LEBANON, OH, June 05, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- For attorneys, social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs are the new word-of-mouth advertising of the 21st century -- a powerful way for law firms to stand out online and engage with clients and prospects in a direct, immediate, and meaningful way.
A free one-hour webcast upcoming on Wednesday, June 13th, is designed for attorneys who want to learn more about social media, its relevance to attorneys, and why social media is the future of online client development for law firms.
Social Media: Fish Where the Fish Are, a FindLaw event co-hosted by Ohio attorney Charles M.Rittgers, will provide practical, effective tips on how to get started using social media -- or fine-tune an existing social media campaign. It covers the role that social media can play in reputation management and how attorneys can measure their success in the social media sphere.
Charlie M. Rittgers and co-host Mike Brown, a FindLaw Senior Client Development Consultant, will also discuss:
- The social media channels available to law firms.
- Best practices and pitfalls to avoid.
- Social media and time management.
Charles M. Rittgers is an attorney with the Lebanon, Ohio, law firm Rittgers & Rittgers. He concentrates his practice on personal injury and criminal defense law, and has both civil and criminal trial experience. Born and raised in southern Ohio, Rittgers attended Dartmouth College and worked in investment banking in New York City before returning home to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He has worked for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, and currently serves on the University of Cincinnati's Law Review Alumni Advisory Board.
Mike Brown helps lawyers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky market themselves effectively online. He works with clients to understand their business objectives and then build a successful web strategy around those goals. Prior to joining FindLaw, Brown worked for the Bureau of National Affairs, where he provided legal research solutions for law firms and corporations. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters company, is the leading provider of online marketing solutions for attorneys.