Happy New Year everyone!
Before we say our final goodbyes to 2013, I wanted to bring you one last roundup. We're doing two countdowns in this post today - a countdown of the top five posts from ILNToday and the top five posts from right here on Zen & the Art of Legal Networking!
Tomorrow, I'l be bringing you the 10 things I want you to do in 2014, but for today, let's finish out 2013!
Top ILNToday Posts for 2013
5. Cease and Desist Letters Enjoy An Absolute Privilege From Libel Claims from Epstein Becker & Green PC: In our 5th most read article of the year, EBG's Kara Maciel looks at a recent case that affirms that companies and their counsel are shielded from the liability for defamation that may arise from the publication of cease & desist letters sent after an employee's resignation.
4. Supreme Court Finds That Unlawfully Obtained Evidence Still Admissible from Fogler Rubinoff: In an interesting case, the court found that although a search of a computer was done unlawfully, the evidence found as a result could not be excluded. Read more in Blair Bowen's post, which is our #4 for 2013.
3. Amendments to Trade-marks Act Re-introduced in Parliament from Clark Wilson LLP: Our third most read article of the year is this one from Clark Wilson, reporting on Combating Counterfeit Products Act introduced this week.
2. A dress code is justified if standards are slipping from Fladgate LLP: This is clearly a hot button issue, as this article holds the #2 spot for 2013. Fladgate looks at how to implement a dress code policy for companies that may not have previously had a written one, but are looking to implement one.
1. Questionable marcomms tactics can lead to legal woes from Davis & Gilbert LLP: And our #1 article for 2013 comes from our own Michael Lasky of Davis & Gilbert, who discusses why PR firms and their clients should be careful of the tactics that they're using, particularly when it comes to blogs and product reviews.
And now, let's take a look at what the most popular posts right here on Zen were for 2013!
Top Zen & the Art of Legal Networking Posts for 2013
5. On Why You Won't See Me Change My Profile Picture: In our 5th most popular post, I discuss why I shy away from hot button topics on social media.
4. It's All About the Content: One of my most fervently held beliefs (at least professionally!) is that firm's that are not producing content are missing out. In this 4th most read post, I explain why.
3. Is Anybody Going to Click on That? Getting Clients to Read Law Firm Content, A Webinar Recap: I thought Adrian Lurssen's webinar to the LMA's Social Media SIG was valuable enough to repeat with my own ILN marketers, and this post will give you the highlights from that session.
2. Taking it Offline: Another subject I'm passionate about is taking networking off of social media and meeting in person - in this post, I talk about how I did that with the LMA and how it might work for you at conferences you're attending.
1. Combating the Internal Politics - How to Sell Social Media to Your Lawyers: And the most-read post of 2013 for me was this recap of the LMA's Social Media SIG webinar on how to combat internal politics to get your attorneys to buy-in to social media. Clearly a hot-button issue with my readers!
So thank you for reading and connecting here at Zen & the Art of Legal Networking! I'm looking forward to using 2014 to produce some great content for you - feel free to add your thoughts in the comments on what you'd like to see me talk about! Have a happy, healthy and productive new year!