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From fixing the copier to updating the Web site, executive directors at small bar associations often find they do a little bit of everything to get the job done. For many, the ability to multitask and be deeply involved is a major source of job satisfaction. Some have found, too, that this personal touch can be a great membership draw, even during tough economic times.
There's no question that technology and globalization have changed the legal landscape. With that in mind, ABA President Carolyn B. Lamm has appointed a commission to look at recent and future developments and ensure that the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct are keeping pace with the changes. Learn more about the Commission on Ethics 20/20 and how you can get involved.
Including President Obama, 26 lawyers have held the office of president of the United States. Did you know that one of those leaders was also a state bar president, and another was president of the American Bar Association? In honor of Presidents' Day, legal historian and editor Norman Gross takes a look at the law and leadership careers of a few noteworthy lawyer-presidents.