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May 15, 2017
FloridaBarNews.TV to continue, Bar website redesign in the works


The new FloridaBarNews.TV program, which makes online broadcasts of Bar News articles, has proven successful and will be continued for at least another six months.

Jay Cohen Communications Committee Chair Jay Cohen told the board at its St. Augustine meeting that the Bar had signed a year contract, with an option to end it after six months, with Law.TV, and the committee had voted to continue it for an additional six months.

“It’s been well received and a huge success with respect to the messaging that’s going on,” Cohen said, adding the broadcasts have received a large number of views both on the Bar’s website and on YouTube.

On other issues, Cohen noted the committee has been working on a redesign of the Bar’s website, and board members were given a preview by board member Paul SanGiovanni, who chaired the subcommittee overseeing that effort.

“We wanted it to be fresh; we wanted it to be friendly; we wanted it to be very aggressive,” SanGiovanni said.

The redesign will make it easy for members to access the new portal through which Bar members can transact business with the Bar, including paying their annual membership fees and signing up for and posting credit for CLE courses, he said.

There will be a page devoted to member benefits, one to help consumers, and others on various Bar operations and services.

“Every page will have quick links related to what that page is about,” said SanGiovanni, adding the committee anticipates a “soft launch” in mid-May and a hard launch later that month.

[Revised: 12-04-2017]