On April 18, 2015, LawyerLocate.ca officially launched our new, modern, responsive, website in preparation for Mobile Day. With our new launch comes a number of improvements to the functionality of the website both for clients seeking legal representation and for our lawyer members.
Today, I’m going to highlight the changes to the lawyer profile pages.
Times in the lawyer referral business have changed. When LawyerLocate.ca Inc. was first launched, being a member meant having an internet presence you probably didn’t otherwise have. LawyerLocate.ca Inc. was so much more than a referral service or a directory. And, it still is, but, differently than it was then.
Today, clients seeking legal representation feel more comfortable doing their own research. With the power of the Internet, they can find ample information on a lawyer before contacting them for a consultation. Reviews, blogs, interviews, social media, video, and the list goes on.
That’s why, now more than ever, it’s important for lawyers to be transparent and forthcoming.
New & Improved Profile Pages
LawyerLocate.ca Inc.’s new profile pages are a venue for clients to gather information and research before hiring a lawyer.
Let’s take a closer look each new feature to see what your profile could look like.
Note: We are in the process of emailing all of our members with recommendations on how to take advantage of our new website features.
Multiple Phone Numbers
Previously, there was only one telephone number field. (Some lawyers would cram multiple phone numbers into one field.) Now, you can add multiple phone numbers to your profile.
Take advantage of this feature and add your toll free telephone number, fax number, emergency number, 24/hour hotline, or even your personal mobile number in addition to your main telephone number.
Unlimited Website Links
Lawyers can now list unlimited website links in their bio.
Take advantage of this feature and add your blog links, your LegalTube.ca profile page link, and any other links that might aid potential clients in the research of your practice.
New Social Media Buttons
We always had social media buttons on our profile pages, but now they’re modern and more prominent.
Take advantage of this feature and add all of your social media profile links to your profile. This allows potential clients to reach out and follow you wherever they see fit.
New Profile Photo
Our new profile photo is larger and more prominent on your profile page. Missing profile photo? This means the photo was too small, and when enlarged to fit the new website, was distorted.
Take advantage of this feature by emailing me a new, high-resolution photo. Show your potential clients who they’ll be speaking to in their consultation.
New Logo Feature
We now offer the opportunity to display your firm’s logo on your profile page. This makes your profile page more unique and professional.
Take advantage of this feature by emailing me a copy of your logo.
YouTube Video Embed
One of the most unique features to the new LawyerLocate.ca Inc. profile pages is the ability to embed YouTube videos. Convince potential clients of your skills, expertise, and intentions using this feature.
Take advantage of this feature by sending me links to the YouTube video you want included on your profile page.
Do you service multiple cities but you only have one office location? You can now include your listing on multiple city directories to get more exposure.
Take advantage of this feature to get the most out of your membership.
We want you to get the most out of your LawyerLocate.ca Inc. membership.
Take a look at your new LawyerLocate.ca Inc. profile page and let me know if there’s anything you’d like changed or added or have any questions.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for upcoming video tutorials on the new website features.
Natalie brings a passion to the business that ensures the entire LawyerLocate.ca team strives to improve the service for both lawyers and the general public. To that end, she is committed to ongoing communication with our members and welcomes and relies on clients’ input to continually evolve the service to make it better for all.
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