Late to the party

“Slick says we need to get more involved in social media,” said HeadClerk today. “Says that we have to engage, and I quote, with our public.” He didn’t look impressed at all.

“Well there’s definitely a modernising cadre who’ve been aggressively adding friends and connections all over the place,” said TheVamp.

“Yes, but most of them end up coming across like the lecherous old uncle tagging along at a student disco,” said BusyBody. “It’s all, like, er, do you come here often, and I don’t really know what this is all about but it’s fun, kind of thing. Stumbling along with a big stupid grin as if that’ll somehow make them seem cool.”

“It’s either that or they’ve gone to the other extreme and are turning into some kind of maniacal nerd who spends all their days trying to get followers,” said OldSmoothie.

“And that’d be UpTights you’d be referring to.”

“Well, it is a bit over the top. She did Follow Friday for about five hundred solicitors in a ton of tweets and then proceeded to do it again for Follow Saturday and every other day of the week. Thinks she’s invented a new trick that’ll get her out there.”

“She’s certainly out there, alright,” said HeadofChambers.

“Though it can’t be any worse than SlipperySlope who’s been spamming people for years trying to get them to claim for whiplash.”

“Then there’s OldSmoothie who’s started tweeting from court like there’s no business. He’s so rude about his own clients and solicitors that he’s become a bit of a sensation,” said BusyBody.

“Except for all the wrong reasons,” said TheVamp.

“Which just shows that the modernisers need to be careful what they wish for,” said TheBusker.

BabyBarista is a fictional account of a junior barrister written by Tim Kevan whose new novel is Law and Peace. For more information and to read past posts visit Cartoons by Alex Williams, author of 101 Ways to Leave the Law.

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