You can choose to avoid social media opportunities altogether or, with the help of some pretty tech savvy lawyers navigate your rezoom with social media. Questions about engaging in social media always start with whether its use will enhance or derail your journey. Not running afoul of your legal ethics can be the worry when talking about engaging on social media. The following three helpful hints may make it less scary and get you rezooming in cyberspace.
You can’t rezoom the practice of law without including the finer points of social media. Yet Rezoomers have gaps in their profession which makes social media even more important. You get to craft your re-entry the way you need to in order to succeed. Learn how.
Many lawyers are scared of using social media because they fear violations of their state’s Rules of Professional Conduct. Social media is a great channel for online brand awareness and client acquisition so there is no need to avoid it out of fear. All you have to do is educate yourself. Below are some basic […]
Oftentimes, when we discuss social media it is in the context of how every lawyer should be using it for marketing. Not this time. Today we have Omar Ha-Redeye (who also teaches a course at Solo Practice University) discussing social media in the context of the legal process. Let’s face it, if you don’t know […]
Jared receives countless questions from new solo lawyers and solos who have been in practice for decades but need advice on law practice management. We like to ask Jared what’s on lawyers’ minds as we have several times before. In Jared’s newest guest lecture, we follow up on his previous guest lecture, You Know Everything […]
Hurricane Sandy has taught us a lot about the role of social media. Yes, we heard how in another country it helped foment a revolution. One person’s query on Twitter tipped the world off that the assault on Bin Laden’s compound was in process. One person’s Facebook post that he’d been arrested in a foreign country got him help from the […]
Jared receives countless questions from new solo lawyers and solos who have been in practice for decades but need advice on law practice management. We like to ask Jared what’s on lawyers’ minds as we have several times before. This time, it’s social media. Yes, I know you think you know everything there IS to […]
It’s very strange that in 2012, the age of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, one has to still explain why lawyers need to be involved in social media. Yet it still has to be done. So, I thought I would illustrate by sharing a conversation I had with a lawyer last Friday. I had a personal reason […]
Social Media Attorney Job Opportunity! Our DC office is working on a search for a Social Media/Patent Attorney – 2+ yrs patent prosecution experience + social media experience required – message me for details Appropriately so, this ad was posted on Facebook by legal recruiter extraordinaire, Amanda Ellis. Amanda encourages law students and all lawyers […]
When I spoke recently at the State Bar of Texas annual meeting about social media success stories for lawyers, I got a familiar question: “What should I do if someone trashes me online in social media?” Almost every lawyer has experienced a client with unreasonable expectations, or one who got bad results because of their […]