Social media session with SCL (Society for Computers and Law)

Posted on: November 11, 2011

As a member of the Media Board of this great organisation http://www.scl.org/site.aspx?i=ho0, the topic of social media had been raised a number of times at recent meetings. So I was asked to lead a short (2.5 hour) session on social media in the legal profession generally, how lawyers as individuals can use social media effectively and the extent […]

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One more time – Why is social media helpful for lawyers, accountants and surveyors?

Posted on: October 11, 2011

I am still incredulous at all the hysteria and cynicism when it comes to the subject of social media and the professions. And I am more than a little bit fed up dealing with the confusion that is caused by it amongst ordinary professionals who are just trying to run their practices, keep their clients […]

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Business Development for Lawyers

Posted on: September 14, 2011

Yesterday, I ran one of the regular CLT training courses on “Business Development for Lawyers” in Holborn. We were located at the De Veer Hotel and it was a small but friendly group. A diverse range of lawyers were present from an equally diverse range of firms – a sole practitioner from Surrey, commercial and […]

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CubeSocial – Personal conversation management rather than Corporate client relationship management?

Posted on: September 7, 2011

In many marketing and BD teams, the focus is on managing large, central client or CRM databases into which everyone enters their clients, referrers, contacts and activities so that some sort of co-ordination, planning and tracking can take place. But many lawyers, accountants and surveyors continue to resist using such systems. Their reasons are many […]

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Social media, reputation management and employment law

Posted on: September 7, 2011

I’m not a lawyer nor an employment expert, but a number of clients have asked for help in developing their social media policy with regards to protecting their reputation and those of their people. Naturally, I always talk to the relevant lawyers and HR people. So it was interesting to read a recent seven page […]

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