@RachRodgersEsq

January 11th, 2011

Rachel Rodgers

Owner, Rachel Rodgers Law Office

Author, My Lawyer’s Name is Rachel legal blog and Adventures of a Gen Y Solo Practitioner at SPU

Founder, Gen Y J.D.

Today we’re tweeting with Gen Y attorney @RachRodgersEsq, founder of Gen Y J.D. and The Cashflow’s “Entrepreneur of the Week”

  1. @RachRodgersEsq thank you for joining us today on Twitter. Tell us: who is @RachRodgersEsq?
    I’m a biracial New Yorker living in Cali, biz lawyer to GenY entrepreneurs, caffeine addict, traveler, dreamer, blogger, etc
  2. Tell us about your law practice.
    I have a business law practice dedicated to GenY entrepreneurs. Also have an Online Law Office that I am developing @ the mo
  3. Exactly what type of clients do you represent?
    Most of my clients are twentysomethings w/ businesses/non-profits in a whole range of industries incl tech, film, agro, etc.
  4. And what would you say is the single most important legal issue affecting those clients?
    Not sure if its “legal” but ignorance. They get themselves into trouble trying to DIY their legal services. They need access
  5. What do you tell every new client before you start working for them?
    That I’m always available to answer their Q’s & concerns and that my goal is to protect their interests so their biz is successful.
  6. Tell us about one of the more significant client representations you’ve had.
    Helped a GenY’er buy her 1st biz. Seller was trying to screw her. I made sure she didn’t get screwed & still got the deal done.
  7. Congratulations to both of you. Why do your clients hire you?
    They hire me to help them make their dreams come tru. From forming a biz to resolving disputes, I’m on their team. Its pretty sweet!
  8. What’s the most active area of your practice at the current time? Is that typical?
    New trend is Disputes w/ vendors or clients. Mainly b/c initial deal was done without a lawyer or proper contract.
  9. Your law firm is designed for Gen Y biz owners and entrepreneurs. How does it differ from traditional firms?
    Flat fees, online law office, free consultations, great customer service & me. I’m young like my clients so its not intimidating.
  10. And how do the legal needs of Gen Y entrepreneurs differ from that of other clients?
    Well, they need instant access to their lawyer & different levels of service to fit their varied stages of business & income
  11. Makes sense. Why did you decide on flat fees for your legal work? How is that working out for you and your clients?
    I chose flat fees b/c tracking billable hours sucks for me & not being able to control legal costs sucks for clients.
    Its a win-win! Everyone is happy!
