Archives for September 2008

Stem Client Roundup for September

Posted by Steve Matthews on

September has flown by, and Stem clients are once again in high gear. Here’s a look at what they’ve been up to over the last month: Our newest client,  Themis Solutions, Inc.  is preparing to officially launch its flagship product, a web-based practice management tool Clio.  Delegates at the ABA Solo and Small Firm Convention in Santa Fe,… more »

Twitter Recap: Legal SEO Webinar

Posted by Steve Matthews on

I was very fortunate to be involved in a webex session this morning with the crew over at Lexblog. The topic was predictably … legal seo. Lexblog, as most readers will know, are one of the biggest builders of law blogs within our industry.  And the purpose of the session was simply to convey the basics, and to provide… more »

The Rise of Lawyer Brands

Posted by Steve Matthews on

Every lawyer and legal marketer alike should read this post by Jordan Furlong, titled We Are All Solos. Some of the key points include: Personal lawyer brands are having a dramatic impact on our industry; Law Firm loyalty isn’t what it used to be, we’re fast becoming a free agent nation; Lateral hires are driving an already transient… more »

145 Lawyers and Legal Pros on Twitter

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Yesterday morning, Adrian Lurssen (aka @jdtwitt), Communications Director at legal document sharing website JD Supra, blogged a list of 145 lawyers and legal professionals he’s following on Twitter, with the goal of encouraging a some legal community matchmaking. Thanks to a short description he provides for almost every person on the list, I’m willing to bet the… more »

Stem Client Roundup for August

Posted by Steve Matthews on

Summer is usually a slow(er) time for the legal industry. But Stem’s clients continue to be busy with all sorts of great endeavours. Here’s our monthly peek into some of our Stem clients news: Adrian Lurrsen (if you’re on Twitter, he’s a gem to watch @JDTwitt ) has been blogging up a storm over at JD Scoop – the companion… more »

Quoted on CNN Money, Dow Jones

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I’m making a note here for personal history, and because I’m not sure the next time I’ll get quoted on CNN Money & Dow Jones. The story relates to my recent post on the controversial Findlaw link sales program. I would also add, this was probably one of the best experiences I’ve had with a Journalist. The writer, Nat… more »

New Slaw Article on Legal SEO

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I have a new article on Slaw this morning for my Web Law Connected column. It’s titled SEO for Law Firms: Why Adwords is Not the Solution. The article reflects some of my core critiques of Pay Per Click (PPC) marketing, and why I believe firms should question the value returned on this type of marketing investment. Please drop… more »

Google to Launch New Browser Tomorrow

Posted by Steve Matthews on

Just confirmed by Google’s Matt Cutts, you should be able to download the brand new Google browser Chrome as of tomorrow morning. (link will go live when Google launches the site) Given that Stem is almost entirely run on web applications like Google Apps and Freshbooks, I probably owe it to myself to take this one for a… more »

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