For an article I am writing, I am looking to hear from legal professionals about their experiences with LinkedIn. In particular, I would love to hear from anyone whose participation in LinkedIn brought them new business or opened doors to other beneficial opportunities. I also want to hear from any longtime users of LinkedIn who have seen little or nothing come of it. If you have a story to share, send me an e-mail at

  • I needed to check the academic credentials for someone claiming qualifications from a now defunct business school. With very little information available online, I eventually managed to find the name of chairman of the alumni association, but no contact details. On a hunch I typed his name into LinkedIn. Jackpot! He came up. So I sent off a query, which went through three intermediaries, and back (a week or so later) same the reply.

    The qualifications that the person claimed (an MBA) were false, as it turned out!