Getting Social: My Social Media Journey

Social media has been very good to me! I have made friends, connected with colleagues and potential clients, been able to brand myself as the “Gen Y Lawyer,” been asked to do interviews and guest posts, landed a couple of writing gigs (for example, that’s how I got this job writing for Solo Practice University!), among other things. I highly recommend social media as an effective way to brand and market yourself as a young or new attorney.

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Audio: Social Media & Networking For Businesses (Part 3)

Toby Bloomberg teaches about social media and networking for businesses at Solo Practice University® in a series of Guest Lectures. This lecture was recorded February, 2011. You can listen to her previous guest lectures here (Part 1) and here (Part 2). Toby Bloomberg is passionate about helping people (not companies) create initiatives that leverage the […]

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Audio: Social Media and Networking for Businesses (Part 2)

Toby Bloomberg teaches about social media and networking for businesses at Solo Practice University® in a series of Guest Lectures. This is her second lecture recorded on May 4th, 2010. Toby Bloomberg is passionate about helping people (not companies) create initiatives that leverage the power of social media communications to build and nurture “digital corner […]

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12 Social Media Ethics Issues for Lawyers

Beyond the usual internet concerns about inadvertently establishing an attorney-client relationship or giving advice on inadequate information, online networking can create ethical risks that might not be readily apparent. This post highlights some ethical risks on four social media sites frequented by lawyers: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

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Audio: Social Media and Networking for Businesses (Part 1)

Toby provides guest lectures about social media and networking for businesses at Solo Practice University®. Her first lecture was recorded March 9, 2010. Combining over 15-years of traditional strategic marketing and with the lessons learned from her adventures in over 8 years with social media, Toby’s company, Bloomberg Marketing/Diva Marketing, helps (the people in) organizations join […]

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I Might As Well Have Been Speaking Venusian……Why We Need Social Media Sherpas

The internet truly scares those who haven’t learned how to use it beyond searching for a bookstore on Google. They understand it is about providing education to attract clients, something a yellow page ad can’t do. And their goal is to attract clients, not entertain the masses with their witticisms or criticisms and sensational posts to drive traffic. They are the ones who seek out blogging and social media sherpas.

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Audio: Careers in Mediation – Diane Levin

Diane J. Levin is a dispute resolution professional and attorney. She provided a guest lecture about “Careers in Mediation” at Solo Practice University® on May 18th. A mediator since 1995, Diane has conducted mediations in disputes in litigation or for private clients in tort, workplace, real estate, business, and probate matters, and serves on numerous […]

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A Checklist for Closing Your Solo/Small Firm Practice

Common reasons lawyers close their practices include a medical disability, wanting to retire, a move out-of-state, or a career change. While the specific steps that need to be taken and the time frame involved can vary significantly depending upon the reasons driving the closure and the type of practice being closed, the following checklist covers the basics of what most lawyers will need to think about.

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