This is a terrific grant opportunity for your bar. Now in its third year, the ABE Opportunity Grants program provides direct support for needed ‘boots-on-the-ground’ initiatives and innovative projects. Since its 2017 inception, the ABE Opportunity Grants program has made – with the help of generous donations from lawyer members of the American Bar Association – a total of $640,815 in grants to 27 organizations in 15 states. The deadline to apply for a 2019 ABE Opportunity Grant is October 31, 2018. Successful grantees are expected to be announced on February 28, 2019. For information on how to apply for an ABE Opportunity Grant, visitwww.abendowment.org/about/opportunity.asp.
LawNext Episode 9: Bill Henderson On Changing The Non-Lawyer Ownership Rules...Should legal ethics rules be changed to allow non-lawyer ownership of legal services providers? Find out more onLawNext’s interview with Bill Henderson, one of the keynote panel members during NCBP’s 2018 Annual Meeting Saturday Morning Plenary.
The job is killing them: Family lawyers experience threats, violence...A series of surveys on violence against lawyers shows that family lawyers face disproportionate amounts of threats and violence compared to other lawyers. Read more inNCBP’s News & Press.
Immediate-past ABA President Bass will leave Greenberg Traurig to launch diversity institute...Immediate-past ABA President Hilarie Bass will leave her position as co-president of Greenberg Traurig at the end of the year to focus on a new institute she founded. Read more in the ABA Journal.