I’m headed over to the Homestead later today for the VBA summer meeting. I hope to see some of you there.

I humbly predict that one of the highlights of the meeting will be a panel at 2:30 tomorrow put on by the Civil Litigation and Appellate Practice sections, “The Roberts Court at Age Four: The 2009 U.S. Supreme Court Term in Review.” It features former Solicitor General/Supergenius Paul Clement and other luminaries. I participated on the subcommittee that helped organize the panel–which is to say that I sat in on conference calls while Akin Gump’s brilliant and amazingly well-connected Patty Millett and a team of heavy hitters from Troutman Sanders did all the work. From time to time, I would agree with their suggestions and offer to get coffee.

Earlier in the day on Friday, the Law Practice Management Division will be sponsoring a panel on “Helping Lawyers Create and Expand Client Relationships in a Challenging Market.” As a recognized authority on this topic, I will be speaking on the panel. No, seriously, I am on the panel. I’m not kidding. It’s at 10:30. Check it out.

If you can’t make it to the Homestead this weekend–and I recognize that this is somewhat late notice–here is a podcast interview that I did with Cordell Parvin. I expect that it will give you a good overview of what I have to say on the subject.