Dallas Bar Association

Board of Directors Roundup

Brad Weber, Chair, called the June 16 meeting to order and introduced Dallas City Manager, Mary Suhm, who reported on the current state of the city, including the new Convention Center hotel, The Omni, which will open in the fall of 2011.

Mr. Weber introduced Brenda Homan, President of the Association of Legal Administrators, who gave a report on her organization.

Jim Doyle, Vice Chair of the Environmental Law Committee, updated the board on the section’s activities and noted that the section has 113 members from the private sector, the EPA and from corporations.

Reporting the Transition to Law Practice Program, Cheryl Camin Murray encouraged participation in the program, as the number of mentees and mentors is down this year. Justice Douglas Lang added that he believes this is an outstanding program for new lawyers to become involved in and thanked the DBA for coordinating it each year.

Caroline Peterson, Chair of the Energy Law Section, updated the Board on the section and reported that it has contributed $10,000 to the Equal Access to Justice Campaign, as well as funds to Bar None and the Pro Bono Golf Classic.

Reporting on the Media Relations Committee, Co-ChairsLindsay Hedrick and Shannon Teicher stated that the committee has had several well-received speakers this year and hosted a Media Seminar, which was well attended. They announced that the Stephen Philbin Awards is October 17 and the keynote speaker is high-profile attorney Tom Mesereau.

Robert Udashen, Co-Chair of the CLE Committee, reported that the committee has been very busy this year and will coordinate a Masters Trial Seminar in the fall.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

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