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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 videos. www.chicagobar.org/howto


Mentoring
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.


Member Discounts
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.


CBA Newsstand
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.


Practice Basics
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 Media
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 Profession Series
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.


Coming Soon…
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 kstanton@chicagobar.org.