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How to Network: Get Out and Do Things. With People.

Whatever you hope to get out of networking—mentoring, referrals, clients, friends—here is the only real formula: Get out and do things. With people.

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Don’t Refer Bad Cases or Clients

Good lawyers want to help other lawyers by sending them good cases and good clients. Before you try and dump a problem client on another attorney, be sure to think about the long-term implications.

Do You Actually Enjoy Facebook? (Poll Inside)

Given how poorly most lawyers use social media, plus this whole Facebook “shadow profile” business, I feel more like I want to quit Facebook than ever before. I barely even use it. I post pictures and video on Flickr and “status updates” on Twitter. Because, let’s face it, the minutiae of your Facebook friends’ lives […]

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Most Lawyers Just Don’t “Get” Social Media

Most lawyers on social media are doing the equivalent of barging into a room and announcing “I am Pat Smith, and I won a case today!” before tossing a handful of business cards at the audience, then walking out with a flourish.

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How In-House Counsel Use Social Media

Be wary of articles that tout the legal marketing ROI from using social media. Look closely at the statistics being cited. Often, they are not as compelling as many social media enthusiasts would like you to believe.

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Social Media, Judges, and Lawyers

Judges and lawyers are both on social media, so how much can a lawyer interact with a judge online without crossing ethical boundaries?

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Social Media – Ethics Versus Zealous Advocacy

Social media and legal ethics. Attorneys accessing social media must know the ethical rules governing their conduct.

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Don’t Be Facebook Friends with Clients — the Ethical Perspective

Ethics of why attorneys should not be Facebook friends with their clients and how they can navigate social media ethically.

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Q: Are There Good Clients Online?

If you go all-in with online marketing, could you get the kind of business you hope for in your wildest dreams?

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Debunking Some of the Social Media BS [UPDATED]

B.J. Mendelson (author of Social Media is Bullshit, natch) pokes holes in the myth of social media ROI: it’s just not what you think.

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Networking and Websites Are Your Best Bet for Marketing

the most important marketing tools for attorneys are networking efforts and your website

Incompetent Luddites

Noted technology evangelist Kevin O’Keefe, from LexBlog, and noted technology curmudgeon, Scott Greenfield, both agree that competent lawyers need to understand technology, including social media.

Instagram TOS: A Picture of Failure

Just another social media kerfuffle proves again that terms of service matter not a bit against user opinions on the value of the service.

Get Used to Using Your Privacy Settings

Learn to use the privacy controls on your online social networks. Every website with a social component (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, etc.) gives you some measure of control over who sees your updates. You should use them, even if they aren’t foolproof. After all, not everyone wants — or needs — to see your […]

Q: Is Online Social Networking Worth My Time?

A: Sure, in the same way that email is worth your time. Online social networks are, like offline social networks, a way to stay in touch with family, friends, and acquaintances. If you use social networks — online or offline — for that purpose, they will be worth your time in the same way watching […]