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Bar communications: Fear no media: Communications advice for the smaller bar

If you're the president or executive director of a bar association with no communications staff, then you're going to have to learn to work with the media. These days, burrowing in and hoping not to attract attention just isn't an option. Here, a veteran bar communications professional and an equally experienced news reporter offer some tips on how to make sure your interactions with the media are positive ones for your bar and the profession.

Practice Management

In defense of print: Law libraries not obsolete, bar leaders say

All the information lawyers need is now online, so the local law library is a great place to make budget cuts. Right? That might be what a lot of decision makers think, but in this article, bar leaders and law librarians explain why a law library--well stocked with both printed materials and computer stations--is a vital resource for lawyers and, in many cases, for the public as well. Bar leaders and law librarians recount how they responded to the prospect of deep budget cuts, and how they determine the mix of resources that best serves library users and the profession.