The Massachusetts Bar Association welcomed leaders of its affiliated bars to the 2008 Bar Leadership Institute held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough on Sept. 12. The all-day event brought together leaders from across the state to discuss relevant issues facing the bar.
MBA President Edward W. McIntyre and MBA Executive Director Marilyn J. Wellington welcomed the crowd of nearly 100 before McIntyre launched into a talk about developing future leaders. He was then joined by MBA President-elect Valerie A. Yarashus, who discussed building a diverse leadership team.
Among the other topics discussed at BLI were "Effective Organization of Your Bar Association," "Preparing Your Membership for Disaster Planning and Preparedness," "Communicating with Members," "Fiduciary Responsibility of Board Members," "Working with Your Volunteer Board," "Motivating Volunteers" and "Educating the Public and Creating Visibility." That session included a media panel comprising Lawyers Weekly Senior News Reporter David E. Frank, WBZ-AM 1030 Reporter Lisa Meyer and Worcester Business Journal Editor Christina H. Davis.