“The Secrets To Marketing and Automating Your Law Practice: A Lawyers Guide To Creating Systems, Getting Clients, and Becoming A Legal Rainmaker.”

I’m honored to have written Chapter 12, “13 Ways Lawyers Can Repurpose Content on Social Media” in this new book by David M. Britton, CEO of PracticePanther. It’s titled, “The Secrets To Marketing & Automating Your Law Practice: A Lawyers Guide To Creating Systems, Getting Clients, & Becoming A Legal Rainmaker.”

While every chapter provides massive real-world value, my two favorites are by contributing friends and experts, Nicole Abboud of AbboudMedia (“Branding Bootcamp 101”) and Nick Rishwain of Experts.com (“Multi-Platform Publishing & Scheduling”).

My New Interview on “The Gen Why Lawyer” #Podcast

My new #podcast interview on one of the ABA Journal’s top-rated #podcast, “The Gen Why Lawyer” titled, “The 3 Keys to Success with Mitch Jackson”

Thank you Karima Gulick and Nicole Abboud for having me on the show!

Mastermind Updates, My New Online Social Media Course, and Our New Weekly Live Video Show!

It’s been a busy February. Here’s what we’ve been up to!

LegalMinds Mastermind

I’m getting ready to add a few new private interviews and valuable resources to the LegalMinds Mastermind (not just for lawyers). If you’re a professional who’s looking to up your game on the digital platforms in 2018, this is the place you want to be!

Social Media for Professionals

At the same time, we’ve started to create our new online course titled, “Social Media for Professionals.” This is where we’ll be sharing in an online modular format (text, audio and video), easy to understand and implement steps to help professionals to create top-of-mind awareness and expand their brands from local to global. The course goes live in December 2018. Get on my private email list for updates, pre-release “list only” substantial 50% discount pricing, and other benefits today!


The LegalHour.live is a brand new weekly live video show that I believe is going to be the best (and only?) talk show on business, digital, and the law. With my input as a litigation and trial lawyer and, Joey Vitale’s expert perspective as a lawyer specializing on the creative and Intellectual Property side of law and business, I believe this show is going to be very special.

Each week we’ll be covering trending topics and insider tips to help keep you and your business protected and empowered. Our first episode is  Wednesday, March 7th at 2 pm ET and titled, “Can you Trademark a Popular Hashtag Like #MeToo #Covfefe or #NeverAgain?”

[For the time being, you can stay current with show episodes by following Joey and me on Twitter]

Someone Is Using Your Profile Picture, Bio, and Content On Social Media. What Can You Do About It?

Earlier today a good friend, Professor Niklas Myhr aka “The Social Media Professor” of Chapman University, reached out to me about his social media profile picture, bio, and content, being used to impersonate him. He was looking for thoughts, ideas and legal solutions to help fix the problem (because this is a problem we all face, Professor Myhr gave me permission to use his name in this post).

I don’t think Professor Myhr (follow him on Twitter) is very happy about his identity being used by someone else. I say this with confidence because I know exactly how he feels. Over the years, my profile picture and bio have also been used by scammers to misrepresent who they are. Because this is a problem that seems to be getting worse, I’m sharing a few legal tips you can use if this happens to you.

Before I go forward, please understand that while I am a really good (and very humble) California lawyer, I’m not your lawyer. No legal advice is being given in this post. What I am trying to do is share concepts, approaches, and resources you can use to protect yourself.


Social media profile theft (SMPT) comes in all shapes and sizes. For purposes of this post, I will be referring to two types of SMPT which include:

(1) recreational SMPT and

(2) criminal SMPT.

Recreational SMPT usually involves people who are bored and seeking attention. Some are nasty individuals using online anonymity to disrupt other people’s lives. They show up, set up their SMPT and see what happens.

Criminal SMPT uses the same approaches to defraud and commit crimes. They are trying to scam money from unsuspecting victims or establish relationships using false facts and fraud.

Regardless of the motives of criminal SMPT, the perpetrators are cruel, hateful and usually exhibit an intent to destroying reputations, businesses and promote a criminal enterprise.

Both kinds of SMPT can be slowed down and often completely stopped using these approaches and techniques.

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When It Comes To Social Media, Just Do It!

When I was six years old, my parents put a tennis racket in my hand and told me to hit the ball over the net. For the next 12 months, that’s what I did.

It wasn’t until a year later that I had my first private lesson. Eight years later I was a nationally ranked high school freshman tennis player holding down the #1 spot on the varsity team.

Also during my freshman year in high school, a bunch of us showed up to play football. None of us had played before, but we put on the pads, hit people, and caught balls. By the time our senior season rolled around, we had a very good team.

I’ve had the same experience with motocross, hang gliding, scuba diving, windsurfing and even trying cases in court. The first step was always a bit scary but I just “did it,” and everything worked out. Over time and with the help of others, I always seemed to figure things out.

Without Taking Action, Nothing Happens

The same approach applies to social media and live video. Nothing happens until you jump on a platform and start engaging.

Get one of the books I mention below, or go to Google or Youtube and spend a few minutes studying up on the use and dynamics of a specific platform. If you’re a professional in my LegalMinds mastermind, go to our private resource page, select the platform you’re interested in, and follow the instructions. Regardless of how you go about it, the important thing is to take action and just do it.

Once you start using a social media or live video platform, you’ll learn more and figure things out as you go. As time goes by, you’ll get better at sharing your message and engaging with others.

The mistakes you make will be learning lessons. Just like I use to hit the ball into the net, run the wrong pass pattern, or crash my motocross bike in the whoops at high speed (hey, it’s hard), it’s doing the tasks, over and over, that makes us better.

Each week, add a new social media or live video platform to your efforts. Be real, consistent, and add value to the lives of your audience. Do this on a daily basis and by this time next year, you’ll be glad you decided to “just do it” and get on social media and live video.



“The New Rules of Marketing & PR” by David Meerman Scott

“Known” by Mark Schaefer

“Shareology: How Sharing Powers the Human Economy” by Bryan Kramer

“Leverage Livestreaming to Build Your Brand: Start, Master, and Monetize Live Video” by Jennifer Quinn


Mitch Jackson enjoys combining law, social media, and technology to disrupt, hack, and improve his clients’ companies, causes, and professional relationships. Click here to get Mitch to speak at your event in 2018.

2018 Tips for Entrepreneurs (by someone who’s been one for 30 years)

It’s a new year and I have a good feeling that 2018 is going to be an exciting and prosperous one for all of us. For those of you doing business online, I invite you to take a close look at these business/legal tips that will help keep you safe and avoid legal problems over the course of the upcoming year.

First, please make sure to keep your business efforts and liabilities (yes, doing business creates liability) separate from your personal life and assets. What this means is that you must do business as a Limited Liability Company or Corporation and not as an individual, sole proprietor, or in a partnership (I hate partnerships- too much liability).

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