Perhaps you've heard the phrase content marketing tossed around a time or two at your firm. The idea may have even sparked apprehension. Thoughts of creating an editorial calendar or convincing colleagues to create content immediately entered your head.
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.
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.
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.*
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.*
At the end of the day, legal achievements offer you and your firm an excellent way to stand out in a crowd from others. 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. Nowhere is this concept more present than at Stange Law Firm in St. Louis, Missouri.
The study and practice of law has connected you to a vast network of professionals. That network can include former law school classmates, attorneys in different practice areas or members of a professional network in which you belong. All of these individuals can serve as strong referral sources. Your professional colleagues understand the value of expertise and case management, and the importance of setting expectations with the client. In fact, 79 percent of attorneys see their referral sources positively in terms of referring clients back.*
Power is defined by Merriam-Webster as "the ability to act or produce an effect; control, authority and influence". In contemplating what this applies to, print advertising most likely doesn't bubble to top of mind. But when it comes to your legal practice we think it should - and the research agrees.
As mentioned in a recent Super Lawyers survey, expertise and reputation is the number one factor when a referring attorney sends a case.* Building a name for yourself in the community or doing self promotion relevant to your practice can lead to an increase in visibility. Use these four strategies to help promote your expertise:
In July 2015, we sent out a attorney referral survey to all recently selected Super Lawyers attorneys. The survey included 18 questions that focused on the importance of referrals when practicing law. Did you know 85% of attorneys selected to a Super Lawyers or Rising stars list referred a client to a fellow selected attorney in the past year?