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Justia Attorney WordPress Blogs Hacked September 2022

On September 27, 2022, we discovered that several Justia WordPress blogs had been hacked. Affected sites display the message “magbo link magbo.cc Invite codes: 8U8VIGPTRP”. Screenshot: We reached out to Justia first thing in the morning, but by the end of the business day, we were unable to get a response from them. We have told clients who use Justia

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Optimize My Firm to Attend 2022 Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference

The Optimize My Firm crew packed up and headed north tospend a great week at the Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference (WSSFC).  TheState Bar of Wisconsin organizes the event to give local lawyers the chance tosecure Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course credits. It was also anopportunity for companies like Optimize My Firm to show off how they canbenefit forward-thinking

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Can Lawyers Have Wikipedia Pages?

While anyone can edit Wikipedia and any person can have a page, most people do not qualify to have a Wikipedia page. You must be “notable” to have a Wikipedia page. While you and I both probably believe that we’re very notable people, Wikipedia has a different opinion. Over on Wikipedia, notability (of people) is defined as someone or their

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Law Firms Receiving Image Copyright Extortion Emails

We have seen an uptick in 2021 and 2022 from Copyright Trolls seeking money for images posted on law firm’s blogs. This article explains what is happening and offers up your options. The Initial Contact and Demand for Payment It’s been happening to bloggers for years and now a law firm and some other companies are going after attorneys for

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Car Crash Detection System App Spam

Not a day goes by without myself or a client receiving a ridiculous, unsolicited, unwanted email about an app conveniently for sale called something like the Automatic Crash Detection System or Car Crash Detection System, or…. whatever. The sender of this junk mail claims that the app is the “Best Lead Conversion Tool” on the market according to the “Legal

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6 Community Involvement Ideas for Personal Injury Law Firms

Personal injury law firms often ask us for ideas on how to market their firm offline, so, today I am going to go over some examples of community involvement for personal injury attorneys. Of course, all law firms can get involved in their community. We’ve seen immigration firms host events where people new to the country can ask questions about

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Why is my Law Firm Listed as High Risk or a Spam Caller?

Today a client called me from one of their office phone numbers and my Verizon phone said “Spam Warning”. I almost didn’t answer it, but I recognized the area code and phone number. I picked up, and it was my client, a personal injury law firm. After speaking to them about the reason they called about, I mentioned that their

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11 Ways for Personal Injury Attorneys to get Referral Cases

Just about every personal injury lawyer who is actively practicing law wants their practice to flourish through referrals, either from other lawyers of from members of the general public. Preferably, referrals will come from members of the general public as there are no co-counsel fees or kickbacks expected. In fact, the general rule is that compensating a non-lawyer with funds

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Where and When Are Bar Conferences in 2022

What is a Bar Conference? A bar conference is an annual event that is typically hosted by each state’s bar association. In some cases, like California, states will have multiple bar associations based on where lawyers are geographically located, what sectors of law they practice, or other unifying factors. State bar conferences or annual meetings are held by just about

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