A Message From Our President

A Message From Our President

by Keric J. Cushing SCBA President


It’s funny how when you’re a kid school years’ seem interminably long and all breaks unduly short; yet once you start working in the “real world” every day ends in “y” and they just seem to fly by. That was certainly the case with 2016 nearing an end, and so too my term as President of the SCBA. Thank you to the entire bar association board for their hard work, dedication, and boundless enthusiasm over this past 12 months. I also want to thank and acknowledge our Executive Director, Deana Skelton, for all that she does to make our jobs easier. Together we have been able to advance a significant number or programs and events to benefit our bar membership. I also want to thank our local bench and bar for their continued participation with and support of our local bar association—we couldn’t do it without you! While it may be stating the obvious, it is the generosity of all of our local businesses, members, firms, and participants that make what we do possible. As a “non-profit” your bar association is highly dependent upon sponsorships to defray the ever increasing costs of operation. That said, the following are several upcoming MCLE programs that we hope you will attend and that you continue to provide SCBA with your much-needed sponsorships for our programs (when applicable):

13 MCLE: COMPETENCE ISSUES – General Wellness & Stress Management, by David Mann of The Other Bar, in the Jury Room, from 12-1 p.m., worth 1 hour Competence Issues (formerly Substance Abuse) credit. This is a “free” class to all 2017 paid bar members! This class fills up quickly--sign up ASAP! You have the option to order a lunch only for $8.50. Program flyer is included in this issue. You may also go online to the bar website at STANBAR.ORG and to register and pay.

3 MCLE: ABC’s OF CONTEMPT, by Judge Robert Westbrook, from 12-1 p.m., in the Jury Room, for 1 hour of general MCLE credit.

Our website, STANBAR.ORG, was revamped this year to make it more convenient and user- friendly. You can now sign up and PAY for events and MCLE programs online. Please be sure to RENEW your SCBA MEMBERSHIP (online) and reach out to your fellow practitioners and encourage them to join if they aren’t currently or have never been members. As noted above, the first 75 members to renew/sign up obtain FREE admission to our MCLE covering Competence Issues on January 13, 2017 by David Mann who is always a compelling, motivational, and entertaining speaker. Thank you again to all who have made this year a successful one for the SCBA as we look forward to the next year under our new President, Robert Farrace.

Wishing you all a happy holiday season and a prosperous and healthy New Year!