Does Your Legal Website Pass The Bar?

Does your legal website pass the bar?
I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but the Internet is a pretty big deal. That’s why, for lawyers, a strong online presence is more important than ever.

Even if most of your clients currently come from word-of-mouth referrals, it will be increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to acquire new business in the coming years without a professional legal website. Your firm’s website provides potential clients with first impressions of your firm’s practice areas, your skill set, and your demeanor. It can either drive clients in the door or on to the next Google search listing.

However, your website’s job isn’t done once a client has retained your firm. Your clients still need to pay online, share documents securely, and get updates on their case. That is why it’s essential that your practice management software connects with your website. Imagine having your clients retain you, communicate with you, and pay you – all through your website!

Assess Your Law Firm Website

With thousands of law firm sites out there, how does yours stack up against the online home bases of other attorneys? Does your law firm website offer the features needed to take a potential client from retaining your firm straight through to the end of their case? Take the quiz and find out!

  1. My website looks good and functions as expected on phones and tablets.
    1. True
    2. False
  2. My website includes an “about me” page which allows clients to get a feel for who I am.
    1. True
    2. False
  3. My website allows my clients to pay their invoice online.
    1. True
    2. False
  4. My website allows access to an online portal, which offers a secure way to share documents, messages, and invoices.
    1. True
    2. False
  5. My website and my practice management software are integrated, so I have minimal data entry work to do.
    1. True
    2. False
  6. My website showcases my social media, which helps my site float closer to the top of Google searches.
    1. True
    2. False
  7. My website is hosted and managed, meaning I can make changes to it if needed.
    1. True
    2. False

 

 

Results:

7 True: [A+] Wow! You are a legal website unicorn. You have what you need to attract and keep more clients through a killer website! Make sure you’re not paying more for all these features than you should be.

 

5 or 6 True: [B] Your website is pretty darn good! But there’s always room for improvement. Make sure your firm is utilizing the best website service possible to drive customer acquisition and make your life easier.

 

3 or 4 True: [D] Your website is letting you down and could use an upgrade. Things like responsive design and online portals are becoming less “nice to haves” and more “must-haves” for potential clients, so let’s get started on modernizing your website.

 

1 or 2 True: [F] You need an update ASAP! Your website is how you present your firm to the world- your “virtual storefront” if you will. It needs to work for you, not against you, with the features your clients expect. 

To have a sophisticated website that attracts clients built for you or to transform your old website into a modern digital storefront worthy of your practice, check out MyCase Websites.

 





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