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What Are the Benefits of a Legal Directory Listing?

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Laws are meant to serve many purposes, including establishing standards, maintaining order, resolving disputes, and protecting citizens’ liberties and rights. Lawyers act as advisors to clients, informing them of their legal rights and obligations and explaining how to address their legal issues. Members of the legal profession represent individuals who are seeking justice for various legal matters. The importance of a legal directory should not be overlooked. A legal directory is similar to a business directory, but it is specifically used for law firms. It is essentially an online list of law firms, attorneys, and judges within specific practice areas or geographic locations. A web-based searchable listing of legal professionals helps prospective clients find help when they need it most. 

Advantages to “Being Seen”

Due to the importance of local search results (Google Maps, for example) and online reviews, directory listings should be part of any law firm’s overall online marketing strategy. In many cases, admission to legal directories is permanent or lasts for a substantial period of time. Therefore, purchasing listings under numerous directories can be considered a one-time expense that can benefit a law firm’s overall search engine optimization (SEO). Here are a few of the added benefits a listing in a legal directory provides:

  • Paying for a listing on one or two directories can include as many practice areas as possible. A link to the firm’s website can garner direct leads, improving search engine rankings. 

  • Internet search engines continually reference legal directories to learn more about a specific law firm. Pertinent information about a practice can give a firm the added SEO authority to rank higher in online search results. 

  • Legal directories are a fairly inexpensive marketing tool that drives traffic and possible clientele to your firm. Once a listing is complete, it can generate new clients who may not have known a firm existed in their city or county. Most users who are on legal directory sites are actively looking for attorneys or law firms.

  • Reputation management is key to a law firm’s continued success. Positive reviews on an attorney’s directory profiles can directly impact a firm’s reputation. In addition, directories that encourage endorsements from other attorneys are helpful if someone is looking for a lawyer in a specific practice area.

Become an Elite Lawyer Today


Being listed in a legal directory can help your firm attain the status it deserves by increasing its exposure to potential clients. In addition, a strong online presence can drive traffic to your website. At Elite Lawyer, we recognize law firms and attorneys across the United States who are leaders in their areas of practice. We are dedicated to offering an inclusive directory that helps clients connect with qualified attorneys. To learn more about Elite Lawyer or to nominate an attorney, contact us today at 833-40-ELITE (833-403-5483).

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