Jane Pribek of the Wisconsin Law Journal has put together a nice article on the benefits of social networking for attorneys, including some success stories from local attorneys using LinkedIn.
From the article:
Just a few months ago, Michelle M. Friedman recommended all attorneys at her Milwaukee firm, Davis & Kuelthau s.c., join LinkedIn, a popular online social networking Web site for professionals from various disciplines. To date, about 70 percent of them have taken that advice, with positive results…
Among the D&K lawyers who took her advice was a partner who was skeptical at first. But, he later told her that, in response to two of his e-mails asking clients to connect, not only did they accept his invitation, but also, they contacted him, saying, “I’ve been meaning to get in touch with you about…”
Two new matters landed on his plate, with very little effort on his part..