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Twitter is Better than LinkedIn for Building Professional Relationships

LinkedIn bills itself as the largest professional network, but Twitter, whose tagline is simply, “what’s happening,” easily wins for creating and nurturing relationships. Here are three primary reasons why. 1. The easiest introduction ever – When you come across a piece of writing or video or presentation that resonates, you send the link out on […]

Use Twitter to build legal skills and knowledge

Using Twitter to Build Legal Skills and Knowledge

Twitter is a great platform for meeting and nurturing relationships with fellow professionals, sharing your thoughts and useful links, and catching up on the latest news and trends. It’s also a terrific tool to learn by monitoring targeted practice area topics and following industry and legal experts and thought leaders. The Harvard Business Review recently […]

Law Firm Twitter: Lessons from the NBA

Law Firm Twitter: Lessons from the NBA

In his Bloomberg Law article, Most Profitable U.S. Law Firms Don’t Give a Tweet, Casey Sullivan highlighted some of the top law firms anemic presence on the popular social media platform. Moses Ehlers, Digital Marketing Strategist at Robins Kaplan LLP, countered with how his “mid-sized law firm” of 220 attorneys and 325 staff members uses […]

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20 Legal Industry Twitter Accounts to Follow

A few months ago I shared a list of 50 Lawyers You Should Be Following on Twitter culled from my “Law 200″ Twitter list that includes lawyers and legal technologists, marketers, and other professionals in the legal space who consistently post useful information. In response to a few inquiries, I scoured the rest of the […]

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50 Lawyers You Should Be Following on Twitter

During a recent training session, I shared my private “Law 200” Twitter list that includes lawyers and technologists, marketers, and other professionals in the legal space who consistently post useful information. It’s a list I peruse daily and hone ruthlessly (the reason I keep it private). A participant remarked that it would be useful for […]

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How Lawyers Use Twitter

One Saturday morning I came across a tweet from a lawyer recommending me to another lawyer. I contacted her and before brunch I had a new CLE accreditation client. This happened many years ago when I left law firm life after a decade of law librarianship to start a continuing legal education consultancy. Besides the […]

How Much Twitter Engagement is Too Much?

Just about every social media guru tout “engagement” as a critical factor in establishing and maintaining a meaningful and rewarding Twitter presence. But with endless back and forth and a barrage of #hashtag-enabled Twitter chats dominating your Twitter stream, how much engagement is too much? This question borders on sacrilege coming from an avid social […]