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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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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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TweetLawyers use social media. A few years ago, we couldn’t really say that. The profession lagged behind businesses when it came to adopting this new technology and worried about the risks inherent in its use. While the risks have not disappeared, they have become more defined, and with that awareness, law firms are moving into […]

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TweetHere’s what you missed this week on martindale.com Connected: Free Ebook on Legal Marketing What is the best way to market a law firm? – Find out in our FREE Martindale.com Connected eBook! In reading this eBook you will walk away with the following: 1. How to create an image for your law firm that […]

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TweetAs any of our nearly 44,000 members will tell you, one of the best features found inside martindale.com Connected is the embarrassment of riches the community offers when it concerns accessing the knowledge, insight and expertise of our members. In fact, as I write this post, Connected members have contributed nearly 13,000 blog posts to […]

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TweetThink of a lawyer. What did your mind’s eye picture?  Depending on who you are (lawyer v. non-lawyer) the image may change (it may not).  I am a lawyer, and when I did this little exercise my mind immediately flashed to a woman in a gray business suit, wearing black Gucci-style glasses (serious frames) holding […]

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TweetWe currently have over 700 groups and counting on Martindale-Hubbell Connected.  Each of these groups is a mini-community  unto itself, and as community manager I often get questions on how to create member engagement in these groups.  Usually a group owner will see members join, but then no one says anything.  This post provides you […]

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TweetDid you know that an average of 200 new documents are added to the martindale.com Legal Library every week? We’re now syndicating new additions on Twitter! See the most recent articles from industry thought leaders by following us @MHLegalLibrary Take a look at a few recent articles: Supreme Court Decides Citizens United v. Federal Election […]

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