The Wichita Women Attorneys Association asked me to come to lunch today and talk about social media, how I use it and how they might be able to use it in their law practices.
For those who want to revisit the sites we talked about, and those who couldn’t join us, here are links we discussed:
Twitter: To build a network and keep in touch with the larger community.
Facebook: The biggest site. Period. Greater control of privacy settings.
LinkedIn: Try the groups: something most people miss. Find one in your practice area, or start one of your own.
YouTube: Upload a video. Here’s what one lawyer does. There are thousands of others. Do a search and get ideas.
Flickr: Post photos, or find art for your blog. You’re lawyers, so you know how to read the terms of service and usage licenses.
Blogger: Click “create blog.” That’s really all you need to know.
WordPress: You’re reading a WordPress blog.
LexBlog: Blogging network for attorneys — excellent examples.
ABA Blawg roll: Just about any law-related blog you want to find is in this directory. More good ideas.
Or do a podcast: like this law firm
Mevio is one hosting platform for podcasts.These are some attorneys who use it.
Legal Media Matters is a blog Geri Dreiling, a lawyer who now specializes in marketing law firms, and provides good tips on how attorneys can maximize their use of the web.
Oovoo: An example of free video conferencing and chat tool, so you don’t have to leave the office.
Legal Rebels: The ABA Journal covers innovative lawyers who do cool things.
All you have to do now is click on a link and get started. If you start a blog, a Facebook page, or other networking tool for your practice, send me a link and we’ll tell people.