For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see,
Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be;
- Alfred Lord Tennyson,
After Snowzilla in January and the winter weather that chased us into April, our overdue Spring finally arrived. And in the Spring, of course, a lawyer’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of a new bar year! So, that’s not exactly the familiar line that appears later in Tennyson’s poem, but maybe you see where I’m heading. Each Spring begins a new bar year, for which a new bar president prepares with equal parts anticipation and trepidation. Mine began just a week ago, and will stretch across a year of newsletter columns, Bar Luncheons, Executive and other committee meetings, work sessions and events where I hope to meet and work with many of our 2500 members.