Social Media Marketing and Ethics Blog for Lawyers

Social Skills: How to Attract More Clients for Your Law Firm through Social Media Marketing

April 9, 2018

We all want to attract new clients and referrals from friends and colleagues – and social media is the perfect avenue to accomplish those objectives. Since people spend more time on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter than any other websites, social media is the ideal method of promoting ourselves, our firms, and staying on our potential […]

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Social Media Time Management Strategies for Attorneys

July 23, 2017

One major reason why attorneys avoid social media marketing is that they simply don’t have the time. In our profession we face a seemingly endless stream of deadlines, emails, hearings, meetings, and legal research trying to determine the actual meaning of the rule against perpetuities (let’s be honest, no one really knows what that means). […]

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Ethan Wall featured on NPR, CNN, and Forbes

June 28, 2017

When NPR, CNN, and Forbes need expertise on social media and the law, they turn to Ethan for his commentary. Okay that sounded a little cheesy. I’m also referring to myself in the third person here – which is lame. But I think you get the idea. As a social media law attorney, author, professor, […]

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Are Your Facebook Posts a Social Media Legal Advertisement?

May 16, 2017

If you plan to place an advertisement for your law firm in your local newspaper, you know that you’ll have to include certain disclosures required by the legal advertising ethics rules. Well, guess what? The very same rules apply to your social media posts. Now, this should not come as much of a surprise if […]

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How New Facebook Friends Can Lead to New Clients While Avoiding Ethical Problems

May 1, 2017

Connecting with colleagues and contacts as Facebook friends and engaging with them will keep you on their radar screen so that they are more likely to think of you when its time to hire a lawyer. It’s as simple as that. Now, as a practicing attorney and social media marketing consultant for lawyers, I understand […]

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How Lawyers Can Create a Facebook Profile that Will Attract New Clients

April 28, 2017

Facebook is the most visited website in the world. It should therefore come as no surprise that your Facebook profile is an incredible tool to attract new clients. As both a practicing attorney and social media marketing consultant for lawyers, I’ve worked with many attorneys who successfully use Facebook to connect with friends, colleagues, and […]

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How Lawyers Can Build a LinkedIn Profile that Will Attract New Clients

April 26, 2017

LinkedIn is the business-oriented social media platform. Every lawyer knows that. We can use it to create our professional LinkedIn profile so that colleagues and potential clients could find us online. Once fill in where we went to law school, how many years we’ve been at our firm, and by mentioning that article we wrote […]

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Are Social Media Profiles Subject to the Legal Advertising Ethics Rules?

March 7, 2017

Many lawyers hesitate to engage in social media marketing because they do not understand how the legal advertising ethics rules apply to social media. Trust me, I get it. As a practicing attorney and social media marketing consultant for lawyers, I understand the need to comply with our legal advertising ethics rules and how the […]

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Fraud Intelligence Magazine Interviews Ethan Wall About Social Media Evidence

February 27, 2017

Social media evidence plays an important role in litigation. Lawyer must understand how the manner in which social media evidence is obtained and presented can play a crucial role in determining whether the evidence will be admissible or authenticated. When Fraud Intelligence magazine had questions on social media evidence, authenticity, and admissibility, they turned to […]

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Social Media Marketing for Lawyers Starts with the End in Mind

February 22, 2017

Every good lawyer starts with the end in mind. We envision the ideal outcome for our client, and then implement the most effective strategies to achieve their goals. The same process works with social media marketing for lawyers.   As both a practicing attorney and social media marketing consultant for lawyers, I’ve learned that we […]

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