By Misty Griffith
The New Hampshire Bar Association in partnership with Affinity Consulting is delighted to celebrate one year of our successful TechConnect benefit. Attorneys are more reliant on their technology than ever before, as so many of us continue to work remotely. Even if we have returned to the office, our meetings are often virtual. If like me, you appreciate the benefits of technology, but sometimes find it frustrating, confusing, or just plain overwhelming, the NHBA’s TechConnect benefit can help.
This benefit is included with your Bar membership and provides FREE access to Affinity consultants who specialize in legal technology. They offer 30-minute consultations, and Bar members may use this benefit multiple times. The experts at Affinity can help you leverage your technology – PCs, routers, software, hardware, storage backup, servers, and more – to maximize its value to your practice. If you need advice to help you securely and effectively utilize your technology at home in order to work well remotely, TechConnect is your go-to resource.
TechConnect Valuable Benefit for New Law Firm
Attorney Kim Peaslee, of KPIP Law, used her TechConnect benefit to take advantage of free consultations with Affinity when she launched her solo IP boutique KPIP Law, PLLC in Concord, NH this summer. She wrote “to let the NH Bar know how grateful I am for the free consultations with Affinity Consulting.” According to Peaslee, her consultant Jeff Schoenberger “was absolutely amazing. He was very easy to talk to and provided me with a wealth of information.”
The free consultation also helped her save some money when she purchased “a great laptop at a deep discount based on his recommendations.” Follow-up consultations are also free. Attorney Peaslee had an issue syncing her email calendar to her phone and used a second free consultation to help get her electronic calendar properly set up so that her appointments are in one place and viewable from all her devices.
“Jeff went above and beyond in helping me…All this was FREE! I would highly recommend Affinity to anyone. It is easy to schedule online, and the Zoom meetings make it easy to follow along so that you can see what is happening, so you have a better understanding of your own systems. Two thumbs way up for the NH Bar and their member resource of Affinity Consulting (TechConnect). Thank you!,” Peaslee said.
It is easy for NH Bar members to take advantage of this great member benefit. Just go to www.nhbar.org and click on “TechConnect.” There you can choose to “Email an Expert” and receive a response within two business days or “Schedule a Consultation.” Both services are free to our members and may be utilized multiple times.
Introducing Affinity Insight
To enhance this valuable TechConnect benefit, we are now expanding our relationship with Affinity by offering Affinity Insight, which provides free tutorials on tech-related subjects. This free, on-demand library of courses comprises over 150 hours of practical, real-world training and provides unlimited access to 400+ lessons covering over 30 different products commonly used in the legal profession (including Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Acrobat, Clio, Lexis Nexis, Dropbox, and many more). Topics range from short 1-5 minute tutorials on specific questions to hour-long overviews for people needing a crash course in the basics of product usage. These tutorials and overviews are designed to help lawyers increase their proficiency with technology. During difficult times like the present, the NHBA is striving to bring innovative, useful products to assist our members. Please note that Affinity Insight offerings are not CLEs and do not qualify for NHMCLE credit.
Check out TechConnect to see what this valuable, free benefit can do for you! Do you have a success story to share about how TechConnect or any of our Member Benefits has helped you and your practice? E-mail Misty Griffith, NHBA Member Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 9, 2020 – Editor’s Note: Affinity University name has changed to Affinity Insight: new name, same great member benefit.