7 Lawyers Using Social Media the Right Way

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In the ever-changing world of technology, some lawyers find it especially challenging to stay up-to-date with the latest developments. Although in this field lawyers and other legal staff aren’t required to live on the cutting edge of tech trends, it’s still beneficial to your firm to stay informed about evolving practices- one of them being social media use.

Below is a list of seven legal professionals who have created a robust presence on Twitter by successfully engaging with and providing helpful information for both clients and other people in the legal industry. Need some inspiration to build up your small law firm’s Twitter profile? Take a look at these accounts:

  • Sarah Jeong (@sarahjeong)- Fresh out of Harvard Law School, Sarah Jeong tweets and writes about current happenings in the technology law space. Sarah is also a regular contributor for Forbes online.
  • David Bilinsky (@david_bilinsky)- David offers practical advice for lawyers who are experiencing difficulties with practice management. He encourages and motivates other small firm lawyers to take control of their practice by staying ahead of industry trends, anticipating changes and facing challenges head-on.
  • Melissa Conner (@ConnerLawTweets)-  From a modern personal and firm website to a robust group of Twitter followers, Melissa has kept her online presence relevant and up-to-date. Between engaging with others and broadcasting important industry news, this attorney’s social activity is a good example of what your social presence should look like.
  • Steve Worrall (@SteveWorrall)- Steve provides a wealth of information on estate planning and family law. His account mixes professional with some personal updates which is a nice touch for a family lawyer.
  • Kevin O’Keefe (@kevinokeefe)- CEO and founder of LexBlog, Kevin writes about the benefits of using social media in the legal industry and encourages others to take advantage of every networking opportunity they’re presented with offline and online.
  • Mitch Jackson (@mitchjackson)- Mitch is a senior partner at a two-person law firm who enjoys tweeting out the communication tips he’s learned after almost thirty years in the business.
  • Bob Ambrogi (@bobambrogi)- As the owner of Law Sites, Bob keeps a close eye on websites and new tech products that make the everyday lives of lawyers easier and more efficient.

By |January 13th, 2015|

About the Author:

For years, Josh has helped lawyers become more organized, productive, and profitable. A trained litigator, Josh came to Smokeball from a large east-coast law firm where his practice focused on franchise, insurance, marine, and general litigation. His work with Smokeball, and his continued passion for what he does each day, is driven by a desire to help lawyers and their staff do better in every way. Knowing well the stress and strain put on today’s legal professional, he regularly focuses on improving work and life in the law. He has traveled the country working with and learning from lawyers and their staff. Josh speaks regularly to bar associations about successful law firm practices and other legal topics. Recent notable engagements have been with the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Missouri Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Conference. In addition to his work at Smokeball, Josh serves on the Writing Resource Center staff at The John Marshall Law School. Besides legal technology, his research interests include judicial decision-making, jury decision-making and psychology, and legal writing. He has written and overseen research exploring causal effects of sex/gender on federal appellate court decision-making, and assisted with research for a forthcoming textbook on judicial decision-making. Additionally, Josh sits on the Board of Directors of Chicago-based Community Activism Law Alliance and on the Board of Directors of Chicago Fringe Opera Company. Josh holds his J.D., cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as a Senior Editor of the Wash. U. Law Review, held the prestigious Thompson Coburn Research Fellowship, served as Research Assistant to then-Vice-Dean (now Chancellor) Andrew D. Martin, and clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.M. in Music Performance with Honors Scholar distinction from the University of Connecticut, making him a Huskies basketball fan through and through. Follow Josh’s activity on LinkedIn, and keep up with new articles on the Smokeball Blog.