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How Should Lawyers Use LinkedIn In 2013?

How Should Lawyers Use LinkedIn In 2013?


LinkedIn is by no means a larger network than Facebook, Google+ or Twitter but its exponential growth rate has accrued the site more than 200 million active members this past year. It is by far the leading network for business professionals. If you’re a lawyer using LinkedIn as a tool you may think just “connecting” is enough to make a difference in your practice. However, using the site in more innovative, personal ways can elicit further results.

how should lawyers use linkedin How Should Lawyers Use LinkedIn In 2013?

Find Connections

Updates to LinkedIn in Spring 2013 have made searching for relevant connections based on your professional identity and network easier and more efficient. Much like Facebook, the new LinkedIn offers “suggested searches” and search filters like location, company or school to make finding possible connections simpler.

Take It On The Go

Recently LinkedIn released an updated version of its mobile app. The previous app underwent a complete redesign that did away with difficult and outdated scrolling. The new app also offers numerous personalization options and a newer navigation page that makes finding connections while on the go easier. This makes connecting with someone you’ve recently met, at a conference or through a chance happening, easier akin to exchanging a phone number. Looking someone up on the spot can help avoid the risk that you forget contact information and lose an opportunity to connect.


Remember to fully participate with your LinkedIn community. While you might not think that a like or comment will amount to future business, engaging in this way is similar to having a small exchange after bumping into someone at a store. You are accordingly on the person’s mind and it may prompt an email, offhanded thought or question that leads to further conversation. Sharing news about your field or appropriate commentary about related information are ways to participate in LinkedIn and make your connections personal and meaningful. Offer those who follow your network company updates.

Demonstrate Skills

While offering actual legal advice through LinkedIn is not recommended, offering general insight through comments and posts is encouraged. Recognize that LinkedIn can act as a platform for you to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise. It also gives you an opportunity to give your network a sense for your personal practice style and philosophy of law.

Specify Services

There is a section on LinkedIn that allows you to denote what services or practice areas you offer. Make sure to offer your prospective clients as much information about your capabilities as possible. Clarify what areas you can offer particularly expert service in. You can also link the employee information for individual areas of practice.

Recently an article titled, “The Perils of Being A Social Media Holdout” by Clara Shih and Lisa Shalett was published in the Harvard Business Review. The article warns against the results of discounting the importance of participation in social media networks.

“People are looking you up. Not having a presence means you are not easily “findable” and perhaps leads people to question whether yours is a credible business. People are increasingly turning to social networks as the easiest way to get their questions answered.”

Employing LinkedIn as a tool in your law practice is easy enough and the payoff is more than worth it. Don’t hold out!

Amanda O’Donnell writes for Alamo Injury Attorneys a San Antonio firm that uses LinkedIn to best serve its clients needs.

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Top 12 Wedding Hairstyles For 2013

Top 12 Wedding Hairstyles For 2013


Nothing beats a summer wedding, unless it’s a spring wedding! It’s time to pull out wedding hair and makeup albums to decide your look for your wedding, whether you’re the bride, bridesmaid or guest!  To help you in selecting the best hair style, has come up with list of top 12 wedding hairstyles for 2013

1. Classy Buns

Spritz hair, slick back and tie off a high pony. Part hair into several equal sections and twine them in a snake-like fashion. Alternatively, twist your entire hair into a neat bun.

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2. Off-center Chignons

Manipulate hair into a loose chignon off-center to add softness to the face. To add to this look, you can add a jeweled hairband. Leave a few hairs to float around the face to create a sweet look.

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3. Low Pony

Add root lift to the back hair and elevate it, while keeping the front sleek. Create a low pony at the back with the elevated hair. A think hair band or ribbon at the front will add more chic to this look.

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4. Accessorize

Try a variety of accessories to make your updo, pony, buns and loose styles look even more romantic. Try floral arrangements, jeweled bands and hair side brooches, colorful bun pins and so on.

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5. Bouffant

Say hi to the 60’s with a preppy bouffant style. The additional height at the back makes you look more feminine from the front. Add a broad jeweled hair band to catch the lights.

