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Twitter for Lawyers: Confidentiality, Advertising, and What to Post [LGE 029]

Lawyers Gone Ethical

Release Date: 09/18/2018

Ethically Outsourcing Substantive Legal Work with Talitha Gray Kozlowski [LGE 083] show art Ethically Outsourcing Substantive Legal Work with Talitha Gray Kozlowski [LGE 083]

Lawyers Gone Ethical

Outsourcing administrative work is a great place to start, but what about outsourcing client work that is bogging you down? In this episode, Megan is joined by one of the co-founders of LAWCLERK to talk ethics of handing substantive legal work to outsourced attorney help. (Spoiler alert - it's ethical!)

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Lawyers Gone Ethical

Reaching out for real help in the running of your firm is tough, especially for a die hard true solo. One year ago, Megan started building a team. Check in with her now to see how the first year has gone.

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JDHD: Practicing Law with ADD and ADHD with Marshall Lichty [LGE 081] show art JDHD: Practicing Law with ADD and ADHD with Marshall Lichty [LGE 081]

Lawyers Gone Ethical

ADD and ADHD afflict a higher percentage of lawyers than the general population, yet it is not widely discussed. Marshall Lichty is on a mission to change that.

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Lawyers Gone Ethical

Road warrior lawyers need to have their ducks in a row to ensure that we don't sacrifice ethical conduct for travel convenience.

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Taking Risks and SEO with Tommy Griffith [LGE 079] show art Taking Risks and SEO with Tommy Griffith [LGE 079]

Lawyers Gone Ethical

SEO might put us to sleep on a podcast, but talking about taking risks to create the life and work you love will not. SEO expert Tommy Griffith takes a break from talking shop to talk life with Megan Zavieh.

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Lawyers Gone Ethical

Legal conferences are great opportunities to meet people, learn new things, and get out of your routine. Here are Megan's top tips for making the most of a couple of days away.

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Small Firm Roadmap from Lawyerist with Stephanie Everett [LGE076] show art Small Firm Roadmap from Lawyerist with Stephanie Everett [LGE076]

Lawyers Gone Ethical

Explore Lawyerist's new book with one of its co-authors. We go from why change is happening in the profession through to what you can intentionally do to implement change in your practice.

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Law Firm Breakups and Operating Agreements with Jonathan Hawkins [LGE 077] show art Law Firm Breakups and Operating Agreements with Jonathan Hawkins [LGE 077]

Lawyers Gone Ethical

Law firms are formed and split up every day. Avoid issues by having a proper operating agreement in place.

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Lawyers Gone Ethical

Solo and small firm lawyers ought to be thinking about what will happen to their firm when they can no longer practice, whether that is by choice, such as retirement, or not, such as by sudden disability.

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Lawyers Gone Ethical

The UPL exceptions proposed by California's task force seem to be stirring up a lot of anxiety amongst lawyers. In this episode Megan discusses proposals to modify Rule 5.4.

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Social media can be a great place to connect with colleagues and grow your law practice, when used correctly. For many lawyers, however, the thought of posting and engaging on social media platforms generates as much fear as it does questions. In this episode, I’m focusing specifically on Twitter and sharing a few important ways you can and should be using the platform. My hope is that I address some of the fears and questions you might have about using this platform.

What I Cover in This Episode:

  • How should you handle posting confidential information on Twitter?
  • What is confidential information and what isn’t?
  • Why you shouldn’t use your Twitter account as an advertisement
  • The value in Twitter is in having people follow you and reading your posts. That won’t happen if you’re spreading negativity
  • Fill your feed with helpful information by following the right people
  • Use Twitter to help people by answering questions, showing support, and connecting
  • In order to be effective on Twitter, it’s important to share content that you’ve created
  • How do you know if your posts are crossing ethical lines?
  • Should you make it known that you’re available for employment on this platform?
  • What can you include in your Twitter profile to shield against potential advertising rules violations?

Resources Mentioned:

Episode 21 with Nick Rishwain

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