Top 50 Ways Lawyers are using twitter – can you add to the list

What are ‘Lawyers’ really using twitter for?

Twitter; we know it’s there and we use it (each of us differently) but what trends are forming and how is the profession using it for business and for ‘law’?

Marketers tell us how to ‘check our companies social media policy’ and how to ‘gain followers’ and how to ‘communicate’ but what exactly are lawyers using twitter for.
As there does not seem to be a definition of ‘lawyer’ available I use the term ‘Lawyer’ in the loosest form of the word gathering into this group law students, jurists, writers of legal commentary ,practitioners, solicitors, advocates and barristers together with legal publications and paralegals. In fact, anyone who works in the legal field.

Here is a list of a small range of activities currently being undertaken by ‘Lawyers’ on twitter.

Communicating new skills for students and trainees
Discussing law
Legal education
Reputation building
Finding a law school
Recruiting new law students
Asking legal questions
Peer learning
Discussing legislation
Making referrals
Obtaining subscribers
Accessing legislation
Communicating with client
Obtaining funding
Securing traineeship
Letting off steam
Recruiting a new partner for firm
Connecting with colleagues
Promoting charitable events
Motivating staff
Providing ‘access to justice’
Collaboration across jurisdiction
Voicing one’s own opinion
Accessing global news
Accessing on-line journals
Finding Experts
Creating a ‘future’ of law
Discussing ‘The Bar’
Finding a Devil master
Finding a pupilage
discussing techniques of practice
exchanging views
sharing News
getting tips for traineeship interviews
links for blawgs
sharing ‘mooting’ tips
learning how to use ‘twitter’
learning how to use Linkedin and facebook
event publicising
Defrosting cold cases
correcting Grammar
arranging tweetups
Debating issues
Finding a trainee
Researching Firms
Publishing research
helping insomia
personal branding
Showing Lawyers as ‘Humans’

I am happy to add your activities to this list please tweet me @legaleaglemhm or email

5 thoughts on “Top 50 Ways Lawyers are using twitter – can you add to the list

  1. You might want to add ‘Finding Experts’ in there. I use Twitter in the legal field to broaden my network for Digital Forensics requirements. If someone is on a case and requires a computer forensics or mobile phone forensics expert, then they can contact me and I’ll offer free advise. This has lead to work – on several occasions.

    I have also provided CPD training for contacts on Twitter – so ideally, I gain business, the client gets a top notch computer/phone forensics expert and sometimes, the Client gets to click up a couple of hours of CPD.

    Win, win.



  2. A most comprehensive list, Michelle.

    “Creating a ‘future’ of law” – loving this one in particular 🙂

    Btw you’re putting me to shame with your awesome posts lol. I’ll be starting website work tomorrow after my extended Christmas break.

    Best wishes


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  4. Great list Michelle! For those new to Twitter, there is a aquick 101 on how to get started – Tweet Basics and another post on how it was used last year at ILTA for note taking and blog posts afterwards. Tweet transcripts are great as well as for lawyers to go back and review a Tweetchat and content or for referrals and finding experts or being the epxert as you have listed!

    Thanks again!
    Natalie Huha @justengaeg @legalerswelcome


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