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NCBP 2016 Midyear Meeting Program Preview - Charting Your Course

All events take place at thMarriott Marquis San Diego Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, California, unless otherwise noted below. 

Program times, titles and descriptions are subject to change. Stay tuned for speakers and room locations!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

7:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
NABE/NCBP/NCBF Joint Registration
Marina Registration
Registration will be closed for lunch from 12:50 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

 

7:30 A.M. - 8:30 A.M.

NCBP 21st Century Lawyer Committee Meeting

Miramar, Level 3

 

7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.

NCBP Finance & Investment Committee Meeting

Del Mar, Level 3

 

8:30 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.

NCBP Sponsorship Committee Meeting

Miramar, Level 3

 

9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

NCBP Membership Committee Meeting

Encinitas, Level 3

 

9:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

NCBP Diversity & Inclusion Committee Meeting

Miramar, Level 3

 

10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

NCBP Communications Committee Meeting

Encinitas, Level 3

 

10:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

NCBP Program Committee Meeting

Del Mar, Level 3


1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
NCBP Executive Council Meeting
Catalina, Level 4

2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
MBC Executive Committee Meeting
Newport Beach, Level 4

4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
NCBP Diversity Committee Gathering
Cardiff/Carlsbad, Level 3
By Invitation Only.

5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
NCBP /MBC Welcome Reception
Bayside, Level 1
Welcome to all NCBP, NABE Joint Meeting and NCBF attendees! Come greet old and new friends alike and enjoy light refreshments before your night on the town in San Diego. All NCBP, NABE Joint Meeting and NCBF registrants will receive two drink tickets; a cash bar is available for all additional beverages and for guests.
Sponsored by LexisNexis

7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
NCBP Executive Council Alumni and Past Presidents Dinner
Seasons 52, 789 W Harbor Dr., Suite #134, San Diego, CA, 92101, (619) 702-0052
Advance reservations are required to attend the NCBP Executive Council Dinner.
Sponsored by LexisNexis

7:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.
MBC Executive Committee Dinner
1500 Ocean, Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA, 92118, (619) 522-8490
Advance reservations are required to attend the MBC Dinner.
Sponsored by Insurance Specialists, Inc.

Friday, February 5, 2016

7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
NABE/NCBP/NCBF Joint Registration
Marina Registration, Level 3
Registration will be closed for lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


7:15 A.M. – 8:15 A.M.
First Timers Breakfast
Marina G, Level 3
If this is your first NCBP meeting, then this is the breakfast you want to attend. Meet with NCBP leaders to learn about the organization and opportunities for active involvement. Get to know your colleagues in leadership positions at their respective bar associations. Breakfast is available at 7:15 a.m., and the program begins at 7:45 a.m.

7:30 A.M. – 8:20 A.M.
General Breakfast
Marina DE, Level 3
For all NCBP registrants (except NCBP first-timers and their buddies, who should attend the First-timers breakfast), NCBF registrants and NABE Joint Meeting registrants. Enjoy coffee and a continental breakfast with your bar leader colleagues from around the country. The introduction of the 2016 NCBP Fellows Award will follow breakfast.

8:20 A.M. – 8:40 A.M.
Welcome, Introductions and Presentation of NCBP Fellows Award
Marina DE, Level 3
NCBP President Lanneau "Lanny" Lambert, Jr. will welcome attendees along with his fellow organization leaders and our host city/state bar representatives. Lanny will also introduce the 2016 NCBP Fellows Award recipient.
SPEAKERS
Lanneau W. Lambert, Jr., Columbia, SC, Past President, South Carolina Bar and NCBP President
Nancy Roberson, Charlotte, NC, Executive Director, Mecklenburg County Bar and NABE President
Leonard Pataki, Tulsa, OK, Vice President and General Counsel, Sheehan Pipe Line Construction Co., and NCBF President
David J. Pasternak, Los Angeles, CA, President, The State Bar of California
Heather S . Riley, San Diego, CA, President, SanDiego County Bar Association
Brian Funk, San Diego, CA, President, San Diego County Bar Foundation

