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Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier

Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier
Product Code: 5110710
About the Authors: Carolyn Elefant, Nicole Black
Publication Date: June 16, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60442-920-6
Page Count: 200
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Sponsoring Entities: Law Practice Division
Topics: Technology Law
Format: Book - 5110710
Pricing: $79.95 (Regular)
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About Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier

The world of legal marketing has changed with the rise of social media sites such as Linkedin, Twitter, and Facebook. Law firms are seeking their companies attention with tweets, videos, blog posts, pictures, and online content. Social media is fast and delivers news at record pace. Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier provides you with a practical, goal-centric approach to using social media in your law practice that will enable you to identify social media platforms and tools that fit your practice and implement them easily, efficiently, and ethically.

Beginning with a brief historic overview of social media, this guide describes the current trends and statistics on current use, as well as explains why social media is important for lawyers, and busts some of the myths that deter lawyers from engaging in social media. Included are:

- descriptions and screen shots of various social media platforms and step-by-by advice on setting up a profile
- advice on how to use social media to accomplish specific goals such as establishing expertise, building relationships with colleagues and engaging in damage control
- an outline of the do's and don'ts of social media, including the best practices and appropriate "net-iquette," legal ethics and FTC disclosure requirements
- discussion of legal issues such as copyright, defamation, damage control, and in-house blogging policies
- predictions of where social media is headed in the future

Social media gives lawyers the tools to provide potential clients with the kind of in-depth information that they've come to expect online prior to making any kind of decision requiring significant commitment of resources. Bottom line: If you're not using social media, you can't deliver the kind of information that today's clients demand before hiring a lawyer.

What Others Are Saying About Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier

"Even self-described Luddites will be hard pressed to say that [Social Media for Lawyers] did not give them what they need to create a social media business presence. . . . This is a book worth taking the time to read."--California Lawyer

"Social media is here to stay, and lawyers need to join the conversation . . . This book is a useful guide for lawyers new to social media, those who need guidance on how to reach specific goals, or anyone in between."
--Correy E. Stephenson, Lawyers USA

"Social Media for Lawyers is a detailed how-to guide for attorneys who want to take advantage of what social media has to offer but don't know how."
--Jason C. Miller, The Colorado Lawyer
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