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The Weekly Sociable Lawyer Round Up

The Sociable Lawyer Round Up features some of the best blog entries on e-lawyering from the past week. We’re always looking for new posts, so if you know any great lawyer blogs, feel free to let us know! Enjoy!

Strategic Legal Technology
60 Tips in 60 Minutes from the 2010 Futures Conference
October 23 by Ron Friedmann
60 Tips on Management, Marketing, Clients, and Productivity.

JD Supra
5 Tips for Finding Things to Write About In Your Blog Posts Or Legal Articles
October 25 by Adrian Lurssen
“Two big questions I’m asked repeatedly: how to find the time to write a blog (that’s another topic, for another day) and how to find topics for blog posts. Here are five tips for finding inspiration for consistent blog post and article writing:..”

Advanced Law Firm Link Building
October 25 by Gyi Tsakalakis
“By now, you probably know how links to your law firm website work like votes for your website in a search engine’s unequal democracy. And you are probably becoming more familiar with some the most common link-building methods. On the other hand, you may not be familiar with some of the more effective link building strategies that are available to legal professionals. Here is a two-step process that can be useful for acquiring links from high-quality sources…”

Law Firm Web Strategy
First Impressions: Make Your Twitter Biography Count
October 26 by Jordan Furlong
“If you’re going to use Twitter for professional development, make sure you’re giving yourself every opportunity to get the most out of it. Start with a good handle, a great bio, and attractive usage patterns, and you’ll increase substantially the odds that Twitter will render some return on your investment…”

Law Practice Strategy
Oh, Data, Where Art Thou? Security, Politics & the Bottom Line.
October 27 by Donna Seyle
“There is definitely a learning curve associated with the virtual practice of law. It is an additional area of law practice on which you must stay current, and CLE courses on this topic are emerging quickly. If this seems onerous, think of it this way: the corporate world is doing business in the cloud. Consumers are conducting business online. All of this is occurring in ever-increasing numbers, the cost-effectiveness is staggering and tech-savvy consumers are in control. In other words, the horse is out of the barn…”

Above the Law
Thoughts on How to Network as a Lawyer at a Small Firm
October 28 by Little Richard
“Simply slapping your memberships on your website and not-so-secretly fiddling with your Blackberry during the meetings won’t work. You have to engage people, and that starts with a simple conversation…”

Law Office Management Assistance Program
Platform Shoes: Social Media Marketing, Fitted for Your Practice (Part, the Second)
October 28 by Jared Correia
“The most common reaction I get when I suggest that people start blogging is accompanied by a change of their pallor, as they shy away from the idea almost immediately, and tell me that they could never write that often, or that much, or impressively, at least, impressively enough to attract followers. It’s a scary concept for them; it’s difficult to start, and even more difficult to build, and maintain, or so it seems. But, trust me, it’s not that hard. I mean, c’mon, I have a blog, and I didn’t learn to tie my shoes until I was in the second grade…”

Law Sites
Survey: Judges Split on Their Use of Social Media
October 28 by Robert Ambrogi
“Forty percent of state court judges use social media profile sites, with the majority of them on Facebook. Even so, nearly half of judges strongly believe that they cannot participate professionally in social networking sites without compromising judicial ethics. These are among the findings of fascinating survey conducted over the summer by the Conference of Court Public Information Officers…”

Legal Talk Network: The Un-Billable Hour
A Look at Google for Lawyers
October 28 by Rodney Dowell
“Overall thoughts on Google as a search engine for attorneys, free office applications and how Google, in the long run, can save attorneys time and money…”

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