8:30 A.M. - 9:50 A.M.
Friday Morning Plenary - The Legal Profession: Where Are We?
Marina DE, Level 3
The traditional lawyer career path – law school graduate to law firm associate to law firm partner – is becoming less traditional, as fewer law school graduates land jobs in firms, and the law firm model itself is less reliable. William Henderson has been nationally recognized as a leading voice on changes in the legal profession. His observations, as well as challenges, will set the stage for the conference and ignite critical dialogue for bar leaders now and into the future.
MODERATOR
Christine H. Hickey, Indianapolis, IN, Past President, Indianapolis Bar Association
SPEAKER
William Henderson, Bloomington, IN, Professor of Law and Val Nolan Faculty Fellow, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

9:50 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
Transfer Break

10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
First Session of Joint Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 1A – Challenges for Unified State Bars

Marina F, Level 3
Developments impacting unified state bars continue to hold our attention.  Join us for up-dates on legislative actions, court settlements, and a pending lawsuit that portends major disruption for the foundation on which unified bars are built. And let us know what’s happening in your jurisdiction.
MODERATOR
Gwynne Young, Tampa, FL, Past President, The Florida Bar
SPEAKERS
Ronald L . Gibson, Charlotte, NC, Past President, North Carolina State Bar
Robin L. Haynes, Spokane Valley, WA, President-elect, Washington State Bar Association
John W . Nields, Washington, DC, Past President, The District of Columbia Bar

Workshop 2A - How to Raise the Bar Through Online Communities And Personal Relationships
Cardiff/Carlsbad, Level 3
In today’s busy climate, how can your bar accomplish more, but still maintain personal connections? In this lively panel discussion, hear from an all-virtual bar, a traditional bar, and a young lawyer bar leader to find out how your bar can really use today’s “virtual connections” – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, email, webinars - we’ve all come to rely on with the ever-important personal networking opportunities members still long for.
MODERATOR
Kathleen D. Wilkinson, Philadelphia, PA, Past President, Philadelphia Bar Association
SPEAKERS
Josie Beets, Alexandria, VA, , Military Spouse JD Network
Lowell Brown, Austin, TX, Communications Division Director, State Bar of Texas
Autumn Ronda, Los Angeles, CA, Past President, Beverly Hills Bar Association

Workshop 3A - Getting in Rhythm: Making Health and Wellness a Priority for Your Members

Balboa/Mission Hills, Level 3
Are you ready to shake things up? This program will help Bar leaders navigate the best practices to make health wellness and life balance priorities for themselves and their members, while helping to leverage strategic relationships in the health and wellness communities. It is a must attend to ensure that you get the most out of your role and so you can take your members to the next level.
MODERATOR
Michael R. Freed, Jacksonville, FL, Past President, Jacksonville Bar Association
SPEAKERS
Hon. Pamila Brown, Ellicott City, MD, Past President, Bar Association of Baltimore City
Giselle Carson, Jacksonville, FL, President, Jacksonville Bar Association
Alice F. Paylor, Charleston, SC, Past President, South Carolina Bar

Workshop 4A (MBC) -
From Surviving to Thriving: Practice Readiness for New Lawyer
Point Loma/Solana, Level 1
Moving from “the study of law” to the “practice of law” can be daunting for new lawyers. Metro bars are in a unique position to help with this transition, whether through mentoring programs, creating connections with court personnel, or providing professional development. Hear from three metro bars that have practice readiness programs your bar can adapt right now to help new lawyers.
MODERATOR
John F . Kautzman, Indianapolis, IN, Past President, Indianapolis Bar Association
SPEAKERS
Lisa Arrowood, Boston, MA, President, Boston Bar Association
Darrel Papillion, Baton Rouge, LA, Immediate Past President, Baton Rouge Bar Association
Matthew A . Passen, Chicago, IL, Chair, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section

Workshop 5A (NCBF) - Change the Story, Change the World (Part 1)
Santa Rosa, Level 1
Your Board of Directors is your lifeblood to the community, but is often disengaged or unclear about their role. The world is moving faster and how we do business is changing. Boards must balance agility with a focused strategy in order to maximize their mission. In this action-packed session discover how to apply the Impact Triangle formula.
SPEAKER
Cindi Phallen, San Diego, CA, President, Create Possibility

11:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Sponsor Networking and Appreciation Break
Marina Foyer, Level 3
Take a refreshment break and learn about the products and services offered by our generous sponsors.

