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.
If you aren’t already aware, attorneys are increasingly being targeted by scammers hoping to get away with wire fraud. Here’s just one example of how it can play out. Don’t assume because you are a little guy or gal, it can’t happen to you. Not only can it, it’s more likely it will.
You don’t have to be reminded that the legal world has become very competitive. You face it every day. For example, some believe that keeping abreast of technology trends breeds more success for a solo than making good grades in law school.
Online innovators use technology to provide low cost legal documents and low cost legal advice from attorneys. Some of these clients getting online legal services might have been your clients in years past. But now they may expect their legal documents to be generated quicker, cheaper and more conveniently than you can generate them.
Even if the clients perceive the difference between your services and an online provider, client expectations about legal costs and turnaround time are being influenced by online innovators. Where does this leave you?
Your professionalism is on display in your communications –written as well as oral, including reports, proposals, articles, letters, resumes, writing samples, etc. Write professionally. If you don’t really know how, read this.
Think of online reputation management in terms of building a referral network. You can use social media to make connections and build your referral network faster than you can in person and without violating the Rules. There’s lots more so read on…
Have you ever wondered why trust account problems remain one of the top reasons attorneys are disciplined in the US? Certainly there have been and will continue to be attorneys whose trust accounting activities were so egregious they deserved to be disbarred. Truth be told, however, this doesn’t account for all of the problems. Are you vulnerable?
Many, many lawyers I counsel worry about money. They worry about making enough money to keep their law practice going. They worry if they will have enough money to pay their bills. They worry if they’re saving enough money for their kid’s college education or to fund their own retirements. They worry they don’t have enough money to take that much needed vacation.
What can you do if you are one of the worried-about-money crowd? The answer depends on why you’re worried.
When deciding to rezoom your legal career you are also rezooming a position of leadership. Initially it may not feel that way. You may fail to recognize the strong leadership skills you cultivated while away from the legal field. However, there are things you have done while on sabbatical that make you a better leader. […]
There are some litigation matters that are more contentious than others. The parties are angry at each other. You and your opposing counsel seem to be in a constant battle. If your opposing counsel files a Motion for Sanctions against you and your client what ethical concerns must you consider? Take the quiz.
The days when a lawyer could send an unencrypted email without worry, remain blissfully ignorant about encrypting a laptop, or use the same easily remembered password for all accounts and devices are over. I believe most lawyers know this, at least at a gut level; but far too many still seem to be confused about what steps they should be taking. If you see yourself as a card carrying member of the “what the heck am I supposed to do” group, perhaps I can help.