President's Column

President’s Column

Jennie A. Eichelberger

Article by Jennie A. Eichelberger 2020-2021 CABA President


As I sat down to write my first CABA presidential column, I reflected on what a strange beginning we have experienced for the 2020–2021 membership year. As opposed to receiving the gavel from Immediate Past President, Judge Tiffany Grove at the Evening Honoring the Judiciary in May, our years simply virtually transitioned. Since March, we have been faced with difficult issues as a society and as a profession. The workplace has changed for many of us, with working from home, virtual school and figuring out how to litigate and practice law virtually and remotely. We issued a joint statement with JYL on Racism and Taking Action, and formed a subcommittee to consider ways that our organizations can work together.

In looking at the upcoming year, CABA is focusing on how to bring the greatest benefit to our members when we are faced with the obstacle of not being able to meet in person for our usual meetings and events. One of the benefits of your membership with CABA is that there is not a charge for the CLEs that we have offered with our membership lunches. This year, we are focused and dedicated to bringing you additional CLEs at no additional charge as a perk of your membership. We have just finished a three-part CLE series in which esteemed members of our Judiciary discuss law practice in their courts in the time of COVID-19. We thank our Small and Solo Firm Committee for creating this CLE series. We will be offering additional CLEs in the very near future.

Until this point, CABA’s in-person events have been cancelled. However, planning is underway for our Annual Golf Tournament and Evening Honoring the Judiciary. We look forward to the time that we can gather with all of our colleagues in the profession. Until then, we will continue to do all we can to advance our profession.