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Rainmaking — Making friends, influencing people (access required)

splashing raindrops

Marketing is all about people: it is all about engaging other peo­ple in you as a person and as a lawyer. Many lawyers are intimi­dated by the idea of marketing, but they must overcome that fear because marketing is essential ...

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Phony check scam bites law firm, bank (access required)

Johnson was suspected of trying to cash a bad check

A bank and a Lexington law firm shared a $269,800 loss in a settle­ment last month after the firm fell victim to a phony business client. One of the lawyers taken by the scam­mers said there were none of the ...

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How to become a valuable resource for journalists (access required)

Reporter notebook pen hand - FEA

Given the number of attorneys in the United States (some 1.2 mil­lion practicing ones), it seems unlikely that the majority of these lawyers can become trusted re­sources for journalists. Before such a union can materialize, however, there are rules that ...

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Loose talk (access required)

Loose Talk judge conversation - FEA 2

No matter how insightful your views, that judge you just met at a cocktail party really does not want to hear your observations about the big case you’ve been reading about. Your unsolicited wisdom could compel the judge to explain ...

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Practical, effective social media for lawyers: Virtual reality edition (access required)

Virtual reality FEA

There are a number of social me­dia platforms lawyers can use to leverage relationships and, most importantly, build friendships, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Snapchat. Let’s take a look at virtual reality. Facebook has announced that it is shipping the ...

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