I often hear: Social media is for younger lawyers not for experienced lawyers like me. My clients are not using social media sites."

Well, that may have been true a couple of years ago. But, it is no longer true. I recently read: Boomers and Social Media-Are you where your customers are? In 2009 Facebook and Twitter saw large increases in boomer users. Law firms and individual lawyers are increasing using both social media tools to reach out to their clients. I suspect that within a couple of years most firms will stop sending email alerts that many recipients do not wish to receive and will instead use social media to get the same information in the hands of those who wish to receive it.