For Liane Fisher, senior partner at Fisher Taubenfeld LLP in New York City, the demands of running a business and a law practice at the same time was a juggling match to say the least. Whether it was human resources, budgeting, marketing or even networking, Liane wanted to dedicate more time to the practice of employment law.
You used to build trust with potential clients the old fashioned way-you looked them in the eye, shook their hand and reassured them that you were the lawyer they could rely on. But trust doesn't start in your office anymore. Today consumers are researching attorneys online so your first point of contact is digital where it is much harder to assure them of your credibility.
With the end of 2016 in sight you might be mulling over where to allocate remaining marketing dollars. Maybe your thoughts have turned to improving your reputation in the community. Or perhaps you're busy pondering ways to provide better client service in 2017.
Being named to a Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list is no small feat. Those selected need to take every opportunity to maximize the attention that comes with this honor. Awards and recognitions are what the marketing world calls third-party validations, and they can be extremely valuable marketing tools for attorneys. Third-party validations help you stand out in an increasingly competitive legal market.
Super Lawyers recently had the pleasure of sitting down with family law attorney and five-time selectee Jennifer Shaw from The Shaw Law Group. After spending four years working at Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, she entered private practice. In 2003, she opened her own firm in Edwardsville, Illinois. Jennifer is focused on all areas of domestic relations litigation with special emphasis on unmarried couples, particularly members of the LGBT community.
Last week, Super Lawyers brought you the webcast 6 Ways to Put Your Legal Accolades to Work. This session addressed how you can use legal accolades to support your broader marketing strategy. We received a ton of great questions but couldn't get to them all and wanted to highlight a few below.
You see that plaque above your desk? Although valuable for clients that make it through the door, no one outside your office can see it. Learn more about why an integrated approach to promoting your legal accolades, focused on achieving maximum visibility, can change that during our upcoming webcast.
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.
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.
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.