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Social Media May Help Your Business, but It’s No Silver Bullet

So is the survey a resounding endorsement of social media marketing for lawyers? Let’s consider what the survey doesn’t say.

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Briefs: Non-Lawyer Ownership of Firms, Social Media Discovery Is a Mess, Etc.

Eyewitness Testimony, Statement Tampering, and False Memories We’ve all seen the studies about how eyewitness testimony is often ridiculously unreliable, but new research shows that your own memories can be manipulated by other people, even after you’ve reduced those memories to writing. This is currently a hot topic in the UK, where a very recently published […]


Preparing for E-Discovery, Step One: the Client Interview

It’s safe to say electronic evidence—text messages, digital photos, cloud storage, and the internet of things—will be involved in every new case you have. As a result, it’s important you prepare to produce and request electronic evidence from the start of your case.


Why Are Lawyers and Judges Still Tweeting About Trial?

The new year is still young. Perhaps one resolution should be to stop tweeting about your trials from the courtroom.


How Not to Suck at Social Media

Social media is actually quite simple, and there is only one way to succeed: be interesting, and social.


The Dos and Don’ts of Researching Judges and Juries Online

It makes sense to research potential jurors, and social media makes it easier than ever. But courts have only recently begun to issue guidance now that researching jurors and other courtroom players online is becoming an increasingly common practice. Researching judges, too, has its advantages. Some jurisdictions, like California, allow you to strike a judge once per case without establishing bias. Although there are limitations […]


Beware of Mixing with Judges on Social Media

Connecting with judges over social media holds a breadth of educational opportunity and insight into the minds of the judiciary. In doing so, you just need to weigh the risks that are also involved.


5-Step Legal Marketing Plan, Step 4: Marketing Strategies

It is time to put together concrete action tasks for getting clients through your door. Here are the best ways to grow your law firm's business:


If You’re Going to Harass the Court On Social Media, Tell the Truth

You already know that social media use can be a confusing minefield for attorneys, and making the right decision can involve weighing a complex matrix of factors. Should you friend the opposing side’s witnesses as you are prepping for a jury trial in the hopes you get a peek at their postings? (Probably not). Should […]


Find Out if Your Profile Photo is Scaring Clients Away

You may be surprised to find out what kind of impression you are making on others.


The TSA’s Pre-Check Program Might Get A Little Personal

Techdirt reports that the TSA is kind of sad that more of you haven’t thrown down money to get your private life inspected to enough of a degree that you are now allowed to be (relatively) waved through airport security. In true Kafka-esque fashion, the TSA is going to solve this problem by putting it […]

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Be Less Awful About Your Social Media Use

Social media is not hard. With a dose of common sense, you'll be tweeting, liking, and linking with the best of them.


Using Social Media During Jury Trials

How can lawyers use social media during jury selection without crossing ethical lines? How can jurors use social media during trial?


Should Law Firms Focus on Social Media or Search Engine Marketing?

Social media and search engine marketing are in one basket. Put your eggs in it.


There is No Such Thing As Online Marketing

If the people you want to sign your retainer agreement cross the line between offline and online as easily as pulling a phone out of their pockets, then you should too.