Trade, Sports & Professional Associations
The big idea: Amidst changes in the legal profession, bar associations keep up ties with large firms
With many large law firms doing more things on their own, consolidating, trimming budgets, cutting staff—or disappearing entirely—what happens to the bar associations that have depended on them for much of their membership? Is it still viable to pursue large law firms as a source of revenue, support, and participation, even as bars also try to meet the needs of a growing solo population? Here’s a look at how some savvy bar associations are rethinking and refiguring but still maintaining important relationships.