  12. Win-wins are always good…. How do you describe what you do to people you meet at a cocktail party?
    Exactly! I help GenY start and manage their own businesses. And I write a blog to inspire them as well.
  13. Let’s talk about your blog (http://bit.ly/ehc5Zl) & site for Gen Y lawyers (genyjd.com). What drives that activity?
    I love to write, love to help ppl & it lets clients get to know me;
    GenYJD came about b/c many Gen Y lawyers were contacting me about how I started my practice.
    Also, that link was wrong for my blog. Here’s the right link: http://bit.ly/hFFxZ0. I’m in the process of moving it. Sorry!
  14. Useful info on both sites. When did you become active on Twitter? What were your objectives then? Have they changed?
    I joined twitter to follow @carolynelefant & @scartierliebel so I could learn how to start my own practice;
    Now I share resources & learn a ton from twitterville. Its an awesome little community that I love interacting with everyday
  15. What specific impact on referrals and/or client engagements, if any, have you realized from Web 2.0 activities?
    Most of my clients find me after reading articles I wrote on sites like @Under30CEO & @the_cashflow. And also my own blog;
    I’ve met strategic business partners on Twitter & FB. And its how I got a column on Solo Practice University.
    Social media and Web 2.0 activities offer an amazing ROI.
  16. Sounds like a successful effort…. What is the most significant issue currently facing the legal profession?
    Access to legal services and overpriced law schools.
  17. What will the legal landscape look like in 10 years?
    Flat fees only and all law firms offering services online if I have anything to do with it. Less expensive law schools, too.
    And hopefully no silly restrictions on lawyers use of social media. ;)
  18. What would you do if you weren’t a lawyer?
    I’d find some other way to help people live their best life. Its my calling. :)
  19. How do you want to be remembered?
    As someone who helped others and left the world better than she found it. Oh, and rich. I want to be remembered as rich, too. ;)
  20. I wouldn’t mind that either :-) What do you do when you’re not working?
    I read voraciously, sell things on Craigslist (for fun!), travel, cook & cheer on the Jets in the playoffs (woo hoo!).
  21. What advice can you pass along to lawyers currently under- or unemployed due to the economic crisis?
    Be an entrepreneur! Don’t be all “woe is me” Take control of ur life & recognize that you have the ability to make a living.
  22. And finally, what advice do you have for people going to law school today?
    Ignore the rankings! Get the best grades possible & accept the fact that you may have to start your own practice to be a lawyer.

