Robinson: Volunteering is Essence of Legal Profession
Volunteer leadership is the essence of who we are as lawyers, president-elect nominee William T. (Bill) Robinson told leaders of business law sections from state and local bar associations across the country on May 12.
“There is nothing in the world like the volunteerism we have in the United States,” he said noting that from the time of Alexis de Tocqueville to the present Americans have offered their hands and hearts to help their fellow citizens. “Lawyers,” he said, “lead other professions in helping those in need and the organizations that serve them.”
Robinson spoke at lunch during the eighth annual _ Business Bar Leaders Conference that brings leaders from business law sections of state and local bar associations together to discuss common concerns.
Roland E. Brandel, chair of the Business Law Section State and Local Bar Relations Committee, and Conrad Goodkind, planning committee chair, managed arrangements for the conference.
Sessions focused on management development as well as CLE programming. The six panels included “Marketing and Outreach: Useful Tools and Techniques,” “Developing and Delivering Substantive Law Content” and “Financial Regulatory Reform.”
The ABA Business Bar Leaders Conference is an event of the Business Law Section.