2010 ABA Leadership Institute
American Bar Association (ABA) President-Elect Steve Zack, JBA Executive Director Susan Sowards, JBA Board of Governors member Mike Freed and ABA President Carolyn Lamm at the 2010 ABA Leadership Institute. Freed and Sowards joined about 300 other emerging leaders of lawyer organizations from across the country at the ABA Leadership Institute (BLI), March 11-12. The BLI is held annually in Chicago. It offers incoming officials of local and state bars, special focus lawyer organizations and bar foundations the opportunity to confer with ABA officials, bar leader colleagues, executive staff and other experts on the operation of such associations. Seminars on bar governance, finance, communications and planning for a presidential term were offered during the program.