2020 NCBP Virtual Annual Meeting Registration Now Open!
Just because we can't meet in person, it doesn't mean we can't still learn, network and have some fun together at the first NABE and NCBP Virtual Annual Meeting this summer! You are invited to join us for this exciting opportunity scheduled for August 24-27, 2020, where we can be Better Together. NCBP is transforming programming and networking into an online space that will allow you to connect with your peers. The virtual meeting will feature a variety of programming including plenaries, breakout sessions and even time to socialize with attendees, speakers and sponsors. Let's learn together...Register now! #NCBPbettertogether.
Juneteenth Celebrations Across the Country...On June 19, 1865, Civil War Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free, two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had been enacted. NCBP is proud to celebrate this day of freedom. Read some of the activities from bar leaders around the country in celebration, including from the Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association (GWAC) and a statement from Connecticut State Bar President Ndidi Moses. NCBP Council Member Suntrease Willilams-Maynard and her family have created the Maynard 4 Foundation, and with Juneteenth 2020, has taken a family approach to community service.
Join the Legal Community in Confronting Social Injustice...The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) have begun a 21-day quest to explore and deepen their awareness and engagement in issues of racial equity, with recommended readings every day. The challenge started on June 17, 2020, with a New York Times 2019 article by Nikole Hannah-Jones, America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One. NCBP has shared the 21-day challenge, as well as other resources and bar statements on social injustice on its website, and encourages state, local and specialty bars to continue providing stories and resources on this issue.
A Crisis is the Perfect Time to Revamp Your Bar...There's no doubt that 2020 has brought its share of challenges to the organized bar, as it has to hundreds of associations across the country. But a crisis may be the perfect opportunity to review your policies and procedures to see if there is a better way to operate, says Paula Goedert, a partner at Barnes and Thornburg, LLC and their Chair of Associations and Foundations group. "Even the most die-hard supporters of expansive governance will have to admit that more flexibility is necessary to face a crisis, and we don’t know how long this crisis will continue." Read more in her June 17 article for the American Society of Association Executives.
We know 2020 has been an unprecedented year. Are there resources you'd like to see to help you be a better bar leader? Do you have resources you'd like to share with other bar leaders? Please share your thoughts, ideas and programs with NCBP by completing this survey.