On Monday, the American Bar Association was set to "pass the gavel" from Karen Mathis to K&L Gates partner William Neukom, who was sporting a button that read, "Not your father's ABA." Neukom says he wouldn't be taking the ABA's helm if he hadn't seen the association and the profession become more oriented toward public service and pro bono work. "I wouldn't have been interested in the job," Neukom says, if the ABA hadn't become "a clearinghouse, an engine" for change.
New ABA President Emphasizes Shift Toward Public Service
August 14, 2007