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In the last post we crossed the threshold, which means we have finally committed to “the journey.”  Now we face certain obstacles, remember Homer’s “Odyssey”– or maybe you’re thinking of the more current rendition of it,  “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” So – away we go!  Let’s look at some of our “tests” first.  Unlike […]

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On your mark, get set … WHAT you’re not going to venture onward with the rest of us?  It’s not like Colorado lawyers are at the forefront of the social media adoption wave, because we’re not.  Other states and state bars are way ahead of us – like Florida lawyers, and the Florida and Texas […]

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Wondering why I’m still writing these? Well, have a look at the picture … we haven’t even reached the abyss yet! I’m still writing these posts, so I haven’t refused the call yet … wait – What is that ringing in my ears? Back to the narrative for this hero’s journey: Net Smart.  Author Howard […]

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Here is another post on the topic of the future of solos or small firms who don’t have it in their budget to outsource a social media manager. Ed Poll of LawBiz Management recently posted an interesting article, “Testimonials Still Are Not a Good Idea” about why he still does not use client testimonials as […]

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This is the first of my posts about Facebook and integrating social media with your website.  Yours truly is the guinea pig here, and since I am a total newbie to Facebook,  I want to get as much useful information as I can before diving into that pool/raging river/maelstrom or whatever. As you might suspect […]

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Avvo is a free online directory of lawyers that the public can use to search by state and practice area. You may be asking yourself, isn’t that basically the business White Pages, or the bar association’s Find-A-Lawyer directory, or Martindale-Hubbell revisited? Pretty much. A lawyer’s Avvo profile is essentially an online résumé or portfolio that […]

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In Part 1 of this series we explored the necessity of embracing social media while not losing sight of an attorney’s ethical obligations.  We discussed the need to put a thoughtful online plan in place and explored some of the risks of participating in social networks.  In Part 2 of this series we’ll explore ways […]

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The Code of Professional Responsibility, Rule 1.1 Competence provides, “A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client.  Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation.”  Comments to Rule 1.1 provide, in part, “Competent handling of a particular matter includes inquiry into and analysis of the factual and […]

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I attended the very interesting and informative CLE, Social Media for Lawyers, by Lawyers, on May 17  at the CBA. I wanted to share some thoughts about this CLE with the blog community, perhaps as a wake-up call for those of you wondering about the inevitable. No, not the end of the world, that was […]

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