Mar 25 by jason

Social media tips for personal injury plaintiffs

Social media can be an oversharer’s dream and a personal injury attorney’s worst nightmare. For plaintiffs currently in litigation, one ill-advised status update can have a negative impact on their settlement or verdict. Everything that’s posted on social media is considered public, and even the most well meaning remarks about a personal injury claim could…

Read More
Mar 25 by jason

Social media tips for personal injury plaintiffs

Everything that’s posted on social media is considered public, and even the most well meaning remarks about a personal injury claim could potentially be used against a plaintiff by the defense. For this reason, we’ve assembled the following social media guidelines for personal injury plaintiffs currently involved in litigation.

Read More
Apr 20 by jason

Cause Marketing Case Study: Walk to Work Day

Friday, April 6th was the 8th Annual Walk to Work Day and GJEL partnered with pedestrian activist group Walk SF to promote the event and bring attention to pedestrian safety throughout the Bay Area. Campaign Goal: The goal of the campaign was to not only encourage people to commute on foot, but also get them…

Read More
Jan 20 by jason

Winter Holiday Charity Contest Case Study

Winter Holiday Charity Contest Case Study For most companies, the end of the year is a time to give. Holiday season coincides with fiscal deadlines…encouraging tax-deductible giving to non-profits and charities. But just because a firm gives to charity, doesn’t mean that the altruistic gesture can’t benefit both parties. In the winter of 2011, we…

Read More
Jul 05 by GJEL

Business as Usual for Lawyers on Social Media

There has been much controversy surrounding the American Bar Association’s decision to evaluate and revise its position on social media for lawyers. The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 has solicited guidance from dozens of lawyers across the country and has said repeatedly that any changes are not likely to be earth shattering. But views on both sides of this issue are strong and while some lawyers have been outspoken in their defense of social media, others have said that too much online interaction could cross important ethical borders. This week, the ABA released its initial proposal on the use of technology for client development, and for all intents and purposes, we’re looking at business as usual for lawyers and judges.

Read More
Jun 03 by GJEL

California Judges Debate Social Media Use

Social media is a great way to stay connected with friends and family members. But as a professional development tool, the purpose of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter is far less clear. So far, many lawyers and judges have opted to steer clear of the web when it comes to professional contacts, and the American Bar Association has even said that it plans to address the ethics of social media use for lawyers. Last week, the San Francisco Recorder tackled the subject in a profile of a number of Bay Area judges. Perhaps it wont come as a surprise that their opinions differed quite a bit.

Read More
Apr 04 by GJEL

5 Most Dangerous Distracted Driving Technologies

When people talk about technology related to distracted driving, they usually mean gadgets that make the roads safer by making distracted driving more difficult. But thanks to the tech “arms race” among car manufacturers, these companies have a economic interest in providing high-tech solutions to distracted driving laws, even if they don’t make you safer. So as we enter into the second annual Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight some of the most dangerous technologies designed to address distracted driving. Click through to take a look.

Read More
Mar 22 by GJEL

A Review of Lawyer Review Services: Lawyers.com, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Avvo

Before massive layoffs at the country’s major law firms, before major cuts to the funding of free legal aid clinics, and before before the meteoric rise of Google, consumers relied on lawyer referrals for legal representation. Once search engines took over, however, and we grew used to accessing the world from our desktops, consumers turned to the web. So we’ve compiled some information about the four major legal raters, their differences, and their main qualities.

Read More