Bar News - September 7, 2007
Member Benefits: Web sites for Attorneys as Easy as 1-2-3
The New Hampshire Bar Association is now offering a new benefit for members – significant discounts on setup costs for Web sites developed through an online provider that caters to small-firm and solo lawyers, ESQsites123.com.
ESQsites123.com provides customizable Web site templates that are easy to use and inexpensive to create and maintain, with an affordable, simple pricing structure.
“It can cost thousands of dollars to pay for a Web designer and a lot of the smaller firms and sole practitioners just don’t have that kind of money in their budget,” says Rose Anocibar, Member Coordinator for the NH Bar Association. “This vendor makes it easy for anyone to set up a basic Web site – it can literally be done in minutes.” ESQsites offers an array of Web site packages to provide small-firm attorneys with as much of a Web presence as they choose, with the flexibility to upgrade and change as needed.
ESQsites123.com focuses on Web site design and hosting services for the legal community, and was founded by two California attorneys, Anthony Kalikas and Michael Shannon, who sought to provide sole practitioners and small firms with greater access to the world of Internet advertising and communication. The firm already partners with several other bar associations to offer affordable Web sites as a member benefit.
Pricing for ESQsites123.com Web sites is simple: choose one of four packages priced based on the number of pages. Each of the following packages includes personalized e-mail accounts, a disclaimer page and site map, all hosting costs, domain name, and telephone support.
BASIC: 3 pages with your content. One-time $99 setup fee (With NHBA member discount, fee is under $75!), $9.95 per month hosting charge.
STANDARD: 5-page Web site can include (suggested content) home page, attorney profile, contact form, map/directions to your office, and a “What’s New” page. Set up fee: $199 ($149.25 with NHBA discount), and $19.95 monthly hosting fee.
DELUXE: 7-page Web site can include profiles for several attorneys, details on practice areas, a case submission page, and more, including five individual e-mail accounts with your domain name. Set up fee: $299 ($224.25 with NHBA member discount). Hosting fee $29.95 per month.
PREMIUM: 10-page site can include case submission form, attorney profiles, frequently asked questions, verdicts and settlements, and more. Set up fee: $399 (NHBA discount is $100 off!). The $39.95 monthly hosting fee includes eight e-mail accounts, and other services.
All Web packages purchased from ESQsites123.com, regardless of level, offer secure hosting, usage reports, and submission to search engines such as Google and Yahoo, personalized e-mail accounts, interchangeable templates, and phone support.
Attorneys interested in the service can access ESQsites123.com from the NHBA Home Page at www.nhbar.org, as well as in the For Members section.
Be sure to use the NHBA promotional code to obtain the member discount on the initial setup fee.