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NCBP News 2016 Summer Issue

Friday, July 22, 2016   (0 Comments)
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NCBP Gets a New, Modern Look...

Dear NCBP Members,

The National Conference of Bar Presidents is making changes, and on behalf of the NCBP Executive Council and the NCBP Communications Committee, I am proud to announce the launch of a new, redesigned logo as part of an ongoing evolution of our association brand.

Since 1950, NCBP provided information and training to state and local bar association leaders and continues to build a community of members who are passionate about working in support of our profession. Our new logo, for many, will be the first introduction to who we are. The design is simple, yet versatile and is meant to express a feeling of community, connectivity, prestige and leadership. We believe that it reflects our position as the essential network for bar association leaders.

You will see the new logo and more components of our brand identity being implemented across all NCBP communication channels over the next few months. Many of these changes will be featured at our Annual Meeting in San Francisco this August as we transition to our new brand.

I look forward to seeing you in the City by the Bay and hope that you enjoy our new, modern look!

Sincerely,

Lanny Lambert, NCBP President

Extra, Extra, Read All About It - on NCBP.org!

If you haven't checked the NCBP homes page lately, take a look. In addition to the logo redesign, we're enhancing our web and social media presence in new and exciting ways thanks to the members of the NCBP Communications Committee and Brad Carr, NCBP's new Digital Media Editor. Brad has more than four decades of bar association experience and each week, he'll be providing fresh, informative content that will be posted on the NCBP.org homepage as well as through NCBP's social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. Articles are curated for NCBP members and focus on topics related to bar association leaders, the legal profession and developments in the bar association world. View the stories now by bookmarking the NCBP.org homepage, following posts on the NCBP Twitter @BarPresidents and liking the NCBP Facebook page.

NCBP Needs Your Leadership Expertise for the 2016-17 Year

 

Calling all current and former bar leaders! There is still time to sign-up for a committee and contribute to the work of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. Appointee opportunities for the 2016-17 year include: participating in committee conference calls throughout the year and attending committee meetings held in conjunction with the 2017 NCBP Midyear Meeting in Miami and the 2017 NCBP Annual Meeting in New York. Volunteers are still needed for the Sponsorship, Communications, Diversity & Inclusion, Membership and 21st Century Lawyer committees. Get to know other bar leaders and utilize your leadership skills at the same time. Follow this link to sign-up today. >>

Mentoring and Professionalism Still Matter

By: Lanny Lambert, NCBP President
I recently had the opportunity to visit our northern neighbors to provide a keynote address at the Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) 2016 Spring Plenary Conference on behalf of NCBP. Like NCBP, FOLA is an association that represents the interests of practicing lawyers and its committees deal with the many issues affecting the legal profession. I share with you my keynote address in which I discussed why mentoring and professionalism still matter in our profession. The practice of law is an honor and privilege, one that carries great responsibility to our clients, associates, partners and opposing counsel and society. As lawyers and leaders, we are part of something that is much greater than simply making a living...

Have You Registered for the NCBP 2016 Annual Meeting?

If you haven't registered for the upcoming Annual Meeting yet, there is still time! Join other bar leaders from across the country in San Francisco, August 4-6 at the Hilton Union Square. This year's meeting is full on insightful programming and plenty of networking opportunities. Follow this link to view the complete program, and click here to register now. >>

If you're already registered for the meeting, NCBP Communications committee members John Locallo and Tom Elligett invite you to get out and enjoy the fun and food in the Bay area. Follow the links to the articles below for dining hot spots that are sure to satisfy your taste buds and tourist attractions if the kids are tagging along.

San Francisco: When the Lights Go Down in the City
By John Locallo, NCBP Communications Committee Member

San Francisco for Kids
By Tom Elligett, NCBP Communications Committee Member

NCBP to Host Workshop Session on Landmark CoLap and Hazelden Study

A new, landmark study conducted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs reveals substantial and widespread levels of problem drinking and other behavioral health problems in the U.S. legal profession. NCBP will host a program (Workshop 1A) at the 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Friday, August 4, at 10:45 am, in Continental Ballroom 1 & 2, Ballroom Level at the Hilton Union Square. Session speakers will provide greater insight into study findings including information about the newest data and a new baseline understanding of where the legal profession currently stands in relation to the historically substantial challenges presented by substance abuse and other mental health problems. Please follow this link to view the study before attending the session. >>
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 You, Your Association, or an Interesting Topic: Send news of awards, new programs, and other news of your association or its leaders for NCBP News to NCBP Staff Liaison Rebecca Green-Jablonsky at rebecca.green@americanbar.org.
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