Images for Your RSS Feed

If you have important data to share on the internet, make sure you have an image to share with it. Here are two images that you can use with your digital content. Both of today’s images were found on Unsplash and have been colour edited.

This image is perfect to add text. The original was created by Jim reardan and colour edited by Ann Horstkamp. The image is shared without copyright restrictions but If you would like assistance adding text or using the image for social media, please text Ann Horstkamp on Whatsapp.
This image was created by Andrew Neel and colour edited by Ann Horstkamp. The original photograph was warmer in tone. The image is shared without copyright restrictions. If you would like assistance adding this image to your social media platforms, please text Ann Horstkamp on Whatsapp.

Make Sure You Have a Photo for Google Search

If you are adding content to your digital social media platforms, make sure that you have a photograph that will be used by Google when sharing your data. Below are a few tips on how to prepare your information so that it is SEO and client friendly.

  1. Make sure you place relevant images near the written content you are sharing. This will make the content more accessible when someone searches using google images.
  2. Do not imbed important text inside of images. We wrote “Where is your image on google ?” in the image above but we know that the search engine does not see this text. Instead the text the search engine sees is “where is your image on google by ann horstkamp png”. This information is found as the image file name. Make sure that all the images that you purchase or created for your firm or company have the correct information and name on the file. This small step will help people find your information on Google searches.
  3. Test to see if your site is mobile friendly. Google has an easy test you may use to see if you need to work on your website’s mobile accessibility.

If you would like assistance scheduling, managing or creating your digital content please text Annhorstkamp on whatsapp.

Covid-19 Images for Social Media – Women at work in masks

This image came from Unsplash and was photographed by Maxime. Ann Horstkamp took the image and edited the colour a bit to share. The image is available without copyright restrictions for you to use.
This image came from Unsplash and was photographed by Engin Akyurt and colour edited by Ann Horstkamp for sharing. The image is without copyright restrictions.

Covid-19 Mask Photographs to Share on Social Media

To Use on Social Media to share that you have Covid-19 protocols at your office to protect your staff and clients. The image is created using a licensed image that was created for commercial purposes. Ann Horstkamp added text and grants you permission to use the image for social media purposes.
This image may be used by your office for any purpose. It was created by Anastasiia Chepinska and has no copyright restrictions.

Covid-19 Protocol Image and Protocol Suggestions

Do you Have Covid-19 protocols in place in your office?

Below is a Covid-19 image you can share on Facebook, Instagram or twitter. If you would like an image tailored to your company or need one for your blog, you are welcome to contact me at annhorstkamp@gmail.com

This image is from the creative commons and may be used by anyone.

Suggested Covid-19 Office Protocols

The Law society of Scotland and the HM Government portal offers the following Covid-19 protocol suggestions your offices.

  • Limit the number of visitors to your offices to reduce the interaction and overlap of visitors.
  • Ask screening questions if a client requests an in person meeting.
  • Engage with clients online as much as possible. If a visit to your office is planned, share guidance on social distancing and hygiene before their arrival.
  • Avoid shared desks and shared workstations.
  • Introduce a one-way traffic system through your offices so that clients risk of exposure is limited.
  • Regulate the number of people in high traffic areas, meetings and public spaces.
  • Provide hand sanitisers at the entrance to the elevators, public spaces and offices.
  • Use signage to help encourage staff and clients to follow covid-19 protocols.
  • Introduce remote working tools and avoid in-person meetings.
  • Avoid offering food/drink to clients to limit covid-19 exposure.
  • For in person meetings, ask clients and customers to attend on their own.
  • Do not allow visitors to enter the office without an appointment. Make it easy for new clients to register online for an online meeting and for current clients to schedule appointments over the phone or through email, or an internet scheduling software.
  • Encourage clients to arrive on time and implement a ‘one-in-one-out’ policy.

Zoom Meeting – Sharing Content for Social Media Platforms – April 7, 2021

This photo may be used by a law firm or a lawyer to show that they provide zoom conferences and meeting to clients.

Photo by visuals on Unsplash. You may use this photo without copyright restrictions for your social media, website or print materials. If you are going to use it for print, I suggest photoshopping two images of your lawyers into the frames or an image of a lawyer and a paralegal having a discussion.

Security of a Zoom Meeting

If you are going to provide zoom meetings at your law firm, make sure the meetings are secure by setting the following protocols:

  • Allow only invited and signed in users to participate in the meeting.
  • Do not allow anyone to join the meeting before the host for the meeting has arrived.
  • Lock the meeting as soon as all participants are present.
  • Turn off participant screen sharing.
  • Create a random ID for the meeting.
  • Have a waiting room so you can screen the participants.
  • Avoid file sharing in Zoom. You may file share through an application approved by your law firm.
  • Send information to your clients and other lawyers who will be attending the meeting explaining to them what is expected of them during the meeting. Provide an explanation to your clients about the confidentiality of the online meeting and how your law firm treats online meetings.
  • Screenshot at the beginning and end of your session for your own client records.

For more information about Zoom Security Please read this article by Zoom about Zoom security

Billing a Zoom Meeting

Note: Zoom meetings may be billed as phone calls or meetings. If your law firm is billing hourly, please ensure your client and the other lawyers are aware of your law firm’s stance on Zoom billing.

If you find that your client or the other lawyers forget zoom time when it comes time to review the billing, set a visible timer so that everyone in the meeting is aware of how much time has been used and that you are documenting and recording the zoom session.

Blue Sky provides a timer on zoom that allows you to document the exact length of the zoom meeting. If necessary, screenshot the beginning and the end of each of your sessions with each client so that it becomes a standard practice for your zoom meetings.

This Screenshot may be used by law firms on social media for educational purposes. It is useful for clients to know that you are using a visual timer for your meetings on zoom.

Sharing Content for Social Media Platforms – April 6, 2021

This photo may be used by any law firm for any purpose. It was created by Dariusz-Sankowski and shared without copyright restrictions on Unsplash.

photo by Dariusz-Sankowski from Unsplash.

The image below was created and shared on the Harvard Library website. The image is used legally on this website through a weblink and it is not stored on this website.

Using an image this way has been addressed by the EU court in the case BestWater International GmbH v. Michael Mebes Stefan Potsch. If you would like to use this image, please use the link and do not download the image. You are not required to reference the website where you found the image.

Images sourced from https://guides.library.harvard.edu/law/researchstrategy