Why You Need CalBar Connect

By Hellen Hong, Esq.

What is CalBar Connect?

CalBar Connect is your platform for special products and services for California attorneys. You have access to State Bar of California sponsored insurance programs and California Lawyers Association member benefits. CalBar Connect is available to all licensed attorneys (active or inactive), and CLA members often get even deeper discounts.

What types of products and services are offered for attorneys?

From life insurance to trust management software, and office supplies to travel needs, CalBar Connect is here to help. We partner with companies that prioritize customer service and offer relevant educational content so you can focus on your practice. Beyond offering obvious discounts on supplies and services for lawyers, we concentrate on products to support solo practitioners.

No time to track all the new tech apps and software? No problem!

CalBar Connect presents quality products and services for you to consider. With a range of practice areas and varying business needs, attorneys should always conduct their due diligence before purchasing any products or services. Here are a few new partners we launched last year to help your practice: • Kenect: Text your clients from your business line. Engage your clients, double your leads, generate online reviews, and capture payments – all via text. With CalBar Connect, you can receive a 15% lifetime discount! • LawYaw: Save time with access to 5,000+ cloud-based Judicial Council forms, eSign and easy-to-use document automation. With CalBar Connect, you can receive 5% off your first year of service. • Learn the legal writing, tech, and practice skills top legal pros use in as little as 15 minutes a day. With CalBar Connect, you can receive 35% off on a All-Access membership. • Trust Books: Eliminate headaches with accounting software built for law firms. With CalBar Connect, you can receive a $50 credit when signing up. You may already know about Clio and MyCase for case management, Ruby Receptionists, LawPay, SoFi, and Earnest. Remember, through CalBar Connect, you get these products with a discount and/or unique benefits.

How much will I save?

It depends on the product or service. For example, for Long Term Disability insurance, you can save up to 20% on regular rates. Ruby Receptionists offers a 7% lifetime discount. For other products you can save anywhere from 10% to 30% or receive other credits or benefits.

What’s the catch?

There’s no catch! We use the collective buying power of over 200,000 California licensed attorneys to negotiate special discounts and benefits. Companies want to do business with attorneys. They incentivize your engagement with discounts, free MCLEs, and other educational content. Plus, any royalties or revenues CalBar Connect receives through the partnership support our legal profession. All the net revenues fund legal aid organizations, enhance justice initiatives, fund fellowships for law students and new lawyers, and support CLA Foundation initiatives. It’s a win-win proposition!

How do I learn more?

Here are three easy things you can do start saving now:

  • First, sign up for our monthly newsletter.
  • Second, bookmark our page before shopping for law office solutions or insurance needs.
  • Third, make sure your local affinity groups know about us – and ask us to present to your local association or affinity group.

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