Message from the President: June 2016
Mix it Up!
Summer is here and it is one of my favorite times of year to be in Contra Costa. June is warm but generally not too hot yet and Contra Costa is full of great places to enjoy the weather. So let me tell you how the CCCBA is making the most of summer.
Last year, we conducted a survey of members and I talked to our Section Leaders about how the CCCBA can support our membership. Among other things, our members are looking for more networking opportunities and many of our members are looking for programs closer to their homes or offices. With this in mind, we have scheduled a number of casual networking events around Contra Costa this summer.
The West County Section held a well-attended event in May hosted by Linda Fullerton. Judges Bowen and Goldstein joined a couple of dozen local attorneys for refreshments and conversation that lasted well into the evening.
The first bar-wide event was held at Maria Maria in Walnut Creek in April. A few dozen members attended, shared war stories, no-host margaritas, and chatted with old colleagues. It was a great opportunity to reconnect and relax.
Since almost 50% of our members are solo practitioners, it is easy to see why this kind of event is so popular. As a solo attorney, I enjoy the opportunity to meet with colleagues, bounce ideas off them and learn what is new in their practices. It is also an opportunity to build new business relationships. Our next happy hour events will be held in Danville at Revel Kitchen (331 Hartz Ave.) on June 9 and in Lafayette at Metro (3524 Mt. Diablo Blvd.) on July 14 from 4:30-7 pm. I hope to see you there.