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MONTGOMERYBAR.ORG

INCOMING PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

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stablished in 1885 to professionalize the county's practice of law, the
Montgomery Bar Association is one of our nation's oldest and most respected
bar associations, representing over 2,100 legal professionals in Montgomery
County, Pennsylvania. Officially, I humbly become the next president of this esteemed
professional organization and follow more than 133 past presidents and true leaders.
"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." John C.
Maxwell

Mary C. Pugh, Esq.
Montgomery Bar Association
2018 President

Lawyering is a noble profession. To be a member of the MBA is a noble
privilege. Overall, this privilege sounds like a loaded concept. What comes with
this privilege are tangible and intangible benefits. It is easy to go on the MBA's new
and interactive website to view the many tangible member benefits including the
ability to professionally participate in four sections and 50+ committees, exceptional
continuing legal education seminars on a host of topics, and updates on proposed
legislations and court rules. For those newly admitted to this esteemed bar, mentorship
opportunities, leadership skills training, pro bono opportunities, and lawyer referral
service opportunities are among the many benefits. For the seasoned lawyers, probably
too many privileges to list, but I will try - committee and section participation, pro
bono opportunities, mock trial participation, ability to interact with the Bench, and
many social events.
The intangible benefits that the MBA offers are experiential and countless. To
know colleagues, to participate in seminars, to engage in helping others, to develop
professional and personal relationships, to enrich your practice, to interact with the
professionals, and to enhance the noble profession are but a few of the intangible
benefits that one may reap by being involved.
My message to you is to get involved, stay involved, find new ways to help our
noble profession remain noble. For 2018, I am humbled to follow the past presidents
and lead this extraordinary organization of professionals. Although I simply cannot
(and will not) try to list all of the amazing past presidents, I thank you all for being
true leaders and staying involved, as your wisdom is priceless. I am also excited to meet
new members, renew relationships, and try to emulate the group of previous leaders
who knew the way, went the way, and will, hopefully, show me the way. Thank you,
President Smith, for being my wonderful mentor and friend.
My invitation for all is to join, participate, and continue to make our profession
noble. Let's have some fun!

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