With the economy on wobbly legs, many lawyers are looking to refresh their business development efforts on a shoestring budget. If you’re embarking on a DIY legal marketing program, the tools listed here can help.
From legal news to content marketing and everything in between, here’s what caught our attention.
Wow! Lawyers really love rules! Or, more specifically, ad rules. Half of our most popular blog posts this year were about the rules and regulations of Texas lawyer advertising: from compliance to changes, it’s good to know that the lawyers in our community (or, at least the ones who read our blog) are making sure they don’t step out of line.
Muse’s own Amy Boardman Hunt and Gene Major, the State Bar of Texas Director of Advertising Review, were guests on the State Bar of Texas Podcast discussing with host Rocky Dhir how lawyers can market themselves in ways that comply with the State Bar of Texas’ Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, which govern lawyer advertising in Texas.
Three years ago this week, I started Muse Communications. Although it was prompted more by personal considerations than professional (I needed more flexibility to juggle issues related to aging parents), it has turned out to be a professional revelation, helping me find my voice and discover new skills I didn’t know I had.
Opening a new law firm is, admittedly, overwhelming. You have to find office space, establish a secure computer network, hire the right employees, buy office equipment, and accomplish a million other tasks.
If you want to make sure your new firm has plenty of business, we’d like to add one more bucket of tasks: how you will market your new firm. In this post, I look at several areas that every new firm should consider prior to launch.