6 Pro Tips for Your Online Bio Photo

  The start of a new year is a good time to update the bio photo on your website and online platforms. An outdated or unflattering picture – think criminal mugshot – will turn off potential clients. And because every picture tells a story, consider using more than one shot to tell the stor… Read More

6 Tech Tools for Criminal Law Practices in the COVID Era

LM Blogpost 2 December 2020 – Reeves – Criminal Defense and COVID Lawyers in criminal defense practices have had to embrace remote technology and virtual processes like never before because of COVID. It hasn’t always been an easy or seamless transition. Like other lawyers in “people … Read More

5 Good Ways to Get Noticed in 2021

It doesn’t matter what a great lawyer you are if nobody notices you. That’s why your 2021 To-Do List should include a commitment to explore new, creative ways to get your name out there. Some suggestions: grow your social media presence, join a civic group, and boost the SEO for your website. &… Read More

NCBA President’s Words Are Fitting Coda for 2020

  Service to others is the highest calling of every lawyer, says the president of the NC Bar Association. And after the challenges, turmoil and heartbreak we’ve all experienced in 2020, that service will be needed more than ever in 2021. Mark Holt of Raleigh was installed last summer as the 126th … Read More

Pro Bono Options Abound in 2021

Here’s a New Year’s Resolution that’s sure to bring good tidings to you, your law firm and your community: commit to volunteering more time for pro bono work in 2021. Lawyers in North Carolina are urged to do at least 50 hours of pro bono service annually, pursuant to NC Rule of Professiona… Read More

And the Word of the Year Is …

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that lockdown has been named 2020 Word of the Year  Nor are you likely to be shocked to discover that related terms like pandemic, coronavirus and social-distancing also made the list, which was compiled by the Collins English Dictionary. But you might not … Read More

PI Lawyer Charged with Staging Auto Accidents

Here’s a cautionary tale for PI lawyers: it’s a terrible idea – not to mention a crime – to stage motor vehicle accidents in order to file phony insurance claims. Just ask the New Orleans attorney who has been indicted on federal charges of Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud. He… Read More

Sixty Percent of Law Firms Do Their Own Marketing

  If the lawyers in your firm also comprise the marketing department, you’re not alone. In six out of 10 law firms, the attorneys themselves handle all the marketing. Only one-third have a paid marketing person – either in-house or an outside consultant. When it comes to solo practitioners, … Read More

The Education of the NC State Bar Executive Director

  In the avalanche of words written about the impact of COVID on our profession, one account – penned by the head of the North Carolina State Bar – stands out as particularly interesting and insightful. It also puts a distinctly human face on the daunting task of crisis management.  Ali… Read More

Follow These Guidelines for Your Holiday Travel

It’s a safe bet your holiday travel plans will be different this year than in years past.  You might be downsizing your family get-together or planning to hold it outside. Maybe you’re driving instead of flying. Or you might be planning to simply stay home and carve your turkey via Zoom. Th… Read More

Here’s One Quality You Need More Than Ever

As the legal landscape continues to shift, the word “resilience” should be top of mind in your practice. In fact, it might be a good idea to discuss the word at your next staff meeting, write it in large letters on the whiteboard in your breakroom, and consider it for your Twitter handle. The di… Read More

Good News: Law Jobs on the Rise

Here’s a glimmer of bright news in an otherwise cloudy time: employment in the legal sector is slowly but steadily rising after bottoming out in April. The law industry picked up 4,800 jobs nationwide in October, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, representing the sixth straight mon… Read More