Marketing a litigation practice presents unique challenges and opportunities. Unlike other legal services, litigation can often seem like a distress purchase to potential clients, who hope they’ll never need such services. This perception is compounded by the fact that litigation is frequently a one-time need—clients facing a lawsuit or legal issue may require immediate help but might not need such services again.

Creating an effective content strategy can be challenging, especially for small or mid-sized law firms with limited resources. However, leveraging evergreen content can provide an effective way to enhance your firm’s online presence and engage with your audience consistently. Here’s a guide on how you can develop an evergreen content strategy that continues to drive value over time.

For many lawyers, the thought of business development brings to mind images of daunting tasks outside their comfort zone. Yet, embedding growth strategies into your everyday activities can be surprisingly manageable and highly effective. Here are ideas on how to take a more effective approach to business development that feels natural, not forced, in your daily life.

Social media is an essential tool for law firms looking to grow their presence and attract new clients. For small law firms or solo practitioners with tight budgets, the challenge is to use social media smartly without overspending or overextending yourself. Here are practical tips for making the most of social media in a cost-effective way:

Law firms are continually looking for innovative ways to grow their business, attract talent and enhance their brand. One underutilized strategy is the development of a robust alumni relations program. Such a program not only keeps former employees connected to the firm but also leverages these relationships for mutual benefit. Implementing or strengthening your firm’s alumni relations program can seem daunting, but by following a structured approach, it can become an invaluable asset. Here’s how:

Regardless of the size of your law firm, maintaining connections with former employees is crucial and establishing an alumni relations program is an effective strategy to achieve this. Despite the potential benefits, many firms overlook the importance of such programs or have yet to see significant returns on their investment. From my experience managing alumni relations programs at some of the top law firms in the United States, I’ve learned a lot about the advantages of an alumni relations program and how to set up a successful alumni program.

Building and maintaining strong client relationships is tantamount for law firms of any size. Secondments and reverse secondments have emerged as innovative strategies for achieving this goal, offering benefits for both law firms and their clients. These arrangements involve temporarily transferring employees between organizations, fostering a deeper understanding and collaboration. Secondments can be a valuable client development and client retention tool for law firms – when done right. Learn more about how to leverage secondments and reverse secondments and how to create a successful secondment program at your law firm.

The legal industry is inundated with opportunities for lawyers and law firms to enhance their visibility and prestige. One such opportunity is the inclusion in directories like Super Lawyers, which offers paid profiles and bios. While some believe that paying for these enhanced listings is essential for credibility and client attraction, this blog post explores why that may not necessarily be the case.

Law firm professionals often grapple with decisions around leveraging industry accolades. A prime example is whether a law firm should purchase the badge associated with rankings from entities like Chambers, Super Lawyers or Best Law Firms.

These badges can be used as a marketing tool, a recruiting tool, a stamp of approval and a potential client magnet. But is it worth the investment? Let’s delve into the pros and cons and explore how law firms can maximize the value of these accolades.