LinkedIn may not seem like the “coolest” of the social media tools to be using, but for future lawyers, it’s truly the best one out there – while there may be other tools on the market that your potential future clients are using (and YES you should be using these), some of
Q: I’m just getting started with LinkedIn. I see LinkedIn identifies some of the members who view my profile. I’d like to reach out to those people, but I’m not sure how to do that. It feels weird to say, “I’ve seen you looking at my profile. Want
In 2013, “selfie” was the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year. The dictionary defined selfie as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.”
A group of female lawyers have used the #MeToo movement to bond and better navigate the trials of working in a male-dominated profession.
Are you on Twitter? (If the answer is no, WHY NOT? So much fun). A ton of people might think “lawyers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram…doesn’t seem like a good match, tbh.” That’s probably because they’re thinking about the SUPER stereotypically bad lawyer social media ads,
Social media can be a good marketing add-on for young digital natives to create a personal brand, make quality contacts, and engage with potential clients. Keep your smartphone camera handy and get ready to market on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube (you can skip Pinterest, Instagram, Reddit, and Snapchat).
Honing your social media competency is critical to avoiding professional quagmires and ethical snares in at least two realms: fiduciary duty to clients and conflicts of interest.
For someone who teaches Social Media Law and has written books, articles, and essays on the topic, the answer to the question posed by the title of this essay is an emphatic, “Yes.” Of course, this does not mean that social media is risk-free for aspiring attorneys.
Most lawyers want to know as much as possible about the jurors on their case. Some may consider using social media to research jurors but hesitate because they don’t know if they can ethically do so. Consider the following scenario. Scroll all the way down for the answer. Attorney Grace represents Plaintiff
What are social media influencers and what is social media influencer marketing? It’s simply a modern form of advertising called “influencer marketing,” which allows for so-called influencers – users who have a large following on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Snapchat – to partner with brands that are in sync with their lifestyles.
LinkedIn is a favorite of lawyers, because it's still seen as the most professional of the social media platforms available. So, lawyers can feel comfortable engaging there, while remaining professional.
Are you nervous before you tweet? Do you avoid most social media altogether because you’re concerned about what could come back to haunt your future career? Aspiring lawyers are unsure about how or whether to use social media, and understandably so. Stories about social media posts jeopardizing careers plague the
The ability of a judge to use social media to directly reach and communicate with his or her constituents is nothing short of revolutionary.
One of my important tips I pass along to job seekers is to create and maintain a robust LinkedIn profile. This advice is often met with a big sigh or an eye roll. Yes, I know, another social media account to maintain. Hear me out: Whether you’re new in the marketplace
Join the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (@ABACoLAP) for a live Twitter Chat titled “Suicide Prevention and Postvention in the Legal Profession” today at 1 p.m. EDT. The guests will be Kate Bender, Programming Director of the Dave Nee Foundation (@NeeFoundation) and Yvette Hourigan, Director of the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance
You receive a Twitter message. You open it to find a still image with a “play” option. You hit play. All of a sudden, an image flashes at you, continuously, displaying the words, “YOU DESERVE A SEIZURE FOR YOUR POSTS!” Next thing you know, you regain consciousness on the floor
Before I say anything else, I first want to make it clear that starting a brand new law blog is a difficult job. This is why there are very few people running one and why a lot of people don’t dare to take this step. However, there is a process
Join ABA Legal Career Central (@abalcc) for its next #LegalCareerChat with Kelly Phillips Erb (@TaxGirl) – a tax attorney, teacher, writer, and Senior Editor for Forbes – on Monday, April 10 at 2 p.m. EDT. Kelly received her JD and LL.M in Taxation from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia
The American Bar Association's Legal Career Central talked with R. Amani Smathers about careers in legal tech and ABA TECHSHOW in a Twitter chat on Monday, March 13. [View the story "Legal Tech Careers on #LegalCareerChat" on Storify]
Join ABA Legal Career Central (@abalcc) as we tee up #ABATECHSHOW and host #LegalCareerChat showcasing a career in legal technology with R. Amani Smathers on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET. Amani works on the cutting edge of legal technology helping legal teams find better and faster
Imagine standing in a courtroom where you are minutes away from winning a personal injury case. You are representing a client who has personal injury due to a road traffic incident. Just as you think the case is yours, the opposition pulls out a Snapchat at the time of the
It's your friend and your enemy. It's your best selling point while simultaneously serving as an ethical gateway to hell. It can make or break your career. And it's just 60,000 square pixels. It's your basic info on LinkedIn. Not your total resume – we'll get to that in the future on the assumption
So out of the universe that is odd holidays, you might have seen today is National Grilled Cheese Day. It's also Equal Pay Day. And, of importance to many of you, it's National Be Kind To Lawyers Day! If you're looking for a reason to be kind to the lawyers in