Lawyers Journal

Recent Web enhancements offer members new services, easy use

In an industry tight on time and resources, www.massbar.org provides some improved online solutions for members of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

"My Resources" is a one-stop shop for members to quickly access all of their online tools and customize their online preferences. With just one click, members will be directed to: a page of organized links to Casemaker and its related products; featured CLE publications and programs; a calendar of their section meetings and sponsored CLE programs; links to timesaving member resources; and helpful practice tips.

Also available on this Web page is the ability to subscribe to an RSS feed of daily legal headlines as posted to the MBA's homepage each weekday morning. To take advantage of this new member benefit, visit www.massbar.org/myresources.

"'My Resources' is another way the MBA can help attorneys streamline the business of lawyering," said MBA President Valerie A. Yarashus. The MBA's Technology Task Force, led by Peter McDermott, has been busy evaluating online services and recommending this and other key enhancements to the MBA's Web site.

Another recently added Web feature is online classifieds. Members who would like to advertise for office space sharing, recruiting office help, lawyer-to-lawyer services and other specialized categories should visit www.massbar.org/classifieds. Online postings will remain free for members for a limited time.

In the next few months, section council chairs will be working to add and further tailor their section pages for section or division membership. Once finalized, Family

Law pages, for example, will include articles, links and document templates that pertain to family law practitioners.

Now available for each section are online alphabetical membership rosters. Also, look for more information on section-specific blogs and other evolutions to these substantiated Web pages. When section council chairs and their designated Web liaisons further customize these pages, section members will receive an e-mail with a link back to the pages.

Also coming in January 2010, the MBA will launch "MBA On Demand," an innovative approach to CLE and other association offerings. MBA members will be able to watch a live stream or recorded MBA CLE presentation from the comfort of their home or office. Look for details in future issues of Lawyers Journal, e-Journal and the MBA's monthly CLE brochures.

 

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