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April 30, 2013
Attending the Bar Convention?

There’s an app for that

Attending the Bar’s Annual Convention in Boca Raton? Then you need to download the new Florida Bar convention app to serve as your mobile guide to the whole conference.

Michelle Suskauer “This app gives you all the information you need for the convention right on your smart phone,” said Michelle Suskauer, the convention’s chair.

Looking for a specific meeting or seminar? Want to see who’s speaking when? What time does the luncheon start? All that information and much more can be accessed right on your iPhone, Android, or iPad.

The convention is set for June 26-29 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. “Inclusion: The Path to Unity” is this year’s theme.

Suskauer said the app provides user links to the schedules, seminars, exhibitors, sponsors, maps of the facility, and bios of speakers. It can also be used to map out your own schedule and is linked to the Bar’s Facebook page and Twitter feed to keep attendees up to date on the latest convention happenings.

“It is very user-friendly so that you can take advantage of everything the convention has to offer,” Suskauer said.

“It also helps our convention sponsors and exhibitors, because you can click and find their location and what they are offering.”

Suskauer said the app can be customized to provide the user with as little or as much information as they want and eliminates the need to carry around a lot of bulky materials.

“And you don’t have to be tech savvy to understand it,” she said.

Suskauer said the development of the convention app is another step in the Bar’s effort to better communicate with its members, especially the Bar’s younger lawyers.

“Increasingly, this is how many lawyers want their information, and we are accommodating them,” Suskauer said.

You can download the app — and learn much more about what the convention has to offer — by visiting the Bar’s website at www.floridabar.org.

[Revised: 08-21-2014]