CBA Record July-August 2018

CBAWelcomes New President

By Sally Daly Public Affairs Director M ore than 500 members, guests and dignitaries were on hand for the CBA’s 145th Annual Meet- ing welcoming a new president and new and returning officers and board members. CBA President Steven M. Elrod accepted the Lincoln Gavel of Leadership from out- going President Judge Thomas R. Mulroy at the June 21 Standard Club luncheon. CBA members greeted Elrod in both word and song at the final business meeting of the 2017-18 Bar Year.

H Ruiz, of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Second Vice President Attorney Maryam Ahmad, Secretary E. Lynn Grayson, of Nijman Franzetti LLP, and Treasurer Timothy S. Tomasik of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman LLC.

Elrod, the Local Executive Partner at the Chicago office of Holland & Knight LLP, said his agenda for the 2018-19 Bar Year will focus on engaging CBA attorneys to give back by promoting civic education in schools. He will also work to foster new ways to promote civility and collegiality in the practice of law, and he sees the CBA’s extensive committee structure as an important tool to advance these initiatives. Elrod will be joined on the CBA’s Executive Committee by First Vice President Jesse

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