Tag Archives: Social Media

Social Media for Lawyers—and Judges

D. Todd Smith
Yesterday, I spoke to a group of appellate lawyers and judges about social media. For anyone interested, my presentation slides appear below. I always learn something new when preparing to give a CLE presentation. In this instance, it was interesting to look at Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and similar outlets from a judge’s perspective. Here are … Continue Reading

Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice

D. Todd Smith
This post features the video and slides for the eighth and final lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course. The presentation appears after the jump. Appellate law can be a very difficult practice area to break into. Because legal writing ability is an absolute necessity, those with law review and judicial clerkship experience have … Continue Reading

Results of the Twitter Brief Contest

D. Todd Smith
As I wrote about here, the State Bar Appellate Section sponsored a Twitter brief contest in conjunction with the recent Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course in Austin.  The winners were announced during the Section’s annual meeting. The official PowerPoint containing the winning entries and several honorable mentions is embedded below for everyone’s enjoyment. I intend … Continue Reading

How Lawyers Can Avoid Social Media Burnout

D. Todd Smith
This week’s Texas Lawyer contains the third article in my series on technology issues and law practice, "How Lawyers Can Avoid Social Media Burnout" (subscription required).  As the title suggests, the article discusses some ways in which lawyers delving into social media for business development can deal with the overabundance of information thrown at them.  … Continue Reading