Welcome to what we hope will be a return to normalcy (or as close as we can come). As everyone can attest, the past two years have been an adjustment - at best - for us all. Andrew Newby did a fantastic job of keeping us connected in the past year, and by sponsoring virtual events we were able to offer programming to members that fulfilled our organization’s goal of providing low-cost options for legal education hours. Sadly, the constraints of virtual presentations affected the social goals of the Bar, and I am hoping to carry us through a coming year where we see more of each other in person. We got off to a good start with an in-person legislative update and, as I write this, I am looking forward to seeing many of you at our spring reception.
On that note, our Board has been busy planning an event-filled year with several events for members, both for CLE as well as social interaction. We are all proud of the work we did the past two years, and I want to take this opportunity to thank our volunteer Board members for keeping things going despite the obstacles we faced. And of course, we could accomplish nothing without our administrator Erin Jackson, who keeps us all organized and on track. Big thanks to Erin for her hard work and dedication.
While we are optimistic for a robust year with a rerun to traditional gatherings like breakfast with judges, we are always looking for new events to sponsor for members - so please feel free to contact us with your ideas and suggestions for events you’d like to see offered. One thing I have always enjoyed about member events is the chance to see folks I don’t regularly see in the Courthouse, and the chance to see those I always see professionally in a social atmosphere. Please encourage colleagues to attend our events for exactly those reasons – we all benefit by seeing each other outside our offices.
Keep an eye out for updates to our communication options for members to keep in touch with us. In the meantime, we are looking forward to seeing you all throughout this year!
Susan L. Parrish, Esquire
HCBA President 2022-2023