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Thank you for visiting the Family Law Lawyer Tech & Practice blog. My name is John Harding. I am a family law lawyer practicing in Northern California. Long ago I realized that I could practice law more effectively and more efficiently (i.e., better and easier) by availing myself of the technological tools that are out there. I also learned that a successful law practice requires successful marketing. Hardware and software working together make me a better lawyer, and make my life easier. Marketing helps to bring in the business necessary for professional survival. By this blog I hope to share the tips, tricks, and technology that I have learned about so that others may benefit!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Social Media Use Up With Lawyers

A great article comes to us from the online edition of Columbus Business First. According to the article "in 2008, 15 percent of attorneys surveyed by the American Bar Association used social media as part of their practice. By 2009 that grew to 43 percent. In 2010, it jumped to 56 percent." The ABA survey also found that 76% of lawyers in 2010 were using smartphones, compared to 60% in 2009; and that 71% of lawyers were using smartphones in the courtroom (for example to access the internet), compared to 60% in 2009.

The article also cites a technology survey conducted by ALM Legal Intelligance. According to that survey "of the 50 million users on LinkedIn, 1.5 million are lawyers..."

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