Liaison Training - 2016-2017
Confirm
Attendance
ambar.org/LSDLiaisons2016
YOUR
ABA
ENTITY
LAW
STUDENT
DIVISION
OUR
LIAISONS
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 op...
● To encourage more students to take advantage of their 5 free
entity memberships that come with their Law Student Divisio...
The Advantages
For Liaisons:
High-profile in ABA
entities.
Travel for events.
Great opportunity to
network and start
build...
Tools
THE BLOG THE CALENDAR
Also:
● Practice area pages on ABAforLawStudents
● Monthly and geographically targeted e-mails...
Bring students
to your entity...
Events
Student pricing at your events (free
is a great price for students)
Relevant Stude...
How to start your LSD Liaison experience right:
Reach out to your section early
Familiarize yourself with the reimbursemen...
Profile your entity. What does it do?
Q&A: New Section Chairs, Longtime Leaders.
Original Blog Articles.
Topical Posts: Pr...
● Report in! Tell us you watched the show.
● Start communicating: Chair, Directors, Staff, Other Liaisons.
● Evaluate your...
● Take a look at the chart. Information is old, might be the same.
● Are you a voting member of the entity (yes or no)?
● ...
Reporting
Monthly (even if nothing to report)
ambar.org/LSDLiaisons2016
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2016-2017 Liaison Training Presentation

  1. 1. Liaison Training - 2016-2017
  2. 2. Confirm Attendance ambar.org/LSDLiaisons2016
  3. 3. YOUR ABA ENTITY LAW STUDENT DIVISION OUR LIAISONS Liaisons connect our division to other entities in the ABA.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. ● To encourage more students to take advantage of their 5 free entity memberships that come with their Law Student Division membership. ○ 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
  6. 6. The Advantages For Liaisons: High-profile in ABA entities. Travel for events. Great opportunity to network and start building your reputation. Networking and … jobs? For Entities: More seats in the House of Delegates. Reaching out to future dues paying members. More successful programs via student participation. Publication. More activity = greater visibility. For the Division: Opportunities: Events, scholarships, and competitions. Content. Information on careers and networking. Breaking down the walls internally.
  7. 7. Tools THE BLOG THE CALENDAR Also: ● Practice area pages on ABAforLawStudents ● Monthly and geographically targeted e-mails ● Social media ● Guest appearances on the Podcast?
  8. 8. Bring students to your entity... Events 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 Presidents Plan events at law schools during annual (New York, August), midyear (Miami, February), spring, or fall meetings. … bring your entity to students
  9. 9. How to start your LSD Liaison experience right: Reach out to your section early Familiarize yourself with the reimbursement available and begin making plans NOW Key section contacts: Staff Director Membership Committee (or Law Student Committee) Section Chair Don’t be afraid to suggest new ideas (1-to-1 recruiting; newsletter; law student programming) Young Lawyers Division liaisons/committees can be great partners REMEMBER: Your experience is what you make of it
  10. 10. 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. Content Ideas
  11. 11. ● 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? adam.music@americanbar.org. ● Unresponsive entity? Reach out to the profession as a whole. Action Items
  12. 12. ● 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 liaison? Funding Chart
  13. 13. Reporting Monthly (even if nothing to report) ambar.org/LSDLiaisons2016

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