New at the CBA
The CBA is pleased to announce the
following new member services...
More FREE CLE!
The CBA offers members a wide array of FREE CLE that
qualifies for Illinois MCLE credit and professional responsibility
credit-enough to meet your MCLE requirement. Choose from free monthly
seminars (live programs and archived webcasts) or attend in-person/ live
webcasts of noon hour practice area committee meetings offering free CLE
credit (over 75 meetings every month). www.chicagobar.org/freecle
Free Professional Development Tools
The CBA's LPMT Division offers "How To"
training programs at no cost to members. Sessions typically do not
qualify for MCLE credit, but are an effective way for you to stay fresh
and topical on what's happening in law office technology. Members also
have online access to free Practice Pointers and Minute with a Judge
The CBA now has three mentoring programs: a formal
lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring program offering cle credit to both mentors
and mentees upon completion, an informal group mentoring program based
on practice interests, and the Alliance for Women mentoring circles that
discuss a variety of practice issues. www.chicagobar.org/mentoring
Solo Small Firm Resource Portal
Learn how to start and grow your solo/small firm
practice. Resources include a Start Up Boot Camp,
marketing and business networking tips, law office management and
technology programs, consulting services and more. Go
to the members-only Portal.
Save on Staples, Verizon, Best Buy, Expedia and other
national providers through member discount programs. Also
save on law office management and technology software. www.chicagobar.org/save
Online Document Library
With over 1000+ files (and growing), The Chicago Bar
Association Online Library includes selected articles, checklists, slide
decks and sample documents culled from the past two years of Continuing
Legal Education courses, committee meetings and the CBA Record. As a CBA
member you can search, view and download substantive content from
experts near and far and make the most of your membership. The library
will continue to grow, so check back frequently! www.chicagobar.org/onlinelibrary
Alliance for Women Happenings
The CBA’s Alliance for Women continues to expand
its professional programming, resources and networking events, many
cosponsored with other bar associations and business groups. www.chicagobar.org/afw
Technology Training Center Now Open
Hands-on, Interactive Technology Training for
Members and Support Staff! The CBA's "Technology Training Center"
is officially open on the 1st floor of Association Headquarters and
class are now enrolling. Learn more and register for a class at www.chicagobar.org/techtraining.
The CBA is pleased to announce a new member service, CBA
Newsstand by Lexology. The CBA Newsstand is a daily email aimed at
providing CBA members with valuable and free practical know-how. This
member benefit is designed to enhance the professional knowledge and
understanding of CBA members confronting increasingly diverse and
complex issues of law. Through the CBA Newsstand, members have access to
a global legal knowledge base that delivers daily essential know-how and
market intelligence to their desktop. Members automatically receive the
CBA Newsstand with their membership. Learn more at www.chicagobar.org/newsstand.
Career Advancement Program
The C.A.P. program has been created to help members
of all experience levels and backgrounds move forward in their careers.
This special program features longtime Chicago lawyer and career
advancement professional Kathy Morris of Under Advisement, Ltd. www.chicagobar.org/CAP.
A free speaker series geared to newer lawyers
and with a focus on the fundamentals of today’s legal
practice. Sessions are taught by seasoned leaders from
Chicago’s legal community. www.chicagobar.org/practicebasics
Market Your Legal Practice with Social
Check out the CBA's social
media resources and see how you can stay in touch with current
clients and reach new clients online.
Young Lawyers Section Future of the
Events, special projects and articles developed by the
Young Lawyers Section to address what is no longer working for the
legal profession as well as open discussions as to
what alternatives exist to create a legal profession where job
satisfaction and success are not at odds. The YLS hopes to start a
conversation across all areas of the legal market on how this industry
needs to change, and how we need to be planning for what it will be, not
what it has been. Learn
more about the series.
Programs for retiring lawyers, legal technology
compliance certification, business development workshops, expanded
leadership training, practical networking events and more. The CBA
is working hard to meet your needs. Send your ideas for new
benefits to firstname.lastname@example.org.