Ask the TBA Membership Maven

DEAR MAVEN,
I’ve been a TBA member for a few years and well … I’m a little shy. My mom always said I was a late bloomer. Anyway, I keep hearing about TBA sections and how they can make your practice better but I don’t know how to participate or if it’s for me. What should I do?
Signed,
Mama’s Boy

Dear Up and Comer,
What you should do is put on your big boy pants and get involved.

It just so happens that the TBA is offering free sections right now! Go to TBA.ORG/sections, click ‘Join a Section,’ select the section(s) that tickle your fancy and voilá! — you’re a section member until June 30 when it’s time to renew. Having trouble? Call 800-899-6993 and we’ll help you.

Dear MS. MEMBERSHIP MAVEN,
Once I get past your preposterous antics and ridiculousness I actually find your little column most useful. Your recommendations and instructions on how to squeeze every penny from my membership really flip my griddlecakes!

I would like to hear from you more often. A penny saved is a penny earned, and I need more. In the future, call me every day and provide me with insight into my membership.
Good day,
Lord John Worthing the Tactless of Algiers

Dear Penny Pincher,
I would love to call you every single day with tips and news! But that would be ridiculous.

Rather, I have a Twitter account! TBA benefits, some CLE, event opportunities and hilarity are what I tweet! Get a Twitter account; it’s not the least bit hard or scary. My grandma and my dog both have accounts.

Follow the @TBAMaven and my BFFs @TennesseeBar and @TennBarJournal!


To ask the TBA Membership Maven a question please email maven@tnbar.org or her alter-ego, Kelly Stosik, the Tennessee Bar Association’s membership director.