Mom and Dad, camp is great but please send cookies and clean socks.
Wow, this is exactly how I feel as I reflect on my first full week as President of the HCBA. There is just a lot to do and not enough time to do it all plus practice law plus enjoy glorious summer days in Minnesota, so cookies and clean socks would be helpful since cookies are inherently good and clean socks are a must when time is limited.
While I had a busy first two weeks as President (with or without cookies) with many different activities, the highlight was clear. On Friday I had the pleasure of a conference call with Scholastica Baker from Bowman and Brooke and Paul Dieseth from Dorsey & Whitney, two great lawyers and active HCBA member volunteers who I had the honor of appointing as the chairs of the HCBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
The three of us talked about the mission and goals of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and how this Committee’s important work fits within the broader structure of the HCBA. Listening to Paul and Scholastica talk about their personal experiences and their individual and collective goals and ambitions for this Committee made me proud to be able to work with great lawyers who are passionately working towards bettering our profession and our Hennepin County bar. This collective engagement by lawyer leaders towards the work of the HCBA and the profession is thrilling.
Are there other ways we can all work together to tackle a goal? I would love to hear your ideas.
And send cookies and clean socks.
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