Montgomery, Ala., February 1, 2008 - The Alabama State Bar's Web site at www.alabar.org
has a new look. With more than 2,000 pages and a redesigned home page, the site makes online navigation easier and faster for lawyers and the public. The site was last changed in 2001.
According to State Bar Executive Director Keith B. Norman, "This effort is part of our ongoing plan to better serve our members and to provide them with the information that they need to conduct business and research effectively."
The main navigation of the site has been revised to put the most popular areas of the site within easy reach by using "rollover menus." When a user points the mouse at an item on the navigation menu, the menu will expand vertically to show all of the sub-navigation items. For example, when users point to "Publications," a list of all publications will be displayed and the user can instantly navigate right to the area they are seeking.
The Web site has been reorganized under the following headings: Office of General Counsel; Bar Directory; Members; Programs/Departments; Publications; Public Resources, and; About the Bar. The site averages more than 3,500 visitors per day, with more than 19,000 pages viewed daily. The most popular destinations include: Online Directory (636,000 annual pageviews); Member Central (129,000 annual pageviews); and, Ethics Opinions (95,000 annual pageviews).
Future changes are planned for section and committee pages which will reflect an affinity with the ASB site.
The 15,700-member Alabama State Bar is dedicated to promoting the professional responsibility, competence and satisfaction of its members; improving the administration of justice, and; increasing public understanding and respect for the law.