These times are challenging, indeed. Our board has worked hard to continue to press forward during our unprecedented experience with COVID-19. Our Board met in September (socially distanced of course) to figure out how we will continue to add value to our vibrant and collaborative legal community.
We used to get together for monthly luncheons. We can’t do that right now.
We used to get together for our annual meeting in May. We used to celebrate the holidays together in December. We can’t do either of those right now.
We used to get together for professional development and continuing legal education. We can only do that via electronic means.
But our mission remains the same: We help Lynchburg lawyers to better themselves and their practices through education and professional networking. Our conversation at our September board meeting centered around the question of how do we do that in the midst of 2020?
As you have already seen, we will continue our professional development curriculum with online education options.
In addition to that, we decided to start a practice series on our blog. This series will explore the practice of law in different niches across Lynchburg. Every practice area is different and we have so many really good lawyers in our area.
Our goal is to help introduce you to lawyers in our community who are in the trenches. We want you to see these practice areas for what they are and how they may enrich your lives and your practice. And, we want you to know who is practicing what area of law. And, lastly, we want you to learn more about that practice area.
Many of our lawyers throughout Lynchburg are solo practitioners. This can be a great thing and a very challenging thing at the same time. It is challenging in that you don’t have another lawyer down the hall to bounce ideas off. This will help you with that. If you find yourself in need of another ear and objective analysis, we hope this is helpful for you.
We hope you enjoy the content and we encourage you to reach out to the author and introduce yourself. Continue with your professional networking even though you cannot come to a monthly luncheon or a holiday party.
If you’d like to submit an article for review and publication on our website, we would welcome that. Let us know what you want to write about by filling out our contact page and submitting your proposed topic. We will get back with you about a timeline and some writing guidelines.