netLaw 101: Web Development at Bracewell & Giuliani

Ways to Contact Bracewell & Giuliani on the Web:

(phone) by office (+1)

(e-mail)  firstname dot lastname at bgllp dot com (+1) (this varies by professional so users should look up individuals on the website)

(home page) http://www.bracewellgiuliani.com (+1)

How Bracewell & Giuliani Interacts On the Web:

(profiles)

- LinkedIn (+1)

- Facebook

- Jigsaw (+1)

- Martindale (+1)

(blog)

Official blogs (+2 for ease of finding blogs with direct link on home page)

- Energy Legal Blog (+1)

- Financial Industry Task Force Blog (+1)

I am also giving Bracewell & Giuliani two more extra points because they have consistently updated the Energy Legal Blog since 2005 (+2 for being way ahead of the curve!)

(podcast)

Official podcasts

I found the podcasts by searching Bracewell & Giuliani’s home page for “podcast” – I found a few (e.g. Inside Track with Broc: Mike Tankersley on Crisis Planning and Crisis Response) – These could be easier to find like the firm’s blogs. (+1)

Official webinars

The firm hosts webinars and teleconferences that are searchable via the firm’s events section on its home page.  (+1)

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How Bracewell & Giuliani Interacts With the Web:

(creation)

- The Energy Legal Blog seems to be hosted on the firm’s server. (+1)

- The Financial Industry Task Force Blog seems to be hosted on the firm’s server. (+1)

(interpretation)

- The Energy Legal Blog may track visitors from the server but it does not use a third party system such as sitemeter or google analytics.  The blog does track feed subscripts via feedburner. (+1)

- The Financial Industry Task Force Blog may track visitors from the server.  It also uses google analytics to interpret site visits.  The blog also tracks feed subscriptions via feedburner.  (+1) (Finally!  +2 extra points for interpreting the visits!)

(domain/hosting)

- The Energy Legal Blog seems to be hosted on the firm’s server but has a unique url that is not affiliated with Bracewell & Giuliani. (+1)

- The Financial Industry Task Force Blog seems to be hosted on the firm’s server but it has a unique url.  It is easily affiliated with Bracewell & Giuliani because of the “bg” in the url and the site’s overall look and feel. (+1)

BigLaw Tech Score: 22 points

For an explanation of the BigLaw Tech Score, see this post.

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