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Should I Request a LinkedIn Recommendation?

Earlier this year I was invited to join a Zoom meeting with estate planning attorneys from all across the United States to talk about how they could use LinkedIn better. We had a great conversation that covered a wide range of topics, but one of the questions generated a significant amount of discussion, and it …

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5 Things You’re Missing From Your LinkedIn Profile

I’ve worked with hundreds of lawyers and reviewed who knows how many lawyers’ LinkedIn Profiles, and I can tell you that most of them are missing these 5 elements: Is your LinkedIn Profile up to the challenge? Here are the 5 elements: 1. A header image – otherwise known as a cover photo. The header …

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Monroe County Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference – LinkedIn Breakout session

Using LinkedIn Ethically and Effectively LinkedIn is the premier business network and the one often most suited to lawyers. It can be a powerful tool for attracting clients and referrals and furthering business relationships. But there are some potential ethical traps that need to be avoided as well. This session will cover some ways that …

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Setting Goals for LinkedIn

It’s January, and that means you’re probably thinking about New Year’s resolutions like finally getting organized and goals for the year, like financial targets or numbers of new clients, but have you ever considered setting goals for how you use LinkedIn? Hi, I’m Allison Shields, President of Legal Ease Consulting and one of the authors …

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Make LinkedIn Work for You, A Practical Handbook for Lawyers and Other Legal Professionals book cover

Make LinkedIn Work for You: Now Available!

With the holidays approaching, it’s time to think about holiday gifts, and I’ve got a great gift suggestion for you – which also happens to be one of my major accomplishments this year, and that is the release of my new book, with my co-author, Dennis Kennedy – Make LinkedIn Work for You: A Practical …

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LinkedIn Groups: A Targeting Opportunity

Hi, I’m Allison Shields, President of Legal Ease Consulting, and co-author of the upcoming book, Make LinkedIn Work for You, a Practical Handbook for Lawyers and other Legal Professionals. A recent survey of in-house counsel revealed that although in-house lawyers are using LinkedIn, and consuming content from outside counsel, they feel that lawyers don’t do …

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LinkedIn: Your Modern-Day Rolodex

Hi, I’m Allison Shields, President of Legal Ease Consulting, where I help lawyers with practice management, marketing and business development, including LinkedIn. Even with all of the technology available today, most lawyers tell me that they get most of their clients through word of mouth referrals. Their best business development efforts are aimed at networking, …

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