Posts by Steven Thomas Kent

10 Minutes With Project Manager Catherine Smyka


Catherine Smyka joined LaFleur at the beginning of 2018 as the team’s project manager. Previously, she managed accounts and projects at FCB Global in Chicago; before that, she worked as a staff writer and project manager at The Stranger, Seattle’s irreverent alternative newspaper. Catherine is also an LGBT activist and an accomplished writer and storyteller…

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10 Minutes With Social Media Specialist Jason Brower

Jason Brower joined LaFleur as the company’s first full-time social media specialist in March of 2018. Before linking up with LaFleur, Jason earned a business degree from Grand Valley State University and then worked for two local minor league sports teams, the Grand Rapids Griffins and the West Michigan Whitecaps. While working with the Whitecaps,…

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Marketing Your Mediation Practice Online: A LaFleur Guide

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The Mediator Controls the Message If you’re a professional mediator or an attorney who’s trying to establish a mediation practice, you probably don’t have a particularly high public profile. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing because it means you have an incredible amount of control over the information that people will find when they…

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10 Minutes With Content Developer Leigh Ebrom

10 Minutes With Content Developer Leigh Ebrom Leigh Ebrom is a writer, researcher, and marketing strategist extraordinaire at LaFleur. Leigh earned a B.A. in international relations from Michigan State University and a J.D. from Valparaiso University, then worked for several years as an attorney practicing disability-related law. She later decided to transition into a career…

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10 Minutes With Designer Nick Wright

Nick Wright joined LaFleur in late 2017 as a web developer and designer. Nick graduated from Michigan State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in media and information, then worked as a freelancer and an in-house designer for a distribution company before he became a full-time member of the LaFleur team. We caught up…

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The Top 5 Podcasts for Lawyers

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It’s crucial for lawyers to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in their field if they want to run successful practices and deliver the best representation for their clients. But with the many hours that most attorneys spend investigating and litigating cases, communicating with clients, and performing other legal work, it can be a real…

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