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2017 Annual Report of the Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

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2017 Annual Report of the Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

  1. 1. Jeremy S. Williams 2017 Chair January 19, 2018
  2. 2.  VBA members who are either:  Under the age of 37 or  Licensed to practice for under three years  Focused on service to the bar and service to the public
  3. 3. Leadership  Concentration on filling leadership roles and encouraging planning as a result of 2016 restructuring Budget  Examining our sources of income, our expenses and how we budget for and approve our various activities
  4. 4.  Began 2016 with 50+ projects  Began 2017 with 21 projects plus the individual law school councils  Restructuring resulted in chair and chair-elect for each project  This meant 58 leadership positions and three liaison positions  Dozens of new and empty leadership positions were filled  Only four remain open
  5. 5.  In addition to filling leadership vacancies, nurtured growth  Leadership spent countless hours advising new projects  New projects included:  Credit Risk Presentation on Call 12  https://youtu.be/H0qClI6kDbs  New Member Event at Top Golf on Northern Virginia  Expansion of the Mentor Program to Tidewater
  6. 6.  YLD Receives $53,000 from the VBA  Previously received $45,000  Increased $8,000 to compensate for assumption of Moot Court  Generally spent close to full amount  Minimal income  Relaxed expense policy
  7. 7.  Revamped the Approval Process  Pictures Required  Certify Efforts to Obtain Sponsors  Approval Based on Anticipated Return  Calculate Per Person Costs  Multiple Instances Where Applicant Asked to Reconsider Costs or Obtain Sponsorship  Ie: Northern Virginia membership initiative  Asked for $880  Anticipated 20 people  We deemed $44 per person too high, approved $500 and encouraged sponsors  Event had 29 participants at over $1,200. Additional fees covered by five sponsors
  8. 8.  Focus on Sponsors  $5,500 in YLD obtained sponsors or 10% of our budget  Established a sponsorship committee to focus on sponsorship  Cut expenses by utilizing VBA on Main  Increased revenue by charging small fees  RESULT: ~$13,000 in the Black
  9. 9.  In conjunction with the Board of Governors Meeting  32 Attendees  Location specific programming  CLE on oysters, aquaculture and riparian law  Congressman Rob Wittman
  10. 10.  Adjusting to feedback: slightly reduced programming  Four hours of CLE, Including 1.5 Ethics  Industry presentation on ABC regulation and related issues  Return of a social event:  Brewery tour in Richmond and dinner at Bottoms Up  Result:  53 Attendees and the Best Attendance in Recent History  NET INCOME OF ~$3,500
  11. 11.  Nurturing and growing our projects  Increasing revenue and reducing expenses  Increasing membership
  12. 12.  Andrew Stockment (Lenhart Pettit, Charlottesville) – Chair  Jennifer Ligon (Williams Mullen, Richmond) – Chair-Elect  Madeline Kramer (Sands Anderson, McLean) – Secretary/Treasurer  Jeremy Williams (Kutak Rock, Richmond) – Immediate Past Chair  New Executive Board members:  Will Prince (Thompson McMullan)  Dan Sullivan (Gentry Locke)  Michael Stark (McGuireWoods)  Joe Figueroa (McCandlish Lillard)
  13. 13. Returning Executive Board Members (in no particular order): - Dan Mauler (Redmon, Peyton & Braswell) - Frank Cragle (Hirschler Fleischer) - Laura Golden Liff (Miles & Stockbridge) - Jonathan Lucier (Williams Mullen) - Kristen Jurjevich (Pender & Coward) - Patrick Bolling (Woods Rogers) - Nancy Lester (Ogletree Deakins)
  14. 14. Jeremy S. Williams Kutak Rock LLP 901 East Byrd Street, Suite 1000 Richmond, VA 23219 Jeremy.Williams@kutakrock.com

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