Congratulations to the Law Office of David C. Wells of Austin, TX, who won GetLegal’s raffle for Dallas Cowboy suite tickets to the Oct. 25th game against the New York Giants. GetLegal held the raffle for attendees of the 2010 Advanced Family Law Seminar in San Antonio. This year’s seminar featured presentations and CLE classes for family law attorneys throughout the state of Texas.
GetLegal has had a great week at the conference, presenting new ideas for online marketing, social and interactive media, and website services to Texas attorneys and law firms. We look forward to kicking off new relationships and bright solutions for law office marketing.
2009 has been a great year for GETLEGAL.COM. We received a Webby Award for Best Legal Website, as well as a WMA Standard of Excellence Award. We saw our traffic increase by 35%, and we have added exciting new products. Our Social Marketing for Law Firms package will generate leads, and our Lead Tracking System helps you manage those leads effectively. As we head into 2010, we are preparing for the launch of various new applications and product enhancements.
We wish you all the best and look forward to an exciting and profitable year ahead.
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DALLAS, TX – MAY 5, 2009 – The global Web community has voted GetLegal as Best Law Site of the year in the Webby People’s Voice Awards.
This year, over 500,000 votes were cast by people around the world for their favorite sites, videos, and ads in The Webby People’s Voice Awards. A list of both Webby Awards and People’s Voice Awards winners can be found at http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current.php?season=13.
GetLegal will be honored at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers on June 8th in New York City. On June 9th, fans will be able to watch the ceremony, including GetLegal’s five-word speech, at the official Webby Awards YouTube Channel.
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile websites. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vint Cerf, R/GA’s Chief Bob Greenberg, Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington and Harvey Weinstein.
“The Webby Awards honors the very best of the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. “GetLegal’s win is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
“This award recognizes the outstanding work done by our incredible team of editors, developers and designers,” said Phillip Galyen, Chief Executive Officer of GetLegal. Akhil Saklani, GetLegal’s Chief Operating Officer added, “It’s gratifying to have the public recognize our efforts to provide them with a valuable resource for obtaining legal information.”
GetLegal’s primary portal, GetLegal.com, offers the public a broad range of legal information and engages visitors with innovative design and navigation. The Legal Information Center is the heart of GetLegal.com. Developed in partnership with Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, the Center combines accessible written content with high-definition video to educate users on basic legal principles relating to crime, personal injuries, divorce, employment, bankruptcy, immigration and many other topics. GetLegal.com also features an attorney directory with nationwide listings by location and practice area, as well as original featured articles. Most resources also are available in Spanish.
The 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states.
Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards are known worldwide for its famous five-word speech limit. Past Webby Award winners – and their speeches – include Al Gore (“Please don’t recount this vote”), Beastie Boys (“Can anyone fix my computer?”), and Stephen Colbert (“Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.”).
GetLegal.com provides online interactive resources for the public and the legal community. The family of GetLegal sites includes FuenteLegal.com, a Spanish-language site providing legal information for the public, and GetLegalTV.com, an online television network with legal information and entertainment.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received over 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: YouTube; Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; Getty Images; The Barbarian Group; Digital Kitchen; Variety; Wired; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.
The Taos Group met for its fifth annual retreat Oct. 3–7 at the fantastic and eco-friendly El Monte Sagrado Resort in Taos, N.M. Topics discussed included everything from marketing your law firm to hiring the best receptionist (what to call her: a receptionist or an “intake administrator”?). Group members from all over the country came together to discuss ways to grow their practice during changing economic times and to celebrate each other’s home runs as well as discuss the strikeouts.
Saturday night was a great time of surprises, and I am happy that GetLegal got to be a part of it. We had a lovely dinner at the JD Challenger art studio in Taos and were all amazed at the unveiling of the Bronze Statue “We the People” by JD Challenger. The statue, which will be shipped to Lake Worth, Fla., to become a part of the Romano Law Group’s new EcoCentre, depicts a Native American with a peace pipe kneeling on a stone tablet of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. It was an emotional unveiling for John and Nancy Romano, who commissioned the work over three years ago specifically for the EcoCentre, which at that time was only a dream on paper.
I was grateful to be able to give a Gicle`e of another one of Mr. Challenger’s works, “The Bill of Rights,” to each Taos Group member, and Mr. Challenger kindly agreed to sign the back of each copy. Another thanks to Mr. Challenger and the wonderful staff of the gallery for a memorable evening.
Look forward to seeing you all next week at Mass Torts Made Perfect at the Bellagio in Las Vegas!
The GetLegal team had a great week in San Antonio for the Texas Advanced Family Law Seminar from Aug. 10–14. We had productive meetings with existing clients for web services and our attorney directory and also met lots of new faces to discuss marketing needs for law firms.
Chief Operating Officer Akhil Saklani made the trip with Product Fulfillment Manager Wes Strawn, giving comprehensive information to clients about our processes and goals for full client satisfaction.
GetLegal also sponsored the Tarrant County Family Bench Bar’s dinner and hospitality suite. Thanks to Janet Denton of Denton, Smith and Cunningham in Colleyville for organizing those events!
As always, GetLegalTV drew lots of attention to our booth, so I thought I would take this opportunity to explain GetLegalTV and the benefits of video on your website:
- The addition of video to your website keeps prospective clients on your site longer, increasing chances for conversion.
- Video is indexed independently by search engines, giving you a greater opportunity of being found through universal search.
- Quality video of you on your site develops trust with clients, leading to higher conversion.
- Quality video “paints the picture” of your law firm, showing prospective clients who you are and your commitment to their case.
Contact our sales team today regarding a cutting-edge website for your firm and our video packages. Complement that with our attorney directory to bring qualified clients to your firm from an inbound link from GetLegal. You won’t be disappointed in our marketing services!