Ronald F. Brot Reflects on his Term as LACBA President
In an article published in the June 2020 issue of Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, Ronald F. Brot reflected on his time as president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. His year-long term ends on June 30, 2020.
Brot speaks fondly about his time leading LACBA and details some of the changes LACBA made under his leadership. Brot details the addition of the Privacy and Cybersecurity and Cannabis Sections, as well as the Lawyer Well-Being Project, which assists lawyers facing alcohol abuse, substance abuse, or mental or emotional issues. He also discusses LACBA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which shifted LACBA’s day-to-day operations.
“True to its long history of serving the lawyers of Los Angeles County, LACBA responded to the pandemic in numerous ways. We began publishing the LACBA Weekly Response Newsletter designed to provide updates from our courts and legal organizations. We reached out to our members to assure them LACBA would be here for them during this critical time. I invited our members to reach out to LACBA, and to me directly, if there was anything we could do to help.”
Brot concludes the article by discussing the future of LACBA and giving his final thoughts about his time as president.
“Passing the gavel to our new president Tamila Jensen will be bittersweet for me. I have truly loved every minute of my presidency. It is comforting to know that LACBA will be led by such an experienced and capable successor. Yet, I will miss the challenges of each new day, and the satisfaction of working with our staff, officers, and trustees to find solutions to each situation as it arises. I am grateful for the opportunity to add my legacy to the contributions of our extraordinary leaders of the past. It has been an experience I will always cherish. In the end, we were interrupted by an unexpected storm of unprecedented magnitude. I am grateful to have faced the storm and held the wheel as we maintained our course and charted a path for a successful future. We will be the better for it.
As I am so fond of saying, it is a great time to be a member of LACBA, and it was a great time to be your president.”