Your First Steps


Your First Steps Are Simple

Three simple steps can get you started on the right track:

  1. Set the ground rules and develop a plan of action as soon as possible. Strategic planning and goal-setting are imperative to your success as a Bar Leader. Make certain your members have a clear picture of their purpose; the structure of the Division, Section or Committee; the boundaries of individual authority within the Division, Section or Committee and the resources available to them.

  2. Set a definite timetable to carry out your programs and events. Utilize the professional meeting and event staff at the Association to plan and organize events as early as possible.

  3. Collaborate and Act. Move to carry out your plans and involve as many Division, Section and Committee members in the process as possible. Know the leadership of the Young Lawyers Division, Sections and Committees and work together as often as possible to present joint programs and events.

Making a positive start will go a long way toward having a productive year for your group. Any time you have a question or need help that is not covered in this Resource Guide, simply call the Association’s professional staff for assistance.

 Handbook updated as of December 29, 2016.

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