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Friday, July 31, 2009 –
First Session of Joint Concurrent Workshops
8:45 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
Abraham Lincoln – Lawyer, Leader, President
In honor of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, this presentation will explore the leadership qualities that Lincoln developed during his quarter-century legal career and carried into the most challenging presidency in American history.
Joint Workshop 2A –
The Power of Partnership: Award-winning Diversity Projects
The 2009 ABA Partnership Awards recognize bar association efforts to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the profession. This year’s winning entries include a statewide bar leadership institute for diverse attorneys, a summer law intern program for high school students and a project that recruits and trains attorneys of color interested in participating in continuing legal education programs.
JOHN C. CRUDEN, Washington, D.C., Past President, District of Columbia Bar, and Member, NCBP Executive Council, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
INA HIGGINS, Memphis, TN, Diversity Committee Co-Chair, Memphis Bar Association,
RHONDA F. HUNTER, Dallas, TX, Past President, Dallas Bar Association and Past Member, NCBP Executive Council, e-mail: Rhonda@rhondahunter.com
Joint Workshop 3A -
Friend Me, Tweet Me Anyway You Want Me: Ins and Outs of Social Media
Social media is the name of the game, and bar associations have joined the playing field. However, there are a lot of questions about how to capitalize on these tools, and if the tools may even be replacing traditional membership organizations to create targeted virtual communities. Learn how some associations are getting into the game and what they’ve learned to date.
Joint Workshop 4A –
Metro Bars: Collaboration, Cooperation & Competition Between and Amongst Rival Associations
Learn about dealing with other competing state, local and specialty bars. Hear strategies on when to hold them close, fold them in, when to walk away and when to run! Attend this fast-paced panel discussion on working with and competing against other bar associations.
JAY A. BLECHMAN, Pittsburgh, PA, President, Allegheny County Bar Association, and Member, MBC Executive Committee, e-mail: email@example.com
DAVID E. CRAWFORD, St. Louis, MO, President, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and Member, MBC Executive Committee, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRISTINE HAYES HICKEY, Indianapolis, IN, Past President, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, and President-elect, Indianapolis Bar Association, e-mail: email@example.com
CARL D. SMALLWOOD, Columbus, OH, Past President, Columbus Bar Association, and Member, NCBP Executive Council, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joint Workshop 5A -
Beyond Survival-Thriving During a Climate of Uncertainty
Thought leaders from Chicago’s non-profit and philanthropic community will focus on how their respective organizations are addressing the following issues:
How we can and should adjust our fundraising strategies (if at all);
How our grant-making strategies might need to adapt to ensure that we are meeting the objectives of our mission with the greatest possible impact; and
How we are managing our own internal budgets and staffing in light of the economic environment to most effectively marshal our resources.
ROBERT EICHINGER, Chicago, IL, Director of Donor Services, The Chicago Community Trust, e-mail: Robert@cct.org
NIKKI WILL STEIN, Chicago, IL, Executive Director, Polk Bros. Foundation, Inc.,
11:15 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
Second Session of Joint Concurrent Workshops
Joint Workshop 1B –
Retirement? Not So Fast: Senior Lawyers Needs, Senior Lawyers Needed
As greater numbers of practicing lawyers reach senior lawyer status, many bar associations are seeking ways to keep these valued experienced members engaged in the bar. Hear how some bar associations are tapping this talent pool to involve seasoned members, as well as to address some of the serious challenges that aging professionals may present to the practice of law.
MARCIA EASON, Chattanooga, TN, Past President, Tennessee Bar Association, and Member, NCBP Executive Council, e-mail: email@example.com
JOHN BERRY, Tallahassee, FL, Director, Legal Division, The Florida Bar,
STUART FORSYTH, Los Angeles, CA, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Bar Association, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
KAREN GOULD, Richmond, VA, Executive Director, Virginia State Bar, e-mail: email@example.com
ANTHONY PALERMO, Rochester, NY, ABA Senior Lawyers Division Delegate to House of Delegates, and Past President, New York State Bar Association,
Joint Workshop 2B –
It’s Not Easy Being Green - But Why It’s Worth the Investment
Interest in environmental preservation has gone beyond recycling efforts. Bar associations are developing sustainability practices that change their methods of communication with members, the way they conduct their meetings, and the business of law. Hear what some bars are doing to impact not only how the bar association, law firms and courts are run, but also what policy is being developed to improve the quality of life in our communities.
REW GOODENOW, Reno, NV, Past President, State Bar of Nevada and the Washoe County Bar Association, and Member, NCBP Executive Council, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
J. TIMOTHY EATON, Chicago, IL, Secretary, Chicago Bar Association, and Past President, Illinois State Bar Association, e-mail: email@example.com
Joint Workshop 3B –
Quick Hits: How to Deliver Value to Members in a Tough Economy
Help your members and build your bar’s cache by being indispensable in this downturn. Learn about innovative programs and member benefits others have implemented and the excellent results they are seeing.
