Lawyer Rappers, Social Media Rainmaking, and Stem Cell Research

by Mike Mintz on August 16, 2011 · 2 comments

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The comedic event of this months docket is almost upon us as LawFAILS starts this Thursday. We kick off things with a special Martindale.com Connected Lawcast interview of Michael Naso who is gaining Internet notoriety as the lawyer who decided to make a rap commercial featuring himself to advertise his firm.

Check it out:

We get to the bottom of this awesomely bad lawyer video, and ask Michael, point blank: “WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!?”

It’s just a taste of things to come as we bring you LawFAILS!

Click here to start the hilarity.

 

The Social Media Rainmakers’ Secret (free copywriting eBook!)

What separates the lawyers who attract clients using social media from those who don’t is the simple art of copywriting.

Did you ever wonder why your law blog lacks a large and loyal following? If you do have a readership, does it sometimes feel stale?

In either case, there is a simple solution for gaining more readers while keeping the writing informative, authoritative, and exciting.

In this 31 page eBook, Martindale.com Connected Community Manager, Mike Mintz (that’s me!) provides his personal view on how lawyers can write great copy for social media.

Learn everything you need to know to turn online visitors into loyal clients.

Click here to download the free eBook Copywriting for Lawyers: How to Write for Social Media.

 

Webinar Best Practices for Lawyers

Budget challenges mean you can’t always run out to that huge legal conference that you had hoped to attend in Vegas. Don’t despair! You can still get new legal insights you were hoping to score in Sin City (and we know you were just going for the insights, right?), right at your desk via webinar, which stands for web seminar. Member Jill Souter asked the Legal Marketing group about webinars for lawyers. Specifically she wants to know what some of the best practices and experiences of other members have been.

Click here to see what has been said already and share your own experience.

 

What One Word Spells Success in the Rental Market Today?

Member Keith Mullen writes: “In the movie The Graduate (1967), Ben learns that one word (“plastics”) is the pathway for a successful career. Today, for distressed investments or for quality apartments (including apartments pointed to students as tenants), the pathway to higher rents, occupancy and value is this one word -Technology.” Keith says that having properties that make technology accessible and plentiful may be more important than featuring pools or flashy common areas. And here you thought real estate was all about location.

Click here to see what Keith says is important.

 

U.S. Crackdown on Moving Company Scams

State and federal authorities across the United States are investigating online scam artists who pose as licensed moving companies. The online scams allow the companies to provide customers with low, false estimates and then hold the customers’ belongings hostage after charging the customers well above the original estimates. As if moving weren’t stressful enough.

Click here to find out which states are instituting legislation to prevent you from becoming a victim.

 

Are web filters blocking educational access and intellectual freedoms?

Web filters in educational and professional settings are meant to keep out offensive material like pornography and violence, but can also affect access to legitimate sites that get misclassified. Now a movement is seeking to question the effectiveness of these filters in light of the costs.

Click here to see what is being done.

 

Should federal funds continue to be used for stem cell research?

Last week, a lawsuit, which threatened to end federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, was dismissed after an appeals court overturned a judge’s injunction against the research. The dismissal allows the federal government to continue supporting stem cell research. The lawsuit contended that research, which was supported by the National Institute of Health, violated a 1996 law prohibiting taxpayer financing for work that harms a human embryo. The trial judge initially stated that the lawsuit was likely to succeed, but the appeals court overturned the judge’s injunction against the research ruling that the case was likely to fail. How can lawyers continue to successfully fight similar lawsuits seeking to discontinue stem cell research?

 

That’s All Folks (go to the site for more!)

That’s it for today’s Connected Round Up, but there are plenty of posts we didn’t cover, so be sure to check them out. And remember:

  • Members can get in on these discussions and more by clicking the links and commenting.
  • Non-members can check see all these discussions, but need to register to comment – it’s 100% free.

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