Mootis, is the social networking and microblogging platform for lawyers and anyone interested in law, is launching in Australia following huge interest from the legal services sector.
It is specifically tailored for what is a vast legal services marketplace that extends far beyond lawyers – to other professional advisors, businesses owners, local authorities and even members of the public – legal issues impact on so many organisations and individuals.
Certainly Mootis looks impressive; with a clean design and functionality that bears a close resemblance Twitter. For example, accounts are prefaced with the ‘@’ symbol and users can send tweet-style “moots” to their followers, or “remoot” others’ “moots”.
Posts are viewed via a timeline and there is also a similar “notifications” column that alerts users when they have been mentioned in someone else’s moot. Plus there are Twitter-style hashtags and a facility to view what is “trending”.
Two unique features
Mootis has two unique features; the most prominent is its poll function. Users are asked “yes”, “no” or “not sure” questions on topical legal issues. They are then supplied with a percentage breakdown of previous answers, enabling them to gauge snapshot views on these matters, intending to spark debate. The second original feature is the capacity to attach documents to moot.
Similar with LinkedIn Moots can exceed 140 characters (up to 500 words) – enabling users to express their opinion with more authority, weight and substance.
10 key features
- Upload and share video blogs, documents, images and audio.
- Keep on top of all the very latest trending legal topics.
- Search and connect with people by name or import existing contacts from other social media networks / invite contacts via email.
- Send and read other users updates – either publicly, or privately.
- Integrate with other main social media sites.
- Daily updates from Mootis direct to user’s email account.
- Create polls and surveys.
- Professional verification to establish authenticity of identities of key individuals and companies
- Privacy features
- Advanced security
To Sign up
Register as a new user on the Mootis sign up page or log in through Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.Register as an organisation. Organisations can invite all their people to join their Mootis page.
I have 4 reasons for you to join
1, The site developers made familiar features, so that regular users of social media will be familiar with.
2, User can follow firms and individuals by location as well as their specialist area of law, so it can be tailored to specific countries or used as a global resource.
3, Site is impressive that all of its aspects are free of charge and simple to register or connect with your exiting channels like Facebook
4, A dedicated App will be launched next month.
I would encourage Law firms, publishers, lawyers and also law students to start mooting!
Please check it out and share your comments. www.mootis.com