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DIALOGUE Summer 2009

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Is Twitter Right for Your
Lawyer Referral Program?

By Ken Matejka and Maya Blyth

These days, it seems as if everyone is talking about, which has become one of the most popular communication tools on the Internet. The buzz is tremendous. In June, Twitter was a Time Magazine cover story and the headline read: "How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live." Inside the same issue was an article: "10 Ways Twitter Will Change American Business." On television, a show called The Soup recently featured a lengthy segment highlighting the dozens of times anyone mentioned “tweeting” or “Twitter” on television the prior week. Numerous books have come out on the topic of using social networking websites for marketing purposes.

From the Chair…

By Sheldon Warren
Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral and Information Service

Regular readers of Dialogue will recall having seen an excellent article in the last edition by Gregg Frame about the benefits of Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) panel membership to attorneys who are "newly-disenfranchised", i.e. unemployed, as a result of one of the worst markets in the legal profession since the Great Depression.

Register now for the 2009 LRIS Workshop

October 28-31
Tremont Plaza Hotel
Baltimore, MD

"Harmonious Solutions in Dissonant Times"

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