There’s Nothing I’d Rather be Than a Trial Lawyer– and I just may owe you an apology

I’m sorry if I’ve ever come across as being rude, impatient or more interested in going for the win than giving you my shoulder to rest upon.

Trial lawyers have to wear many different hats and sometimes I forget which one I’m wearing.

Mitch Jackson Profiled at INC.com

“Mitch Jackson leveraged the power of social media and live streaming to take his brand from local to international. Here’s what you can learn from it.”

by Dakota Shane

When you hear the word ‘law’, a lot of things come to mind. More than likely, none of those things are the phrase ‘social media’, but that didn’t stop this California lawyer from using the power of social to take his firm from a local to an internationally recognized brand, and it shouldn’t stop you either.

Click here to read the full article at Inc.com

LegalShield Protection for You, Your Family, and Business!

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Speaking at the Clio Cloud Conference in New Orleans

Lisa and I had a fantastic time in New Orleans visiting with friends, enjoying good food and music, and speaking at the Clio Cloud Conference.

Our friend, Nicole Abboud of Abboud Media rocked the stage with a great presentation about millennials. Later that day, I also had the pleasure of presenting my thoughts about using VR, AR, MR and AI in litigation and trial. It was also great having dinner with LegalMinds mastermind member, friend, and fellow motocross rider, Thomas Wallin, and his wonderful friend Madison.

Several additional highlights for us included meeting and chatting with Preet Bharara and disability rights and global inclusion leader, Haben Girma. In addition to the pictures below, we shared a few personal memories on my Facebook page.

David Lat, the founder and managing editor of Above the Law wrote a wonderful overview of the #ClioCloud9 event titled, “4 Trends Shaping The Future Of The Legal Profession” (thanks David!).

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Sharing “Real World” Ideas with The Social Media Professor’s MBA Class at Chapman University

I recently had the pleasure of sharing “real world” social media business stories with the MBA class of Professor Niklas Myhr at Chapman University. Professor Myhr is doing amazing things at Chapman and sharing a highly educated global view of social and digital with his students.

We talked about using social media to expand your brand from local to global and also engaged in extensive Q&A. Many of the approaches we chatted about I share weekly at LegalMinds.lawyer, my social media and digital mastermind for professionals.

What really struck me, in a good way, was how this room full of millennial MBA students viewed some social media platforms through a slightly different lens than the well-known “experts” we normally hear from. Their feedback had huge value and will result in me making several changes on how I’ll be engaging my audience on the digital platforms.

When all said and done, I’m always impressed with students I meet at #Chapman. Without exception, I walk away each year (it’s my third year of guest lecturing) knowing that our business community and country are in very good hands.

Thank you Professor Myhr (below). You are a true social media #RockStar!

BTW, want me to share my “real world” experiences with your class or from your stage? It’s something I really enjoy doing. Learn more at my speaking page 😉

SHAME NATION- The Global Epidemic of Online Hate

This past Friday I received my copy of “Shame Nation” by Sue Scheff and Melissa Schorr with the foreword written by Monica Lewinsky. In my opinion, this is the best book ever written about online shaming, bullying, and other related online wrongful acts. I believe it should be required reading for every high school student, executive and employee of every single business in America.

It’s just that good!

Yes, I am a consulting expert in the book (thanks for including me Sue), but the reasons behind my recommendation are premised on fact and not bias or emotion. The global epidemic of online hate needs to be stopped, and Shame Nation now gives all of us the tools to do just that.

Online cruelty and shaming are at an all-time high. Sue and Melissa point out in the book that according to a 2014 Pew Research Center survey, 73 percent of adult Intent users have witnessed online harassment. And when it comes to adults under the age of thirty, 65 percent have experienced online harassment. According to a 2014 YouGov survey, 28% of Americans have admitted to engaging in malicious activity focused on someone they didn’t know.

Today, based upon personal experience, I believe those numbers are much higher. Why do I say this? Well, two reasons.

First, as a lawyer, I’m contacted daily by people who are the victims of bullying, shaming, and other malicious online activity. The volume of incoming calls is substantially increasing, not decreasing. Because of the high number of victims, I even wrote a popular blog post that shared detailed resources to try and help victims and their families. Because I’m so impressed with this new book, I’m adding Shame Nation as a key resource to my post. In my opinion, until we as a society stop condoning online bullying and harassment, the problem is only going to continue to get worse.

The second reason this issue is growing is because of the incredibly poor examples we see each day from our leaders and purported role models. What young adults and children are watching and hearing no longer have boundaries. The need for change becomes even more clear when the new norm is perceived as revolving around the President of the United States routinely shared and continues to share derogatory comments about other people on social media.

In Shame Nation, Sue and Melissa nailed these issues by sharing real-world stories, problems, and tragedies that will make you angry and in some cases may even make you cry. At the same time, they also give you proven solutions and resources to help victims of online wrongdoing.

Learn more and protect yourself by getting a copy of Shame Nation today. Share this book with family and friends who are the target of online hate and don’t know where to turn. While you’re at it, make sure to connect Sue and Melissa and let them know how much you appreciate all the hard work they put into this book.

Together we can fix the problem of online shaming, hate, bullying and other harmful online conduct. I believe Shame Nation is a definitive tool that will stimulate conversation, action, and help fix this problem.


Mitch Jackson enjoys combining law, social media and technology to disrupt, hack, and improve his clients’ companies, causes, and professional relationships. He’s an award-winning 2009 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year and 2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year, who enjoys speaking around the world about business, law and digital.