Why lawyers should be on Facebook

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Avoiding Facebook? This insightful article by Lawyerist explains why a Facebook account is essential for practicing law today.

Lawyers who are not on Facebook are missing out on critical opportunities to network for referrals, research defendants and potential jury members, market their law firms, and vet potential legal hires and current associates.

For those lawyers who still need persuading, here, in no specific order, are the top six reasons why lawyers should be on Facebook:

  1. Facebook can bring you referrals and clients by helping you to reconnect with old classmates, colleagues, and friends through direct contact both formal (messages) and informal (wall posts), events, and interest groups

Read the rest of the reasons on Lawyerist.com

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Top 20 IPad/IPhone Apps to Revolutionize your Practice

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Here are 20 great iPhone or iPad Applications that you needed yesterday.

My favorites:

  • FileViewer app lets you access, organize, and send files straight from your iphone.
  • ScanBizCards– Throw out your Rolodex. The ScanBizCards app scans business cards, and sends the contact information to your address book. Store business cards on your phone to keep you’re your contacts within reach.
  • oDesk– Revolutionize your approach to HR. Use the oDesk app to hire and manage talented freelancers to help you keep your business running strong. Hire the staff you need, monitor workflow, and submit payments directly from your iPad or iPhone.

For the rest click here.

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How to Identify If You Are Tweeting With a Lawyer | Social Media Law Student

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1. “I need more than 140 characters.”

2. “Have you checked out my legal blog?”

3. #ilta09 #techshow #getalife #legalrebels #lma

4. “I’m a thought leader.”

5. “I was the first social media lawyer expert guru. Have you read my book?”

6. “I usually don’t follow the first night but for you I’ll make an exception to the rule.”

via How to Identify If You Are Tweeting With a Lawyer | Social Media Law Student.

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Social Media and the Legal Profession

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