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"What are your initiatives for the year?" is a question incoming bar presidents are often asked. But the bigger question may be, how can you balance a new leader's goals with the bar's strategic plan? And is it time to develop a new idea of what a leader's legacy should be?
The presidential initiative that never dies. The committee that refuses to ride off into the sunset. The program whose purpose is long gone ... or forgotten. Sometimes, a bar gets so bogged down with all this "stuff," it's hard to focus on what's really important. Is prevention the best solution to "program overload?"
If you're a bar leader headed to Washington for ABA Day, here are some tips to help you make the most of your time and get your message across.
Being a leader means quietly-and sometimes, courageously-stepping forward to make a difference. David S. Houghton, chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services, invites you to seize such opportunities-particularly when it comes to advancing diversity in the profession.