Getting Started Guide

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Navigation

From the top down, this site's navigation includes:

  • Tabs at the top of the page containing resources and links for members. These Tabs are toggles. Click them once to open them and again to close them.
  • The main menu (blue) links to each section of the website.
  • Bar Briefs: links to recent news items and other information resourceful to members is found in the right margin of all news pages.
  • For Lawyers: The For Lawyers Section is divided up into a number of sub-sections, each with their own menus. If a page found in the "For Lawyers" section has other relevant links, those will be found at the top left margin of the page.
  • The Footer contains links to the most current and useful information on the site.

The Bar's website contains extensive information organized in as logical a fashion as we could devise. In an effort to assist in the process, most of the links you will need are on the Member Links tab at the top of this website. If your not sure where to find something, check there first.

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Logging in to this Website

If you have not received or do not know your login criteria, contact the webmaster and a new welcome email can be generated for you. On your initial login, you will be asked to reset the temporary password you've been assigned.

To login, enter your username and password in login form on the orange tab at the top of the website, or in the footer. Once logged into the site, you can participate in several newly automated processes that will help you keep up with bar news, bar and peer events, peer news, upcoming CLE opportunities, etc.

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Managing Multiple Logins

For those of you who access multiple logins (i.e. partners, paralegals), you must login to only one account at a time, completely log out, and log back in with the new credentials. The system is a little finicky about this. If you have trouble logging in to multiple accounts, please advise the webmaster so that we can monitor this issue.

The Membership Directory and Your Profile

This website provides user managed membership profiles searchable by members of this website and the public. The member directory is patterned after several well known legal profiling sites. We hope you will utilize it as another pathway to connect with peers and members of the public in need of a lawyer's services.

On the Member Directory page, you can search for your profile using the “Search Members” box or the alphabetical search tool at the top of the directory list. If you cannot find your profile, have not received or do not know your login criteria, contact the webmaster for assistance.

Browse to your profile by clicking your name or image in the list generated from your search results. Once on your member profile page, you can edit it, add a new image, change your address or contact information and website, as well as add your full educational and professional resume as you see fit. Updating your member profile is as simple as changing and/or completing the form provided. File limitations exists as to type and size. You may upload image files that do not exceed 2MB.

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Member News Items

When logged into this site, members can post press release and member news in accordance with the Publication Guidelines. Approved member news will be provided to the Bar membership in Tuesday's Bar Brief's Newsletter. All approved member news will be posted to this website, available for review at each member's convenience.

When logged in, you can access forms for submitting member news on the Tabs at the top of this website, from the Bar News pages, and from the Footer of the site.

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Member Classified Items

When logged into this site, members can post classified advertising (help wanted, office space, vacation rentals, etc.) in accordance with the Publication Guidelines. Approved member classifieds will be provided to the Bar membership in Tuesday's Bar Brief's Newsletter. All approved member classifieds will be posted to this website, available for review at each member's convenience.

When logged in, you can access forms for submitting member classifieds on the Tabs at the top of this website, from the Bar News pages, and from the Footer of the site.

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Member Submission Moderation

All member submissions through this website are reviewed and approved for publication by the Communications Committee pursuant to the Publication Guidelines. Moderation is not immediate. You will be notified if there is an error preventing publication of your news item, classified ad or event.

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Events: Registering and Managing

Event management is not a new element of the Bar's website. The new system will help the you and the Bar administration to manage event registrations and reminders much more efficiently. Upcoming Events are listed strategically throughout the website. You can find the complete calendar on the Events page.

The Upcoming Events calendar is organized by month. Each link on the calendar has its own Event page, with full information, locations and registration. Once you've registered for an event, the registration form closes on the main event page, so you don't accidentally duplicate event registrations. If you need to cancel or add to your registrations, you can Manage Your Event Registrations anytime you are logged in.

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Creating an Event

New to the Event Management Tool is the ability for members to create events. Member created events are moderated and, if approved, placed on the calendar along with other Bar events. Member Events can include open houses, CLE's, retirement parties, etc. You can create an event by following the "Create Event" link in the Membership section of the Tabs and Footer navigation when you are logged in to this site.

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Bar Briefs Weekly Newsletter

The Bar's weekly Newsletter will now replace the Bar Briefs. Essentially Bar Briefs is now an online forum. The new electronic Bar Briefs will be delivered weekly on Tuesday morning to the email address associated with your user account. The list is an opt out list. If you do not wish to receive the weekly email, you can opt out by managing your Newsletter Options.

If you do not receive your Bar Briefs on Tuesday, check your email program's spam filters. Even though the Bar Briefs comes to you from "admin@28thjdb.com", a familiar email address, spam filters are smart and recognize the mail is being generated from a website and not the Bar Administrator's email address specifically. We appreciate your patience while we work on establishing best practices to ensure that Bar Members can be as informed as they wish to be.

If you prefer not to receive Bar updates, you can still remain informed. The Bar Briefs are now cataloged online article by article.

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Publication Guidelines

New Tools require new Publication Guidelines. Knowing the Online Bar Briefs publication criteria will ensure your posts will pass moderation approval. Links to the Publication Guidelines are placed strategically throughout the website.

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Paying Your Dues

COMING SOON!

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