“We are called again to lead the association through a thicket of challenges,” said the first female Native American president of the ABA. “There is no more critical time to be a member of the American Bar Association.” Other new officers are President-elect William R. Bay, a partner at Thompson Coburn in St. Louis; Treasurer Frank H. “Fritz”’ Langrock, a partner at Langrock Sperry & Wool LLP in Middlebury, Vermont; and Secretary Marvin S.C. Dang, managing member of the Law Offices of Marvin S.C. Dang LLLC in Honolulu.
President-elect Bay told the HOD on Aug. 8 that “In every ‘Star Trek’ episode, viewers are reminded right at the beginning of a simple statement of their mission.” The ABA also has a mission, he said, a simple one that “should guide everything we do.”
“Our mission must be to make our association the home for all lawyers” Bay said. “The American Bar Association serves a unique role, a national unifying role, a place where every lawyer can find a home, value, worth and fulfillment.”