BARBARA J. HOWARD, Cincinnati, OH, President, Ohio State Bar Association, and Past President, Cincinnati Bar Association, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
LEAH JOHNSON, Columbia, SC, Assistant Executive Director, South Carolina Bar,
BARBARA HARPER, Seattle, WA, Director, Lawyer Services Department, Washington State Bar Association, e-mail: email@example.com
JERRILYN T. MALANA, San Diego, CA, President, San Diego County Bar Association,
Joint Workshop 4B –
Representing Your Bar During a Controversy
In almost every leadership year it is likely that some controversy will arise. It may find you and be unavoidable, or you may wish to enter the fray by taking a position. This workshop will be an open discussion addressing the questions of whether to get involved, how to get involved, and policies and procedures that guide and inform such determinations.
JANE L. DALTON, Philadelphia, PA, Past Chancellor, Philadelphia Bar Association, and Member, MBC Executive Committee, e-mail: Dalton@duanemorris.com
MARLENE S. GARVIS, Lake Elmo, MN, Past President, Hennepin County Bar Association, and Member, MBC Executive Committee, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
THOMAS G. SMITH, Rochester, NY, Immediate Past President, Monroe County Bar Association, and Member, MBC Executive Committee, e-mail: email@example.com
MARC R. STAENBERG, Beverly Hills, CA, Executive Director, Beverly Hills Bar Association, and Secretary - Treasurer, MBC, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joint Workshop 5B –
Taking the Long View: Maximize Existing Resources and Relationships
Knowing that there’s no way to go around it, what opportunities exist for our organizations, our volunteers, donors, and our staff members to help us most effectively navigate our way through these tumultuous times? Topics for discussion will include:
Steps to ensure critical funding in the current economic climate.
Building on and leveraging the relationships with our affiliated bar association and with the greater legal community.
Options to consider with regard to our endowments or rainy day funds.
Uncommon gifts for uncommon times--what new or refocused fundraising approaches can be developed to maximize revenue?
2:05 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Bar Caucus Annual Meeting and Plenary Session
“Showcase of Innovative Programs and Services”
Following a brief business meeting and election of officers for its 2010 organizational year, MBC will present several creative metro bar initiatives focusing on pro bono/volunteer service, veterans’ assistance, mortgage foreclosure prevention, continuing legal education and community service efforts. After the presentation, panelists will lead roundtable discussions for a more in-depth look at their respective programs.
MODERATOR: RAE JEAN MCCALL, Kansas City, MO, Executive Director, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and President-elect, MBC, e-mail: email@example.com
DANIEL K. BEAN, Jacksonville, FL, President, Jacksonville Bar Association,
CHRISTINA MELTON CRAIN, Dallas, TX, President, Dallas Bar Association, and Member, MBC Executive Committee, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
JULIE EMEDE, San Jose, CA, Past President, Santa Clara County Bar Association,
SAYDE LADOV, Philadelphia, PA, Chancellor, Philadelphia Bar Association,
JERRILYN T. MALANA, San Diego, CA, President, San Diego County Bar Association,
9:45 a.m. –10:05 a.m.
The Future is Here: Global Legal Practice Developments Matter
In May 2009, the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility and the Georgetown Law Center for the Study of the Legal Profession presented a groundbreaking program for state supreme court chief justices, and their invited bar leaders and lawyer disciplinary counsel. These participants considered the relevance to U.S. lawyers, law firms and clients of paradigm-shifting developments in the global practice of law, including the United Kingdom’s adoption of alternative business structures for law firms and similar initiatives in Europe, Australia, and Canada. Participants from that conference will explain why you need to know about these issues, how they impact your members, and why the organized bar must take constructive action.
PANELISTS: WILLIAM P. SMITH, III, Atlanta, GA, General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia and Member, ABA Task Force on International Trade in Legal Services, e-mail: email@example.com
FREDERIC S. URY, Fairfield, CT, Past President, Connecticut Bar Association, and Secretary, NCBP, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
10:05 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Update on the ABA House of Delegates
10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The Latest Hot Tips on The Hottest Topics
If you want information you can really use for your bar right now, presented in a fast-paced, entertaining, and unforgettable fashion, then this is the place to be. Mike Rubin always delivers something to make you ponder, something to get you to jot a note so that you can immediately put the information to good use, and lots to make you smile about.
MICHAEL RUBIN, Baton Rouge, LA, Past President, Louisiana State Bar Association, and Past Member, NCBP Executive Council, e-mail: email@example.com
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Practicing Law in a Tough Economy – What Lawyers are Doing and How Bar Associations Can Help
This program looks at several ways that law practices are changing to better meet legal needs. Topics include innovative methods of outreach to connect with clients, cost-effective uses of technology to provide services online, partnering with clients to create unbundled legal services, development of highly focused niche practices, and concepts of community lawyering. The program also looks at specific ways bar associations can support their members by fostering innovations.
THOMAS LYONS, Providence, RI, Past President, Rhode Island Bar Association, and Member, NCBP Executive Council, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
LUZ E. HERRERA, San Diego, CA, Founder, Community Lawyering Inc., and Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, e-mail: email@example.com
WILLIAM HORNSBY, Chicago, IL, Staff Counsel, ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
M. CATHERINE RICHARDSON, Syracuse, NY, Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services, and Past President, New York State Bar Association,