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From Law School to Celebrity: 8 Entertainers With Law Degrees

Submitted by mts on Thu, 08/29/2019 - 15:03

With Labor Day around the corner, law school students around the country are rushing back to class. Throughout the years, all of the people on this list have been one of those students. Not all of them would go on to use their law degrees, but they spent many late nights in the library to earn them. Here are 8 celebrities with law degrees:

Happy Frankenstein Day!

Submitted by Nadya on Thu, 08/29/2019 - 12:53

August 30 is National Frankenstein Day and it celebrates Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein on Shelley’s birthday. As you get ready for your Labor Day weekend plans, take a moment to remember the book from your high school or college days. It was published in 1818 when Shelley was just 20 years old! She and her friends were having a friendly competition to write the best ghost story, and she won. This is a classic, and if you’re hitting the beach this weekend, consider throwing a copy in your beach bag.

You Regret What You Said. Now What?

Submitted by Nadya on Fri, 08/23/2019 - 11:23

Many of us have been there. We’re all human, right? You’re talking to a client on the phone, and he/she is being rude and not listening to you. You try to be patient and you do your best to stay calm. You explain any misunderstandings and try to reassure the client. However, the client isn’t listening and continues to yell at you. Your limit has been hit and you snap at the client. Alternatively, maybe you’re on the phone with a company that you work with.

Optimizing Your Firm For Local Search In Multiple Areas

Submitted by rsg on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:22

Whether your firm takes cases nationwide or just in one city, optimizing your firm’s site for local search is vital for obtaining new cases. But this can be a challenge for those taking cases in multiple areas. If you’re looking to optimize for local search in multiple locations, check out these tips:

Location-Specific Landing Pages

Make a landing page for each area that your firm takes cases in. This doesn’t mean make a landing page for each and every town or city, but rather the major cities or areas.

Making The Most Out Of NOSSCR

Submitted by mtr on Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:53

No matter what business you’re in, conferences are a reality of the professional world. They are a great way to learn new skills, gain industry knowledge, and network amongst your colleagues. However, with all of the different speakers, events, and conversations going on, it can be extremely easy to get overwhelmed. If you’re attending the NOSSCR conference this fall in New Orleans, here are some tips on how you can make the most out of your experience.

What Benefits Should Your Small Firm Offer?

Submitted by Nadya on Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:16

Offering good benefits is extremely important for your law firm. It can easily help you increase your employee retention, especially for very good workers. Additionally, if your employees are happy with their work environment, it’ll help improve their morale. By spending some thought and money choosing the benefits you want your firm to offer, you’re sure to come out with a win. You’ll be able to retain stronger candidates for longer, meaning that you won’t have to train someone new as frequently.

Should You Work for a Large Law Firm or Private Practice?

Submitted by Nadya on Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:49

Perhaps you’ve started thinking about what would make you truly happy. Maybe you recently graduated law school and are trying to figure out the next steps. Or, you have a successful solo practice and are being approached by larger law firms. Alternatively, you’ve been working in corporate law for a while and are wondering if it’s time for a change. As you assess your current career, we’re here to help you figure out if bigger is better.

What is Google’s “E-A-T”?

Submitted by rsg on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 13:29

Through research on Google’s ranking factors and update recoveries, you may have come across mentions of Google’s “E-A-T”. E-A-T stands for expertise, authority and trustworthiness. These are the guidelines Google uses to assess the quality of an article or content. Announced in 2018, Google now uses E-A-T to ensure that sites that seem to have better quality content rank higher on search engines. So, how do your make sure your firm’s site follows E-A-T?

Tips for a Successful Client Meeting

Submitted by kdm on Fri, 08/09/2019 - 13:51

Meeting clients in person is a great way to connect and better understand their needs, which will help you to provide the best representation possible. While exchanging phone calls and emails is efficient, actually getting to know someone face to face can help deepen your professional relationship. It will also help your client feel more comfortable and confident in your representation. Therefore, if your client ever needs an attorney again in the future, or has a friend or family member looking for help, you will likely be the first choice.