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Steal This Idea: Legal Help for the Homeless

Project Homeless Experience Legal Protection, also known as Project HELP, is the Richland County Bar Association’s flagship pro bono initiative. The HELP Clinic is a project of the Richland County Bar Association Public Service Committee in conjunction with the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program. The local clinic is part of the nationwide Project HELP program, currently active in over 15 cities around the country, and the Richland County Bar Association has been participating since 2007. Through Project HELP, volunteers sit down with homeless individuals for half-hour consultation sessions and provide basic information and guidance about family law, criminal record expungement, government benefits, and other legal issues. Learn more here.

Reverse Mentoring

According to a recent Harvard Business Review article, “Leadership teams of major companies around the world are implementing reverse-mentoring programs. Reverse mentoring pairs younger employees with executive team members to mentor them on various topics of strategic and cultural relevance.” Learn more about “Why Reverse Mentoring Works and How to Do It Right” here

Membership Growth

Is “word of mouth” still a part of your marketing and growth strategy? Advice from a recent Smooth the Path blog post states: “Are current members getting a ton of value and having great experiences with your association? If they are, gently remind them to tell their friends.” Read the entire post here.

Steal This Idea: Student Video Contest

The State Bar of New Mexico invites all New Mexico high school students grades 9-12 to participate in its annual “Breaking Good” Video Contest. The contest provides students with an opportunity to share their creativity and learn about non-profit civil legal service providers in their community. Learn more here.

Share With Your Members: ALA Compensation & Benefits Survey

According to the 2019 Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Compensation & Benefits Survey, “Attorney turnover increased in firms of all sizes, except for those with 50–99 lawyers. The most notable upswing was in law firms with 200 or more attorneys, where average attorney turnover more than doubled, moving from 10.8% to nearly 27%.” You can download a free summary of the 2019 ALA Compensation & Benefits Survey here.

Pageviews, Visitors and Goal Tracking: Understanding Google Analytics

Chief Technology Officer of The Missouri Bar Jason Cecil gives an overview of what you can get from Google Analytics in this recent article from Communicators Talk, the NABE Communications Section newsletter.  Read Jason’s article here.

Event Planning Trends

What’s new in event planning?  Here are some insights on trends in 2019.


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