Last month we shared with you the launch of our newly redesigned website. We've made significant improvements to our site for a more engaging, user-friendly and responsive experience.
Now we want to take it a step further and show you how easy it is to manage your Super Lawyers selection from our one-stop-shop titled Legal Hub. Here you'll be able to access everything from customer testimonials to information about our selection process to the latest posts from the Inside Super Lawyers blog.
The Legal Hub also serves as the home for all state-specific information. Looking to learn more about how to reach the consumer audience? Here you can view a distribution breakdown along with key dates for all our city and regional publications. You can also search for selected attorneys, browse Top Lists, view other publication information and read the latest digital magazine for each state.
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Maybe you're interested in looking for ways to promote your Super Lawyers or Rising Stars selection? We've got you covered there as well. In a world where consumers and referring attorneys have countless options to choose from, you need to make the strongest case for why you should be at the top of their list. Our playbook Leveraging Your Legal Accolades demonstrates how to spread the word about legal achievements to maximize your visibility.
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Lastly, when it comes to earning instant credibility with potential clients, adding the Super Lawyers badge to your website or email signature is tough to beat. Attorneys selected to a Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list from any year have the exclusive opportunity to display a personalized badge on any online property at no cost. There are also badges for special milestones, such as an anniversary with Super Lawyers, Top List designation or a Super Lawyers Magazine feature. Learn more about how to download your badge on the Legal Hub page.
So now that you've heard a bit about the Legal Hub we hope you'll make it the central location for all your Super Lawyers needs. And be sure to stop back frequently, as we'll be updating this page on a consistent basis with fresh content to help you learn more about Super Lawyers and promote your achievement.
It seems like everywhere you turn someone has an opinion on print advertising. Some say it's too expensive, outdated or difficult to track return on investment. But did you know that magazines rank number one out of 16 mediums for consumers having a positive and credible impression of advertising?* Learn more about the power of print during our upcoming webcast that breaks down why print is still a viable option that should not be overlooked.
The best way to market your law firm is to utilize as many channels as possible to reach every corner of your target demographic-including print. In fact, print magazine readership is more consistent across generations than other media.* Magazines influence and inspire their readers.
It's with this in mind that Super Lawyers is hosting a webcast, Law Firm Marketing: Don't Push Print Into The Margins on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Register now for this upcoming free webcast to learn how print has the power to influence potential clients to take action, demonstrate authority in your practice and help your firm stand out from the competition. You'll hear from Publisher Cindy Larson and 13-time Super Lawyers list selectee Steven Mindel (at right), Managing Partner of Feinberg Mindel Brandt & Klein, LLP.
Johnny Cargill, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Lanier Law Firm, put it perfectly. "There's something about being on the printed page that verifies you in a lot of ways in people's minds, with both your peers and those who are not even within the industry. It means something. We've actually received business from being included in Super Lawyers Magazine."
*The 2014 Magazine Factbook
With May ending we wanted to recap the two magazines released this month: 2016 Pennsylvania and Delaware Super Lawyers Magazine and 2016 Southwest Super Lawyers Magazine.
In this issue, you'll learn why colleagues say securities lawyer Marc J. Sonnenfeld has "unimpeachable credibility" and is "absolutely brilliant." Sonnenfeld is particularly proud of his role in helping establish the Commerce Case Management Program, also known as the Commerce Court, for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in 2000.
The idea was to create a separate division of court to exclusively handle complex commercial cases in Philadelphia (the venue for about 60 percent of all commercial litigation in the state) and assign judges who are familiar with the unique and nuanced intricacies of disputes between businesses and shareholders.
"Most judges get a case like this once during their entire career," says Sonnenfeld. "So why not make sure that the judges who hear these cases are judges who handle them all the time? We're 16 years in and it's been very popular for both the judges and the lawyers."
Former pitcher and Marine Norman Haase lets us in to his baseball-filled workspace. A few of the photos you'll find in his office include:
- Semper Fi bulldog bobblehead
- Animation cel from the 1946 cartoon
- Toxic waste sign that "can be activated with a hidden switch," Haase says, "which I use to try to alarm unsuspecting visitors."
- Magnetized baseball weight
- Life-size Wade Boggs cut-out
Go inside the office of Norman Haase and view photos.
In this magazine, you'll read about how Booker T. Evans speaks softly but powerfully for clients who might otherwise go unheard. Evans' bread and butter is his commercial litigation practice, where he routinely defends telemarketing enterprises in matters of Federal Trade Commission regulations. Then there's his white-collar defense practice. "You know, people who are accused of stealing with a pen or a computer, misleading people," he says. "Or someone will set up a business where they're working across major borders in a foreign country and not realizing that, in that culture, their position might be treated as a government official, and a simple business dinner may be seen as a bribe."
His high-profile political clients include then-state Sen. John Huppenthal, who was accused of tampering with an opponent's election materials. "What John did was," Evans says, "someone was placing signs around the community that were very negative and not true, and John had taken down some of the signs. So they had filed a criminal charge against him, but they charged him on the wrong statute. The court dismissed the case."
The Albuquerque-based civil rights and police civil liability defense attorney with Robles, Rael & Anaya shares her family's law enforcement history, what interests her about immigration law, and her favorite pickup line from Dumb & Dumber.
My colleagues would be surprised to know that ... I played college basketball at Eastern New Mexico University, [the Greyhounds]. I played center, or the five position.
When I was a newbie lawyer, I ... still am a newbie lawyer.
The lawyer I most admire is .... my boss, Luis Robles, the hardest-working and most deliberate person I know. He taught me everything I needed to know about being a lawyer.
A different practice area that intrigues me is ... immigration law-learning about different cultures and why people want to come to the United States.
The movie line I quote most often is ... "Are those your skis? Both of them?" from Dumb & Dumber.
We hope you enjoyed this sneak preview of our latest Super Lawyers Magazines. Be sure to visit SuperLawyers.com/Digital to see all of our digital editions.