Staying Connected on the Atlanta Bar Website
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Posted by: Brantly Watts
Many of you are aware that the Atlanta Bar hosts multiple interactive social media platforms; such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Vimeo. Members can always find links to these pages on the Atlanta Bar website. Recently, the Atlanta Bar switched website and database providers, which allowed for new and improved features and social media capabilities. The new platform contains easier access to information and resources, upgraded Section groups and directories, and a customizable calendar of events.
Once you log in to the website with your username and password (remember, all passwords were reset to atlantabar1 in June due to the website migration), you can customize your profile, upload your headshot, register for events, pay your dues, and more.
Your Atlanta Bar Profile
Updating your member profile helps us connect with you, and send you timely and important information on current and future Bar programs. Your profile can contain specific areas of practice, list education information and provide social and volunteer organizations that you are involved in. Other Atlanta Bar members will also be able to view this information in the Atlanta Bar online Member Directory. Be sure to make a list of favorite Atlanta Bar website pages for easy access to information relevant to your interests.
The new website can link your personal and professional social media pages to your account so that you can share information on multiple platforms with the click of a button. The Sections that you are currently a member of will automatically be connected your profile. Upload your headshot to complete your online presence!
Connect (and Communicate) with Members
Did you know you can grow your legal network using the Atlanta Bar Member Directory? Connecting with other Atlanta Bar Members allows you to stay current on the latest legal community news and events, and can even help you with referrals. Simply search for members by location, name, firm or even area of practice in the membership directory which is located under “For Members”. Once you click on a member’s name in the search, you can access his or her profile. Clicking on the message icon at the top of the profile allows you to send an email through the system. Clicking the Connect icon can initiate further social interaction. Once you connect with members, you can easily access your list of connections from the My Profile box which is always located on the top right side of the website. Connections allow you to view your colleagues’ updated information, events and social networks with the simple click of a link.
More Than Just a Calendar
Filter Events: The new interactive website calendar allows members to filter event types, view a monthly event snapshot, export events to Outlook or mobile calendars, and more. To view an event or to register, just click on the event name.
Talk to a Colleague: Telling a friend or colleague about an event is easy with the new “Tell a Friend” feature. Click the Tell a Friend icon, enter up to 10 email addresses, supply a brief message and the Atlanta Bar website does the rest!
Get Directions: Multiple browser windows are no longer needed to navigate from your office to a Bar breakfast or social event with the new Google map interface located at the bottom of the event page. Our website is also mobile ready, so you can even access the map interface from your smart phone or tablet for on-the-go navigation.
Attendee List: Find out which friends or colleagues will be attending an event by clicking a link under registration information.
In the coming months, look for additional add-ons, such as platforms to share photos and documents and more information on Section community group pages and features. For more information and instructions, view our Website User’s Guide. We welcome your feedback on the website and how we might make it a more useful tool for your membership enjoyment. Submit feedback here.