Here’s three great tips on how you can better connect with your local bar association. First, understand how it is organized. Is it composed of sections with members who practice the same type of law? Are there also committees responsible for organizing events and planning programs? Second, reach out to them. Pick up the phone and call the bar association to ask how you can become a student member (often for a greatly discounted fee) and how you can become involved. Volunteer to work on a committee or join a practice section. In addition, many bars have mentoring or intern programs. Third, attend bar events. The best way to get to know people in the local legal community is to attend the monthly luncheon or a social.