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NCBP BAR PRESIDENT for November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018   (0 Comments)
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NCBP Fellows Award – Nominate an Outstanding Bar Leader

NCBP established the NCBP Fellows Award at its 2005 annual meeting to honor an outstanding past president of a bar association and is presently accepting nominations for the 2019 NCBP Fellows Award. NCBP will present the Award on Friday, January 25,2019 at the NCBP Joint Awards Luncheon, held during the 2019 NCBP Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. Review the nominating procedure and nominate a colleague today!

2019 ABA BLI Scholarships Available...On behalf of Pamila J. Brown, chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services, the Division for Bar Services is pleased to announce that they are making three scholarships available for the next ABA Bar Leadership Institute (March 13-15, 2019). The scholarships are intended for presidents-elect and other upcoming bar leaders. In addition, the National Association of Bar Executives is generously funding a fourth scholarship, which will be earmarked for an executive director who is a NABE member. Each scholarship consists of a registration fee waiver and a $500 reimbursement of travel expenses.


  She Created MothersEsquire: To Help Support Lawyers Who Are Mothers...Women represent at least 50 percent of students in law school, but over time, the representation of women in the legal field drops off sharply. When NCBP Leader Michelle Browning Coughlin started her law career, she already had two daughters — an infant and a toddler. She couldn’t help but think the pressure was why there was so much attrition. Read more in Today’s Woman.


ABA Requests State and Local Bars’ Help to Curb FDCPA Lawsuits, CFPB Rules Targeting Attorneys...On October 24, the ABA sent a Legislative Action Alert to state and local bar leaders asking them to write their Members of Congress and express support for H.R. 5082, the “Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act.” The bipartisan legislation, approved by the House Financial Services Committee last March, would help restore traditional state court regulation and oversight of the legal profession by exempting creditor attorneys engaged in litigation from liability under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and from burdensome Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations. The House may vote on the measure as early as mid-November. The ABA action alert, Fact Sheet, and Sample Bar Letter to Representatives are available on the ABA's FDCPA Reform web page. If you have any questions, please contact Larson Frisby in the ABA Governmental Affairs Office at (202) 662-1098 or larson.frisby@americanbar.org


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