So what will these talks look like?
To start, we will have two or three lead speakers spend 15 or 20 minutes on introductory information such as:
- What’s the difference between an Executive Order and a Presidential Memorandum?
- What’s the legal impact of such presidential actions?
- What are the recent hot presidential, legislative and/or judicial actions?
- From the speakers’ perspectives, what specific impact will the actions have?
Then comes the Q&A. Free form. Thirty to forty minutes. Anything anyone wants to ask. Our speakers will field questions and again provide their perspectives. Sometimes they’ll agree. Sometimes they won’t. Sometimes the audience will agree; sometimes it won’t. The point here is to take real time developments and talk about them in an environment that is conducive to genuine, respectful give-and-take.
No, we won’t be catering to the left … or to the right. No, we won’t be offering the CMBA’s view on whether a policy announcement is good or bad. Yes, we will be giving people an opportunity to learn more about the legal news of the day in an environment that will enable us to discuss, debate and ultimately become better educated about the changes coming out of Washington D.C. and elsewhere – changes that will affect all of us.
Got thoughts and opinions about the recent actions…and those to come? We are looking for people who might be interested in leading our discussions. Immigration is clearly the buzzword for early February. Who knows what March and beyond will bring. If you would like to guide one of our conversations, give me a call or shoot me an email. We would love to include you.
Our doors are open to all who wish to engage in civil discourse. Bring your questions, your views, your criticisms – whatever you’ve got – and come meet us at the bar for Hot Talks the second Tuesday of every month.
The discussions will be free (yes, FREE), informal lunchtime and after-work conversations that will give our members and the public alike a chance to learn more about newly announced policies and other issues of importance. (Ok, lunch and drinks will not be free. You can pre-order a boxed lunch for $8 at the noon sessions, or you can bring your own. And for the after work sessions, we’ll have a cash bar ready to roll.) Boxed lunches may be pre-ordered for $8 and the options are: grilled chicken wrap, turkey sandwich, veggie wrap or Mediterranean salad. Please specify your selection when you order.
Future Hot Talks:
- June 13th 12-1:00 p.m
- July 11th 5-6 p.m.
- August 8th 12-1:00 p.m
- September 12th 5-6 p.m.
- October 10th 12-1:00 p.m
- November 14th 5-6 p.m.
- December 12th 12-1:00 p.m.