Keeping Online Profiles Updated is Important for Attorneys


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Cullen McKinney

Based in Michigan, Cullen McKinney is a founding partner of Tanoury, Nauts, McKinney & Garbarino, PLLC, a firm that specializes in representing medical professionals and hospitals. As a practicing attorney, Cullen McKinney is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

The State Bar of Michigan gives tips to lawyers and firms about how to best manage their online presence. In a recent article, the organization pointed to the “About” page and its importance as the second-most visited page. It is critical, especially for individual attorneys, to update this page on a regular basis.

The most prominent information should be your name, title with the firm, and how to contact you, accompanied by a professional headshot. Then provide a lay description of the services offered, being sure to update them regularly if you expand into new practice areas. Don’t be afraid to briefly depart from professional content and talk about hobbies or other personality traits you might be able to link to your work as a reason you are successful. Finally, as you make changes, make sure all this information is up-to-date in the state bar association’s member directory.


Membership Requirements of the MSHRM

Founding partner of Tanoury, Nauts, McKinney & Garbarino, PLLC, Cullen McKinney is an experienced attorney who focuses on legal issues involving medical malpractice. Dedicated to staying up-to-date on changes within the field, Cullen McKinney belongs to several professional organizations, including the Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management (MSHRM).

Committed to increasing awareness and risk reduction within the healthcare field, MSHRM provides high-quality educational programs and monitors various events that influence the industry. The society maintains a list of members and institutions so other members can easily find individuals to consult and network with.

Membership to MSHRM is open to hospital or healthcare provider employees who participate in risk management and safety functions at their organization. This includes safety officers, patient representatives, and quality improvement professionals, along with insurance brokers or other companies that benefit the interests of healthcare providers. Attorneys who represent healthcare providers may also join the society if they are referred by an active member. The annual membership dues for active members are $250.

The society also offers associate/student memberships for individuals who are interested in furthering MSHRM goals, or studying in a related field. Students interested in joining must fax a copy of either their membership card showing their status as a full-time student, or a copy of a recent transcript, along with a completed application. Associate/student member dues are $125 a year.