replace section listserves on ISBA website; switch planned for early December
Iowa State Bar Association has migrated to a new member database program and
updated its website over the last few months. Things are going well and the few
wrinkles that have cropped up are being ironed out.
of the exciting new features made possible by the new website technology is
online forums. These will replace the outdated section listserves that have been
used for years. The technology also makes it possible for committees to have
their own forums.
benefits of these new forums are greater flexibility for the members in how
they want to participate, a more consistent mechanism for posting messages, and
better search functionality as well as improved administration. Also, the
very nature of the online forum concept provides for a feature many have been
asking for -- a real-time online archive
of the information posted.
videos are being created to demonstrate how to access and post inquiries and
responses on the forums. More information will be forthcoming in the next few
weeks as the existing section listserves are phased out and the forums are
phased in. The transition from listserves to forums will begin in early
December starting with the section listserves.