November 15th, 2012|
About 6 years ago we got into the trademark business. We did so to secure and protect what we consider valuable branding elements.
One of the first trademarks we received was “Get a Lawyer. Get it Done” which was, and still is, being used by Hughes & Coleman going on 10 years now. (more…)
October 25th, 2012|
Along with a host of cj clients (10 firms) and hundreds of other business leaders from around the country, Jimmy and I just returned from 2 great days of learning at Gazelle’s Fortune Growth Summit in Phoenix. What a kick into the future! (more…)
September 30th, 2012|
During our September cj conference, we brought everyone up to speed on our philosophy and processes concerning disclaimers and the advertising rules. Among ethics lawyers the advertising rules are sometimes affectionately referred to as the “The Magic 7s”…because in most states they’re found in Section 7 of the Rules of Professional Conduct. That is except for CA, which always has to be a little different from everyone else.
On a daily basis we are working with the rules in about 71 markets in 32 states. However, due to our national efforts we have studied and mastered all 50 states. We consider the top 3 toughest jurisdictions to be Florida, Louisiana and Texas. (more…)
September 20th, 2012|
For many, this is a familiar trip. For some, this is the first of many treks to our annual cj conference. For everyone at cj, this is our 11th conference event, and we have certainly covered a lot of ground and growth over the years.
January 10th, 2012|
Shakespeare first asked the question, “What’s in a name?” He was referring to the smell of roses of course. If you were toask the same question of Binder & Binder—one of our steady Social Security Disability competitors—they likely will answer unique, distinct marketing, reputation, and about $300,000. Recently, Binder & Binder® sued Disability Group, Inc., in a U.S. District Court of California for trademark infringement for exploiting its name in an advertising campaign through Google AdWords. It was an intentional, blatant attempt to profit off Binder & Binder’s name.
May 14th, 2011|
We call it the Ultimate Question, but most think this question is fairly straightforward.
September 23rd, 2009|
Welcome to the cj Conference 2009. The agency that began in 1995, after about three years of mentorship from J. Marshall Hughes, is now undisputedly the largest and best full-service agency exclusively serving lawyers in the country. We work with the best collection of personal injury brands in the country. And, we are fortunate enough to host one of the most entertaining and inspiring conferences in the country for personal injury principles and management.
August 14th, 2009|
With only a few weeks to go before your journey to Nashville for cj Conference 2009, it is a great time to reflect on the successes and opportunities that have resulted from past conferences. The event has certainly become larger and more impactful than most anyone ever imagined. Friendships have been formed, ideas have been launched, and expectations continue to rise. Many of you have taken huge strides toward success via the several concepts that started as conference themes and have now found their way into your firm’s culture.
June 14th, 2009|
When you think of the agency, do you feel we are more of a “partner” in creating your success or a “vendor” who has a specific, but replaceable role?
March 14th, 2009|
We preach and preach about growing the agency, growing your brand, growing your operational ability, growing your culture, your customer service, your marketing budget, the quality of your people, the bandwidth of your Internet connection, and even the openness of your mind toward the future. We preach and preach and preach and preach—the question is, does it ever sink in? Are you listening?