Attorney Website Design Blog
Thursday, April 25, 2013
April showers bring…great new attorney websites!
Over the past few weeks our schedule has been jam-packed; we’ve been hard at work forming new partnerships with various organizations throughout the legal community, have held two successful webinars for the legal community on SEO and Google Analytics, and our development team has been working on dozens of new websites for firms across the country. Here are just a few of the great sites that we’ve launched in the month of April:
Katz and Matz, PC - New York City Real Estate Attorneys
Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC - Wichita, Kansas Personal Injury Law Firm
The Legal Center for Immigration and Naturalization Services, Inc - Coral Springs, FL Immigration Attorneys
Law Offices of Patricia A. Gainer Gaddis - Ft. Lauderdale Family Law Attorney
We have no plans of slowing down in the weeks ahead so stay tuned for more announcements. For the most up-to-date news on what’s happening in and around the Amicus Creative offices, please follow us on Twitter (@amicuscreative).
Monday, April 22, 2013
Exact Match Domains: How important is one for your SEO strategy?
The law firms we work with often get notices from domain vendors offering to sell them highly coveted domain names for a small fortune. These attorneys generally call us to ask if the desirable domain name, which is supposed to be top-notch for SEO, is worth the investment. For many years, having a domain name that was an exact match to the search query essentially guaranteed top placement in the search engine result pages (SERPs). With this great SEO benefit, exact match domain for highly competitive searches like “Chicago Bankruptcy Lawyer” (chicagobankruptcylawyer.com) could easily be worth tens of thousands of dollars.Read more . . .
Friday, April 05, 2013
Another Great Partner in the Legal Community
We’re thrilled to announce that Amicus Creative has been named an Affinity Partner of the Rhode Island Bar Association! All members of the Bar are now eligible to receive a great discount on the design fee for a custom website. This new member benefit will help over six thousand attorneys throughout the state build comprehensive websites at a fraction of the cost. Read the full press release.
Friday, March 01, 2013
NJSBA Fourth Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference!
Tomorrow, our CEO Fred Cohen will be speaking to over 300 New Jersey attorneys at the Fourth Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference which will be held in Morristown. Fred will be joining 5 other legal marketing experts in a program entitled "The Ethics of Marketing Boot Camp". During this session they'll explore ideas and proven techniques for solo practitioners and small firms to effectively promote their practices.
We'll also have representatives on hand in the exhibit hall to discuss ways in which a comprehensive website can help you propel your practice to new heights. If you're in attendance, please stop by booth five to say hello and learn more about how you can save big through our affinity partnership with the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Developing a New Website for Your Firm? 5 steps you should take to make sure you are following all of the rules
All attorneys are subject to strict rules when it comes to communication with prospective clients and advertising. If you’re in the process of developing a new website for your law practice or outsourcing the project to a web designer, it’s absolutely essential that you take the 5 actions outlined below to make sure you’re in compliance with all state bar requirements.Read more . . .
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Event Management on Your Website
It’s not at all uncommon to see law firms include a list of upcoming events on their websites. After all, it’s a great way to showcase your expertise, demonstrate an active presence in the community and inform clients and colleagues about these events so they can attend or spread the word. Unfortunately, far too many attorneys let this powerful resource fall to the wayside—allowing it to become outdated, stagnant or fail to implement tools which will make the listing of events a true resource for site visitors. If your law firm is considering future events and making these a part of your website, be sure to utilize an integrated event management system which features the following tools:Read more . . .
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
New Office Location. Same Great Service.
The Amicus Creative team has moved to a new headquarters in Port Washington, NY. Over the past few years, due in large part to the tremendous support of our clients, we’ve seen great growth and our team has expanded. The new office space will allow us to continue to grow and offer even more great features to the law firms we serve. Please note that our new address is 10 Harbor Park Drive, First Floor, Port Washington, NY 11050. Our phone number will remain the same.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Web Developer Pro-Tip: What images can I use on my firm website?
Although you may be able to find a good photo in a Google search, chances are you can’t use the image on your law firm’s website without purchasing the license or, at the least, without having written permission from the photographer. Far too often, we hear from attorneys who have received a large bill from an image provider because they did not have the proper license to use the photo. While purchasing the original image may have only cost the firm seventy five dollars, the bill for damages and licenses can wind up costing the practice thousands of dollars. To avoid this common mistake, follow the tips below:Read more . . .
Monday, January 28, 2013
The First Gems of 2013
With the New Year upon us, there is a renewed sense of excitement around the office. We’re working on really great projects, helping dozens of new firms develop sites that will propel their practices in the coming months. Only four weeks into 2013 and we’ve already launched a few great new sites. Check out these gems below:
Backer Law Firm, P.A. - Boca Raton Community Association Lawyers
C. Mark Murrah, Attorney at Law - Houston Industrial Business & General Counsel Attorney
Devero Taus LLC - NY/NJ Employment Law, Bankruptcy and Family Law Attorneys
Law Office of Justin A. Zeller - New York Unpaid Wages and Overtime Employment Lawyer
Rosenberg Calica & Birney LLP - Garden City, NY Transactional & Litigation Law Firm
Monday, January 21, 2013
HTML5 & the Next Generation of Animation
For years, Adobe Flash has been the leading technology used by web developers to incorporate movement into the graphics of a website. Despite its popularity, Flash animation has been widely criticized. Many argue that it should be avoided for two main reasons: 1) when not properly implemented, Flash animation can be detrimental to SEO and 2) Apple does not allow Flash to run on iOS, the operating system which runs on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Apple TV.Read more . . .
Friday, January 11, 2013
Off to Heckerling We Go!
Next week, we will be travelling to Orlando for 47th Annual Heckerling Insititute on Estate Planning. During the conference, members of our team will be on hand to discuss the trifecta of tools that we have developed specifically for estate planners. Please visit us at booth 229 to learn more about our custom website development services, LegalVault, our secure document and exchange system, and Insight in Motion, our comprehensive legal newsletter and blog content publication and distribution system. We promise to have great promotions for all conference attendees.