Like many lawyers (and more than 270 million other LinkedIn users), you may already have a profile on LinkedIn, but do you really know what to do with it? Beyond putting up an online “resumé” and adding connections to your professional network, do you know all the ways that LinkedIn can help you in your career, both online and, even more importantly, in the real world?
In this essential CLE program on LinkedIn for Lawyers, learn how to leverage the world’s largest professional network to boost your own practice and profile! Whether you are a new or long-term user, this CLE program will give you helpful instructions and useful strategies for taking advantage of all of LinkedIn’s features, including navigating LinkedIn’s new interface, maximizing your profile, and connecting with referral sources, former classmates, former practice colleagues, peers, experts, and others in effective, mutually beneficial ways.
understand the many ways lawyers use LinkedIn and find the way(s) that work best for you
design and optimize your LinkedIn profile to create a strong professional social media presence
develop focused, strategic approaches to networking with others on LinkedIn
comprehend the “Three Essential Building Blocks” of LinkedIn and how to use them to get the most value for the time you spend on LinkedIn
use powerful advanced features of LinkedIn that many users are not even aware of for building your referral network, finding and filling jobs, and much more
take advantage of new features (such as Endorsements), interface changes and mobile applications to take your use of LinkedIn to a new level
boost your professional presence and establish your niche among the 270+ million members of the LinkedIn community and get better real world results from your LinkedIn efforts
Have a question for the faculty? This interactive seminar will give you the opportunity to submit questions to the faculty before and/or during the program. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Should Attend
This accredited continuing legal education program from ALI CLE will benefit attorneys and other legal professionals who wish to maximize their presence on LinkedIn.
Dennis M. Kennedy, President, DennisKennedy.com, LLC, Saint Louis, Missouri
Dennis Kennedy is an information technology lawyer, as well as a widely-published author and frequent speaker on legal technology and Internet topics. He writes the technology column for the ABA Journal, co-wrote with Tom Mighell the book, The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools: Smart Ways to Work Together, and co-hosts the highly-regarded legal technology podcast, The Kennedy-Mighell Report, on the Legal Talk Network. His blog (http://denniskennedy.com/blog/) is a highly-regarded resource on technology law and legal technology topics.
Allison C. Shields, President, Legal Ease Consulting, Inc., Mount Sinai, New York
Allison C. Shields is the author of the Legal Ease Blog (www.legaleaseconsulting.com) and President of Legal Ease Consulting, Inc., where she coaches lawyers on practice management and business development issues, including alternative fee structures. She is a former practicing lawyer, law firm manager, and administrative partner. A nationally recognized speaker, Ms. Shields presents workshops and programs in both private and public settings. She is also the author of numerous published articles on practice management and business development/marketing issues. Ms. Shields’s website, Lawyer Meltdown (www.LawyerMeltdown.com), provides resources and information for lawyers about managing and building their practices.
Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 1.5; total 50-minute hours of instruction: 1.8 Please note: Programs focusing on law practice management may not be approved in all jurisdictions. Credit may not be available in AL, DE, IN, LA, NC, NE, NH, TX, or VA. For up-to-date information on CLE credits for a particular jurisdiction, click on the link below.