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 50 plus activities currently being undertaken by ‘Lawyers’ on twitter.
Communicating new skills for students and trainees
Finding a law school
Recruiting new law students
Asking legal questions
Communicating with client
Letting off steam
Recruiting a new partner for firm
Connecting with colleagues
Promoting charitable events
Providing ‘access to justice’
Collaboration across jurisdiction
Voicing one’s own opinion
Accessing global news
Accessing on-line journals
Creating a ‘future’ of law
Discussing ‘The Bar’
Finding a Devil master
Finding a pupilage
discussing techniques of practice
getting tips for traineeship interviews
links for blawgs
sharing ‘mooting’ tips
learning how to use ‘twitter’
learning how to use Linkedin and facebook
Defrosting cold cases
Finding a trainee
Showing Lawyers as ‘Humans’
I am happy to add your activities to this list please tweet me @legaleaglemhm or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Michelle L Hynes LL.B (Hons) DipLP
Legal Process Engineer