In September 2002, the MBA will launch a program entitled "Conversations On Law and Liberty in Times of Crisis." This is a program for high school students regarding important legal issues that have been raised since September 11, 2001, including, but not limited to, racial profiling, prosecuting terrorism at home and abroad, civil liberties in times of crisis, and protecting the attorney-client privilege. "Conversations" is designed to further dialogue in our schools and in our communities about our shared values as Americans in relation to our identities, our civic traditions, and diverse world cultures. (For more on "Conversations," see the accompanying article on this page.)
Although the program is based largely on a model curriculum provided by the ABA, the MBA's Presidential Task Force on Terrorism is working with staff to enhance the ABA's materials. Those materials will be complete before the end of the summer.
We are calling upon our members to volunteer to serve as a conversation leader and facilitator for the "Conversations" program. We are already scheduling the first "Conversations" for the days surrounding the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States; however, this is an initiative that we expect to last throughout the next academic year and perhaps beyond.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ed Herman at (617) 338-0565. The leadership is strongly committed to this program, and we hope to reach a substantial number of high schools with it. But we need your help!
New to the MBA
Recent staff additions include:
Christian Leatham, the MBA's Advertising Sales Representative. Christian's goal is to rebuild and expand ad sales for all the MBA publications and Web sites. He has a strong background in sales for magazines, trade shows and interactive media. Most recently he was director of sales for the publishing division of Imark Communications, a major producer of technology trade shows.
Celia "Toni" Hampton joined our Finance and Administration area as Accounting Supervisor for the Association and the Institute. She is responsible for all accounting, financial reporting, etc. for these organizations. Toni's diverse background includes accounting, business office and finance experience in sectors such as foreign auto importing and wholesale produce.
Rachel Karp also joined the MBA as Education Program Assistant. Rachel graduated this spring from Kenyon College with a concentration in Law and Society. She has significant work experience in the legal field.