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Lawyer Marketing Via MySpace

There is a very interesting post over at My Shingle that discusses using MySpace to market your services as a lawyer.

Honestly, I am not quite sure what to make of this tactic. While it obviously could be successful (as My Shingle reports in its post), it also seems like it might create some professional responsibility problems. I’m no expert, but it sounds like having an online client intake form might invite people to provide too much information up front. I thought attorneys were supposed to be very cautious about the details potential clients provide during an initial meeting. An online form does not allow an attorney to stop a potential client before he discloses too much information. But, like I said, I’m no expert.

With that said, I’m all for using the technological tools of our time to make life easier (and hopefully better). If it works and does not breach ethical guidelines, I say to go for it. However, I don’t think I will be starting a MySpace page anytime soon. Heck, I’ve only been blogging for a couple months. I don’t even use IM! (ok, I used to, but found it very anti-productive – more on that another day)

What are your thoughts on attorneys using MySpace to network? What about Facebook? Please post a comment or drop me a line.

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