legal public relations

Lawyers Should Love LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the most effective platform for business development, networking, and professional development for attorneys. According to an In-House Counsel survey, “LinkedIn leads all other social networks in professional usage and perceived credibility….” While LinkedIn may seem complicated to navigate, here are some ways to use profiles more effectively. 1 – Clean it up. Your photo should…

What Can Attorneys Learn from “Ground Up Cow on a Bun?”

Recently, prominent Pittsburgh defense lawyer James Ecker passed away. Usually attorneys don’t get so much media coverage, especially if they’re just known locally. However, Ecker had a long relationship with the media because of the way he communicated with reporters and how he described his high-profile clients who were accused of horrible crimes. He was…

Can a Dog Be Trained to Sniff Out Public Relations Opportunities?

I came upon an interesting article in Businessweek about“Argentina’s Dollar-Sniffing Wonder Dogs” and how they’re sniffing for US currency to prevent “capital flight” from that country. That’s the first time that I’ve seen something about dogs sniffing for money, not drugs, but I guess countries have to get creative to prevent disasters. It’s too bad…

Lawyers Lie and Other Truths About Attorneys

Inside Counsel has an article called “37% of people say lawyers have ‘very low’ ethical standards” and the title really says it all: too many attorneys do not have a good reputation.  The article gets that statistic from a Gallup poll that was conducted earlier this month, and even though we’re almost at a new…

Behave Lawyers, Or Else!

I read an interesting post at Above the Law about judges who have “punished” misbehaving attorneys by inviting them to a “kindergarten party” and “a ‘special’ emergency refresher course in first year ethics and civility.” It’s an obvious case of a “shame-on-you” discipline program, and both of those special “invites” sound like harsh reactions to immature…