Optimizing Your Firm’s LinkedIn Page

BrandOptimize Your Firm’s LinkedIn Page

Given the importance of “getting found” online, a law firm’s company page on LinkedIn deserves to be optimized for best results. (A firm’s LinkedIn page commonly appears on the first page of Google search for the company name. So why not use it to make a great impression?)

These are among the best practices (courtesy of blogger Kevin O’Keefe and also K2Media) for leveraging your LinkedIn page: Think visually — and be sure to include attractive photos and video clips to engage viewers. Provide a comprehensive listing of your services and practice groups. Ask clients to leave recommendations. Click here for more LinkedIn tips.

Source: Real Lawyers Have Blogs | How to optimize your law firm’s LinkedIn company page

Legal Guidelines For Workplace Social Media

The report’s title is self-explanatory: “A Legal Guide To The Use Of Social Media In The Workplace”. What the title doesn’t say, however, is that this recently released (and free) online publication is an innovative example of collaboration between public-sector and private-sector entities. Minneapolis law firm Gray Plant Mooty teamed up with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to produce the document.

Source: Twin Cities Business | Law Firm Creates Social Media Guide For Businesses

Asking For Lawyer Not Evidence of Guilt

Merely asking to speak with a lawyer cannot be considered evidence of guilt. That’s at the heart of a recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Citing the defendant’s Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, the appeals court ruled that he successfully invoked those rights by asking for counsel rather than answering a pre-arrest question. (If you’d like to read the full opinion, you can find it here.)

Source: Jurist | Federal appeals court rules request for lawyer cannot be used as evidence of guilt

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