Monthly Archives: October 2008

YouLaw: TECHNOLAWYER REVIEW by Gerry Oginski

ANOTHER TECHNOLAWYER REVIEW BY GERRY OGINSKI
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YOULAW: LAW OFFICES OF FERN TREVINO, TIPS FOR ILLINOIS EMPLOYEES WHO ARE ABOUT TO BE / WERE FIRED
By Gerry Oginski

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TechnoScore: 4.5
1 = Lowest Possible Score; 5 = Highest Possible Score

This is an all-around excellent video from the Law Offices of Fern Trevino. Informative. Helpful. Educational. Precise. And did I say educational?

Fern Trevino knocks it out of the ballpark with this video discussing what you should and should not do if you think you might be fired. The graphics that are interspersed in the video are well done and pose questions that Trevino answers. Her general advice is confidence-inspiring. I did, however, deduct half a point for reasons discussed below.

To see the full review, go to the article at Technolawyer Blog, http://blog.technolawyer.com/youlaw/index.html

YouLaw: The Dolan Law Firm, Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in San Francisco, California

TECHNOLAWYER REVIEW BY GERRY OGINSKI

YouLaw: The Dolan Law Firm, Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in San Francisco, California
By Gerry Oginski | Thursday, September 25, 2008

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TechnoScore: 4.0
1 = Lowest Possible Score; 5 = Highest Possible Score
The Opening Reversal Gets This Video Off to a Good Start

This video by The Dolan Law Firm immediately commands your attention because the client makes no bones that she does not like lawyers. This unexpected statement makes for an unusually refreshing client testimonial. Her attitude changes once she starts describing how Chris Dolan, her San Francisco-based accident lawyer, was able to help her in a car v. motorcycle case. She looks at the camera straight-on, and even goes so far to say that she never imagined that she would ever become friends with a lawyer.

So far so good. As a potential client searching for an attorney online, I would then expect to see her attorney on camera, either in a split screen or immediately following her comments to discuss the challenges and outcome of her case. Such an appearances would bolster his credibility.

But Chris Dolan does not appear in the video — a head scratcher.

In that… Continue reading

YouLaw: Greenberg & Rudman, Glendale Car Accident Lawyer & Motorcycle Injury Attorney

TECHNOLAWYER VIDEO REVIEW BY GERRY OGINSKI

YouLaw: Greenberg & Rudman, Glendale Car Accident Lawyer & Motorcycle Injury Attorney
By Gerry Oginski | Friday, September 26, 2008

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TechnoScore: 0
1 = Lowest Possible Score; 5 = Highest Possible Score
The Worst Law Firm Video Ever? Maybe.

You should watch this video by Greenberg & Rudman to see exactly what you should not do as an attorney trying to market yourself using online video. This “video” consists of nothing more than a photo of an advertisement for the firm.

The three photos in the ad show damaged and destroyed cars, which as a potential client looking for an attorney online, would not give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

There is no voice, no people. Nothing. In my book, this “video” gets a big fat zero. I cannot imagine any potential client choosing to call this law firm based on this “video.”

To read my full review, click on the title for the link to Technolawyer Blog. Enjoy those videos!

YouLaw: The Law Office of Jeffrey D. Rowe, Fresno Drunk Driving Attorney

TECHNOLAWYER VIDEO REVIEW BY GERRY OGINSKI

YouLaw: The Law Office of Jeffrey D. Rowe, Fresno Drunk Driving Attorney
By Gerry Oginski | Tuesday, September 30, 2008

TechnoScore: 1.0
1 = Lowest Possible Score; 5 = Highest Possible Score
If you want a laugh and nostalgic memories of watching Batman and Robin when you were in grade school, then give this video by The Law Office of Jeffrey D. Rowe a brief, very brief, moment of your time.

The video consists of a series of photo slides that are supposed to persuade you to call the firm if you are arrested for DUI in Fresno. The “video” starts off with music that sounds like it was a spoof for a lawyer commercial. Goofy. In my mind I’m thinking “Pow,” “Kablam!” “Boom,” and “I can’t believe this is a lawyer video.”

Twenty seconds into the picture montage, there’s a picture of someone jumping in the air, with the sub-heading “For the best outcome.” While the picture is shown, you’ve got this Batman theme music running the length of this “video.” Even more ridiculous is that the video length is 55 seconds, but at 28 seconds, the montage ends and you are left… Continue reading

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites: My Debut on TechnoLawyer's 'Back Bench'

I’m pleased to report that attorney Robert Ambrogi has just announced on his popular blog his debut as a new video critic on Technolawyer’s YouLaw, written by me. The ‘Back Bench’ makes up a trio of insightful attorneys providing vivid commentary aimed at evaluating lawyer videos appearing online at YouTube. Welcome to YouLaw, Robert.

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites: My Debut on TechnoLawyer's 'Back Bench'

Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites: My Debut on TechnoLawyer’s ‘Back Bench’

I’m pleased to report that attorney Robert Ambrogi has just announced on his popular blog his debut as a new video critic on Technolawyer’s YouLaw, written by me. The ‘Back Bench’ makes up a trio of insightful attorneys providing vivid commentary aimed at evaluating lawyer videos appearing online at YouTube. Welcome to YouLaw, Robert.

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites: My Debut on TechnoLawyer's 'Back Bench'

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I looked up what kind of production companies are out there producing the kind of videos that I was interested in. And really, I was dissatisfied with the vast majority of the videos that were out there. They were not what I was looking for – except for Gerry Oginski. We were looking for someone who understood our needs and yet had the expertise to be able to pull all of the necessary components of producing a video and getting it uploaded. Gerry was the one who stood completely head and shoulders above anybody else’s out there.

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Oldfield & Helsdon, PLLC