Lawyers and Social Media + Personal Branding for Law Students

Posted by on 16/10/2014 at 11:26 pm

… … I gave a talk today on Lawyers and Social Media to the students on the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow School of Law. My talk emphasised the importance of personal branding for young lawyers which can and should start whilst still law students. I pointed out that lawyers had to tell the […]

Future Law: IT and Legal Practice Predictions for 2014

Posted by on 05/01/2014 at 9:44 am

… A couple of days ago I looked back to what happened in 2013. Today I will look forward to what might happen in 2014. I first made legal IT predictions in 2011 on this blog. I will for 2014 follow the same format and topics (with perhaps some extra ones thrown in at the end). […]

Elizabeth Miles: A True Twitter Friend (2009 – 2013)

Posted by on 16/04/2013 at 9:50 am

… I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear yesterday morning that Elizabeth Miles had passed away over the weekend. Elizabeth was one of my very early connections on Twitter – way back in the pioneering days of 2009. She was an active participant in the Virtual Twitter Parties organised by Chris Sherliker and when those turned […]

The Time Blawg – Two Years On (Part 1: Social Media)

Posted by on 03/01/2013 at 10:28 pm

… On 1 January 2011, The Time Blawg materialised. One year ago I looked back at the first year of The Time Blawg – One Year On. Today I will look back at what went on during the second year of The Time Blawg with specific reference to Social Media and give my thoughts on […]

Why lawyers can take breaks from Twitter

Posted by on 01/12/2012 at 5:01 pm

… My last post on ‘Tweeting less but meeting more‘ has generated some debate with Brian John Spencer posting ‘A letter to Inksters: just because it’s winter it doesn’t mean that you can put your Twitter into hibernation‘. This is an interesting topic and one worthy of some debate and consideration. I do, however, think […]

Tweeting less but meeting more

Posted by on 25/11/2012 at 11:59 pm

… Brian John Spencer, who has an interesting blog on Twitter for Law Firms, tweeted me the other day to ask:- Hey @brianinkster why’s @inksters gone quiet for so long!? #SMconsisteny — Brian John Spencer (@brianjohnspencr) November 22, 2012 I replied:- @brianinkster @inksters cool, didn’t mean to be critical just you guys have long been a […]

Top Lawyer to Follow has only tweeted three times in two and a half years!

Posted by on 28/07/2012 at 8:32 pm

… Readers of this blog will be aware that I am often very critical of top legal Twitter lists. The Lawyer will be relieved that this latest post does not arise from a list promoted by them (see Law Firm Twitteratigate – The Whole Story and The Lawyer excludes Scotland and top Twegals from UK […]

100,000 Legal Tweets

Posted by on 07/04/2012 at 9:18 pm

This past week @CharonQC achieved a major Twegal (or Tweeting Legal for those that prefer) milestone (although he joked with Antonin Pribetic that it was perhaps a millstone) when he tweeted his 100,000th tweet. I thought this event should not go undocumented. Here it is:- Those that know Charon QC will know that it is […]

#Lex2012Tweetup: The First Anniversary Twegals Tweetup

Posted by on 27/03/2012 at 10:05 pm

… In 4 weeks time (Tuesday 24 April 2012) Linda Cheung and I will reunite to co-host the Lex 2012 Tweetup. Large London #TwegalTweetups or #TweetingLegals as they have become known (I think for those who are adverse to the term Twegals – bring it back I say!) started life over a year ago when […]

Lawyers cannot hide on Twitter

Posted by on 29/01/2012 at 11:49 pm

… Recent headlines in the The Mail Online and The Telegraph suggested that a (now ex) Barrister (who tweets as @Geeklawyer) had been struck off for inappropriate tweeting. Delve a little deeper and he was in fact fined £2,500 by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) for his tweeting and, put simply, disbarred for his conduct […]