The most recent American Bar Association Legal Technology Survey Report shows that more lawyers than ever are interacting online.
However, only a quarter of US lawyers received instructions/retained clients through their social media use.
In comparison, our report 'The Law Says Tweet' (http://www.byfieldconsultancy.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Law-Says-Tweet-Byfield-Consultancy1.pdf) which analysed how the UK Top 200 law firms use social media, almost half had received direct instructions via social media.
Does this mean UK firms are ahead of their US counterparts when it comes to social media engagement?
85% of law firms have a website and 76% of law firms now maintain an online presence compared to only 55% in 2012. Lawyers report that they interact online for a variety of reasons, with career development and networking leading the way (71%), followed by client development (48%), education and current awareness (45%), and case investigation (24%).