The Atlanta Lawyer January/February 2015 - Page 11

Your Bar Section Engagement on the Atlanta Bar Website T he Atlanta Bar’s Sections are often referred to as the life of the organization. Last year, our 22 Sections hosted a total of 186 events, including 94 breakfasts, 35 lunches, 9 evening events, 73 CLE programs, 25 social networking events, 12 pro bono activities and 11 community service programs. Due to the numerous and exciting activities of our Sections, it should come as no surprise that improved Section website functionality was at the top of our list of requirements when researching website providers for our recent migration. The new website platform allows each Section to host a customized calendar of events, searchable Section directory, multiple forum threads and topics, Section blog, photo gallery and more. Members can upload their own photos from events and comment on posts and images. All of these enhancements and benefits allow you to engage with members more easily and efficiently. Directory Access your Section directory by clicking Group Directory on the top left of your Section page. Hover over each Member’s name to get a quick view with photo, contact info and quick links to connect and message members. Customize your search by clicking the Start New Search icon. Filter results by zip code, practice area, name, firm or any other criteria by typing in the search box (be sure to select your Section name in the group drop down list.) Blogs more. Viewers can comment on posts and share information on social networking sites. Search all blog posts for specific content by typing criteria in Search all Posts. Forum Sections can share community service opportunities, surveys, job vacancies, etc. on the Section forum. Submit quick replies, share on social media and subscribe to instant updates. Calendar View upcoming Section events at a glance with the Upcoming Events tool listed on the right side of your Section page. Get a comprehensive list of Section sponsored events, relevant teleseminars and webcasts by clicking the calendar icon on the top right navigation of your Section page. Photo Gallery Share your event photos with the Section! Click the photo gallery icon from the n