2017-2018 Diversity Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to the following individuals who were named NCBP Diversity Scholars for 2017-2018:
||South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA)
||Women Lawyers of Utah
||National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
||George W. Crawford Black Bar Association
||Detroit Bar Association
||The Florida Government Bar Association
||Marion County Bar Association (Indianapolis)
||Black Women Lawyers' Association of Michigan
||Arizona Women Lawyers Association
||National Bar Association
The goal of the NCBP Diversity & Inclusion Committee is to strengthen the alliance between associations of all kinds where information is shared and cooperation is enhanced to the benefit of the organized bar, the profession, and society as a whole. Understanding that some bars may not have budgeted for participation in an NCBP Annual or Midyear Meeting, the NCBP Executive Council has established Diversity Scholarships, for the Annual and Midyear Meetings, in order to reach out to a broader range of bar leaders, including leaders of associations for lawyers of color, women attorneys, LGBT attorneys, lawyers with physical challenges, as well as smaller county and metro bar associations.
This scholarship includes the following benefits:
- Registration fee waiver for the NCBP Annual and Midyear Meetings (a $490 value per meeting for officers of nonmember bar associations)
- An additional stipend of up to $500 for travel expenses for each meeting.
- Inclusion in one or more NCBP Committees
- Free membership in NCBP for one year (unless the bar is already a member of NCBP)
By providing these benefits, the NCBP Diversity Scholars will be exposed to a wide-range of bar leaders, who can candidly share their successes and failures in their leadership roles and be available for open dialogue on all issues. Through this process, the Diversity Scholars will develop their own leadership style and learn how to put that style into action, as well as providing national networking opportunities with other bar leaders.