National Conference of Bar Presidents

What NCBP Does...

NCBP hosts bi-annual conferences of state and local bar presidents that are held in conjunction with ABA Midyear and Annual meetings. These conferences feature joint programming with the National Association of Bar Executives and the National Conference of Bar Foundations, organizations whose meetings also take place during ABA meetings. NCBP also works closely with its affiliate, the Metropolitan Bar Caucus, a voluntary organization of metropolitan bar leaders and executive directors. See Purpose.

Nominees Sought for NCBP Executive Council

The NCBP Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for 5 at-large seats on the NCBP Executive Council for three-year terms from August 2014 to August 2017. 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. The committee is also accepting nominations for the Office of Secretary. For criteria and to learn more about the nomination process for the Council and Office of Secretary, view the letter from Nominating Committee Chair Karol Corbin Walker here.

NCBP Diversity Scholarships Available for the Annual Meeting

The NCBP Diversity Committee is once again offering scholarship awards for attendance at the Annual Meeting to bar presidents of associations for lawyers of color, women attorneys, LGBT attorneys, lawyers with physical challenges, as well as smaller county bar associations. For more information about eligibility and how to apply to receive a scholarship, please follow this link.

NCBP Annual Meeting: August 7-9, 2014, Boston

You are invited to join your colleagues from across the country for the NCBP 2014 Annual Meeting. This year's meeting will be held from August 7-9, with business meetings and select events will taking place at the Marriott Copley Place. Boston is one of the United State's oldest and historic cities, making it a fitting location for NCBP members and bar leaders to gather to share ideas, learn from each other, network, and attend the informative programming the NCBP Program Committee has planned.

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Volunteers Needed for NCBP Committees

President-elect Rew Goodenow is preparing for his presidential year by accepting committee appointment requests for 2014-2015. Standing committee members serve one-year terms starting in August 2014 and play an integral role in the organization. The deadline to sign up for a committee has been extended to Friday, June 13. Please keep NCBP moving forward by contributing your expertise.

View the list of NCBP committees and volunteer now.

NCBP News 

NCBP News is a free quarterly electronic newsletter sent to NCBP Individual Fellows and Association members. The newsletter features advice from former bar presidents, as well as information about opportunities, events and activities of the association. Please follow the links below for the latest Spring issue.

NCBP News Spring 2014 - Issue 1 Vol. 2
NCBP News Winter 2014 - Issue 1 Vol. 1

Bar Communicators Help Incoming Presidents Sprint Towards Great Columns and Interviews

May/June Issue - BarLeader Magazine
Featured article written by: Marylin Cavicchia

Is it possible for an incoming bar president to learn all there is to know about communications in a brisk hour and 10 minutes? Of course not - but as it turns out, some quick instruction delivered by expert bar communicators can give them a great head start. Read on to find out more...

Creating a Community for the 21st Century Lawyer

Michael Bossone, Co-Creator of LawWithoutWalls, NCBP Leaders, and thought leaders from around the world participate in a virtual session that demonstrates how bar associations and their leaders can build a virtual community that provides a different approach to communicating with members. 


Follow this link to view and listen to this session which was held during the 2014 NCBP Midyear Meeting.

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