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 bar associations.
2016 Midyear Meeting
The NCBP Diversity & Inclusion Committee is accepting applicants for Diversity Scholarships for attendance to the 2016 NCBP Midyear Meeting in San Diego, CA. This year’s meeting will be held February 4-6, 2016, at the Marriott Marquis and Marina. Leaders from bars of all sizes and types will attend the NCBP Midyear Meeting to exchange ideas, network and discuss the importance of the legal profession.
Application & Deadlines
For consideration, please follow the link below to complete the application no later than Monday, November 16, 2015. Scholarship recipients will be notified by email on or before Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
Guidelines & Eligibility
Scholarship recipients will receive complimentary registration to the 2016 NCBP Midyear Meeting. Complimentary registration includes a Diversity & Inclusion Gathering on Thursday, February 2, breakfast and lunch on Friday, February 3, and breakfast on Saturday, February 4, and all Friday and Saturday programming. In addition, complimentary registration includes access to all ABA Midyear Meeting non-ticketed events. NCBP will also award stipends of up to $500 to qualified recipients traveling outside the San Diego metropolitan area (stipend amount(s) to be determined by the NCBP Diversity & Inclusion Committee). Scholarship recipients must attend NCBP events; those who do not attend NCBP events may be asked to refund the scholarship. Scholarship applications are open to any of the following individuals:
- Officers of any of the following types of bar associations:
- Those who have not attended an NCBP Annual or Midyear Meeting in the past five years.
- Bar Leaders who are financially unable to attend. This can occur from a number of factors including the size and type of bar association, the annual budget of the association and the capacity of the organization to provide professional development training on its own.
- Bar Leaders who represent an association of at least 100 members.
- Bar Leaders who, by their participation, would improve the diversity (see number 1 above) of the NCBP.
- Bar Leaders who are likely to continue their participation in NCBP after the scholarship has been awarded.
An applicant need not satisfy all of the criteria specified above. However, those awarded scholarships are expected to attend all NCBP programming during the 2016 Midyear Meeting.
For questions about the Diversity Scholarship process, please contact Teresa Peavy, ABA Division for Bar Services Committees Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.