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A podcast and a couple lessons

legal marketingI had the pleasure of being a guest Tuesday on a podcast hosted by Jacob Sapochnick, a California immigration lawyer. What do I know about immigration law? Nothing. But Jacob, in addition to his blogging and social media on the law, hosts the Enchanting Lawyer site. The site, blog, and podcast are Jacob’s effort to … Continue Reading

New York Social Media Ethics Guidelines a roadmap or rabbit hole?

New York social media ethics guidelinesEarlier this week I received a courtesy copy of the New York State Bar Association’s Social Media Ethics Guidelines. The Guidelines were adopted by the New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section. The rules will be considered by the New York State Bar Association’s house of delegates this weekend. Though nice to … Continue Reading

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
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