Last night, I was checking my blog stats and saw a spike in readers. I though to myself that I had greatly underestimated my readers thirst for knowledge about crosswalk law. Then I realized that CLE pamphlets had hit desks of lawyers across the state.
For the past few months, I’ve been working with Susan Cartier Liebel and Dan Schwartz on putting together a seminar for lawyers on web 2.0.
The Basics of Blogs, Twitter, and Social Media for Lawyers CLE will take place on May 26th at the CBA Law Center in New Britain at 6:00 pm.
Why Susan and Dan? They’re the best. Really.
The pamphlet lists me as chair but that’s really a misnomer. The bar association said it was too many characters to write “the guy who asked Susan and Dan to put on a seminar.”
Dan Schwartz is the founder and writer for the wildly successful Connecticut Employment Law Blog. Dan’s blog has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, he’s become the “go to” person for the Hartford Courant on employment related articles, and his blog is on the top of the charts for numerous “best employment law blog” lists. Dan is a rock star in the lawyer/blogger world.
Susan Cartier Liebel is the founder of Solo Practice University. Susan’s Build A Solo Practice blog is an ABA 100 Blawg (something you’ll learn about at the seminar but in short it means she stands out from the crowd) and is always on top of the ABA’s most viewed blogs. In my opinion, one of the reasons for Susan’s success is that she understands web 2.0 as a component of law practice 2.0.
I’m excited. I’m getting to learn from the best. I have a feeling they’ll say that posting videos in a post called “Thursday Evening Nonsense” of a girl walking up an escalator isn’t the best idea for a law blog.
Really, if you’ve thought about starting a blawg, wonder what Web 2.0 is all about, have a blawg, then this seminar is a MUST. Big firm, small firm or solo this is for you.
Speaking of solos, as an added bonus, Susan has generously donated a one-year scholarship to Solo Practice University (a $595 value). Show up and bring your business card. One winner will be selected at the end of the seminar. Way cool.