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Isn’t it the goal of every law student to become Internet famous?

Posted in Blogging, Law School Blogs

I don’t think so. A law student or a young lawyer can take to the Internet and make a name for themselves and build a few relationships along the way without becoming famous. New York City lawyer and blogger, Scott Greenfield (@scottgreenfield), raised the question Saturday morning in the case of blogging by law students… Continue Reading

Posted in: Social Media Principles

Helping others may be all it takes to market via social media

Lawyers and law firms struggle with how to use social media for marketing and business development. Ironically, using social media effectively may just require helping clients and others in your community. Orange County IP lawyer, Sandra Thompson (@PatentDoc), shared yesterday that helping others goes a long way in social media. First, help your clients. You… Continue Reading

Posted in: Blogging

Blogs come and go at The New York Times — and at some law firms

As reported by Poynters’ Andrew Beaujon (@abeaujon) The New York Times announced last week that half of their blogs will be eliminated or merge into other blogs. Why? We’re just not going to do content in reverse chronological order. We’re not sure we like unique brands, as opposed to the global company brand. Our blogging… Continue Reading

Posted in: Blogging, Ethics & Blogging Law

Ghost law blogging is unethical : Nearing a consensus

Sorry lazy lawyers and marketing professionals selling ghostwritten blog posts. Lawyers and many other professionals are coming close to a consensus that ghost-blogging is unethical. The most recent discussion took place on Facebook and Twitter this week. Until now it was like talking religion or politics with the flak I received when expressing my belief… Continue Reading