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Press Releases Can Plant the Seeds of Promotion

When a lawyer first approaches me about using public relations to promote a legal practice, quite often the name of a competitor who is often quoted in the media comes up. Inevitably I’m asked, “Why is he always the expert? And how can I get that role … by tomorrow?” But the quest to become the go-to lawyer for reporters and journalists takes more than just one phone call or a single outreach effort by a legal PR professional.

Legal PR: New Hire Announcements

For most law firms, hiring a new attorney is a significant development. It is a sizable investment that sends a positive message about your firm’s growth and ability to serve your client base. If you are considering announcing a new hire, be sure your press release submission meets these four criteria.

Press Release Writing Tips Part II

A few weeks ago I highlighted some of the basic elements lawyers should include in a press release. One of the items not on the list but that I briefly mentioned was the recommendation to keep the release to about 400 words. A few of my readers e-mailed and asked why. In this blog entry, I’ll cover three reasons behind my 400-word suggestion.

Legal Press Release Writing Tips

Attorneys typically don’t imagine there will come a time when they must know how to write a press release for the media. Increasingly, though, lawyers are doing just that — yet few have access to the built-in public relations or legal marketing departments that are routine in most large law firms. In this blog entry I’ll discuss some of the basic elements of a press release that deserve particular attention during the drafting process.

Information for Lawyers, Ideas for Journalists: Week of June 4

Here’s our weekly roundup of PR client news, along with links to stories on a variety of topics, including writing for the Internet, social media tips, legal PR insights, practice management and new legal decisions and trends.

Information for Lawyers, Ideas for Journalists: Week of May 14

Our weekly roundup of interesting articles with links to stories on a variety of topics including writing for the Internet, social media tips, legal PR insights, practice management and new legal decisions or trends.

Recommended Reading: 10 Notable Links

I spend a lot of time – probably too much – online, reading the latest news articles, blog posts and magazine stories that touch on the law, writing, technology and business management. I often tweet links to my Twitter followers. I also e-mail helpful or interesting nuggets to clients and friends.I’ve decided to take that practice a step further and offer a link-roundup segment.

Legal Press Releases: 5 Ways in Which Your Law Firm Benefits

For many solo, small and midsized law firms, legal press releases are still an underused tool in legal PR efforts — but the Internet has turned this oft-overlooked legal marketing strategy into a powerful PR option. Circulating your news through a distribution service such as Business Wire or PR Newswire can transform your legal press release from a regular cup of coffee into a double espresso.

Contacts & Consideration: Six C’s of Legal Press Releases III

In the final installment of this three-part series on press releases as legal marketing, contacting the relevant reporter and the need to be considerate of a reporter working under a deadline are discussed.