Law Firm Associates are Increasingly Using Social Media for Work
Law Technology News reports that law firm associates are increasinly using social media sites for work. Their Associate Tech survey showed that "more than a third of respondents (35 percent, up from 31 percent the year before) say they use social networking tools—both specialized legal blogs and applications intended for the public at large—for job-related purposes. LinkedIn was the most popular platform, at 94 percent, followed by Facebook at 30 percent and Twitter at 13 percent. Other sources listed by respondents included Instagram, Google Chat, and Pinterest, along with such industry-specific sites as Lexblog." The article suggests that lawyers need to use their tools because their existing and potential clients are using them for "personal and business purposes."