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PowerPoint presentation at the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education's 2009 Midwest Intellectual Property Institute on September 25, 2009.

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    How to Web 2.0: Hands-On Guidance to Social Networking and New Technologies for IP Lawyers and Businesses How to Web 2.0: Hands-On Guidance to Social Networking and New Technologies for IP Lawyers and Businesses Presentation Transcript

    • How to Web 2.0 : Hands-On Guidance to Social Networking and New Technologies for IP Lawyers and Businesses Presented by Leora Maccabee Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP September 25, 2009
    • *Image: Littlebigplanet -forum on Flikr
    • Introduction IP lawyers should use Social Media like vitamin supplements. They are beneficial, but you must follow the directions, use wisely, strategically and in moderation.
    • LinkedIn: The big deal.
      • Network of 40 million users around the world. 170 industries. 200 countries. 840,000 people in the law practice industry. 385,000 lawyers.
    • Why Every Lawyer Should Join LinkedIn
      • Non-exclusive and open
      • Virtual, updated Rolodex
      • Brand yourself and your work
      • Client, employer, job and reference searches
      • Networking opportunities
      • Basic level is free
    • LinkedIn How Tos: Basics, Beef, Build & Brand
      • Basics : Sign up at www.linkedin.com . Content. SEO. Links. Vanity url.
      • Beef it up : Groups , Applications , Recommendations
      • Build your network: Backwards and forwards. Personal invites .
      • Brand yourself: Status posts. Q & A. Connect others. Events.
    • Blogs and Google Reader: Reading ‘em and Feeding ‘em
    • Why read blogs?
      • New insight into contemporary legal issues
      • Opportunities to see how other lawyers in deal with problems or new case law
      • Connections for the development of future business relationships.
      • Interactive and conversational
      • Write your own – become a thought leader
    • Blog How Tos: Find, Read, Feed, Follow.
      • Find ‘em : My list, Google, Link Love.
      • Read ‘em : Online, email, RSS. Check the citations and credentials.
      • Feed ‘em : Google Reader
      • Follow ‘em : and email
      • ( Create ‘em: Wordpress, Blogger)
    • JD Supra
      • Publish your legal work online for free. JD Supra distributes it through RSS feeds, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and online news feeds.
      • Legal research – browse legal articles, analyses and documents.
      • Free vs. paying accounts
    • Facebook
      • Why lawyers should use Facebook : to network for referrals; research defendants and potential jury members; market your law firm or company; vet potential legal hires or current employees.
      • Create a profile, set your privacy settings, and then connect online.
    • Iphone and Blackberry
      • Free and cheap applications
      • Take notes while driving, check your email, browse the FRCP, update Facebook, track billable time, edit documents and spreadsheets, share files, map your location or find the closest grocery store.
      • iPhone App Store and Blackberry App World
    • Twitter
      • 140 characters
      • See what people are saying about your firm, company or products; connect with other lawyers; make yourself available to media personalities; and expose new audiences to your legal services.
      • Sign on and brand yourself
      • Twitter etiquette
    • Martindale-Hubbell Connected and Legally Minded
      • Both MH-Connected and Legally Minded are in draft versions
      • Why join? Create a profile; connect with colleagues; join groups; exchange ideas, files & resources; upload blog posts or documents; and explore legal resources on a variety of issues.
      • Great for thought leaders
    • Legal OnRamp
      • Legal OnRamp is for in-house counsel & firm lawyers that can add value. Request or be invited.
      • Why Join? Public and private conversation and networking; discuss the law with firm lawyer experts & read legal documents submitted by firm lawyers to answer legal questions or assess for future hiring; searches & FAQs.
    • Conclusion IP lawyers should use Social Media like vitamin supplements. They are beneficial, but you must follow the directions, use wisely, strategically and in moderation.
    • Questions? Contact me.
      • Email :
      • [email_address]
      • LinkedIn : www.linkedin.com/in/leoramaccabee
      • Twitter :
      • www.twitter.com/Leoramaccabee