Bar Benefit: Join Us March 19 for the HCBF's Annual Fundraising Gala
HCBA's Diversity, Professionalism, and Advancement of Justice Awards: Nominations Due 3/31
These annual awards highlight individuals and firms making a significant contribution to the profession and to the advancement of justice. Awards will presented at the HCBA Annual Meeting in May. The awards panels welcome nominations for the following:
Your President Reports: Diversity & Inclusion -- Taking the Initiative to Do More, Do Better
Not to be provocative (he writes with a wink), but—truth be told—our legal profession, and our bar associations, and some of our law firms, were for quite a while (sometimes unintentionally, but for far too long) "affinity groups” in their own right—for straight, white males. I have no doubt that I benefited from related breaks along the way. So it went; but that’s different from "so it goes.” Times change; or at least evolve. We’ve seen and been involved in some good, unique, and encouraging efforts and successes of late. We do, though, need to be vigilant and diligent—to take forward-leaning initiatives; to convert well-meaning into well-doing (to borrow Verna Myers’ phrase). Hence this column. Read More >>
HCBA Recognizes Members for Pro Bono Service
Each year, the HCBA recognizes three attorneys who have made a significant contribution through pro bono service. The Pro Bono Publico awards are presented to lawyers in recognition of the time, knowledge, and devotion given in service to the community. Recipients of the 2015 awards will be honored at the 35th annual Bar Benefit on Thursday, March 19, where family, friends, and colleagues celebrate the high ideals represented by these individuals: attorneys John Koneck, Dorinda Wider, and Larry Espel.
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Ask a New Lawyer: Social Networking
Get Answers to All of the Social Media Questions You Didn't Know You Had! Join us on April 2, for the next event in the highly-regarded Vintage Lawyer/New Lawyer series.
These always-popular networking opportunities are not to be missed. This
session aims to build generational bridges by breaking down technology
barriers. New lawyers will act as digital tour guides for social
networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vine, Snapchat, and
others. Vintage lawyers will also have the option of requesting a "tech
mentor” from the new lawyers ranks.
Thursday, April 2, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
at Stinson Leonard Street.
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