I was a guest this week on Law Technology Now, the podcast hosted by Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of Law Technology News. Our topic was social and professional networking for lawyers. We discussed my recent two-part column on social and professional networking sites (here and here) and my just-published first look at the beta version of Martindale-Hubbell Connected. (A working version of the Martindale column is available here.) You can listen to or download the podcast from the Legal Talk Network.
On Sept. 17 in New York City, I will moderate a panel, Web 3.0 Attorney Social Networking: The Next “Next” in Online Business Development and Client Service, with a stellar line-up of participants. Sponsored by the New York chapter of the Legal Marketing Association, the panel will include:
- Doug Cornelius, a senior attorney in the Knowledge Management Department at Goodwin Procter and a frequent speaker and writer on the legal profession’s use of knowledge management, enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and social networks.
- David Johnson, a former partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and a member of the advisory board of Legal OnRamp, a networking site spearheaded by Cisco System’s General Counsel Mark Chandler that seeks to automate collaboration and content-sharing between in-house and outside counsel. David was the chair of what may have been the first networking site for lawyers, American Lawyer Media’s Counsel Connect. He is currently a visiting professor at New York Law School.
- John Lipsey, vice president of corporate counsel services for LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. John, who previously practiced law in Washington D.C., is overseeing the launch of Martindale’s new professional networking site, Martindale-Hubbell Connected.
The program is at noon on Sept. 17 at The Harvard Club, 27 West 44th Street in New York.