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Benefits of Membership

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Our members practice in all areas of law, practice settings and industries. That is why we’ve put together a robust slate of benefits that can be tailored to your individual needs. Make the most of your BBA membership with access to premier education opportunities and exclusive discounts on law practice management services, and products.

Beyond Beacon Street: BBA Benefits Accessible Anywhere

We realize that your practice demands flexibility. BBA membership has many benefits that you can conveniently access anywhere, whether at your office or on the go.

  • Grow Your Client Base. Become a part of the BBA Lawyer Referral Service (LRS), which has been connecting people in need of legal assistance with attorneys in Greater Boston for over 60 years. The LRS makes nearly 9,000 referrals a year and generates an average of $1.5 million annually in attorney fees for its members.
  • Learn Online at Your Office or on the Go. Take advantage of on-demand access to the BBA’s Learn Online library of videos and materials from more than 100 recent educational programs.
  • Stream BBA programs on-demand. Listen to the BBA Podcast, available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
  • Access Law Practice Management Tools and Tips. Strengthen your business and learn how to run your practice more efficiently through informative webinars hosted by the Solo and Small Firm Forum focusing on topics from law firm automation and legal technology to client relations and more.
  • Stay Up to Date on the Legal Profession. Enjoy subscriptions to the peer-reviewed Boston Bar Journal and weekly email newsletters covering Boston law firm news, policy advocacy, public service and more.
  • Support Important Policy Advocacy. Play a key role in supporting public policy advocacy on the issues most important to the profession. Receive legislative updates and calls to action on how you can help on matters promoting access to justice, the rule of law, equality under the law, and the administration of justice.
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Career Opportunities

The BBA Career Center is a valuable resource for our members during times of career transition. We connect our network of 15,000 members with law firms, corporations, legal services organizations, and government offices seeking qualified candidates for their legal jobs.

Building Connections, Knowledge & Skills

We offer more than 500 educational, networking and public service programs every year, and countless leadership and speaking opportunities through our Sections and Forums.  Participate in programming that matches your schedule and interests and connect with experts and other practitioners at cutting-edge professional development programs.

Discounts & Services

Professional Liability and Other Insurance

We partner with USI Affinity to meet our members’ insurance needs with significant discounts and excellent personal service, helping our members simplify business management concerns and focus on their practice. For professional liability coverage, medical insurance, auto and home insurance, life and disability income insurance and more visit the Boston Bar Association Insurance Program website or contact Greg Cooke at (610) 537-1446 or Greg.Cooke@usi.com.

Payment Processing

LawPay makes it easy and cost-effective for you to accept payments from all major credit cards. With LawPay, you can collect payments in the office, through their website, and on the go. No matter where you get paid, LawPay ensures complete protection of your client trust accounts, in compliance with both State and ABA guidelines for accounting. BBA members are eligible to receive up to a 25% discount on credit card processing fees.

Practice Management Software

  • Clio is cloud-based law practice management system that offers all you need to run a law practice from intake to invoice. Clio is accessible any time from any device and integrates with hundreds of leading web apps. BBA members will receive a free 7-day trial and 10% discount.
  • MyCase is a complete and powerful legal practice management solution designed to help law firms get organized, increase efficiency, and deliver an exceptional client experience. MyCase covers every step of the client lifecycle, from lead management to case management to collecting payment. Powerful reporting tools enable you to understand financial performance at a firm, case, and staff levels. BBA members get a 10% lifetime discount. Start your free trial today!

Call Answering Services

Attorneys understand the necessity of answering each and every call, and Ruby provides you with personalized virtual reception services. From answering and transferring calls to taking messages and placing outbound calls on your behalf, Ruby serves as an extension of your team, ensuring exceptional client experience while giving you the freedom to focus on growing your firm, 24/7/365. Ruby can be customized to collect specific information from clients, answer basic FAQs, answer and transfer calls live, take messages or offer voicemail, and schedule appointments in English and Spanish. BBA members receive a 7% discount for all plans and overage minutes. Use promo code BOSTON.

Athenæum Membership

We partner with the Boston Athenæum to offer an exclusive discount on Athenæum membership to BBA members for their first year. Located next door to the BBA at 10½ Beacon Street, the Athenæum is Boston’s historic library and cultural center. Membership is open to all, and members enjoy 12 levels of architecturally significant space for quiet reading and work, book-borrowing privileges from a massive and growing library, a compelling calendar of speakers and other events, and an energetic, intellectually curious community. To learn more or sign up for a tour, contact the Athenæum membership department at (617) 720-7604 or membership@bostonathenaeum.org, or in person at their reception desk.

Translation Services

Rapport International provides precise professional foreign language translation services in over 100 languages to help you improve your global communications locally. Rapport’s highly qualified and experienced professionals are native language speakers and professionally trained. Rapport’s legal translators understand the U.S. legal system as well as the legal systems in their native countries. They have experience working for law firms, investigators, courthouses, and government agencies. BBA members receive a 5% discount.

Student Debt Consolidation

Student debt consolidation services are ideal if you’re seeking to lower your interest rates and streamline your repayment into just one monthly amount. BBA members will receive a $300 sign-up bonus and low rates depending on income and creditworthiness. Attorneys can save thousands when refinancing. SoFi also offers refinancing BBA members career counseling and unemployment protection, among other perks. BBA members will receive a $300 sign-up bonus.

ABA Retirement Plan

The ABA Retirement Funds Program provides affordable 401(k) plans with no out-of-pocket expenses exclusively to law firms of all sizes, even solos. The Program offers plan design flexibility, a broad range of investment options, full-service administration, and professional fiduciary services. Contact the ABA Retirement Funds Program at 866.812.3580 or visit abaretirement.com for more information and a prospectus.

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