Welcome To a New Bar Year

By Clara Cottrell

Dear Members of the Corporate Counsel Section:

It is my privilege to serve as the chair of the Corporate Counsel Section during the 2019-2020 bar year.  The Section has an outstanding group acting on your behalf as officers, council members, and committee chairs.  I encourage you to see who they are on the NCBA website. Please reach out for lunch, coffee, or just to say hi to any of them and/or to me!

This year the Section is focusing your membership dollars on deepening connections among ourselves, the members.  We have plans for at least three no-cost networking events. They are being spearheaded by our Membership Committee, Pro Bono Committee, and Section Council.  These will be non-CLE events designed for maximum connectivity – without those team building exercises we all love and hate.

You are also going to see an increase in communication here on the blog and on our LinkedIn page. If you have not joined the LinkedIn page, I encourage you to do so.  Membership is limited to Section members so it a safe space to ask questions and share information.  It will also be your go-to for finding what is coming up within the Section. 

Speaking of the next event for your calendars, we will be having the first of those promised networking events at Volvo Trucks in Greensboro on Oct. 11.  Keep an eye out for your invitation to register for lunch and a tour.  Unfortunately, we only have a limited number of slots on the tour because WE GET TO DRIVE TRUCKS.  And yes, it is as awesome as it sounds.

Finally, do not forget to block Jan. 31 for the Section’s Annual Meeting at the NCBA Bar Center in Cary.  The CLE Committee is already hard at work developing a spectacular program for you.  I have promised not to share the theme, but let’s just say it is “hypothetically” one of the most fun concepts I have seen yet.

My phone line and door are always open if you have questions, comments, or ideas for the Section.  Please feel free to reach out.

Clara Cottrell

NCBA Corporate Counsel Section 2019-2020