Stephen Seckler is president of Seckler Legal Consulting. He coaches a broad mix of lawyers on marketing and career issues. He has dedicated his own career to helping lawyers with their careers. Steve created Counsel to Counsel in 2005 to provide a forum for lawyers who want to market their services more effectively and who want to increase their overall career satisfaction. He writes frequently on law firm marketing and career issues facing attorneys. Previously, Stephen served as Managing Director of the Boston office of BCG Attorney Search. He is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.
EDD Update is a collaborative blog authored by more than 20 attorneys, consultants and editors, many of whom are also on the editorial boards of Law Technology News and Law.com's Legal Technology section. The blog covers all things e-discovery, from news of legal developments and product releases to industry analysis and events. Co-managed by editors Monica Bay and Sean Doherty, regular authors include practitioners Robert Ambrogi, George Rudoy (Shearman & Sterling), Matt Kesner (Fenwick & West) and consultants Craig Ball, Michael Arkfeld, Tom Gelbman, Tom O'Connor and George Socha. Submit news items to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rick Georges is a solo practitioner based in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is active in the St. Petersburg and American Bar Associations, and presents seminars and programs on the use of computers in the practice of law. In addition to authoring blog posts for FutureLawyer and articles for a number of other publications, Georges he has taught law office management and computer-assisted legal research at the college and law school level.
Larry Bodine is a strategic marketing consultant who helps law firms generate revenue and get new business by developing business development strategies, coaching lawyers to develop their personal marketing plans and using technology to market the firm. He practiced law in Madison, Wisconsin and is a cum laude graduate of both Seton Hall University (J.D., 1981) and Amherst College (B.A., 1972).
The editor of LawyerCasting is Joshua Fruchter, a graduate of New York University School of Law and an attorney admitted in New York. Joshua practiced bankruptcy law at Kaye Scholer from 1993 to 1999 before embarking on an Internet marketing career. In 2002, Joshua founded eLawMarketing, which now provides online marketing services to over 100 law firms and law-related organizations in the United States and abroad. Joshua lectures and writes regularly on Internet marketing for law firms, and currently sits on the editorial board of Marketing the Law Firm, a newsletter published by Incisive Media. Joshua launched the LawyerCasting blog to share Internet marketing "best practices" with the legal community based on his experience working with over 100 law firm clients and his ongoing review of research and studies in this area.
Mark Beese's blog, Leadership for Lawyers, focuses on issues of leadership, management and marketing for law firms. Mark is a consultant to law firms focusing on marketing, business development and leadership development. He is the former "Marketing Guy" at Holland & Hart. He holds an MBA in Marketing and is the former president of the Legal Marketing Association in Colorado. He currently serves on the International Board of Directors of the Legal Marketing Association.
Legal Sanity aims to help lawyers get unstuck so they can work smart and live fully. Culling ideas and insights from thinkers in different fields, Arnie Herz engages readers in a dialogue on (re)designing the lawyer and client experience. A graduate of the University of Michigan (BA 1984) and Fordham Law School (JD 1991), Arnie began his career as a big firm litigator and then moved to a successful Wall Street partnership. In 2000, he started his own firm and now handles a range of matters for a diverse group of clients in addition to serving as a mediator. Arnie launched Legal Sanity Programs in 2004, offering workshops, seminars and keynotes to lawyers and other service professionals. His signature approach to client relationships and counseling has been featured in a number of distinguished publications, including the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, the ABA Journal, The Complete Lawyer and The New York Law Journal. In 2006, legal sanity won a Blawg Review Award for Best Mentoring Law Blog.
J. Craig Williams writes daily observations on law and legal news for May It Please the Court. Before becoming a partner with Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, and prior to his career as a business litigator, Williams was a broadcaster and a journalist. He obtained his law degree, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law.
Carolyn Elefant’s blog gives solos and small firms a comprehensive guide for starting and running a firm, and trading advice and accomplishments. In doing so, Ms. Elefant occasionally offers up tales of her own private practice, a blend of energy regulatory work, renewable project development and permitting, litigation and appellate practice.
Monica Bay is editor-in-chief of Law Technology News. She writes a LTN Daily Alert commentary, hosts a monthly podcast (Law Technology Now), and actively uses social media (@commonscold and @lawtechnews). A member of the California bar, Ms. Bay spent 13 years in ALM's San Francisco office, where she was a senior editor at The Recorder and Counsel Connect (Law.com's predecessor). She helped the "Late Show with David Letterman" set up its first website on America Online before moving to New York City in 1998 to oversee LTN. She writes about legal technology, "green law," law firm management and culture, diversity and has been known to pay a little bit of attention on her blog to the New York Yankees.
Deal Watch reporter Andy Peters integrates his beat coverage of transaction law with coverage of the Georgia State Legislature. He has also reported on the U.S. semiconductor industry, the Alabama-Florida-Georgia "water wars" litigation, the 1999 American Airlines pilots strike, Coca-Cola and PepsiCos battle to acquire the Gatorade sports-drink brand, indie rock music and high school football. A graduate of Furman University, Andy has written for Bloomberg News, the New York Times Web site, the Macon Telegraph, the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Currently he is a reporter at the Daily Report in Atlanta, the host of the Deal Watch Blog.
Chere Estrin is a co-founding member and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP) and CEO of the Paralegal Knowledge Institute. Ms. Estrin is the Editor-in-Chief of KNOW, the Magazine for Paralegals and The OLP e-Journal. She has written ten books in the legal field and is the founder of the Paralegal SuperConferences. She is an Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, recipient of the Los Angeles/Century City Chamber of Commerce Women of Achievement award, and is a co-founding member of the International Paralegal Management Association. She has been interviewed by Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and other national publications.