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Zaliet Considers Building Your Law Firm Website the First Step, Not the Last

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a law firm website design service that includes a library of legal content to save you time (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of personal injury practice management software with specialized tools for tracking settlements, liens, medical records, and marketing, a Microsoft Word add-in that automates document creation and ensures their consistency with firm-wide rules, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

If your law firm has an aging website or no website at all, you have an advantage. You can leapfrog the competition with a new mobile-friendly website built from the ground up to rank well in Google and integrate with social media networks. But what about all the content a website needs nowadays to rank well? Most web designers won't help you with this.

Zaliet … in One Sentence

Zaliet is a website creation and hosting service for law firms that also provides content creation and other marketing services.

The Killer Feature

Zaliet's Basic plan starts you off with up to five web pages, while the Premium and Platinum plans increase it to 15 and 50 respectively. You can write all the content for these pages (and add more pages) if you have the time and inclination. Alternatively, you can get a running start by using Zaliet's Content Library.

Included in the Premium and Platinum plans, Zaliet's Content Library contains professionally written copy for more than 35 practice areas and legal topics that you can use and edit at no additional charge. Practice areas include bankruptcy, criminal, employment, family, immigration, civil litigation, and sports. Topics range from contesting a will to powers of attorney.

The Platinum plan also includes three pages of customized content written exclusively for your firm by The Legal Writers Bureau, a group of former editors of publications such as The National Law Journal. The Legal Writers Bureau can create additional custom content if needed at a special rate for Zaliet customers.

"Your website is your opportunity to tell potential clients who you are, what you do, and why they should choose you over a competitor," says Zaliet CEO Rachel-Leanne Williams. "Good content is an integral part of successful law firm websites."

Other Notable Features

Working with Zaliet begins with a Design Brief, an interactive web questionnaire that you fill out with the help of a Zaliet Website Coach. The Design Brief asks you to upload your logo and photos, choose one of Zaliet's website design styles, create your sitemap, and add material from the Content Library. If needed, Zaliet can help you register a domain name, create a logo, take professional headshots, etc.

Most law firms complete the Design Brief in 2-3 days after which Zaliet creates your website and stages it privately for you to review before going live. Depending on the size of your site, the entire process takes 1-2 weeks. "I can't thank Zaliet enough for all the compliments I receive about the website," says Kate Ashmor, Principal of Ashmor Legal.

All three plans enable you to add features such as a contact form and a live Google Maps image of your office location. The Premium and Platinum plans offer advanced features such as blogs, email newsletters, Google Analytics integration, site translation, and more. Zaliet integrates with LawConnect for a client portal, and RapidPay for client credit card payments.

What Else Should You Know?

If your firm uses LEAP practice management software, you're in luck because LEAP users get the Premium plan for free or the Platinum plan for $115 per month (LawConnect is also included). If your firm doesn't use LEAP, the Basic, Premium, and Platinum plans cost $75, $150, and $265 per month respectively. Learn more about Zaliet.

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Topics: Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Practice Management/Calendars | TL NewsWire

How Small Firm Lawyers Protect Themselves Plus 48 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 49 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Ruth Carter of Attorney at Work on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Lawyer Safety: Are You Prepared?

ABA Issues Major Ruling on Ethics of Email and Electronic Communications

Tips on Pricing, Billing, and Client Communication

Characteristics of a Troubled Firm

How One Law Firm Motivates Its Attorneys to Write for Business Development

Write Your Own Yelp Reviews

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

Lawyer's Guide to Electronic Signatures

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, May 15, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Are you still using faxes for signatures? Or printing, signing, scanning, emailing? These old school methods waste a lot of precious time. In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer and legal technology consultant Seth Rowland dives deep into the world of electronic signatures. You'll learn about the leading players, practical uses such as engagement letters, and how they integrate with products such as Dropbox, HotDocs, Outlook, and more. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for tips on getting more clients from your website.

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Document Management | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | SmallLaw | Utilities

Lawyer Salaries Are Dropping Plus 34 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 35 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Deborah J. Merritt of Law School Cafe on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Jobs and Salaries for New Lawyers

Track These Performance Metrics to Improve Client Relations

Five Steps to Collecting Fees

Four Local SEO Hacks Lawyers Can Use to Rank #1 in Google My Business

These Common Blogging Truths Are False

Don't Limit Yourself by Geography

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Why We're Living in the Golden Age of Email (and the Email Haters Are Dead Wrong)

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, May 5, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Many technology pundits love to hate on email and push this narrative any chance they get. But these haters lack supporting evidence and don't realize how good they have it argues TechnoLawyer publisher Neil J. Squillante in this issue of SmallLaw. Neil explains how all the email problems of yore either no longer exist or can be easily eliminated. Far from a dystopia, email today is in its golden age — the best tool for communicating across organizations (including email newsletters). Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for tips on responding to negative online attorney reviews.

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | SmallLaw | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Law Firm Growth: Key Considerations in Expansion Plus 52 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 53 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Mary E. Vandenack of Law Practice on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Law Firm Growth: Key Considerations in Expansion

Experts Share Personal Productivity Tips

Should Lawyers Be Disciplined for What They Say?

To Partner or Not?

Get Yourself Credentialed

Using LinkedIn for Your Marketing

Increase Open Rates for Your Email Marketing

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

Lawyer's Guide to a Well-Appointed Mechanical Keyboard

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, April 21, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Your fingers strike your keyboard thousands of times per day yet most lawyers don't give their keyboard much thought. According to New Jersey lawyer and keyboard expert Ed Zohn, a better keyboard will make you more productive and happier than a new computer. In this issue of SmallLaw, Ed explains everything you need to know about the small but diverse universe of mechanical keyboards — the leading brands, most common customizations, size options, and best stores. Ed also recommends specific models for both Windows and Mac users. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for a sales tip on converting prospective clients.

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Computer Accessories | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Networking/Operating Systems | SmallLaw

How to Create a Strong Lawyer Bio Plus 38 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 39 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Stefanie Marrone of JD Supra Business Advisor on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Show vs. Tell — How to Create A Strong Lawyer Bio

Choosing Your Law Firm's Optimal Markets

Saying No and Focusing on What's Most Important

The Nobody Else Can Do It Disease (Podcast)

Six Ways to Look More Confident During a Presentation

Why You Should Be Using Google Tag Manager for Your Law Firm

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

Is Your Practice Really Automated? Plus 42 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 43 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Tanya Scribano of GP Solo on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Is Your Practice Really Automated?

From East Ridge Paper Route to Malibu Lawyer

How to Tame the Email Beast

Your Face Here: Five Tips for Perfect Headshots

The Lawyer's Internet Marketing Tool Kit

10 Tips for Getting Quality Clients

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

The Best Email Marketing Software of 2017 Plus 39 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 40 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Molly K. McLaughlin of PCMag on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: The Best Email Marketing Software of 2017

How One Lawyer Makes Millions Providing Ads for Other Firms

What to Do When the Cult of the Personality Powers Your Solo Law Practice

When to Trust Your Gut, Not Your Legal Brain

Top Three Free Law Firm Directories

Ten Opportunities to Improve Your Law Firm Marketing

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw
 
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