ABA Launches Social NetworkThe ABA has launched a massive online network for legal professionals that boasts "cutting-edge social networking features, top-notch news and articles, and user-generated content."
The site, LegallyMinded, features resources including job postings, breaking legal news, blogs, discussion boards, job postings, and many other tools.
Registration is free to ABA members and non-members. ABA members can join using their existing ABA-site login.
Bar Services Asks Survey HelpThe Division for Bar Services is asking bar association help to complete its 2009 Bar Activities Inventory, and to evaluate its recent Bar Leadership Institute.
A link to the BAI survey, a benchmarking tool used to help bars develop programs and policies, was e-mailed to bar association executive directors last week, along with a personal login. For the URL and unique username and password, contact Joanne O'Reilly at (312) 988-5348 or Joanne.OReilly@americanbar.org.
The division is likewise asking attendees of last month's Bar Leadership Institute to complete the survey from the meeting. Trends and comments taken from completed surveys play a key role in determining the next year's program.
The BLI, one of the ABA's premier meetings, is held each March in Chicago. It attracts more than 300 bar executives and incoming presidents annually. The 2010 BLI will be held March 11-13.
Public Ed Seeks Proposals for LRE ConferenceThe Division for Public Education is accepting proposals for the 26th Law-Related Education Leadership Conference. The conference will be held in October 1-3 in Chicago.
The conference theme is Building a Better Tomorrow: Youth, Citizenship, and Civic Engagement. Sessions will focus on juvenile justice, youth rights, civic education, and the future of law-related education.
Registration is open to all who have an interest in law-related education. Registration details will be released soon. To submit a proposal, send it to Tiffany Willey at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "LRE Proposal."