21st Century Lawyer Virtual Session
The Bar’s Role in Promoting
“The 19th Amendment at 100”
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. eastern time
(2:00 - 3:00 p.m. central time; 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. mountain time; 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. pacific time)
This program is free of charge.
The Law Day 2020 theme is “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100.” In 2019-2020, the United States is commemorating the centennial of the transformative constitutional amendment that guaranteed the right of citizens to vote would not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex. American women fought for, and won, the vote through their voice and action. Join ABA President Judy Perry Martinez on Tuesday, November 19, at 3:00 p.m. eastern for a special NCBP 21st Century Lawyer as she shares how bar organizations across the country are planning commemorative programs. President Martinez will offer programing tools and provide up-to-date information to help national, international, state, and local groups plan their own commemoration events and activities.
The women’s suffrage movement forever changed America, expanding representative democracy and inspiring other popular movements for constitutional change and reform. Yet, honest reflection on the suffrage movement reveals complexity and tensions over race and class that remain part of the ongoing story of the Nineteenth Amendment and its legacies. The ABA is partnering with organizations across the country, including the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission established by the U.S. Congress, to coordinate national efforts celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Be sure to join us on November 19, 2019, to find out how your bar can be part of the celebration.
Judy Perry Martinez, President, American Bar Association
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There is no cost to attend this program, but you must register in advance.
Leadership by Design Follow-Up Webinar
Watch the follow-up video to the 2019 NCBP Annual Meeting Saturday Plenary session with Dan Linna, Jr. on Leadership by Design. Dan hosted a follow-up webinar on Sept. 9, to find out what bar leaders have been doing to implement design thinking for themselves and their bar. Watch the video here.
Here's what some of the attendees had to say:
DESIGN THINKING AT WORK!
It was amazing how our table was able to come up with similar ideas even though we are from all over the country, and Canada – using Dan’s rule of “no wrong ideas.” Even though we were all attacking the problem from different angles, we came up with similar solutions. If we focus on the why, we can fill in the what and the how. At my bar, we are now doing different things at board meetings- opening them up to guest speakers who are not part of our organization to get some fresh thoughts; and adding membership for all judges in our county (free membership for one year).
I found the iteration aspect of design thinking to be the most helpful. Access to legal services. Chair of ad-hoc committee on pro-se divorce lawyers. Access to justice meets the difficulty of practicing law in small and solo firms in changing legal markets. Group found it difficult – push back against bar for going along with supreme court in designing forms that pro-se litigants have to use. Instead creating study to find out how forms are being used. Do retrospective on what’s worked, and what hasn’t. And then brainstorming at the state judicial conference. Do different iterations of solutions.
The State Bar of Michigan folks created a persona during the session – it was super helpful in coming up with ideas because they created a whole person to look at legal services in a larger picture.
In the last quarter of 2018, we used a multi-day process to revamp the Strategic Plan of the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, which administers our legal aid program in Dallas County. It was the first time I had been involved in a process like this one, and it was fascinating to see what a room full of smart people who all had a stake in the program could devise.
In San Francisco our topic was attorney wellness. Using a similar process, but with only a very short period of time, we were able to come up with a number of ideas. After San Francisco, I met with Alicia Hernandez, our Dallas Bar Executive Director, to discuss how we can use the same process to solve any number of problems facing bar associations and the legal profession in general. The key is having the right people participate in the process and giving the process sufficient time to work.
Watch a Previous Session
September 17, 2019: The Other Fellow May Be Right: The Importance of Civility in the Practice of Law
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