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WCBA COMMITTEE FOR ANTI-RACISM AND EQUALITY (C.A.R.E.) INVITES MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE IN 21-DAY RACIAL EQUITY HABIT BUILDING CHALLENGE

The Worcester County Bar Association’s Committee for Anti-Racism and Equality (C.A.R.E.) is proud to announce the WCBA’s participation in a “21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge ©,” and we invite all of our members to join us. The 21-Day Challenge concept was conceived several years ago by diversity expert Eddie Moore, Jr. to advance deeper understandings of the intersections of race, power, privilege, supremacy and oppression. We are grateful to him for publicly sharing and encouraging others to use this concept as an educational tool and for giving the WCBA permission to use this concept.

The WCBA will begin its 21-Day Challenge on Sunday, November 1, 2020 using the format developed by the American Bar Association. The goal of the Challenge is to assist each of us to become more aware, compassionate, constructive, engaged people in the quest for racial equity. It transcends our roles as lawyers. The Challenge is, of course, completely voluntary, and participation in the Challenge shall not be construed as agreement with every word of every assignment nor a commitment by any person to a particular professional position or strategy.

All members are encouraged to participate.  The information and links to participate in the Challenge can be found here.

The WCBA is pleased to welcome back our First Monday Educational Series.  This seminar series will begin with the October program, scheduled for October 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. , via Zoom, with an Update on Cases of Interest.  The Series will continue throughout the year on each first Monday of the month.

The Worcester Probate Court will also be providing a monthly update on court operations to members of the Worcester County Bar Association.  The first update for this fiscal year is scheduled for October 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.  The updates will then be scheduled monthly on the last Wednesday of the month.

TO OUR MEMBERS

We will continue to provide valuable information regarding Covid-19 and information we receive from the courts and government on our Covid page.

We also want to remind you that seminars prior to Covid-19 were videotaped, allowing you to view them from anywhere at any time in the member area of this website.  We are pleased to inform you that we will be continuing Legal Education programs through the Zoom platform and begin recording those programs as well.

TO THE PUBLIC AND MEMBERS

The administrative office of the Worcester County Bar Association is currently closed to the public but please know the office staff is able to assist you by email or phone at 508-752-1311.  If you are in need of a referral through the Lawyer Referral Service you can call the office Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to receive a referral or request a referral from this website.

EVENT UPDATES

Please go to the Events page to view updated information on postponements and cancellations of events scheduled in the upcoming months.

SEMINAR MATERIALS, PODCASTS AND VIDEOS AVAILABLE TO WCBA MEMBERS

Seminar materials, podcasts and/or videos of WCBA seminars are posted in the member only section of this website. Just log in and go to the seminar materials page to listen to a podcast, watch a video or review materials from seminars.

WCBA MENTOR PROGRAM

As a WCBA member you have access to our Mentor Program. We have over 75 experienced attorneys covering a wide variety of practice areas. These attorneys are available to assist you with questions you may have within a particular practice area, practical advice, and/or information on law office management, etc.

If you are a current member of the Worcester County Bar Association and you wish to utilize the services of this program, contact the WCBA office at 508-752-1311 and we will be happy to provide you with the name of an attorney to assist you. It’s that simple!