I am an expert. You are an expert. Bob is an expert. So long as something is on the web and it has an opinion, it is an expert. Unfortunately, though, many attorneys underutilize the web and its vast availability of expertness. A prime example is PollDaddy, underutilized by attorneys in their day-to-day legal work. That needs to change.
Let’s say your client is in your office and you have a rather dicey plea decision to make. Your client, wanted by immigration, is accused of an aggravated assault involving a nunchuk and gasoline. Should he plead to the aggravated assault in return for a lesser sentence, or should he plead to one count of agg assault in return for dismissal of another? Maybe he should just go to trial. Hard choice. But, with online polls, the choice really becomes fun and interactive for you, as well as educational for the client. A few minutes on PollDaddy and you’ve got something like this, easily passed around on Twitter or Facebook or posted on the home page of your law firm’s web site: [Read more...]