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Reputation is a difficult thing to control, especially in the digital age. But online tools can help you wrench a good reputation from the jaws of Internet haters.

Since suing over negative reviews has proven to be hit or miss, here are three simple things lawyers can do to take charge of their online reputation:

Some love Valentine's Day. It's a special day for them to celebrate their love, in the form of poems inscribed by hand on cards, sweets for your beloved, and a date night for an overstressed couple, free from work, the kids, etc.

Others see it for what it is: a miserable corporate exploitation of love. A day meant to remind us of our barren love life. Basically, it's Friday.

Here are five other reasons why some of us love to hate Valentine's Day:

Why is an active Twitter presence -- by our Legal Professionals and Consumers brands, and by our writers -- so important to us? And why have we been focusing so much on getting our writers' names out there?

FindLaw's Social Media Specialist Stephen Chang notes that employees have their own network of followers, who may or may not follow the company's account. Tweets coming from personalities, rather than companies, may be more inviting. Plus, you'll have an army of staff members tweeting about on social media, advancing the brand, rather than one man or woman.

Keeping those benefits in mind, FindLaw gave us blog writers a choice: do you want a "Follow the Author" button on your blogs?

Yesterday was a good day: no barking from the dog, no smog, and the ABA Journal finally recognized our law blogs as part of their annual "Blawg 100" list.

To be exact, two of FindLaw's blogs -- Technologist (a blog targeted at tech tips for lawyers and emerging legal and tech issues) and Legally Weird (a repository of idiotic criminals, nonsensical laws, and absurd outcomes) -- were nominated by readers of the American Bar Association's monthly magazine, and are now in the running for the top spots in their categories, "Legal Tech" and "For Fun," respectively.

Now all we need are your votes.

We cover all the angles at FindLaw. From our Learn About the Law section to our consumer-focused legal blogs, we make it our mission to help you understand pressing legal issues -- and if needed, to locate an attorney who can help. As for those attorneys, our legal professional blogs also provide topical content.

So how are we tackling All Hallows' Eve? From Halloween-related hijinks to advice for young lawyers headed to office costume parties, we hit the angles that we feel are most likely to scare resonate with our readers.

Everyone has a bad memory from law school. Our fashionable editor, Tanya Roth, actually listened to the dean's advice and abstained from using commercial outlines in her first year (much to her chagrin). I was stung on the tongue by a bee on the way to Evidence Law. And editor Andrew Chow was once called on in Contracts class and cried (okay, that probably didn't happen).

The point is, we've been there. FindLaw's blog team is staffed by real, live law graduates. We bring our collective expertise, learned lessons from past mistakes, and (sometimes debatable) wit, sarcasm, and creativity to bear on every issue we cover, including the much-dreaded return to law school.

FindLaw's Circuit Blogs Bring News, Updates, a Little Humor

Want to know what’s happening in your neck of the woods? There’s a blog for that. Our circuit-based blogs are designed to provide our legal professional readers with everything from current case law to judicial happenings in a easy to read and share format!

Here’s what you need to know about FindLaw’s circuit-based blogs:

If you’re a legal professional who uses FindLaw.com, chances are you’re taking advantage of our unmatched collection of online cases and codes, while at the same time getting some helpful practice tips from our thousands of online articles and blog posts. (All for free, of course.)

Well now there’s a new way to get the information you need from FindLaw, online or off. Introducing our new “mini guides” for Legal Professionals — concise, to-the-point pamphlets on topics pertinent to practicing lawyers.

For many small law firms and solo practitioners, search engine optimization means simply showing up at the top of an Internet search-results list.

But to truly get the results you're after -- i.e., to turn website visitors into paid clients -- you'll need much more than a high page rank. And that's where FindLaw's lawyer marketing team can help.

Just ask Scott Shockney, one of FindLaw's senior SEO strategists. His main goal, as he describes it: to "deliver some fresh 'awesome' to the client."

Birds of a Feather: Follow FindLaw Writers on Twitter

Want to meet the person behind some of the great FindLaw blogs you enjoy reading every day? Well now you can.

For a start, meet Robyn Hagan Cain, the snarky fashionista attorney turned blogger behind some of our most popular legal professional blogs. Writing as many as nine blogs in a single day, Hagan Cain's writing process is helped along by triple-shot espressos and motivation from her beloved pooch Braxley. And you will find all that out and more when you follow her on Twitter via the link below any of her blogs.