2018 - 2019 President
Adam Lang, Esq.
Snell & Wilmer, LLP
Impact. It’s a powerful word. And when it’s you trying to make an impact, some key issues need to be addressed. Where do I devote my energy? Will I have enough time? What will be expected of me? Will I make a difference?
As attorneys, these questions are perhaps even more pronounced. Our days are consumed by challenging assignments, difficult cases, and understandably concerned clients. This is in addition to the demands we all face in our personal lives. And despite wanting to get involved, we often struggle to find those activities that really mean something to us or that carry the most bang for the proverbial buck. So, where do we go? You can certainly make an impact through firm or company activities, nonprofit organizations, governmental associations, trade groups, teaching opportunities, involvement in churches, synagogues, or other places of worship, coaching little league or assisting with mock court, political involvement, and leadership activities, to name just a few.
Several years ago, a friend and colleague who was getting ready to transition off the AADC board of directors, suggested that I might want to consider getting involved. I hadn’t thought about it before. I didn’t realize I could make the impact I wanted to make through bar activities. But I respected his opinion, and was ready to try something new, so I joined the AADC board. I quickly realized the AADC was one of those organizations that provided me with the opportunity to make my desired impact.
And now, I am honored to be the incoming president of this organization.
So what does the AADC do? The answer – a lot! Here are several of my favorite activities:
And there are so many other activities – the dozens of hours of CLEs we put on each year across various industries and sectors, the networking events with judges, with other members, and with the YLD, the pro bono services provided to lawyers who need AADC’s assistance on matters in front of the State Bar, the mock trial we run for high school students, and numerous events with our varied and highly involved sponsors (primarily legal vendors, experts, and consultants) who support us at each and every turn and who are vital to our success.
I look forward to serving as your president and carrying on AADC’s great tradition of service. But I can’t do it alone. Whether public or private, solo practitioner, large or small firm, bad faith coverage attorney or a commercial litigator, practicing attorney or retiree, AADC presents opportunities for you to make an impact. You just need to find what speaks to you and run with it. And, if interested, you can start right away. Our Barry Fish Golf Tournament will be different this year and will be held at Top Golf in Scottsdale on September 27, 2018. Be on the lookout for registration materials. I hope to see you all there!
In closing, please don’t ever hesitate to contact me with questions, concerns or suggestions. An organization’s strength is based largely on the dedication of its members. I thank you in advance for your support, commitment, and involvement.