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How to Get Through an Extremely Busy Time at WorkOpen in a New Window

With Law Day around the corner, annual meetings, law school graduations and the annual dues cycle on the horizon, this can be a particularly busy time in the Bar world. Here are suggestions from the Harvard Business Review on how to get through your Bar's busiest times: http://bit.ly/2DiFMvX

 

Steal This IdeaOpen in a New Window

Steal This Idea: Free Fridays: As a benefit of membership, the Indianapolis Bar Association offers members free programs and services on Fridays, including video replays of popular CLE programs and free headshots. Learn more here: https://www.indybar.org/index.cfm?pg=FreeFridays

 

Do you need to file your 990 Form?Open in a New Window

Do you need to file your 990 Form? Many are due on May 15. Here are some tips from the IRS to guide you through the process: http://bit.ly/2V3Paxt

 

Making Members Your StorytellersOpen in a New Window

Associations Now shares storytelling strategies for featuring your members and creating quality (and evergreen) content. Read more here: https://associationsnow.com/2019/02/association-members-spotlight-meeting-storytellers-asbo-ona/

 

Steal This IdeaOpen in a New Window

Tech Practice Project Workshops. The Hennepin County Bar Association hosts a regular drop-in style workshop that provides their members an opportunity to work with a facilitator (and one another) on practice-related tech projects. Members are only encouraged to bring their questions and their technology. Learn more here: https://www.hcba.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1214094&group=

 

Do lawyers need a 'digital detox?' Very likely.Open in a New Window

Laywers IRLDo lawyers need a 'digital detox?' Very likely.

There are very few lawyers who seem to have control over their digital devices. To the contrary, the devices themselves seem to be in control?

 

The stories behind those Supreme Court's "class photos"Open in a New Window

Class of 2018The stories behind those Supreme Court's "class photos"

For 150 years, the justices have sat, not always happily, for an extraordinary series of group portraits.

 

69% of people would use online legal services over attorneysOpen in a New Window

keys69% of people would use online legal services over attorneys

The survey found most Americans are willing to trade off a traditional lawyer experience for small legal matters if it saves them a few bucks.

 

It's time to promote our healthOpen in a New Window

ABA President Bob CarlsonIt's time to promote our health: ABA mobilizes on multiple fronts to address well-being in the profession

At your next professional gathering, look around the room. Odds are ?if some people you see aren't suffering from mental health or substance abuse? they know someone who is. 

 

Are in-house departments law firms?Open in a New Window

in-houseAre in-house departments law firms?

There is plenty of data confirming the migration of work from law firms to corporate legal departments. 

 

Penn Law is first school to require attorney mental health training for studentsOpen in a New Window

Penn LawPenn Law is first school to require attorney mental health training for students

Penn Law will launch a pilot program this spring to integrate sessions on attorney well-being into mandatory coursework?

 

A United Nations report says bar associations must be self-governingOpen in a New Window

Ant?nio GuterresA United Nations report says bar associations must be self-governing

A report by the UN on the independence of judges and lawyers finds that bar associations play a vital role in safeguarding the independence and integrity of the legal profession and its members.

 

We should all defend judgesOpen in a New Window

gavel scales hourglassWe should all defend judges

The media bears some share of responsibility for attaching political tags to judges. 

 

 

Legal community shaken in the aftermath of Alaska earthquakeOpen in a New Window

Achorage Alaska earthquakeLegal community shaken in the aftermath of Alaska earthquake

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck near Anchorage, Alaska ? caused law firms to close local offices as buildings and roads were severally damaged.

 

SCOTUS suggests forcing lawyers to pay Bar association dues violates their free speechOpen in a New Window

Supreme Court No. 53SCOTUS suggests forcing lawyers to pay Bar association dues violates their free speech

The Supreme Court cast doubt Monday (Dec. 3) on laws in at least 30 states that require lawyers to pay dues to bar associations.

 

There is nothing 'alternative' about new model providers, especially the Big FourOpen in a New Window

new modelsThere is nothing 'alternative' about new model  providers, especially the Big Four

What is most significant about ALSP?s?especially the Big Four?is that they are reshaping the boundaries of ?legal? services?

 

Why are "happy" women lawyers departing law practice?Open in a New Window

women leaving the practiceWhy are "happy" women lawyers departing law practice?

While women attorneys continue to depart the practice of law at persistently high rates, most survey research fails to detect evidence of gender differences in job satisfaction?

 

Texas Lawyers Facebook Group, with 1 million interactions, has become state's largest volunteer BarOpen in a New Window

M. Jnana SettleTexas Lawyers Facebook Group, with 1 million interactions, has become state's largest volunteer Bar association

?You can press 'send' and literally talk to 11 percent of the lawyers in Texas. It?s crazy,?? said Scott Rothenberg, a Houston appellate attorney who participates in the group.

 

It's a long story.' Justice Stevens is publishing his memoirsOpen in a New Window

Justice John Paul StevensIt's a long story.' Justice Stevens is publishing his memoirs

The book, ?The Making of a Justice: My First 94 Years,? will be published in May, not long after Justice Stevens?s 99th birthday.

 

What are law schools training students for?Open in a New Window

opportunitiesWhat are law schools training students for?

The legal profession and the trillion-dollar global industry are undergoing a transformation.

 

Why Big Law is taking on the Administration over immigrationOpen in a New Window

Big Law and ImmigrationWhy Big Law is taking on the Administration over immigration

While pro bono work is nothing new, over the past two years, major law firms have become more vocal and visible in pushing back against the administration?s policies.

 

Survey finds legal industry in last place in A.I., machine-learning adoptionOpen in a New Window

ones and zeroesSurvey finds legal industry in last place in A.I., machine-learning adoption

Only government leaders were less likely than law firm managers to report taking advantage of artificial intelligence or other emerging technologies?

 

ABA chides the president over 9th circuit complaintsOpen in a New Window

ABA President Bob CarlsonABA chides the president over 9th circuit complaints

ABA President Bob Carlson said Mr. Trump?s complaints went beyond merely disagreeing with a ruling but threatened the judicial system as a whole.

 

California's bar exam pass rate plunges to 67-year lowOpen in a New Window

passing the barCalifornia's bar exam pass rate plunges to 67-year low

Nearly 6 in 10 failed California?s July 2018 bar exam.

 

Seven leaders share their thoughts on the future of legal servicesOpen in a New Window

thank you very muchoSeven leaders share their thoughts on the future of legal services

The way that legal services are delivered is fast changing due to advances in technology and business model innovation.

 

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