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November-December 2013

Vol. 38 No. 2  

Featured Articles

New Attorneys

Rules of engagement: Bob Ambrogi’s advice for reaching members now

It used to be that things like CLE, a publication, and networking were enough to convince lawyers to join your bar association. Now, thanks in part to a recent revolution in lawyers’ technology use, they might ask, “What else have you got?” The good news, says Bob Ambrogi, is that you have a lot to offer—and a lot of new ideas to try. One tip: If you’re on social media, remember that the key word is social!

Indigent Defense

San Fernando Valley attorney referral service donates $100,000 fee to bar foundation

When the Attorney Referral Service of the San Fernando Valley (Calif.) Bar Association received an unusually large fee—$100,000—for one of its referred cases, it was clear that it would make a donation to the bar-affiliated Valley Community Legal Foundation. It ended up giving the entire $100,000, unrestricted. Learn how the bar association and foundation managed this generous gift.