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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!

Trade, Sports & Professional Associations

Many ways to lend a hand: Bar associations innovate, collaborate to support pro bono

Matching busy lawyers with pro bono opportunities is not an exact science. It takes a willingness to try new things, to work with other organizations, and to make adjustments as the profession continues to change. Learn how some bar associations and foundations are helping their members meet the critical need for legal services for the poor and those with moderate means.

Access to Justice

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.