Reminder: WordPress, Websites, and Your Firm

Next week, I will host my first campfire, an hour long training session that will include a presentation, Q and A, and any chatter for which we have time!

On Wed, Sep 8 2010, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. EDT, the campfire will focus on how to use WordPress 3.0 to create a business website. You can sign up here.

WordPress, Websites, and Your Firm

Site members and newsletter subscribers will be able to sign up at a discount.

  • Site members should be able to login and see this post with the discount code on the blog page.
  • I’ll also send out the discount code in a newsletter announcement.

If you don’t receive the announcement but believe you should have, send me an e-mail! melissa at recruiteresq

Webinar Series: Blogging for Legal Professionals

I’ve finished the syllabus for Blogging for Lawyers.  It will be 7 classes with the option to attend individual classes.

Here are the basic details:

Week One:  Understanding Why Legal Professionals Blog

Week Two:  Style, Structure, & Stats

Week Three:  Content.  Content.  Content.

Week Four:  Creating a Blogging Strategy

Week Five: Hi Family & Friends!  Attracting (More) Visitors to your Blog

Week Six: Analyzing the Return on your Investment

Week Seven:  Blog Moderation; Now What?


Individual classes:

$99 per class

7-week course – Full payment option:

$490 (one-time fee)

Bundle:  Classes 1 & 2:

$144 (plus, one week exclusive sign up for classes 3 & 4)


  • One (1) hr Webinar and Q&A (live and/or available for download)
  • Instructor’s Notes
  • Personalized feedback on all course assignments
  • Discount on future courses

Refer a friend?  Get $40 discount for yourself and $15 discount for your friend.  (Discount for each friend you refer.  E.g. Refer 6 friends?  $40 x 6 = $240 = your discount.)

Leave any questions in the comments!

netTools 103: Creating and Maintaining a Twitter Account (Part 1 of Series)

In Part 1 of this series, we review how to pick a username and go over the basics of what you see when you sign into Twitter.

In Part 2 of this series, we’ll show you how to find people to follow (e.g. Twitter Groups , Twellow , etc.); we’ll explain @replies, retweets , and direct messages in more detail; we’ll touch upon hashtags or those number signs (#s); and, of course, we’ll update our own Twitter feed!

In Part 3 of this series, we’ll go over applications such as TweetDeck and Twhirl and services like TweetLater and  Mr.Tweet.

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

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If you have any suggestions and/or would like to hear about a certain topic, leave us a message in the comments or send an e-mail .  No question is too silly!  Plus, I’m sure there are quite a few of you out there who can offer a few tips to novices.

And, remember to follow us for this training series: (and, you may as well follow, if you’re not already *wink wink*)

netTools covered:


Web Tools Every Legal Professional Should Know

The slides are hard to see on the youtube video.  I’ve posted them after the video in case you’d like to print them out to follow along.  (I hope to get this fixed before the next webinar!)


Slide 1: Introduction

Slide 2: Overview & Disclaimer

Slide 3: Background

Slide 4: Background cont.

Slide 5: Background cont.

Slide 6: Background cont.

Slide 7: Web Development (Definitions)

Slide 8: Web (defined)

Slide 9: Development (Defined)

Slide 10: Wikipedia (Definition)

Slide 11: Wikipedia (Revised)

Slide 12: Blog (Defined)

Slide 13: Podcast (Defined)

Slide 14: Define Your Internet Presence

Slide 15: Define Yourself (1st 3 Categories)

Slide 16: Define Yourself (2nd 3 categories)

Slide 17: Define Yourself (Last 3 categories)

Slide 18: My Internet Presence Defined

Slide 19: Analyze

Slide 20: Evolve your online presence

Slide 21: End

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