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NCBP News 2016 Winter Issue

Thursday, February 4, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Welcome to San Diego...

NCBP 2016 Midyear Meeting

Today and tomorrow, (February 4-6), bar leaders from across the country will gather at the Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego to attend the NCBP 2016 Midyear Meeting. This year's conference is filled with insightful sessions and to help you make the most of your stay, NCBP Communications Committee member and "foodie," John Locallo, has compiled some helpful information on where to get some tasty bites during your visit below.

San Diego: Let's Taco 'bout Burritos
By: John Locallo, NCBP Communications Committee Member
San Diego is replete with wonderful restaurants with fabulous cuisine. During our busy NCBP meetings, sometimes you only have time for a quick bite to eat. Instead of grabbing that hotel turkey sandwich shrink-wrapped in cellophane, take a quick walk and experience a couple of the epicurean delicacies enjoyed by locals- the San Diego style burrito and the fish taco...

In addition to John's recommendations above, please also check out the San Diego restaurant guide brought to you by a few locals at the State Bar of California.

More information about the 2016 Midyear Meeting is available here. Also, please enjoy the other articles in this issue!

ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services: Resolution 105

At its mid-year meeting in February, The American Bar Association House of Delegates is slated to consider Resolution 105, which is a product of the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services. This resolution would provide for the adoption of certain regulatory objectives and calls upon the ABA to urge that each state’s highest court, and those of each territory and tribe, be guided by these regulatory objectives when they assess the court’s existing regulatory framework and any other regulations they may choose to develop concerning non-traditional legal service providers.

The following articles have been provided to you concerning resolution 105. Neither reflects the view of NCBP. Both are provided to you as a matter of information and review for NCBP membership.

New Jersey's Opposition to the Model Regulatory Objectives
By: Miles S. Winder and David Wolf

Adopting Regulatory Objectives for the Legal Profession
By: Laurel S. Terry, Steve Mark, Tahilia Gordon

Consider Including a Philanthropy Project in Your Presidential Agenda

By: John Thies, NCBP Communications Chair

Two goals that every bar president should have are: engaging your members and communicating positive message about the legal profession to the public. Including a philanthropy project in your presidential agenda can help you achieve both! Find out how...

IAALS Report: Turning Law Students into Lawyers

At the 2015 NCBP Annual Meeting Plenary Session: A Changing Legal Landscape: Responses from the Legal Community, NCBP attendees were provided greater insight into what role the bar association can play in bridging the gap between law school to practice, or practice to practice, to prepare 21st century lawyers. Now a new report from IAALS's Alli Gerkman, evaluates the success of a New Hampshire Law School honors program collaboration that may serve as a model for law schools, educators and jurisdictions. Please follow this link to view the report.

ABA 2016 Law Day - Miranda: More than Words

In 2016, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the nation’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. The Miranda Warning has become ingrained in law enforcement and has permeated popular consciousness through countless recitations in films and television shows. Yet Miranda is only part of the story when it comes to the procedures for ensuring justice. The 2016 ABA Law Day theme — Miranda: More than Words — will explore the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty. More information is available here on the ABA website.

Save the Date for the NCBP 21st Century Lawyer Sessions

If you haven't participated in the NCBP 21st Century Lawyer sessions yet, then mark your calendars for the upcoming session dates listed below. More information about the virtual webinar sessions and session recordings are available here on the NCBP website.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Topic: Metropolitan Bar Issues
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

There is Still Time to Register for BLI

Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services (SCOBAS) and the Division for Bar Services, the ABA Bar Leadership Institute is a premiere program for developing the skills and substantive grounding for leading a bar association with inspiration, insight and innovation. If you haven't registered for the 2016 ABA BLI (March 16-18 in Chicago, IL) yet, there is still time. Please follow this link for more information.
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