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Social Media and Protecting Your Online Presence

by Joe Kaczrowski | Mar 23, 2015
Social media offers lawyers another way to reach potential clients and build up their professional network.  Whether you're considering Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or something else, there are a number of resources out there to help lawyers get up to speed, both on the technologies and the various professional responsibility obligations implicated through their use.

HCBA is taking the discussion offline next month.  The HCBA Vintage Lawyers Group and the New Lawyers Section are hosting a get together on April 2 at Stinson Leonard Street that includes networking, discussion and "social media site tours."

The State Bar of North Dakota has published a handy little guide on how to set up your social media accounts and protect your online brand.  The ND guide includes Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, but it also covers setting up Google Alerts and a Wordpress blog. offers a number of webinars on social media topics that can be viewed live or pre-recorded.  These free webcasts include programs like Ethics of Blogging for LawyersIf You're Not on Facebook You're Committing Malpractice, and Being Smart with Social Media.

The ABA also offers a page devoted to Social Media for Lawyers, including legal and ethical issues faced by lawyers with social media channels. And you can find other helpful resources in the MSBA's Practice Resource Center, including 16 LinkedIn Tips for Lawyers.

Once you're up and running in the digital realm, update your MSBA member profile.  The MSBA's new Colleague Directory and MN Find a Lawyer let you add social media links to your profile.