Whether you have been selected to a Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list, or have peers or attorneys at your firm who have been, it's a distinct honor to recognize. Being selected is no small feat with only five percent of attorneys selected to the Super Lawyers list and two and a half percent selected to the Rising Stars list in each state.
At Super Lawyers we've been busy looking for ways to maintain our competitive advantage and provide a better user experience for our visitors. Roughly a year ago we made enhancements to the SuperLawyers.com attorney directory result pages to provide a more relevant search for consumers and referring attorneys using our online directory.
Super Lawyers is proud to introduce the brand-new SuperLawyers.com, redesigned to offer visitors a richer digital experience that is optimized for any device. The fully-revamped website, a key development in the continued digital evolution of the Super Lawyers brand, features a more engaging, user-friendly and responsive experience.
Maintaining a good reputation is an important part of any attorney's ongoing activities. A positive reputation is often what causes a potential client to seek the services of a specific law firm or attorney. In fact, 88% of consumers stated that a lawyer's "reputation" was one of the top two most important pieces of information they rely when choosing an attorney.*
In our latest editorial recap we want to draw your attention to two issues of our fully redesigned Super Lawyers Magazine. We've kept the things you love-such as compelling attorney profiles-and, with input from our readers, have expanded our editorial lineup to include a menu of great new items.
For some lawyers, the industry is more exciting and dynamic than ever, with technology bringing about rapid change and new opportunities in the practice of law. Whether its billing software like Time59, or research tools like Fastcase, there are plenty of handy technologies right at your fingertips. In addition to technology, law firms are embracing social media like never before. In fact, 41% of firms now have social media sites with another one-third of small firms researching legal products and solutions on social media before purchasing.*
Leveraging past success for future growth Debra Schoenberg, founder of Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., located in San Francisco, California was in search of unique ways to attract an affluent client base. As a six-time Super Lawyers selectee, Debra has valued leveraging the Super Lawyers distinction that only five percent of attorneys in Northern California receive, using it as a catalyst for the firm's development.
For quite some time we've been intrigued to learn the ways our Super Lawyers and Rising Stars selectees promote and celebrate their accomplishments. Last month, we asked our Facebook community to let us know how they go about sharing the good news (and offered 4 Super Lawyers Pub Glasses as giveaway prize). Lawyers from all over the country sent various answers, each sharing their experiences (some more light-hearted than others). Let's look at what some of the Super Lawyers Facebook community members had to say.
It's been a busy month for us here at Super Lawyers and we wanted to recap the editorial subjects for the three magazines released: 2016 New York Metro - Top Women special section in The New York Times Newspaper, 2016 Colorado Super Lawyers Magazine and the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers Magazine - Rising Stars.
Did you know that 87 percent of legal consumers who choose to contact an attorney end up hiring one? In fact, 72 percent of those consumers considered or contacted only one attorney before making a hiring decision.*