Liaisons connect our
division to other
entities in the ABA.
Goals of Liaisons
To represent the needs and concerns of the Law
Student Division to other ABA entities.
To communicate opportunities and developments
within ABA entities to the Law Student Division
and to law students across the country.
● To encourage more students to take advantage of their 5 free
entity memberships that come with their Law Student Division
○ 70,000 members = 350,000 potential
○ Roughly 1/3 (130,000 or so) actually became members
● To encourage entities to be more active and visible within the
Division via events, outreach, and publication.
● To create tangible, relevant content for all law students.
● To focus also on continuity from year to year.
Goals for 2016-2017
High-profile in ABA
Travel for events.
Great opportunity to
network and start
Networking and … jobs?
More seats in the House of
Reaching out to future
dues paying members.
More successful programs
More activity = greater
For the Division:
Information on careers
Breaking down the walls
THE BLOG THE CALENDAR
● Practice area pages on ABAforLawStudents
● Monthly and geographically targeted e-mails
● Social media
● Guest appearances on the Podcast?
to your entity...
Student pricing at your events (free
is a great price for students)
Relevant Student Programming
Reception for Students
Encourage law school visits
Coordinate with ABA Reps & SBA
Plan events at law schools during annual
(New York, August), midyear (Miami,
February), spring, or fall meetings.
… bring your
entity to students
How to start your LSD Liaison experience right:
Reach out to your section early
Familiarize yourself with the reimbursement available and begin making
Key section contacts:
Membership Committee (or Law Student Committee)
Don’t be afraid to suggest new ideas (1-to-1 recruiting; newsletter; law
Young Lawyers Division liaisons/committees can be great partners
Your experience is what you make of it
Profile your entity. What does it do?
Q&A: New Section Chairs, Longtime Leaders.
Original Blog Articles.
Topical Posts: Prince’s estate, Pokemon Go.
Secondary Publication: Section magazines, newsletters.
Events: Call to action, not just calendar listings.
Podcasts: Law Student Podcast. Does yours do one?
Video: Even just a small snippet.
Webinars/CLE/Slides: Educational tools for students.
Photos: Photo of the Day, Social Media.
● Report in! Tell us you watched the show.
● Start communicating: Chair, Directors, Staff, Other Liaisons.
● Evaluate your entity’s ABA for Law Students page.
○ Does it exist?
○ Is it up to date?
○ What’s missing (programs for students)?
○ Show it to leadership for their input.
● Ask leadership if they know our students can be members.
● Update your entity’s funding chart information (next slide).
● Having trouble? firstname.lastname@example.org.
● Unresponsive entity? Reach out to the profession as a whole.
● Take a look at the chart. Information is old, might be the same.
● Are you a voting member of the entity (yes or no)?
● Does your entity provide funding (yes or no)?
● Is funding provided for entity meetings?
● Is funding provided for Midyear and/or Annual meetings?
● Is funding provided for administrative expenses?
● Is there a prerequisite to receiving reimbursement?
● Are there meetings which require mandatory attendance by the
Monthly (even if nothing to report)