Why Should You Post to JD Supra? “Let Them See”

[Editor’s note – guest post: the following was written by JD Supra contributor Adrianos Facchetti; we’re pleased to be sharing it here.]

 Why Should You Post to JD Supra?

"If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see." – Henry David Thoreau

My partner, a brilliant attorney in his 70s, didn’t believe me when I told him that I could fax him a document from my computer. In fact, he bet me a steak dinner that I couldn’t do it. We sat in his office as I hit the send button. About a minute later, when the fax came out of his machine he was totally amazed You should have seen his face.

The point of the story is that I can’t convince you of anything. You have to see it to believe it. The same is true of JD Supra.

I stumbled across JD Supra about a couple of months ago. I didn’t really know what it was at first, or how it could help me promote my law practice (my first thought was of a multi-headed water snake that lived in a swamp near Lerna in the land of Argos). But somehow I knew it was a good thing and so I gave it a shot. I posted a couple of documents to the site. I also set up an RSS feed of my documents from JD Supra to my blog. Less then a week later, a prospective client told me: "I like the fact that you have samples of your work on your blog. It gave me a chance to look at your work firsthand before I talked to you."

I got it at the moment. The client wanted to see my work before he hired me. Clients like transparency. They like to see things before they buy them, even if they have no idea what the words on the page mean. Just like my partner, he couldn’t understand the value of something until he saw it with his own eyes.

You should give JD Supra a try as well. Upload some documents and see what happens. You’ll learn as I did, that clients will hire you if you just "let them see."

– Adrianos Facchetti


[Adrianos Facchetti is based in Los Angeles; he publishes the California Defamation Law Blog. His legal practice also covers commercial, real estate, and land use litigation; unfair business practices; nuisance law; and appellate work. You’ll also find Adrianos engaging his colleagues and friends on Twitter, easily living up to the proclamation in his JD Supra profile that he is "a really nice guy." Agreed.

We frequently ask JD Supra contributors if they’re interested to write guests entries on JD Scoop. We have a number of such posts in the works, and are pleased to start with this one. Disclaimer: I asked Adrianos to write on any subject – and no money changed hands. Therefore, the blame for these kind words sits squarely with his new client…]