Presently there’s a slow but continuous uptake of social networking tools utilized by, and made for, the legal industry. This ‘checkup’ audit assesses how law firms in various world areas are using social networking stations as part of the advertising and business growth approaches; for instance, within customer development, recruiting or standing management attempts. The intention of this study isn’t to supply an extensive evaluation, however a representative ‘snapshot’ in time of global law firms are using social networking stations.

The entire report believes global tendencies in social networking use which help put the findings of the audit into circumstance.

Case study examples and a best practice department provide reference content and practical advice to assist law companies plan and execute their strategy to social websites.


Global law firms are currently in the stage of producing articles on popular social websites.

  • LinkedIn emerged since the principal non-sector-specific platform employed by the law companies audited: 85 companies were enrolled on this stage. However, while some law firms have established’business’ profiles, a far smaller percentage are benefiting from a few of the advanced features of digital media, like classes or LinkedIn Answers.
  • Twitter is largely used as a broadcasting station, as opposed to as an instrument to maintain conversations with the company’s followers. At the moment, only a small fraction of companies analyzed use Twitter interactively.
  • YouTube remains mostly unexplored as a stage by law companies. This absence of use was found across all world areas – even in towns in which adoption of social networking programs was relatively high, like in New York, Johannesburg and London. Amsterdam-based companies stood outside as YouTube fans, together with three audited law clinics within this town actively utilizing this stage for graduate recruiting, thought leadership and promotional advertising.
  • Social media integration and marketing are very much in their infancy among the companies surveyed, using a mere 7 percent of companies using each strategy.

Behavior on social websites

  • The audit demonstrated that routine use was a problem for lots of the companies that have made their first steps into the world of social networking. Specifically, some companies were rare users of stations enrolled in their name – to the extent that they used such stations in any way.
  • There’s a high prevalence of’societal domain ‘, particularly on Twitter but also on Instagram and Facebook. Social domain parking signifies a company registers its name and assorted permutations, on a societal networking platform, which is then left unused. It’s very likely that companies who park their profiles do this with the intent of stopping non-authorised individuals from working under their name.

Overall, the findings indicate there’s probably a ‘blank canvas’ for elastic, fast-moving small business development professionals and professionals to use social networking to obtain a competitive edge. As Generation Y enters the work force, these new professionals will probably be at home with incorporating social technologies in their lives.