The Law of Social Media

There is no denying that social media is very central to businesses, the practice of law is not exempt.  The law profession is typically known as late adapters with respect to technology, however, recent studies show that lawyers are getting on these social platforms in huge numbers.  The question now arises, are they doing it right?  There are 78% of lawyers on social media but a LOT of them are not doing it correctly. Should this be outsourced?

Best Practices for Attorneys on the Top 4 Social Networks – The National Law Review According to the ABA, 78 percent of attorneys are on several social networks. However, many are not using them correctly. They either (a) use it as just another advertising channel; or (b) they post all the same information across all social media …

Social Media is interfering into Trials…

http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20160914/mckernan-requests-move-to-new-york-cites-social-media-threatsMcKernan requests move to New York, cites social media threats – Canton Repository The motion cites “two hung juries and almost two years as a indigent,” as well as numerous threats over social media following the recent trial, which her attorneys believe meet the standards for altering the bond. Defense attorneys pointed to six …

Jurors using Social Media to post details of  Ross Harris’ trial

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/ross-harris-trial/day-9-juror-accused-of-posting-about-ross-harris-trial-on-social-media/448896759Day 9: Juror accused of posting about Ross Harris trial on social media – WSB Atlanta GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. – Lawyers are addressing a few more items before the murder trial for Ross Harris begins in a few weeks. Harris is accused of leaving his 2-year-old son, Cooper, in a hot SUV in 2014. The juror pool was filled Wednesday when a total …

Lawyers tend to concentrate on the negatives of technology instead of the positives, hence their historic late adaptation emerging technology.

The Case for Strategic Social Media in Law Firms – The National Law Review There is a lot of concern about the viral nature of social media; the fear is something embarrassing or negative will be shared, and it will live forever, passing from person to person. Adrian Dayton, of Clearview Social, points out that lawyers and …

Using Social Media the wrong way.

http://auburn.247sports.com/Article/Lawyer-Landon-Rice-repeatedly-apologized-to-woman-accusing-him-o-47658558Lawyer: Rice repeatedly apologized to woman accusing him of rape – 247Sports “Stop trying to reach out to me and requesting me on social media. I said I wanted to be left alone.” She added that “it’s bad enough having to hear my parents read an article about auburn football and it mention you, and then have them constantly …

Damali Thomas BA, M.Ed

Damali Thomas is a Senior Digital Marketing Specialist at Go Social Or Die Digital Agency. She has her Bachelor's in Psychology and Masters in Education and Digital Technology.She has a cat named Cairo.Her favourite business quote: “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” —Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder