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Samantha Collier
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I assist Lawyers and Legal Professionals with all aspects of social media marketing. If you're interested in learning more, please contact me via email at samanthataracollier@gmail.com or via the contact form on my website: http://bit.ly/1IPSeM3.
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A big thanks to Derek Robinson of Houssiere, Durant & Houssiere, LLP for sharing my quote on LinkedIn (which became the inspiration for this post!). This is one of my "secrets". Aim to become the CNN of your practice area - everyone should come to you for the latest updates.
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What is the biggest downfall of using social media for legal marketing? What's been your biggest fail? For me, setting up a routine I could follow was the hardest part. 
Don't do X because everyone else is doing X. (any variable - not limited only to the drug) You can swap out X for blogging, tweeting, buying ads, etc.
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All Youth Sports Pose Concussion Risks 

The New York Times highlights how children who participate in all youth sports can be affected by concussions. Recent news regarding long-term brain damage affecting NFL players has prompted parents to analyze how their children can be affected by similar consequences.

The young brain is especially affected by concussions, and sports-related concussions account for more than 50% of all emergency room visits by children aged 8 through 13. According to the article, a child who suffers a concussion is one and a half times more likely to experience another, and those who have had two concussions have a threefold greater risk of the same injury happening again.

Most parents are concerned about enrolling their children in football and soccer where head injuries are common. In fact, concussion fear has lead to a decline in youth football according to Pop Warner, the US’s largest youth football program.

But first, it is worth noting that almost no sport is free of a concussion hazard, and that participating in sports has “cognitive, physical, emotional and social benefits that outweigh everything,” said Steven P. Broglio, the director of the Neurotrauma Research Lab at the University of Michigan and the lead author of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement on how best to deal with concussions among young athletes.

Tackle football causes the most concussions among high-school age athletes. Lacrosse and ice hockey a close second. Soccer, gymnastics, basketball and even swimming all pose concussion risks.

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August 24, 2015 - Legal Quote of the Day 

"It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one." - Voltaire

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August 24, 2015 - Legal Quote of the Day 

"It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one." - Voltaire

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What do you hate most about social media? Personally, the routine is hard for me.
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Breaking LinkedIn News: Ladies and gentlemen, we will soon have chat on LinkedIn!
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Why Does Social Media Marketing Suck? http://ht.ly/RCqPN
Don't do X because everyone else is doing X. (any variable - not limited only to the drug) You can swap out X for blogging, tweeting, buying ads, etc.
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August 24, 2015 - 2nd Law Quote of the Day - "Don't raise your voice, improve your argument." -Anonymous

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August 24, 2015 - 2nd Law Quote of the Day - "Don't raise your voice, improve your argument." -Anonymous

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Cold Water Kills

Slater Vecchio Blog Post: Cold water kills! People have died in as little as 1 m (3 ft.) of cold water from which they could have stood up and walked out of if not for the effects of the cold. ‪#‎svconnected‬ 

