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How do lawyers get clients?

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Julie Fern:

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--- Quote from: Julie Fern on January 16, 2013, 08:52:53 PM ---see scabs on knees?  from ambulances stop suddenly.
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Why do you post on LSD, Julie?

Wait. Maybe that question answers itself.

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you so deep, einstein.  your community college crowd must give you lots ego reinforcement.

Duncanjp:

--- Quote from: Julie Fern on February 10, 2013, 08:43:58 PM ---
--- Quote from: Duncanjp on February 09, 2013, 04:12:06 PM ---
--- Quote from: Julie Fern on January 16, 2013, 08:52:53 PM ---see scabs on knees?  from ambulances stop suddenly.
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Why do you post on LSD, Julie?

Wait. Maybe that question answers itself.

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you so deep, einstein.  your community college crowd must give you lots ego reinforcement.

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LOL. Indeed they do.

OP,
There are many answers to your question, but one of the most important things you can do is network with other attorneys. Constantly getting your name, face, and work product in front of as many other attorneys as you can will put you in the pipeline for referrals. It'll start out as the kind of work the referring attorney doesn't want, but work is work. That's how you build experience, self-confidence, and a networking system, i.e., relationships. You've got to sell yourself  not your soul: your service and expertise. It takes a while. You need to be determined to succeed.

Julie Fern:
ok, ok, julie break down under your persistent--even masterful--questioning.

julie do it for exercise.

there.  now know.  secret out.  nothing left hide.

jack24:

--- Quote from: homycraz on January 16, 2013, 02:04:41 AM ---I was just wondering ways that lawyers get clients if you ever marketed for a lawyer...


Thanks in advance

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This really depends on the type of law you are marketing and the size of the city you are in.  For example, The best way to land long-term corporate type clients is through networking and relationships, in my opinion.   If you are marketing family law, bankruptcy, or personal injury (or something similar), you don't get a lot of return business so you need high volume.  You need to impress your clients enough that they refer their friends, and a lot of attorneys go for mass marketing in these areas, but giant billboards and radio ads can feel out of place in some markets.

If you make your question more specific, you might get better answers.

jonlevy:

--- Quote from: homycraz on January 16, 2013, 02:04:41 AM ---I was just wondering ways that lawyers get clients if you ever marketed for a lawyer...

Thanks in advance

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Put an add in the local newspaper and mention "free consultation" or "workers compensation."

You can also ask other lawyers to send you the clients they don't want (there is usually good reason why).

What you shouldn't do is use runners, cappers, chiropractors and independent paralegals to obtains clients and don't solicit clients at hospitals or prisons.

You can hang around court rooms on law and motion day looking like a lawyer and clients may approach you.

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