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Korell Participates in ABA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO—Joining over 300 other emerging leaders of lawyer organizations from across the country at the American Bar Association’s Bar Leadership Institute (BLI), March 13-15 was Patrick W. Korell of Torrington, Wyoming, President-Elect of the Wyoming State Bar.

The BLI takes place annually in Chicago. It offers incoming officials of local and state bars, special focus lawyer organizations and bar foundations the opportunity to confer with ABA officials, bar leader colleagues, executive staff and other experts on the operation of such associations.

Korell joined ABA President Laurel G. Bellows of Chicago, IL and ABA President-Elect James R. Silkenat of New York, NY in sessions on bar leadership, governance, and communications.

Various ABA entities briefed the participants on resources available from the ABA for local, state, national, and specialty bar associations and foundations.
The BLI is sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services and the ABA Division for Bar Services as part of the Association’s long-standing goal of fostering partnerships with state and local bars and related organizations. Collaborating ABA staff entities included the Division for Media Relations and Communications Services.

For BLI information, contact Karyn Linn, Staff Director of the Field Service Program, ABA Division for Bar Services, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598, phone: 312/988-5350, e-mail: karyn.linn@americanbar.org

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.