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NCBP BAR PRESIDENT for September 5, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018   (0 Comments)
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ABA Law Day Theme Announced

 Law Day is held every year to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession. The theme for Law Day 2019 is "Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society," offering the opportunity to explore freedom of the press and freedom of speech by probing their history and considering their future. Should all speech be “free?” What is the role of government in regulating or protecting the press? Should speech or the press be constrained through laws or norms? Can a free society exist without free speech and free press? Read more about the history of Law Day, its important 2019 Theme, and how your bar can participate.

World Justice Project and ABA Join Forces for Joint Program...As current events raise concerns about the rule of law in the U.S., the World Justice Project was pleased to join the American Bar Association Division of Public Education and Criminal Justice Section during the ABA Annual Meeting to convene “America’s Criminal Justice System: Essential for the Rule of Law” to explore these trends with a particular focus on implications for the criminal justice system. The program, held August 4, 2018, in Chicago, can be seen here.

  MBC Donating $1,000 on Behalf of Bo Landrum...John W. "Bo" Landrum, 61, past president of the Metropolitan Bar Caucus, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. In honor of Bo's lifelong commitment to the organized bar, and metro bars in particular, the NCBP Metropolitan Bar Caucus Committee is collecting donations to benefit the Birmingham Bar Foundation. Bo served as the Executive Director of the Birmingham Bar Association from 2011-2018. Those interested in making a donation may do so here.

  Pensacola veterans struggle to pay for legal help in civil court cases...From child support hearings to eviction notices, many Florida veterans are left to fend for themselves when it comes to complicated legal issues. Read more in the Pensacola News Journal.



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