PAABA President’s Address – December 2011

This holiday season, PAABA members disperse into the four corners of the world and the by-product, for a while anyway, is frayed family nerves from your failing to put phones/lap tops/tablets aka “that thing” down for one moment.

Unbeknownst to them, you reduced technology use by fifty percent the moment you disembarked.  Proof: As they rushed around searching for a pen, you refrained from texting the information.  You also waited through ten minutes of conjecture about a song title instead of looking it up.  Oh, the holidays.

After a few days, you’ll appreciate being unplugged.

Before you embark on travels home, be sure to familiarize yourself with the remainder of the 2011 PAABA calendar: On the evening of December 5th, attorneys from Chinese and U.S. firms discuss the perils of foreign investments in that immense and complex nation.  Join practitioners for lunch on December 6th for the inaugural Family Law Section meeting.  Later that evening, we are pleased to co-sponsor an event at the Little Fox in Redwood City celebrating 50 years of African American jurisprudence. On December 9th, we are pleased to co-sponsor an event on managing your first arbitration.

December 13th presents an opportunity to catch a drink with members at the Rosewood.  The next day, our Estates Planning and Trusts Committee convenes on December 14th for lively discussions over lunch.

In January, we have an opportunity to clear out a substance abuse CLE on the 5th.  The 10th provides an opportunity for the Tax Salon to discuss updates.  January 19th the very active Patent Group convenes to continue the search for meaning after this year’s reform.  The Estates Planning and Trusts Group and Family Law Section will also have their meetings scheduled for that month and other 2012 events can be found at our website.

From all of us at PAABA, enjoy a safe and happy holiday season!

Soyeun D. Choi
President, Palo Alto Area Bar Association
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