Alabama State Bar members have access to valuable educational programs and select discounts on products and services to benefit both your practice and work-life balance, as well as invaluable resources and information to enhance your professional success. As your partner in the profession, the Alabama State Bar encourages its members to take advantage of these benefits.
- Practice Resources
Practice Management Assistance Program
The Practice Management Assistance Program (PMAP) serves as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of information about the effective management of the modern law office. The program was created to serve the needs of solo practitioners and lawyers practicing in small firms, and to protect the public from lawyers whose management skills are inadequate to allow them to deliver competent legal services in a timely manner. The PMAP staff can provide you with information on management, marketing, finance and technology for the small law practice, provide referrals to management and technology consultants, and answer your practice management questions.
Clio Practice Management
Clio is the most widely used, cloud-based practice management system in the world. An invaluable tool for law firms of all sizes, Clio overcomes many of the technical hurdles presented by conventional practice management solutions allowing lawyers to simplify their workflow and focus valuable time on serving their clients. Every day tens of thousands of lawyers use Clio to schedule meetings, organize cases, track time and issue bills. Accessible from your Mac or PC, phone or tablet, Clio allows lawyers to take control of their practice from any device in any location at any time. Clio even integrates seamlessly with other popular applications like LawPay, Quickbooks Online, Gmail and Office 365. Alabama State Bar members are eligible for a 10% lifetime discount on Clio, as well as:
- a free 7-day trial
- free data migrations
- unlimited access to award winning customer support and training
Conference America offers you significant savings for your conference calling services. Conference America is an Alabama-based conferencing service provider that offers unparalleled call clarity, reliability and customer service. Alabama State Bar members can enjoy a special introductory discount of up to 45% for outstanding conference calling services. Contact Conference America today to experience their unmatched quality and fantastic commitment to customer service. After clicking on the button below, enter ‘Alabama State Bar’ in the Promo Code field or contact 800-925-8000 or email@example.com.
Corel Bar Association Program
Corel is pleased to announce that we’re raising the bar on legal software with a special program designed specifically for legal professionals: the Corel Bar Association Program. We’ve selected our five best products for legal customers and made them available at up to 50% off! That means you can get productivity-enhancing tools for word processing, Tables of Authorities creation, PDF publishing, video playback and file compression–all at special savings.
CosmoLex Practice Management
CosmoLex is dedicated to providing the legal community with high-quality content focused on expanding your knowledge of practice management, legal accounting, technological advances, and additional pertinent topics in an easy-to-understand format. Here you’ll find some hand picked resources, that we hope will be educational for you and your law practice! Ten percent lifetime discount on CosmoLex Law Practice Management Software – This exclusive program gives lifetime savings for Alabama State Bar members (proof of membership required). CosmoLex combines practice management, billing and accounting, all in one login – making it the total solution that solo and small law firms can rely on to run their entire practice. Cloud access lets you get work done in the office or on the road. CosmoLex practice management keeps your meetings and tasks organized, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks. The billing section captures all time and expenses in the moment – as soon as they occur. And when your bills go out on time, you reap the rewards of better cash flow and higher profits. The accounting menu handles all the intricacies of business and IOLTA trust accounting right out of the box. CosmoLex helps you stay compliant with Rule 1.15 of the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct on book keeping requirements for Alabama IOLTA accounts. Small Law firms in all 50 states use CosmoLex to make their practice more compliant, efficient and profitable. And when you use CosmoLex in conjunction with LawPay, you can avoid many of the problems of processing client credit cards, as this short video explains. Try CosmoLex free for 30 days and see how it streamlines your practice.
Easysoft – Closing Software
Easysoft specializes in helping real estate attorneys and title agents simplify their closings. Our closing software offers revolutionary document automation that streamlines the closing process eliminating risks and repetitive tasks. For more information, visit www.easysoft-usa.com or call 800-905-7638. Try the full version of Easysoft today and receive a 20% discount when you sign up (offer applicable to new clients only). Please use the code ALABAR when ordering.
