While President of the Hennepin County Bar Association in 2015 and 2016, Kim blogged regularly with random thoughts about her random thoughts. These blogs are being “republished” here in the order they appeared during Kim’s bar presidency. Going forward more Deep (or Random Thoughts) by Kim Lowe may or may not be forthcoming. It all depends on what thoughts pop into Kim’s head (or under her high school hair) during the course of the day.
|Posted By HCBA President Kimberly A. Lowe, Monday, September 21, 2015
The Abominable Snow Rabbit is by far my favorite Loony Tune’s cartoon. While the entire short film is over six minutes long, this clip is the best parthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JlVqfC8-UI. Why, you ask, am I watching a cartoon while I encourage you to hug your bar associations. The operative point is to hug all your bar associations; belonging to just one probably won’t meet all your professional needs and this cartoon is just a fun way to encourage membership and involvement (the “hug”).
Like many of you I am “co-barred” (I belong to a district, state, and national bar association). But why, you might ask yourself, does one lawyer need to be co-barred? For me, the answer to this question is very clear: each of these different bar associations provide uniquely different valuable tools to my practice and my professional career. No one bar association can provide a lawyer with all of the tools he or she needs to prosper in this profession. Here is how I look at my co-bar experience:
Of course my co-bar experience is unique to me. Other members will find other and different value from the various bar associations. What I realized early on in my legal career is that one bar association cannot be all things to a member. The various bar associations intentionally operate in concert with each other and collectively provide members with the tools they need to succeed and prosper as a member of the legal profession.