Will it ever stop? Do we care that marketers are swarming all over the legal profession, dropping the red meat of "how to make money" and pretending that teaching us how to communicate with a keyboard is a science?
Oh, you just want to know where to send the $125?
It's yet another "Twitter for Lawyers" seminar. Not twitter for doctors, engineers, truck drivers or fruit stand owners - just lawyers. Us silly lawyers, unable to understand how to type on twitter, unable to go about our days with out learning how every single social media platform can make us money.
Now this tele-seminar is put on by ALI-ABA, which claims to provide "Continuing Leadership in Professional Education." This professional education though provides no continuing legal education credit. None.
Tweet tweet tweet.
Here's what you'll learn:
Twitter Basics: Setting up your profile and what to tweet
The Language of Twitter: Codes and shortcuts
Platform Choices: Twitter.com versus social media management tools
Twitter in Context: How Twitter supplements your web presence, and,
Twitter for Client Development
Did you check out the faculty? Three people, none of them practice law. They can't tell you about the last legal client, or case they got through twitter last week, last month.
I know, you don't care. If they can give you the keys to new clients through twitter, you're pulling out the credit card.
Anonymous comments are welcome as long as they say something relevant and half-way intelligent and aren't a vehicle for a coward to attack someone. I trust you understand.
Located in Miami, Florida, Brian Tannebaum practices Bar Admission and Discipline and Criminal Defense. He is the author of I Got A Bar Complaint.