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NCBP Midyear Meeting Preview

If you’re traveling to Miami this week to attend the 2017 NCBP Midyear Meeting, there’s lots to look forward to! There is a pre-meeting bonus workshop on Thursday afternoon on social media; a thought-provoking opening plenary on how to deal with flashpoints in your community; a meaningful lunch plenary on mindfulness for bar leaders; a captivating Diversity Forum on gender bias; ten workshops on cutting edge technology issues, "wow" membership ideas, building the capacity of the bar and more; an essential Saturday morning plenary on becoming a groundbreaker in tomorrow’s innovations; and lots of time for networking with two receptions and roundtable discussions. See the full program for this exciting event here!

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American Bar Foundation Access to Justice Brief...Many in the United States who need assistance handling civil justice issues do not obtain it; some call this an “access to justice crisis." Emerging strategies for responding include new “roles beyond lawyers”—people who are not fully trained and qualified attorneys but who are authorized to do some of the work that traditionally only licensed lawyers have been able to do, such as giving legal advice to members of the public. Read more in the ABF Brief.

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