The Pulaski County Bar Association 2019-2020 bar year is upon us, and I am extremely honored to serve as your president. The PCBA began 70 years ago as the “Little Rock Bar Association” and changed its name by board vote in 1950 to the one we still use today.
The mission of the PCBA is to serve our members, our profession, and the public by promoting professionalism, collegiality, education, and service among members of the bench and bar to advance the cause of justice in our community.
The PCBA is a very active bar association of over 1,000 members who participate in monthly luncheons, CLE programs, socials, and service. Together, we foster a strong community of lawyers from all areas of practice and, thankfully, this means that we often see a familiar face when we walk into a courtroom, deposition, mediation, or meeting. Friends, I know you value this as much as I do, and I thank you for your membership and contributions to our community.
In the coming year, we have much to look forward to, so mark your calendars! Our monthly membership luncheons will begin in September, 2019 and run through April, 2020, and will be held at the Little Rock Club. In addition to our Friday luncheons, we will hold several days of CLE during the next year, so stay tuned for those opportunities. As always, expect to see invitations to socials and other fun events throughout the year.
The official PCBA bar year began on July 1st and will end on June 30th, 2020. You will find a dues notice and self-addressed envelope included with this letter; however, we welcome online payments by credit card through our website: pcbastaging.wpengine.com. In order to effectively budget, we would appreciate receiving your membership payment by October 1st.
As we gear up for the upcoming bar year, please contact me, our Executive Director Carol King, or any member of our board if you would like to share your thoughts or become more involved. Together, we will continue the mission of the PCBA to serve our members, our profession, and the public, and have a wonderful time doing so.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
Jim Wyatt, President
Pulaski County Bar Association