Board President's Monthly Column - January 2017

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SAILING TO DISTANT SHORES

By Thomas A. Brophy ([email protected]), president and CEO at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C., and president of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.

“My mother told me, someday I would steer a galley with good oars, and sail to distant shores.” - Age-old Viking Song

This is my first column as president of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. It has been a privilege to serve as a Trustee of the Foundation since 2009. This has been an honor; but more importantly to me, it has been an inspiration. The quality of the people who dedicate their time to the Foundation and the quality of those who work at the various legal service organizations supported by the Foundation is awesome. I am humbled to follow Steven Bizar, partner at Dechert LLP, who provided strong and wise leadership for the Foundation while somehow balancing a busy trial schedule.

The Foundation has ambitious goals to achieve for the cause of equal justice, as I head into my two-year term as president. We are truly sailing to distant shores. I will need your help – all of you – to grab an oar and rally the legal community to fulfill the promise of the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

But first let me step back and properly introduce myself... Download the full article below.