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Nominations Open for  NCBP Officer and Executive Council Positions

On behalf of the NCBP Nominating Committee, I invite you to apply for nomination to the NCBP Executive Council or to submit the name of a colleague who would be a good addition to the governing body of the NCBP. This page provides information on applications for five at-large seats for three-year terms beginning August 2017 and concluding August 2020.

Executive Council

The council serves as the governing board of the NCBP and is made up of fifteen at-large members (each serving a three-year term) and five officers. Terms are staggered so that five members rotate off the council each year. Council duties are listed below.

1. Council members are required to be a current dues-paying member of the NCBP either through individual membership in the NCBP Fellows (payable as past president) or, if a sitting president or president-elect, through their bar association’s organizational membership. Immediate past presidents who complete their presidencies after March 1, 2017, will be considered covered by their bar’s organizational membership for the purposes of the nomination process. Please contact Steve Jones at if you are uncertain of your current membership status.

2. Council members are required to attend three meetings each year - the NCBP Fall Council Meeting, the NCBP Midyear Meeting and the NCBP Annual Meeting. The 2017 Fall Council Meeting will be held September, in Indianapolis, IN. Other council meetings for the 2017-2018 year will be the NCBP Midyear Meeting in Vancouver, BC (February 1-3, 2018) and the NCBP Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL (August 2-4). The dates and locations of the meetings between 2017-2020 are below:

2017 NCBP Council Photo Saturday, August 12, 2017    New York, NY
2017 NCBP Fall Council Meeting October 13-14, 2017 Indianapolis, IN
2018 NCBP Midyear Meeting February 1-3, 2018 Vancouver, British Columbia
2018 NCBP Annual Meeting August 2-4, 2018 Chicago, IL
2018 NCBP Fall Council Meeting TBD, Sept. or Oct., 2018 Manchester, NH
2019 NCBP Midyear Meeting January 24-26, 2019 Las Vegas, NV
2019 NCBP Annual Meeting August 8-10, 2019 San Francisco, CA
2019 NCBP Fall Council Meeting TBD, Sept. or Oct., 2019 Salt Lake City, UT
2020 NCBP Midyear Meeting February 13-15, 2020 Austin, TX
2020 NCBP Annual Meeting August 6-8, 2020 Chicago, IL

3. Each council member will sit on and participate in the work of two to three NCBP committees. Committees meet via conference calls or internet meeting rooms 2-4 times between the annual and midyear meetings and council members will be expected to complete responsibilities as assigned to support the objectives of the organization. Assignments may include development of programming for annual and midyear meetings, solicitation of sponsors, membership recruitment, and development and implementation of member services. Individuals who are selected to chair a committee are responsible for calling meetings, planning agendas, steering the committee toward its objectives, and submitting written reports of the committee’s activities. Applicants are strongly encouraged to evaluate their obligations before committing to serve on the Executive Council.

4. Council members are reimbursed for two nights’ lodging for the Fall Council Meeting. Airfare is not reimbursed. Registration fees for NCBP midyear and annual meetings are waived for council members. Travel expenses incurred as a result of attendance at midyear or annual meetings are not reimbursed; in some cases, a council member’s bar association may cover these expenses; it is up to the member to find out if his/her bar’s policies permit such reimbursement.

Office of Secretary
Nomination to the office of secretary is the first step toward serving as president of the NCBP. The secretary subsequently serves as treasurer, president-elect, president and immediate past president. Officers’ duties are similar to those listed above under Executive Council and also include the activities generally associated with the respective office. In addition, the president-elect is the Program Committee chair for the annual and midyear meetings, and the immediate past president is the chair of the Nominating Committee. All officers serve on the Executive Committee and take part in periodic meetings via conference call between meetings of the full Executive Council.

The Nominating Committee considers service to the NCBP through committee work or participation as a presenter at meetings; geographic representation; diversity of bar size and type; overall diversity of the council; and personal interviews. The committee also considers performance of council member duties for those seeking the office of secretary.

To apply for the position of NCBP Executive Council or NCBP Secretary, please complete the nomination form.

The deadline for receipt of letters of interest/nomination letters, resumes and letters of recommendation is  Friday, June 9, 2017. Materials submitted electronically will be accepted if received by 11:59 p.m., CDT, on June 9.

Interviews for council positions as well as the office of secretary will be held at the NCBP Annual Meeting in New York on Friday, August 11, 2017, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Applicants will be notified of their interview appointment time by July 10, 2017. Please contact Teresa Peavy at or 312/988-5347 if you have any questions about the nomination process.

I look forward to seeing you at the NCBP Annual Meeting in New York and, I hope, at the Nominating Committee interviews.

Lanneau "Lanny" Wm. Lambert, Jr., NCBP Nominating Committee Chair