Fowler Blok, Criminal Defence Lawyers: new brand, new digs, new website.

Fowler and Blok are Criminal Defence lawyers based in Vancouver, BC. The firm, lead by Richard Fowler, Q.C. and Karin Blok, is the latest iteration of a criminal law boutique that has a 20-year history of representing clients at trial and on appeal in BC, the Yukon and the Supreme Court of Canada. The firm […]

Toronto Legal Marketing Association Fall Conference – November 30, 2010

Tuesday November 30, 2010  marks the first full-day conference for the Toronto Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association. Themed as “The Changing Face of Legal Marketing”  (click the logo above for the conference program and details) the morning sessions are focused around social media with two highly recognized speakers, Mitch Joel and Adrian Dayton, while […]

Marketing Legal Services On The Deepening, Splintering Web

[This article was originally published on www.SLAW.ca in September, 2010] Five years ago, law firm web strategy for most firms I encountered consisted of the following statement:  “Yes, we have a website”.  If a firm could check that box, most felt they had done their duty and could get back to the more important work […]

Brands Don’t Matter. Or Do They?

(Authors note:  A version of this article was first published on SLAW in July, 2010. ) In my experience, lawyers as a whole are not overly enthused about talk of brands and branding. If you must focus time, thought, money or all of the foregoing on a marketing effort of some kind, most would prefer to […]

The Law Firm iPhone App Comes To Canada – Torys LLP

Torys LLP has launched what appears to be the first Canadian law firm iPhone application.  Available as a free download via the iTunes app store, the app includes sections incorporating the firm’s twitter stream, publications, a lawyer directory, video content and firm contact information and maps. While they may be first to market in Canada, […]

Best of the Canadian Legal Web in 2009

The Canadian Bar Association’s National Magazine recently published their inaugural survey of Canada’s best law firm websites in a feature article in their December 2009 issue and I am proud to report that Skunkworks client Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP took home two awards – one for the best law firm website in British Columbia […]

ICBC gearing up for trademark battle(s)?

Several articles are hitting the wires yesterday and today about the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia’s decision to sue Stainton Ventures Ltd. the owner of the www.icbcadvice.com website for unauthorized use of ICBC’s official marks. The website offers free advice to the public on dealing with ICBC, links to a variety of “recommended service providers” […]

Who has the best Canadian Law Firm Website?

Jordan Furlong, intrepid editor of the Canadian Bar Association’s NATIONAL magazine has launched a search for Canada’s best law firm websites. He has hand-picked a group of judges to make the call, with the results being released this fall. Categories include: 1. Big Firm (national/multi-jursidictional 2. Small firm/solo 3. British Columbia 4. Prairies 5. Ontario […]

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