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January-February 2016

Volume 40 Issue 3  


Bar Leadership

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion: Challenges and opportunities for mainstream bar associations

Diversity and inclusion have been widely studied as they pertain to what goes on in the legal profession. But largely unaddressed are some common challenges that often bring down even the most well-meaning efforts within bar associations. That’s according to Sandra S. Yamate, CEO of the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession. What are some of those challenges, and how can a “mainstream” bar better include and engage all of its diverse members and potential members?

Bar Communications

Practice Technology

The world on your phone: Periscope offers a powerful new tool for bar associations

Have you heard of Periscope, the Twitter-owned app for streaming live videos? And … do you know how your bar could use it? Kristen Senz from the New Hampshire Bar Association fills us in on how some bars are using Periscope to add some excitement to their events and to social media. How can you use it effectively? And what are some of the legal implications when you “invite the world in?”