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NCBP Bar President for May 5, 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Teresa Peavy
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Calling all bar leaders who want to continue to give back to the bar community. Requests for committee appointments for the 2020-2021 volunteer year are now available, and nominations are open for five 2020-2023 NCBP Council position and 2020-21 NCBP Secretary. Committee positions and Council seats are open to current and past elected officers from general purpose and special focus bar associations at the state, local (any size), and national level. Officers of Canadian bars are also eligible to apply. Nominate yourself or another bar leader before the deadline of June 10, 2020. Sign up anytime for a 2020-21 Committee position.

 NCBP Joins with ABA Division for Bar Services for Virtual Governance Webinar...NCBP is teaming up with the ABA Division for Bar Services to bring a timely webinar to bar leaders: The Politics of Muting Your Mic - Virtual Governance Do's and Don'ts, on Wednesday, May 20, at 10:00 a.m. central time. This session will tackle all of the governance issues that now have to be handled remotely – elections, voting on board and House of Delegates matters, bylaws changes, security issues and more. This webinar is free, but you must register in advance. Register Now!

 NCBP Virtual Annual Meeting...The National Conference of Bar Presidents Annual Meeting has always been an opportunity for bar leaders from around the country and the world to come together to share lessons learned, brainstorm new ideas, connect with friends, and meet new bar leaders. But because of COVID-19, the NCBP Council voted last week (April 30) to align with the ABA and the National Association of Bar Executives to shift the 2020 NCBP Annual Meeting to an online virtual meeting. While we will not meet in person this summer in Chicago, we will still find a way to gather and share ideas. View the Annual Meeting page and stay tuned for more information to come.

Bar Board Commitment to Equty...According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), African Americans comprise 13 percent of the nation’s population, but 33 percent of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 nationwide. This development is largely the result of wide, persistent racial wealth and health gaps, and this pandemic has brought to bear the basic imbalances that are negatively impacting the everyday lives of the poor and people of color. Bar associations have a responsibility to prioritize equity now more than ever. Read how bars can commit to board equity. And, in honor of #GivingTuesdayNow, see how the New York City Bar Diversity Committee is committed to preserve the legal pipeline, even in this time of crisis.

We want to hear from you as you lead your bar during the pandemic. What are you seeing? What help do you need? Are there resources you have found that you think would be helpful to other bar leaders?

NCBP is the place to share. Please, check out:

NCBP's Forum Page, and fill out this survey to let us know what help you need, and to share your resources with others.




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