It’s a MAD World: Click Your Heels (Have Shoes, Will Travel)

Vol. 10 No. 2


Ruth Hill Bro, privacy attorney, speaker, and author, chairs the Membership and Diversity (MAD) Committee of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law and served as the 2008-09 Section Chair. She can be reached at "It's a MAD World: Membership and Diversity, with a SciTech Edge," is a column designed to spotlight membership and diversity-related topics, resources, and opportunities for SciTech members.

With SciTech as your home section, you don’t need to look any further than your own backyard to get thought leadership on the latest science and technology law issues coming from “somewhere over the rainbow.”

Because you’re always going places, so is SciTech, as we go mobile to put the tools you need at your fingertips:

  • SciTech’s three quarterly information-packed publications (The SciTech Lawyer magazine, Jurimetrics law review, and SciTech e-Merging News e-newsletter);
  • timely, practical, and forward-looking SciTech webinars/teleconferences, with deep discounts for members (plus two free programs/year);
  • low- and no-cost podcasts on emerging issues;
  • free chapters, one each quarter, from recent SciTech books, plus our new members-only “book club” teleconferences with authors of featured books;
  • free archives of SciTech podcasts, book chapters, and articles;
  • unlimited access to more than 25 hot-topic committees and list serves; and
  • professional development resources, limited-time special offers, and so much more . . .

Wherever you go, we go too. SciTech appears in your inbox much like the Wizard of Laws, with treats to tease your brain (“with the thoughts you’ll be thinkin,’ you could be another Lincoln”), boost your nerve (to confront the ever-changing science and technology law issues that cross your path like “lions, tigers, and bears”), and touch your heart (there’s no place like your home section).

Beyond all this, SciTech members get so many benefits as ABA members, including the most widely read legal magazine in the country (ABA Journal), access to the ABA Job Board and other career development resources, and up to 18 hours of free webinars/teleconferences (and CLE credit) each year through the ABA CLE Premier Speaker Series.

Please let us know how we can help you get more out of your membership; contact me at or 630-926-1273. And take advantage of this opportunity to update your email address (using your Ruby Slippers—see below) to make sure you are getting all of the free SciTech benefits you’ve dreamed of. In SciTech, the “dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”



Click Three Times to Get the SciTech Email You Want

With the tornado of ABA email you receive, it may be hard to find your way back to your home section, SciTech. The good news is that you already have the power to limit the email you get from the ABA—you just don’t know how . . .

Like Dorothy, you are just three clicks away. Unlike Dorothy, you don’t  need to discover it on your own.


Ruby Slippers = ABA Email Preference Center

Start at the Email Preference Center by going to myABA at and logging in (next to the Search box near the top of the page); under the blue “Email, Lists, and Subscriptions” heading, select “Update Your Communications Preferences.” Then:

  1. Click to select “Customize my ABA Communications” (Click 1)
  2. Click to select “Receive email from my Sections, Divisions, & Forums”
    (Click 2)
  3. Click to select “Reduce frequency of email” (Click 3)

While you’re clicking, say “There’s no place like SciTech, there’s no place like SciTech . . .” Then click on the gold “Save My Preferences” button (your yellow brick road), and you’re on your way!

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