I primarily cover technology, the web and social media as they relate to lawyers and legal professionals. I also cover legal futures, law practice, legal ethics and legal industry trends. My primary outlet is my blog, Lawsitesblog.com. I also write a weekly column on AboveTheLaw.com and contribut...
Don’t just advocate for your clients. Advocate for your team (and, in so doing, your clients). Leaders need to set the example. A few weeks ago, I was awaiting an argument in the courtroom of (in my opinion) one of the most dignified and gentlemanly judges in the Southern District of New York where my colleagues and I commonly practice. However, the judge was not as gentlemanly as he normally is. That is because as I waited the judge had an argument on a motion.
Hard to believe, but Sunday will be the 15th birthday of this blog. I launched it on Nov. 19, 2002. Here was my first post. Who’d a thunk I’d still be doing this 15 years later. This is a good occasion to thank all of the readers who follow this blog, at least a couple of whom have been with me from the start. I also want to thank all the advertisers who help support this blog. This is a labor of love, but earning a little cash from it helps keep me fueled with coffee.
In a recent post at Above the Law, I observed that two companies, Clio and Rocket Matter, literally invented the now-booming field of cloud-based law practice management. Not only that, but in popularizing cloud-based practice management, they helped pave the way for lawyers’ much broader use of the cloud. I also noted the friendly debate between Clio and Rocket Matter as to which came first.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".