Hello TMBA Family!
It has been forty-one days since Governor Newsom issued a “stay at home” order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. Indeed, these have been challenging and uncertain times. However, in the midst of this pandemic, there are also so many beautiful silver linings! We have seen families strengthened, many of us—consumed by the hustle and bustle of the legal practice—have been forced to “slow down”, we’ve become more efficient and creative with technology and we’ve been more deliberate about checking in on our friends and loved ones!
Your TMBA board has been busy revamping TMBA’s programming for 2020 and finding creative ways to “virtualize” our programming. To that end, we are rolling out a host of programs for the month of May including but not limited to celebrating “Law Day”, hosting virtual legal workshops, celebrating “Lawyers Well-Being Week”, launching “Wine Down Wednesdays” and “Music time” for the kiddos, and much more! We’ve also dedicated an exclusive section in our newsletter for law students to keep our law student members up to date on resources and information regarding the bar exam. Our Law Student Ambassadors are also busy at work disseminating information to their respective law schools.
We want to hear from you! How can we help? What programming would be useful to you? Our law students spoke up and indicated that they needed a quiet space, equipped with high-speed internet and free of home distractions, to complete law school exams. We immediately reached out to our Village and in less than twenty-four hours, we were able to partner with LawWorks to provide a quiet space for law students to take law school exams!
There is power in Community and many resources contained within our Village! Please do not hesitate to speak up and lean on the TMBA Village during this pandemic. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how your TMBA leadership can best assist you during this time. We are in this together!
Thurgood Marshall Bar Association President