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In-depth interviews and focus groups? Or quick e-mail questionnaires? When it comes to surveys, which approach is better? That depends not only on your budget, but also on what it is you want to find out. See how your peers are conducting their member surveys-and what they're learning from them.
Online elections were supposed to save loads of money on paper, postage, and tabulation by hand. But none of that can happen if members aren't willing to make the leap to online voting. With many bars now offering both paper and online ballots, are they finding the savings they had hoped for?
It's an issue that's been bubbling under the surface for a while now-how to adapt to today's global economy while still ensuring that foreign legal consultants follow the rules of the host country or state. The General Agreement on Trade in Services is an attempt by World Trade Organization countries to work out those important details. See where GATS stands now, and what some states are doing regarding their own foreign legal consultant rules.
With so much to do and so little time, how can you possibly accomplish everything-or at least, the most important things? It's a matter of prioritizing, says Allan Head, chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services. When filling the jar of your day, week, or life, the key is to make sure you've added the biggest things first, before you add in all the smaller items on your to-do list.