NEBA Annual Meeting Oct. 20-22 in the Berkshires

Issue October 2011

The New England Bar Association will hold its 41st Annual Meeting at the Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in Lenox from Thursday, Oct. 20, through Saturday, Oct. 22. Bar leaders are encouraged to attend this year's robust programming focused on enhancing leadership skills.

The event will begin Thursday, with registration from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a welcome reception. Massachusetts Appeals Court Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza will deliver a keynote address at the Friday luncheon. Rapoza will also be honored with the MBA President's Award.

The dinner and reception will feature speaker and magician Jim Snack of The Humor Project, who will highlight the qualities of leaders who understand the importance of focus, creating shared vision and building strong teams.

Friday and Saturday programming will concentrate on the role of the bar in addressing law schools on the unemployment of lawyers; developing programs for the "modern lawyer"; popular apps and websites that will save you time and money; updates on Casemaker and the American Bar Association's "Ethics 20/20" Commission; as well as tactics for better engaging Generation Y lawyers into your membership and volunteer opportunities.