 Geeks and a Law Blog
How Is Social Media Changing Your Profession… Or, How Should It Be Changing Your Profession?
December 16 by 3 Geeks
“We’re big fans of social media here at 3 Geeks… blogging, twittering, LinkedIn’ing… all of that. Whether it is making connections, finding information on obscure topics, or keeping up with the latest rumors, social media is one of the best communications tools available today. Here are some perspectives from law librarians, marketing analysts, knowledge management, marketing, coaching, and information technology…”

Customer Think
Top 20 Most Useful Twitter Blog Posts of 2010
December 16 by Neal Schaffer
“It’s that time of year where I look back at all of the changes that happened in social media and choose those best blog posts that you want to make sure you read.  I’m going to start with Twitter for my 2010 best of lists, and I think you’ll be happy with the mix of resourceful blog posts that were published that cover both tips for beginners as well as business-related and insightful analytical posts for intermediate and/or experts…”

LinkedIn Blog
Naughty or Nice? The New LinkedIn Polls Will Tell You.
December 16 by Jimmy Chen
“Since LinkedIn Polls launched two years ago, over one million professionals have used it to survey professional audiences and analyze the results.  With the new enhancements announced today, if you have an audience anywhere on the web, we think this will become your best tool to quickly and easily reach that audience and analyze the results…”

43 New Link Building Resources
December 16 by Garrett French
“Link builders, we are STACKED this week with link building resources. I can’t believe the quality of content I’ve seen in the past couple weeks… I think folks are finally publishing their Semmy-bait…”

Attorney Sync
Google Places For Law Firms: The Business Title Field
December 17 by Gyi Tsakalakis
“Listing your law firm on Google Places is one of the most important steps you can take to increase your law firm’s local search engine visibility. While setting up your law firm’s Google Places listing is fairly simple, there are some important guidelines that you should follow in order to maximize your listing’s effectiveness. Here are some guidelines for setting up your firm’s business title field…”

The Great Jakes Blog
2011: The year that content marketing becomes king
December 17 by Robert Algeri
“I’ve concluded that 2011 will likely go down in legal marketing history as the year that content marketing became king. Why content? Why now? Several trends in the legal marketplace – and society as a whole – are converging to make content marketing (i.e., “thought leadership” articles, newsletter, blog posts, etc.) more valuable than ever…”

The Nutmeg Lawyer
Is Your Website Going to Get You Disbarred?
December 17 by Lee Rosen
“The other day I stumbled across a word on a website that could get a lawyer disciplined by our state bar. One word. You see, I spend way too much time browsing the web. It’s an addiction. But it’s worse than that. I don’t just look at the pages on the web—I look at the page source data. I spend time digging into the code that creates the page, you see. I look at the HTML and the metadata hidden in the pages. Your browser is fully capable of showing you what I’m seeing. A few keystrokes will take you to the jumble of letters, numbers, and programming language that make a page look like a page…”

Social Media Examiner
11 Ways to Improve Your Blog Posts With Interviews
December 17 by Ryan Malone
“The most powerful content tool is also the oldest. It’s the tool that brought us some of the most compelling moments in history—from fallen leaders to pop-culture confessions. It’s the tool that made Oprah arguably one of the most powerful brands on the planet. And the same one that Barbara Walters used to reach the most influential people of our time…”

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