While this one is difficult, it certainly will not be repetitious.
As previously mentioned on this page, our featured speaker at this year’s Law Day Dinner, Dick Thies, has been rather coy and secretive about the specifics of his speech. Knowing Dick, his lawyer sons, David and John, and other company he keeps, I have been somewhat uneasy. But, for crying out loud, Dick is the distinguished Past President of the Illinois State Bar Association. What could go wrong?
Here’s what. While Dick’s topic will be “Memories of more than 50 years in the Champaign County Bar” – a great topic – I also have learned that he will be joined by Charlie Palmer, George Miller and “The Thies Brothers” in a roast of President John Gadau. While you may not want to miss this, perhaps I should.
As you know, recent polling indicates people do not trust lawyers. Guess what. Neither do I. Notwithstanding the hard core mendacity occurring behind our backs, I still urge each of you and a guest to attend this year’s dinner. Forgetting the roast, we can still have a great time before dinner, a great dinner and a great dinner after listening to a few minutes of lies.
Needing all the friends I can muster, I hope each of you will promptly return your reservation form which is attached hereto. The earlier you register the better. The Country Club has set April 23, 2010 as a deadline for reserving the dinner of your choice.