Social Media Has Changed How I Do Business and Try My Cases.

Attention spans and consumer expectations have changed drastically because of social media. Being successful in your practice and, inside the courtroom as a trial lawyer, requires you to understand, embrace, and harness these changes to make an impact with your audience and empower them to give you the result your client is looking for.

I shared a few thoughts about this and, the misguided mantra about “failing often and failing fast” that you can watch by clicking here. 

This is a clip from last month’s live video and podcast interview with lawyer and social media expert, Brad Friedman.

Is Your Cryptocurrency Part of Your Estate Plan?

I invite you to watch this video to find out what you need to know and do when it comes to including your cryptocurrency into your estate and business succession plans. These techniques, concepts, and ideas will help you protect the ownership, management and control of your cryptocurrency. In case of unexpected incapacity or death, these techniques will also help you provide for those you care about in your life.


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HOW MY LAW FIRM HANDLES BULLYING, SHAMING, SEXTING, CYBER-HARASSMENT AND CYBER-STALKING CASES

This isn’t a touchy “feel good” post. I am not exploring the social or psychological reasons behind why people become bullies or intentionally try to harm others online.

What this post is about is how to come down hard on someone engaged in online bullying, shaming, sexting, cyber-harassment, cyber-stalking, sexual harassment (#metoo), and everything in between (for the purpose of this post and ease of reading, I’m going to refer to all of these as “bullying.” It’s a guide to show you how to take care of business, shut things down, and hold wrongdoers accountable.

While I focus my discussion on school related bullying cases, these same approaches work with most other online bullying, shaming, sexting, cyber-harassment, cyber-stalking, sexual harassment (#metoo) situations involving victims of all ages. Here’s a short 3 minute video explaining our mindset and why we believe bullies need to be held accountable.

Before we dive too far into this post, please understand that while I’m a pretty darn good trial lawyer, I’m not your lawyer. No legal advice is being given in this post or related resources. Thank you for understanding.

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Rebecca Sedwick

Stories like the Rebecca Sedwick bullying suicide case are tragic. Just in case you’re not aware of what happened to Rebecca, here’s my understanding of the facts based upon published news reports.
12-year-old Rebecca was bullied and terrorized relentlessly for months both on and offline. After texting a friend that she couldn’t take it anymore, Rebecca jumped to her death from a high cement factory tower.

Before Rebecca’s death, up to 15 teenagers in school had reportedly been bullying Rebecca with several using social media to make their point. After her death, two of the teenage girls were arrested for bullying Rebecca and are now charged as juveniles with criminal third-degree felony aggravated stalking.

Even after Rebecca’s death, one of her tormenters allegedly continued to make online comments about Rebecca bragging about the bullying. According to authorities, this teenager wrote on Facebook:

“Yes, I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself but I don’t give a … and you can add the last word yourself.”

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HOW TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE MOBILE OFFICE- 8 Tips To Help You Stay Productive, Achieve Success, And Enjoy Your Life!

This is the view from my mobile office. In an hour, I’ll take a break, hop on the paddleboard for 45 minutes, and when done, circle back to get a bit more work done. Lisa’s going to join me a later to watch the sunset.

I’m convinced I could (almost) run my practice full time using this approach. For now, I’m simply enjoying a few hours each week outside in my mobile office environment. I’m hoping that over time, being physically in a traditional office will be the exception and not the norm.

The reality is that most of the time I’m either in court attending hearings or trying cases. When I’m not there, I’m at my law firm meeting clients, taking depositions, and working on files. The firm is located in a traditional professional office building and probably looks very similar to how you’d imagine a law firm to look.

On select days–days when I don’t have to physically be at the firm and, where I can work from the harbor, beach, or someplace else outside, this is how I get things done. You can do the same thing. It’s all a matter of planning, mindset and a result of the decisions we give ourselves permission to make.

In this post, I share the tools I use to run my mobile office. Full disclosure, while I am a Brand Ambassador for some of the services mentioned below, I wouldn’t recommend any of these services if I didn’t believe in them. That’s just not how I roll.

And one more thing. If you do set up a mobile office, please share a picture or video on social media and tag me. I’d enjoy seeing and sharing your favorite view with my friends.

Now, let’s get started…

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The Go-Giver Way to Enriching Your Professional Practice via Social Media

“Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.” -Bob Burg

Tuesday night, Bob Burg (co-author of the Go-Giver book series including “The Go-Giver” and “The Go-Giver Influencer,” and author of “Endless Referrals” and “Adversaries into Allies”) shared practice success tips in my LegalMinds Mastermind Facebook Live. The show is titled, “The Go-Giver Way to Enriching Your Professional Practice via Social Media” and you can watch the recorded episode here or below. Enjoy!

This interview was part of our usual Tuesday and Thursday LegalMinds Live Videos and I’m also excited to announce that Bob is a contributing author to my new book, “Social Media for Professionals” coming out in December 2018.

Related: My interview with Bob about his book, “Adversaries into Allies.”

Fun Interview with Brad Freidman about Professionals on Social

How can professionals build their brand and increase revenue on social media? Brad Friedman gets me to answer this question, and many more, during his live video interview. Watch and share!