The Clubhouse App is NOT for Lawyers and Other Professional Services Providers, with Brian Inkster, Inksters Solicitors
Lawyer Brian Inkster joins host John Ray to discuss his views on why the Clubhouse app is not appropriate for lawyers and probably other professional services providers in general. He joined host John Ray on this edition of “Business Leaders Radio” to discuss the conclusions he first published in a blog post entitled “Clubhouse is not for Lawyers – 12 Reasons.” “Business Leaders Radio” is produced virtually from the Business RadioX® studios in Atlanta.
Brian Inkster, CEO, Inksters Solicitors
Brian Inkster is the founder and CEO of the Scottish law firm Inksters Solicitors. Brian obtained the distinction of being named Solicitor of the Year at the Law Awards of Scotland in 2006. He was called “a one-man Scottish legal institution” in the Recommended Law Firm Guide 2010. At the Law Awards of Scotland in 2014 he was recognised as Managing Partner of the Year.
Brian is actively expanding Inksters’ reach throughout Scotland with the aim to make his firm a pre-eminent force in the Scottish legal market. Technology is an important part of this drive with Inksters being completely cloud-based and having a Legal Process Engineer to make the firm a very process-oriented one. However, Brian is a legal realist who knows the limitations and actual usefulness of technology. He expresses his views in this regard on his blog about the past, present and future practice of law called The Time Blawg.
Questions/Topics Discussed in this Show
- The Clubhouse app and why it is gaining in popularity
- You cannot access Clubhouse unless you have an iPhone or an iPad.
- Violation of privacy issues with Clubhouse raise legal concerns, depending on the jurisdiction, and ethical considerations are raised regardless of your location.
- The Indemnity and Release clause is also troublesome
- Consequently, use of Clubhouse is not a good look for lawyers and probably any professional services provider who maintains confidential relationships with clients
- Lawyers have plenty of social media platforms to satisfy the need to market their services and to connect
- Lawyers should use asynchronous rather than synchronous social media platforms
- Twitter Spaces will replicate and improve on Clubhouse
- Active, busy lawyers have better things to do with their time than lounge in Clubhouse
- Clubhouse may simply be a fad caused by Covid-19 fatigue.
- Exclusionary, abusive, or extremist content is rampant on Clubhouse and cannot be adequately monitored
“Business Leaders Radio” is hosted by John Ray and produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta. The show can be found on all the major podcast apps by searching “Business Leaders Radio.”
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