Our 2019 Annual Bar Conference (ABC) is almost here!
This year’s ABC remains focused on you, the practitioner – as lawyer,
as advocate, as server of clients, as small business owner, as custodian
of the profession, and as continuing legal scholar. And we get it all done without somehow driving ourselves crazy and unhealthy in the process.
When I started my 2019 term, the following quote by attorney and jurist
David A. Larson struck me:
I came to the realization that I am the only person who can control how I practice law. By not allowing myself to be bogged down emotionally with out-of-control court rules, brutish behavior by some members of the bar and bench, unappreciative clients and societal stigmas, I am free to focus on the things I can accomplish in this noble profession.
Maybe this will provide some sort of inspiration or insight for you in your own practice as it did
me – and others, when planning the topics, speakers, and even the location for this year's event.
May you laugh, learn, see old friends, make new ones, and take care of yourselves here and beyond.
Till the next one,
Eric N. Columber
2019 MSBA President