Law Firm Marketing: Are You Anti-Social?

In general, attorneys are a gregarious, likeable bunch. It’s just their personality. So you’d think that the legal profession would be all over the social media phenomenon. We’ve been preaching social media for years and have shown time and again what it can do to help lawyers become major rainmakers.

So what’s holding you back? According to a recent post at, the world’s largest social media blog, a legal affairs reporter for the ABA Journal was quoted thusly:

“Varied and outdated ethics rules in regards to online communication, as well as numerous examples of cases put in real jeopardy because of prosecutors and judges posting on Facebook or jurors twittering mid-trial, only fuel a general tendency in the legal profession to distrust new technologies.”

The article went on to say:

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