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
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