11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Second Session of Joint Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 1B - The Outsourcing and Job Bidding of Legal Work
Cardiff/Carlsbad, Level 3
In our global world, it is common practice to outsource work and promote job bidding, even among law firms.  So how does this work in the legal industry?  What are the legal and ethical issues surrounding outsourcing, within the United Sates, across borders, and overseas?What advice should bar associations be providing their members? Our experienced panelists will discuss what the rules do and don’t allow, and the consumer protection issues involved, including cyber security of confidential client information.
MODERATOR
Rew R. Goodenow, Reno, NV, Past President, State Bar of Nevada
SPEAKERS
Deirdre Oren Byrne, New York, NY, Global Business Unit Head, Offshore Delivery, Integreon
Matt Samuelson, Denver, CO, Chief Deputy Regulation Counsel, Colorado Supreme Court
Lynda Shely, Scottsdale, AZ, President, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers

Workshop 2B - Leveraging Technology to Address Unmet Legal Needs
Marina F, Level 3

How is the legal profession capitalizing on innovative technology right now to meet the needs of moderate income clients? Whether it’s providing an online directory of lawyers, sup-porting self-help centers in conjunction with the courts, or creating online legal triage help for potential clients, the application of technology tools can increase access as well as efficiencies. Join us to learn how some programs are addressing the public’s need for solutions to their legal problems, and how you can implement similar approaches in your communities.
MODERATOR
Nathan D. Alder, Salt Lake City, UT, Past President, Utah State Bar
SPEAKERS
Bonnie Rose Hough, San Francisco, CA, Managing Attorney, California Administrative Office of the Court’s (AOC) Center for Families, Children & the Courts

Ed Marks, Albuquerque, NM, Executive Director, New Mexico Legal Aid, Inc.
Janet Welch, Lansing, MI, Executive Director, State Bar of Michigan


Workshop 3B - Member Mobilization: Engagement Strategies for Your Bar

Balboa/Mission Hills, Level 3
We’ve all seen the statistics about millennials not being joiners. But what if it’s not about just joining, but actually being engaged in your bar? Simply sending out a welcome packet and asking members to go to your website isn’t enough anymore. Hear from bar leaders who’ve created a community within their bar and mobilized their members with engagement programs that work.
MODERATOR
John Rubiner, Los Angeles, CA, Past President, Beverly Hills Bar Association
SPEAKERS
David A. Blaner, Pittsburgh, PA, Executive Director, Allegheny County Bar Association
Cynthia D. Mares, Littleton, CO, Past President, NHBA
Ellen Miller-Sharp, San Diego, CA, Executive Director, San Diego County Bar Association

Workshop 4B (MBC) - The Graying of the Profession

Point Loma/Solana, Level 1
Studies show that the age of the average bar member is older than in decades past. As the profession grays, a host of issues come to the forefront: how to engage seasoned members; what do when there are cognitive or memory difficulites; changing priorities for aging lawyers; etc. Join this discussion of what your bar association can do to address the needs of more mature members.
MODERATOR
Daniel A . Cotter, Chicago, IL, Past President, Chicago Bar Association and Member, NCBP Executive Council
SPEAKERS
Louraine C. Arkfeld, Tempe, AZ, Chair, ABA Senior Lawyer Division
Dean J . Zipser, Irvine, CA, Former Chair, Orange County Bar Association Masters Division
Co-sponsored by the ABA Senior Lawyers Division

Workshop 5B (NCBF) - Change the Story, Change the World (Part 2)
Santa Rosa, Level 1
Your Board of Directors is your lifeblood to the community, but is often disengaged or unclear about their role. The world is moving faster and how we do business is changing. Boards must balance agility with a focused strategy in order to maximize their mission. In this action-packed session discover how to apply the Impact Triangle formula.
SPEAKER
Cindi Phallen, San Diego, CA, President, Create Possibility

12:30 P.M. - 1:50 P.M.
Diversity Forum and Lunch: Unconscious Bias
Marina DE, Level 3
Even if we don’t know we’re doing it, unconscious biases influence everything from hiring decisions to promotions to everyday interactions with colleagues. Unfortunately, many in today’s world believe biases no longer exist and any inequality is a result of different individuals’ capabilities, commitment and choices. This interactive luncheon will allow you to engage in discussions and hear from three implicit bias experts on how your bar can make a stronger commitment to equal opportunity.
MODERATOR
Aurora Austriaco, Chicago, IL, Past President, The Chicago Bar Association
SPEAKERS
Kimberly Papillon, Oakland, CA, Senior Education Specialist, California Judicial Council's Administrative Office of the Courts in the Education Division
Wendy Shiba, Encina, CA, Past President, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, member, Diversity & Inclusion 360 Commission

1:50 P.M. - 2:20 P.M.
Sponsor Networking and Appreciation Break
Marina Foyer, Level 3
Join us in the sponsor area for some dessert and your final chance to visit with our sponsors and learn about their services and resources. All luncheon guests are invited to participate. This is your last chance to enter for raffle prizes – raffle winners will be announced either before the Friday Afternoon Plenary or before the Saturday Morning Plenary.