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Social Media Writer and Business Development Coordinator at MBM Intellectual Property Law LLP. 
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Full Time Working Mom of 3 Great Kids!
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Social Media Strategist and Blogger
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social media strategy, content creation, marketing, business development,
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  • Social Media for Law Firms
    Owner, 2011 - present
    Samantha Collier, a well known social media personality in the legal world, is the owner and operator of Social Media for Law Firms, a consulting business that assists the legal industry with social media. Samantha's first real job was proudly acting as the Business Development Coordinator for a prominent Canadian law firm where she successfully implemented the firms' first social media policy and strategy. After falling in love with all aspects of the digital marketing world, she serendipitously fell into social media content management, and hasn't looked back since. Samantha transformed her passion for social media, and her love of language into successful writing and editorial pursuits. A self-portrayed nerd, she loves playing World of Warcraft, reading her feedly reader for hours on end, and keeping up to date on the latest and greatest social technology. What Samantha loves most is when she's the first to break a story across the Internet and she takes this job seriously. Follow Samantha for all the latest and greatest social media news!
  • R. JOHNSON Corp
    Marketing Communications Sepcialist, 2013 - 2015
    Samantha Collier is a well-respected social media specialist in the Canadian legal realm. An experienced practitioner of online social networking, Samantha also has experience working in-house in business development for a national IP firm, but has worked in marketing and client acquisition for over 13 years. Over her career, she has acted as social media strategist for both small to large law firms across North America. The author of Social Media for Law Firms, winner of the 2011 Canadian Law Blog Awards in the Best Practice Management category, Samantha is also recognized in “The 24: Canada’s Top Legal Social Media Influencers” from The Counsel Network.
  • Shift Digital Media
    Director of Social Media, 2011 - 2013
    Samantha Collier, a well known social media personality in the legal world, works as the Chief Content Manager at Shift Digital. Samantha's first real job was proudly acting as the Business Development Coordinator for a prominent Canadian law firm where she successfully implemented the firms' first social media policy and strategy. After falling in love with all aspects of the digital marketing world, she serendipitously fell into social media content management, and hasn't looked back since. Samantha transformed her passion for social media, and her love of language into successful writing and editorial pursuits. A self-portrayed nerd, she loves playing World of Warcraft, reading her Google reader for hours on end, and keeping up to date on the latest and greatest social technology. What Samantha loves most is when she's the first to break a story across the Internet and she takes this job seriously. Follow Samantha for all the latest and greatest social media news!
  • MBM Intellectual Property Law LLP
    Business Development Coordinator, 2007 - 2013
    Samantha is passionate about social media for lawyers. She coordinates business development ventures, resources and initiates marketing strategies. Samantha maintains and enhances current client relationships. Upon joining MBM, Samantha worked with office operations and facility management and still contributes to both of these departments. Prior to joining MBM, Samantha worked in the insurance and technology sectors.
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I recently had spinal surgery for the second time. I had surgery in 2005 at the age of 25 for a slipped disc and then again a few weeks ago for 2 slipped discs due to injury. Dr. Padilla is the very best at what he does. He gets straight to the point and tells you how it is. When I decided to have surgery, I was fully informed of the risks and benefits. Suffice to say I am healing and recovering well. Dr. Padilla has a great bedside manner and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking treatment.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I'm proud to call St. Peter's Fireside my church and was baptized by Alastair Sterne, the minister at St. Peter's. We attend the weekly services as well as the small group meetings and everyone is warm and friendly. I would strongly recommend St. Peter's for anyone looking to go to church. There are people of all ages and lots of children as well. As a parent, I enjoy the childcare for kids aged 1 - 2 and the Children's Program is great too. I love St. Pete's. :)
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I would strong suggest you think of sending your children elsewhere if you're considering Queen Mary. One of the professionals that manages this facility has an anger management problem. His name is Doug Feaver. Recently, my 9-month-old and I were leaving a parking spot after I ran in to pick her up. I had been there for 2 minutes and it was a private spot. It was a mistake and it was the first time I had parked there. Doug ran out and started swearing at me saying that I'd be sorry for parking there. I apologized and he continued to rant and rave in front of my daughter. After finding out he works in childcare, I felt the need to warn other people.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I visited the Capilano Mall Gem Goldsmith location and had terrible customer service. My wedding ring was stuck on my hand and I had to have it cut off. I called the goldsmith and he told me to come down and he'd cut it off right away. He told me to come down within 10 minutes as he was leaving to get off work. I quickly arranged daycare for my children and came down. A clerk by the name of Fatma (Fatima?) told me that, no, they don't cut off rings and I should go to a firestation or hospital. I told her that I spoke with the goldsmith at their location and she didn't believe me. She said I must not have talked to them. I showed her my phone and the number I called - and she said, nope, it wasn't them. I know that cutting a ring off is not a big ticket item and there is very little money to be made, but this sort of service is unacceptable. I've worked for a jewelry store for years and it takes 10 seconds to cut off a ring. My hand did not need medical assistance and that was obvious. She just didn't have the time to look after my needs. What's even worse is that my fiance bought my engagement ring from the same lady! I didn't even know it was her. I will not shop here again and I recommend that other people shop at a store that cares about their customers.
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I would strong suggest you think of sending your children elsewhere if you're considering Queen Mary. One of the professionals that manages this facility has an anger management problem. His name is Doug Feaver. Recently, my 9-month-old and I were leaving a parking spot after I ran in to pick her up. I had been there for 2 minutes and it was a private spot. It was a mistake and it was the first time I had parked there. Doug ran out and started swearing at me saying that I'd be sorry for parking there. I apologized and he continued to rant and rave in front of my daughter. After finding out he works in childcare, I felt the need to warn other people.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
One of your drivers, Doug Fever, is an incredibly rude and disrespectful employee. He swore and yelled at me in front of my 9 month old daughter. You should seriously consider who is working for you.
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