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In my last video, I talked about why LinkedIn Recommendations are useful for lawyers and covered the mechanics of asking for them. But I know that some lawyers are just uncomfortable asking for recommendations. They don’t want to appear to “salesy” or to diminish their professionalism. There are ways to approach clients for recommendations or testimonials that aren’t pushy or overly promotional. The most important thing is to be genuine. If you truly believe that…
Earlier this year I was invited to join a Zoom meeting with estate planning attorneys from all across the United States to talk about how they could use LinkedIn better. We had a great conversation that covered a wide range of topics, but one of the questions generated a significant amount of discussion, and it was a question about recommendations on LinkedIn. Anyone you are connected to on LinkedIn can leave you a recommendation on…
In this week that NY law grads were originally scheduled to be taking the bar exam, the New York State Court of Appeals (the highest court in the state) has announced a revision of its rules to temporarily authorize qualifying graduates of ABA-accredited law schools to practice law in New York under supervision pending their admission to the bar. Supervising attorneys must be admitted to practice in New York for at least three years and…
Over the past few months, you’ve probably attended or hosted more Zoom meetings than you every thought possible – from internal office meetings to client consultations to bar association meetings, family dinners and virtual happy hours, Zoom has become the go-to platform for many who had never attended a videoconference before March of 2020. Having attended far too many Zoom meetings myself, I’ve found that many lawyers – as well as my non-lawyer friends and…
I’ll be participating in this week’s two-day virtual conference, Rocket Aid. Rocket Aid is a charitable virtual conference being held later this week – Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17, 2020. The conference takes place over two days, and you can attend all or part of the conference for only $25, the proceeds of which will go to three charities helping those affected by COVID-19. The two-day agenda includes not only educational sessions…
I’ve worked with hundreds of lawyers and reviewed who knows how many lawyers’ LinkedIn Profiles, and I can tell you that most of them are missing these 5 elements: Is your LinkedIn Profile up to the challenge? Here are the 5 elements: 1. A header image – otherwise known as a cover photo. The header image appears at the top of your LinkedIn Profile. It is a huge missed opportunity for your personal brand. Your…
I’ve worked with hundreds of lawyers and reviewed who knows how many lawyers’ LinkedIn Profiles, and I can tell you that most of them are missing these 5 elements: Is your LinkedIn Profile up to the challenge? Here are the 5 elements: 1. A header image – otherwise known as a cover photo. The header image appears at the top of your LinkedIn Profile. It is a huge missed opportunity for your personal brand. Your…
In my last video, I introduced the idea of setting goals for your LinkedIn use. Today I want to give you an example to show you what that might look like. Let’s say your goal for this year is to expand your practice to represent more small businesses with their legal needs. LinkedIn can help you accomplish that in a number of ways. You can search for, and join, groups containing small business owners –…