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Steal This Idea: State Bars, Partner with Local Bars to Present Your Own Bar Leadership Institute

In April, The Missouri Bar presented a two-day forum for bar leaders across the state, designed to enhance leadership skills and to develop further collaboration among all organizations. Attendees were invited to “hone their leadership skills while connecting with others in similar roles,” and over 50 lawyer-leaders attended the event, including local and specialty bar leaders, committee chairs, Young Lawyer Section council members and more. The Missouri Bar's local partners included The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisKansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association. Search #MOBLI for photos and insight from the event.

Get Your Members Involved in Content Creation

If you’re looking for content that better reflects the profession and what’s happening in your community, get your members involved. According to this article from Associations Now, bars should “regularly ask for contributions on specific topics in your print magazine. Continually monitor social media and your online communities to see what members are talking about—but also who is doing the talking.” Read more here.

Bar Leaders, Consider Ditching the Annual Review

If annual reviews historically haven’t helped you to improve job performance in your organization, here are a few alternatives to consider (including the decades-old “MBWA” – Manage By Walking Around -  technique), courtesy of Fast Company.

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