Solid advice for both groups. Thanks very much for tweeting with me; I enjoyed learning about you / your practice.

The pleasure was all mine! Thanks so much for creating ! Great way for us lawyers to learn and connect! :)

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@paulrubell

December 16th, 2010

Paul Rubell

Business and Technology Lawyer

Partner, Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP

Special Professor of Law, Hofstra Law School

Today we’re tweeting with Long Island business and technology lawyer @paulrubell, former attorney to Dr Robert Atkins

  1. @paulrubell thank you for joining us today on Twitter. Tell us: who is @paulrubell?
    Well, I’m a lawyer in New York, which I hope you won’t hold against me. I’m also a prof at Hofstra Law School.
  2. Tell us about your law practice.
    I focus on the #technology space – software developers, mergers/acquisitions, tech transfer, privacy.
  3. What type of clients do you represent?
    Mid-cap and emerging #growth #companies; designers and customers of #software; #businesses and their owners.
  4. And what is the single most important legal issue affecting those clients?
    The #cloud + its attendant #security and #privacy concerns. Also the #economic #climate (ok that’s 2 issues).
  5. Two big issues…. What do you tell every new client before you start working for them?
    “This meeting is #confidential, whether you engage me as your #lawyer or we shake hands and say good bye.”
  6. Tell us about one of the more significant client representations you’ve had.
    Cant breach client #privileged, #confidential. More than 1: many, where people’s lives, #careers,, families are at stake.
  7. Why do your clients hire you?
    Recommendations, mostly. My holistic approach to personal & business – and I hope, my intelligence & experience.
  8. What’s the most active area of your practice at the current time? Is that typical?
    A lot of M+A deals. Licensing #software. Business advice of all kinds. Growth strategies.Typical? My firm & I are fortunate.
  9. You work with a lot of entrepreneurs. How have they fared in the economic crisis? Any signs of improvement?
    #Business in mandate industries (#healthcare, #financial) is booming. Service industries are slow.
  10. Let’s talk about your work with Dr Atkins. There must have been some unique challenges…. What did you do for him?
    I was Dr A’s personal & corporate lawyer from 1997 to his passing in 2003. I productized his nutriceutical company, grew it.
  11. In addition to your law practice, you teach at Hofstra Law. Why do you teach? How does it make you a better lawyer?
    I teach to give back to the bar and the community. I want to train young #lawyers for the real world of #business….(more)
    ….. Writing with clarity is an essential, scarce skill. I learn from students, and getting back to basics is key.
  12. How do you describe what you do to people you meet at a cocktail party?
    I listen. I try to understand their interests, aspirations. Make #eye contact. Use #body #language. It’s just like #dating.
  13. Good analogy….. When did you become active on Twitter? What were your objectives then? Have they changed?
    I joined #Twitter in late 2008/early 2009 (thereabouts) as a way of learning from others…. (more)
    ….& sharing information.I have to understand client’s needs re social media, law. My goals haven’t changed since then.
  14. What does your firm’s leadership think of your Twitter presence? Was it difficult to get their buy-in?
    Social media is an emerging world, esp in business. Buy-in was easy once it’s explained/understood  ….(more)
    ..…Media’s use in my firm dove-tails advice I give to clients.
  15. What specific impact on referrals and/or client engagements, if any, have you realized from Web 2.0 activities?
    I use #Web 2.0 as a tool to facilitate communication & collaboration; board meetings, overseas. I haven’t used it to market.
  16. Interesting approach. Let’s switch gears now: What is the most significant issue currently facing the legal profession?
    As always, quality #advice is hard to find. And today – so are jobs. …..(more)
    …..As #clients’ businesses meet obstacles, their need/ability to pay for #lawyers diminishes.
  17. What will the legal landscape look like in 10 years?
    Old/new. America is litigious; that won’t change. Emerging areas of law such as #robotics, #free #software will flourish….
    More #tech tools (who knows what?!) will be at lawyers’ disposal, and more concerns about #safeguarding #client data.
  18. What would you do if you weren’t a lawyer?
    I would design software applications, as I’ve been doing since 1969…..(more)
    And my son @brentrubell wants to hire me as his general #counsel.
  19. How do you want to be remembered?
    That is a scary question. Family member, friend, kind, caring.
  20. What do you do when you’re not working?
    Enjoy my #kids and #wife, #friends. #Bike ride, going to the local #beach, read #science #fiction, #sleep.
  21. What advice can you pass along to lawyers currently under- or unemployed due to the economic crisis?
    Don’t give up. The economy will turn. Take any job in any area of law that opens up. Don’t be picky.
  22. And our final question for you: What advice do you have for people going to law school today?
    Get A’s. #Network. And get A’s. #Learn as much as you can, about anything / everything. And get A’s.

