DBA Launches New Website
As you may have noticed, the Dallas Bar Association website has a new look. As of January 1, www.dallasbar.org is up-to-date, organized and user friendly. You’ll find the same helpful information that’s always been there, but the website now offers an easier way to find what you are looking for—and there are a few new additions. The website opens with three images promoting upcoming events and our “Today at the DBA” calendar.
Helpful tabs, with easy drop-down navigation, are located at the top of the page, including About the Bar, Membership, For the Public, CLE, Judiciary, Pro Bono and the Belo Mansion.
A prominent Member Login is at the top left of the page and a search option is at the top right. In the middle of the page, you’ll find easy access options for Community Involvement; Staying Connected with press releases, Headnotes and DBA Online; and a Featured DBA Member, where each month a different Section or Committee Chair will be featured. This short Q&A will give you a chance to “meet” one of your fellow DBA members. You may have seen January’s Featured Member—Aaron Tobin, of Anderson Tobin, PLLC, Chair of the Public Forum Committee. February’s Featured Member is James Deets, of Hunton & Williams, LLP, Chair of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Section.
Below this, a list of Quick Links can be found on the right side of the homepage. Don’t forget to take a look at our Publications page for a quick view of all the publications offered by the Dallas Bar Association.
The new DBA Annual Events Page, located under the tab Quick Links option, lists all of the DBA’s main events throughout the year, with detailed information for each and an easy way to contact the corresponding staff member.
Section and Committee pages are available and can be found under the tab “Membership.” The Section pages are a great way to keep your members informed, upload materials and share information about your Section. If your Section hasn’t already appointed a web administrator, please do so and have them contact Jessica Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or (214) 220-7477 for the Section username and password so you can get started on your webpage updates.
Also found under Membership is a link for “New Lawyers/Law Students,” which offers a simple way to see how you, as a new, or soon-to-be, attorney can get involved with the DBA. Also, don’t forget to click the “Get Involved” option under Membership to see how you can sign up for a Committee, Section or volunteer at DVAP.
Under the “For the Public” tab, you can find items such as Law-Related Education, Advertising, DVAP, Legalline and more.