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Lawyers And Social Media In 2015

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According to the ABA's most recent Legal Technology
Survey, lawyers are experimenting with social media more than ever.

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Lawyers And Social Media In 2015

  1. 1. LAWYERS and social media in 2015 According to the ABA's most recent Legal Technology Survey, lawyers are experimenting with social media more than ever. Lawyers and Blogging 24% of law firms have a blog up from 22% in 2012. 39% of lawyers have obtained clients from blogging New post Lawyers spend each week blogging. 2.1 hours 29% employment & labor 25% litigation 25% commercial law 21% family law Lawyers in the following practice areas blog the most: 8% of lawyers maintain a legal blog for professional purposes. New post Lawyers and Websites Top information found on law firms’ websites includes: 62% 97% 41% 54% Attorney profiles and contact information Articles and presentations Press releases Links to social media profiles 15%Client intake forms Lawyers and Social Media 62% of law firms maintain social networks (compared with 55% in 2012). 78% of lawyers maintain one or more social networks for professional purposes. Lawyers spend using social networking sites for professional purposes. 1.7 hours per week 84% litigation 83% commercial law 80% employment & labor Lawyers in the following practice areas personally maintain social networks: post In 2014, the most common reason lawyers maintain social networks: 50% 75% 22% 44% Career development/ networking Education/current awareness Client development Case investigation 4%Other of lawyers of law firms of 100 or more attorneys Those who have obtained clients from their social networks: 35% 14% Lawyers and Facebook of law firms maintain a presence on Facebook.52% 33% of lawyers maintain a Facebook presence. Lawyers and Twitter 10% of lawyers maintain a personal Twitter account. Lawyers and LinkedIn 96% of lawyers maintain a account compared to 95% in 2012. personal LinkedIn Post... + Post... of law firms maintain a presence on LinkedIn compared to 88% in 2012. 90% of law firms maintain a presence on Twitter compared to 13% in 2012.19% Does your law firm's website include integration with social media and your practice management system? If not, maybe it's time for an upgrade. Use this "Law Firm Website Checklist" to find out if it's time to revamp your firm's website: http://www.slideshare.net/MyCaseSD/website-checklist-1 86% of law firms have a website. Source: ABA's 2014 Legal Technology Survey

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