One of the best parts of being a new lawyer is the free membership many state and local bar associations offer to newly admitted attorneys. With so many bar associations to join — and so many activities to choose from — how can you make sure you’re spending your time wisely and maximizing your efforts?
In this video, I share four things you should be doing to get the most out of any bar association membership.
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