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Is Your Social Media Ready for Shark Week?

By George Khoury, Esq. on July 23, 2018 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Lawyers, did you know that Shark Week just started? And this year is the 30th anniversary of the celebration. Sure, the whole lawyers are sharks thing is old and busted, but getting a laugh on social media might just be worth rehashing the old adage.

It's a simple fact, people love Shark Week, even if it has "descended into sensationalist pseudoscience." And during the celebration, folks are searching their social media for and engaging in the Shark Week social conversation. If you prepare for it, you'll not only keep up with all those trending posts, one of yours might make a splash and go viral.

Below, you can find a few interesting shark-lawyer (or if you prefer, lawyer-shark) subjects to post about this coming week.

What Kind of Shark Are You?

Are you a Great White, or maybe something a bit more plaintiff friendly? Don't be afraid to tell your social audience about it. Try not to be too serious and make sure it is really very clear that the post is in good fun, as there's always that one commentator that makes you rethink your position on censorship.

Post a Tribute to Your Favorite Lawyer Shark

We all have our lawyer idols, why not tell the world (or your followers at least) about your favorite sharky lawyer? After all, being a shark doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing.

Lawyer-Shark Jokes!

You may not like lawyer jokes, but non-lawyers love'em, and well, more likely than not, your potential clients are not other lawyers, nor sharks. People like to laugh, and having a good sense of humor can help put potential clients at ease, and help them to open up and trust you. A couple decent ones can be found in this FindLaw blog post from 2013.

Shark Law

There are laws pertaining to shark ownership. This week is a great time to provide your followers with some of that social media "value" you keep reading about by educating your followers about shark law.

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