Defero Law is a legal content platform and social network for lawyers and other professionals in the industry.
To use Defero Law, you have to register.
It’s free to do so.
You can then create a profile, add content such as blog posts, and post updates in a similar fashion to other social networks.
Most of the former Defero Law content has migrated over to the new mobile-friendly site.
For those interested in the technical aspects of the move, the site was formerly on the Ning platform and is now housed at WordPress.
You can read more about the transition here.
Defero Law was set up a few years ago by Richard Pettet, the former head of the advertising department at Chambers & Partners, the legal publishers.
From time to time, Richard writes about and features articles covering legal directories.
But Defero Law is a much broader offering, and the content is aimed primarily at those with an adventurous approach to law firm marketing – typically smaller law firms and firms focused on the retail/consumers market.
To this extent, it reminds me of a UK version of The Lawyerist.
No bad thing since the Minneapolis-based site is one of the most popular and well-read legal blogs/community sites in the US, with a high volume of fresh content aimed at solos and small firms interested in practice management, marketing, and technology.
Richard said to me last week :
“The latest version of Defero Law enables our members to easily publish blog and video content across desktop, tablet and mobile devices. I’m confident that the improved accessibility of the site, along with some important SEO-focused changes, will enable the lawyers and law firms that contribute to find an audience they would not otherwise have reached.”