Webinar Presentations for Law Firms & Bar Associations

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Introduction to Social Networking For Lawyers: What, Why and How

What is social networking? Why should lawyers care about social networking? Lawyer survey results about social networking use. How to use social networking sites effectively for: investigative research, discovery, and trial preparation, background checks, locating missing people, evidentiary and discovery issues, and a closer look at MySpace.

Social Networking: Using Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for Investigative Research and More
Advanced search techniques: How to tap into Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Keying into information that can be the turning point in a case and how to evaluate potential jurors before and during trial; Getting juror background information to craft effective closing arguments. Investigate defendants, witnesses, and the opposition

Social Networking: How Lawyers Can Use Social Networking for Business Development
Personal vs. Business Profiles; How reigniting past friendships can lead to referrals. Keep up to date with past and current clients. How reviewing profiles might help you decide whether to take a new client. Reach out to potential clients beyond your immediate geographical area.

Social Networking: Avoid Ethical Traps and the Need for Usage Policies

Using information from social networks: what's ethical & what's not. Be sure your own profile conforms to ethics rules and advertising regulations. Is it acceptable to research job applicants' public statements, photos, and social activity? Who's your friend? Can "friending" ever be construed as deceptive, or as a misrepresentation, or an ex parte communication? Can social networking ever be construed as the unauthorized practice of law? Inadvertently forming an attorney-client relationship. Much more!

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