As bar associations work towards increasing diversity and inclusion, those efforts can be enhanced by developing effective legal based pipeline programs. Join Matthew Feinstein, Executive Director of NJ LEEP (Law and Education Empowerment Project) on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 1:00 p.m. eastern time, as he discusses effective ways to develop and maintain a pipeline program for your bar. Register for this 21st Century Lawyer programnow!
Join NCBP on Facebook...NCBP has a new Facebook Group! NCBP members and bar leaders are encouraged to join the group to share your stories, get information, and learn about what’s happening at both NCBP and at bars around the country. Join the NCBP Bar Presidents Facebook page now!
Mandatory bar association fees face new challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court...Last year in the U.S. Supreme Court fight over public-sector union fees, the conservative Goldwater Institute urged the justices to strike down the decades-old decision that upheld mandatory attorney bar associations. Read more at Supreme Court Brief.
Even imperfect algorithms can improve the criminal justice system...Bail decisions have traditionally been made by judges relying on intuition and personal preference. Read more at NYTimes.com.