|The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. Vince Lombadi
My tenure as the BCBA president is coming to an end; I can now fondly look back on the year. I am very proud of what we, as a Bar, have accomplished. Of course, none of the excellent CLEs, events, awards banquets, or publications could have been done without the tireless efforts of the Board of Directors and the BCBA staff.
I leave the BCBA hopefully in a better position than when I started and I know that Jay Fowler will continue to strive to make the BCBA an even stronger organization.
Over the past 10 months, we have seen our new website and the Ex Parte undergo some significant changes. The BCBA image was refreshed. Our CLEs and other events have benefited from some amazing speakers. The mock trial program sent an excellent team on to the State competition. The directory, law day and the holiday events were second to none. While I am very proud of the product and sevices we have provided, I am not so egotistical as to think I had anything to do with it. All I did was delegate those jobs tot he amazing members of the board. I merely oversaw their great work and am truly appreciative of the hard work, tireless commitment, and continued service they give to the BCBA.
I am truly going to miss working with and being a part of the Board of the BCBA. Most of you would be shocked at the amount of volunteer time each member has put in over the last year to better the BCBA. (At current legal rates per hour, I am confident we could have bought a small, third-world island had we billed the time invested into the BCBA). You selected a great group of board members and I know that I am leaving the Board in great and competent hands.
I also want to thank all of our sponsors this past year for their financial support, for without your contributions, we would not be able to provide the amazing services and programs that your funding allowed. I want to give a big THANK YOU to each and every member of the board, our Office staff, and to each and every member of the BCBA for your continued support of the Bar and its endeavors.
P.S. Now that I have some free time, I’m looking for something else to do. If you have a need, and you’re willing to give a lawyer a job, please let me know.