X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

During my 16 years of practice, I have been involved with four different bar associations. With each new membership, I became more involved in the bar association. What I have realized is that the more involved I have been with my local bar association, the more I have gotten out of my membership. As the current membership chairperson for the Chester County Bar Association, I feel it is important not only to recruit new members, but also to retain current membership by offering something for everyone. While it is never too late to become an active participant in your local bar association, I believe that to reap the most opportunities, you should get involved in your local bar association as early in your career as possible. Below, I offer my top 10 reasons why you should not only join, but also be involved in, your local bar association.

Meet Young Lawyers

Every bar association I have been involved in has had a young lawyers division that has its own meetings and sponsors its own events. Whether you practice in the county you grew up in (and therefore know a lot of people), or are brand new to the county (and do not know anyone yet), the young lawyers division of your local bar association provides you with the opportunity to meet new people just like you. Connecting with other young lawyers is particularly helpful if you work at a smaller firm where you may be the only “young” lawyer.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2017 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.