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Justia Connect is our exclusive membership program connecting lawyers with benefits and resources to achieve their professional and practice-growth goals. Check out this post to learn more about maximizing the potential of these benefits for lawyers!
In 2021, Justia leveraged our extensive experience in the legal industry to create a one-of-a-kind membership program offering unique, exclusive perks and benefits for lawyers. Then, just a few short months ago, we launched our upgraded membership for lawyers: Justia Connect Pro. When lawyers take their membership to the next level by becoming a Justia Connect Pro, they unlock numerous additional benefits to help them better achieve their goals.
While we continue to expand the benefits offered by our Justia Connect membership program for lawyers, this post is sharing insights into the current features and how they can be leveraged to their full potential to help lawyers achieve their goals.
Justia Connect Basic Membership Benefits
The Justia Connect Basic Membership is a free membership granting lawyers access to the core features of Justia Connect. Each of these benefits can help lawyers more effectively expand their practice and more efficiently take on their daily tasks. In addition, these benefits help promote work-life balance by also facilitating savings on various opportunities to unwind, gifts for special occasions, and more.
Free Justia Profile in the Justia Lawyer Directory
Maximizing the practice-growth potential presented by Justia Connect begins with taking advantage of the lawyer’s free profile in the Justia Lawyer Directory. To activate their Justia Connect memberships, lawyers must first claim their free profiles in the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Because the Justia Portal is the most visited legal website in the United States – and because the Justia Lawyer Directory receives millions of visits each year from potential clients – appearing the Justia Lawyer Directory helps lawyers benefit by connecting with new, high-value potential clients that are actively searching for a lawyer. The Justia Profile also helps lawyers increase their general online visibility and strengthen their professional brand.
To make the most of this benefit, lawyers should complete their Justia Profile in the Justia Lawyer Directory with as much information as possible. Within the Justia Lawyer Directory profile editing interface, lawyers can track their profile completeness and get suggestions on the next high-value areas they should complete.
If you cannot complete your Justia Profile all at once, we suggest following this multi-phased approach for strategically filling out your profile information for maximum benefit.
Participation in Justia Ask A Lawyer
As Justia Connect members, lawyers become eligible to participate in Justia Ask A Lawyer, our public question-and-answer forum for legal questions and answers.
Through Justia Ask A Lawyer, lawyers can potentially connect with current potential clients (someone with a legal question now) and showcase their knowledge to future potential clients browsing our forum.
If you are interested in learning more about using Justia Ask A Lawyer as a tool to market your practice, we invite you to check out this previous Justia Onward post.
Justia Deals includes both our Justia Legal Deals and Justia Lifestyle Savings platforms. Through these programs, Justia Connect members can save money while focusing on their business needs and time away from their office.
Justia Legal Deals
With Justia Legal Deals lawyers can save on products and services from leaders in the legal software and technology industries. Currently, over 20 companies are offering savings to our Justia Connect members on everything from legal research solutions to receptionist services, time tracking, and more!
These solutions help our members leverage effective practice management solutions while also saving money they can reallocate to their marketing budget or other business needs.
If you do not see a legal deal that currently meets your practice needs, it pays to check back frequently for updates and additional savings! We continue to regularly add new deals to the platform so that our members can get the most from this benefit.
Justia Lifestyle Savings
Through Justia Lifestyle Savings, our member lawyers can save on everything from business products to new electronics for the office. In addition, the benefits for lawyers provided by Justia Lifestyle Savings are designed to help them also recharge and enjoy their time outside of the office through various entertainment offerings, vacation discounts, and more!
With these discounts, you can take advantage of keeping more money in your pocket while upgrading key tools you need in your office, as well as save on activities that support a positive work-life balance by enjoying some R & R. You can even leverage Justia Lifestyle Savings while on the go with our convenient mobile app (available for iPhone and Android)!
Justia Daily Opinion Summaries
The law is constantly evolving and changing! Keeping up on developing jurisprudence is an important part of a lawyer’s practice. With Justia Daily Opinion Summaries, we make this process smoother for Justia Connect members.
Our attorney-written opinion summaries are split into daily jurisdictional newsletters (sent each day with summaries of newly released opinions from a lawyer’s chosen courts on the previous day) and weekly newsletters covering nationwide developments in an attorney’s selected practice areas over the previous week.
To get the most out of this benefit, we suggest you subscribe to the weekly newsletters in your core practice area(s), as well as the daily newsletters for your state appellate court and applicable federal circuit court. You can also always update these preferences later!
Legal Marketing Updates From the Justia Onward Blog
Lawyers with a Justia Connect membership are also eligible to request Legal Marketing Updates from the Justia Onward blog as part of their membership benefits. These updates keep Justia Connect members in the know with the latest news and information about legal marketing and technology trends, as well as tips and tricks for effective marketing, delivered directly to a lawyer’s inbox.
