LinkedIn Tips for Lawyers – Joining LinkedIn Groups

Joining LinkedIn Groups - multiple chances to "shake hands"Where can you meet 2,390 Dallas Bar Association members in one place? No, not a networking Happy Hour. You can meet them in the Dallas Bar Association LinkedIn Group. This access to a large network is why joining LinkedIn Groups is a smart choice. You can potentially connect with people that you wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to, you can share articles/blogs you have written, publicize webinars you are giving, and invite others to attend events where you are presenting – all with a push of a button. Joining LinkedIn Groups allows you to be a part of the conversation and bring awareness to yourself and your practice.

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LinkedIn Tips – Top Groups to Join

Now you know why joining LinkedIn Groups is a good idea, here are some must join groups for lawyers.

  1. Bar Association – You should join your local Bar Association and any Bar Association in cities or counties where you frequently practice. It allows you to keep up to date with any local buzz and events that might be taking place. It is a great place for attorneys in the community to get to know you and potentially refer matters to you.
  2. ABA Section Groups – Another great referral source. If you establish your reputation and yourself as a thought leader, attorneys in other locations will view you as a go-to if they have a matter pop up in your location.
  3. Alumni Groups – Join alumni groups for your university, and more importantly your law school. You can keep up with law school friends (referral source) and also classmates that now own or are in charge businesses.
  4. Industry Groups – This is a great place to find out what is going on in the areas in which you practice. By joining industry groups, you will be aware of what is going on in the industry and be better informed on how you can assist clients and potential clients.

Don’t forget – once you join a group, participate! Add value to the conversation by posting articles, asking questions, answering questions, and commenting on others posts. You can join up to 50 groups, so you are sure to find groups that suit you and your practice.

 

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