Indexed I/O makes lawyers work better, not harder. As a pioneer in on-demand eDiscovery, the company is focused on bringing solo and small firms advanced technologies to improve the way eDiscovery is managed. A true DIY eDiscovery platform, Indexed I/O allows users to focus on their data, not the technology.
LawPay Credit/Debit Card Processing Merchant Account
The ability to accept debit and credit cards for legal fees and expenses is a great way to attract clients, improve cash flow and reduce collection efforts. A LawPay merchant account provides credit card processing designed for attorneys which allows you to direct payments to either your trust or operating account, as appropriate, and also safeguards your trust account from processing charges and chargebacks. Plus LawPay helps attorneys with PCI compliance and offers highly competitive rates.
MyCase is an affordable, intuitive and powerful legal case management software designed for the modern law firm. Give your law firm the advantage of a complete case management software solution – get organized with contacts, calendars, cases, documents, time tracking, and billing. MyCase also includes a first of its kind integrated client portal so everyone stays informed and connected. Alabama State Bar members get a 10% lifetime discount. Start your free trial today!
Rocket Matter Practice Management
Rocket Matter helps law firms offer better client service and also increase revenues by more than 20%. The company was the first cloud-based legal practice management software on the market, landing its first client in 2007. It has been a leader ever since–Rocket Matter has the most powerful, easy-to-use time and billing software in the industry. Also, when law firms want to make more money, go paperless, or increase confidence in their trust accounting, Rocket Matter helps them achieve those goals. With award-winning customer service based in the United States, it’s no wonder thousands of law firms swear by Rocket Matter. ASB Members receive a 25% discount for the first 6 months. Use discount code AL6MOS.
Ruby® Receptionists Virtual Receptionist Service
Ruby Receptionists is the perfect solution for solo and small law firms. We’re the bright, friendly team of live virtual receptionists that provides top-notch service at a fraction of the cost of an on-site receptionist. Best of all, your callers will think they work in your office! Ruby answers your calls with your custom greeting, lets you know who’s on the line before transferring, transfers callers to you live wherever you are, delights callers in English or Spanish, collects intake and answers basic questions about your firm, can route calls based on the type of call (new clients, current clients, people from the court, etc.), and returns calls on your behalf to confirm appointments, gather info, or relay a message. Plus, our technology integrates with Clio, Rocket Matter, and Lexicata software, streamlining client communication and billing. On the road or in the office, Ruby’s mobile app lets you make calls from your business caller ID, check messages, track usage and more. All you need to run your business is Ruby and a cell phone! ASB members enjoy an 8% discount on monthly plans and a 21 day money-back guarantee.
Smith.ai is a superior virtual receptionist service for phone calls, chats, and texts. Our U.S.-based professionals answer calls, chats, and text messages in English and Spanish; screen and intake clients; schedule appointments; and take payments. With 30+ integrations, including Clio, LawPay, and Calendly, conversations are synced with your systems. Plans start at $70/month, and include free spam blocking. Alabama State Bar members get a FREE TRIAL, $100 off their first month(s) of calls or chats with code ALABAR100, 5% off bundled services, and 15% off annual plans paid upfront.
- Career Assistance
The Alabama State Bar’s Classifieds online classified ads is the hub for all of your advertising needs. Whether you’re a member of the bar looking for a fresh start with a new position, a lawyer or firm seeking the perfect person for that hard-to-fill legal or support staff job, or someone with space to lease or seeking space to share, you’ve come to the right place. Do you have old law books you’d like to find a home for, are you a legal vendor with products or services you’d like to market to Alabama State Bar members? Whatever the case, this is the place.
