- The controversial Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard case played out across social media for six weeks.
- Lawyers on YouTube have been livestreaming and providing commentary during almost every trial date.
- With Super Chat, fans have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to them and their livestreams.
For law YouTubers, or “lawtubers,” streaming and analyzing high profile cases is not only their craft, but it’s cultivated a flourishing community online.
One that literally pays them back for their entertainment and expertise.
According to YouTube trend analysis site Playboard, the top-earning creators over the last month from Super Chat revenue — or revenue generated from tips during livestreams — are Emily D. Baker, LegalBytes, and Rekieta Law. The three channels have all recently and exclusively been streaming the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation case.