I am finally climbing out of several weeks of non-stop trial preparation; unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), Twitter’s mantra of “140 characters or less” has not found its place in pretrial exchanges, jury instructions, motions in limine, or any other legal filing. But enough excuses…
This is a quick spotlight to tide you over while I finish up some more substantive posts. If you are a lawyer or a Twitterer (and especially if you are a lawyer and a Twitterer), you need to check out Lance Godard’s 22 Tweets (http://22tweets.com and @22twts). For the uninitiated, 22 Tweets styles itself as a source of “real-time Twitter interviews with practicing lawyers who tweet.” Or, if Lance is able to popularize the site and get it added to Black’s Law Dictionary, the description would be more along the lines of:
\twən-tē tü twētz\ (noun)
- live Twitter interviews with practicing lawyers who tweet
- a forum where lawyers tell their stories, one tweet at a time
- the hottest new mash-up on Twitter
Archives of all of Lance’s 22 Tweets twitterviews can be found at the site. I would encourage you to check them out, particularly my twitterview, which was conducted on July 9, 2009.
22 Tweets is an excellent complement to Lance’s other projects. The appropriately named Godard Group is a marketing a development group that uses traditional and cutting-edge approaches to helping law firms and lawyers grow and prosper. Lance’s social media endeavors serve as a great example of how lawyers and legal profession can capitalize on social media in order to gain exposure, credibility, expertise, and acknowledgment.
Be sure to follow @lancegodard and @22Twts on Twitter. As with any “good” professional these days, you can also keep track of Lance on LinkedIn. And for you Facebook users, you can become a Facebook Fan of 22 Tweets.
Finally, if you are a practicing attorney who is using social media in unique and innovative ways, I would love to profile your efforts. Feel free to get in touch with me at any of the following: