The State Bar of Michigan web site has a new look. With over 30,000 pages and a completely redesigned format, the site makes online navigation easier and faster for Michigan attorneys and the public. The last redesign was in 2001.
"This effort is part of our ongoing plan to better serve our members and to provide them with the information that they need to conduct business and research efficiently," said John T. Berry, the executive directorof the State Bar of Michigan.
The website has been reorganized under the following headings: member directory, opinions, research and links, professional standards, programs and services, the public policy resource center, publications, sections information, as well as public and media resources. Redesign improvements include:
- Web server and operating system software upgrades
- Integration of a content editor management system
- Management tools and a plan for expanded services, including e-commerce, audio, and video.
"The navigation on the website has been improved by removing frames, making it easier for our 36,000 members to research and find items of interest to them," Berry said. "Our new State Bar logo and identity standards have also been integrated throughout the site, giving it a consistent, identifiablelook. The pages are also faster loading."
The website averages more than 6,600 visitors per day, with more than 32,800 pages viewed each day. The online membership directory is the most popularfeature, averaging 30,000 views per month.