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Tip of the Week: Be in the know with these listservs

Saturday, August 26, 2006

  • Organization: Pro Bono Net

Want to keep abreast of the lastest discussions, developments and events in the legal aid, pro bono or nonprofit technology arenas? There is a host of national listservs on these and other topics related to statewide websites. Picking one or two and joining the discussion is a great way to have the collective wisdom of these communities at your fingertips, and in turn keep your statewide website visitors informed.

You may also want to highlight useful national lists on your statewide advocate site so your members can see and join discussions relevant to your legal community. (For instructions on how to do this, see our Tip of the Week "Showcasing External Listservs" from 7/19/2005 http://www.probono.net/link.cfm?6590.)

Here are several listservs that members of the statewide website network have found valuable:

LSTech.org listserv collection (includes lists on HotDocs, case management systems and technology management) http://www.lstech.org/maillists

NLADA and Project for the Future of Equal Justice listservs http://www.nlada.org/Member_Svcs/MemberSvcs_Discussion

National Association of Pro Bono Professionals (NAPBPro) discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/napbcolist/

The Center for Pro Bono discussion forums http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/probono/listserves.shtml

SelfHelpSupport.org lists (log in or become a member to view listservs) http://www.selfhelpsupport.org/groups/

The Digital Divide Network listserv (one of the largest and most active on digital divide issues) http://www.digitaldivide.net/community/digitaldivide

TechSoup's nonprofit technology listserv collection

http://www.techsoup.org/resources/index.cfm?action=resource.view_summary&resourcelist_id=14

Information Systems Forum list (on nonprofits and technology) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Information_Systems_Forum/

Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (N-TEN) list http://www.nten.org/email

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