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TIP: Hillsborough County (Florida) Bar past president Tom Elligett suggests that local bar associations consider an award to compliment Law Week and generate positive interaction and involvement wit the non-legal community.  Their bar presents its Liberty Bell Award to a non-lawyer, based on multiple criteria, including the nominee’s service to foster a better understanding of the rule of law, and respect for the law and courts. For more information, look under Liberty Bell Award on the web page at  
TIP:  West Virginia State Bar Past President Sandra Chapman suggests adding your mission statement to your meeting agendas.  It’s a great reminder for board members and helps keep discussions focused.
TIP:  West Virginia State Bar Past President Sandra Chapman suggests learning and taking from other bar leaders and building or developing programs based upon what colleagues have learned. With the very gracious help from Texas and Maryland, West Virginia was able to start its own video competition as an educational and public relations initiative. You’ll love these sites:
TIP: Follow the lead of the Chicago and Hillsborough County (Tampa) Bar Associations and collect season tickets for specific sports and entertainment events that members cannot attend, and provide them to deserving recipients – such as underprivileged children or child cancer victims.