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NCBP BAR PRESIDENT for December 5, 2018

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January NCBP 21st Century Lawyer:
The Janus Rule - What Comes Next for Unified Bars?


In June of 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided in Janus vs. AFSCME, that public employees do not have to pay fees to unions to cover the costs of collective bargaining; a decision that individual lawyers in states where bar membership is mandatory were watching closely. Join two veteran bar leaders from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. eastern time on Monday, January 7, 2019, during this discussion of the state of the unified bar since the Janus decision. Register now.

DBS Launches Board Catalyst Series...The ABA Division for Bar Services has launched a new webinar series focusing on training for bar governing bodies. Called Board Catalyst, the new program series focuses on advanced governance training, and features experts on topics such as transformations in governance, trends in the legal profession, and building board capacity. The next session, Critical Issues for Boards in 2019, will take place December 12. Executive directors of bar associations may register for individual programs, or may subscribe to all five webinars held during the 2018-2019 season for a discounted price. Registration provides the entire bar association board with live and on-demand access to the webinars for which your register. For more information contact Joanne O'Reilly at, 312-988-5348.

  Breastfeeding Accommodations for Nursing Lawyer-Moms Still Disappointing...Although the Affordable Care Act in 2010 required employers to provide a private place and break time for nursing mothers who are hourly, it doesn’t apply to lawyers on salary, noted Liz Morris, whose work as deputy director at the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law focuses on gender equity and workers’ rights for pregnant and breastfeeding moms. MothersEsquire, a group with 3,000 lawyer-moms spread around the nation, is working to improve workplace conditions. Read more in

NAPABA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment to all of its events...In fact, all registrants at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association events must agree to its sexual harassment policy as part of the group's registration process. New at its 2018 Convention in November, the group limited alcohol provided at the event, providing more food and only one drink ticket at each reception to redeem for beer or wine. After that, only non-alcoholic beverages were available. Read more about the NAPABA policy


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