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    What does your law firm logo suggest to your potential clients?

    You only have one chance to make a first impression. Upon meeting a new or prospective client and exchanging business cards, the client
    will get an impression of your firm based on the
    law firm logo alone.

    So, what does your logo say about your firm?

    Your law firm logo represents your law firm to the outside world.

    Every seemingly insignificant aspect of it makes an impression on the client.
    Font. Color scheme. Name arrangement. Text size.

    Spacing. Inclusion of a scale or gavel image.

    Looking at your business card and firm logo, your client gets an impression. Your client forms an idea
    in his or her head of what your firm stands for. Is your logo modern or traditional?

    Does it make you look frugal and indifferent, like you made the logo
    yourself in Microsoft Word or does it look like you value your reputation and
    appearance, and had a professional designer create the logo?

    Before approaching a logo designer or creating the logo yourself, there are some very important steps
    you can take to get a clear picture of what the logo should entail and how it
    should represent your law firm.

    Tip 1: Look at your competitors

    You don't want your law firm to look like the other
    law firms in your practice area and location, lest your firm be unmemorable to the client.
    The last thing you want to do is confuse the client with
    what sets your firm apart from everyone else. See what you like about their logos.
    Make notes. Try and gauge how their logos make you perceive their law firms.
    Do their logos make the firms appear professional or do they seem like the firms are unremarkable?
    Think about what you like and don't like about these firm
    logos when deciding on how your own logo is going to look.

    Tip 2: Modern or traditional? Decide on a theme

    Do you want your logo to be modern or traditional?

    These are the two main theme options for law firm logos. This usually means the difference between serif and sans-serif font.

    What does that mean? Open Microsoft Word or Google Docs. Type your law firm name in Times New Roman, Georgia, or Garamond font.

    Then, type your firm name again in either Arial or Helvetica.
    The first three fonts are considered serif fonts
    because you can see they have little lines on the bottom and sides
    of letters like A, B, and C. The sans-serif fonts do not have these lines.
    Serif fonts are associated with newspapers, considered more traditional
    fonts. Sans-serif fonts are associated with
    Internet content and are considered modern. Do you want your law firm
    to have the appearance of a traditional, storied practice or do you want it to appear
    sleek, adaptive, and modern? The choice is yours.

    Tip 3: Choose a Font

    Now that we've decided whether to go serif or sans-serif,
    we need to choose which font is going to represent the firm.
    First thing's first, it should be noted that you should NOT
    use a commonly used font. Arial, Helvetica,
    Times New Roman. People see these fonts every day.

    Whether they recognize them immediately as Arial, Helvetica, or Times New Roman, people know these fonts.
    They see Times New Roman while reading the newspaper.

    They see Helvetica when getting on the subway. They see Arial
    while reading websites. These fonts do not make an impression anymore.

    There are many sites where you can download fonts for free.
    Google has a directory of free fonts, most of which you're guaranteed
    to not have come across. Take a look around. Use the
    Google Font tool to test out your law firm name in different fonts and compare
    them side by side.

    One last tip on choosing a font: Don't be indecisive. While two or
    three fonts may look similar to you, your clients will never know the difference when you choose a font for your law firm logo.
    They will never know that it was down to three similar fonts.
    The client will likely not be influenced any differently by similar looking fonts.

    You may want to ask someone else for their opinion on two or three fonts, but make a choice
    and stick with it.

    Tip 4: Choose your colors

    Online you can find many color wheel tools useful to help web designers choose color schemes.
    Click on a primary color and they will suggest complementary colors.
    Just make sure that you use a color selection helping tool.
    Otherwise, you may end up picking two colors that
    just don't work together.

    When picking colors try avoiding those of a law firm in your practice area and region.
    You want to make sure you stand apart in the mind of the client.
    If you think every color combination has been taken by the firms
    in your region, just ensure that your logo look different to distinguish you
    from your competitors.

    Tip 5: Images or No Images?

    Often a law firm logo entails an arrangement of the names of the partners.

    Sometimes it's an abbreviation of those names. Other times, the logo
    includes a tried and true symbol of the legal profession -
    the scales of justice - or a gavel - alongside the partner

    Generally, I hate the scales of justice and gavel.
    They've been played out. They're overdone. They're sickening.
    They're unimaginative.

    If you are going to include an image alongside your partner
    names, why not include a memorable image that represents your law firm,
    conveys professionalism, and also originality? You can do this by including an image, if you so choose, of the initials of the firm partners' names.
    If the firm is Crane, Poole, and Schmidt, you could have a small CPS initialed
    logo. This is a more modern element to law firm logos, differentiates
    the firm, and also looks professional. So, if you are going to include an image, consider shelving the gavel and scales for something a bit more contemporary and


    With all of these tips in mind, you're ahead of the game.
    Whether you decide to make a logo yourself or approach logo designers,
    you know what you want your logo to convey. You know the message you
    want your clients to receive. You know how your competitors look and how you're going to look different.
    Now, you can clearly envision what your logo is going to look like without having to get wildly different designs from a designer
    that won't be useful for your firm.

    If you are proficient at Photoshop, I would suggest
    taking a shot at creating a logo yourself. If not, maybe you should
    consider hiring a logo designer. In this crowdsourcing era of Internet technology, logo designs can be incredibly inexpensive.

    There are many sites now like 99designs.com where you can crowdsource
    your logo design, having up to several hundred design mock-ups sent
    to you by freelance designers, with you choosing and paying for your favorite.

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