My last blog post was on the challenges of keeping up with the myriad of rules and regulations that govern the mandatory continuing legal education world. Today, I'm worried about keeping up with the expectations of my audience in the blogosphere. It is challenging to stay on top of my thoughts and put together relevant blog posts when my daily job often takes up so much of my time, both in the office and out.
This last week I had the pleasure of traveling to Atlanta for a conference we were holding on M&A and Private Equity topics. Our attendance was high and I always appreciate the opportunity to interact with our customers, speakers, and staff located at other sites.
I was slightly disappointed that my first trip to Atlanta (outside of the airport that is) was met with less than perfect weather. I was hoping for the "Hotlanta" about which I've heard so much, but was instead greeted by rain and 60-degree weather. As a Minnesotan, I would normally relish such balmy temps in October, however we have been experiencing a crazy mix of sun and high temps (70's-80's) so I was a might chilly.
The highlight of my trip was a meeting with the staff at the Georgia MCLE Department of the State Bar. Always a pleasure to work with, I got to put faces to names and voices and discuss process improvements and how the State's system works. It was a great meeting and I left feeling ready to implement changes to our internal procedures here at West LegalEdcenter which will hopefully make life easier for the staff in Georgia.
While my trip to Atlanta may have delayed my recent blog posting schedule, it has helped me keep in touch with the regulators who will keep me informed about changes to the rules and regulations that may occur. That's a tradeoff that I'll make any day!