By Blake Gaylord and Kenneth Pope
As your section co-chairs, we are happy to welcome back past members and new members to our section. As the economy continues to pick up steam and leave behind the recession, members of our section are getting busier, which will only add to the excitement of our increasingly popular, yet niche field of eminent domain.
During the coming year, we plan to host four luncheons, two of which will offer opportunities to earn continuing legal education credits. Our section is composed of lawyers from both the private and public sectors, as well as members of the judiciary. As such, we intend to reflect those perspectives in the luncheon topics. In addition to having the opportunity to listen to speakers address various topics in the field of eminent domain, our members will have opportunities to impart knowledge by publishing articles in the Lawyer magazine. We welcome your input on ideas, topics, and speakers for the luncheons. Also, we are seeking volunteers to author articles in the Lawyer magazine.
This year, we affirm our commitment to pro bono work. As such, we plan to increase our section's pro bono participation by sponsoring pro bono projects; joining with pro bono projects sponsored by other Hillsborough County Bar Association sections; offering training in areas of need; and hosting speakers who will share information about volunteer opportunities. If you have any ideas, please feel free to share them with our Pro Bono Committee representative, Angela Rauber, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, welcome, and we look forward to sharing another year with you in the world of eminent domain.