Good solid advice! Thanks for your time today; I enjoyed learning more about you and your practice.

Thank you so much, Lance. Your questions were well conceived, as is this forum. I am grateful to have participated.

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@ellenvictor

July 29th, 2010

Ellen Victor

Long Island Business and Estate Planning Attorney

Owner, The Law Office of Ellen A. Victor

Author, Special Needs Law Blog and Small Business Law Blog

Today we’re tweeting with Long Island business, estate planning and special needs attorney @EllenVictor

  1. @Ellenvictor thank you for joining us today on Twitter. Tell us: who is @Ellenvictor?
    I’m a Long Island, NY business and estate planning attorney who has a special interest in #specialneeds.
  2. Tell us about your law practice.
    My practice ranges from small business formation to contract review to…
    to Medicaid applications to wills and complex estate plans to non-profit applications.
  3. What type of clients do you represent?
    #smallbiz; elderly clients who need Medicaid planning; families with #specialneeds kids; average families who need estate planning
  4. What is the single most important legal issue affecting those clients?
    Protecting their assets: from the taxman, from the nursing home, from immature children, from creditors and predators
  5. What do you tell every new client before you start working for them?
    I tell them they are going to get a lawyer who will always be available to answer their questions; that they are not alone
  6. Tell us about one of the more significant client representations you’ve had.
    My last fun case was representing an incorporated church in a dissolution proceeding, and selling the underlying property.
  7. That must have been interesting…. Why do your clients hire you?
    I believe they sense my compassion, caring, competence, and commitment.
  8. What’s the most active area of your practice at the current time? Is that typical?
    my practice is evenly split between estate planning, not for profit 501(c)(3) status applications and Medicaid planning
  9. How has special needs law changed since you started practicing it? Is it still evolving?
    Unfortunately, government entitlements are under fire, special needs trusts must be carefully drafted to ensure compliance
  10. How are your small business clients faring in the current economic climate? Are they beginning to see improvement?
    Research shows that businesses started during a recession often flourish when the economy recovers.
  11. Let’s hope that trend continues…. How do you describe what you do to people you meet at a cocktail party?
    I help families and businesses protect the people and things they care about, from taxes, nursing home costs, and even themselves.
  12. You author two separate blogs (http://bit.ly/a84YK5 and http://bit.ly/9QDQZR). Are they effective marketing tools? Why?
    Because of my writing, clients come to me already convinced of my knowledge, experience and compassion
  13. sounds like a resounding “yes”…. When did you become active on Twitter? What were your objectives? Have they changed?
    About a year ago @JeenaBelil, a LI colleague, convinced me Twitter would be fun, and it has been!
  14. What specific impact on referrals and/or client engagements, if any, have you realized from Web 2.0 activities?
    I’ve received requests to write articles, teach classes, and referrals from other lawyers thru my Web 2.0 activities
  15. Wow, that’s great ROI. How much time do you spend each day developing / enhancing your brand?
    I’d estimate about an hour per day between my two blogs, various listservs and checking in to Twitter and Facebook
  16. Let’s switch gears: what is the most significant issue currently facing the legal profession?
    The new economics of law: outsourcing, virtual paralegals, flextime, alternative billing and alternate dispute resolution
  17. What will the legal landscape look like in 10 years?
    The law will become even more multi-jurisdictional and multi-national. Even small businesses must deal w/ internet issues.
  18. What would you do if you weren’t a lawyer?
    I believe I’d make a great psychologist. I pride myself on my insight and caring about people.
  19. How do you want to be remembered?
    As a parent of a special needs child, my greatest accomplishment has been her success
  20. What do you do when you’re not working?
    I like travel, watching reality TV and reading serial killer novels, but like most solo lawyers, I’m almost always working!
  21. What advice can you pass along to lawyers currently under- or unemployed due to the economic crisis?
    Hang in there! Keep networking and studying your area of the law; branch out into related areas of law
  22. And our last question for you: What advice do you have for people going to law school today?
    oh, boy. I’d suggest law students should work hard to learn practical skills by taking clinics and interning for firms

Valuable advice! Thanks very much for the interview; I enjoyed learning more about you and your practice.

Thank you so much for inviting me to share some of my thoughts

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@jonathanlea

May 19th, 2010

Jonathan Lea

Business lawyer, adventurer, communicator and relationship builder

Solicitor, Follett Stock Solicitors LLP

Today we’re tweeting with Cornish corporate and commercial lawyer, adventurer, communicator, and relationship-builder @jonathanlea

