MSBA Connect is a place to interact with your colleagues to network, refer business, learn and share experiences around the practice of law.
Start a new topic using the online forum
Reply to a topic
When you’re on the forum, you can reply to a topic by pressing the “Reply” button on any post.
Starting a new topic using email
You can start a new topic on any MSBA Connect community by sending a message to that community’s dedicated email address. In most cases, this is the name of the community (with dashes separating spaces and special characters) followed by “@connect.msba.org”.
For example, to start a topic in the Family & Juvenile Law Section community, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Replying via email
When you get an email message with a new post on a topic you are following, you can give your public reply to that post just by replying to the email. Your post will appear as a threaded reply online in the forum page as well.
Note that there is a 10MB maximum when uploading files as attachments to posts.
You can choose which posts to follow and how you’d like to follow them. Some users want an email for every reply to every topic. Some prefer daily summaries. Others want to see replies only to the topics that they have already participated in. It’s all up to you.
To change your notification settings, click your avatar, then the gear icon that appears in the drop down menu.
Then, click “Preferences” and navigate to the “Notifications” settings.
About the Notification Settings
Notifications are shown next to your avatar when you log in to MSBA Connect. You can control the frequency and type of notifications you receive.
Adjusting Your Email Notification Preferences
Set your email preferences on the “Emails” portion of the preferences menu.
Adjusting Notifications by Community
You can control how often you’re alerted to new posts and topics in the “Categories” preferences.
See more about Advanced Notification Preferences below.
If you have an account on MSBA.org then you are already a part of MSBA Connect, and you can start participating in all the communities you have access to.
MSBA Connect offers many different communities, each organized around a broad theme or shared professional experience/role. Your access to any community is based on your MSBA membership settings. Some Connect communities are open to all MSBA members. Other communities are only available to those who are members of specific committees, sections, etc. These memberships are indicated in your account profile at MSBA.org. Questions about how to participate in any Connect community can be answered by our member service team.
There are several ways to engage on MSBA Connect.
Ways to interact with a post:
Look for a topic? Use the search function!
You are helping the community when you flag a post that is inappropriate for any reason. Sometimes, a post or message might simply be irrelevant in the wrong category. Other times (we hope rarely, if ever!), content might be rude, abusive, or explicit.
When you flag a message, you will presented with multiple options of how to address the behavior or content you find objectionable.
There are many ways to customize your experience on MSBA Connect to make sure you are seeing the content you want in the way you want it. Alerts, notifications, and emails are customizable on a per-topic basis, and with global settings on your account.
Options for following a post:
A profile picture can help other users get a sense of who you are. It helps “put a face to a name.”
Steps to add your profile picture: