Don’t miss the change to meet fellow in-house attorneys, government lawyers, and recently elected partners. Stop by the BBA on Wednesday, September 16th at 5:30 p.m. for our Forums Fall Kick-off!
This fall, we’re formally launching the In-House Forum, the Government Lawyers Forum, and the Recently Elected Partners Forum to offer a new way to focus on the way you practice, not just the type of law you need to know.
With this in mind, BBA Week reached out to the co-chairs of these forums to ask them about what is on tap for the new program year.
Recently Elected Partners Forum:
Matt Miller – Foley Hoag LLP
“The Recently Elected Partners Forum is comprised of attorneys who have transitioned from associate to partner within the past six years. This Forum serves these recently elected partners and attorneys transitioning from associate to partner. The REP Forum’s Advisory Committee works to provide programs that address issues that all “new” partners face at one time or another – topics ranging from marketing and business development, to taking on leadership responsibilities within a firm, to learning how to manage and delegate more effectively. We also want to provide meaningful opportunities to network with other recently-elected partners in the Boston area from different practice areas, who work in firms of all types and sizes.
Shannon Lynch – Beck Reed Riden LLP
“The REP Forum has a great year of programing planned, starting off on October 6th with our expert panel presentation, Understanding Your Firm’s Business and Navigating Your Future: The Perks & Pitfalls of Partnership. We’ll also have presentations throughout the year on topics including marketing and business development from the new partner’s perspective, and how to continue to build and develop important legal skills as a new partner (without looking like you don’t know what you’re doing).”
“As seasoned BBA members who moved from law firms to corporate law departments, we recognized a need for the BBA to offer educational resources and networking opportunities for in-house lawyers. Providing this segment of legal professionals with a dedicated place to find common ground, will surely help individuals gain and share strategies for success as they explore the challenges of in-house practice. It is our goal to develop the Forum to include programming on technical subject matters, legal department management initiatives, and career development, all the while stressing the community aspect of being involved in the BBA. We hope that in-house counsel at all stages of their careers will collaborate with us in identifying events and areas of interest and sharing their experiences on the client side.”
Darren Braham – Spartan Races Headquarters
Meredith Ainbinder – Osram Sylvania
Government Attorneys Forum:
Tim Wilkerson – Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
“The Government Lawyer Forum is planning educational programs to help attorneys in the public sector stay current with their professional development needs. We also plan to host social events to build camaraderie between government lawyers and their private sector colleagues. The Forum’s programs will be non-partisan and balanced. We hope that all current, former, and prospective Federal, State, and municipal government attorneys in the Boston area will find a professional hub with the Government Lawyer Forum. We plan to cover election law, student loan forgiveness this fall and will gather for an Open House Reception in January.”
Questions about BBA Forums? Email us at [email protected].