“For the last few years, people have asked me ‘why?’ Why did I decide to get involved with the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia? Why do I voluntarily choose to write and edit briefs, for free, as chair of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association’s Amicus Committee? Why do I serve on various committees within my law firm? Is work not exhausting enough? While I can assure you that work is, indeed, exhausting, it is the non-billable work that embodies who I am as a lawyer. “Elissa Haynes
“The Path to Leadership: Finding Your ‘Why’,” written by Elissa Haynes was recently published to the August edition of the Georgia Bar Journal.
In her article, Haynes describes the motivation that drives her involvement in numerous external organizations and her vision for her presidency, as she was recently sworn in as the 75th president of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia. She highlights her goals of continuing to encourage inclusivity, increasing YLD involvement in the state legislature, supporting greater interaction between YLD and non-YLD members, and maintaining accessibility for all to attend YLD meetings and CLEs.
Read Haynes’ full article below to learn more.