Dear LMA West Members:
In light of this morning’s announcement by the LMA International Board to sunset the LMA’s recognition programs (Your Honor Awards, Rising Star and Hall of Fame), the West Region Board will immediately form a task force to create a plan to continue to recognize the outstanding achievement of our members. The Your Honor Awards as established by LMA is a program vital to recognizing the extraordinary efforts of individual and groups of LMA members. It showcases innovation, best practices, collaboration with service providers and raises the bar for what we can do to continually challenge ourselves to be better and do more in our chosen profession.
Recognition is woven into the fabric of our industry, and many of our members spend significant time supporting recognition of the lawyers we serve. Recognition of our members’ achievements is an important credential with those lawyers and is crucial to our LMA community.
As the LMA International Board focuses on other strategic efforts as outlined in their communication, we have a tremendous opportunity within our region to elevate what the Your Honor Awards can and will be. Our goal is to build on the success of the platform, working with other regions and the LMA International Board to find opportunities to showcase the excellence that occurs every day within our organization and support the sharing of those efforts and achievements.
If you are interested in serving on the West Region Recognition Task Force, please let me know. The West Region Board and Local Steering Committee Chairs will meet on September 13 in advance of the CME program in Los Angeles where we will formalize the Task Force’s mandate.
And, in the spirit of adding value to our West Region Members, we have made all local programming free to all members through 2018. We encourage you to take advantage of this and all other member benefits.
I look forward to seeing many of you at CME on September 14th!
With great thanks,
LMA West Region President