Last Saturday, I took office as secretary of the State Bar of Georgia, having been elected by a comfortable margin in a statewide Bar election. Other than taking roll and asking approval of minutes at meetings of the Board of Governors, the duties of the secretary are loosely defined.  For the next year I will assist the other officers as requested, work more or less informally with several Bar committees to move forward upgrades in practices, procedures and ethics rules, an immerse myself in learning all there is to know about the Bar’s finances. If things follow the typical pattern, the next four or five years should be very interesting.