Suggestions and Comments

Suggestions and Comments

The following suggestions and comments have been made to enhance and improve the Non-resident Resource page. If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to email them to Megan O'Toole, Manager, Membership Services at motoole@nysba.org . We appreciate your feedback.

"I would like to see the following improvements: 1. Requirement of email contact for all NYSBA communications and vendors: Most NYSBA communications, and almost all vendor (insurance, support services, etc) communications list only a telephone number as the contact. Non-resident members often reside on the other side of the world, and having to telephone someone for information means making a telephone call at midnight or 5AM. Every advertisement or request for comment in NYSBA materials should include a working email address for communication. 2. Move from mailings to email digest "pushed" to non-resident members: NYSBA mailings often arrive overseas well after the deadline date for opportunities. I would prefer receiving an HTML-formatted email each month giving the table of contents of all publications that would otherwise be mailed to me, allowing me to click on topics that interest me. The email must be sent to me and it must include detailed heading information; just telling a member "check out your new newsletter" is inadequate for busy people. Of course, the NYSBA will save money not having to mail publications overseas. 3. The new non-resident's page should contain a link to the CLE rules, which are often difficult for overseas non-residents to fulfill (no local providers). The page should contain necessary documents in PDF form, such as the NY State courts attorney registration form, which often gets lost in the mail. 4. List of all NYSBA committees, their charters/areas of competence, and email contact for the chair person. If this information is available on the Web site, I could not find it. Non-residents have less opportunity to "ask around" to find a committee doing work in a field of interest to them. Committees and their chair persons are part of the NYSBA organization and as such their scope of work and contact information should be easily available. I appreciate the opportunity to help the NYSBA serve its nonresident members." July 10, 2006

"I would like to see listings of employment opportunities. As a New York lawyer living out of state, I am interested in returning toNew York and need assistance in networking and employment. Thank you." July 11, 2006

"Just to say, it is a good idea to think of us, happy expats. Each time you see something that can apply cross-border put it on the page (think taxes for ex.). Thanks and best regards." July 11, 2006