Social media is what you make it Legal professionals are quick to dismiss social media for networking and building a name. Junk, political views, loss of privacy, fighting, ads and more are what I hear for excuses. Author, strategist and long time blogger, Euan Semple, in a post this morning labels it “pontificating about toxic social media.” Semple references a Facebook post from a mother who lost a daughter to cancer. View Full Post
Innovation and tech neeeded in law school curriculums to increase access to legal services Law schools have an obligation to introduce innovation and technology disciplines into their curriculum, not just to prepare graduates for the future, but to increase access to legal services. This from Dan Linna, a professor of law at Michigan State and Director of LegalRnD – The Center for Legal Services Innovation. View Full Post
Law blogs published by local lawyers more trusted online legal information The Financial Times’ Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson’s report from Bowling Green, Kentucky on why Americans do not trust news from mainstream journalists signals why law blogs published by local lawyers will be more trusted than other online legal information. From Edgecliffe-Johnson: According to Gallup, America’s trust in mass media peaked at 72 per cent in 1976, the year All the President’s Men hit cinemas. View Full Post
The New York City Bar Association’s 14th Annual Small Law Firm Practice Management Symposium is this coming Thursday, November 9. It’s an honor to be presenting for the second year in a row. Whether you are just starting out or been practicing for decades, I can personally vouch that the Symposium offers valuable guidance on both managing and growing a practice. View Full Post
NYC Legal Blogging and Social Media Workshop, Wednesday the 8th Lawyer? Law student? Legal marketing professional? Legal tech entrepreneur? Forget what you may have been told. Learn how to really use blogging and social media in a strategic fashion to build a name and nurture relationships. Lawline and LexBlog are hosting a “Legal Blogging and Social Media Workshop” next Wednesday, November 8 from 5 to 6:30 at WeWork Tower 49, 12 East 49th Street, 11th floor. View Full Post
Legal tech booming while pace of investment in legal tech is stalling Chatting with Bob Ambrogi, while he was visiting Seattle this week, we agreed that legal tech was growing like at no other time. Tech’s been around legal for a long time and we’ve had a lot of folks like he and I involved in legal tech companies and its coverage for a couple decades or more. View Full Post
ALM’s portfolio of legal publication sites receive upgrade ALM (p/k/a American Lawyer Media) upgraded the user interface of its digital publications this week. From Gina Passarella, the Executive Editor of The American Lawyer: Our improvements will deliver the same breaking news and in-depth analysis of core U.S. and international business of law trends, but in a more visually appealing, intuitive and user-friendly fashion. View Full Post