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consultwebs ranked top seo vendor for legal

Building a robust and far-reaching online presence is becoming increasingly important for law firms. Legal professionals are taking note of the ways that SEO has positively impacted other industries, and many practices are investing heavily to reap the benefits. Finding the right provider for this service is no easy task, which is…

Keeping up with the Updates Google Business Features

2017 was another busy year for Google. The search giant maintained their position as the search engine with the largest market share on the Internet, processing more than 75% of all searches worldwide. Last year and into 2018 Google has been busy updating new features and perfecting existing ones. These…

self drive car

The SELF DRIVE Act has been a hot discussion topic lately. SELF DRIVE is an acronym for Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In Vehicle Evolution. In September, the House passed the act, which moved the legislation to their colleagues in the Senate. The Act has many important components,…

consultwebs conference

Escape rooms, Twitter riddles, a massive brainstorming session, and a morning spent speed-packing 10,000 meals for people in need. This year’s annual Consultwebs conference was jam-packed with exciting and inspiring activities, as well as informative sessions on the future of the online legal marketing industry. About 40 enthusiastic SEO consultants,…

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To many lawyers, participating in Avvo Legal Services (ALS) may seem like a convenient, cost-effective way to earn fees while helping people who need only limited-scope, or “unbundled,” legal services. However, participation in ALS or similar online programs may also raise ethical questions. In particular, a lawyer who participates in…

Prohibited

Avvo says that it charges a “marketing fee” to the lawyers it connects with potential clients through its Legal Services program. However, three New Jersey Supreme Court committees defined it differently in a recently issued joint ethics opinion. Avvo’s “marketing fee” actually amounts to a referral fee and a form…