ABA Bar Leadership Institute: Connecting Leaders & Resources
More than 300 presidents, presidents-elect and executive directors from bar associations across the country will gather for the 2010 Bar Leadership Institute March 11 – 12 in Chicago.
Produced by the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services and the Division for Bar Services, the 2010 BLI will bring together more than 40 speakers, including experienced bar presidents as well as association experts and professional staff. DBS offers the meeting annually for incoming presidents of state, local and specialty bars to help them plan for their year of bar leadership. This year marks the 31st institute.
Delivering the 2010 BLI keynote address Thursday morning, March 11, is Steve Farber, president and CEO, Extreme Leadership, Inc. Farber, the author of several books, including the bestselling Greater Than Yourself, outlines a three-step approach to boost talent, ramp up productivity and create significant leaders. Listen to an interview with Farber here.
Kicking off a three-part program Thursday afternoon is Jordan Furlong, who will highlight the major trends affecting lawyers. In his presentation, “The Lay of the Land: Changes in the Landscape of Practice from Big Law to the Solo on Main Street,” he will look at whether the winds of change are a gentle breeze or a raging hurricane.
Following his remarks, Furlong will moderate a panel discussion on how changes to the legal profession will affect the bar community.
Friday morning, March 12, at 9 a.m. Michael Sigman, a Washington, D.C., communications consultant, will speak on message management delivery. He will offer tips on message development, tailoring the message to the audience and delivery style.
Bar leaders attending the meeting can learn about ABA programs and services supporting the work of state, local and specialty bar associations during the resources reception March 11 at 4:30 p.m. During the reception ABA President Carolyn B. Lamm and President-Elect Stephen N. Zack will participate in photo sessions with bar presidents.
Breakout sessions, a vendor fair and networking opportunities also are on tap for leaders attending the 2010 BLI.