Articles Tagged with video

Last year, I wrote here about LawZam, a website (and, later, an iPhone app) that aims to connect consumers with attorneys by facilitating free, face-t0-face consultations via live videoconferencing. Now there is another site that does something similar, only this one uses Google Hangouts for lawyers and clients to meet by video. This new site, LawyerCams.com, is […]

In this last of the four videos I prepared for the 38th ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility panel, “Old Rules, New Tools: The Challenge of Social Media for Bar Associations and Lawyers,” I answer Simon Chester’s question, “Is there anyone a lawyer should not friend on Facebook?” (For more on why I did these videos, see my first […]

In this third of the four videos I prepared for the 38th ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility panel, “Old Rules, New Tools: The Challenge of Social Media for Bar Associations and Lawyers,” I answer Simon Chester’s question, “Are there any ethical concerns raised by lawyers’ use of Twitter?” (For more on why I did these videos, see my […]

In this second of the four videos I prepared for the 38th ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility panel, “Old Rules, New Tools: The Challenge of Social Media for Bar Associations and Lawyers,” I answer Simon Chester’s question, “Are you aware of any cautionary horror stories about ethical problems caused by lawyers’ use of social media?” (For more on […]

Recently, I was scheduled to speak at the 38th ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility as part of a panel, “Old Rules, New Tools: The Challenge of Social Media for Bar Associations and Lawyers.” About a week before the panel, a scheduling conflict arose in my day job that would keep me from being at […]

I don’t understand why lawyers think denigrating themselves and the profession is an effective marketing tool. Like the Nilan Johnson video I wrote about before, here is an attempt at humor that fails miserably. Lawyer as shakedown bully? Is that really the image this guy wants to present? I guess so, given this video and […]

How many lawyers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? That’s the joke behind a new marketing video from the Minneapolis law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis. But is the joke on the firm? Here’s the set-up: In an office-building lobby, a maintenance worker uses a pole to reach into a ceiling fixture and unscrew […]

The attorney general of Massachusetts, Martha Coakley, has launched a blog called At Issue & In Focus. The introductory post says: This blog is designed to help residents to understand and participate in the work of their government. We will strive to address topics relevant to the broadest possible audience and will grow to include […]

TechnoLawyer just published the latest in its YouLaw series of lawyer video critiques: My Law Firm Is Better Than Your Law Firm. I am a member of the YouLaw “back bench,” which means I get to add a quick comment at the end to supplement Gerry Oginski’s in-depth review. Another in the series was published […]

The TechnoLawyer Blog recently launched a regular feature it calls YouLaw, which reviews law firm advertising videos that are posted to YouTube. New York medical malpractice lawyer Gerald Oginski writes thereviews. At the end of each review is a section called “Back Bench,” in which other experts add their nutshell opinions. Now I’ve joined the […]