Strategic Initiative - The Norman S. Minor Bar Association

Report
Norman S. Minor Bar Association
Executive Welcome and Strategic Plan
March 5, 2014
Meeting Agenda
I.
Strategic Initiative
II.
Calendar of Events
III.
Membership Secretary’s Report
IV.
Treasurer’s Report
V.
Good of the Order
VI.
Registration- events/membership!
2014-2016
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Darlene White, President
Zakiyyah N. Ashshaheed, First Vice President
Adrian Thompson, Second Vice President
Teirra Everette, Recording Secretary
Angela Simmons, Membership Secretary
Brandon D. Cox, Treasurer
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Ronald V. Johnson, Jr., Immediate Past President
Hon. Ronald B. Adrine, President Emeritus
Darlene E. White
Deputy Director of Cuyahoga
County Law Department
Zakiyyah N.
Ashshaheed
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing
Authority “CMHA”
Adrian
Thompson
Partner at Taft/
Teirra Everette
Counsel, Dominion East Ohio
Angela Simmons
Senior Counsel, Parker Hannifin
Brandon D. Cox
Associate, Tucker Ellis
2014
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Direction…?
Organizational Soul Searching….
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Before you can figure out where you
are going…
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You have to know where you have
been…
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and where you are!
SWOT Analysis
STRENGTHS
• Opportunity for students to network
• Important to see other people of color
• Luncheon
• Programs
• Holiday party
• Respect in legal community
• Historians
• Current financial outlook
WEAKNESSES
• Lack of administrative support
• Outdated mailing/email list
• Inconsistency in collecting dues
• Lack of Resources
• Unorganized
• Cutting corners
• Suffered an identify crisis
• Lack of membership participation
OPPORTUNITIES
• For growth
• Stronger community presence
• Transition between generation gaps
• To be continued advocates
• Help development of future professionals
• Community partnerships
• Current programs are in demand
• Raise money for programs and scholarships
THREATS
• Weaknesses could diminish overall
effectiveness
• Loss of interest
• Loss of respect in community
• Loss of mission
NOW WHAT?
Plan…
“Strategic Initiative”
Two primary Goals
With two very interdependent initiatives
CAPACITY BUILDING
INITIATIVE
First Initiative
To develop and implement a
capacity building scheme to
ensure a strong, sustainable
organization in order to enhance
our ability to effectively serve
the communit(ies) we serve.
BRANDING
INITIATIVE
Second Initiative
To develop and implement a
systemic plan of action to brand
and re-introduce the
organization to the community
in order to create higher
visibility and to ensure the
current and future support of
NSMBA’s value.
CORE OBJECTIVES
1.
To develop an administrative support system
2.
To create a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation in order to allow increased fundraising
opportunities
3.
To improve service delivery by strengthening and building upon existing programs
4.
To expand the services and benefits available to the membership
5.
To increase active participation of core members, while continuing to increase
membership
6.
To partner with other organizations in the community to advance diversity and inclusion
in the legal profession and thus enhance our ability to effectively serve the communities
that we serve
7.
Technological advancement
PROJECTS
I.
Infrastructure Building
II.
Branding
III.
Partnership Opportunities
IV.
Program Development
V.
Membership Drive
Infrastructure Project
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501(c) 3
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Develop administrative support
Going to take time!
End of 2014- Beginning 2015
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Infrastructure Project (continued)
More immediate results!
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Financial Records on Quickbooks
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Annual Budget
Infrastructure Project (continued)
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Technological Advancement!
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Technology
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Laptop Computer
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Quickbooks
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Microsoft Word
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Mobile Credit Card Payment Device
Branding
Branding (continued)
Branding (continued)
Branding (continued)
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Website!
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Cyber
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Social Media
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Facebook
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Linked In
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Google docs
Partnership Opportunities
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Ohio Women’s Bar Association
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Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
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Ohio State Bar Association
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Legal Aid Society
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Special Counsel
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Florida A&M University
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Cleveland Municipal Court Community Organization Program, “C.O.P.”
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C|M|Law College of Law Black Law Students Association
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C|M|Law College of Law Hispanic Law Students Association
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Case Western Reserve University Black Law Students Association
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Potential Partnerships:
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Hispanic Bar Association
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American Asian Bar Association
On and on…….
Program Development
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Continuing Legal Education “CLE”
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Healthier Futures, Health & Wellness C.L.E. for General credits and Ethics & Professionalism credits- dates TBD
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Others…
Community Outreach
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Various suggestions
Community Partnerships
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Special Counsel will sponsor and co-host a “Professionalism and Career Development Workshop” for law students interviewing
for the fall interview/internship programs.
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Scholarship Opportunities
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Events where we currently co-host or co-sponsor:
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Brief Advice Clinic- Legal Aid Society, OSBA, CMBA, Antioch Baptist Church
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OWBA- LeanIn Event- “Creating a Level Playing Field”
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CMBA:
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3R’s Program
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Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy
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Stokes Scholars
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Annual Bench Bar Memorial
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J.C.R.C. Judge for Yourself
Calendar of Events
2014 Calendar
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2/27/14
CWRU BLSA
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2/28
C|M|Law HLSA
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3/5
General Body Meeting
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3/7
J.C.R.C.-Judge for Yourself
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3/11
CMBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Conference
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4/2
C.O.P.
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4/4 & 4/5
American Asian Bar Association of Ohio
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4/7
CMBA Annual Bench Bar Memorial Program
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4/8
OWBA-LeanIn Event- “Creating a Level Playing Field” *
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The 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Conference is March 11 at
Aloft Cleveland Downtown. Please join us as we feature
nationally recognized speaker Kathleen Nalty to discuss
exciting initiatives and action plans that take our firms to the
next level-retaining and advancing our people to generate a
truly inclusive work force. 3.00 hours of CLE requested.
Special Recognition of:
Inajo Davis Chappell
Adam Fishman
William Warren (awarded posthumously)
Sanford Watson
2014 NAPABA Central Region Conference
Hosted by the American Bar Association of Ohio
The Asian American Bar Association of Ohio (AABA) is pleased to host the
2014 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Central
Region Conference.
April 4-5, 2014
Cleveland, Ohio
The Conference will kick off with a Welcome Reception on Friday, April 4,
2014. On Saturday, April 5, 2014, we will present a full day of CLE
seminars followed by a Gala Dinner.
We will be hosting legal professionals from all over the region and the
nation, and have put together a number of fascinating CLEs.
Schedule At-A-Glance
Friday, April 4
Welcome Reception
Thompson Hine LLP, 3900 Key Center, 127 Public Square, Cleveland
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6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 5
CLE Sessions
Thompson Hine LLP, 3900 Key Center, 127 Public Square, Cleveland
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8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
An Arbitration Overview: Analysis of Best Practices, Tips, and Mistakes to Avoid
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Playing by the Rules: An Inside Look at Casino Gaming Laws
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunchtime Keynote: An Immigration Update by Margaret Wong
12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.
The Unauthorized Practice of Law: A Case Update
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Combating Human Trafficking and Empowering Survivors: An Ohio Perspective
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Will My Vote Count? Asian American Voting-Rights Issues in Ohio and Beyond
Gala Cocktail Reception & Dinner
Cleveland Marriott Downtown @ Key Center, 127 Public Square, Cleveland
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6:00 p.m.
The Conference will culminate with a keynote Gala Dinner panel featuring APA general counsel
and in-house attorneys from Nationwide, Allstate, Lincoln Financial, Mitsui Rail Capital, Sprint,
and more!
For more information, including on-line registration and sponsorship opportunities, visit our website:
www.aabaohio.org.
We look forward to seeing you in Cleveland!
2014 Calendar
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4/25
C|Mlaw BLSA
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5/9
MLK High School Field Trip
*
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5/15
Brief Advice Clinic (Legal Aid, OSBA, Antioch Baptist Church, CMBA)
*
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5/?
Region VI- NBA Conference
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6/1
NSMBA Family Reunion Picnic
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6/4
C.O.P.
*
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6/11
CMBA- Stokes Scholars, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Minority Clerkship
/Panel Discussions with students
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6/19
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6/20
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6/24
CMBA-Stokes Scholars, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Minority Clerkship Luncheon
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8/6
C.O.P.
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2014 Calendar
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9/3
General Body Meeting
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9/16
Special Counsel- Career Workshop for Students
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10/1
C.O.P.
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10/24
Annual Trailblazer Luncheon
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11/5
General Body Meeting
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12/3
C.O.P.
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12/?
C.L.E.
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12/?
Holiday Party
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Information overload?
Success Depends on…
YOU!
THE MEMBERSHIP!
What do we need from you?
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Elements that are key to the success of this Initiative:
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Commitment from members
“Own it!”
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Action from members
“Do it!”
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Investment from members
“Support it”
TOGETHER we can do it!
Project Roles and Responsibilities
Executive
Committee
PAST
MEMBERS
Bar
Ambassadors
Student
Ambassadors
CURRENT
MEMBERS
FUTURE
MEMBERS
POTENTIAL
MEMBERS
Ambassador Opportunities
Ambassador Opportunities
Sign up sheets for:
1.
C.O.P. Programs
2.
M.L.K. High School Field Trip
3.
Brief Advice Clinic
4.
OWBA LeanIn Event “Creating a Level Playing Field” (Attendance only)
5.
Event Planning Committee (Family Reunion, Career Development Event, Socials)
6.
Trailblazer Luncheon (1 of 3 committees- VIP/Marketing, ticket sales, planning)
7.
Scholarship/Fundraising Committee
8.
CLE committee
9.
Pipeline Programs- Stokes Scholars, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, etc.
10.
NSMBA 3R’s Team for 2014-2015 school year
With TEAM WORK, there wont be any of this.…
Only this…
Membership Secy’s Report
Membership Project
Membership Drive
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Attorneys less than 5 yrs of practice:
$60 year
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Attorneys 5 yrs or more practice:
$100 year

Associates (non-attorneys):
$50 year

Paralegal
$50 year
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Law Student
Free
Join today and get 50% off!
One time deal! One day only!
Membership Drive
2014
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Attorneys less than 5 yrs of practice:
$60 year
$30
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Attorneys 5 yrs or more practice:
$100 year
$50
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Associates (non-attorneys):
$50 year
$25
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Paralegal
$50 year
$25
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Law Student
Free
Free
Treasurer’s Report
How do we generate revenue?
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Dues
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Continuing Legal Education
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Annual Trailblazer Luncheon
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C.O.P.
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Sponsorships
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Grants (future)
Good of the Order!
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GENERAL BODY MEETING DATES
March 5th
July 2nd
September 3rd
November 5th
Time:
5:30p.m
Location:
CMBA, Galleria Downtown
Mark your calendars!
House keeping items
Membership Forms
Current Members
Joining Members
Membership Dues
Pay by check, cash or credit card- Today and save!
Sign up for committees
Sign up for volunteer opportunities
Mark your calendars
Welcome to the
New
Norman S. Minor Bar
Association!
Thank You!
See you soon!

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