When Domus reopens to the public, and life at NCBA begins to normalize, we will create a large, hardcover version of the book and house it in a special place in Domus for all to see.
The history book was one of four history-focused initiatives I envisioned when I started as a member of the NCBA Executive Committee six years ago. The other three were as follows:
· The Domus Ambassador program, which was created to introduce prospective members, new members, and law students to our building by providing tours of its interior. I asked Jamie Rosen to chair the program, and each September she has gathered volunteer members at the Barbecue at the Bar event to provide the tours.
· The Welcome to Domus video, which resulted from the tremendous efforts of Jenn Koo and Hector Herrera. Featuring interviews with numerous NCBA Past Presidents discussing what the NCBA and Domus mean to them, it was unveiled at the 2018 Holiday Celebration and can be enjoyed online
· “London Calling: Our Destination CLE” trip to England on the Silver Anniversary of the NCBA’s previous pilgrimage to London, which had been spearheaded by NCBA Past Presidents Andy Simons and Joe Ryan. Among other things, it was my goal for us to see firsthand the Middle Temple Inn of Court, the fabulous structure that inspired the Great Hall of Domus. I am forever indebted to NAL Director Jen Groh and to Phil Nash for all of their work in making it happen.
I look back on my Presidency, even prior to the pandemic, with a great sense of pride and accomplishment. But it all came to fruition only due to the herculean efforts of so many dedicated NCBA members and staff. I owe so very much to all of you for helping me reach the goals I had set. You have my eternal gratitude.
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