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NCBP News Fall Issue Vol. 5

Thursday, February 4, 2016   (0 Comments)
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In this Issue: NCBP President; 2016 Midyear Meeting; Renew Your Dues; 21st Century Lawyer; Tips to Maximize Energy & Leadership; Micro Volunteering; New Executive Council; BLI Scholarships
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Getting to Know NCBP President Lanny Lambert

On Saturday, August 1, 2015, the NCBP gavel was passed to Lanneau W. (Lanny) Lambert. For this issue of NCBP News we sat down with Lanny, a shareholder with Turner Padget and a former president of the South Carolina Bar, to ask him a few questions to get to know our 2015-2016 leader better.

Q: Why did you want to become a lawyer?
A: A mentor of mine as an impressionable youth was a lawyer, state legislator and judge. His ethics and character demonstrated to me that the law was a noble profession and it drew me in.

Q: What do you feel are the benefits of belonging to a bar association and how has being a member helped your career?
A: Giving back to the profession and serving the public. The byproduct of association work is building wonderful relationships with some of the best lawyers in the profession and it has created opportunities to have a referral network all over the country. To paraphrase Winston Churchill: you make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give...

NCBP Sets Sail for the Midyear Meeting

Registration is open for the 2016 NCBP Midyear Meeting in San Diego, CA, February 4-6. Learn from the innovative work of your peers and the perspectives of national leaders. Gain practical solutions to the challenges you face in your bar association every day and network with bar leaders from across the country. The preliminary agenda is available here, but don't wait to register. Ensure that you obtain the early bird member pricing of $400 and the best housing options...the location and topics planned for this meeting make it very popular - so, register now!

Make NCBP Yours - Renew or Join for 2016!

Have your renewed your NCBP Fellow or Association dues yet? Check an item off the list before the holidays by renewing your dues online. We've made renewing easier - log in to the membership portal to pay by credit card or print an invoice to mail your check with the appropriate amount. For inclusion in the NCBP Midyear Meeting printed program, please join or renew or join by January 4, 2016. Need help navigating membership renewal? See our Dues FAQ page or contact Steve Jones, NCBP Membership Coordinator, for assistance at steven.jones@americanbar.org.

21st Century Lawyer - A Virtual Learning Opportunity!

Want to learn about current issues in the bar world, but don't want to wait for the Midyear Meeting? Take advantage of NCBP's newest learning tool - 21st Century Lawyer virtual sessions! NCBP's 21st Century Lawyer virtual sessions are more interactive than webinars and provide access to engage with thought leaders and your bar leader colleagues. Sessions are FREE for NCBP members.

Join your colleagues for the next virtual session: "Making Lawyer Referral Program Work for Your Bar" on Wednesday, November 18, at 3 pm ET/ 2 pm CT/1 pm MT/12 pm PT. There is still time to register - follow this link to learn more...

Tips to Maximize Your Energy and Leadership

By: Giselle Carson, President,
The Jacksonville Bar Association


As you prepare to embark or continue on the amazing journey of being a bar leader - a journey that will be meaningful and rewarding but also comes with new responsibilities...on top of your already long list of to-dos and obligations - where are you going to find the time and energy?

I pondered this question as I took on my role as president of the Jacksonville Bar Association, and I found the answer by reviewing and renewing my habits and routines...

Engaging Limited Availability Volunteers

By: John Thies, NCBP Communications Committee Chair

When I was a young lawyer, I was asked to chair a group organized by our local United Way called the "Volunteer Center." The purpose of this effort was to develop creative ways to facilitate volunteerism within the Champaign-Urbana community in a host of worthwhile organizations. It was a great experience, and excellent training for me as I later became a bar leader tasked with involving and empowering thousands of lawyers...

New Leaders Elected for the 2015-2016 Year

Nominating committee chair, Carl Smallwood, announced the newly elected leadership and members-at-large at the end of the Annual Meeting in Chicago. Jennifer Parent, a former president of the New Hampshire Bar Association (2011-2012), was elected for a one-year term as Secretary. She will succeed to the office of president in 2018.

Five former bar presidents were elected to serve three-year terms on the Executive Council: A. Scott Chinn, past president of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Daniel A. Cotter, immediate past president of the Chicago Bar Association, Craig Holden, past president of the State Bar of California, Thomas C. Rombach, president of the State Bar of Michgan, and Angelina Tsu, president of the Utah State Bar Association. Follow this link for a full listing of the NCBP Executive Council.

Scholarships Available for the BLI

Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services (SCOBAS) and the Division for Bar Services, the ABA Bar Leadership Institute is a premiere program for developing the skills and substantive grounding for leading a bar association with inspiration, insight and innovation. ABA SCOBAS is pleased to offer five need-based scholarships for presidents-elect and other upcoming leaders of small bar associations to attend the 2016 BLI (March 16-18 in Chicago, IL), consisting of a registration waiver and a $500 travel reimbursement.

The scholarship application deadline is Wednesday, January 13, 2016. For more information and to apply, please follow this link.

Showcase Your President's Letters: Keep NCBP's resources current by sharing your president's letters or columns. Your resource will be shared on the NCBP Resources web page. Submit materials to Rebecca Green-Jablonsky at rebecca.green@americanbar.org.

Share News About Your Association: Send news of awards, new programs, etc. for NCBP News to NCBP Staff Liaison Rebecca Green-Jablonsky at rebecca.green@americanbar.org.
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