Posts Tagged ‘New York State Bar’

NY Bar Leads Way With Law Industry Report

April 12, 2011

This report entitled, “Report of the Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession” covers a wide range of topics in its 100 plus pages including, alternative billing, structure of law firms, legal technology, work life balance and more.

Acceptance of Social Media and Online Visibility

This is the section that most interested me and the report strikes a balance between the reality of lawyer websites, online visibility and social networking use with clients and prospective clients on one side and the need for thoughtful, ethical use on the other.  The task force suggest the Bar association continue to study social media and come up with recommendations for attorneys in this arena.