Time Management for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Debra will be speaking today, February 25, 2010 (9:00 am- 4:00 pm), at the NACDL Program, “Time Management for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,” in Austin.

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Social Media Ethics for Lawyers

Have you been thinking about venturing into the world of social media, but don’t know where to start? Do you already have a profile on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, but worry about whether you could inadvertently breach some legal ethics requirement in Texas? Are you skeptical about the value of social media to your law practice?

Tomorrow these questions will be answered. Debra L. Bruce will present “Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Social Media Ethics for Lawyers” to the Harris County Municipal Justice Bar Association in Houston at 8:00am on Saturday, February 20, 2010. For more information contact Lawrence A. Rousseau at (713) 222-0550 or lawrence_rousseau@yahoo.com

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Social Media Ethics for Lawyers

Debra L. Bruce will present “Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Social Media Ethics for Lawyers” to the Solos Supporting Solos group in Houston at 7:30am on Thursday, February 18, 2010. For more information go to www.SolosSupportingSolos.org or contact Lynne Andrews at andrews_lynne@att.net.

Social Media Primer for Lawyers (Part 1)


Debra L. Bruce, JD, PCC.

Unless you live in a cave, you have probably been hearing about social media lately. Many lawyers dismiss social media as just something that kids do. Others recognize that many adults use social media, but claim that it’s a waste of time for lawyers. Some lawyers even concede that using some social media might benefit their practice, but assert that there are too many risks associated with it.

Lawyers made similar claims about the internet and email in the 1990’s. Today many attorneys can’t even practice, if their access to internet and email goes down. To help reduce the concern and confusion of newcomers to social media, this article provides an overview of the types of social media lawyers are most likely to use. Read more «Social Media Primer for Lawyers (Part 1)»

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