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In Memoriam: Cheryl Disch
It is with great sadness that we let you know that our wonderful steering committee member, Cheryl Disch, died on January 19. Arrangements are being handled by the Alloway Funeral Home.

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Welcome to the Delaware Valley Law Firm Marketing Group. Planning is underway for our 2019-20 program year. Please let us know if you have suggestions for program topics and speakers. Contact a member of our Steering Committee with your ideas. Our website features job listings from local firms. Check it regularly for new job opportunities. If your firm would like to host a program, please contact Stacy West Clark. Are you a vendor to the legal community? Want to sponsor one of our our meetings and get your message to 400+ members of the legal marketing community? If so, please contact Stacy West Clark. Thank you for your support!
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DVLFMG Thanks Legal Internet Solutions Incorporated (LISI) for the development and hosting of our website.

Jason P. Lisi donated the services of his company to create this Web site.

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Examining Trends, Usability and Effectiveness of Technology in Law Firm Marketing

Micah Buchdahl, the Internet Marketing Attorney (, provided an overflow crowd with a fast-paced and information packed overview of what works and what doesn't in the world of technology and law firm marketing.

Trend No. 1 -- The brochure vs. the interactive web site

No right or wrong -- both work. Examples provided were and with the fascinating aside that Osteen was one of the two plaintiff's in the Bates decision that created the line of work so many of us are in.

Trend No. 2 -- Cyberspace is growing and growing.

Obviously, websites have become a given but there's also email newsletters, search engine placement, webcasts, podcasts and more to be considered than could be copied from the side before it was changed.

Trend No. 3 -- Law firms are still sabotaging their sites

  • Avoid unintuitive domain names (;
  • Clip art and collages unfortunately still do turn up too often;
  • Unfortunately, wall paper does too.
  • Use flash when there's a reason -- not just to use it
  • And be responsible about your page layout

Trend No. 4 -- Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is really only relevant to consumer, not corporate, firms.

Trend No. 5 -- Tracking ROI is not about Traffic Reports -- it's about what sections of your site clients find useful and how they respond to your site.

Trend No. 6 -- Design your site for your Audience

Your site audience is your clients, your prospects, your referral sources, your recruiting prospects and the media, among others.

Trend No. 7 -- The Internet is still leveling the playing field for smaller firms

Case in point --

Trend No. 8 -- Midsize and Large Firm Tips

Midsize -- Design like the big firms (see Trend 7)

  • Assign responsibility
  • Content Management Systems (CMS) are affordable
  • Better less & fresh (content)
  • Focus on meat & potatoes

Large firms -- You may be overdoing it -- what pages are your clients using?

  • Personalize for your clients
  • Satelite office -- arrange to be able to upload directly to enhance your presence
  • Spend traffic dollars directly on Search Engine Optimizaiton (SEO)
  • Meat & potatoes, regardless of firm size

Trend No. 9 -- Make sure you're serving high quality meat and potatoes

Web sites are frequently the first stop for prospective clients. And, they're usually evaluating more than one firm at the same time so maintain attorney profiles, practice descriptions, office information (be sure they can reach you and get there), and searchability at levels that impress and surpass other firms.

Trend No. 10 -- "The Nifty 50" continues to be a great source to make your site succeed.

Micah highlighted

This summarizer hopes I have done the information packed presentation justice and that the above summary is useful. See you at our next meeting ---

Julie Meyer, Marketing Director

Dilworth Paxson LLP


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