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Executive Director’s Introduction to Programmatic Overview. Monday, February 22, 2010. 2009 OVERVIEW OF MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS. The Lawyers’ Committee Successfully: Navigated the financial currents that swamped the majority of non-profits

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Executive director s introduction to programmatic overview

Executive Director’s Introduction to Programmatic Overview

Monday, February 22, 2010


2009 overview of major accomplishments

2009 OVERVIEW OF MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • The Lawyers’ Committee Successfully:

  • Navigated the financial currents that swamped the majority of non-profits

  • Had great fundraising year: Higginbotham Dinner ($1.9 million), More Grants, increased AFD: Danwill describe more

  • Achieved litigation success: Jonwill describe

  • Advocated for confirmation of Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court of the United States

  • Retooled internal structure by creating Public Policy Department to

  • more advantageously engage new Obama Administration and Congress in restoring civil rights law enforcement and advancing civil rights agenda

  • Added LMP Project to maximize pro bono law firm involvement in large scale volunteer lawyer projects: Jonwill describe more

  • Created New Legal Programs

  • -Loan Modification Scam Prevention Network: Jonwill describe


2009 overview of major accomplishments cont

2009 OVERVIEW OF MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS CONT.

  • Increased activity in advocating for Criminal Justice Reform

  • Added new staff including 9 law firm fellows

  • Maintained strong Board composition by adding 20 new Board members

  • Increased and Expanded Communications Capacity

  • Launched new website

  • Established Facebook Fan Page

  • Published several articles

  • Included in many newspaper articles and TV appearances

  • Made numerous public speaking engagements

  • Held major convenings: Jonwill describe


2010 general board goals

2010 General Board Goals

A. Stronger Focus on 25 Board Committees

Amicus

Audit

Benefits

Budget & Finance

Criminal Justice

Community Development

Development

Education

Employment Discrimination

Environmental Justice

Executive

Fair Housing

Governance

History

International

Investment

Katrina

Power of Congress

Public Policy

Pro Bono

Voting Rights

Supreme Court Task Force

Strategic Planning

25 Year Challenge

White House Reception


2010 general board goals cont

2010 General Board Goals Cont.

B. Minimum goal of four (4) meetings during the year for Project Support Committees (encourage Board member discussion and assignments).

C. Urge all Board members to join a Committee

D. Urge Board members to be involved in all Lawyers’ Committee cases and projects at their firm or corporation.

4. Diminish the “Distance Gap” by conducting more frequent regional meetings and Board visits in 13 cities with largest Board member concentrations:

  • Atlanta

  • Boston

  • Charlotte

  • Chicago

  • Los Angeles

  • Miami

  • Minneapolis

  • New York City

  • Philadelphia

  • Phoenix

  • San Francisco

  • Seattle

  • Washington, DC

    5. Utilize videoconferencing, provide other opportunities for Board members to interact with each other, and contemplate multi-day annual meeting of Board.


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