|New Auto Law Section and Listserv in full swing|
In 2002, PaTLA successfully launched its Auto Law E-Mail Listserv to members of the Automobile Law Section. To date, more than 500 section members who provided PaTLA with their e-mail addresses have participated on the listserv and traded thousands of messages on topics related to automobile insurance law.
According to Automobile Law Section Chair Mitchell S. Clair, the new listserv has become a tremendous resource for section members. "The listserv has enabled section members to instantly share and disseminate information related to the practice of auto law," said Clair. Noting the many topics discussed on the listserv, Clair said, "Section members are asking questions and getting responses from their peers on all types of issues."
Clair also said he is confident that the new section will grow in popularity as more PaTLA members discover the listserv and other section benefits. "Our Auto Law Listserv is already PaTLA's biggest e-mail discussion forum," said Clair noting that PaTLA also has popular listservs for its Insurance Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice, Workers' Compensation, and New Lawyer Sections.
But not every PaTLA member has signed up for the Auto Law Section, Clair said. "I urge every PaTLA member to join our Auto Law Section and start taking advantage of the benefits," he added. In addition to the listserv, benefits include a quarterly newsletter, fax alerts, quarterly meetings, and a listing in our member directory. "We feel that all of these services will help members better represent their clients," Clair said.
Auto Law Section membership is only $45. Members can join the section through their dues renewal application, by calling PaTLA's Philadelphia office at 215-546-6451, or e-mail Kimberly Rapp ( [email protected] ), or sign up online.
For section members who have not yet joined the listserv, you must first have a computer with e-mail capability. E-mail [email protected] or call (215) 546-6451 to sign up. Once enrolled, you can initiate or respond to discussions on auto law with fellow section members.
The need for a new section was apparent to PaTLA leadership, according to Clair. "Automobile accident law is a keystone for most personal injury lawyers and PaTLA recognizes the importance of information and networking," he said. "Our section is devoted exclusively to the cause of consumers and injured victims. I encourage every member whose practice is related to automobile law to play an active role in this section," Clair concluded.
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