For those of you who are new to this section, welcome! I am delighted to serve as your Chair for the upcoming fiscal year. Following Matt Van Sickle’s and Pegeen Turner’s leadership from the last two years, I hope to continue to grow our section and add value for our members. Our Committees are working diligently to provide content to the section for the upcoming year, as well as plan networking and CLE events. With the NCBA’s new pricing structure allowing members to choose one free section, I am hoping we can attract new SFT members, which will hopefully bolster our presence as a section within the larger organization. This section truly serves the needs of its members so to the extent you have suggestions or ideas, please let me know.
Our first networking event will take place on September 12, 2019 from 4:30p – 6:00p at Der Biergarten. This event will follow our first SFT Council meeting of the fiscal year. If you are interested in serving on one of the SFT Committees, please submit a form on our Section page. Such Committees include:
CLE – led by Riana Smith
Communications/Blog – led by Deirdre Stephenson
Legislative/Ethics – led by Seth Barefoot and John Szymankiewicz
Membership – led by Alicia Lewis and Josh Kalish
Technology – led by Sarah Wesley Weaton
The SFT Committee Chairs have fantastic ideas brewing so the more the merrier!
As ideas develop and more events are planned, I will be sure to update you. In the meantime, I encourage everyone to attend the networking event on September 12 to enjoy great food, drink, and even better company!
On behalf of myself and the remaining SFT officers, we thank you for your membership and hope to meet you soon!
Ashley Felton, Chair NCBA Small Firm & Technology Section 2019-2020