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nology to deliver a new generation of
interactive, community-based, live web
education and group discussion.
The symposium will be delivered
online via live webcast, with moderated
Q&A via Twitter and with a built-in online system to interact. We will broadcast from Seattle and locations from
around the state, but we’ll be connected
as if we were in one room.
For the first time, we will also offer viewing to local “meet up” groups.
These groups will gather in local offices, living rooms, or anywhere else you
wish to meet to participate in the symposium. Each group will be provided a
Meet Up Host toolkit. Throughout the
symposium, you will be able to interact
individually or within your meet-up
group. You choose how you participate.
The first symposium will be a live
webcast from noon — 4 p.m. Pacific
Time on Wednesday, Oct. 1. It will be
divided into specific topics like “The
New Legal Market,” “The New Practi-
tioner,” “Emerging Business Models,”
and others. Each topic will include a
high-level presentation by national
and local experts, followed by several
focused TED-Talk-style presentations
that will offer practical applications
with clear, actionable takeaways.
Programs like this underscore that
it is truly an exciting time to be a lawyer in our state. With change comes
opportunity. And with opportunity, we
can lead our profession into the future.
I emphasize “lead” because we have
known that if we don’t, others in this
economy will make our choices for us.
That is why the Future of the Profession
Workgroup, the WSBA staff, and your
Bar leadership have dedicated themselves to improving the practice of law
today while charting the future of the
profession for tomorrow.
On the Right Track
I am proud to report that we are now on
the right track, and that as a result, our
Washington State Bar is recognized as
one of the most innovative leaders in
The opportunity we have embraced
and the type of advances we have made
in our Bar in just a year, have made my
presidency a dream job. I cannot really
convey how lucky I feel to have served
during this pivotal time in our history.
I thank you for your trust in me and for
supporting my vision for the future.
I thank so many of you for your kind
emails, innovative ideas, and for sharing your needs with me. It has been a
pleasure traveling the state, hearing
your voice, and learning your story. I
am a better leader, and a more humble
one, having had this opportunity to
stand with you.
So with this last word as your president, I bow in thanks. Namaste. N WL
WSBA President Patrick A. Palace
is a workers compensation practicer in
Tacoma. He can be reached at patrick@
palacelaw.com or 253-627-3883. Follow
him on Twitter: @palacelaw.