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6. Low Updos

Catch up your hair in a sleek, low up-do. Add a sophisticated side parting and a little root-lift. Forward comb a portion of your hair over your forehead. Use minimal eye make-up and but keep the lips red.

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7. Sleek Updo

Part your hair at the center or the side. Make sure your hair is sleek and smooth. Comb well and gather into a sleek updo at the back. Use a statement hair accessory, with pearls or jewels.

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8. High-rise

Blow dry and tease your hair with root lift till it’s up a few inches in the front and sides. Then catch your hair at the back in a pony or updo. Add a few pretty flowers or pearl pins to complete this look.

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9. Plaits

Keep your hair ultra-smooth and create pretty plaits from the sides of your ears. You can overlap them at the top, or at the back. Experiment with different plait arrangements for your face shape.

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10. Low Knot

Leave some strands free from the sides of your face and create a loose knot at the back. Now take the free strands, part them, and pay them in a layered fashion at the back. Use accessories.

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11. Wet Updo

Create a wet look with the right sprays. Do a side parting and comb your hair into an updo using a broad-toothed comb. Add some pretty pearl pins or jeweled hair clips, but spray your hair first.

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12. Teased Loose Locks

Whether you use a side or center parting, leave the hair flowing free, scrunching it every few inches using wet fingers. This creates natural, close waves. Accessorize with flowers or a jeweled headband.

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7 Zaniest Golden Globes 2013 Shoe Fashions

7 Zaniest Golden Globes 2013 Shoe Fashions


The Golden Globes this year yielded some pretty glamorous fashions: fishtail hems, deep slits and gauzy transparency, but the finishing touch to any outfit is a good shoe. Ahem, in our case, the crazy shoe!

7.  Freida Pinto’s Turqouise Peep-Toe Stilettos

The color on these shoes was bold and it matched the outfit perfectly, a bit too well actually. The lonely spike detail on the heel is odd and their satin finish just screams bridesmaid to a biker wedding.

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6.  Nina Dobrev’s Sparkling Party Baskets

These sandals are apparently Jimmy Choos but really we see no reason to choose these shoes. They are swirly glorified Art-Deco bread baskets, not footwear. Or at least, Nina, wear them with something sleeker, maybe a dress whose hem hasn’t been tragically mauled by bears?

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5. Katharine McPhee’s Disappearing Footwear

Katharine McPhee’s sandals are a mystery to us: is that lonely clear plastic strap welded to her toes by magic? It’s a shoe-lusion. For a slit dress, the shoes ought to be more dramatic after all they are in the limelight. Spice it up a bit, it’s a party after all.

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4.  Julianne Hough’s Strappy “Bastille” Sandals

Although slightly quirky, this unconventional pair of Jerome G. Rousseau nude patent leather and glittery overlay sandals work well with Hough’s fitted powder pink dress.  Too bad the hem was too long for us to admire their slender strappy architecture from up close.

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3. Zooey Deschannel’s Red Bridesmaid’s Satin Slingbacks

Maybe Zooey, the practical girl that she is, just wanted something that’s both comfortable and stylish. Alas, this didn’t turn out as expected. These Casadei bow platform sandals look washed out and cheap as if they were fished out of a tacky bargain bin of an eighties vintage store – which is a shame because Zooey nailed her red Dior princess gown to a T.

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2. Naomi Watts’ Sandal Bats

Granted these were not her red carpet shoes, she wore them at the Golden Globes kickoff cocktail, but we are fairly certain they belong upside down in a cave. Her Rupert Sanderson sandals look fine from the sides: black, graceful, lacy, but when viewed from above they are one thread away from the Batman sign over Gotham.

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1. Marianne Cotillard’s Orange Crush Dior Pumps

Cotillard is always such a pleasant and wacky surprise. She trotted out this gutsy orange Dior number pairing them with a stunning red belted sheath. The heel is unconventional, the snakeskin design adds a charming detail to an otherwise simple dress, yet the effect is total va-va-voom!

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