Today’s #janlawblogpost is taking you to an article John Hyde has written for The Law Society Gazette, containing Alternative Legal Awards.
Day 4 – Alternative Legal Awards
I really enjoy reading posts from The Law Society Gazette. I was fortunate at university and various places of work to pick up a hard copy. Now I just check it out online or hard copy when they hand them out at events.
So if you saw any legal news or were on twitter much last year, you will know that there were quite a few legal award ceremonies. John Hyde has created his own “alternative” legal awards, and it made me giggle so I just had to share it. You can read the article here.
Check out who won:
The ‘Boss, Can I Have a Word?’ Award
The Donald Trump Award for Excellence in Social Media
The ‘Value of Your Investment May Go Down’ Award
The ‘Say What You Really Think’ Award
Plus there are some other “alternative” awards on the list as well.
The Law Society Gazette
As mentioned above, and in numerous blog posts and twitter tips it is important to stay up to date on legal news.
If you don’t already I would highly recommend you check out The Law Society Gazette website, and also their twitter feed. The website is free to access and news stories go up every day.
There are a lot of exciting plans and goals for 2017 including a new website design later this year.
However, the one that I am so excited to kick start is helping law schools produce more online content!
law schools let’s do this
So if you are a law school then 2017 is the year that it is time to make better use of that blog or news page on your website. Not only is it a great marketing platform for prospective students but it is also a great way to create an online ‘digital’ time capsule for some of the events you have put on, student experiences etc.
Creating content really doesn’t have to be time consuming and I want to help you and your law students!
You have a bank of academics and students who could easily write some blog or news posts for your website, so why aren’t you?
I am looking forward to working with as many law schools as I can this year, and globally!
So I am here to help you, and below are just a few of the ways I will be helping:
sharing blogging tips
running law school training sessions
helping you create schedules
showing you that it really doesn’t have to be time consuming
showing you how to get your students writing
I can’t wait to see what we can all achieve in 2017!
So are you in?
I will be sharing blog posts and videos with blogging tips for all of you. So make sure you subscribe to my weekly newsletter here, and my Youtube channel here. That way you won’t miss a post or video.
I recently filmed a video with some top tips on how to follow up with people that you meet at legal events.
Maybe they gave you a business card and you just want to ask them some questions. Perhaps they asked you to contact them regarding work experience or job opportunities. Maybe they asked for you to keep them in the loop about your career. Whatever the reason this video contains some basic tips to help you reach out to them.
3 quick ways to assist you with following up with people after an event.
Jot down some notes on their business card or a notebook. Note down who they were and most importantly WHY you need to contact them (if there was a reason of course). For example, if you need to send them your CV to look over make sure you write that down and you do it.
Don’t be afraid to remind people (politely) where you met them. For example, it was really great to sit next to you at X.
Spelling and grammar is important. Misspelling someone’s name is poor form, especially when you have it on a business card in front of you.
I hope you find it useful and if you did, please head on over and subscribe to my YouTube channel here. I am uploading weekly videos and plan to create even more content this year for you on YouTube.
P.S. for lots of top tips make sure you are checking out my twitter as well @lawyer_inmaking