Wyoming Bar Journal
Vol. 30, No. 4, #3.
From the President
Issue: August, 2007 Author: Joseph B. BluemelFrom the President . . .When planning to write this last column, I considered numerous topics. I tried to recall what significant events occurred during the year and was surprised how quickly time passed and how much I have enjoyed writing this column. I reflected not only on the accomplishments the Bar has achieved for its members, but also the goals the Officers and Commissioners set but have not yet accomplished, such as providing an affordable health insurance program to members. I considered the services being provided by the Bar beyond the mandatory admission and discipline process. The list of services and benefits is significant and includes Casemaker; Wyoming Professional Assistance Program; Wyoming Lawyer; e-Brief; Juror Appreciation event; subscription to the Wyoming Law Review; Membership Directory; Lawyer Referral Service; the free Pathways to Professional Practice CLE; a viable client security fund; Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions; Civil Pattern Jury Instructions; and the Wyoming State Bar website where members can check their CLE status, pay license fees, change their address or status, access the current directory of Wyoming lawyers, subscribe to the new family law listserve, and register for the Annual Meeting.
In addition to all the other member benefits, the Bar will host the Annual Meeting and Judicial Conference in Jackson the week of September 10-14. All of you should have received your registration materials by now and hopefully many will have already registered. The Bar is trying a number of innovations with this year's Annual Meeting. First, the meetings will be held at the Jackson Center for the Arts downtown. It is located two blocks from the town square and will allow attendees to stay at any of the hotels downtown and walk to the CLEs each day. The second innovation is starting the CLEs at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11th. The third innovation is to have a breakfast annual business meeting and wrap up at noon on Friday, September 14th. The CLE programs this year include Sharon Nelson and John Simek who literally "wrote the book" on electronic discovery. They will present a program appropriately titled "Sherlock Holmes Goes Digital: Electronic Evidence." Other headliners...