MBA members are encouraged to set up their profiles on My Bar
Access to begin using the association's latest online member
benefit to enhance online interaction with peers.
The Massachusetts Bar Association in December launched this
online community exclusive to MBA members, replacing the former
Section/Division portion of the MBA website. The growing number of
members who have taken simple steps to set up profiles and use the
tool have provided positive feedback on the ease of using My Bar
Discussions (also known as listservs) and blogs are the most
popular features among current users, but MBA members can also
benefit from using resource libraries and announcements to share
To streamline the process getting started on My Bar Access,
member profiles can be populated by pulling in work experience and
biographical information from individuals' LinkedIn profiles.
The following simple steps can instantly connect users with
fellow members at
- Login and agree to terms: Sign in using your
MBA user name and password and sign the Code of Conduct.
- 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
Helpful materials, including "Getting Started on My Bar Access"
and "How to Use My Bar Access," which are posted in the Resource
Center and 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 by
e-mailing [e-mail mybaraccess].