April 20, 2012 § 7 Comments

  • Some helpful ideas to consider when designing or revamping your law firm web site.
  • Speaking of which, here’s a link to a web site that focuses on strategies for using the internet to promote your law firm and improve your practice.
  • Using LinkedIn to help market your law practice — seven tips.
  • Like or Unlike. Facebook will have a billion users by the summer. Robert Lane Greene expounds on how FB is changing us and how the internet operates. All I can tell you about this is that 99% of communications I receive on FB are game requests (I don’t play so I don’t respond) and 80% of posts are tiresome rants about President Obama.
  • I don’t get why Florida Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler has recused herself from the Zimmerman case involving the death of teenager Trayvon Martin. Of course, all I have to go on is news reports, which can be relied upon to omit important details, but I understand that she recused herself because Zimmerman contacted another member of her husband’s law firm to inquire about representation, and the member turned the case down. That does not sound like a basis for recusal to me, but maybe it was all about an appearance of impropriety in a nationally sensitive case. Until I see the court order, I’ll stay puzzled.
  • The ratio of lawyers to the general population in the US is now 1 to 257, according to this article in the ABA Journal online. The piece questions whether the legal profession is due for a shakeout.
  • Clichés in your legal draftsmanship should be as unwelcome as a skunk at a lawn party and as rare as hen’s teeth, but, unfortunately, they’re a dime a dozen. The cliché site can at least tell you what that hackneyed phrase really means, so maybe you can find a more original way to say it.
  • “We’re from the government and we’re here to help.” <Sigh> TSA extends its protective activities to a city bus stop.

    Potential terrorists awaiting strip search by TSA

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