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If we’re truly committed to building a sustainable new normal rather than simply creating an empty catch phrase, we ought to start figuring out who’s going to serve our clients in the years ahead, after the thought leaders and futurists have left the building.
I don’t begrudge these new entrepre-lawrial ventures. But’s let’s call them what they really are.
While I’m glad that lawyers are finally realizing that they’re behind the curve, my concern is that they won’t take the time to use social media so that they can understand it firsthand.
The good news is that consumers have the ability to access lawyers. The flip side is that there’s no way to determine whether the advice offered is accurate or relevant. I predict…
Mentorships have value to new lawyers, but perhaps more so than young lawyers, older lawyers need mentors.
Could lawyers use the Mentor Shares Agreement to establish a relationship with a mentor?
Before we solo and small firm lawyers give a big cheer for big data, let’s make sure that we use it to address the biggest challenges in the legal profession: improving the quality of legal services delivered and expanding meaningful access to justice.
I prefer personal references or reaching out to students or junior lawyers whose blog posts or tweets catch my attention online. But when those don’t pan out, I’ve returned to Craigslist with reasonable success by following the approach described in this post.
And each time, I’ve gotten the benefit of hard working, proactive and social-media savvy students eager to learn.
What Law School Can Change: Make It Easy for All Employers — Not Just Biglaw — to Hire Your Students!
Make it easy for your students to hustle by letting real practicing lawyers access them easily. Not a massive change, but one that I guarantee will help a few more nonetheless.