Social Media: what every legal professional needs to know

by Rory Webber on November 20, 2009 · 4 comments

in Martindale-Hubbell Connected,social media for lawyers,Web 2.0

No matter when it started, ‘social media’ (e.g. blogs, Twitter, wikis and social networks) has arrived and it’s definitely here to stay.

If you don’t know a blog from a bullfrog, you’ve probably had the feeling that you should get to know pretty quickly. You may not want to be an expert, but you’d at least like to appreciate how ‘that social media thing’ can support your professional life.

Or maybe you’ve already dabbled in social media. You may have a blog, be a member of a social networking site, or you send the odd Tweet every now and again.

Well whether you’re a social media ‘newbie’ or a ‘maven’, if you’re also a legal professional, this is your chance to learn. Exclusively through Martindale-Hubbell Connected.

In December, Martindale-Hubbell Connected is hosting a series of online events bringing together some of the legal profession’s top social media evangelists to share their knowledge and tips on the practical uses of social media. The series includes:

Positioning yourself for tomorrow’s social media today: Practical approaches for legal professionals” webinar on Wednesday 9th December.

The webinar will give you ‘real world’ examples of social media tools helping legal professionals become more efficient and productive. The panellists will also discuss the future of social media use – will we soon say goodbye to email?

The webinar panel includes a range of legal professionals and social media experts from across the globe:

You can register for the webinar here.

Blogs from legal professionals and social media mavens across the globe focusing on:

  • How I use social media to support me – MH Connected members in different positions across the globe share their social media experiences.
  • Time management – How to find the time to use social media. Is there a tradeoff with other activities such as email?
  • Personal and professional development – Learn how social media offers a wide variety of ways to research, share and learn by collaboration.
  • Future use of social media by legal professionals – Exploring how social media could be used in future.

Forum discussions on the topics raised in the webinar and blogs – all hosted in the ‘Social Media for Lawyers’ group on Martindale-Hubbell Connected.

Social media tools offer legal professionals alternative and additional ways to become more efficient and productive. Now you can learn how. Exclusively through Martindale-Hubbell Connected. I hope you’ll join us.

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Leland Garvin wrote onFebruary 15, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I was unable to attend the webinar but I have a blog and have definitely benefited not only from the visibility of the blog post but also from the research necessary to write the post.

Another suggestion is that lawyers should download as many mobile apps for their social media sites as they can. This will allow them to work on their social media sites while they are waiting for a judge or to begin a deposition.


Rory Webber Rory Webber wrote onMarch 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Thanks for your comment Leland.

Quick note that you can access a recording of the webinar in the ‘Social Media for Lawyers’ group in MH Connected. The other group members would no doubt love to hear your views on mobile apps.

Hope to see you there!


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