Boston is becoming a more bike friendly city. Although traffic is always terrible and summer is hot, construction workers continue to add bike lanes to major roads. For those who love to cycle, this is great news! As I watch the cyclists rush by, I can’t help but notice that there are quite a few similarities between cyclists and lawyers. As a disclaimer, I’m not a cyclist myself, but here’s what my cycling friends have been telling me.
It’s going to be in the high 90s this weekend in Boston, so I’ll be going to the beach. I’m sure it’s even hotter in your areas and you’ll probably be hitting the beach as well. After all, that’s one of the most beloved summer activities! When I sit on my blanket and dig my toes into the hot sand, I love watching the waves splash before my eyes. Meanwhile, their crashing sounds follow me around for the rest of the day.
You see “The Paper Chase” or “A Few Good Men”, and think, “That’s me… I could do that”. You attend undergrad and eventually confront the maze that is the LSAT. Many days and nights pass with frustrated attempts at logic games and analytical reasoning questions. You run out of time. You get faster. You run out of time again. It’s a test with complex material and it is designed for you to not finish. But then the day arrives, and five or six hours of testing passes by like a dream (perhaps more like a nightmare).
In June, Google announced a new “change” it is implementing on search results. This change, known as the Site Diversity Change, is meant to adjust how many webpages from the same domain appear on their SERPS (search engine results page). This should help smaller sites rank on the first page of SERPs that are frequently dominated by the same larger domains.
Congress enacted the FDCPA, or the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in 1978 as a way to regulate third party debt collection. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) are responsible for overseeing and enforcing the FDCPA. Each year, thousands of consumers file complaints alleging they’ve been the victim of unethical debt collection.
The lifestyle of an attorney can be extremely stressful. You are constantly juggling the courtroom, family, friends, and your own self-interests. With all the different tasks you have to accomplish on a daily basis, stress is inevitable. Stress causes concentration loss, irritability, and can harm your personal and professional relationships. While a little bit of stress can help you perform at your best, the key is to finding a healthy balance between your workload and your free time. Here are a few tips that can help you manage this relationship.
If you’re writing new content for your firm’s site each week, it’s easy to get into a rut. Content can then reflect this, and become less entertaining or factual over time. This can impact a potential claimant’s decision to work with your firm. If you’re boring your reader, then it’s likely they’ll seek the information and even legal help elsewhere. To avoid this, follow these tips to keep your content far from boring.
A blog can become one of the most profitable components of your digital marketing strategy. Not only is it an easy place to upload a myriad of content, but it’s a way to connect with potential claimants over an extended period of time through subscriptions. The only issue is you may not know how to tempt more claimants to click on that “subscribe” button. Here are some tips that may help you increase your number of blog subscribers and subsequently your number of cases signed from email marketing efforts.
Many people are aware of the various stereotypes that surround citizens of different countries. The Irish are red-haired heavy drinkers, the French are rude, the British are uptight, or the Italians only consume pasta and wine are just a few of the stereotypes that surround European groups. Travelers who actually visit these nations, however, will often find these stereotypes to be incorrect assessments of unique and fascinating cultures. It is thus essential to keep an open mind and avoid harmful preconceptions.