Posted by: johnocunningham | September 5, 2016

Best of August 2016: Social Media Tools, Linked-In Tips and What Law School Didn’t Teach You

This is my 45th post in a series of monthly features that I have dubbed “Best of My Blog Roll.” The concept is simple – at the end of a month I peruse my own blog roll (see that column on the right) for material created by other bloggers that I think is most worthy of sharing with others, and then I report on it here.

Reviewing blog posts for the month of August 2016, I have chosen to highlight the following:

  1. A post by David Ackert on the Ackert Advisory Blog, entitled, “Using Linked-In to Accelerate Your Networking Results,” which gives a simple three-step prescription for how to use Linked-In to locate and arrange a meeting with an ideal business prospect.
  2. A post by Mandy Edwards on her ME Marketing Services Blog, entitled, “Thirteen Social Media Tools to Make Your Life Easier,” which provides a snapshot of some of the most popular tools for managing and scheduling of social media activities.
  3. A post by Cordell Parvin on his Cordell Parving Blog, entitled, “Ten Things You Didn’t Learn in Law School…”  This post lists ten things that lawyers are not taught in law school but need to know in order to be successful.

One other thought-provoking post last month came from Steven J. Harper on his Belly of the Beast Blog. Harper is a former partner in an AmLaw 100 firm who often pens his views on things that he believes need fixing in the profession. In his August 10 post, he lays out portions of a transcript of recent ABA testimony at a Department of Education hearing. This post suggests that the ABA’s law school accreditation authority may be in jeopardy. If he is right, then law schools could have some changes foisted upon them, particularly those schools that have charged significant tuition while cranking out alumni with dismal prospects for full-time legal employment.

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