In 1977, the US Supreme Court decided the case of Bates v. State Bar of Arizona, which said that it was ok for lawyers to advertise their services. At the time, the Arizona bar had attempted to discipline some Arizona bankruptcy lawyers, who had placed an advertisement in a newspaper.
When I went to college, I couldn’t decide on a major. I knew that I wanted to go to law school, but I knew that there were different paths to take. I also knew about the Bates case. So, I decided to major in Radio and Television. I did end up changing to Political Science after getting a bit of Radio/Television (RTV).
At the time of my RTV pursuits, the equipment was a bit primitive. I “landed” the morning sports report on the school radio station and got to practice as a weather man on one TV project. All that got me ready to hit the gound running, for some radio and TV legal advertising, in later years.
I have done all kinds of legal advertising. Even the coffee mugs have been a hit. Well, maybe not all the TV ads were big hits. Throughout the years, though, television advertising has probably been the most important.
When I heard that the house/compound of Bin Laden, had no phones or Internet, I guess we could have guessed that it was only a matter of time that he would be found. I mean, you know that he had to be hooked on the afternoon “Soaps”. Then, ABC went and cancelled its “Soaps“. No more “One Life to Live” for Bin Laden. See, the importance of television.
Well, technology kept moving and the law firm kept moving with it. Our Internet has been effectively providing information and getting people to contact us. Facebook lets my friends know what I am doing personally. Even Linkedin is a connection for people.
Through all this, I’ve been fighting the need to be on Twitter. I have never understood why people send such important information like, “I’m doing laundry today”. I just didn’t see the need, despite my embrace of other technology.
Plus, there are people on Twitter that violate the Mark Twain’s old saying that “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”. With that in mind, here’s one stupid post as reported by ESPN, from the account of a Pittsburgh Steelers running back (Rashard Mendenhall), that was posted on Monday, regarding Bin Laden:
“What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…”
Mendenhall didn’t hold back, even making a reference to the Sept. 11 attacks.
“We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”
Anyway, I am now embracing Twitter. It won’t be for advertising but it will be for quick legal information or quotes . My intent is to send out some article or picture, with my one, or two line thoughts.
Right now, as the blog title suggests, we just got busy. I have 4 followers. Now, I do appreciate the four. I just hope that you will join the “group”. Click the button below to follow me.
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