I am thrilled to announce that today, I was elected to Chair the Corporate Counsel Section ("CCS") of the New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA").* In my term, I look forward to focusing on encouraging more internal communication, providing added value to rank and file members, increasing the sociability of the Section, and assisting efforts for greater accountability and transparency. I have been a member of the Executive Committee of the CCS for several years, including four as Treasurer.
The CCS is one of 25 standing "Sections" of the NYSBA, currently attracting about 1,600 of NYSBA's approximately 74,000 members. CCS focuses on items of interest to attorneys that practice in-house (or have spent a considerable time in-house, such as myself), provides networking opportunities for its members, sponsors targeted Continuing Legal Education (CLE) classes, and weighs in on legal issues of particular interest to businesses, companies, corporations, non-profits and the attorneys that serve them.
The NYSBA was founded on November 21, 1876 in Albany, New York, and then incorporated on May 2, 1877 by an act of the New York State legislature. The goals of the NYSBA are to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reform in the law, facilitate the administration of justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill and courtesy in the legal profession. Unlike bar associations in some other states, membership in the NYSBA is entirely voluntary.
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* Note: Service or leadership in the NYSBA, is not an endorsement or referral by NYSBA.