Prior to the internet most DUI law firms got their business through referrals or the yellow pages. Referrals are still the way to go in terms of business and growing your law practice. Assuming you can get a steady diet to maintain your firm. Yellow pages have gone the way of the dinosaurs, and what has taken their place, the internet.DUI Law Firm in Los Angeles
As you may know the world of DUI defense has become increasingly competitive. Mostly due to the high number of law school graduates unable to get a job, the massive lay offs at Prosecutor and Public Defender offices, and the perception it is easy to start a DUI practice due to the low cost and ability to manage the firm as a solo practitioner.
Because of this competitive world and the number of lawyers out there practicing in this area of law. It is has been more and more important to maintain a business website. Why you ask?
Referrals are still the most common way to generate business, but the second most common way is through internet searches. Search engines like Google, and Bing are what most people turn to in their searches of many common businesses including DUI law firms. Having a website is the only way a potential client is going to find you through these searches.
Additionally having a website is a great way to network your business. I can’t tell you how many times I have met with a potential client or a colleague and told them to check out my website. Many people are constantly connected to the internet. Through their cell phones, tablets, small laptops most people just surf the internet. Without a website you will not be able to network. Which brings me up to my last reason.
Law firm databases. Many sites are popping up ranking lawyers, or law firms, etc. To have access to these sites and maintain a profile you need a website. Probably behind search engine searches, and referrals, these profiles are the next best thing to generate business. If you don’t have website you’re missing out on these niches.