Introducing CBA Community, 1218 COBJ, Vol. 47, No. 11 Pg. 4

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Introducing CBA Community

Vol. 47, No. 11 [Page 4]

The Colorado Lawyer

December, 2018

CBA PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

By JOHN VAUGHT, J.

In the October issue of Colorado Lawyer, I addressed the importance of expanding broadband connectivity in all Colorado counties. As important as it is to our profession for communities to be connected to the Internet, it is equally important for members of the legal community to be connected to one another. Imagine waking up every day with the best legal minds in Colorado just a click away. This is now the reality with the launch of the newest CBA member benefit, CBA Community.[1]

Globally, there has been a steady rise in online communities. They are used by businesses, neighborhoods, churches, professions, and countless other entities, including bar associations. In fact, Colorado is the 22nd state bar association to use Higher Logic to create an online community (not including bar associations using other technology to create connectedness). With the launch of CBA Community, members have a space that is private and exclusive to engage with one another about our unique experiences as Colorado attorneys.

Customized for a Personal Experience

Many public-facing online professional communities are good for getting questions answered, but at times can feel overwhelming and impersonal. CBA Community gives every member a customized experience:

■ Personalized views based on membership preferences and interests allow you to focus on what is most important to your career and practice area.

■ Privacy settings are based on your choices, allowing as much or as little information as you want to share with members or the public.

■ Email preferences and community notifications are editable to your liking.

CBA Community is a custom vehicle of what your membership has to offer.

A Colorado-Specific Resource

Because CBA Community is a community of our peers and colleagues, it will be a resource of people who understand the practice of law and specifically, practicing law in Colorado. The discussion element of the site combines listserv functionality with...

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