Law Student and Young Lawyer Resources
by Patricia Jordan
At CBABC, we are working to provide you with better access to online resources that help satisfy your professional needs. At the request of several law students and young lawyers, CBABC created a resource page containing information on CBA membership, member savings, Section membership, publications, legal careers, listservs, the student mentor program, practice advisory panels and more. Visit the “Law Student and Young Lawyer Resources” page in “Practice Resources” for further information.
In February 2006, I invited CBA law students to e-mail me indicating their interest in the law student listserv. Because of the overwhelming response from you, CBA recently launched a listserv for the Young Lawyers Section. If you are a CBA law student or a Young Lawyers Section member, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to join your listserv.
What can the CBA do for you?
We can introduce you to young lawyers nationwide, assist in developing your networking skills, and through participation in Sections help you gain professional advantage in your law practice. As a CBA member, you will receive valuable discounts on communications, entertainment, travel and leisure, office supplies and professional services, in addition to many other benefits. Learn about these discounts in “Member Savings” under “Membership.”
CBA PracticeLink – Starting Out
CBA PracticeLink, a national award-winning web site, offers a wealth of information and resources to assist law students and new lawyers. Each month, CBA PracticeLink brings you a new chapter of Paul McLaughlin’s Welcome to Reality: A New Lawyer’s Guide to Success. The book addresses the real needs of new lawyers, and focuses on the practical knowledge, skills, attitudes, and habits that will launch your career. These articles recently appeared in “Starting Out”:
- My Last Lecture: Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers
- What You Didn’t Learn in Law School: Top Tips for New Lawyers
- Keep Your Head Above Water
Ask the Webmaster
What is Podcasting?
Podcasting refers to the distribution of digital files like MP3s, via the Internet and RSS feeds, right to your computer. You can watch and listen online or download podcasts at your convenience.
Site Du Jour
Recent podcasts include "How to Manage Your Cash Flow: Use Your Banker As Your Partner" and "Create a Winning Client Retention Strategy in 5 Steps."
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 April 2006 issue of BarTalk. © 2006 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.