Many bars have found that the best way to meet members where they are is to develop a presence on the social media sites lawyers—and members of the public—have been using for a while. But as with any new frontier, this one comes with plenty of new questions. What if someone makes a negative comment about your bar? How much control should you have over the discussion? Should staff members “friend” bar members? Here’s how some bars are answering those questions as they venture into social media.
With hard times comes an increased demand for pro bono legal assistance. The need is great, but the good news is that lawyers are stepping up—and bars are helping to facilitate those efforts. Here’s a look at what some bars and lawyers are doing to fill the gaps, and a preview of a first ever nationwide pro bono celebration to be held in October.
Lest we forget in all the excitement over Facebook, Twitter, and other technologies, there are also plenty of bad eggs out there who would love to access your bar’s data. Hackers are developing ever trickier ways to get in, but there are concrete things you can do to stop them—and much of it is common sense.
The ABA Division for Bar Services recently updated its Web site to add many helpful new features and improve ease of navigation. Here, division Director Roseanne T. Lucianek gives you a quick tour.