It is an honor to serve as the Pulaski County Bar Association President for the upcoming 2016-17 bar year. I thank you for that opportunity.
The PCBA is a unique association. While many similar bar associations around the country are experiencing dramatic declines in membership, particularly among younger attorneys, the PCBA has enjoyed record year-after-year membership growth. I like to think our healthy membership numbers can be attributed to the value the Association provides. We will continue to work on increasing that value. We will soon launch a new website with increased interactivity and information. We also are moving our monthly lunchtime meetings to the Little Rock Club, a location many of your find more convenient.
Other valuable PCBA benefits are available to members. We will continue to offer high quality, low cost CLE programs.
We are able to do all this while charging some of the lowest dues in the country for a bar association of our size. We hope you will consider renewing your PCBA membership. If you have questions, suggestions, or ideas on how the PCBA could better serve its members, please contact me or any member of the board. We have an exciting year ahead. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming CLE programs, monthly luncheon meetings, and special events.