Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012
My Bar Access launch means enhanced member-to-member interaction
Simply login to start using this online community
The Massachusetts Bar Association earlier this month launched
My Bar Access, which replaces the Section/Division
portion of the MBA website. The growing number of members who have
taken simple steps to set up profiles and use the online community
have shared positive feedback.
"So far I am really liking this update! I am a new attorney so I
did not spend too much time on the older version of the website,
but I am finding this much more interactive and easier to navigate!
Well done," said MBA Young Lawyers Division member Helen Partlow,
who recently joined the MBA.
Discussions (also known as listservs) and blogs are the most
popular features being used by Partlow and other members who have
begun conversations with MBA peers through My Bar
Access. Members can also benefit from using resource
libraries and announcements to share information.
My Bar Access profiles can be set-up by pulling
in work experience and biographical information from LinkedIn
profiles, which helps to quicken the process.
The following simple steps can instantly connect users with
- Login and agree to terms: Sign in
using your MBA user name and password and sign the Code of
- Create your profile and settings: Include your
bio and photo and customize the frequency and format of your
notifications (your profile info from LinkedIn may be pulled
- Start connecting: Post blogs, discussions
(listservs) or upload a resource library entry for your
Resource materials -- including "Getting
Started on My Bar Access" and "How to Use My Bar Access" -- posted
in various areas throughout the site, can help users with
questions. Following a review of those resources, members who need
further help should contact the My Bar Access Help Desk at [e-mail mybaraccess].