Lawyer Referral Service
The Alabama State Bar Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is designed to help middle class clients who are able to pay reasonable legal fees but do know how to find a lawyer who handles their type of matter. The LRS is an ethical and effective way to generate additional fee-producing work. Lawyer Referral Service members are private practice attorneys who charge their regular rates after the initial half-hour consultation fee of $50 (which may be waived at your option). Otherwise, the fee arrangement is between the lawyer and the client.
LRS members pay $100 each year to participate, and are asked to remit five percent of any fee between $1,000 and $5,000 which is generated by a referred case. Qualified attorneys with malpractice insurance and without an ongoing disciplinary case may choose to list up to 10 areas of legal practice. All referrals are made on a rotating basis. For more information call 334-269-1515 ext. 2140 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an ASB member you have full access to the bar’s four conference rooms (which can accommodate six to 30 persons), as well as a visiting lawyer’s office available for business or client use. Wireless Internet access is now available in all of the public meeting rooms at the state bar. For more information call (334) 517-2108.
Thriving in the Legal Profession
Professor Pam Bucy Pierson, working with over 100 lawyers and judges and dozens of students, has developed a 12-part video CLE series, “Thriving in the Legal Profession” (TLP), that addresses economic trends in the legal profession and what lawyers can do to thrive in the new legal marketplace. It is engaging, informative, practical and applies to every lawyer, at any stage of career.
Through a special arrangement with CLE Alabama, Alabama State Bar members can access the TLP program, and obtain MCLE credit, while receiving $10 off the cost of each segment, a $120 value if you take all 12 segments.
Log in to your MyDashboard page and select the link for Member Benefit Discounts to obtain the discount code, then go to the CLE Alabama site to access the list of 12 courses. All proceeds benefit the University of Alabama School of Law.
- Design & Marketing
Cartography Consulting is a boutique marketing firm specializing in providing marketing for lawyers by lawyers. Cartography offers a full range of legal marketing services including:
<li>Logo & Branding Design</li>
<li>Website Design & Content Development (including blogs)</li>
<li>Social Media Management</li>
<li>Direct Email Marketing (including newsletters)</li>
Alabama State Bar members receive a 15% discount on all services.
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<h3>Legal Directories Alabama BlueBook</h3>
<a href=”http://www.legaldirectories.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Legal Directories Publishing’s</a> Alabama Blue Book is the official hard bound printed directory of Alabama lawyers. It contains addresses and phone numbers; a roster of state-wide lawyers in both alphabetical order and by county; a guide to county, state and federal offices plus departments of the U.S. and Alabama government; a complete digest of courts; and professional associations including ASB officers, committees and sections.
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<h3>LocalLawyers Internet-Based Client Development</h3>
<a href=”http://www.locallawyers.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>LocalLawyers.com</a> is a legal Internet marketing company, located in Birmingham, Alabama, which develops city and statewide Lawyer and Law Firm profile websites with Lawyer Referral capabilities and a Reputation Discovery application which helps lawyer members manage their online reputations. LocalLawyers has partnered with the Alabama State Bar to provide all ASB members with a free, uniform, basic online legal directory listing. In addition, LocalLawyers.com’s Alabama City Network provides <a href=”http://www.birminghamlawyers.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BirminghamLawyers.com</a>, <a href=”http://www.huntsvillelawyers.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>HuntsvilleLawyers.com</a>, <a href=”http://www.montgomerylawyers.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>MontgomeryLawyers.com</a> and<a href=”http://www.mobilelawyers.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>MobileLawyers.com</a>. Any lawyer whose address falls within one of these municipalities is also entitled to a free, basic city listing.
These free listings are handled automatically for all Alabama lawyers holding a regular license to practice law, and you do not have to do anything to obtain yours, however, if you do not actively practice or otherwise do not wish to participate, you may opt out of the directory. In addition to the free listings, ASB members may purchase Law Firm Profiles and Lawyer Profiles, all as a member benefit.
