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practicePRO.ca: Time for a new look

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It’s been nearly 20 years since the launch of the original practicePRO.ca website. While the site was basic by today’s standards, it offered the high quality risk management articles, checklists and precedents lawyers would come to expect from the program. In its first few years, practicePRO.ca averaged 30,000 visitors and 7,000 downloads per year. By… Read More »

Categories: 2017 August Managing Change, Articles, Content Type, Social Media

LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, 2nd Edition

Dennis Kennedy and Allison C. Shields. published 2013 Since the first edition of LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers was published, LinkedIn has added almost 100 million users, and more and more lawyers are using the platform on a regular basis. Now, this bestselling ABA book has been fully revised and updated to reflect significant… Read More »

Categories: Book, Legal Technology, Social Media

Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers

Ernie Svenson, published 2012, 141 pages Until a few years ago, only the largest firms could afford to engage an audience of millions. Now, lawyers in any size firm can reach a global audience at little to no cost–all because of blogs. An effective blog can help you promote your practice, become more “findable” online,… Read More »

Categories: Book, Legal Technology, Marketing, Social Media

It’s easier than ever to jump into Twitter

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There are two common statements by people who don’t want to sign up for Twitter: “I don’t have anything to say” and “I don’t know who to follow.” In recent years the social media app has put a lot of effort into making it easier for new users to jump right in and take part…. Read More »

Categories: 2017 February Neuroscience, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Legal Technology, Social Media

Social media profile: Jordan S. Halpern

Time at LawPRO: 2 years Prior to joining LawPRO, Jordan practiced as a litigator engaged in all forms of insurance defence litigation as well as matrimonial law. He also has a background in corporate/commercial law, human rights, employment and real estate. Jordan has been active on LinkedIn for several years. In addition to being Claims… Read More »

Categories: 2016 September A2J, Articles, Social Media

Essential LinkedIn dos and don’ts for law students

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With over 120 million users in more than 200 countries (including at least a million lawyers) and web traffic that ranks it as the 13th most visited site on the planet, LinkedIn is the social networking tool of choice for professionals. LinkedIn can also be useful to law students in a number of ways. First,… Read More »

Categories: 2015 Student Issue 3, Articles, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Technology, Social Media, Student

The dangers of social networking and how to avoid them

Although social networking tools offer lawyers many interesting new ways to interact with people in both personal and work spheres, there are some risks associated with using them. Before you venture into social networking, consider Section 5.5 of the Law Society’s Practice Management Guideline on Technology (“Technology Guideline”). It states, “Lawyers should have a reasonable… Read More »

Categories: 2014 Student Issue 2, Articles, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Technology, New Lawyers, Social Media

LAWPRO has a corporate LinkedIn page. Does your firm?

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LAWPRO has had a corporate LinkedIn page for almost two years now. We find it a useful tool to connect with lawyers and other legal profession stakeholders. It allows us to easily share LAWPRO-related information with LinkedIn users. As well as giving us a corporate presence and the ability to post updates, we have customized… Read More »

Categories: 2013 December Cybercrime, Articles, Legal Technology, Social Media
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