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Facebook for Lawyers: Don’t overlook the efficiency and power of a network on Facebook
Posted on 8 Jun 2011 by Jayne Navarre

The other day, I added a "new" Friend to my Facebook network, someone I see maybe once a year at a professional gathering. I thought: This is great. Can it get any easier to stay in touch and up to speed on what's going on in her life... Read More

Are You [A] Lawyer Online?
Posted on 25 May 2011 by Jayne Navarre

David Fraser (@privacylawyer) is not just a lawyer online; he's a Canadian privacy lawyer-online. Participating on a panel with David last Friday, it was immediately obvious that he "gets social media" when he flat out told a Canadian... Read More

Social Media and Legal Ethics | No New Restrictions, Just Clarification
Posted on 20 Jul 2011 by Jayne Navarre

The jury is (almost) in. We do not, thankfully, anticipate a Casey-Anthony-super-sized-post-verdict outrage when the American Bar Association codifies its Commission on Ethics 20/20 proposed amendments to the Model Rules in 2012. According to the ... Read More

Why your lawyer’s not a social media ninja
Posted on 25 May 2011 by Mark Smith

Let me start with a confession. It took me a while to "get" Twitter . The first time I tried it (which I think was 2008), I just used it to consume information. It wasn't great for a number of reasons - firstly, I didn't put a ... Read More

Social media for introverts - Guest post by Paul S. Grabowski
Posted on 12 Jul 2011 by Deborah McMurray

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... Read More

Joining Organizations Is Only The Start In Getting Attention
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Tom Kane

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... Read More

Are You Pressed To Find Time for Marketing?
Posted on 8 Jun 2011 by Tom Kane

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... Read More

Put Your Best Face on Facebook
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 by Tom Kane

Although I've been on Facebook for awhile, I can't say that I have been a big fan. In fact, when it comes to social media, I've been in favor of LinkedIn over Facebook for businesses, especially law firms. That may be changing. If you are... Read More

Sixteen Sweet Facebook Tips
Posted on 9 Feb 2011 by Jayne Navarre

(This post is dedicated to the wonderful people at American Airlines who make me turn off my Kindle during take off and landing, forcing me to pick up random magazines at airport kiosks so I can distract myself the old fashioned way; reading paper magazines... Read More

Managing Social Media in Your Law Firm | The Next Big Thing
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 by Jayne Navarre

We've come a long way, baby! Three years ago, when I founded my company Law Gravity , I talked to a lot of law firms about their "plans" for using social media. Their response: "What plans?" There were firms that had a blog... Read More

Navigating The Social Web | A Very Large Marketplace
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by Jayne Navarre

Conversations in the Marketplace In the purest sense the social Web is a very large marketplace populated by people who come and go for the purpose of engaging in conversations about things they do, make, think about, and care about, and of course... Read More

Content and Community | What I’m doing with social media in 2011
Posted on 5 Jan 2011 by Jayne Navarre

Looking back - Looking forward. Social media and social networking platforms open up doors to new relationships and often work well as tools for marketing - broad distribution, top of mind impact, and exposure for expertise. However, looking back... Read More

Set up Your Facebook Business Page
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by Tom Kane

Last month I did a post on Facebook's Business (actual name is Fan) page. I referred to a post by Tom O'Leary in which he made some good points about why people should keep an eye on the developments at Facebook. He suggested setting up a profile... Read More

Measuring the value of social media in driving traffic to your law firm website
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 by Deborah McMurray

It's mid-December and much of the country is buried in a cold snap. It's also the time of year where we all seek frenetic joy in the holiday shopping, eating, drinking, socializing Spirit. And, it's also budget season - still - for many law... Read More

Do your law firm employees have a right to free speech on Facebook? Legal Case Filed by NLRB
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by Jayne Navarre

Last week the National Labor Relations Board launched a legal case asserting that employees have a right to free speech on Facebook. It announced that it had filed a complaint against an ambulance service that fired an emergency medical technician, accusing... Read More