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Business Development in the Digital Era: Manzama Webcast Tomorrow

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 3.11.42 PMAs a heads up, tomorrow I’ll be doing a joint webcast with Manzama on business development in the digital era. I’ll be joined by Manzama CEO and co-founder Peter J. Ozolin (@ozolincomments), and we’ll be covering how to drive business developments and strengthen client relationships in an age when it’s never been more challenging. Specifically, we’ll … Continue Reading

We need laws requiring lawyers to stay abreast of technology?

lawyers technologyRobert Ambrogi (@bobambrogi) reported this week that Massachusetts is the 14th state to require lawyers to stay abreast of technology as a condition of licensure. Massachusetts ethics rules will now include the following provision, adopted in part from the ABA Model Rules for Professional Conducts. To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep … Continue Reading

Jones Day same-sex relationship site a model for niche sites

Jones Day Same Sex Relationship WebsiteAs reported by Jennifer Henderson of The American Lawyer (@AmericanLawyer), Jones Day (@JonesDay) has launched a website providing information on how same-sex relationships are legally recognized in nearly 300 jurisdictions worldwide. The website, which is available to the public free of charge, allows users to search laws by country, and when necessary, more localized jurisdictions. … Continue Reading

Emory Law School gets students blogging early with innovative new class

Photo Credit: Kate TomlinsonccThis January, Emory Law School started a class devoted to blogging in the legal profession. It’s a great initiative that’s getting law students thinking about how to best communicate themselves through blogging early. I spoke with Jennifer Romig, the teacher behind the class, and she was kind enough to answer questions about the class and … Continue Reading

How can undergrads and law students best use blogs and social media?

Notre dame father HesburghI would welcome any ideas you have on how college students can blog and use other social media for professional development (learning) as well as networking to build relationships and word of mouth to gain employment upon graduation. It’s no pipe dream. I am hearing of law students from last year’s class who got jobs … Continue Reading

As ABA Blawg 100 shows, biglaw is finding the handle on quality blogging

9084897695_2837129497_bThere’s blogging, and then there’s blogging well. And really, an argument can be made that anything but the latter really isn’t blogging at all. After all, what is blogging—is it simply the act of producing content to an online publication that displays it all on one page in reverse-chronological order? Or, is there something more … Continue Reading

Law firms need to identify their online rainmakers

rainmaker lawyer social mediaThe majority of law firms treat all lawyers as equals when it comes to their ability to develop business through online networking. Networking online through blogging and the use of other social media, including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, is all about building relationships and word of mouth. The same as business development offline. Ideally, they’re … Continue Reading

The New Yorker magazine joins bloggers, now running on WordPress

The-new-yorker-logoMatt Mullenweg (@photomatt), co-founder of WordPress, reports that The New Yorker online is now running on WordPress. WordPress provides The New Yorker a more robust and user-friendly CMS (content management system), per Nicholas Thompson (@nxthompson), the magazine’s online editor. We’re looking at almost total upside there. Because the tools are no longer getting in the … Continue Reading

Legal Marketing Association Tech Conference : Wednesday and Thursday in San Francisco

SFO LEEGAL MARKeting techThe Legal Marketing Association Bay Area Chapter is holding its 15th annual Legal Marketing Technology Conference West in San Francisco this Wednesday and Thursday, October 15 and 16. Billed as the largest legal technology, educational and networking event of 2014, the one and half day-long event is focused on legal marketing technologies. This year they’re … Continue Reading

Have a legal need? Could Google have a lawyer waiting for you?

Google-Helpouts legal medicalHealthcare has become one of Google’s biggest side projects, reports Conor Dougherty (@conordougherty) in the New York Times. Rather than just supplying people with healthcare information on search, Google is now providing people a more reliable resource, a doctor. Google’s “Helpouts” product — a service where people can search for experts and talk to them … Continue Reading
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