Professional networking for lawyers is a topic in need of much discussion and still there are varying views and experiences. There is great understanding that Social Media for lawyers embraces all : Client recommendations, peer recommendations, publishing, etc – how to use it is still being explored with great curiosity. Vanessa Dimauro echoes Chris Brogan’s message from this years CES: It’s not about what we do, it’s how we do it that matters.
John Lipsey discussed elemnts of confidentialty, security and trust. You can listen to his podcast here: http://www.martindale.com/blog/BlogComments.aspx?bid=25583&tid=213&ct=15
And interview with Ambrogi here: http://www.legaltalknetwork.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=351
A few questions were raised re security and privacy. Olivier Antoine highlighted a very valid point: “the risks it presents are not different from risks that already exist”.
Another question raised was around the border – or lackthereof of personal vs professional – Do you keep the personal separate from the professional? This is a hot topic across the industry which I have mentioned in past posts. It’ll be interesting to see how it develops on Legal Networks.
Another interesting issue, which I have to admit never thought about, was Privacy issues in different countries. Eugene discussed the the evolving area of data privacy: asking someone to participate in social sites needs to be examined if can be done all over the world. I do not have much info on this so will be glad to learn more.
Here are some links to blogs showing the different perspectives on Social Media for Lawyers:
Lawyers are still behind – or are they? full details of the session:
Some might be behind, here’s how to jump ahead:
How Twitter changed the way we approach TradeShows:
OR … how some are not so sure about the Twitter buzz by Carolyn Elefant