Counting Our Treasured Privileges

Read this inspired message from Paul Ray, CCBA President (’24).

By Paul C. Ray

Our January Communiqué contributing authors name five important things about their assigned topics the authors would like each reader to know. Here are my five things.

First, counting our blessings or reasons to have gratitude is my starting point. I’m grateful for God, family, and country, to borrow from one of my favorite writers and leaders of the past, Ezra Taft Benson. To be more specific, I am grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My family means everything to me—my wife, children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, and extended family. Practicing law in Southern Nevada also counts among my most treasured privileges. What are your treasured privileges?

Second, I hope you enjoy your involvement in the Clark County Bar Association. Some of my favorite CCBA activities are our signature events: Meet Your Judges, the 40-Year Club, Meet Your Law Students, and luncheons with legal officers of community leaders like the Golden Knights, the Raiders, Boyd Law School, and the City of Las Vegas. You may like participating with one of the committees, like publications; CLE; community service; and diversity, and inclusion committee for equity. What are your favorite CCBA memories?

Third, I like taking things like CCBA activities at my own pace. Enjoying the moment can be the most important thing for us to do today.

Fourth, caring for our well-being is critical. If we may help you, or if you have a question or suggestion for improvement of CCBA activities, please let me know.

Fifth, if you enjoy any of your CCBA activities, invite a friend next time to join us. We need their input, their service, and their talents as well.

This promises to be an exciting new year for me as I begin serving as the 2024 Clark County Bar Association President. My top goal is for you to enjoy your CCBA membership.

About the author

Paul C. Ray has practiced business and real estate litigation and appeals for 32 years. He is with the law firm of Paul C. Ray, Chtd. Paul serves as CCBA President through December 31, 2024.

About the article

This article was originally published in the Communiqué (Jan. 2024), the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association. See https://clarkcountybar.org/about/member-benefits/communique-2024/communique-jan-2024/.

© 2024 Clark County Bar Association (CCBA). All rights reserved. No reproduction of any portion of this issue is allowed without written permission from the publisher. Editorial policy available upon request.

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