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4 Compelling Reasons Why Lawyers Should Consider Starting a Podcast

4 Compelling Reasons Why Lawyers Should Consider Starting a Podcast

Lawyers are building new and innovative thought leadership platforms using video and audio. Cultivating a reputation as a thought leader is the best form of legal marketing because it allows a lawyer to create a credible, authentic relationship with prospects and meet them where they are, which is online, in control, and searching for solutions to […]

Consider this Version of the Reptile: It’s Not Fear, It’s Anger

Consider this Version of the Reptile: It’s Not Fear, It’s Anger

Defendants in many areas of litigation are likely familiar at this point with the Reptile approach to trying plaintiffs’ cases. A central pillar of the strategy, and its namesake, is the idea that personally relevant fear appeals can be wielded in order to awaken the primitive, or ‘reptile,’ regions of the brain, and that cognitive […]

Lawyers, this Approach Can Backfire on You

Lawyers, this Approach Can Backfire on You

Be very careful. If this is not your style, then suddenly adapting it because you think everyone else is doing it is going to backfire on you. Lately, I have seen some people produce content that has them jumping at the camera and using bigger sounds and more drama in their audio. I am all […]

Cole Casey, The Law Offices of G. Cole Casey. Nothing to Prove

Cole Casey, The Law Offices of G. Cole Casey. Nothing to Prove

Top San Diego DUI Defense Attorney Cole Casey Works Less, Earns More, and Doesn’t Really Care What You Think The cliché that there is “no substitute for experience” certainly applies to the practice of law. If true, it follows that it would behoove attorneys to take as many cases as possible. After all, with each […]

The Principles of Good Cyber Risk Management

The Principles of Good Cyber Risk Management

In the world of cyber risk, we are dealing with unprecedented events. Apart from headline-grabbing attacks such as the global malware incident that impacted Mondelēz’s business and the Russian military-run global cyber-attack, NotPetya, we are now seeing an epidemic of cyber-attacks. Concern has shifted from dealing with data being stolen and sold on the dark […]

Can Your Marketing Pitch Pass This Challenge?

Can Your Marketing Pitch Pass This Challenge?

Are you up for a challenge? I promise you it’s nothing too difficult. Take a piece of paper and write down 5 reasons for contacting your prospects and current clients … but your purpose can’t involve pitching your services. Ready … go! Did you hear that little voice inside your head? I bet it questioned […]

Alignment, the Key to Higher Productivity

Alignment, the Key to Higher Productivity

For every firm wrestling with direction, under performance, growth, market position, diversity and inclusion, compensation systems, how to address succession planning … and the list goes on … there is good news. The shortest distance between today’s challenges and meaningful progress could be as close as organizational alignment. The downside is that institutional alignment is […]

LAW FIRMS CAN DO BETTER WITH MENTORING PROGRAMS

LAW FIRMS CAN DO BETTER WITH MENTORING PROGRAMS

When you’re a brand-new lawyer, it can feel like a display of vulnerability to ask for a mentor. Many firms place their associates into official mentoring programs, but the results are mixed. These mentoring programs are sometimes fruitful and helpful, and other times barely play a role in a young lawyer’s path. I was a […]

Going In-House: What Law Firm Partners Need to Understand

Going In-House: What Law Firm Partners Need to Understand

General counsel roles are often looked at as the “holy grail” in a lawyer’s career. These roles are finite—and tend to be highly desirable and extremely competitive. Organizations in need of a GC can often be picky, looking not only for previous in-house, industry and management experience but also the right cultural fit. When a […]

What Does It Mean to Develop Your Personal Brand?

What Does It Mean to Develop Your Personal Brand?

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in the inaugural New York City event for She Breaks the Law, a network of women leaders founded by Priya Lele, Christie Guimond and Nicky Leijtens. The group brings together women in the legal industry who are “breaking the mould and challenging the norm in the world of […]

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