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Connect with Your NABE Network

Quieter time in the office? Take a few minutes to update your NABE Network profile online. Go to Log-in, then click on "My Profile," followed by "Bio" then "Edit Professional Info" and then update your Topics of Interest and Topics of Expertise. Update your profile before January 1 for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card, one winner will be selected at random.  

Steal This Idea: Court, Coffee and Conversation

The Multnomah Bar Association's regular Court, Coffee and Conversation program gives new attorneys an opportunity to connect with new judges over coffee and pastries. Read more about the bar's upcoming Court, Coffee and Conversation event here

Share With Your Members: Law Firms Shouldn't Ignore the Importance of Soft Skills

According to a recent ABA Journal article, “The hard skills of strong legal analysis, proficient statutory construction, effective legal writing and persuasive legal argument get priority to produce ‘practice ready’ lawyers, or so the theory goes.”  However, “80 percent of success in business is determined by soft skills.” Learn more about how “soft skills” may impact success here.

Event Tech: Does an App Add Value to Your Annual Meeting?

The Event Manager Blog says, “In the last decade, event apps have evolved into a versatile tool for planners and attendees that is now indispensable. They make event visits more productive, raise the ROI for all stakeholders, and provide valuable data that give event planners essential insights.” Learn more about event apps and the power of an “event tech stack” here.

Good Governance - Resources for Writing/Rewriting Your Policies

Looking to refresh your policy manual in the new year? There’s a host of resources (including some state-by-state guidance) listed here by the National Council of Nonprofits.

Steal This Idea: Vendor Market Place

While most bar associations dedicate some of their website real estate to their member benefit partners, the Nebraska State Bar Association also hosts an online Vendor Market Place. A page on their website is designed solely to provide Nebraska bar members with a  “listing of companies that have chosen to provide services that may assist your practice in doing its business.” Visit the Vendor Market Place here.

State of the Nonprofit Workplace

What do nonprofit employees want? According to a recent survey, it’s a lot more than just more money. Learn more in Bloomerang’s “State of the Nonprofit Workplace Report.”

Share with Your Members: Before the Bar Blog

If you’re looking for social media content or resources for law students, the ABA’s Before the Bar Blog is a great place to start. The blog includes a wealth of articles on best practices for studying and exam prep, in addition to information on future considerations for law students, like how to find your pro bono path or quick legal writing tips. Check it out here.


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