<a class=”button” href=”http://www.locallawyers.com/CONTACTUS.aspx”>Request Information Online</a>
- Legal Research
Casemaker is a free, internet-based legal research service available to all Alabama State Bar members. In addition to Alabama case law beginning with 1 So., the Alabama Code, constitution, rules of court and Administrative Code and regulations, Casemaker also contains a federal database with U.S. Supreme Court cases, case law from the federal circuit and district courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Court opinions, federal court rules, the U.S. Code and the Code of Federal Regulations. Because Casemaker is the product of a multi-state consortium of bar associations, it also contains cases and statutes from all 50 states. For more information, call 334-517-2242 or email <strong><a href=”mailto:Casemaker@alabar.org” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Casemaker@alabar.org</a></strong>.
<div class=”notification–box”>Casemaker can be accessed in the sidebar menu on your <strong><a href=”https://www.alabar.org/dashboard/”>Dashboard</a></strong> page.</div>
ASB and UPS took the guesswork out, and put the easy in. Members now have access to new and improved flat rate pricing with savings of 50% on Domestic Next Day/Deferred, 30% on Ground Commercial / Residential and up to 50% on additional services. In addition, members can take advantage of UPS Smart Pickup® service for free. Open a new account, or if you are already taking advantage of our UPS savings program, re-enroll and apply the new discounts to your existing account.
ABA Retirement Funds
The ABA Retirement Funds Program (“the Program”) offers an employer-sponsored retirement plan; built by lawyers, powered by pros. For over 55 years, the Program has been committed to providing the tools necessary to help all legal professionals achieve retirement security. Our structure allows your firm to focus on the success of the practice while we provide the highest level of fiduciary oversight allowable through ERISA, reducing your fiduciary risk. Through our purposeful innovation we provide an investment platform with options to allow for optimal choice and flexibility for your participants and a fully bundled service model, custom designed to meet the unique needs of your firm, to help you and your plan participants learn more, save more and worry less. And we offer all of this at a competitive price whether you are a Solo Practitioner or a large corporation. Through the unique culture created between the ABA Retirement Funds and our Program partners, we aspire to help every law firm, lawyer and legal professional secure their financial futures.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance and MD Live
The Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association is now accepting associate members (Alabama State Bar members in good standing [regular license or special membership] who do not have an office in Madison County), making them and their employees eligible to participate in that association’s Blue Cross Blue Shield Group Health Insurance Plan, which was established prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Join the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association or view their insurance plans below.
As an Alabama State Bar member, you know a thing or two about making smart choices. An auto policy with GEICO is one of the smartest choices you could make. And as a member of ASB, you could qualify for a special discount. GEICO is also able to help you find additional coverage such as homeowners, renters, personal umbrella, and even motorcycle insurance.
ISI Major Medical, Life, Disability, Business Overhead, Umbrella and Other Insurance
Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business
Through its Administrator, ISI Alabama, a division of Insurance Specialists, Inc.(ISI), the Alabama State Bar endorses a variety of insurance programs including:
- Major Medical
- Term Life
- Association Group Long Term Disability
- Association Individual Disability Income
- Business Overhead Expense
- Accidental Death & Dismemberment
- Comprehensive Accident
- Personal Umbrella
- Disaster Recovery
These plans offer Association based products through which applicants receive discounted rates as a benefit of membership in the Alabama State Bar. Underwriting and coverage issue is typically simplified, with programs of the highest quality backed by the leading carriers writing in the nation. These endorsed plans are all available to ASB Members, and most are also offered to Member spouses, employees, and eligible family members.
Avis Budget Rental Cars
Avis Budget Group is one of the world’s best-known car rental brands operating Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Budget Truck Rental, Zipcar, and Payless Car Rental. Avis and Budget are located in over 180 countries with approximately 11,000 locations and 620,000 vehicles. The Avis brand has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty.
ASB members will receive up to a 25% discount off Avis and Budget base rates, along with coupon offers for free upgrades, a free weekend day, and additional dollars off weekly rentals. Avis Budget will also have occasional limited time offers and other promotional support. Members will receive a minimum 5% discount off of the lowest available discountable rate when using the assigned discount number in Canada and a maximum 20% discount off in Europe and other international locations.
