The article is behind a paywall, so I had to pay a small fee to see my name in lights. Why its time to open a corporate Twitter account celebrates the rise of Twitter amongst the legal profession and The Times has chosen to describe me as "a social media evangelist". This headline characteristic is a reflection of how rapidly the emphasis of this very blog stepped away from a log of legal events affecting my industry to that of a lawyer experimenting with how lawyers can use social media to its best effect. A year ago, very few people had heard of the in-house lawyer at Latitude, but now I receive a regular flow of professional opportunities which wouldn't have come my way previously and I'm routinely asked for comment on my new niche. I like to think I'm proof of what social media can do for you as a lawyer, so I'll continue to encourage you all to Play the Advantage it has to offer!
The Times Law Top 10 roll of honour comprises:
- @Inner_Temple: Provides the latest resolutions plus links to selected legal headlines from across the press
- @Charonqc: The very funny alter ego of Mike Semple Piggot, polymath legal blogger, writer and artist.
- @richardsusskind: Renowned legal IT specialist, academic, writer and Times columnist
- @davidallengreen: Insightful media lawyer, blogger and legal correspondent for theNew Statesman
- @RichardMoorhead: A legal academic and blogger specialising in writing about legal services and access to justice
- @in_house_lawyer: Social media evangelist who also tweets regularly on issues around commercial and digital law
- @copyrightgirl: Often responds directly to inquiries from followers on issues around copyright law and intellectual property
- @legalfutures: Very good on matters of compliance and competence for lawyers
- @LegalBizzle: The irreverent and personal thoughts of a lawyer, although on professional matters
- @TheNakedLawyer: Solicitor-turned marketer often tweeting on how lawyers can get the most out of social media
Well done everyone who features.