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CanLII Connects Breaks New Ground

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I’m pleased to announce the launch of a great new project we’ve been working on here at Stem. It’s called CanLII Connects… and it opened to the public a few hours ago.
Simply put, CanLII Connects was developed to improve access to legal commentary on Canadian court decisions. Both as a jumping off point from decisions reported on CanLII.org, and

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Practice Group Publishing Strategies: A Book Excerpt

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You may have heard that Steve Matthews and I recently published our first book, Content Marketing and Publishing Strategies for Law Firms, with The Ark Group…. Our mission was to help law firms place a strategic framework around their content marketing efforts — to identify and implement the “Why” of publishing, rather than just the “How.”
Today, we’d

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Extend the Reach of Original Content: Adapt and Distribute

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In last week’s Friday’s Five at Attorney at Work, Joan Feldman highlights five great tips from the Third Annual Super Marketing Conference. I’m especially fond of this one:

“Recycle your writings.… Developing good, targeted content is hard work. So, to get the most leverage from all those hours you put into it, be smart and develop a content plan

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9 Steps to a Presentation That Won’t Leave Your Audience Hating You

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Lawyers love the written word. When you talk to a lawyer about “content marketing,” he or she automatically shifts into thinking about articles, newsletters, blog posts, and other written forms of communication. But there’s much more to content marketing than writing — “publishing” can and does involve any number of media that require the active personal and verbal participation of…

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Blogging for Lawyers: A Modest Proposal

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You might have heard about the newest marketing craze sweeping the legal profession. It’s called a “newsletter” — a funny word, certainly, crammed together from two words (“news” and “letter”) that we’re already familiar with. You might be wondering whether this new fad is the right marketing vehicle for your law practice, or you might have concerns about whether it’s…

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Ten Tips For Building a Law Firm Publishing Culture

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[cross-posted at Slaw.ca…]
If you’ve been paying any attention at all to the zeitgeist of legal web marketing the last couple years, you know that producing and publishing content is the best possible way to grow your online reputation. But “content, content, content” is so much easier said than done. Firms need specific strategies for building an internal

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Distributed Publishing Opportunity #4: Legal FAQ Sites

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This is the last in a series of posts on distributed publishing opportunities for lawyers and law firms. If you haven’t done so already, please do check out the intro post and previous entries on blogging, social media, and microsites. Now, to wrap up, let’s talk about…

Legal FAQs…

Frequently Asked Questions, or FAQs, have been around

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Distributed Publishing Opportunity #3: Microsites

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This is the latest in a series of posts on distributed publishing opportunities for lawyers and law firms. Check out the intro post and previous entries on blogging and social media, if you haven’t already! Now, on to our next topic…

Microsites…

Microsites are single-subject websites which can include a variety of content formats:

Isolating a service line;
Answers

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The 4 frequent flaws of law firm content

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Law firms create and circulate extraordinary amounts of content…, almost all of it written by lawyers about developments in the law. But the majority of that content is unlikely to produce much if any business benefit, because it’s fatally flawed by one or more of four elementary mistakes firms keep making. Here’s my assessment of the most common problems

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Law firm websites are the foundation

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Kevin O’Keefe had a provocative post yesterday that talked about the overemphasis some lawyers place on their firm websites…, in terms of their online business development programs. Here’s the money quote from Kevin:
“Law firms and their attorneys need to get over the fact that a website is not the only way to do marketing and business development on

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Linkable content: the backbone of social media marketing

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As you probably know, I’m a frequent user of Twitter, both at my own jordan@law21 account and as a contributor to the @CCCA_News stream for Stem client the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association…. In both capacities, but especially with the CCCA, I receive emails from law firms telling me about a new article they’ve published. Many of these articles would

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Social media for law firm leaders

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I recently had a conversation with Sean Larkan, my Australia-based colleague with Edge International, about what law firm leaders need to know about social media. That conversation led to a Q&A that Sean has now posted on his Legal Leaders Blog…. It’s a lengthy post, so here are some of the highlights; if these look interesting, I encourage

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Be remarkable: Online marketing for the smaller law firm

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Lawyers in small law firms sometimes like to poke fun at their large-firm competitors by calling them “dinosaurs.” While there’s some truth to the comparison, it’s also worth recalling that the dinosaurs had a pretty good 200-million-year run and would still be around but for that asteroid. Size might not be everything, but it’s still a lot, especially in a…

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Explaining content and why lawyers struggle with it

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In my previous post,… I explained how social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and blogs are simply vehicles for the distribution of content, and I showed how these vehicles can be an unusually good fit for lawyers. The problem with vehicles, of course, is that whether you’re driving a beat-up old Civic or a sleek new Lexus is less important

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Reluctant publishers: helping lawyers generate content

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There’s the principle, there’s the theory, and then there’s the reality.
The principle is that the only reliable way for a law firm to build a lasting positive presence on the web is through the steady and timely production of relevant content: no amount of SEO gamesmanship will outperform good content that builds links with other websites. The theory is…

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