for business owners and professionals to successfully
From: Your Legal Resource, PLLC
"Your Connection Partner in your
Lori is a 20 year attorney and owner of
legal referral and legal consulting
known as Your Legal Resource,
individuals and small businesses in need of legal advice or
representation with the right lawyer. Her team of attorneys
cover all areas of specialty throughout Metro
helps solo and small firm attorneys start and grow their
practices by effectively branding
marketing themselves, mastering networking,
effective strategic relationships
generate clients and revenue.
Recent Event Photos:
WBA E-Discovery Lunch -n- Learn 1/21/10
Social Media Strategies for Attorneys
Half Day Workshop For Attorneys: Effective
Strategies To Improve Your Law Firm's Bottom Line 1/28/10
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you know who could benefit from this
or our services.
Check out our blog, published every Tuesday: Read it here
Did you know....
Michigan's Lemon Law is Still Alive and
Well? Click here to read about a recent
Mercedes-Benz Lemon Law Judgment in Wisconsin.
Jurors can't tweet, email, text or otherwise
communicate with anyone about a case during a jury
Click here to read what one juror did.
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deemed copyrighted material?
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Check Out What
We've Been Up To:
Your Legal Resource was featured in the Detroit and
Macomb Legal News. Click here
Lori Williams spoke at these events:
3/12: Marketers Among Us.
branding, marketing, networking, and referral
3/17: Center for Creative
Studies. Topic: "5
Reasons You May Need A Business Lawyer"
3/26: Motor City Connect 3rd
Conference. Topic: "When, Where, and
How to Find An Attorney"
Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce Members. Topic: Beyond the Basics:
Relationships Building Skills. Co-Presented
with Elisabeth Garbeil in an interactive workshop for
professionals about branding and referral partners.
Let us know if you need a speaker for
your group or business!
made me wonder, if a Rock star's brand isn't litigation proof,
how strong is your brand? Or mine? Can you be replaced in the
eyes of your client, boss, or co-workers? Or can someone
else use your company name or logo or tag line?
copyrights, trademarks, and patents are intended to protect
intellectual property, the protection is not necessarily bullet
proof, or lawsuit proof. Someone may try to steal the
idea, name, or product that you've protected. That's why
intellectual property litigation is such a hot area of the
law. Obtaining the protection is only one part of the
process. Defending intellectual property is another
Aerosmith's management does not heed the "cease and
desist" letter from Steven Tyler's lawyer, litigation will
likely follow on the issue of a new lead singer for the
band. Do you think Steven Tyler or Aerosmith would
prevail if the matter went to court? Could Aerosmith be
as popular with another lead singer? Maybe, maybe
not. It's hard to replace an icon successfully. His
brand is pretty strong.
about your brand? Could you leave your firm, company, or
other place of business and take the clients with you?
Are they loyal to you because of your brand, or the company or
firm you work for? Something to think about. In
this day and age, no one's job or brand is bullet proof.
Not even a Rock Star. The stronger your relationships
with your clients/"fans", the more muscle you have in
any legal or business dispute.
invite your thoughts on this topic. Is Steven the reason
for the band's legendary success? Should he call it
quits, and allow himself to be replaced by a younger lead
singer for the band? Or should the public decide this
dispute with their dollars? If they don't like the
replacement, they won't buy the music, attend the concerts,
etc. Remember when Van Halen tried to replace David Lee
Roth with Sammy Haggar as the lead singer? It didn't last
long and eventually David Lee Roth came back. The public
has a clear vote when it comes to celebrity brands. Would
your "public" vote with their dollars to keep you as
their lawyer, consultant, doctor, etc.?
free to send me an email or post your comments to my blog here.
All my best,
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Network with Attorneys?
Join us for the Annual Dinner of the
Women's Bar Association, May 19th, 6-8pm
at the Radisson in Bloomfield Hills.
All Professionals welcome. click
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For more information, or for a FREE consultation,
Lori T. Williams
Your Legal Resource, PLLC
P.O. Box 1552
Birmingham, Michigan 48012-1552
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the last year and she is great at what she does. Her workshops
and seminars always provide valuable information and expert insight
(I look forward to attending more in the future) into the topic
at hand. Her resources and network are second to none and I
look forward to working with Lori over many years to
come." Todd Gers, Gers
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