Sweeping national headlines, the Heartbleed bug is a "massive vulnerability for websites". The North Carolina Bar Association has assembled a resource for their members called "What Lawyers Need to Know About the Heartbleed Bug".
Read the full article from the NCBA here, written by NABE member Erik Mazzone.
Vermont Bar launches incubator project
The Vermont Bar Association is kicking off a "Lawyer Incubator Pilot Project" to try to encourage new lawyers to set up practices in underserved areas of the state. The 18-month project will match 2-3 new lawyers with VBA staff and experienced attorneys. Read more on the bar's website.
Task force studying Michigan attempt to make state bar dues voluntary
The introduction of a bill in the Michigan Legislature to make most of the State Bar of Michigan's dues voluntary, has led to the state's Supreme Court creating a task force to study the issue.
The task force will examine whether the portion of dues not used to pay for administering the state's attorney disciplinary system, be made voluntary. Read more in the Grand Rapids Business Journal.
Wyoming Bar begins new pro bono effort
The Wyoming State Bar is starting a new program called "I'll Do One," designed to increase lawyers' participation in taking on pro bono cases.
The bar is partnering with the Wyoming Center for Legal Aid on the program. Read more about it in The Casper Journal.
Colorado Bar to open workspace for members
The Colorado and Denver Bar Associations are opening a space for members to work, recharge mobile devices, and meet their fellow attorneys. The program, called Stratum, is designed to give members "a stronger sense of community and collegiality." Read more about Stratum on the Denver Bar website.
Nevada attorney oath now includes civility language
Nevada attorneys must now swear to behave in a civil manner to each other, judges, and the public, as part of an amendment to the state's attorney oath. The langauge was added by the state's Supreme Court, at the request of the Nevada State Bar. Read more about the amendment in the Las Vegas Review Journal.
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