Tag Archives: Facebook

Social Media: The “New” Courthouse?

Let’s forget, for a moment, the magical marketing benefits of social media and talk about law and order. Prosecutors and defense attorneys are right now, as you’re reading this post, initiating, hosting, or contributing to social Web conversations with ordinary citizens (all potential jurors, I’d add). These officers of the court are, today, boldly intimidating criminals, rallying citizens, and managing ...

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Quick Tip: Your Facebook Profile Through Another’s Eyes

Navigating Facebook’s privacy settings and friend lists can be a challenge.  Whether you’re looking for clients, networking with your peers, or simply staying in touch with friends and relatives, it’s important to know exactly what you’re sharing on Facebook.  Thankfully, Facebook includes a simple tool that lets you check just that: how your profile looks to your friends (and to ...

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Managing Facebook Page Administrators

These days, more and more law firms and solo practitioners are creating Facebook Pages to establish a law firm presence on Facebook. Initially, Facebook Pages had only one administrator, but earlier this year, Facebook created multiple administrator roles which allow several different levels of access and control for different individuals within the firm. A law firm’s Facebook Page can have ...

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New Tech Book Roundup: iPad, Twitter, and Facebook in One Hour

Now that beach-reading season is coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about reading material that will positively impact your law practice. LPM Publishing is working on three technology books that we’re very excited about: iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition (now available) is a fully revised and updated version of the ABA best-selling book that ...

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How Can Lawyers Benefit from Facebook?

Excerpted and adapted from Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers by Dennis Kennedy and Allison C. Shields, forthcoming in September from LPM Publishing. Pre-order the book today with a 15% pre-publication discount.  Why Should Lawyers Use Facebook? As we were writing this book and speaking about Facebook for lawyers, this was the question we heard most often, so we’ll try ...

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Is That Facebook Status Update an Advertisement?

When does your social networking qualify as attorney advertising? That’s the question the State Bar of California’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct addresses in Draft Formal Opinion Interim No. 10-0001. The opinion centers around a hypothetical attorney who uses a social media site (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) and connects to a mixture of personal and professional acquaintances, “including some ...

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Navigating Facebook’s Ocean of Personal Data

Technology Review, an excellent journal published by MIT, has an article in its July/August 2012 edition examining Facebook’s growing use of the social sciences to analyze user behavior.  Technology Review editor Tom Simonite writes: Now that the company has gone public, the pressure to develop new sources of profit … is likely to force it to do more with its hoard ...

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Quick Tip: Manage Your Social Media Permissions

One of the great attractions of social media and the cloud is the ease with which we can combine tools and expand functionality. With a few clicks, you can link social networking profiles from two different sites, or use your login information from one service to access another. Perhaps you have Twitter feeding automatically to your LinkedIn profile, or you’ve ...

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