More Solicitors Using Social Media

PARN Global News Article - 28 January 2014

More Solicitors Using Social Media

The BBC reported that more solicitors are using social media platforms in their jobs, according to research by the Law Society of Scotland.

The legal body found usage particularly strong among younger lawyers and those working in larger firms. LinkedIn was the most widely used social media channel, followed by Twitter and then Facebook. However, a third of solicitors were still not using any of the top three platforms in their professional lives.

Almost 600 solicitors working in firms or in-house for organisations were interviewed by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Law Society of Scotland in December. Of those polled, 54% said they used LinkedIn, up from 42% the previous year, while Twitter usage rose by 4 percentage points to 19%.

Facebook showed a decline in usage, down from 19% to 15%. More than 70% of lawyers under the age of 34 said they used LinkedIn while 27% used Twitter, well above the profession-wide average.


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