Have you heard of MyLegal.com? If you haven’t, it’s about time you did. Launched in July of 2009, it is the first networking resource exclusively for legal professionals, including lawyers, paralegals, court reporters, videographers, interpreters, process servers and other legal service providers. MyLegal.com provides a searchable and web-accessible Professional Directory which enables users to find legal professionals around the globe. Whether you are a lawyer, paralegal, legal assistant or other legal professional, you will benefit from the law-related news and events, professional blogs, member forums, job banks and advertising through MyLegal.com.
MyLegal.com helps you to connect with an expanded network of legal professionals and uncover new business opportunities for yourself and your firm. The site is user friendly, and sign-up is simple. The MyLegal.com Professional Directory is a comprehensive list of legal professionals and enables you to search for legal professionals by services, location, or a Google-type search.
Each day, MyLegal.com brings you industry news, the most comprehensive list of legal events around the globe, press releases, product demos, as well as featured blogs and articles written by the industry’s thought leaders on various legal topics, including social media, marketing, e-Discovery, and the business of law. The sky is the limit for accessing new and archived information for yourself or to share with your colleagues and clients.
Just today, I read an article dated August 09, 2010 entitled: “The Diary of a Lawyer Traveling in the World of Internet Marketing: Part II,” by Brian Nash, Esq. He has some excellent tips on how to blog and the necessity of utilizing this tool to optimize your search engine. I also love the questions posed in this article. For instance, Mr. Nash stresses the importance of defining your market. Firms should ask themselves: “What does my firm stand for?” or “What would make us attractive and worth paying attention to by our niche market?” The article is well worth the read and gives useful insight into why social networking is so important.
MyLegal.com is an invaluable tool for law firms who want to connect with an expanded network of legal professionals and to uncover new business opportunities. Lawyers can promote their area of expertise with a blog and, as a result, enhance their visibility and expand their client base. MyLegal.com also enables associates in a firm the ability to access information from a forum or blog written by a more experienced attorney in a specific area of law. Finally, paralegals and legal assistants find MyLegal.com useful in searching the database of legal professionals and networking with others in the legal field. Sign up is simple, and it’s free!
Shelly Hunter, RPR, CRR
Hunter + Geist, Inc.
Shelly Hunter is the owner of Hunter + Geist, Inc., a court reporting, legal videography, and videoconferencing company in Denver, Colorado, specializing in complex, technical, and realtime reporting.
Shelly can be reached at:
Hunter + Geist, Inc.
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: 800-525-8490 / 303-832-5966