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THE GCBA: AN ASSOCIATION PROVIDING QUALITY CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION, GREAT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICE. JOIN US TODAY!
PUBLICATIONS AND COMMUNICATONS
Bar Beat. Our official bimonthly publication with interesting news, views and information. [Click Here]
Notes and News. Our monthly news letter communicates information on members, continuing legal information seminars, congratulatory announcements and upcoming events. [Click Here]
www.gcbalaw.org. Our internet web page provides up-to-date information including a directory of members, calendar of events and legal links.
Pictorial Directory. A biyearly directory containing names, address and photographs of members, important legal telephone numbers, an attorney referral network and other helpful information.
Facebook: Like" us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Genesee-County-Bar-Association/142757561178 to receive up-to-date information. Members may also use the page to self promote their various activities.
E-News: Members receive emails which communicate announcements and upcoming events.
Lawyer Referral. Members have the opportunity to participate in the Lawyer Referral and Information Services program where the Association directs potential clients to attorneys with experience in an area of practice. For additional information, contact the Association at (810) 232-6012. [Click Here]
ADP. Genesee County Bar Association has partnered with ADP to bring you HR, Payroll and Benefits Solutions. For additional information [Click Here]
Bar Office. The GCBA Neithercut Conference Room seats 12-16 comfortably and is free to members for meetings, depositions, mediations and arbitration hearings. [Click Here]
Banking Services. Membership at Security Credit Union for association attorneys, their families and staff. For more information click www.securitycu.org . Personal and Business services available.
Professional Human Capital. Reduced rates for management of payroll and related taxes for members and their employees. Services provided for deposit, dental insurance, malpractice insurance, a 401(k) plan, an employee assistance program and much more. [Click Here ]
LawPay. LawPay is the preferred payment solution for attorneys. Backed by over 90 bar associations and designed specifically for the legal industry, LawPay offers a secure and convenient tool for receiving online credit card payments – the fastest way to get paid. One major benefit of LawPay is the ability to correctly separate earned and unearned payments. LawPay protects your firm from commingling client funds.
For over a decade, LawPay has provided knowledge, experience, and support to over 25,000 law firms. LawPay is proud to be recommended by the GCBA and offered as a benefit to their membership. If you’re interested in learning more, a LawPay representative is available to answer your questions at 866.376.0950 or visit www.LawPay.com/gcba/.
Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. In partnership between our two organizations, the Genesee County Bar Association is pleased to offer membership to the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce at a level tailored specifically for your firm. Contact Leigh LaForest from Member Services at (810) 600-1427 or firstname.lastname@example.org to start utilizing your Chamber benefits. (click here)
Mailing Labels. Members can purchase mailing labels of GCBA members at a reasonable rate. Labels are not sold to the public.
Office Depot Office Max: Genesee County Bar Association has partnered with Office Depot® to bring you a FREE national discount program. Save up to 80% off preferred products! [click here]. [Benefits Announcement] [Savings flyer]
Recreational Discount. The University of Michigan-Flint offers discounted recreational rates for members and families. For more information contact Amy Clolinger at: 810-762-3441 or [Click Here].
Sam's Club. Employees/members will receive a welcome package when they sign up for a new Sam's Club Membership or renew an existing Membership. . In addition to remarkably low prices and discounts on items throughout the club, you'll also enjoy time-saving services in-club and online. For membership options [click here]. For additional information contact Rebecca Johnson at (810) 230-9480 or email@example.com. The offier is not valid in the Club. you must make an appointment with Rebecca.
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
Monthly Luncheons. Members are invited to our monthly luncheons featuring informative speakers on current issues. [Click Here]
CLE. The estate of former Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Louis MacGregor left a bequest for members to attend seminars in continuing education to the Genesee County Bar Foundation. Thus, the GCBA offers many seminars at reduced rates.
Specialized Classes. Committees host specialized training seminars in many areas of interest.
FUN SOCIAL INTERACTION
Golf Outing. The Annual Golf Outing helps to financially support the Association, to provide opportunities for members to socialize and to develop working relationships with the Bench and Bar.
Other Events. The Association regularly sponsors other social and networking events held at locations such as the Flint Institute of Arts, Sloan Museum, Flint Children's Museum and Comerica Park. The GCBA also hosts a bi-annual swearing in ceremony at the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY
Law Day. A full month of activities surround Law Day, officially celebrated May 1st of each year. Activities include Mock Trials for high school students, a poster contest for elementary students, a Law Day luncheon and other career and law-related educational activities.
Annual Community Holiday Dinner. The Holiday Dinner provides a hot meal and children's gifts for the less fortunate in our community. Each year the GCBA members and their families serves between 800-900 guests.
Ask the Lawyer. The Genesee County Bar Association host a series of legal seminars, free, and open to the public, at the Flint Public Library. This is a community collaboration between the FPL, Legal Services of Eastern Michigan, and the Genesee County Bar Foundation.
Speakers Bureau: The Genesee County Bar Association Speakers Bureau has volunteer attorneys available to address your group on a variety of topics. To sign up to become a a speaker call (810) 232-6012 or register on-line at http://www.gcbalaw.org/page.cfm?pageid=61
MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES - [Click for Application]
Sustaining Member. Open to attorneys in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan who generously provide support to the GCBA in addition to their regular membership dues. Membership includes free lunches to the Monthly Membership Meetings.
Regular Member. Open to practicing attorneys in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan practicing for five or more years.
New Admittee Member. Open to attorneys in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan practicing five years or less.
Associate Member. Open to attorneys in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan who are not engaged in the practice of law for compensation in the last year and will not practice law for compensation in the forthcoming year.
Law Student Member. Open to law school students, upon submission of evidence of good standing who attend an accredited law school in Michigan.
Honorary Member. Free to members who have been a continual member of the association for forty years or more and have reached the age of seventy.
Affiliate Membership. Legal professionals including, but not limited to, paralegals, legal secretaries, judicial secretaries, court clerks, court administrators, court reporters, and legal support staff.
Law Group Member: Submit evidence demonstrating current student in good standing in an accredited Michigan undergraduate program.
Business Affiliate Member: Any employee or owner of an active and authorized business operating in Genesee County, MI.