  1. @jonathanlea thank you for joining us today on Twitter. Tell us: who is @jonathanlea?
    An enterprising lawyer based in the UK south western extremity that is Cornwall. Used to work in big law firms in London and Dubai
  2. Tell us about your law practice.
    We are Cornwall’s leading law firm for businesses with a new second office in Exeter, Devon (county next door) – rapidly expanding!
  3. Congratulations. What type of clients do you represent?
    SMEs, IT entrepreneurs, family run businesses, start ups, subsids of foreign parents. Increasingly from ‘upcountry’ (non Cornish)
  4. And what is the single most important legal issue affecting those clients?
    With new govt there is lot of talk abt increasing capital gains tax which will start people thinking how to protect their interests
  5. What do you tell every new client before you start working for them?
    To look at my web profile and testimonials + that won’t get billed anything unless they’ve agreed to the work in writing beforehand
  6. Tell us about one of the more significant client representations you’ve had.
    As a trainee in Dubai I found myself advising largest French oil exploration company on a JV with Saudi state oilfield services co
  7. Now that’s trial by fire…. Why do your clients hire you?
    Bright, take interest in client’s biz, advise not just on law, responsive, don’t over-complicate things, see humorous side of life
  8. What’s the most active area of your practice at the current time? Is that typical?
    Asset and share sales and investments are still what I do most of, but seen rise in angel investors + also deferred consideration
  9. What’s the mood in the UK? Is capital continuing to flow in spite of the European financial crisis?
    No, clients are still scrapping around for capital, but hopefully with a new government their policies will bring confidence back
  10. We touched on this but what does the recent change in government mean for your clients?
    In the short term, more pain, with public sector cuts and tax rises, but over time consensus is they’ll rebuild UK economy again
  11. How do you describe what you do to people you meet at a cocktail party?
    I make people successful (grabs attention!), then say something along the lines that I structure, negotiate and document biz deals
  12. When did you become active on Twitter? What were your objectives then? Have they changed?
    I registered in Feb 2009, but only really started using it abt 6 months ago. Now use it to learn and network/socialize more widely
  13. What does your firm’s leadership think of your Web 2.0 activity? Was it difficult to get their buy-in?
    They are gaining an interest in the potential. As a small(ish) firm, its easier. We are now going to establish a facebook page!
  14. What specific impact on referrals and/or client engagements, if any, have you realized from Web 2.0 activities?
    I have received client instructions on facebook and have had a few interesting calls and emails that have led from twitter use
  15. Interesting. How much time do you spend each day developing / enhancing your brand?
    Probs average 1-2 hours, but this also inc. planning seminars and attending events etc. Twitter and FB fun for otherwise downtime
  16. Time well spent… Let’s switch gears now: what is the most significant issue currently facing the legal profession?
    Globalisation – outsourcing legal work to cheaper labour markets (hopefully gd for Cornwall!) combined with IT use + fee certainty
  17. What will the legal landscape look like in 10 years?
    Very different! More small firms, hybrid models, outsourcing, diff owners/investors, commoditization, social media, online delivery
  18. What would you do if you weren’t a lawyer?
    Thought abt journalism, teaching, army and investment banking (in no order), although hope to develop non-law interests in future!
  19. How do you want to be remembered?
    As someone who was positive, embraced newness, helped a lot of people, achieved things, had fun and enjoyed an interesting life
  20. What do you do when you’re not working?
    Play tennis and soccer (correct word = football), surf, spend time with family and friends, read, travel off beaten track and tweet!
  21. What advice can you pass along to lawyers currently under- or unemployed due to the economic crisis?
    Keep busy + network, offer to work on freelance basis, do volunteer work. I don’t necessarily see value in further formal education
  22. And our final question for you: What advice do you have for people going to law school today?
    Do your research and fully! Do lots of work experience and make sure you develop your interests and skills widely, not just in law

thanks very much! I enjoyed learning more about you and your practice. Good luck with that Facebook page.

Many thanks to @22twts and @lancegodard for interview – hope is of interest..

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@rushnigut

February 5th, 2010

Rush C. Nigut

Iowa Business Lawyer

Shareholder, Brick Gentry P.C.

Author of Rush on Business

Today we’re tweeting with Iowa business, franchising and employment lawyer @rushnigut

