The days of just having a website are over. With the increase in social media profiles and supplementary links lawyers need to rank well in search engines, it’s no surprise they are farming out their blogging, and whatever else they can, to keep up. There are many services out there which will provide blog posts, but does this fit within the Model Rules of Professional Conduct? According to lawyer and blogger Kevin O’Keefe, ghost blogging defeats the purpose of blogging and, with no disclosure, is unethical.
Kevin O’Keefe is the founder and CEO of Lexblog, a leading provider of social media and blogging to law firms. After working as an attorney for 17 years, successfully marketing his firm online, he redirected his energies to educating lawyers about the use of social media and blogging. He also writes Real Lawyers Have Blogs.
Should lawyers blog about specifics in their cases? The Virginia State Bar Association has sanctioned Attorney Horace Hunter for blogging about a case and he’s appealing based on First Amendment rights. A Virgina Lawyers Weekly article and a Washington Post article brought attention to this story which has wide impact in the legal blogosphere. Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney, Bob Ambrogi welcomes Kevin O’Keefe, CEO and Publisher of LexBlog, Eric E. Johnson from The University of North Dakota School of Law and Peter Vieth, Legal Editor for Virginia Lawyers Weekly, to talk about this controversial case, lawyers blogging and their First Amendment rights.
The stand-out free social networking and micro-blogging service, Twitter, has been praised and shunned by legal professionals. What do YOU think? Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi welcome Kevin O’Keefe, CEO of LexBlog and Owner of LexMonitor and Attorney Scott Greenfield who writes the blog, Simple Justice, to discuss the pros and cons of Twitter and discuss whether it is a phenomenon or a necessity for lawyers and law firms.
YouTube has played a huge part in getting a message out. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will look at the vitality of YouTube as a business and marketing tool . We’ll see how law firms are dealing with the popularity of this technology and using it to one-up the competition. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, welcome Neil Squillante, the publisher of TechnoLawyer, Kevin O’Keefe, the President and founder of LexBlog and Kelly Y. Chang, founder of Law Offices of Kelly Chang and a YouTube user, to discuss this hot topic. Don’t miss out on this program!