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TweetA class action lawsuit was recently filed in Texas in the Western Division of the U.S. District Court, Austin Division against some of the biggest heavy-weights in the tech industry.  In the lawsuit plaintiffs allege that makers of popular mobile apps misappropriate millions of  users’ personal information such as names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers without […]

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TweetJurors’ use, or I should say misuse, of social media such as Twitter and Facebook during trials is leading to the overturning of court rulings, convictions and mistrials.  These improper juror postings on social media websites is yet another weapon in attorneys’ arsenals for creating grounds for an appeal. Criminal defense lawyers, among others, comb through Facebook and Twitter entries for […]

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TweetA recent survey by ALM Legal Intelligence entitled “Fans, Followers and Connections: Social Media ROI for Law Firms” has disclosed that law firms are finally reaping dividends from their use of social media. Over 40% of the American law firms surveyed reported that participating in social networks and blogging led to new clients or business leads. About 180 law firm partners, marketers and administrators […]

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TweetFor all of us who use LinkedIn to expand our professional networks, there is a new kid on the block named BranchOut whose membership now numbers ten million registered users. BranchOut is a professional networking app built on Facebook which takes advantage of Facebook’s social network effect to reach hundreds of millions of users and, according […]

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TweetLawyers and law firm marketers are invited to take a survey on the use of social media tools in legal marketing.  The new study targets the membership of the Legal Marketing Association, attorneys and marketing professionals at law firms nationwide. The purpose is to reveal the extent to which legal marketers currently use social media […]

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TweetHere’s what you missed this week on martindale.com Connected. Legal Marketing Makeover: This Ain’t Your Partners’ Pedicure How can law firms big and small market themselves in a way that truly represents the firm, attracts new clients, and takes advantage of all the tools out their including social media? That’s what we are going to discuss […]

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TweetHere’s what you missed on martindale.com Connected.  Don’t miss out on our free CLE webinar on Legal Process Outsourcing on 2/23/11 at 2pm EST.  Register for the free webinar. Corporate Law and Compliance SEC Is Serious About Expert Networks and Gets a New Logo Client Minimums and the Smaller Firm Parking and Compliance Outsourcing Armageddon […]

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TweetMonica Bay moderated the second panel on first day of LegalTech 2010, focusing on one of the most fascinating topics currently: Social Media Policy. The three panelists discussed different aspects of social media policy which gave a nice well rounded view of the topic, and specifically, different ways to embrace it. The Cautious Side of […]

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Tweet Image by Matt Hamm via Flickr In the past few months we here at Martindale have been focusing  on delivering more targeted and useful webinars to our audience to develop a conversation around how to benefit from social media.  Last month saw ‘Social Media Policy’ webinar (with James Wong, Howard Greenstein and Melanie Green), […]

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Tweet Image via CrunchBase Yesterday was Twitter day in Connected. A few interesting posts surfaced a few interesting aspects and perspectives and I invite you to read them in Connected (Top 5 Rules for using Twitter by Bradley Clark and Twitter Blunders by Mike Mintz). A day before, in a discussion around social media guidelines […]

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