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Social media training for legal practice students: #StrathSocial Seminar 2012

by WardBlawg on December 9, 2012

Following on from my Social Media for Lawyers and Trainee Solicitors seminar on 28 November, I was invited to present to Diploma in Legal Practice students at University of the Year 2012, Strathclyde University on Wednesday 5th December 2012.

The slides are above which provide a note of some of the key ideas and the live tweets from before, during and after the event are at the foot of this page.

The background to the presentation was as follows:-

“Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are becoming an integral part of the way we communicate.”  (Law Society of Scotland: Advice and information for the legal profession http://goo.gl/acdvG)

Many of you may be familiar with using social media in your personal and social life.  However, social media can also be a great environment in which you can observe and link into networks with many law firms and lawyers who use social media in their professional life.

The presentation will be given by Gavin Ward.  Gavin is highly regarded in his field of social media management.  He trained as a lawyer and qualified with Maclay Murray & Spens LLP.  Gavin therefore has particular knowledge of the importance of social media for legal businesses and for legal practice students.  This is an excellent opportunity to tap into Gavin’s skills, knowledge, experience and expertise.

The presentation will help you understand why social media is important as a lawyer.  You will also learn how social media can benefit you, as a legal practice student, in developing a responsible and professional reputation.”

If you’d like to get in touch to discuss the ideas contained in the presentation further please don’t hesitate to contact me here or get in touch with our team at Moore Legal Technology.

