Featured Articles

Trade, Sports & Professional Associations

Access Missouri: The future of the administration of justice

Unmet legal needs. Competition from outside providers. Unemployment and underemployment of lawyers. These are just a few of the many challenges facing the legal profession and the justice system today. A new ABA effort convenes bar leaders, the judiciary, local practitioners, and others to discuss ideas and innovative solutions. The first such meeting was in St. Louis on April 21—find out how you can host one in your area.

Leadership Development

Prepare well, follow the plan, and have fun: Advice for presidents-elect at BLI

One speaker joked that the best title in association work is immediate past president. Another said the bar presidency is “the icing on the cupcake of your career.” Which is right? Both, said this panel of presidents, past presidents, and executive directors at BLI 2014. If you’re in line to be president, find out how to make the most of it—and why it matters whether you’re having fun.