I am enthusiastic, a bit nervous, and full of pride as I write this, my first Bar Brief article, addressing you in my new role as President of the BHBA Barristers. I speak for all my fellow Barristers when I say that this past year, under the leadership of our friend and collaborator, Jeanine Percival Wright, has been both personally and professionally rewarding.
Traditional Barristers programs such as Law Day, the New Admittee’s Reception, Barristers Monthly Free Legal Clinic, and Vintage Bouquet remained strong, while more recent projects such as the Community Outreach Committee and the Social Committee forged their place in Barristers history.
Early last year I put a new spin on the “Lunch With” program, expanding it beyond Entertainment Law, and establishing the program as a monthly
luncheon in which Barristers can join well-respected leaders in the legal community for a power lunch. As Committee Chair, Brian Schaller took the program to new heights and the Barristers have enjoyed tremendous success with these mini-mentoring sessions.
Lauren Gabbaian, took the lead on bringing the Barristers into the social media revolution by revamping our website, creating Barristers pages on
popular social media websites, and providing all of those outlets with continuous fresh content. With all of this to boast about, it is hard to see how the Barristers can do even more, but we have big plans to share with you!
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