Bar Bulletin

August, 2004

MEMBERSHIP NEWS
By Janice Jones-Branch

MSBA Members:
Sponsor an MSBA
Associate Member Today!

The Maryland State Bar Association’s (MSBA) Associate Membership category was developed to encourage law students, law office assistants and law office administrators to participate in MSBA. Most MSBA publications, Sections, departments and vendor discounts are applicable to Associate Members.

Law students can take advantage of the benefit of exclusive free Associate Membership in the Young Lawyers Section (YLS). The YLS sponsors the Career Center, which includes an electronic system that connects employers and recruiters with lawyers, paralegals, law clerks and administrative assistants.

All MSBA Practice Sections are open for Associate Members to join. Many offer events, activities and newsletters which can assist students and legal professionals with expanding professional knowledge and development.

MSBA Associate Membership requires the sponsorship of a current MSBA member (with the exception of law students). To request an Associate Member Application for a colleague ($50-$75 annual fee) or student ($25 annual fee) that you know, call the MSBA Membership Department at (410) 685-7878. Both Associate and Section Membership applications can also be processed online at www.msba.org/departments/membership/join.htm.

Take Your Membership
a Step Further by Joining
an MSBA Section

From business law and litigation to labor law and taxation, the MSBA has 23 Sections that will expand your professional knowledge and development.

Sections offer events, activities and newsletters that keep you up- to-date with events of interest to you as an attorney, law student, paralegal or law office administrator.

Convenient print and electronic newsletters feature information about recent case developments of issues relevant to your field of practice (select sections).

Electronic mailing lists allow you to share and gather information from other legal professionals.

Associate Members of MSBA receive one free Section membership, while the Young Lawyers Section offers free membership to law students.

Visit www.msba.org for more information about MSBA Sections and to sign up for Section Membership online.

Complete Online Survey
Coming Soon!

MSBA will be asking for your thoughts and priorities on a variety of issues, including membership benefits, technology, quality of life and professional satisfaction. Will your opinion count? Absolutely! Tell us what you think and we will carefully evaluate your input, using it to guide future action. We plan to respond to your professional membership needs as we strive to improve and update service and delivery of the important products and information that you require.

For your convenience, survey questions will be accessible online. Make certain your voice is heard. Look for more information next month.

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