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Searching on LinkedIn

Five quick tips to leverage your use of LinkedIn

March 05, 2020

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

Selfie

Don’t miss your shot when setting up the perfect selfie

June 28, 2019

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.”

Social Media

Make social media part of your personal brand (and make it look easy)

February 12, 2019

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

Building a law practice with social media

November 08, 2018

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).

Social Media

Law students and social media: Do they mix?

July 11, 2018

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. 

LinkedIn-Jury

Is it ethical for lawyers to use LinkedIn to research jurors?

May 01, 2018

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

Influencer

1 million followers: Understanding social media influencer agreements

March 08, 2018

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.

Social Media

A law student's guide to using social media right

October 23, 2017

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

LinkedIn

Why you shouldn’t discount creating a LinkedIn profile

October 18, 2017

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

COLAP chat

Discuss Suicide Prevention in the Legal Profession on Twitter

June 27, 2017

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

Targets

'Deadly' tweets: Is social media today’s newest platform for weaponry?

June 19, 2017

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

Blogging

Why blogging is a great learning tool for law students

May 10, 2017

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

Legal Career Chat

As tax day approaches, talk about tax law careers with a Kelly Phillips Erb

April 03, 2017

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

Legal Career Chat

How to set up your career in legal tech

March 14, 2017

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]

Amani Smathers

Talking tech: Join #LegalCareerChat to learn about legal tech careers

March 06, 2017

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

Investigating Social Media

Don't let your client's social media sink their case

June 29, 2016

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

LinkedIn

First impression? Your LinkedIn profile sucks

June 22, 2016

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

Be Kind To Lawyers Day

Why be kind to lawyers? Because lawyers are the coolest.

April 12, 2016

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