There is a baseball saying: “Put the ball in play and good things will happen.” You might hit the ball hard enough to earn a hit. The left fielder might lose the ball in the sun. You might not hit the ball hard enough for a hit, but watch with delight as the wind carries

Kevin O’Keefe provides something to ponder:

“When it comes to researching law firms and professional services providers for potential hire, more than two-thirds of respondents (71% of in-house counsel; 69% of C-suite members) cited articles and speeches from thought leaders as a critical factor — second only to recommendations from trusted sources. That’s an

I’ll never forget the time a senior lawyer complained that my writing was easy to understand. He thought I should “write like a lawyer.”

Why is poor legal writing so prevalent? I’ve long believed that fear is a key reason:

Many lawyers who are capable of writing clearly fear that clients would be less willing

Which is better for lawyers, Facebook or LinkedIn? Kevin O’Keefe shares his opinion — fittingly enough, on Facebook. My view? A Facebook presence is essential, since it is the way many potential clients would find you, but Facebook is probably a significant marketing channel for only a few lawyers with particular personalities or niches.