Everyone knows the old adage “you can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?” Interestingly enough, the phrase is often flipped for lawyers. Anyone with $200 and a good tailor can look, or “walk” like a lawyer. “Talking” or being familiar with the important issues of the legal profession is a what can be a real challenge. With the current glut of legal publications, it is nearly impossible for practicing attorneys and law students to keep up with professional news. However, a little know how and a little social media can go a long way in keeping you up to date.
Enter Twitter. Twitter is often unfairly stigmatized by its association with pop musicians, entitled athletes, and 14 year old girls. What many outside the current generation don’t realize is that it is also an excellent way to keep up with professional news. Many legal information outlets tweet important breaking legal news. Magazines and newspapers use twitter to promote their longer articles, making twitter an effective way to quickly see what kinds of legal news is being discussed. Even the Supreme Court has a twitter account that tweets out links to recently decided cases ( @USSupremeCourt ).
Want to learn more? Check out the link below for suggestions on good accounts to follow.