Celia Colista

Celia Colista is a writer and editor who comes from a family of lawyers. Originally from Detroit and a former resident of Chicago and Brooklyn, she currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Recent Articles

How Do Clients Research and Find Their Attorneys?

In the recent report, Hiring an Attorney 2019, Martindale-Avvo examined a number of factors about how legal consumers behave when it comes time to hire a lawyer. One of those factors includes what resources clients use to conduct research. While many start with referrals from friends and family to find an attorney, an equal number…Read More

Your Clients Shopped Around Before Hiring You

When prospective clients contact you, you probably don’t think much about how they decided to hire you. Even if their path to your practice seemed like a straight line — perhaps the result of a client referral — their consumer journey likely took a few detours before reaching your door. In a recent Martindale-Avvo study,…Read More

Speed Is Key When Responding To Inquiries

Consumer expectations have changed. Before the internet and smart phones, law offices were simpler places where a receptionist answered calls from prospective clients and lawyers and assistants called them back. But with technology accelerating the pace of just about everything, consumers want immediate satisfaction in the form of responses to their inquiries. So how long…Read More

Why Live Chat Is Here to Stay

Once the province of retail customers who would rather type a request rather than wait on hold for 15 minutes, live chat is now a ubiquitous online tool across industries that is quickly becoming a preferred means of communication by consumers. According to a recent Forbes article, “Emerging Trends in Customer Communication Preferences,” the numbers…Read More

Ways to Improve Your Firm’s Facebook Page

With 2.38 billion active monthly users,  Facebook offers a valuable platform to market your law practice and interact with potential clients. Just as the sheer amount of user data that Facebook collects gives businesses — law practices included — the ability to effectively pinpoint a target market, it also helps consumers to quickly locate local…Read More

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