Thursday, April 08, 2010

ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division now on Twitter

The ABA's small firm division is trying to broaden their reach to members and non-members through social media.

Visit them online on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Thousands of Google Searchers Seek Health Care Attorneys

Health care lawyers are frantically studying the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in an effort to counsel existing clients, while also attracting new prospects for healthcare legal services. (See yesterday's post on the topic also.)

This may come as a surprise to some law firms, but thousands of Google searches are being conducted every month on keywords related to health care law. Here are some search statistics:
  • 49,500 Google searches in March on "health care attorney"
  • 22,200 Google searches in March on "healthcare attorney"
  • 2,000-3,000 Google searches per month on "health care lawyer"
While advertiser competition is strong on many of these keywords, it is surprisingly (but perhaps not unexpectedly) not as intense as for more personal injury-oriented terms.

Click here to read the full story, including search engine marketing ideas for health care law.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Health Care Lawyers: Start your Engines! We're Off to the Races

Detroit area law firms have devoted over 3,000 hours to combing through the 2,600 pages of the new Patient Protecton and Affordable Care Act, according to an article in Crain's Detroit Business.

Medicaid, fraud, patient rights, insurance coverage, enforcement, hospital procedures, and doctors' reimbursement are just a few of the many Act's provisions under scrutiny.

Health care law marketing materials - webinars, seminars, white papers, web pages, and more - will result from this intense analysis.

If your law firm has not started already, now is the time to stake your claim in the new frontier of this health care legislation. While many provisisons will not take effect for several years, hospitals, doctors, insurance carriers, and other health care participants are scrambling to understand their new regulations, and begin taking steps toward compliance.

Law firms taking the lead in Michigan, as noted in the article, include Dykema Gossett, Butzel Long, Warner Norcross, and Miller Canfield.

Read the full story here.