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The Bar Association of Erie County has devoted the month of February to showing our members just how much we appreciate them! The following free services will be available only to members throughout the entire month:

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOPS – From February 6 -10, we will offer workshops to bring members up to date on Facebook (February 6 & 9), Twitter (February 7 & 10), LinkedIn (February 8) and more. Learn how to create impactful business profiles and online messaging to enhance your practice. All workshops will be held at the Bar Association from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Call Elise Rahner at 852-8687 to secure your space.

FREE CASEMAKER TRAINING – We will offer online training sessions to familiarize you with our latest member benefit. Casemaker is a comprehensive web-based legal research system that is available to all members free of charge for the duration of membership. Learn more about it via GoToMeeting video conferencing from the convenience of your office. See a list of free training webinars. A live training session will also be held at Bar Headquarters on March 8, 2017. No charge for our members with free CLE credit. Held twice for your convenience. See Unleashing the Power of Casemaker.

FREE HEAD SHOTS – Say "cheese!" From February 21-24, members can come to Bar Headquarters to have professional head shots taken. High resolution digital copies will be emailed to you afterwards for your use. Photographs will be taken between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and again from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call Susan Kohlbacher at 852-8687 ext. 120 to set up an appointment.


FREE CREDITED CLE PROGRAMSEvery Tuesday, members can take advantage of the following free Encore Video Replays. Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure space.

Tuesday, February 7, 12:00 -1:00 p.m. – New York’s Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Process
1.0 CLE credit: Skills

Tuesday, February 14, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. – DWI: Refresher Overview of the 2012 DMV Regulations, Case Law Update, and Various Trial Issues
1.0  CLE credit: 0.5 Areas of Professional Practice, 0.5 Skills

Tuesday, February 21, 12:00 -1:00 p.m. – Domestic Animal Owner Liability in the Fourth Department
1.0  CLE credit: Areas of Professional Practice

Tuesday, February 28, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. – Lawyers, Cloud and Mobile Computing, and Ethics
1.0 CLE credit: 0.5 Ethics, 0.5 Law Practice Management