Resources for Lawyers
by Patricia Jordan
At CBA, we are working hard to provide you with better access to online resources that help you gain a professional advantage in your law practice. I invite you to visit the CBA websites and explore the wealth of information to be found online. Here is a brief introduction to a few CBA resources.
CBA PracticeLink Podcast
New Ways to Practice Work Life Balance
One of the greatest challenges facing legal professionals today is achieving a productive and satisfying professional career without sacrificing personal and family life. This month on CBA PracticeLink, listen to a roundtable podcast on work life balance featuring a panel of experts. The podcast was recorded live at the 2006 CBA Canadian Legal Conference in St. John’s.
Also new on CBA PracticeLink (www.cba.org/CBA/PracticeLink):
- How CRM Systems Can Turn Contacts into Clients
- Starting a New Firm: Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid and Top 10 Tips for Success
- Selling or Closing a Solo Law Practice in Canada
- Quick tips on marketing, financial management, client services and more.
Best Business Practices
More than ever, law firms are looking for best practices and solutions that enable them to recruit and retain the best and brightest legal professionals. A more competitive labour market and the changing expectations of employees are motivating employers to take the issue of work life balance seriously. For detailed information on best business practices and much more visit www.cba.org/bc/practice_resources/work_life/default.aspx.
Did you know?
- The “CBABC News & Jobs E-mail” reaches more than 5,000 lawyers and law firms each week.
- HR ads featured in the weekly e-mail were downloaded more than 100,000 times since October 2005.
- CBA members can access employment and volunteer opportunities online, including BarTalk classified ads.
CBABC News & Jobs Weekly E-mail
CBABC’s weekly e-mail service is a quick and cost-effective way to distribute your HR ad directly to B.C. lawyers who may be interested in a new career opportunity. You can view the e-mail online by clicking on the “CBABC News & Jobs” link under “Quick Links” on our home page at www.cba.org/bc. For ad rates and additional information, contact Jesse Tarbotton at email@example.com.
Sections represent more than 43 practice areas and special interest groups. The many benefits of Section membership include: networking opportunities; access to targeted up-to-date information in your area of practice; online access to archived Section minutes; CBABC listservs; and more. Visit “Sections & Groups” for further information or e-mail Fran Hodgkins, Section Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Site du Jour
TechnoLawyer is a leading online resource for legal technology and practice management information. TechnoLawyer has teamed up with CBA PracticeLink to provide CBA members with free access to their online archive for one year, a US $65 value.
Patricia Jordan is the CBABC Manager, Interactive Media. She welcomes your comments, questions and suggestions. Tel: 604-646-7861 E-mail: email@example.com
This article was published in the October 2006 issue of BarTalk. © 2006 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.