HCBA Lawyer Magazine Vol. 30, No. 1 | Page 8

H C B A P R E S I D E N T ’ S M E S S A G E G r a c e H . Ya n g – G r a y Ro b i n s o n welcometothenewBarYear! W iencourageyoutoexplorethenumerousways thatHCBAmembershipcanbenefityou. hether you are a long-standing member or a new member of the HCBA, I warmly welcome you to the 2019-2020 bar year! I became an HCBA member over twenty years ago, and I feel a deep sense of gratitude and honor to serve as your president this year. If you attended the installation ceremony in June, you heard me talk about how I was a young associate new to the city of Tampa. Wiser and more experienced lawyers encouraged involvement in bar organizations as a positive part of career development. Leaders encouraged me to work on a variety of bar projects and pushed me to take on more prominent roles. I am very glad that I heeded all of this advice and found my way into great professional communities like the HCBA. Your HCBA has 30 committees and sections where members can focus on their practice areas or learn 6 President Grace Yang with her family at the Installation ceremony. more about different areas of law. Did you know that the HCBA offered over 60 CLE events last year and that members may order CDs from the HCBA if they need Continuedonpage7 SEPT - OCT 2019 | HCBA LAWYER