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Ethan Wall

Ethan Wall is a social media law attorney, author, professor, consultant, and keynote speaker in Miami, Florida. He is...

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Vicki Voisin

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Lawyers and paralegals are likely using social media in law firm marketing and are most likely on social media in their personal lives. As such, they should understand how Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and even Pinterest are affecting their cases, marketing, and ethical responsibilities. Many paralegals work with lawyers to create an attractive online profile that is updated regularly. Additionally, internal hiring and firing policies need to be adapted to ensure compliance with federal labor laws.

In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin interviews Ethan Wall, lawyer and authority on the way social media interacts with the law. Wall explains the differences between the main social media channels, where a novice should start, and the posts you can and can’t consider when you are hiring or firing an employee.

Topics include:

  • The effect of new technology on the law
  • Facebook: the personal and family platform
  • Twitter: to connect with people who have similar interests
  • LinkedIn: for professional connection and profile
  • Why you should care about Instagram and Pinterest
  • Picking just one platform to start
  • Using teamwork for social media management
  • What’s illegal under the National Labor Relations Act
  • What to specify on your social media policy

Don’t forget to stay tuned for Vicki’s News and Career Tips segment at the end of the podcast.

Ethan Wall is a social media law attorney, author, professor, consultant, and keynote speaker in Miami. He is a widely recognized authority on the effect of social media on the law. In addition to authoring two books on the subject, he writes a blog about the effect of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media on the law. Ethan has served as a source for social media and the law on several high profile news organizations, including CNN, NPR, and Thomson Reuters.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Boston UniversityNALA, and ServeNow.

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Published: October 13, 2015
Podcast: Paralegal Voice
Category: Legal Support , Legal Technology
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