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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.

The Bar Leader as Facilitator

April Issue - BarLeader Magazine
Featured article written by: Jeffrey Cufaude

If you’re in line for bar presidency, it’s natural to think about what you want to do during “your year.” But for the long-term success of the association, everyone needs to participate and be heard. Here, leadership expert and ABA Bar Leadership Institute speaker Jeffrey Cufaude offers a way to do just that: facilitative leadership. “Facilitation is a skill that any individual can master,” he says. Are you ready to learn how? Click here to read more in the April Issue of BarLeader Magazine...

 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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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.

What Lawyers Need to Know About the Heartbleed Bug

North Carolina Bar Association News
Featured article written by: Erik Mazzone

On April 9, computer researchers announced a massive vunerablity for websites that use a certain web encryption software called OpenSSL. This vunerability called the "Heartbleed Bug," allows potential eavesdropping on users' communications on websites using OpenSSL. Follow this link to find out why lawyers should care about this...

Introducing NCBP News!

The NCBP Communications Committee is pleased to announce NCBP News, a free quarterly newsletter. NCBP News features helpful advice for leaders like YOU, whether you are a former, incumbent or incoming president/bar officer. Take a look at the first issue and find out why it is important for an incoming president to meet bar association staff, why attorneys should upgrade from Windows XP, and for helpful tips from experienced bar leaders.

 Creating a Community for the 21st Century Lawyer

Michael Bossone, Founder 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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