Bar News - October 21, 2015
Survey Seeks Member Input
By: Dan Wise
Update to Oct. 21 print edition: The survey is slated to be sent to Bar members in early 2016.
The NH Bar Association is finalizing an email survey that will be sent to a large sample of active-status bar members seeking their input regarding current Bar Association programs and services.
The survey asks for opinions and information about past and present uage of bar-related services and can be completed in about 15 minutes. Members will be randomly selected to participate.
“We urge every member who receives the survey to take a little time out of their busy day to reflect on their opinions about the Bar Association,” said NHBA President Mary Tenn. “The survey is a tool for us to hear from members about what services and programs are most valuable to them, and also, what is less valuable to them in an era of changing demographics and needs.”
Going beyond NHBA services and programs, the survey asks members to identify concerns about the profession and their own practices or careers, and whether or how the Bar Association may be able to or ought to address those concerns.
The survey follows the strategic planning initiative completed last year that identified four major NHBA goals – support for lawyers in the practice of law; ensuring a fair and accessible justice system; convening and facilitating parties interested in the judicial system; and cultivating the Bar Association as the key association for the legal profession in New Hampshire.
“We are seeking the cooperation of members in completing this survey to help us establish a baseline of current usage and attitudes that will inform our plans for the coming year and beyond,” said Jeannine McCoy, NHBA executive director. “This survey will provide guidance on areas where we may later seek more targeted feedback, as well as help us evaluate current activities.”
The NHBA has contracted with Jackson, Jackson & Wagner, a nationally recognized behavioral public relations and management consulting firm based on the Seacoast, to develop the survey and analyze the results. Initial findings are expected to be reported in December.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact NHBA Communications Director Dan Wise, 603 715-3264.