2:20 P.M. - 3:20 P.M.
Friday Afternoon Plenary – The Future of Legal Education: A Conversation with Law School Deans and Bar Leaders – Young and “Seasoned”
Marina DE, Level 3
Join us for an interactive discussion on key topics related to legal education, including alternatives to traditional law school models, the practice readiness of new lawyers, and ways to reduce the cost of law school and law school debt.
MODERATOR
Scott Chinn, Indianapolis, IN, Past President, Indianopolis Bar Association and Member, NCBP Executive Council
SPEAKRS
Johnathan Cole, Nashville, TN, Past President, Nashville Bar Association and President-elect, NCBP
Lacy L . Durham, Dallas, TX, Chair, ABA Young Lawyers Division
Rachel F . Moran, Los Angeles, CA, Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law and Dean Emerita, UCLA School of Law


3:20 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Transfer Break

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Metro Bar Roundtables - In Vino Veritas and More
Marina Ballroom D, Level 3
Join the Metropolitan Bar Caucus for an interactive roundtable discussion on the current issues and proposed solutions to metro bar concerns. Bring your ideas for how metro bars can shape the future for bar leaders and the legal profession.

3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
State Bar Roundtables
Marina DE, Level 3
Join bar leaders from around the country to brainstorm ideas, get advice and share your stories on issues for which there is no easy answer. Gain practical take-aways during this time to talk with other state bar leaders.

4:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

MBC Executive Committee Meeting
La Costa, Level 4

5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
NABE/NCBP/NCBF Joint Reception
Pool Patio
Top off the day by the pool with this opportunity to relax and share conversation with fellow Midyear Meeting attendees. NCBP and NABE joint registration includes a ticket to this poolside patio event to enjoy drinks and light hors d'oeuvres. Others can purchase at the NABE/NCBP/NCBF registration desk.
Sponsored by LexisNexis

Saturday, February 6

7:30 A.M. -11:00 A.M.
NABE/NCBP/NCBF Joint Registration
Marina Registration, Level 3

8:00 A.M. - 9:10 A.M.
NCBP Breakfast and Discussions
Marina DE, Level 3
Join other bar leaders for a breakfast discussion about how bars can address issues of the future.
Sponsored by Rimkus Consulting Group

9:10 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.
ABA Law Day and Louis M. Brown Awards and Introduction of Sponsors
Marina DE, Level 3
This awards presentation will feature presentations to individuals, bar associations and other law-related entities for their work in support of the organized bar, the profession and the public. The ABA Law Day Awards highlight the best programs that promote public understanding of law and integrate the 2015 Law Day theme, “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.” The Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access honors programs and projects dedicated to matching the unmet legal needs of the middle class with lawyers who provide affordable legal information, services and representation. Audience members will also hear from NCBP sponsors.

9:30 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.
ABA President Speaks
Marina DE, Level 3
SPEAKER
Paulette Brown, Morristown, NJ, President, American Bar Association

9:45 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.
Saturday Morning Plenary - Where Are We Going and How Do We Get There?
Marina DE, Level 3
Years of research have shown that roughly only fifteen percent of the U.S. can afford legal services when they need it. Should legal services be available to only those who can afford it? How do we promote access to justice for the other eight-five percent without giving up the pillars of the profession? Here from leaders who are finding solutions, rather than waiting to have a solution thrust upon them – solutions that may not be in the best interest of the profession.
MODERATOR
Carl D. Smallwood, Columbus, OH, Past President, Columbus Bar Association and Past President, NCBP
SPEAKERS
Gillian Hadfield, Los Angeles, CA, Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, University of Southern California
George T. "Buck" Lewis, Memphis, TN, Past President, Tennessee Bar Association, and Member, ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service
David Miranda, Albany, NY, President, New York State Bar
Andrew Perlman, Boston, MA, Dean & Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School

11:15 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Wrap Up
Marina DE, Level 3
Here last minute announcements from President Lambert before the 2016 NCBP Midyear Meeting wraps up.