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 *** 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 ? Direction…? Organizational Soul Searching…. Before you can figure out where you are going… You have to know where you have been… 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• Respect in legal community • Historians • Current financial outlook WEAKNESSES • Lack of administrative support • Outdated mailing/email list • Inconsistency in collecting dues • Lack of Resources • Unorganized • Cutting corners • Suffered an identify crisis • Lack of membership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 501(c) 3 Develop administrative support Going to take time! End of 2014- Beginning 2015 *** Infrastructure Project (continued) More immediate results! Financial Records on Quickbooks Annual Budget Infrastructure Project (continued) Technological Advancement! Technology Laptop Computer Quickbooks Microsoft Word Mobile Credit Card Payment Device Branding Branding (continued) Branding (continued) Branding (continued) Website! Cyber Social Media Facebook Linked In Google docs Partnership Opportunities Ohio Women’s Bar Association Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Ohio State Bar Association Legal Aid Society Special Counsel Florida A&M University Cleveland Municipal Court Community Organization Program, “C.O.P.” C|M|Law College of Law Black Law Students Association C|M|Law College of Law Hispanic Law Students Association Case Western Reserve University Black Law Students Association Potential Partnerships: Hispanic Bar Association American Asian Bar Association On and on……. Program Development Continuing Legal Education “CLE” Healthier Futures, Health & Wellness C.L.E. for General credits and Ethics & Professionalism credits- dates TBD Others… Community Outreach Various suggestions Community Partnerships Special Counsel will sponsor and co-host a “Professionalism and Career Development Workshop” for law students interviewing for the fall interview/internship programs. Scholarship Opportunities Events where we currently co-host or co-sponsor: Brief Advice Clinic- Legal Aid Society, OSBA, CMBA, Antioch Baptist Church OWBA- LeanIn Event- “Creating a Level Playing Field” CMBA: 3R’s Program Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy Stokes Scholars Annual Bench Bar Memorial J.C.R.C. Judge for Yourself Calendar of Events 2014 Calendar 2/27/14 CWRU BLSA 2/28 C|M|Law HLSA 3/5 General Body Meeting 3/7 J.C.R.C.-Judge for Yourself 3/11 CMBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Conference 4/2 C.O.P. 4/4 & 4/5 American Asian Bar Association of Ohio 4/7 CMBA Annual Bench Bar Memorial Program 4/8 OWBA-LeanIn Event- “Creating a Level Playing Field” * * 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 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 5 CLE Sessions Thompson Hine LLP, 3900 Key Center, 127 Public Square, Cleveland 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 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 4/25 C|Mlaw BLSA 5/9 MLK High School Field Trip * 5/15 Brief Advice Clinic (Legal Aid, OSBA, Antioch Baptist Church, CMBA) * 5/? Region VI- NBA Conference 6/1 NSMBA Family Reunion Picnic * 6/4 C.O.P. * 6/11 CMBA- Stokes Scholars, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Minority Clerkship /Panel Discussions with students * 6/19 “ * 6/20 “ * 6/24 CMBA-Stokes Scholars, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Minority Clerkship Luncheon 8/6 C.O.P. * * 2014 Calendar 9/3 General Body Meeting 9/16 Special Counsel- Career Workshop for Students * 10/1 C.O.P. * 10/24 Annual Trailblazer Luncheon * 11/5 General Body Meeting 12/3 C.O.P. * 12/? C.L.E. * 12/? Holiday Party * Information overload? Success Depends on… YOU! THE MEMBERSHIP! What do we need from you? Elements that are key to the success of this Initiative: Commitment from members “Own it!” Action from members “Do it!” 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 Attorneys less than 5 yrs of practice: $60 year Attorneys 5 yrs or more practice: $100 year Associates (non-attorneys): $50 year Paralegal $50 year Law Student Free Join today and get 50% off! One time deal! One day only! Membership Drive 2014 Attorneys less than 5 yrs of practice: $60 year $30 Attorneys 5 yrs or more practice: $100 year $50 Associates (non-attorneys): $50 year $25 Paralegal $50 year $25 Law Student Free Free Treasurer’s Report How do we generate revenue? Dues Continuing Legal Education Annual Trailblazer Luncheon C.O.P. Sponsorships Grants (future) Good of the Order! ? 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!