This page is our anchor for content concerning lawyer use of social media. We’ll be covering the use of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and blogs as well as related Legal Ethics issues. The latest updates are available at our blog‘s’s Social Media category.
We’ll be begin by taking a look at the best available reference for lawyer use of social media in general:
Googling the phrase “social media for lawyers” will bring up a variety of online publications addressing this topic, but a 10 year old book may make a better starting point: Social Media for Lawyers The Next Frontier, by Carolyn Elefant and Nicole Black.
Lots of things have changed over the past 10 years, but their explanation of why all lawyers need to understand the basics of social media and some could benefit by using it has yet to be topped.
While parts of it are outdated, this book remains a great starting point for lawyers trying to catch up with social media and how it affects their legal practices.