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
“I just want to sue people.” It’s an all too familiar phrase and one that perhaps all of us law students, current and prospective, are guilty of uttering at one time or another. It’s not surprising. Here in the U.S., legal pop culture thrives
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 social media? Or have you been so warned of the perils that you have distanced yourself from sharing on social media at all? While the latter option may be a preventative measure against jeopardizing your future career, it is also a barrier to potential networking,
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,
After completing law school, it can be challenging to find a job. It can be difficult to know where to begin looking, not to mention how tedious it is to send dozens of applications to potential employers. However, it is essential to understand that there are ways you
They don’t teach attorneys how to get new clients and generate new business in law school. But, regardless of whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, whether you have a lot of friends or are building a starter network, business development is a learnable set of techniques that anyone can master.
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.
Should you be concerned if your opposing counsel and the judge on your case are “friends” on Facebook? What if you are a judge and you are “friends” with one of the attorneys who appears before you?
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.
Earlier today, the ABA Legal Career Central hosted its first #LegalCareerChat – the debut in a series of chats about careers in various legal field. The series kicked off with how to start a career in sports law. The host was David Cohen, General Counsel for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If you
Many lawyers dream of opening their own practice. Maybe they are tired of being a small part of a big firm and they want to branch out on their own. Perhaps they want to relocate and open a firm in a smaller town. Whatever the reason, starting your own law firm
Let’s face it: networking can be hard. Unless you’re someone who thrives on meeting other people (and many of us don’t, including yours truly), networking is something that we consider to be a chore, albeit a necessary one. So why not pair it with something that you already like doing?
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
When is the best time for an associate to start building a network? That answer is "now!" You must start building a network as soon as you can.
You are at the helm of the Starship Enterprise, and are boldly going where no one has gone before. Suddenly on the viewscreen a shining and twirling object that you can’t quite make out appears and is approaching the ship at warp speed. You only have seconds to decide your next
It goes without saying, but also bears repeating - that lawyers should be careful to avoid conduct that has the potential to mislead or deceive others when using social media as it relates to their law practice. Over the past few years, ETHICSearch research lawyers have published several Eye on Ethics
A recent graduate gives a firsthand account of how he’s adapting to his employers’ technology on the job and adding value by volunteering to lead its social media efforts.
By Robert White ROBERT WHITE (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the former director of alumni career services at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and is now executive director of the California Minority Counsel Program, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing business and professional development opportunities for attorneys of color. Networking doesn’t come easily
ByErin E. Rhinehart ERIN E. RHINEHART is a partner with the commercial litigation firm Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L., which has offices in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s not breaking news that, since the inception of social media over a