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.*
From modest beginnings as part of Minnesota Law & Politics magazine in 1991, to being acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010, the Super Lawyers brand has established itself as the leading lawyer rating service in the country. At its core Super Lawyers Magazine provides visibility to attorneys who exhibit excellence in the practice of law, covering what makes them successful both personally and professionally. With an unparalleled readership of 1.2 million attorneys, we connect legal professionals with each other and those who need them.
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?
Recognitions and honors are what the marketing world calls third-party validations, and they can be extremely valuable marketing tools for attorneys. They make you stand out in an increasingly competitive legal market. However, these benefits mean more when you promote them.
Our Super Lawyers staff would like to wish you all a happy holiday with your family and friends. As a memento of our appreciation over the past year we invite you to view the video below.
Last month we talked about the second step of the patented Super Lawyers selection process, independent research. Today we are back to culminate this blog series by examining the final phase of the process.
As November comes to close, we wanted to highlight the three magazines released: 2015 Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine and 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine.