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November 19, 2022

Top ideas for legal blog posting

Online marketing plays a pivotal role in the success of any legal company. In turn, blogging remains one of the most powerful ways to connect with your clients and drive them to action. Writing blogs is also about a relationship being established.

In this article, we’re going to outline some of the benefits of writing regularly on a legal blog. We’ll also include a number of ideas so that you can get started up and writing today.

You need clients who trust your services to operate your successful law firm or solo practice. There’re many ways at your disposal to reach clients. However, your online presence is paramount in luring the target audience in the internet era. To convert your website visitors into loyal customers, you need to raise your authority and credibility in the eyes of existing and potential clients. Relevant blog posting can help.

What kinds of posts are worth writing most to reach the right audience? We compiled some blog post ideas to help you create a stunning legal blog. 

#1 Advise on your specific practice area

If you’re an expert in one or several legal practice areas, you can showcase your competencies and experience by writing posts on topics you’re most competent at. This way, you give meaningful advice to your potential clients.

Publishing posts describing every part of your practice area allows your clients to find answers to questions related to their cases.

For example, if you’re a family lawyer, you can write about every area of family law independently rather than publishing one general blog post. You can devote one article to marriage and divorce cases’ peculiarities, provide recommendations on a safety plan in case of domestic violence in another, and so on.

Another advantage is that you have no limit in length; it’s up to you how long or short your blog posts are.

#2 Write about the most recent legal trends

Changes in law will barely occupy the first headlines on Google’s search. Especially if those changes don’t have vast implications, are minor, or concern a specific law practice area. 

By creating blog posts highlighting recent developments, changes, and approaches in the area your direct clients are most interested in, your blog can serve as a trustworthy source of education and knowledge.

For example, if you practice family law, you can write about changes to divorce law, such as the changes to UK divorce law that came into play on 6 April 2022, signifying that no-fault divorce officially became a feasible option for married couples who decided to separate. You can also back up your facts with official links.

#3 Create “How to” guides 

People prefer complicated things to be explained easier and step by step. The most apparent benefit of such content is that guides break down information into the smallest pieces and straightforward ideas. 

Besides, guide-like posts are well-optimized for search engines and can improve your website rankings. Your posts’ titles are exactly what your clients ask for when typing their questions on Google, such as: “What are the steps of a child adoption process?” or “What documents are required for child adoption in (a country name)?” etc. 

#4 Outline the trial process’s stages

You can take your readers, especially those without experience in court, through each part of a trial process with the help of detailed guides.

For example, you may publish a post about requirements for preparing a complaint to start a case, what each trial stage includes, or illustrate complex trial cases in a courtroom.

#5 Develop case studies

Tell your readers about your successful cases and how you’ve handled them. Clients can discover that many of your represented cases are similar to their own issues. So they won’t hesitate to choose you as a lawyer to help resolve their problems.

If you have years of experience and a bunch of fruitful cases during your career in law, you can devote a separate web page to get the word out about your lawsuits. 

#6 Do guest blogging

Guest posts are a powerful SEO hack. Guest posting can help lawyers increase brand recognition, build credibility, and reach the top Google results to drive quality web traffic. 

The algorithm should understand that your website is a trusted source with the proper “authority” level to get higher on search results. 

From Google’s perspective, the proper “authority” level means your website is perceived as a thought leader, so it’s worth ranking high. 

You can get new readers and followers by writing posts for the website your potential clients already trust. Moreover, if a guest website’s domain has a high authority, your content will rank better on Google. 

You can also add links in your guest posts that will point to your website, bringing in new clients. 

#7 Add the most frequently asked questions 

You may already have added a FAQ section to your website, but more is needed to reach the top of search results and attract more clients. Practical advice is to add FAQs to your blog posts, case studies, and guides. Your clients may immediately find solutions to their concerns without scrolling your website pages and searching for the right section.

You can also increase organic web traffic by adding relevant keywords that clients frequently search for. 

#8 Break up common legal myths

People need help when distinguishing truth from a legal myth. You can try to dispel the common myths around the law and reveal them in your blog posts. 

For example, some may think that personal injury matters always last long. But it’s not necessarily true; many such cases can be resolved before even getting to court.

Another point is to believe that a person is always responsible for their property’s damages or theft. But injuries done on your property don’t automatically make you liable for it. Chances that criminals sue you are high, so you need to find a qualified lawyer to handle the case. 

#9 Foreseen future legal trends 

We all are curious about what lies ahead. Readers interested in your law practice area will be eager to hear your opinion on possible legal changes. 

You can write about trends, recent news, interviews, research, etc., and predict what shifts are about to happen. 

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Olena Ivanenko

Author, Content Creator at Jusnote

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