I’d like to officially welcome back my returning Editorial Committee members, Jeffrey Peirce (Editorial Committee Co-Chair), Monica Yepes (CACB), Jennifer Mahar (MIEB), Heather Burse (MIWB), Dailin Pena (FLSB), and Shawna Taylor (KSB) and welcome Stephen Grant (DEB), Deanna Anderson (NYSB), and Davida Carter-El (NYEB) to the team!
I write this message on the heels of an exciting trip to Chicago, Illinois, where the NCBC Board has just wrapped up its Mid-Year Meeting at the site of our host hotel for the conference in August! I won’t give away any surprises, but I am excited for all of the amazing things that the NCBC and the Northern District of Illinois have in store for everyone this summer! We braved the freezing cold and the snow to explore the city on foot, and were impressed by the number of exciting places and things to eat, see, and do all within walking distance of the conference hotel. I am excited to return in the summer for another taste of Chicago-style pizza from Pequod’s, the famous Chicago Mix from Garrett’s Popcorn, and another bite of the delicious cheeseburger from Au Cheval!
This year, the Editorial Committee and I would like to showcase more of YOU! With our Courts in the Community feature, we would like to spotlight some of your Court’s local community service and outreach efforts. If your Court hosts local community groups for tours, participates in a charity run/walk event for a good cause, invites local school groups for mock trials and Q&A panels, hosts a Law Day event, or more, please feel free to reach out to the Editorial Committee so we can feature you in a future edition of the Impact! As always, we would also like additional volunteers to be featured in an NCBC Member Spotlight and to contribute articles for the newsletter.
If you are interested in getting involved, please feel free to reach out to me via email or contact a member of the Editorial Committee!