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Eric Y. Drogin, J.D., Ph.D., is the Chair of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law and a member of the Program in Psychiatry and the Law, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School.
I’m delighted—but also saddened—to be writing the last of four “Messages from the Chair” for The SciTech Lawyer. Any opportunity to communicate with you directly is a welcome one. It’s been terrific fun to serve as Chair, but it’s disappointing to be reminded that this bar year is already drawing to a close.
My previous messages focused upon three reasons that our colleagues tend to belong to a professional association: to look like a better lawyer, to affiliate with other lawyers, and to serve the legal profession. The fourth and final reason identified in last summer’s issue of The SciTech Lawyer involves “becoming a better lawyer.”