Hello, everyone, and welcome to another year of the Henrico County Bar Association. Each spring, the Bar renews itself with an election of new leaders to carry the flame of low-cost CLEs, pro-bono opportunities, and fellowship events for another 12 months. This year is my turn at the torch, as Emily Bishop leaves the post of President for the restful position of Immediate Past President. Joining me are a saintly team of volunteer Board members and our unshakeable administrator, Erin Jackson.
I will not write much of last year. It is enough to say the Bar and its affairs are in good order thanks to the dedicated membership that stayed together through zoom CLEs, in lieu of bagels with the Bench. Thank you for sticking together.
This year will be steady, and I expect in-person events will return at the right time and in the right setting. I also expect there will be a lot to talk about this year, with new legislation, new judges, and new ideas about a "new normal." I will focus on giving the membership as much insight into these changes as possible. It should be interesting, and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be together with you all for another year.
Andrew R. Newby, Esquire
HCBA President 2021-2022