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Jordan Furlong

Jordan Furlong is a leading analyst of the global legal market and forecaster of its future development. Visit his website and blog. Email jordan@law21.ca. Twitter @jordan_law21.

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A view from across the pond.

Remember all those ludicrous predictions you kept hearing about how law firms were some day going to invest heavily in intelligent technology that could do legal work? Funny thing about that: some day is today.

Here’s what’s actually happening, right now, with advanced technology in law firms:

In all the recent excitement over the the “brand” options, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, we sometimes forget that blogs started it all; equally, we can confidently predict that if unforeseen disasters were to befall social networking, blogs would be the last ones standing.

Continuing our series on social media for law firms, Jordan Furlong looks at the best ways that law firms, as corporate entities, can utilise Twitter.

In the third article in our series on social media for law firms, Jordan Furlong looks at the best ways that law firms can utilise LinkedIn.

In the first of a series of short articles on social networking for law firms Jordan Furlong explains below how firms can effectively promote themselves on Facebook.

Legal OnRamp describes itself as “a collaboration system for in-house counsel and invited outside lawyers and third-party service providers.” Launched more than two years ago by former Silicon Valley GC Paul Lippe, in conjunction with Cisco Systems GC Mark Chandler and other far-seeing corporate counsel, OnRamp is free of charge but admits members by invitation only.