Avis offers a variety of services to increase value including off airport locations, counter by-pass, e-Toll, e-Receipt, long-term rentals, GPS, and the industry leading Avis mobile application, which allows customers to control every detail of their rental.
Bar Member Travel Discount Program
We are pleased to offer an exclusive Travel Discount Program to our members, friends & family. Savings may exceed 50%, and will average 10-20% below-market on all hotels and car rental suppliers around the world.
Save time and money. Let us negotiate the best deals and comparison price for you. Any hotel, any car, anywhere, anytime.
Log-in to your MyDashboard page to access the link under Member Benefit Discounts to save on your next trip.
Orlando Employee Discounts
Save Up To 35% on your Orlando Vacation! Orlando Employee Discounts offers exclusive pricing on hotels & vacation homes in or nearby Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando. They are also the Largest Wholesaler of Tickets for Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, Sea World, and ALL Orlando Area Theme Parks and Attractions. Start planning your next vacation now!
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Marriott Hotels Discount
Receive 20% off the best available rate at all eight Marriott Hotels associated with the Resort collection on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. They are:
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center,
Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa;
Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa
Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center at Capitol Hill
Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National
Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa.
Make your reservations by calling 800-236-2427, or with each individual hotel directly by phone. You may also reserve online on each individual hotel’s website, linked above. Enter your dates and click on View Rates, then use the Edit drop-down menu to open the Special Rates dialog box, and enter the discount code found under Member Benefit Discounts on your MyDashboard page when you are logged into the bar’s website.
ABA Webstore and Books for Bars
The Alabama State Bar, through an arrangement with the American Bar Association, offers a full selection of materials from the ABA Web Store including great books on law firm finance, management, marketing and technology produced by LPM Publishing, at a 15% discount. Orders will be shipped directly from the ABA within 7 to 10 business days.
Since 1818, Brooks Brothers has set the standard for modern American style. Throughout the years, Brooks Brothers has become a national icon revered for the quality and classic elegance of its services and merchandise for men, women and boys. And now, the Alabama State Bar is proud to offer our members a Brooks Brothers discount.
Enroll for your Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Card and save 15% on regular priced merchandise at Brooks Brothers U.S. branded stores nationwide, by phone or online at BrooksBrothers.com.
Enroll by telephone by calling Corporate Incentive Services toll-free at (866) 515-4747, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. Please have the ASB Organization ID# and Pin Code available.
Your Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership benefit is valid at Brooks Brothers U.S. branded stores nationwide, by phone or online at BrooksBrothers.com. Savings cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion or for purchases of the gift card. For a store location near you, please visit BrooksBrothers.com or call (800) 274-1815.
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The Alabama Lawyer Assistance Program through volunteers on its Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee, provides immediate and continuing confidential help to lawyers, judges and law students who suffer from addictions and other types of mental health disorders. ALAP is committed to ensuring that members in need are given access to help. ALAP provides guidance and support to assist lawyers in dealing with a potentially fatal condition so that through recovery they may return to happy and productive lives. Services are strictly confidential. The sole aim of the program is to help lawyers recover.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with stress or depression or need help for an addiction problem for yourself or someone you know, please call. For information on ALAP’s free and confidential services, call 334-834-7576 or the 24-hour help line at (334) 224-6920.
Orangetheory is a 1-hour, full-body workout, focused on training endurance, strength and power. We use heart rate-based interval training, which burns more calories post-workout than traditional exercise. When wearing our exclusive OT Beat Performance Tracker, your real-time results are displayed on large screens throughout the studio. Intensity is based on your own individual heart rate zones, making the workout effective for all fitness levels. To top it off, our certified coaches lead the workout to prevent you from over or under training.
When signinng up, ask for the Alabama State Bar corporate discount!
Wellbeing Coaching Consultants
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