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2021 Midyear Meeting

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Share with Your Members: ABA Formal Opinion 482

ABA Formal Opinion 482 "provides guidance on the rules of professional conduct as they apply to lawyers affected by 'disasters.'" The opinion, issued September 19, 2018, is intended to address natural disasters, but without a doubt, COVID has had a considerable impact on the legal profession. The American Bar Association offers "Five Pointers for Practicing in a Pandemic."

Effective Leadership in Uncertain Times

"Being an effective leader today, and especially while navigating our 'new normal,' is about honesty, plain and simple. It means being honest in your day-to-day interactions, honest in the way you do business, and honest about the status of the organization," according to Heidi Zak, co-founder and co-CEO of apparel company ThirdLove. She offers insights in an article in Inc., covering "7 Keys to Effective Leadership in Our New Normal."

Steal This Idea: Virtual Law Clinic for Veterans

The Knoxville Bar Association hosts a monthly legal advice clinic specifically for veterans, where they can talk to lawyers about a variety of legal issues. Learn more about the event on the Knoxville Bar's website or check out their local television coverage.

Share with Your Members: 2020 State of Small Law Firms

The Thomson Reuters annual report on the State of U.S. Small Law Firms is now available and details challenges and opportunities for small law firms. You can download a copy of the report for free here.

For Managers: Getting Ready to Reopen

Is your office starting to consider its reopening plans? An article from global analytics company Gallup says, "Employees' pandemic-era experiences have reshaped their views of the workplace: how their work influences their overall well-being, how they want to interact with their colleagues, and how much flexibility they expect from their employees." Gallup offers tips for the transition back to the office here.

Steal This Idea: Give Your Sponsors Some Space

Your sponsors may be looking for more visibility, particularly at this time when the majority of your events likely have been cancelled or postponed. The Bar Association of Baltimore City offers one solution—they recognize their sponsors with a prime spot on their website homepage. Check it out here.










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