Background: Chard.Net has been in business since 2000. We have worked with nearly 200 small law firms ranging in size from 1 to 20 attorneys. Our company is built to meet the specific needs of lawyers, especially those with limited online experience. We offer a full suite of services including website design, professional hosting, search engine marketing, law firm merchant accounts and sophisticated programming for advanced client interaction. We are a single point of contact, reference, and education for our clients and their online needs.
Points of Difference: Chard.Net is unique in its personalized approach, and stands out from other website design businesses in the following ways.
Focus on law firms: Chard.Net was started to serve the attorneys and the legal community; nearly all of our clients are law firms. We are dedicated to, and have a thorough understanding of law firm marketing, operation and success.
Keeping it small: We only work with small law firms. We are flat out passionate about helping small firms utilize technology and the web to be nimble and go head to head with substantially larger firms. Our intent is to see our products and services make a real and immediate impact on the small firm practice.
Always Custom: Chard.Net websites are always built from scratch to the exact needs of the client. It takes a little longer than slapping a name on a template. Our belief is that choosing a lawyer is a personal decision by the client, and that the law firm’s website should be an accurate reflection of the firm’s culture, image, philosophy, and message. That can only be done with custom design.
Personal and Attentive Service: We take the time and possess the patience to get to knoweach of our clients. In fact, it’s not uncommon for Brendan to take clients out to lunch or a round of golf if he’s traveling or doing business in the area. For both development of a project, and technical support with online services, you’ll always talk to a person right away. Emergency support is available 24 hours a day.
In the Legal Community: Chard.Net has worked with local bar associations, CLE associations, State Bars, and non-profit legal resource centers. Whether it’s providing services or speaking at a CLE, we enjoy giving back to the client base that has helped us succeed.
Professional Connections: We have relationships with dozens of professionals around the country that serve the needs of the small law firms. From marketing experts, to coaches and from time management consultants to technology experts if there is a need we can’t meet, we know an expert that can help.
You Get Cookies!: Yes, you read that right, we send you cookies that you can really take a ‘byte’ out of. Making a great website for a law firm is a tough task and since fireworks don’t go off the instant your website launches we figured cookies are a good way to have some fun and say thank you. If you don’t get a website from us, you can still get cookies from our friends over at Two Smart Cookies.
I am excited to report that in early January, Chard.Net will be officially changing its name to The Modern Firm, LLC.
With the name change comes a more intense focus on serving the needs of solo and small law firm lawyers. In the last 3 years we have grown in every regard. We now have an energetic and dedicated full time staff of four (five if you count the dog) and have worked with more than 200 law firms in over 20 states. As we have grown, our focus has narrowed. Though we do and will continue to work with a variety of businesses to provide professional website hosting and maintenance, we now focus our website design and marketing abilities exclusively on solo and small law firms.
Reasoning The niche focus on small law firm website design and marketing is in large part responsible for the desire to change our name and image. We are consistently working with lawyers that are excited about their practice, excited about their clients, and excited about doing things their way. These lawyers are making practical use of resources on the web and technology in their office to provide a high value of service while competing directly with much larger law firms. Our clients, you, are defining what it means to be a modern law firm.
The other element that influenced the name change are the incredible professionals I’ve met while traveling and speaking at CLE conferences. These professionals, each dedicated to helping lawyers succeed, have knowledge and services that can benefit almost every lawyer. Their knowledge extends across issues such as time management, marketing, coaching, technology, career transition, ethics, practice management. I felt it was important to provide a medium through which our clients could be connected to these people. Now, through our new law practice blog, you can find a growing collection of articles and resources from these professionals and learn more about them.
Services All of the services currently offered by Chard.Net will continue unchanged. For attorney website design we will continue to offer multiple, easy to understand design packages. Our current hosting and website maintenance services will remain the same. We will be offering two new hosting services, including Hosted Microsoft Exchange and Modern Mega Mail, a secure delivery service for large and/or sensitive files.
Our online marketing team has joined forces with the Chicago bankruptcy attorneys at FactorLaw to increase their web presence. With offices in Chicago and Northbrook, IL, this law firm is well suited to serve the Chicagoland area with their bankruptcy needs. The law firm handles personal bankruptcy as well as business bankruptcy issues, bankruptcy litigation, commercial litigation, and more.
Earlier this year, we launched a brand new website for a Chicago divorce attorney. Jeff started his own Cook County family law firm in 2011. He is an experienced family law practitioner and litigator and has helped hundreds of clients. One of his major focuses is helping people file uncontested divorces in Chicago. He also assists clients with contested divorces, prenuptial agreements, and other family law matters.
The Law Office of Jeffrey R. Esser 35 E Wacker Dr #900
Chicago, IL 60601-2120 (312) 564-5743
Long time client and experienced Detroit auto accident attorneys, Sachs Waldman, P.C. has over 80 years of experience. The law firm helps people in the Metro Detroit area with their personal injury matters including boating accidents, car accidents, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, slip-and-falls, and more. As a service to the community, their Detroit personal injury attorneys and Detroit car accident lawyers have been cranking out online articles to educate people about their rights.
Located in Greenbelt, MD, Maryland bankruptcy attorney John Burns helps people who are in financial distress. Whether the client is an individual or a business, he can help guide them through the process of filing for bankruptcy in Maryland. Mr. Burns is an active blogger, which helps keeps current and prospective clients informed about the various aspects of Maryland bankruptcy law. Some of his most recent articles include:
A long time client and Michigan collaborative divorce attorney has signed up for our online marketing campaign. Our initial goal is to optimize her site so that prospective clients searching for a “divorce attorney in Bloomfield Hills MI” will find her ranking high on the first page. Our team is also implementing other online marketing strategies to build name recognition and engage past visitors to revisit her website.
Michigan Divorce Options
Danielle A. Smith PLLC
33 Bloomfield Hills Parkway, Suite 230
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
Fax: 248.282.0326; 248.792.5094
Southfield, MI personal injury attorney Marc Shefman is dedicated to helping Southeastern Michigan individuals who are facing serious personal injury. Our search engine optimization and online marketing team will target a number of searches, including:
We just launched a brand new website for a Connecticut probate attorney and now our online marketing team is working hard to improve his visibility online. These probate attorneys in Connecticut have been helping families for nearly 20 years. Their Bloomfield, CT probate attorneys ensure smooth and accurate transfers of assets from one generation to another. Our objective is to make sure people who need a probate or estate planning attorney in Connecticut can find this firm in Google, Yahoo, & Bing.
Weatherby & Associates, PC
Counselors At Law 34 Jerome Ave., Suite 310
Bloomfield, CT 06002 888-822-8778 860-769-6938
Having just launched a brand new website for a Maryland employment law attorney, our optimization team is gearing up for the online marketing campaign. These Maryland employment lawyers are dedicated to helping employees throughout the state protect their rights and get the wages, overtime and other benefits they’re entitled to under Maryland and U.S. law. Our objective is increase their search results for employees for employers searching for an employment law attorney in Maryland.