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Are You Pressed To Find Time for Marketing?

A client mentioned to me this week that things are a little slow, so he has more time to think about marketing. Too bad! He should have been thinking about his next clients when he was busy. Yeah, I know, easier said than done. However, when you are pressed for time to complete a client's matter...

Social media for introverts - Guest post by Paul S. Grabowski

I have worked with Paul Grabowski, Esq. at two well known Texas law firms, Andrews Kurth and Porter Hedges , where he led the marketing departments. He just wrote this post for Thom Singer's blog (Thom Singer is also an Andrews Kurth marketing team alum), which should resonate with many of the...

Work Comp Analysis Group Reaches 10,000-member Milestone

St. Louis (July 20, 2011)-The Work Comp Analysis Group (WCAG) announced today that it has reached the milestone of 10,000 members. The free resource, which was founded in late 2008, is the largest online discussion group dedicated exclusively to workers' compensation issues on LinkedIn . WCAG...

How Can Law Firms See A Return On Their Investment In Social Media?

Lawyers use social media. Perhaps the largest group is lawyers who use it to market their firms and themselves. From network marketing on LinkedIn® and Facebook® to content marketing via blogs and YouTube®, lawyers are finding ways of demonstrating thought leadership, publishing...

Did you Notice? LinkedIn Revised its User Agreement

LinkedIn boasts +120 million members who all agree to be bound to their User Agreement, but few LinkedIn members noticed that on June 16, 2011 the LinkedIn User Agreement changed. LinkedIn's new User Agreement is not radically different from previous versions. However since the LinkedIn User...

Smart Marketing Can Make Your Practice More Profitable

Interesting buzz over on LinkedIn's Marketing the Law Firm group. Eric Dewey compiled "Ten Tips to Improve Profit in 90 Days or Less," and offered to send a copy to those who requested it. A bunch have. Not a lot of new stuff there, but a number of points he makes are helpful from a...

Joining Organizations Is Only The Start In Getting Attention

I've always argued that joining organizations for the purpose of business development is a waste of time for most lawyers. Too many think that by simply joining associations will result in clients flowing to the firm. On the other hand, most lawyers do understand that it takes more than that;...

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR: Social Media in the City

Starts: Wednesday November 16, 2011, 09:00AM GMT Ends: Wednesday November 16, 2011, 12:30PM GMT Event Type: Training/Seminar Location: One America Square London, GREATER LONDON GB Price: ...

The Social Media conversation we should be having - Part 1.

There is still a lot of hand-wringing about social media by law firm partners. A surprising number of firms still don't have approved policies - they are in permanent "draft" mode, perhaps because they don't really want to commit to anything they don't fully understand. I...

LexisNexis 2011 Special Achievement Award for Workers’ Compensation

The LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Community is pleased to announce the recipient of its first Special Achievement Award. This year we would like to honor a social media phenomenon on LinkedIn - the Work Comp Analysis Group . In the fall of 2008, Mark Walls, an Assistant Vice President...

Who Owns the LinkedIn Account You Maintain for an Employee?

Yesterday , we looked at a recent federal-court decision to determine whether LinkedIn connections are considered trade secrets. Let's run down the facts one more time... The case is Eagle v. Morgan . You can find a copy of Ms. Eagle's complaint here . And the defendants' counterclaim...

Your Business-Related Social Media Platforms Could Be A Ticking Time Bomb

There is a time bomb in your company that you had better defuse. This is true whether you are employee or employer, because when it blows, both sides will be out lots of time and money, including plenty in attorney's fees. Not that we attorneys don't want your money; it's just that some of...

Who "Owns" Your Social Media Accounts? You or Your Employer?

There is a time bomb in your company that you had better defuse. This is true whether you are employee or employer, because when it blows, both sides will be out lots of time and money, including plenty in attorney's fees. Not that we attorneys don't want your money; it's just that some of...

Support Us on the Social Madness Corporate Challenge!

The Social Madness corporate challenge has kicked off, and LexisNexis is one of 60 Dayton-area companies selected to compete in this social media competition hosted by the Dayton Business Journal and its parent, American City Business Journals. The three national winners of the challenge will be able...

Support Us on the Social Madness Corporate Challenge!

The Social Madness corporate challenge has kicked off, and LexisNexis is one of 60 Dayton-area companies selected to compete in this social media competition hosted by the Dayton Business Journal and its parent, American City Business Journals. The three national winners of the challenge will be able...

Want a Job? Clean up Your Online Image

Quick question: What comes up when someone searches for your name in Google? Go ahead, try it. (For an accurate look, open up a different browser from the one you normally use, so you're not "contaminating" your results with personalized Google results.) What do you see? Are these results...

E.D. Pa. Rules on Ownership of LinkedIn Account in Eagle v. Morgan

Ownership of employees' social-media accounts was my pick for "hottest topic facing employers in the next 12 months" when I spoke to the Labor & Employment Section of the Delaware Bar Association back in April. A decision issued by the Eastern District of Pennsylvania last week on this...

What is main reason to limit access to social media profiles in hiring? EEO information, of course.

In Neiman v. Grange Mutual Casualty Co. (C.D. Ill. 4/26/12) [ enhanced version available to Lexis.com subscribers ], the plaintiff claimed that he was not hired for a position because of his age. The employer argued that it could not have considered the plaintiff's age because it had no idea how...

LexisNexis Presents a Complimentary CLE-Accredited Webinar: The Intersection of Social Media, Privacy Laws and the Insurance Industry

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Dispute Over Ownership of Ex-Employee's LinkedIn Account Highlights Significance of Robust Social Media Policies

On October 4, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Eagle v. Morgan [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] granted in part and denied in part an employer's motion for summary judgment on an ex-employee's federal claims under the Computer Fraud...

Insurance Coverage Implications of Social Media: Download This Complimentary White Paper

With social media pervading most aspects of society and business, are you up to date on the changes that it brings to the insurance industry? Download a complimentary white paper covering insurance implications of social media . Social media presents a whole new set of exposures and liabilities that...

Free Download: White Paper Explores Insurance Coverage Implications of Social Media

With social media pervading most aspects of society and business, are you up to date on the changes that it brings to the insurance industry? Download a complimentary white paper covering insurance implications of social media . Social media presents a whole new set of exposures and liabilities that...

California Enacts Law Limiting Employers' Access to Employees' Social Media

California Enacts Law Limiting Employers' Access to Employees' Social Media: What Employers Need to Know to Avoid the Minefields, 2012 Emerging Issues 6788 . Whether you "like" it or not, social media is changing the legal landscape of employee privacy rights at a rapid pace. On September...

Pennsylvania Law on Ownership of LinkedIn Accounts - COTW #136

The latest Case of the Week is the resolution of a case I've covered previously . The case is Eagle v. Morgan (memorandum with findings of fact and conclusions of law here) from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania federal court, applying Pennsylvania state law. You can read the Court's...

Demand For More Timely Workers' Compensation Information Soars

More workers’ compensation professionals are turning to social media to stay abreast of the constantly changing and increasingly complex workers’ compensation market. In less than five years, the Work Comp Analysis Group (WCAG) on LinkedIn, founded and managed by Mark Walls, Marsh’s...