From Soyeun Choi, the Incoming 2020-2021 Chair

Welcome to the 2020-2021 California Lawyers Association (CLA)/Bar year! Working with BLS has been a rewarding, humbling endeavor and it is an honor to serve as BLS Chair.  

BLS has paved the way over a series of substantial challenges and for that, we are grateful to Corey Weber, Immediate Past Chair, for providing calm, steadfast guidance through a series of disruptions that define the 2020 year. 

Also to be commended are the BLS Officers, Executive Committee members, Advisors, Staff and the Chairs of each of our fifteen Standing Committees and publications for their agility. Not only have they adapted their living and working circumstances to ensure the health and safety of our communities, they managed the uninterrupted provision of BLS products and services to aid practitioners, community constituencies and the population at large when they were most needed. 

Finally, exemplary BLS members produced helpful free videos, met and educated students about the legal profession, engaged in administrative and committee work, organized CLE events, published case law and legislative updates through eBulletins, and contributed to the BLS eNews and Business Law News. No matter the circumstances, BLS members continued their high level of engagement, demonstrating that, to quote Albert Camus, “Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”

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Congratulations to the incoming BLS Officers, Executive Committee members, Advisors and Standing Committee leadership. Thank you, and our BLS members, for remaining focused and engaged. BLS looks forward to forging ahead in 2020 -2021.

Soyeun D. Choi
Chair, 2020-2021