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SHANK BEGINS 2001 BAR ODYSSEYt DBA Elects


       by Deborah IMcMurray


       As t h 92nd Presetn of the
       Illas Bar Association he'l
lif by --work haitd and (olit e xpctI
suIcess to hb(u dared to von on a silver
platter. D~ont look r ant excuse or
apology for. ani ving about I s life or
hs fii   - expet a stoyandta cee
)rtin A so, expectl tha if he makes a

Associaion he w    t see   nil he's
madegoo ohs word
   II isnt enirel selfless in. the coii
 mitents ie ms howeve.r. neof
 Mr      er Iiest oieiarnts ,,   respon
 biity wa s priompted by his de'sire to
 mak i Va Rwings s x  inger bastba I
 glovf sigt ne by Ken Boysert tit thi:rtl
 basemn for t e C ardinals° At: age six,
he. pledige d to hos dad, the owner of a
plumbing store in an Illinois farm corn
rimny), that lie would collect: and sort
fittings for fifty cents a box. It took him
all summer, but that glove was his by
St ,pternher and~ he learned a valuable
lesson that is still his mantra: Figure
out what you want, what you have to (It
to get: it: antd get it done. Pure and sim-
ple.
   Hard work is part of Mark Shank's
make-up. Working sn art is as muchi a
part of that make-up, as is enjoying the


  beefits of accoimplismenit. For exam-
Ipie, Mark wouldn't bclieve that just
becaust lie was only 5' in high school
be couldn't be tle fastest and best play-
er oii th basketball team. All he had to
do was break th press lto mane-
ver around the higgei; slower plyers.
Being short didn't iatter in the end;
be Iad just as much fun and success as
the tall kids did Maybe more.
   Mark is board certified in Civil Trial


            rnent I~w Hi   (Iappohn
        r managcmniut need s and
        waants (o ftentinies befort
        they know) is a holistic one.
        MWt u iv have a singular
        1)1siniess goal in uind, hut
        wc havc o ticeat thc whoe
        issue, -r it may coe batck to
        bitt our client  own th
        roal, ShaYk said
            A- a prtiner in the 1It-
         iii r C litr- Wcste
         KeLHer, Butler & E5i, I .R
         Mark and hus colleagus
           oiehavt tobrtak'l the .
         amnd mareuve r artound imch
         largcr firms vwit h dzcns
         iore lawayers.
            IMy p-itners- ind I iwn
            ou liets) pr iem  - w'

look at tihe facts, who's fe ced by hew
facts andt what you canl learn frorn them
- all the while solving thi problem. To
ctmpete, we have to liave a different
approa0~ch -it's one of the reasons our
clients come to our small firm.
   Mark's appr oach to his lDallas Bar
service has heen similar. He's never
signe d on to a DBA commitment on the

         SEE SHANK, PAGE 5


Directors
           by Sue CAdy
       ed six members to ts Board of
    I. irectors in Novembe~r to srve
 two-year terms. Thosea elected inc lde:
 Hon. Mark     r  b      Mrta J.
 Hfard ick  Timothy   WN. Mountz,
 Robert i   o htlW iesW QSartain.
 and   card    (i. Stewart. Dawn
 Fowler   was   elected  Se!N tary-
 Treasurtr and wil serws a one-year

 D   reen     ,licensed in 1988, is a
 Cii District Court Master. He will
 serve as Co-Chair of the DBAs Bch
 Bar ConfBrene this ycar. He is at eim
 her of the Fee(; Disput sComtte
 audiidary Committcr, Legal Etlics
 Cortunittee and Appellate Law Secion.
    lo rwklic    e in 1 9   isw
 lIne & Shce   .od  I P She is hrst
 knowI a tile only Di iretr fr te
 DBAs Bar None Production Compay.
 Hardwick: has served on the DBA
 Bardsince 1999. She Co-Chaired the
 Bench Bar Confereni 19    o
 as   s    Et, F a    r A    ation,
 Dallas Chapter, 19992-2000. and as
of Court 199-OfX.
Mut, license            i199 is wt
BkrBols LLP. He served on he.
DBA Badof Dirctrs in 1989 as


Sister Bar Presidents Share Common Bond


            by Sue Cady

''Tit h~ th dw1           year of ft
   -               t c0 presiets iv sister
 VT b ar a ssocia to-s have t oni-
 co boiid. Thety be iev in servinig
 cher professi iinl their con nit t
   ihe bar isl tI of great po   vh
 cr abouttte or ruity. lbSt are
the k  d  polc litetohte arun,,'
s.aid Rick ambert, Pres itmt of t
IDal as Association of Youig 1  wyers.
   Norma Shirk. Pr eside nt ol tli
Dallas Womten L awye rs Association,


saitd her posiiin provides her with it-
wor king ari Iearning expediences
   Brenda Rhoades Prtsient of th
D~allas As i anmican hBar Assoctiation
agrees. I enjoy tlie op:lortuinity t
serve my fqlow lawyer s as well as thet
oppoitunity to hlp guite ourt rfes
siooi ii tic many cihillengts tihat face
us i tese coplexttms I also itjoy
iiiting aid getting hi know ther-
la wyers/
   Clement Osimetha, Pi c'sdent oif
i.L -TIurner Lexgal Association, sail lie
enmjoys the availability ot resources ini


giving back to to m -unity as an
active participat in his bar. Bteirng
activi has also givtn itm inv-aluable
training as a young lawe ro
   Al Silva, Pre'silenat of the Mexican-
Amicitan Bar Assouciation saitl bar
woik prov ides hi i with tlii bcest plat-
form t ise his skils, experinc  and
tontacts to beltp t    iouity-
   Lambert has eein activt ii I)AYL
since  1 992  A   Shareholder with
Passaii & iones, P.C., lambe'rt man-
agtes a civil litigation practice ini th
-area-s of tradiemark, coptyright aiid


patent infriiigement, business torts ant
dtecep tive trade practice litigatuiin He
holds  a J.D. from     TLexas T cli
I niversi x Schotol of Law. In addition to
D)AYL, La ~btert ciurrenity serive s a
menber      of tIh  Amrnitcan   Iar
Assoc aton's House of lDelegaftes, isa
mncmber of ft Tecxas 'tonig I .awyers
Association's Board ot Diircctors and is
a lFtllow otf the fexas Bar Fonuidation
aiid the D~allas Bar F'oundation
Lanibert said lie decidetd to beconic a
          SEE BAR, PAGE 8


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