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Social Media Strategies for UK Law Firms – Webinar Now Available

February 19, 2015 Social Media

Following my blawg post here, my colleague Chris Davidson and I recently presented a 1 hour-long webinar on social media strategies in the legal sector with leading social media management dashboard company Hootsuite. It’s now available to watch for free. Click here to view. You can also look back through some of the tweets regarding […]

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Last Chance: Hootsuite Exclusive Webinar on Social Media Strategies for UK Lawyers

February 2, 2015 Social Media

Leading social media management company Hootsuite are presenting an exclusive webinar on social media strategies in the legal sector, with particular focus on how UK law firms can achieve great social media results. Having been an avid power-user of Hootsuite since I started legal blogging back in 2010, I’m pleased to have been invited to […]

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Avoiding the Excessive Reading Trap: How to Advance Your Legal Blogging

March 27, 2014 Blogging

For lawyers, law students and the legal profession on reading too much, blogging not enough and nurturing your creativity in the social media age. “Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits […]

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Interview with LegalPD (Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters): Social Media for Legal Professionals

July 23, 2013 Lawyers Who Tweet

I was recently interviewed alongside my colleague Stephen Moore from Moore Legal Technology and a range of other lawyers and legal social media champions for a video by LegalPD (Sweet & Maxwell / Thomson Reuters). Among those interviewed included legal blogging (‘blawging’) champions Adam Wagner (barrister) and Brian Inkster (solicitor), IP lawyer Shireen Smith, employment […]

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Google+ Hangout with Jonathan Lea: Legal Blogging & Social Media for Lawyers

June 6, 2013 Legal Careers

Jonathan Lea, London-based corporate lawyer and business adviser, recently kindly invited me to join him on a Google+ hangout (a live webinar) to chat about legal blogging (‘blawging’) and social media for lawyers and law firms. I’ve met Jonathan on various occasions now, having first connected back in 2009 on Twitter and latterly at legal […]

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

December 9, 2012 Social Media

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 […]

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements: Social Media and SEO for Lawyers 2012

November 12, 2012 Law Practice

I’m pleased to announce that within the next month I will be speaking on a variety of topics, two of which will be in Glasgow and one of which will be via a Twitter live chat session. Please do register or put these dates in your diary:- 1. TANQ Society (Trainee and Newly Qualified Society): […]

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Order, and No Tweeting, in the Court!

November 12, 2012 Social Media

(Guest blog post presenting a US perspective on social media, law and the courts) Changes in communication technology require that existing social institutions, such as lawmaking bodies, the news media, and the courts, adapt themselves to such changes on almost a “case by case” basis. A recent (November, 2009) case serves as an example of […]

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Stumbling upon law: 5 reasons why I use StumbleUpon

August 9, 2012 Social Media

After using StumbleUpon last night to send out a few legal tweets (here, here and, my favourite, here) and having had a few RTs, I gave credit to the StumbleUpon team for allowing me to find such interesting publications. They kindly replied as per the following tweet:- Instead of responding privately, I thought it would […]

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Using law blogs to win business: law firms continue to embrace social media

March 13, 2012 Social Media

Yesterday I was speaking, in my capacity as SEO & Social Media Manager at Moore Legal Technology, to a partner at a Scottish law firm about using social media and blogging for generating new business for his law firm. After various conversations with him asking me how I was able to speak with authority on […]

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How lawyers and law firms can set up multiple Twitter accounts using one email address

March 11, 2012 Social Media

Looking back on my blog post from last year sharing my 10 Twitter Tips for Law Firms, I realise that number 1 on the list was ‘Create at least two Twitter accounts’. Moving further into 2012, there are many more sector-specific Twitter accounts and indeed lawyers having their own Twitter accounts separate from the main […]

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Who owns a Twitter follower?: Noah Kravitz sued by PhoneDog for $340,000

December 28, 2011 Social Media

A US mobile phone news company is suing its former employee in respect of the ownership of his Twitter account. Noah Kravitz worked for the company, PhoneDog, between 2006 and 2010 as a product reviewer and video blogger. During this time, his Twitter account with former username @PhoneDog_Noah gained over 17,000 followers. According to the […]

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WardblawG is now on Google+. Circle our Page

December 3, 2011 Social Media

WardblawG now has its own Google+ page. Please do circle it today. For commentary on Google Plus for law firms and professional service firms, please see my Google Plus post on the Moore Legal Technology blog.

