Nominate a Bar Leader for the 2020 NCBP Fellows Award
The National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP) is currently accepting nominations for the 2020 NCBP Fellows Award, established in 2005 to honor an outstanding past president of a bar association. NCBP will present the Award on Friday, February 14, 2020, at the NCBP Midyear Meeting in Austin, TX. Review the nomination process here and nominate a bar leader now. All submissions must be received by Monday, November 25, 2019.
Beyond the Ballot Box...The ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security recently collaborated with the Center for Strategic & International Studies, a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to providing strategic insights and policy solutions to help decision makers chart a course toward a better world, to create "Beyond the Ballot Box - How the Kremlin Works to Undermine the U.S. Justice System." The reportdescribes the nature of the presumed Russian threat to undermine the appeal of democracy, and proposes measures for countering it. Bar associations are encouraged to review this report and determine what actions they can take in light of the reports' findings.
Commentary from Utah: Momentum is building to fix our legal system. Let’s seize it...We like to say we are all equal under the law. And in terms of our rights, that may be true, but it’s flat wrong when it comes to access to justice. What unites people, from poor to upper-middle class, is the fact that the vast majority muddle through all of this without any legal help. A recent op-ed piece in The Salt Lake Tribune byJustice Deno Himonas, Gillian Hadfield and John Lund, makes the case for legal reform not just in Utah, but around the country, by answering the question, "Why in a world with so much law do so few have access to affordable legal help?" Read more in The Salt Lake Tribune.
Bar Associations Must Invest in Millennial Lawyers To Survive...Belonging to a bar association used to be a tradition and a privilege. Years ago, becoming an attorney almost automatically meant joining the bar association. It was the norm. Getting new members has always been a challenge. But, getting the millennial newly admitted attorneys to join the bar association is taking that challenge to a whole new level. Read more in The New York Law Journal.