The Society for New Communications Research has just awarded the State Bar of Texas with a 2008 Excellence in New Communications Award. The on-line social and professional network is the first of its kind among bar associations. The awards program seeks to recognize organizations that are pushing forward by utilizing “social media, ICT, mobile media, online communities, virtual worlds, and collaborative technologies in the areas of media, marketing, public relations, advertising, entertainment, education, politics and social initiatives.” Why is the State Bar of Texas using this platform? Well, for all the same reasons we all are using such sites! Reconnecting with old colleagues and classmates, pursuing business networking and sharing knowledge are some of the obvious perks.
Congratulations to the State Bar of Texas for leading the way in helping lawyers to connect in ways they never before dreamed of!