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NCBP News Summer Issue Vol. 4

Friday, June 19, 2015   (0 Comments)
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In this Issue: 2015 Annual Meeting; Committees; Fellows Award Recipient; Managing Your Message; Clemency Project 2014; Membership Dues; NNABA Releases Study.
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NCBP Headed to Sweet Home Chicago for Annual

NCBP members and leaders from bar associations from across the country are headed to the Windy City for the NCBP 2015 Annual Meeting. This year's meeting is July 30 - August 1 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago and is packed with programming sure to improve your leadership skills. Please follow this link for a preview of the program and event offerings.

Registration is still open, so register now, and if you're already registered - great! Because the members of the NCBP Communications Committee want to help you make the most of your trip. Below are two articles that provide helpful advice if you plan to bring the family along, or would like to experience Chicago night-life like a local. Come on, let's go to sweet home Chicago!

Chicago's for the Kids Too
By Tom Elligett, NCBP Communications Committee Member

Take a Plunge into Chicago's Dive Bars
By John Locallo, NCBP Communications Committee Chair

Be Part of the Action - Join a Committee!

President-elect Lanny Lambert is preparing for his upcoming year and wants you to be part of the action by serving on one of the NCBP Standing Committees for 2015-16. Committee members serve one-year terms starting in August 2015. Contribute your expertise and keep the NCBP moving - follow this link to view the list of committees and sign up to volunteer before June 30.

And the Fellows Award Goes To...

Congratulations to William G. Paul, who took the stage at the NCBP 2015 Midyear Meeting this past February to accept the 2015 Fellows Award during the Joint Awards Luncheon. William's reputation as a pillar of the community precedes him and the award is well-deserved, as he has served as president of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the American Bar Association, as well as the American Bar Endowment, the Oklahoma County Bar Association and the National Conference of Bar Presidents. If you missed the luncheon you're in luck, we're sharing his speech and you can read it here. For more information about William and other award recipients follow this link to view the brochure.

Don't Let Your Membership Lapse - Renew Now!

Have you renewed your 2015 NCBP Fellows or Association dues yet? If not, there's still time. NCBP Sustaining, Life, and Sustaining Life Fellows and Associations that renew by June 26 will be listed in the 2015 Annual Meeting program.

Follow the Fellows or Association links to view the current list of members. Contact Steve Jones, NCBP Membership Coordinator at for questions about joining or renewing.

Managing Your Message

By John Thies, NCBP Executive Council Member

As you prepare for your year as a bar president, it is important that you develop a plan that identifies your areas of focus and spreads them out across the entire year. In this article, NCBP Executive Council Member John Thies shares advice that will help you make the most of every day of your presidency. Read more...

CP14: A Voluntary Effort by the Nation's Bars

The Clemency Project 2014 (CP14), a working group comprised of lawyers and advocates, launched after former U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole asked the legal profession to provide pro bono assistance to federal prisoners who would likely have received a shorter sentenced if sentenced under current sentencing law and policy. CP14 is focused on delivering the best legal assistance possible to those seeking help, and is working with leaders from bar associations around the country. For more information about how you can get involved, visit

NNABA Releases One-of-a-Kind Study

The National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) and NNABA Foundation released the results of the first-of-its-kind research study on Native American Attorneys. The research is the only comprehensive research regarding Native American attorneys across all practice settings where each and every one of the over 500 survey respondents identified as Native American. For more information about the study please visit

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Share News About Your Association: Send news of awards, new programs, etc. for NCBP News to NCBP Staff Liaison Rebecca Green-Jablonsky at
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