Senior Lawyers Newsletter
The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Senior Lawyers

June 2015, vol. 6, no. 3

How and why you should join the Senior Lawyers Discussion Group

I have been asked by several senior lawyers to again provide a step-by-step guide for signing up to the Senior Lawyers Discussion Group. To sign up for the Senior Lawyers Discussion Group, you must first go to the ISBA Web site. In order to do this, you type ISBA.org into your browser’s (Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.) search space. With your mouse, you click on ISBA.org which will open the ISBA Web site. Once at the Web site, take a look at the red bar near the top of the page. Scroll with your cursor to “member groups” and click on that. In the drop-down menu, click on Senior Lawyers. On the next page, you will see “resources”; click on senior lawyers discussion group sign up under resources. On the next page, type in your ISBA username and password. You should now be able to join the Senior Lawyers Discussion Group. Welcome to the world of chatting with or asking questions of over 300 fellow senior lawyers.

Now that you know how to join the Senior Lawyers Discussion Group, these are some of the reasons you will find joining a wise decision. Many times an issue will come up in your practice that has been seen and dealt with by many senior lawyers. If this issue is new to you, a simple query on the senior lawyers discussion list will help answer any questions you might have. It is like having a senior lawyer consultant at your fingertips at all times. Not only are substantive issues of law dealt with in the discussion group, but also issues unique to senior lawyers. There have been discussions concerning Social Security, Medicare, and even where one can find senior discounts at restaurants and stores. Useful and helpful tips have been given by fellow senior lawyers. Once you are signed up for the discussion group, you are able to access the prior discussions that have taken place in the forum.

If you have difficulty typing, but are still able to speak clearly, I would recommend the use of Dragon Naturally Speaking. This article was dictated directly to Dragon Naturally Speaking with no typing on my part. If you can speak, you can participate in the Senior Lawyers Discussion Group.

If you are having any trouble signing up for the discussion list, or have any questions concerning the discussion list, do not hesitate to e-mail me at mateerdon@gmail.com. If a simple e-mail will not answer your question, I will call you directly. ■