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Justia Connect is our exclusive membership program connecting lawyers with benefits and resources to help them achieve their professional and practice-growth goals. How? Keep reading to find out.
At Justia, we focus exclusively on the legal industry. From our efforts to make the law free and accessible to all through the Justia Legal Portal to our Justia Marketing Solutions designed specifically for lawyers, everything we do connects lawyers and the law to consumers.
With the launch of Justia Connect last year, our team leveraged this industry experience and expertise to create a unique membership program specifically for legal professionals. Keep reading to learn how the various benefits of your Justia Connect membership help you grow your practice.
Free Justia Profile in the Justia Lawyer Directory
The cornerstone of growing your practice with Justia Connect is your Justia Profile in the Justia Lawyer Directory. As such, it is only fitting that claiming your free Justia Profile is the first step in activating your free Justia Connect membership!
With millions of visits each month, the Justia Legal Portal is the most visited legal website in the United States. Your Justia Profile appearing in the Justia Lawyer Directory helps you increase your visibility online, creating more opportunities to connect with potential clients. Additionally, fully completed Justia Profiles tend to perform well in search engine results, offering members an additional opportunity to increase their visibility while strengthening their brand.
For members who want to take the benefits of their free Justia Profile one step farther, we offer Justia Premium Placements to help you increase your visibility in sponsored positions across our site.
Participation in Justia Ask A Lawyer
Justia Ask A Lawyer is a public question-and-answer forum where people can submit their basic legal questions to be answered by licensed attorneys. This presents a unique opportunity for lawyers to market their practice while helping someone facing an unfamiliar legal situation.
As a Justia Connect member, you are eligible to participate as an answerer on Justia Ask A Lawyer. Answering questions allows you to connect with more clients and showcase your legal knowledge. Wondering how?
First, it is important to understand that Justia Ask A Lawyer is a public forum, which means your answer connects you with both the person who originally submitted the question and other future site visitors. With every submitted answer, key profile and contact information from your Justia Lawyer Directory profile is displayed, increasing your visibility and offering more people the opportunity to contact your firm.
In addition to being publicly available on the Justia Ask A Lawyer forum, answers are cataloged on your Justia Profile in the Justia Lawyer Directory. This means that future profile visitors also can review your answers while evaluating whether you are the right fit for their legal matter.
Finally, significant participation in Justia Ask A Lawyer offers you the chance to be featured in new places on our site, such as the Justia Ask A Lawyer Leaderboards and our quarterly Justia Onward blog post discussing Justia Ask A Lawyer participation.
Justia Deals for Justia Connect Members
The Justia Deals platform includes two branches: Justia Legal Deals and Justia Lifestyle Savings. These platforms each offer unique benefits that are designed to help you ultimately grow your practice.
Justia Legal Deals
With Justia Legal Deals, Justia Connect members can save on various products and services from leaders in the legal technology space. Each of these products is specifically created to help lawyers manage and expand their practices. Currently, over 15 different products offer these members-only savings opportunities to our Justia Connect members, and more are regularly added to the list.
Justia Lifestyle Savings
Justia Lifestyle Savings offers Justia Connect members discounts on thousands of products and services to enhance their personal and professional lives. While some of these savings are specifically for products you can use in your business, such as electronics and software, others offer savings that are more connected to your personal life, such as movie tickets, dining, and vacations.
If you wonder how personal savings can help you expand your business, just think about the impacts work-life balance can have on your practice. When discounts are available, many lawyers are more likely to enjoy a little rest and relaxation before returning to the hustle and bustle of their law firm.
Justia Daily Opinion Summaries
As every lawyer knows, being an effective practitioner requires staying up to date on the latest legal developments in your jurisdiction. However, this can be a time-consuming process that doesn’t always leave much room for focused marketing activities.
Justia Daily Opinion Summaries help ease this process by sending you timely summaries of newly released opinions in your chosen jurisdictions. You can request summaries from the highest court in each of the 50 U.S. states, each federal circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. If you practice in California, you can also choose to receive opinion summaries for all California appellate courts. Should you prefer to receive opinions for your practice area instead of your jurisdiction, we also offer our members weekly practice area summaries.
Legal Marketing Updates From Justia Onward
Finally, Justia Connect members can subscribe to the Justia Onward newsletter to receive legal marketing updates delivered directly to their inboxes. With these updates, you can ensure that you learn about the latest in legal marketing, including changes at Google that impact your SEO (search engine optimization) efforts, PPC best practices, branding tips, and more.
Final Thoughts: Why Do You Care?
Justia Connect offers free benefits specifically designed to help lawyers grow their practices – both directly and indirectly. The process of activating your free membership benefits is as simple as claiming your free Justia Lawyer Directory profile.
What’s more? In just a few short weeks, we are launching the next generation of Justia Connect: Justia Connect Pro. With this low-cost, optional membership upgrade, Justia Connect Pro members can take advantage of numerous additional benefits to help them expand their practice.
Want to be the first to know when Justia Connect Pro is available? Simply request a notification in your Justia Connect dashboard.