It is easy to assume that being a lawyer and running a law firm means the work will just come to you: somebody gets into trouble, and needs a lawyer, and then they call you up and request your services. As such, you may assume that you do not need to do any work in advertising your legal services in the Bay area. Unfortunately however, this isn’t the case, and there are several important reasons you need to be promoting your business.
First and foremost, it is critical to do work on promoting your law firm to simply get your name out there and make sure people know about you. Most people likely walk down the street or walk around the neighborhood and pay minimal attention to shops and businesses other than the ones they need and know about. This means that when they do need you, they may not know about you! Putting your name out there fixes this and makes you the first person they call when they get into trouble.
And you want to be the first person they call so that you can get in ahead of the competition. Larger communities in the Bay area have advertising for legal services all over the place, because there is so much competition, and a lot of lawyers looking to offer their services. This means, that without adequate advertising, you will get lost in the shuffle and people will not know anything about you, and certainly won’t call you when they need legal advice.
Advertising your law firm is a great way to not only show that you are in the community, but also to show that you are part of the community and that you care about the community. You can use your advertising budget to announce community initiatives that you are working on, or community events that you will be sponsoring. You can advertise for events that encourage the community to come together or for causes that are important to members of the community which you support. All of these things bode well for you as a business, as individuals, and as a contributing member to the local Bay area community which you are a part of.
Finally, don’t underestimate the power of advertising to help build trust with potential clients and boost your authority within the community. Few people are going to hire a lawyer or select a law firm that they have never heard of or that they know nothing about because they have not had the chance to develop trust and know that their case will be in the best hands.
Put some time and effort into the advertising campaign for your law firm and look at it as a great opportunity to boost your business and solidify your place in the community. Doing so will not only improve business, but it will also improve your trust and rapport with community members and give your firm a good name within the area