Are solicitors scared of social media?

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1 July 2013


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Our latest survey of 140 solicitors across law firms of all sizes shows that their use of social media and networking sites is still limited. Here are some key results:

A majority (56%) are on LinkedIn but no other social media tool is used by a majority.

Most solicitors on LinkedIn and other sites are mainly re-active users rather than pro-active users. In other words, they are more likely to be looking at content on these sites rather than adding content.   For example, just over a third (36%) say they add content once a week or more but over twice as many (74%) look at content once a week or more.  Another 33% only add content a few times a year.

A free copy of the full report – Use of Social Media and Networking Sites by Solicitors –  is available here.

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