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Law Firms on Facebook - More than a toe in the water
Posted on 24 Aug 2011 by Deborah McMurray

If I had a nickel for every time a lawyer asked me, "Should we be on Facebook?" . . . I'd be - well, you know. JD SUPRA has identified several firms that have established a great presence on Facebook, and the article notes why. For... Read More

Can a Law Firm Become a Social Business?
Posted on 11 Aug 2011 by Jayne Navarre

How are you preparing to take your law firm into the "Social Business" era? Perhaps this is the first time you've heard the term used? Here's a definition: Social Businesses combine fully integrated sets of tools, channels, and... Read More

Only 5 months left to meet your 2011 marketing goals
Posted on 29 Jul 2011 by Deborah McMurray

I received an email this morning from the CMO Council on its "Marketing Outlook for 2011." While the research study made more sense to report in Q1, it's worthwhile to use as a check-up as we edge into August 2011. The Study reports... Read More

Commentary on Law360 Post, "How to Make it Rain by Marketing Individual Lawyers"
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by Deborah McMurray

A legal marketing friend, John Eix, head of Regional Business Development - Texas for Hunton & Williams , sent me a June 24, 2011 Law360 article that I finally had a moment to read. It covers the age-old question of, "Do clients hire law... Read More

Martindale's Counsel to Counsel Forum - Managing Investigations, Compliance and Audits in Today's Tough Markets
Posted on 29 Sep 2011 by Deborah McMurray

I have facilitated Martindale Counsel to Counsel forums all over the world since 2000. These discussions are "best practice" exchanges by corporate counsel and law firm lawyers about a particular topic. Consistently, they are the best received... Read More

The Social Media conversation we should be having - Part 1.
Posted on 4 Nov 2011 by Deborah McMurray

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... Read More

65% of All Adults Use Social Media
Posted on 30 Aug 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

Only 5% of all adults used Social Media in 2005 when Pew Research first asked, and as of August 2011 Pew now reports more than 65% of all adults use Social Media . To be more precise about what going on with online adults here's the daily breakdown... Read More

Have you heard about "Twitterology?" It's the latest hot new science.
Posted on 18 Nov 2011 by Deborah McMurray

Ben Zimmer is a self-described all-around word nut. He is the former On Language columnist for The New York Times Magazine, the executive producer of (an entirely useful tool when you're looking to add color to your prose) and... Read More

Social Media Secrets Revealed
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by Jayne Navarre

Raise your hand: How many of you are stuck in the PUSHING TOO MUCH INFORMATION trap of social media? Right, just as I expected...too many. Pushing information on social media is like using a garden rake to comb your hair. It's the wrong tool... 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

One of the next big things in law firm websites: Video done right.
Posted on 12 Sep 2011 by Deborah McMurray

Everyone who knows Adam Stock , the Director of Marketing and Business Development at California law firm Allen Matkins , understands that he is an early adopter of most things technology. He's a capable developer, program and website designer... Read More

Happy 20th Birthday World Wide Web!
Posted on 12 Aug 2011 by Deborah McMurray

August 6, 2011 was the twentieth birthday of the first website being launched. For the hundreds of millions of hourly web users across the world, the day came and went without so much as a piece of cake or a candle. As Mark Giangrande noted in his... Read More

Just Being Social | by Jay Strother for Legal Management
Posted on 4 May 2011 by Jayne Navarre

If you're looking for the latest "buzz" about social media ethics and professional responsibility for lawyers (and their employees), I highly recommend Jay Strother's article, Just Being Social , published in the March/April edition... Read More

Divorce lawyers: Facebook tops in online evidence
Posted on 1 Jul 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

Forgot to de-friend your wife on Facebook while posting vacation shots of your mistress? Her divorce lawyer will be thrilled. Oversharing on social networks has led to an overabundance of evidence in divorce cases. The American Academy of Matrimonial... Read More

Google's Watching You: The Good, the bad, the ugly
Posted on 9 Feb 2012 by Steven B. Levy

This morning Google announced a change in its privacy policy . I link to the Washington Post article about it because searching Google for "Google Privacy Policy" does not bring up Google's privacy policy as its first result!!! (Okay, it's... Read More