JDB 154: Dan Lear, Avvo | How to Optimize Your Avvo Profile


In this episode I interview Dan Lear, Director of Industry Relations for Avvo. Your Avvo profile is a big part of your overall online footprint for you as a lawyer and your law firm. Just Google your name followed by “lawyer” or “attorney” and you will likely see that your Avvo profile is in the top of three of search engine results.

This being the case, one of the first impressions potential clients will have of you is your Avvo profile.

Despite this many attorneys put little effort (or outright ignore) this prime internet real estate that could be used to bolster your online brand and really let people know what you and your practice are all about.

Dan Lear is a regular speaker at legal conferences all over the country where he speaks on all things Avvo, tech, and lawyering.  Dan has been mentioned, featured, or published in The ABA Journal, Law Practice Today, Law Technology News, NWLawyer, Above the Law and other legal industry press. In 2015 he was named to the FastCase 50 – a group of entrepreneurs, innovators, and trailblazers in the legal profession.

If you want to connect with Dan you can reach him via Twitter at @rightbrainlaw.


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