For The Record

When Bob Carlson, president of the American Bar Association, visited Richmond Law in February, he was about halfway through his one-year term — but still had an impressive list of goals to work toward.

“We’re going to continue to talk about attorney wellness,” said Carlson. “We’re also going to continue to speak out in favor of an independent, impartial judiciary, here and around the world, and work on issues related to access of justice.”

Carlson also spoke to the value of being an active and involved member of the legal profession.

“It’s important for you to get involved in your communities, to get involved in the organized bar,” he told the students who gathered for the town hall-style session.

“It’s a great way to make a living; it’s a great profession to be in,” Carlson added. “Have fun doing it; take care of yourself; and remember to give back.”