2010 State Bar Annual Meeting
|State Bar President Stephen S. Shanor presided over the meeting at the Inn of the Mountain Gods.||"Congress thought that shame would change our system, " said Charles P. Rose, general counsel for the U.S. Department of Education.|
Keynote Speaker Stuart A. Forsyth urged attorneys to set
goals that "Stretch you, empower you, and change you."
|"The great recession and its impact on the practice of law - what can we learn from it?" Renowned attorney David Gross admitted he didn't see it coming.|
Legal Humorist Sean Carter used comedy to deliver serious messages about professionalism. "Respect and protect the image of the legal profession," said Carter. "Respect the process and the robe, even if you disagree with a decision. And keep ads classy, not like a Chicago billboard that says 'Life is short; get a divorce.' " Turning to legal fees, Carter asked, "How many of you can afford yourselves?"
Annual gathering of State Bar Past Presidents