June 26th 2023 - Programming Schedule
8:00 a.m - 8:45 a.m
Breakfast and Welcome by CBLA Chair Bryan Browning
8:45 a.m - 9:30 a.m
Celebrating 10 years of CBLA
Sometimes, the actions of a few can impact many. That’s true of the visionary founders of CBLA. In 2013, CBLA was born when a handful of lawyers from the affinity bars dreamed of a training program to diversify the leadership of bar associations. Be inspired by the history of CBLA, the leaders its developed, and the work ahead. And, discover how you can contribute to its continued success!
9:30 a.m - 10:00 a.m
Welcome by Don Liu, Executive VP and Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Target
10:00 a.m - 11:15 a.m
Preparing for Leadership: The Nuts & Bolts of Leading a Bar Association
Servant leadership can be challenging. How do you inspire and guide a volunteer board? How do you exercise influence beyond your title? How do you set long-term strategy and ensure adequate financial resources? Experienced board leaders share what worked—and what didn’t—in moving their bar associations forward and dealing with unexpected events that threatened to upend well-developed plans.
10:15 a.m 11:30 a.m -BREAK
11:30 a.m - 12:15 p.m
The Keys to Good Governance: What You Should Know About Fiduciary Duties
High functioning boards don’t just happen. They are built upon effective stewardship and good governance. An expert in board governance explores how you can ensure your board meets its fiduciary responsibilities and stays out of harm’s way.
12:15 p.m - 1:00 p.m LUNCH
1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m
Making Your Bar Welcoming for People with Disabilities
We all recognize that bar associations must accessible and truly inclusive for people with disabilities. What challenges currently exist to such inclusion and how can bar associations overcome them? This panel shares best practices that will help ensure your bar association is meeting the needs of all its members.
2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m
Taking a Stand: How to Effectively Advocate & Communicate
Many of us joined an affinity bar association to tackle social and political issues and address the concerns of our members. Using ripped-from-the-headlines case studies, this interactive panel will share how bar associations advocate on the issues facing our communities, including how to decide which issues to address, navigate political differences on the board, and determine the most effective use of the organization's voice.
3:00 p.m - 3:15 p.m - BREAK
3:15 p.m - 4:15 p.m
Intersectionality & Your Bar
Each bar association includes individuals who have intersectional identities, such as those based on race, disability status, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. Our panelists share programming and engagement strategies they have used to ensure their association meets the needs of members with intersectional identities.
4:15 p.m - 5:15 p.m
Inspiring A Vision and Moving It Forward
Being an impactful leader requires having a clear vision for the organization that you lead. How do you develop a vision and then move it forward to inspire others? This panel features bar leaders who have made their vision a reality and the steps they took to achieve it.
Your CBLA: Get Your Questions Answered!
Have a burning question about leadership or bar associations? Pose it to our knowledgeable CBLA faculty members and learn from their experiences!
5:45 p.m DAY ONE WRAP UP