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ThePrisonLawyerRT @Cereal_Vagabond: Good to see @strathdiploma further embracing social media today. Interesting read through of #strathsocial feed http://t.co/djlc2VJOSat, 08 Dec 2012 10:56:38 +0000
legaleagleMHMRT @summerlawschool: Top tips from #strathsocial Our blog gives tips for budding lawyers and our twitter account is best means for updates http://t.co/UMMKQ7kQThu, 06 Dec 2012 07:28:42 +0000
strathdiplomaRT @_Princess_Fiona: Busy with my LinkedIn page tonight, good to catch up with old connections as well as new ones #StrathSocialThu, 06 Dec 2012 07:24:58 +0000
strathdiplomaRT @summerlawschool: Top tips from #strathsocial Our blog gives tips for budding lawyers and our twitter account is best means for updates http://t.co/UMMKQ7kQThu, 06 Dec 2012 07:23:57 +0000
_Princess_FionaBusy with my LinkedIn page tonight, good to catch up with old connections as well as new ones #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 23:09:21 +0000
NewTheaRT @Cereal_Vagabond: Good to see @strathdiploma further embracing social media today. Interesting read through of #strathsocial feed http://t.co/djlc2VJOWed, 05 Dec 2012 17:17:00 +0000
TodsMurrayRT @summerlawschool: Top tips from #strathsocial Our blog gives tips for budding lawyers and our twitter account is best means for updates http://t.co/UMMKQ7kQWed, 05 Dec 2012 17:15:00 +0000
legalfinchRT @Cereal_Vagabond: Good to see @strathdiploma further embracing social media today. Interesting read through of #strathsocial feed http://t.co/djlc2VJOWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:59:24 +0000
ekbusinesslawRT @Cereal_Vagabond: Good to see @strathdiploma further embracing social media today. Interesting read through of #strathsocial feed http://t.co/djlc2VJOWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:58:50 +0000
ekbusinesslawRT @quicksilverjack: Interesting linked.in tips from @GavWard #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:58:12 +0000
ekbusinesslawRT @KJWinters89: Students using social media can demonstrate a genuine interest in current developments in legal practice #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:57:49 +0000
ekbusinesslawRT @strathdiploma: Tip: Develop 'relationships' with the wider profession, other professionals & potential clients #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:57:38 +0000
legalfinchRT @strathdiploma: Tip: Develop 'relationships' with the wider profession, other professionals & potential clients #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:52:57 +0000
strathdiplomaRT @Cereal_Vagabond: Good to see @strathdiploma further embracing social media today. Interesting read through of #strathsocial feed http://t.co/djlc2VJOWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:44:07 +0000
Cereal_VagabondGood to see @strathdiploma further embracing social media today. Interesting read through of #strathsocial feed http://t.co/djlc2VJOWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:40:45 +0000
strathdiplomaRT @MarkConroy_Law: @GavWard @strathdiploma Just went profile mad! #strathsocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:34:08 +0000
strathdiploma@MarkConroy_Law @GavWard Looking sharp. & looking forward to engaging with you here. Thanks 4 the support. 'One Strathclyde' #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:34:02 +0000
MarkConroy_Law@GavWard @strathdiploma Just went profile mad! #strathsocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:30:38 +0000
strathdiplomaRT @_Princess_Fiona: Tips for getting best use professionally from social media, Facebook, twitter, linked in #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:30:22 +0000
strathdiplomaRT @KJWinters89: Students using social media can demonstrate a genuine interest in current developments in legal practice #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:29:00 +0000
strathdiplomaRT @KJWinters89: Students using LinkedIn can find out what they should do to help in finding legal experience relevant to a TC #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:28:44 +0000
strathdiplomaRT @quicksilverjack: Interesting linked.in tips from @GavWard #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:28:31 +0000
strathdiplomaAnother big @strathdiploma thank you 2 the students who attended & a personal thank you, from me 2u. Thanks. Much appreciated #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:27:25 +0000
GavWardAnd many thanks to the @strathdiploma for inviting me and for the great audience. Blog on http://t.co/j0S25Kjd later this wk #strathsocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:26:02 +0000
strathdiplomaSocial media training session finished&now even more excited knowing that students got to hear about benefits of social media #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 15:20:12 +0000
KJWinters89Use social media as a means to get better informed, develop your reputation and highlight your growing skills. #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 14:44:41 +0000
GavWardRT @KJWinters89: Students using social media can demonstrate a genuine interest in current developments in legal practice #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 14:42:15 +0000
summerlawschoolTop tips from #strathsocial Our blog gives tips for budding lawyers and our twitter account is best means for updates http://t.co/UMMKQ7kQWed, 05 Dec 2012 14:19:53 +0000
LegalLinkupRT @legalbot: gr8 to see legal graduates learning social media #StrathSocial @strathdiploma Hope for the future! @likefollowgrowWed, 05 Dec 2012 14:18:37 +0000
strathdiplomaBlogging: plan ahead - don't simply blog for the sake of blogging. Think about what message you want to convey #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 14:01:36 +0000
BaseDronesWho agrees? I do. RT @strathdiploma Blogging: set up your own, or perhaps be a guest blogger on another blog. Massive coverage #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:59:13 +0000
strathdiplomaBlogging: quality, not quantity. Invite guest bloggers. Take breaks - no need to blog every day/week as a student #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:59:04 +0000
strathdiplomaBlogging: search engines can return your blog (or your firm's blog) on a particular topic. Gets you noticed #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:57:21 +0000
strathdiplomaBlogging: set up your own, or perhaps be a guest blogger on another blog. Massive coverage #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:55:38 +0000
