Yes, the PCBA has an in-person event in the near future. The date is July 15, 2021. The start time is 5 p.m. The location is Obed & Isaac’s Bocce Garden. What are we doing? We are holding our Annual Meeting to honor our PCBA new members, make our year-end official reports, and install our new officers including the next PCBA President Emily Wilburn! Why attend? Well, in addition to seeing your colleagues in a safe space, masked or unmasked, registration this year is free. Come join the fun at an event where the bylaws will not come up, (we already amended them this year), and your crooked Zoom neck or posture is a common humorous reference rather than an aggravating condition.
There are many great PCBA events on the schedule for the next fiscal year that you will find of interest. If you have thought about joining the PCBA for the first time, or pondered re-activating your membership upon exiting your home, garage, bunker, or virtual backdrop used online, now is the time. Whether you are a young or new lawyer, or an experienced lawyer looking for a real living platform to exchange ideas, or simply to swap stories of life on the circuit, the PCBA is the place for you. That has never been more true than now. While many organizations have stood still, the PCBA quickly adapted to hold not just its CLE seminars online but also its Board and Committee meetings. As a result, the practice breadth and geographic scope of our active members has increased while we have also reduced the average timespan for our meetings. At the same time, we have many projects in the works. So I encourage you to look at the PCBA website and find one or more Committees that fit your current legal practice or business model. In addition, there are other Committees that promote social events or justice activities that you may also find intriguing. Finally, from a practical standpoint, the PCBA is your best option to network with the full cross-spectrum of the lawyers who practice in our region. Take the first step and look us up. I guarantee you will be surprised at what options await you. So this month, start a new list that prioritizes re-connecting with your professional colleagues in a way that fits your style. You will enjoy taking that second step to put your list into action. We’ll talk again soon.
Ambrose V. McCall