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2018 NCBP Midyear Meeting Program Preview
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2018 NCBP Midyear Meeting Program Preview

All events take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre East (1055 Canada Pl., Vancouver, British Columbia  V6C 0C3) or the Pan Pacific Hotel (300 - 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5), unless otherwise noted.

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All program titles, descriptions, times, and rooms subject to change.

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 1

 

7:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

NABE/NCBP/NCBF Registration

West Level One Show Office

Vancouver Convention Centre East

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NCBP Program Committee Meeting

Oceanview Suite 2
Pan Pacific Hotel

 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

NCBP Executive Council Meeting

Oceanview Suite 1
Pan Pacific Hotel

 

3:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.

NCBP Metro Bar Caucus Committee Meeting

Oceanview Suite 4
Pan Pacific Hotel

 

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.     

NCBP 1st Timers Orientation

East Meeting Level; Room 8/15

Vancouver Convention Centre East

 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.     

NCBP Optional Programming

East Meeting Level; East Ballroom A

Vancouver Convention Centre East

 

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.    

NCBP/NABE/NCBF Joint Welcome Reception

Oceanview Suites 5-8

Pan Pacific Hotel

 

7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  

NCBP Council Dinner

CitySide Winery

328 W. 2nd Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Y 1C8

 

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 2


7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.     

Mindfulness Optional Session

East Meeting Level; Room 1

Vancouver Convention Centre East

We'll start the day with a dose of mindfulness, to help us hit the ground running. This mindfulness session will help us connect to our bodies, our thoughts and our emotions, to help us be better engaged throughout a day full of educational programming. Mindfulness helps us focus on the moment, which happens to be the only place we can actually make a difference. Join us for this pre-meeting session to listen, pause and breathe before the business of the day begins.

 

8:15 a.m. – 4:50 p.m.     

NABE/NCBP/NCBF Registration

West Level One Show Office

Vancouver Convention Centre East

 

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.     

Welcome and Introduction of Bar Representatives

East Meeting Level; East Ballroom A/B

Vancouver Convention Centre East

 

 

9:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m.     

NCBP/NABE/ NCBF Joint Opening Plenary: A SWOT Analysis of the Legal Profession

East Meeting Level; East Ballroom A/B

Vancouver Convention Centre East

What does the future hold for the legal profession, and how can bars lead the way in helping their members face the future? Four dynamic speakers will deliver TED-style Talks on one aspect of our profession’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT), with time for table discussions on each of these topics, leaving you with a ready-made SWOT Analysis of the profession for your bar.

 

STRENGTH – Rule of Law. The Rule of Law is the cornerstone of the legal profession; but often we don’t know how to share that importance. Hear from LexisNexis' Jon Holt on how to effectively communicate to members and the public, in a meaningful way, the fundamental importance of the Rule of Law.

 

WEAKNESS – Lawyer Addiction. Noted lawyer addiction author and speaker Brian Cuban will share with us the frightening statistics surrounding our profession and addiction, but more importantly how bars can help combat and support members and their families caught in the spiral of drug/alcohol dependency.

 

OPPORTUNITY-- Diversity & Inclusion. Focusing on Diversity and Inclusion in our bar associations makes us all better. Claire Marchant, the Law Society of British Columbia’s Practice Advisor and Equity Ombudsperson, will share the meaningful ways to achieve and maintain engaged, diverse members.

 

THREAT-- Cyber Security. We hear on a daily basis about hackers, the dark web, and stolen identifications. What can bar associations do to protect their databases, and protect their members from this threat? Hear about this and more from the Honorable Dan Crothers, Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court. 

 

10:30 a.m.–10:55 a.m.   

Sponsorship Break

East Convention Level; Ballroom Foyer

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Take a refreshment break and learn about the products and services offered by our generous sponsors. Also take this opportunity to enter to win some great raffle prizes. Prize drawing will be at the end of the second sponsorship break.

 

 

10:55 a.m.–11:55 a.m.   

First Set of Joint Concurrent Workshops

 

Workshop 1A – Membership: They’re aging out – Now What?  How to transition YLD Experiences into the Big Bar

East Meeting Level; Room 2

 Vancouver Convention Centre East

This program, co-sponsored by the ABA Young Lawyers Division, will highlight ways that YLD members can successfully transition into the Big Bar and how young lawyers can best market their YLD experiences to benefit the "big bar." The panel will share best practices for integrating YLD members into the big bar and offer advice on what current YLD members could be doing now to best prepare themselves for big bar service and big bar leadership.

 

Workshop 2A - Technology: Legal Ethics in the Age of Cybersecurity, Hacking and the Dark Web

East Meeting Level; Room 8

 Vancouver Convention Centre East

As a follow-up to the Threat introduced during the Morning Plenary, and built on a legal ethics framework, this session explains in understandable terms the real-time threats of hacking, the ever-present concerns about the security of client and personal data, and the growing amount of unlawful activity on the Dark Web.

 

Workshop 3A - Jeopardy! How Much Do You Know About Non-Dues Revenue?

East Meeting Level; Room 11

 Vancouver Convention Centre East

While the definition of non-dues revenue is pretty clear, what’s blurred to many bars is how to leverage their assets to tap into these revenue streams—especially if they currently don’t have (or have not fully developed) obvious breadwinners like basic sponsorship space in newsletters, or exhibit options at meetings. Join us for a game of Jeopardy to see how much you know about non-dues revenue and how much more you can learn!