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WardblawG’s ScotsLawBlog: Top 25 International & Foreign Law Blogs of 2011

November 17, 2011 Blawg

I am delighted to announce that ScotsLawBlog has been named as one of LexisNexis’ Top 25 International & Foreign Law Blogs of 2011. For those other keen bloggers or for those considering blogging for the first time, it may be surprising to learn that ScotsLawBlog has only recently marked its 1 year anniversary. Such is the power […]

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10 Useful Tips for Better Blogging

November 14, 2011 Social Media

Last Friday (11 November 2011), I was invited by Vidster of Defrosting Cold Cases to join a live chat discussion on Twitter about blogging. The tweets from the discussion were collated under the hashtag #cclivechat and reproduced in full in this recap by Vidster shortly afterwards. As noted on Friday, not all topics were covered […]

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Social Media ROI: Glasgow West Business Club Presentation

October 31, 2011 Social Media

I spoke recently in my capacity as Search and Social Media Marketing Manager at Moore Legal Technology on Tuesday 30 October 2011 at the Glasgow West Business Club. My presentation considered how professional services organisations can achieve greater results from social media marketing, including enhanced brand loyalty, increased website traffic, greater online presence and, ultimately, the generation of more, […]

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Social Media ROI for Law Firms: Inverness Presentation

October 31, 2011 Social Media

I spoke recently in my capacity as Search and Social Media Marketing Manager at Moore Legal Technology on Wednesday in Inverness on the subject of the return on investment for law firms in optimising their use of social media marketing and online presence. I introduced the subject by explaining the various components of return on investment […]

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Ranking Law Firms on Twitter by Klout: When will it end?

October 3, 2011 Social Media

Another list of law firms on Twitter ranked by influence according to Klout has been published. The list was produced using Klout by I-Com. This list of influential Scottish law firms on Twitter follows I-Com’s publication of a list of English law firms on Twitter. These lists aim to expand on the poor efforts of […]

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Social Media Marketing & ROI at Social Media Week | Gavin Ward

October 1, 2011 Social Media

Gavin Ward was speaking at Social Media Week at the Business Banter on the subject of “Social Media Marketing & ROI: Generating Business Online” The following topics were discussed in further detail, with examples of successes both personal and for client law firms, through use of social media:- The various facets of “return on investment” […]

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Upcoming Events: Social Media Week in Glasgow welcomes Business Banter

September 17, 2011 Social Media

Over the course of Social Media Week Glasgow (week c.19 September), the Business Banter team have organised an exciting programme of early morning events. Various speakers will be presenting on how social media has benefited either their business or that of their clients. Some of these presentations will be of particular interest to the legal […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blog / Blawg

September 5, 2011 Blawg

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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Top 10 Linkedin Tips for Young Lawyers

July 11, 2011 Linkedin Tips

Looking towards 2012, many young lawyers and trainee solicitors should no longer be looking merely to survive, but instead to thrive and advance their careers. Aside from the most important approach of getting the head down and doing the legal work, utilising social media, through blogging, Twitter and Linkedin, can produce some powerful results.

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Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association Annual Conference 2011

June 30, 2011 Lawyers Who Tweet

The Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association (SYLA) held their annual conference on 24 June 2011 at The Corinthian Hotel in Glasgow. The conference featured speakers expert in many areas of the legal profession.

I was invited, alongside Philip Knight of Biggart Baillie and Brian Inkster of Inksters, to speak on social media and how it can help young lawyers advance their careers. Unfortunately I missed the morning’s speakers, the reason being that I had a conflicting meeting to attend that morning with a lawyer, which meeting was coincidentally brought about because of Twitter.

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TwegalsTweetUp London 7 June 2011

June 7, 2011 Social Media

Tonight (7 June 2011) is the TwegalsTweetUp in London, as organised by Shireen Smith (@Azrights) and Steve Williams (@MotoringLawyer).

For further information, see the Azrights Blog Post on the Tweetup

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