Grab a sandwich this coming Thursday for lunch at your computer.

At noon Central on March 6, the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education will present "Pumping Up Your Online Presence with a Blog". The teleconference-and-webcast will last 90 minutes and carries 1.5 hours of continuing legal education credit.

Here goes the Program Description:

With over 75 million weblogs, or blogs, now online and an estimated 120,000 new weblogs being created each day, blogs have become a major part of online culture. There are many law-related blogs and some lawyers report increased client development from their blog postings. Others have been interviewed by national media outlets due to their blogs. Though blogs are relatively inexpensive and easy to produce, there is more to being a successful blogger than first meets the eye.

This program will address the growing “blogosphere” and how attorneys can use it to further their practices. Our experienced panel includes Jim Calloway and Tom Mighell, both of whom are listed in the “Top 100 Blawgs” by the ABA Journal. From a brief history of the blog to an examination of newer technologies such as RSS feeds, this program will give you the tools you need to build and maintain your own blog. If you are new to blogs, or just looking for the latest updates, this is the program for you.

Topics to be covered include:

Understanding of blogs
How to use blog features such as RSS feeds and feed readers
Examination of representative blogs
Tips on publishing a blog
How to harvest specialized legal information available in blogs

This program has separate audio teleconference and online PowerPoint presentation components. Registrants will have to dial into the audio teleconference and, in order to view the presentation slides, log into the website.

[Hat tip: The UCL Practitioner]

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