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10 Pinterest Pinboards for Lawyers, Litigators & Litigation Support

Posted by Ken Lopez on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:25 AM


pinterest for lawyers litigators litigation supportby Ken Lopez
Founder & CEO
A2L Consulting

Pinterest is one of the newest of the well-known social media sites. It defines itself as “a tool for collecting and organizing things you love.” As such, it is not primarily used for business and legal topics, but there are certainly some areas in which Pinterest can help lawyers, litigators, trial technicians, and consultants find and organize relevant material.

Pinterest's format makes it ideal for sharing visual information. Let’s say you are trying to find a way to visualize data for a jury, planning your courtroom attire, looking for a video on trial techniques, or even considering a redesign for your office. An appropriate search on Pinterest may help you find what you need.

Pinterest starts with pins, its basic building blocks. A pin is any image or video that a user adds to the Pinterest site. Someone can add a pin from any website by using a “bookmarklet” or by simply uploading an image. Any pin on Pinterest can be “repinned”  by another user, just as on Twitter, a tweet can be retweeted. In order to post anything on Pinterest, one must register for the site and log in, just as one does on Twitter or Facebook. Registration is free.

On Pinterest, a "pinboard" or “board” is a location where pins can be organized by topic. For example, the board at  http://pinterest.com/nationals/2012-nl-east-champs/ contains six images of caps and T-shirts that commemorate the Washington Nationals baseball team’s success in winning the National League East title last year.

Several boards, taken together, can form a page. The page http://pinterest.com/nationals includes not only the caps and T-shirts but also 10 other boards related to the baseball team, including news photos of exciting moments in their games, pictures of souvenir jerseys, and so on.

Pinterest allows and encourages businesses, including law firms and legal consulting firms, to create pages designed to promote their businesses online. Such pages can be viewed as a “virtual storefront” where items can be purchased online.

Litigators and others who want to find good examples of the best possible deployment of information on the Web will find excellent work on Pinterest. Here are some good examples of Pinterest pages or pinboards.

  1. JustiaThis page has excellent examples of trademarks, patents, and their appropriate use, as well as an interesting assortment of legal articles.
     
  2. Mitch JacksonHere, a California trial lawyer provides videos about the best trial techniques.
     
  3. Almost Designer InfographicsThis is a catch-all page, displaying the best work of some top infographics providers.
     
  4. A2L ConsultingOur own Pinterest page picks up dozens of good examples of excellent information design, including graphics that show popular pets, the world’s richest people, and how President Obama uses PowerPoint.
     
  5. Graphic Design & InfographicsA leading data visualizer comes up with some really surprising concepts, including a word map of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
     
  6. Data Visualization: Another excellent page that provides demographic and similar data in unusual applications.
     
  7. Verschatt Infographics: The rise of social media and other current trends, all wrapped up in infographics.
     
  8. Lawyer Humor: Interesting observations about the legal scene, many of them tongue in cheek.
     
  9. Twktue Infographics: What will the Internet look like in 2015 – and similar futuristic thoughts and observations.
     
  10. Business of LawSprightly definitions and examples of such legal terms as diversity of citizenship, standing to sue, and arbitration clause. 

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Ken Lopez founded A2L Consulting in 1995. The firm has since worked with litigators from all major law firms on more than 10,000 cases with over $2 trillion cumulatively at stake.  The A2L team is comprised of psychologists, jury consultants, trial consultants, litigation consultants, attorneys and information designers who provide jury consulting, litigation graphics and trial technology.  Ken Lopez can be reached at lopez@A2LC.com.


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Ryan H. Flax, Esq., Managing Director, Litigation Consulting, joined A2L Consulting on the heels of practicing Intellectual Property (IP) law as part of the Intellectual Property team at Dickstein Shapiro LLP, a national law firm based in Washington, DC.  Over the course of his career, Ryan has obtained jury verdicts totaling well over $1 billion in damages on behalf of his clients and has helped clients navigate the turbulent waters of their competitors’ patents.  Ryan can be reached at flax@a2lc.com.


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Laurie R. Kuslansky, Ph.D, Managing Director, Trial & Jury Consulting, has conducted over 400 mock trials in more than 1,000 litigation engagements over the past 20 years. Dr. Kuslansky's goal is to provide the highest level of personalized client service possible whether one's need involves a mock trial, witness preparation, jury selection or a mock exercise not involving a jury. Dr. Kuslansky can be reached at kuslansky@A2LC.com.

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