October from NCADA President, Allen Smith

29 Oct 2020 11:09 AM | Deleted user

I hope all of you are doing well in dealing with the Covid - 19 pandemic and the bombardment of election commercials, the latter of which has a light at the end of the tunnel. Depending on your party affiliation, the light may be sunshine or a locomotive headed at you full speed!  The good news is that election season is almost over . . . for this year.

We cannot help you with the election, but the NCADA is focusing on how it can help its members, their firms, and their practices. We want to hear from you!  Please let us know what the NCADA can do to increase the value of your member experience. Traditionally, we have provided excellent continuing education and networking opportunities. We are doing our best to continue this tradition in the present virtual world, and we are open to suggestions and increased membership participation.  Please contact Lynette Pitt, Jennifer Edwards or Allen Smith and let us know what we can do to make your NCADA experience even better.

At our annual Fall Seminar, we had an excellent panel of for managing partners who discussed how firms are coping with the pandemic. The association has also hosted many webinars for CLE credit, several of which have been complimentary to members due to the generosity of our sponsors.

Which leads to my next topic: sponsors. Bar organizations depend on sponsors, and NCADA is fortunate to have so many loyal and generous sponsors. Please remember to use our sponsors and thank them.   

Our Sponsorship Committee is looking for members to join the committee. This presents an excellent opportunity for members to get involved.  If you are interested, please contact the committee chair, Melissa Walker or Lynette Pitt.  

The NCADA has a history of encouraging and promoting diversity and inclusion. In 2019, we won the DRI Rudolph A. Janata Award for the second time. But we do not want to rest on our laurels. The committee continues to be an important focus of the NCADA, and it welcomes additional members.  This also presents an excellent opportunity for members to get involved.  If you are interested, please contact the Diversity Committee Chair, Denaa Griffin or Lynette Pitt.

When I next write you, we will be approaching Thanksgiving.  I wish you well between now and then.

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