KJWinters89Blogging is a useful means of highlighting useful info, getting yourself published and highlighting the work of others #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:55:09 +0000
strathdiploma@legalbot We're moving onto blogging (blawging) now. Thank you. #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:54:31 +0000
strathdiplomaRT @legalbot: Blgging is also gr8 to build awareness #StrathSocial @strathdiploma happy if students practice liking and sharing here http://t.co/rQP1yKJeWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:53:46 +0000
strathdiploma@TheFirmOnline yes, seen a lot who claim to be experts. Bit like DJs in the '90s - lots of them, but majority not great #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:53:30 +0000
quicksilverjack#StrathSocial just to note that http://t.co/KxpyBGI3 does cost $4.99 a goWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:53:07 +0000
_Princess_FionaTips for getting best use professionally from social media, Facebook, twitter, linked in #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:52:45 +0000
legalbotBlgging is also gr8 to build awareness #StrathSocial @strathdiploma happy if students practice liking and sharing here http://t.co/rQP1yKJeWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:52:07 +0000
strathdiplomaTwitter: stay positive! Swearing & aggression is not a professional image #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:51:25 +0000
strathdiplomaTwitter: contribute to conversations rather than simply 'promote' yourself or your firm. #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:49:05 +0000
quicksilverjackInteresting linked.in tips from @GavWard #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:46:44 +0000
strathdiplomaLinkedIn benefits= build a professional network. Increase your online visibility. Online CV. Only 6 connections from everyone! #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:46:03 +0000
KJWinters89Students using LinkedIn can find out what they should do to help in finding legal experience relevant to a TC #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:45:49 +0000
strathdiplomaLinkedIn - use skills section to highlight your talents & areas of interest (e.g. Family Law). & engage in Group discussions. #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:40:28 +0000
suddenlysmoneyRT @strathdiploma: Beware of the tone of your tweets. It's your brand. It's your future. Build a professional brand #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:39:44 +0000
strathdiplomaLinkedIn = over 6 million UK professionals use it. 93% of recruiters use it to find potential candidates #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:37:07 +0000
frasiawrightrecRT @legalbot: gr8 to see legal graduates learning social media #StrathSocial @strathdiploma Hope for the future! @likefollowgrowWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:36:38 +0000
strathdiplomaNever post confidential client information or information & details that could b linked 2 your client & breach confidentiality #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:34:40 +0000
strathdiplomaBeware of the tone of your tweets. It's your brand. It's your future. Build a professional brand #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:32:51 +0000
strathdiplomaAnonymity - difficult to maintain - assume it (you) will be traced! #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:31:15 +0000
strathdiplomaRT @legalbot: gr8 to see legal graduates learning social media #StrathSocial @strathdiploma Hope for the future! @likefollowgrowWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:29:27 +0000
strathdiplomaCodes of professional conduct apply to social media. Conduct = Private? Is it? Screen shots can be taken. Be professional #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:29:20 +0000
strathdiplomaTip: Read the Law Society guidelines & your firm's policy on social media #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:26:35 +0000
legalbotgr8 to see legal graduates learning social media #StrathSocial @strathdiploma Hope for the future! @likefollowgrowWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:26:09 +0000
strathdiplomaGoing through some 'bad' ways (unprofessional ways) of using social media. Don't do it. Be v careful. You are a professional #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:25:12 +0000
KJWinters89Students using social media can demonstrate a genuine interest in current developments in legal practice #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:23:08 +0000
strathdiplomaTip: Develop 'relationships' with the wider profession, other professionals & potential clients #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:22:52 +0000
strathdiplomaTip: generate interest in you, your firm & your specialist area of law #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:20:55 +0000
KJWinters89Attending 'social media for legal practice students' with Gavin Ward #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:20:38 +0000
strathdiplomaUse search functions on Twitter to find areas of interest #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:19:28 +0000
strathdiplomaTip: 5. Develop legal knowledge & current awareness #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:18:27 +0000
strathdiplomaTip: 4. Show responsibility & trust by getting it right #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:17:36 +0000
strathdiplomaTip: 2 Engage with the legal Profession #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:16:18 +0000
strathdiplomaTip: 1. Develop your own personal brand #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:15:43 +0000
strathdiplomaExcited to start the social media training for legal practice students with @gavward #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 13:14:25 +0000
strathdiplomaThe day of 'social media training for legal practice students' has arrived. 1pm - 2.30pm. If you want to tweet from the event #StrathSocialWed, 05 Dec 2012 08:54:26 +0000
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    Great article Important issues were addressed. I totally agree that business knowledge and law are connected. And now we have to add – social media! Our company covers exactly that part of the connection. Even though law firms are rather conservative, this is changing quickly.

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