Social networking, just for Texas lawyers.
I got an invite to join Texas Bar Circle from the State Bar of Texas, of which I am a member.
The service is a product of affinitycircles.com The invite states:
The State Bar of Texas is excited to introduce Texas Bar Circle, a new networking tool. Texas Bar Circle is a secure online social and professional network exclusively for licensed Texas attorneys - the first network of its kind by a bar association.
Texas Bar Circle helps you find colleagues with similar interests, hobbies, or professional aspirations and communicate with them in a number of simple, secure, and valuable ways.
Once you log in and join Texas Bar Circle, you can:
Network with other Texas lawyers about career and business opportunities
Re-connect with old classmates and friends
Share photos and blogs in a secure environment
Share information or seek advice by messaging your network
Hear about events going on in your area put on by members you know
Start groups to stay in touch with attorneys in your area
And much, much more!
I guess that the idea is for attorneys to network without having to worry about clients (or potential clients) seeing all of their personal info. I’m not sure what the advantage really is over something like Facebook, which has a ton of privacy settings allowing for a great deal of control over your profile. I joined, and will report about it more in the future.