How long does it take to design a law firm website?

This is generally a function of the size and type of law firm, and how quickly they can respond to our work.

When DLS Design creates a law firm website, we find that:

A website for a solo should generally take 30 to 60 days. The span depends on whether we are bringing content over from an older site, and whether it consists of simple descriptive pages, or a content-intensive section such as a blog.

A website for a boutique firm will generally take 60 to 90 days. Here we are discussing a group with six, eight or up to about fifteen lawyers, with four or five practice areas. And at this level, we begin to build more complex structures into websites, where the firm wants an attorney bio that “pulls” data from a practices, or summaries of representative matters.

DLS might take 90 to 120 days, or even longer, for a medium-size firm, of, say fifteen to thirty or forty lawyers. Here there are likely to be multiple types of attorneys, from partners, requiring full-featured biographies, to associates, or even non-attorney personnel, who require only a short bio — or no bio at all.

How to get the best results:

The law firm websites that get completed the fastest are the ones where they have assigned a special person to supervise the project, someone empowered to get content from everyone in the firm, and follow up persistently with busy lawyers.

If your firm has the budget, we strongly recommend new headshots from a professional photographer. This helps us by receiving images we don’t have to retouch, with uniform quality, lighting and image dimensions.

DLS also gets good results when there is standardization of content on sections having multiple pages. We can help you generate a form to send around your firm, enabling every lawyer to fill in the main body of the bio, education, bar and court admissions, and special content such as publications, honors or speaking engagements.

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