In order to maximize your full Justia Connect membership benefits, we encourage you to request these updates. You will receive 2-3 emails each week that alert you about the new insights shared via the Justia Onward blog.
Justia Connect Pro Membership Benefits
The Justia Connect Pro Membership is a low-cost, high-value membership upgrade unlocking all of the benefits for lawyers that Justia Connect has to offer. Each of these benefits is designed to help lawyers further boost their legal marketing strategies, expand their practices, and achieve their goals.
Justia Connect Pro Credit
Justia Connect Pro members automatically unlock additional savings on their digital marketing efforts through Justia Marketing Solutions. Lawyers who upgrade to Justia Connect Pro receive $100 in Justia Credit that can be utilized on Justia Premium Placements, Justia Elevate websites, or Justia Amplify PPC management services. These savings make it easier than ever to take advantage of Justia’s specialized digital marketing products and services for law firms.
Using your Justia Credit is as easy as sharing the unique credit code in your Justia Connect dashboard with the Justia Team member assisting you with purchasing or renewing eligible products. Remember, your Justia Credit will expire at the end of your membership term so be sure to contact our team to schedule your free consultation if you are not sure what product would work best for you!
Justia Webinars are presentations from leaders in the technology, marketing, and legal industries offering lawyers additional learning and professional development opportunities through their membership. While some webinars are open to all Justia Connect members, many of the benefits for lawyers associated with Justia Webinars are designed specifically for Justia Connect Pros!
For example, Justia Connect Pro members have exclusive access to the on-demand recordings of previous Justia Webinars. Additionally, Pros enjoy priority registration access for many of our Justia Webinars and exclusive access to Pro-only presentations at various times throughout the year.
To take advantage of this benefit, be sure you regularly check your Justia Connect dashboard for information on the next upcoming webinar, and keep an eye on your email for alerts when the on-demand recordings become available!
Eye-Catching Justia Connect Pro Badge
When a lawyer becomes a Justia Connect Pro member, they receive our eye-catching Justia Connect Pro Badge. This badge is added next to their name in their Justia Lawyer Directory profile and is included when the lawyer appears in any Expanded Visibility positions on the Justia platform.
It is also included with the lawyer’s information when answering questions on Justia Ask A Lawyer and, if the Pro member has participated enough to appear on a Justia Ask A Lawyer leaderboard, the Justia Connect Pro Badge is included next to his or her name there as well!
To get the most from this benefit, you should ensure you have selected an engaging, professional profile picture for your Justia Profile, keep your contact information in your profile up to date, and participate in Justia Ask A Lawyer regularly.
Enhanced Justia Profile in the Justia Lawyer Directory
The free Justia Profile is the cornerstone of our Justia Connect Basic Memberships and this benefit is taken to the next level with a Justia Connect Pro Membership. Upon upgrading to Justia Connect Pro, competitor ads are removed from a lawyer’s profile in the Justia Lawyer Directory and a contact form is integrated prominently on the profile, allowing clients to more easily connect with the lawyers through their Justia Profile.
Of course, this enhanced profile offering is more beneficial to your practice when you keep your Justia Profile up-to-date and complete it as fully as possible.
Lawyers with a Justia Connect Pro Membership can also choose Featured Reviews to appear on their Justia Profile and at the top of their associated reviews pages. This benefit helps lawyers put their best foot forward in the Justia Lawyer Directory and is exclusive to Justia Connect Pros! Featured Reviews are not available with any other Justia Product or service!
To leverage this benefit to its full potential, you should take care to ensure you have requested reviews from clients, as well as your peers. To learn more about client reviews, you can check out our previous Onward post about client reviews in the Justia Lawyer Directory. For information on peer reviews and your Justia Lawyer Rating, you can check out this resource.
Justia Connect Pro members also enjoy the potential for increased visibility in various locations across the Justia platform as availability permits, such as Justia Ask A Lawyer and the Justia Legal Portal. While this increased visibility does not extend to the Justia Lawyer Directory listing pages (those spaces are reserved exclusively for lawyers with Justia Premium Placements), it still presents additional opportunities to connect with new potential clients.
As with any benefit that showcases your Justia Profile, it is important to ensure you complete your profile as much as possible and keep your information accurate.
Final Thoughts: Why Do You Care?
Justia Connect offers lawyers exclusive and unique benefits to grow their practices, developed leveraging our years of legal industry experience. With both free and paid membership tiers, there is something available for everyone!
Activating your free Justia Connect membership is simple. Just claim your free Justia Profile in the Justia Lawyer Directory to get started. If you are ready to take your membership to the next level and get everything Justia Connect has to offer, you can Go Pro here.Related Posts
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