Tuesday, February 7, 2017

You Tube Videos for Clients?

Robert Fleming sent out some info on a listserv about a series of videos his firm has created and placed on You Tube to educate clients about specific substantive areas of law as well as answers to practical questions. That got me thinking about the value of such a service to clients and how you could even have a video on what to expect when you go to your lawyer's office for the first time.  I wondered if any of our readers also have videos on You Tube (or on your firm's webpage) along these lines. Let us know?

BTW, the Fleming and Curti videos are just the first batch in a series. If you want to be kept apprised of new videos, you can subscribe to the Fleming and Curti You Tube channel (click on the red subscribe button-mine is on the top right hand of the screen).


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There is so much that you can do with YouTube. My name is Stephen W. Dale– basically I am an Elderlaw attorney that does not do Elderlaw, and my practice is almost entirely focused on special needs trusts. Many times, it is difficult to get basic concepts to clients and other professionals and I have found YouTube to be a wonderful tool.

For instance – I have been doing a lot of work with the ABLE Act. Here is a playlist of videos on the ABLE Act – which includes a series of short videos to illustrate different issues that might be relevant to a specific situation – see https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5dEwlCC642pAR-KnAMN19Pa-Jda56Npk . Now even better – let’s say someone wants to have something answered like can I use an ABLE Account for housing. I can send them this link going specifically to the video on housing – see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiolWEFAZ7s&list=PL5dEwlCC642pAR-KnAMN19Pa-Jda56Npk&t=41s&index=3 . If you open this video – it also lists all the other videos on the ABLE Act – so as the viewer explores the video that answers their question – they will likely begin to explore other videos as well.

Using YouTube to Collaborate with Others

Robert on the Special Needs Alliance listserv asked how can we link different YouTube channels together? This is a private link that answers his question. In this video, I put one of his videos on my playlist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUGbC4h_Pas . This includes a software program I use called Camtasia – which is pretty easy to use after somewhat of a learning curve.

BTW – you can subscribe to my channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/achievingindependence - look for the subscribe button on the upper right hand corner – that is all you need to do.

Stephen W. Dale
SNT GrandPoohBah

Posted by: Stephen Dale | Feb 9, 2017 10:13:08 AM

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