A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media: Keeping It Professional

Social media allows everyone to instantly share whatever they’re thinking with the world but given the many heated issues we face every day, we can sometimes lose ourselves in it all and post something in anger or passion, which may lead to regrets down the road. Things become especially difficult for attorneys, who may sometimes view their presence on social media websites to be in a personal capacity. The reality,…

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Lawyers Need to Know About the ABA’s Changes to Attorney Advertising Rules

Practicing law is essentially a business, and as one aspect of this business, most lawyers and law firms engage in marketing and advertising to increase their market share or get new clients. In the age of social media, though, the ethical rules that govern advertising can sometimes be strict and hard to understand. The ABA recently approved a series of changes to Model Rules 7.1 through 7.2, which are the…

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Useful Career Tips for Law Firm Associates

Associates working in a law firm may often times feel like they are serving two masters: their law firm and their obligations under the Rules of Professional Conduct. Associates have a unique roll; they sometimes bear the weight of completing different legal services under the supervision and direction of the law firm’s partners or other senior attorneys. They don’t yet have any clients of their own, but they are honing…

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Quick Tips for How to Talk to the Media During Litigation

One of the best features of our legal system is that the courts are open to the public. Case materials become public record so that society as a whole can stay informed of developments that have an impact on their daily lives. A result of this is that high-profile litigation may reach the front pages of newspapers and in some cases create a whole media firestorm. Even though the public…

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Quick Guide to Maintaining Confidentiality Online

It’s well understood that one of the most important duties a lawyer has towards their clients is maintaining their confidentiality. As per the ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.6, “[a] lawyer shall not reveal information relating to the representation of a client unless the client gives informed consent, the disclosure is impliedly authorized in order to carry out the representation or the disclosure is permitted [by specific exceptions identified…

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5 Effective Tips for Boosting SEO Using Social Media

Social media is a big deal these days, and maintaining an active presence is essential to both your website’s success and your firm’s. Before giving your office a call, most people will likely look for you online, so you need to keep in mind that a lot of times your first contact with potential clients is made online. Since social media can be so critical, let’s look at a few…

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6 Easy Networking Tips for Lawyers

Networking is an important part of a successful career, especially when it comes to lawyers. Your employer may be great right now, or you may be junior enough that you’re not expected to bring in that much business, but a few years down the road, when you’re up for partnership or you’re considering switching jobs, you definitely don’t want to find yourself without a professional network. It is imperative that…

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