Talk to us on the
section's e-mail discussion group!
It's like the song says: Sometimes you want to go where everybody
knows your e-mail address.
Any time that's convenient to you*, you can communicate
with colleagues eager to share their perspectives on the law, the
special challenges facing new lawyers, or any other topic that comes
up. Join the dialogue!
To subscribe to the New Lawyers Section discussion
- Launch your e-mail program (making absolutely 100% sure it's set
to send in plain text, not formatted)
- In the address window, type:
- In the message window, type:
- Send the message
When you subscribe, you will receive a message confirming your subscription.
Please keep that message -- as you should
all such messages from any e-mail discussion group --
because it also tells you (as such messages almost always do) how
to get back off the list. (It also tells
you the group address, so you can send mail to everyone at once. We
don't repeat that address here, because we want to help keep the address
unknown to spambots).
However, for those who throw away warranties, product manuals, insurance
policies, and instructions how to get off e-mail lists they
join, we say it here, too:
to unsubscribe at any time:
That is the subscription-maintaining program's e-mail address, not the
group's. Please do not send an unsubscribe command to the group.
send the command "unsubscribe newlawyers" (without
the quotation marks, of course)
to the same address as you did the subscribe command, namely <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
If you want to send an e-mail to the group of people on the list,
but have forgotten the address and against our pleas and advice
have thrown away the welcome message telling you the group's address,
you can just send a "reply to all" (not just a "reply" to any message
you receive via the list (although you'll want to change the
subject or topic line, of course). If the addressee of the message
you're replying to is not in the standard someone@somewhere form for
e-mail, i.e., is an alias or nickname someone has made, you can find
the real address in its correct form by checking the address's "properties."
If you don't receive messages -- or if you get an
error notice when trying to subscribe -- it's probably due to one
of two problems:
- You didn't type the messages as they appear above. The system
is automated; one typo, and you're out of luck. Retype the magic
words exactly as they appear above, or, better yet, copy and paste
from this screen.
- Your e-mail program sent the message as formatted text
instead of plain text.
If you still have trouble, contact the MSBA director of technology,
or (612) 333-1183; (800) 882-6722.