  1. @rushnigut thank you for joining us today on Twitter. Tell us: who is @rushnigut?
    Thanks for the opportunity. My son says I am a “lovable, sporty guy, that can’t cook.” That’s a direct quote.
  2. Hmmm. Tell us about your law practice.
    I’m a shareholder with Brick Gentry, P.C., a 25 person law firm in West Des Moines Iowa. I’m primarily a business lawyer.
  3. What type of clients do you represent?
    I represent a wide range of business clients as outside general counsel and handle business litigation cases.
  4. And what is the single most important legal issue affecting those clients?
    Employment claims and lawsuits are the number one issue faced by most of my business clients.
  5. Tell us about one of the more significant client representations you’ve had.
    I represent Lloyds London in defending a $100 million claim to pay for the clean up of old manufactured gas plants in Iowa.
  6. Significant indeed…. What do you tell every new client before you start working for them?
    I am not going to bill you for each and every phone call. If you have a problem, call me. Clients can’t be afraid to call.
  7. Smart policy. Why do your clients hire you?
    I hope they recognize I am passionate about going above and beyond to provide value and obtain excellent results.
  8. What’s the most active area of your practice at the current time? Is that typical?
    Currently business litigation is taking up most of my time. Not typical but may be this way for a while.
  9. What major regulatory changes can your clients expect from the Obama administration over the next three years?
    I am hopeful his recent $30 billion small business loan proposal spurs employment and growth with business clients.
  10. How has the economic crisis affected your clients’ ability to do business? How are they adapting to survive?
    Many business clients are really struggling to obtain credit and funding. They cut costs at every corner. It’s rough.
  11. Let’s talk about your marketing efforts. How do you describe what you do to people you meet at a cocktail party?
    It’s better to be interested than to be interesting. I try to focus the conversation on the person I am talking with.
  12. You blog at Rush on Business (http://bit.ly/9U5YNy). What are your blogging objectives? Are you meeting them?
    I provide info about business legal issues in an easy to understand format. I want to improve the image of lawyers. It’s working.
  13. How are your Web 2.0 activities perceived by your firm’s leadership? Are there others in your firm as active as you?
    My firm is incredibly supportive. My success has helped. Others aren’t as active as me but a couple are blogging routinely.
  14. What specific impact on referrals and/or client engagements, if any, have you realized from Web 2.0 activities?
    It’s been amazing! Too many referrals to count over the past 3-4 years. The blog has helped to elevate my reputation.
  15. Congrats for that. How much time do you spend each day developing / enhancing your brand?
    Recently not as much due to the demands of certain cases. But I usually try to spend an hour or so each day.
  16. Sounds like you’re getting real ROI for it. What is the most significant issue currently facing the legal profession?
    Accounting firms beating law firms to the punch. Business lawyers need to develop methods to serve clients more effectively.
  17. What will the legal landscape look like in 10 years?
    Lawyers from nimble boutique firms will have the most success. Intellectual property law will continue to explode.
  18. What would you do if you weren’t a lawyer?
    I’m looking to take Tony LaRussa’s job if he doesn’t win the World Series so there’s still a chance I’ll be a MLB manager.
  19. Good luck with that! How do you want to be remembered?
    That I was a positive role model for my children, loved my wife and gave it my all in my endeavors.
  20. What do you do when you’re not working?
    I spend time with my wife and kids. I coach baseball and football. We’re home bodies on the weekends with no games.
  21. What advice can you pass along to lawyers currently under- or unemployed due to the economic crisis?
    Think creatively. A law degree is useful in many ways besides practicing law. Explore options outside a law practice.
  22. And our last question for you today — what advice do you have for people going to law school now?
    Consider your reasons for going to law school. Is it to make lots of money? You might be sorely disappointed upon graduation.

Wise advice…. Thanks very much for tweeting with me today; I enjoyed learning more about you and your practice.

Thank you very much for the interview today. I enjoyed it! Keep up your great work.

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@cynthiarrowland

September 22nd, 2009

09_web_rowland__cynthiaCynthia R Rowland

Business and tax lawyer with focus on nonprofit and charity law

Partner, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP

Today we’re tweeting w/ tax & corp lawyer, Haiku poet & Director Emeritus of St Mary’s Med Center Foundation Board

  1. @cynthiarrowland thank you for joining us today on Twitter. Tell us: who is @cynthiarrowland?
    Hardworking & seasoned CA lawyer devoted to clients, family, friends & community w/passion for making world a better place
  2. Tell us about your law practice.
    General counsel for wide range of nonprofit legal, regulatory, tax, business & ethical challenges & complex corp structures
  3. What type of clients do you represent?
    Mainly charities, community & family fndns, museums, universities, schools, churches, & philanthropists that support them
  4. What is the single most important legal issue affecting those clients?
    Effective nonprofit governance on a tight budget that’s also prudent, compliant, ethical & avoids conflicts of interest
  5. What do you tell every new client before you start working for them?
    I’m committed to their success, responsive, know they’d rather not spend $ on legal & won’t surprise them w/bill > budget
  6. Tell us about one of the more significant client representations you’ve had.
    Working w/ founders to create OneCal Foundation as charity that’s a holding co for a community bank www.onecalfoundation.org
  7. Why do your clients hire you?
    They trust me to help them do things right, and to do the right things.
  8. That’s a great endorsement. What’s the most active area of your practice at the current time? Is that typical?
    Tax & corp compliance; charities are highly regulated by fed & states & rules not intuitive-many traps for the unwary & yes
  9. How is the economic crisis affecting your non-profit clients? What are they doing differently to survive?
    Greater demands from grantees/clients means nonprofits need to be more effective & efficient; all are doing more w/less
  10. I’d imagine ‘less’ for your clients means absolute bare minimums right now…. How do you market your practice?
    Right. Seminars, articles, books, meals, ABA, NCCUSL + blog, twitter, LinkedIn, LegalOnRamp see http://tinyurl.com/kvdnhn
  11. How do you describe what you do to people you meet at networking events?
    Expert @ helping entrepreneurial philanthropists & charities, partner in general biz law firm; can help w/most legal needs!
  12. You blog @ Leadership, Women, Lawyers (http://bit.ly/k4LXE). Why did you start it? Are you meeting your objectives?
    Was looking for new & interesting challenge; at 1 yr mark soon! It’s been fun, I’ve learned a lot & have growing readership
  13. Congrats-Great blog! How are your Web 2.0 activities perceived by your firm’s leaders? Are others as active as you?
    No one else in my firm seems publicly active in Web 2.0 nor using it for client development. Yet. Might change after today!
  14. What specific impact on referrals and/or client engagements have you realized from Web 2.0 activities?
    Good Q–Many of my clients are active Twitterers so I follow them & RT; can’t say any particular new engagement yet but it’s early…
    more imp: Twitter/Tweetdeck is info source for following chatter about issues & orgs I need to know about (eg, adv parties)
  15. Very good point. How much time do you spend each day developing / enhancing your brand?
    Feels like 24/7; probably avg 1 hr/day, both old school methods (seminars, publishing etc) and Web 2.0 (blog, twitter, etc)
  16. Time well spent. Let’s switch gears now: what is the most significant issue currently facing the legal profession?
    Cloud computing & Web 3.0 are transforming biz & legal profession See http://tinyurl.com/n4m7kj & http://tinyurl.com/nfcbts
  17. What will the legal landscape look like in 10 years?
    Info access & communication will be very different, changing clients & service delivery-but they’ll still need wise counsel
  18. Absolutely! What would you do if you weren’t a lawyer?
    Probably go hungry; Maybe psychologist or novelist—I like figuring out why people do what they do & writing fiction & poetry
  19. I very much doubt that! How do you want to be remembered?
    Wise & thoughtful lawyer & team player & mom, devoted to increasing happiness quotient on the planet; a true & loyal friend
  20. What do you do when you’re not working?
    Spend eves & wknds w/family (husband, 2 sons and dtr, 2 horses, dog, cats) home & garden design, church & good friends :)
  21. I see why only 1 hr/day for SocMed.. What advice can you gvie lawyers under-/unemployed due to the economic crisis?
    Get out there & network(info interviews, volunteer) do what you love w/people you like; build skills as best you can; stay +
  22. And our last question: what advice do you have for people going to law school today?
    Here’s what I told my son (1st yr @ U Chi) It’s a great education! Don’t waste it & gd luck! See http://tinyurl.com/lhshxc

Wise words (and nice post)! Thank you so much for answering our questions today; this was a great twitterview

Thanks, great fun! I am finding it hard now to say anything with more than 140 characters! Will resume legalspeak shortly.

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