 

Workshop 4A – Metro Bar Issues: Veterans Initiatives for Metro Bars

East Meeting Level; Room 12

 Vancouver Convention Centre East

Metro Bar Leaders from around the country will discuss how to mobilize lawyers to organize, implement and coordinate a veterans’ legal clinic to meet the pro bono legal needs of their respective communities. 

 

Workshop 5A - NCBF: The What, How and Why of Planned Giving

This workshop session will focus on what planned giving is, why it is important for your bar foundation, and how you can educate and steward your members. 

 

11:55 a.m.–1:10 p.m.    

NCBP/NABE/NCBF Joint Luncheon and Awards Program

East Meeting Level; East Ballroom A/B

Vancouver Convention Centre East

The Joint Awards Luncheon will feature presentations to individuals, bar associations and other law-related entities for their work in support of the organized bar, the profession and the public. Among the awards to be presented will be the NCBP Fellows Award, given to a bar association past president whose work on behalf of the bar and the legal profession continues well beyond the individual’s presidential year.

               AWARD PRESENTATIONS

               ABA Law Day Outstanding Activity Awards

               Louis M. Brown Awards

               NCBP Fellows Award

 

1:10 p.m.–1:35 p.m.      

Sponsorship Dessert Break

East Convention Level; Ballroom Foyer

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Join us in the sponsor area for some dessert and for your final chance to visit with our sponsors to learn about their services and resources. This will also be your final chance to enter to win great sponsor raffle prizes, including free registration to the NCBP Annual Meeting in Chicago! All raffle winners must be present to win.

 

1:35 p.m.–2:35 p.m.      

Second Set of Joint Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 1B – Bar Essentials: A Bar Leader’s Guide to Reducing Stress with Effective Time Management

East Meeting Level; Room 2

 Vancouver Convention Centre East

Even the most diligent bar leaders sometimes find themselves facing a deadline, an appointment or a meeting for which they are not prepared. With lawyer wellness a top priority for bars, this interactive program will help bar leaders find healthy ways to balance their work life, bar life and home life to help them feel more relaxed, focused and in control.

 

Workshop 2B - Technology: The Age of Data Driven Law

East Meeting Level; Room 8

 Vancouver Convention Centre East

Description TBD

 

Workshop 3B - Membership: Membership Speed Dating – Find Your Match by Enhancing Membership Engagement and Getting Lawyers to Fall in Love with Your Bar

East Meeting Level; Room 11

 Vancouver Convention Centre East

In 1 hour, obtain a variety of take-home ideas to try at your bar.  Join bar leaders for shared discussions about best practices, new ideas, and emerging trends to stimulate membership and retention.   This speed dating session will feature several round-table topics to choose from in ten-minute intervals.  Whether voluntary or unified, membership is critical for all associations.  After the workshop, NCBP will make available the full list of ideas generated for each of the table topics – so you can continue to gather ideas on connecting with professionals long after the workshop.

 

Workshop 4B - Metro Bar Issues: Social Media Strategies with Limited Time, Staff, Money

East Meeting Level; Room 12

 Vancouver Convention Centre East

Social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and a host of other platforms, is here to stay. If your bar is limited in its capacity – time, staff, and/or budget – what should your social media strategy be? How can you create social media that is coordinated, easy to maintain and seamless from one platform to the next, or from one leader to the next? Through this interactive workshop, learn ways you can effectively tackle the social media beast.

 

Workshop 5B - NCBF: 4 Ways to Tap into Corporate Giving

Find out how to attract corporate sponsorships, steward sponsor relationships and create awareness during this informative session. 

 

Transfer Break


2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.      

Diversity Forum

East Meeting Level; East Ballroom A/B

Vancouver Convention Centre East

 

3:45 p.m.–3:50 p.m.      

Transfer Break


3:50 p.m.–4:45 p.m.      

NCBP Roundtable Discussions

State Bar Roundtables

 East Meeting Level; East Ballroom C

Vancouver Convention Centre East


 

Metro Bar Roundtables

 East Meeting Level; Room 1

 Vancouver Convention Centre East

 

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.     

NCBP/NABE/NCBF Joint Reception
Cypress Suite

Pan Pacific Hotel

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 3

 

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.     

Breakfast Discussion and ABA President Speaks

East Meeting Level; East Ballroom A/B

Vancouver Convention Centre East

 

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  

Closing Plenary: When Disaster Strikes - Crisis Management for the Bar

East Meeting Level; East Ballroom A/B

Vancouver Convention Centre East

From three back-to-back hurricanes, to mass shootings, to mass demonstrations, crises affecting the normal flow of business have been in the news a lot lately. True crisis situations such as these disrupt the normal flow of business operations and, as a result, call for a response strategy beyond battling negative press. While no two situations are identical, bars with crisis plans in place stand a much better chance of weathering the storm and long-term reputation survival. Don’t miss your chance to hear from those who have survived crisis – both natural and man-made – as they share their stories. You’ll also have an opportunity to create or tweak a crisis plan of your own before leaving Vancouver.

 

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wrap-Up Report

East Meeting Level; East Ballroom A/B

Vancouver Convention Centre East

 

11:00 a.m.                        

Adjourn