In modern times, social media is the preferred news source for most people. It’s a quick and easy way to both receive and distribute media. Social media can be beneficial to me in the practice of law in a number of ways.
By keeping in contact with, and up-to-date on, social media I may be able to land a case that is important to the community that otherwise would not have come my way.
I can also use social media as a way to share information about cases I’m working on that are significant to the community, and I can use that medium to allow people to join the cause and support my fight on their behalf.
I often use social media to educate people about issues related to the community and society as a whole.
Though there is always a risk that social media will be used for illegal purposes, such as defamation, or in ways that violate the rules of confidentiality, it is ultimately a beneficial resource. In my more political cases I can use social media to keep the public informed, involved, and supportive, all of which is beneficial to the cause.
Ultimately, being involved in social media is a must because of its prevalence and speed. Even if you don’t agree with the form and use of social media, it is immensely popular and therefore it’s important to take advantage of its usefulness.