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2018 NCBP Midyear Meeting Program Preview

All events take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre East (1055 Canada Pl., Vancouver, British Columbia  V6C 0C3) or the Pan Pacific Hotel (300 - 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5), unless otherwise noted.

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All program titles, descriptions, times, and rooms subject to change.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018

 

7:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

NABE/NCBP/NCBF Registration

East Convention Level, Box Office
Vancouver Convention Centre East

(Registration will be closed from 12:20 PM – 1:20 PM)

 

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

NCBP Program Committee Meeting

Oceanview Suite 2, R Level

Pan Pacific Hotel

 

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NCBP Executive Council Meeting

Oceanview Suite 1, R Level

Pan Pacific Hotel

 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Metro Bar Caucus Committee Meeting

Oceanview Suite 4, R Level

Pan Pacific Hotel

 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NCBP 1st-Time Attendee Orientation

Room 8/15, East Meeting Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

If this is your first NCBP conference, then this is the event you want to attend. Hear what’s happening at the 2018 NCBP Midyear Meeting and meet NCBP leaders to learn about the organization and opportunities for active involvement. Get to know your colleagues in bar leadership positions across the country.

 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday Afternoon Programming - The Future of Law from Both Sides of the Border

East Ballroom A, East Convention Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

The legal profession is experiencing profound transformation, both good and bad, and on both sides of the border. While lawyers continue to face uncertainty, bar organizations in both the U.S. and Canada are in a position to provide the services needed for their members to face the future fearlessly. Attend this session to hear from two leading futures’ experts on the future of law and legal practice that bar leaders need to succeed in this rapidly changing environment.

SPEAKERS:

Kerry Simmons, Victoria, BC, President, Canadian Bar Association
Fredric C. Ury, Fairfield, CT, Past President, Connecticut Bar Association and Past President, NCBP

 

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

NCBP Welcome Reception

Oceanview Suite 5-8, R Level

Pan Pacific Hotel

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Join NCBP for a welcome reception for all NCBP, NABE Joint Meeting and NCBF registrants. Come greet your bar colleagues before your evening plans in Vancouver.

 

7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  

NCBP Council Dinner

CitySide Winery, 328 W. 2nd Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Y 1C8

Advanced Ticket Required to Attend

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018

 

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM

Mindfulness Optional Session

Room 1, East Meeting Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

We'll start the day with a dose of mindfulness, to help us hit the ground running. This session will help us connect to our bodies, our thoughts and our emotions, to help us be better engaged throughout a day full of educational programming. Mindfulness helps us focus on the moment, which happens to be the only place we can actually make a difference. Join us for this pre-meeting session to listen, pause and breathe before the business of the day begins.

FACILITATOR:

Patrick A. Palace, Tacoma, WA, Past President, Washington State Bar Association and Member, NCBP Executive Council

 

8:15 a.m. – 4:50 p.m.     

NABE/NCBP/NCBF Registration

East Convention Level, Box Office
Vancouver Convention Centre East

(Registration will be closed from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)

 

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.     

Welcome and Introduction of Bar Representatives and Sponsors

East Meeting Level; East Ballroom A/B

Vancouver Convention Centre East

NCBP President Christine H. Hickey will welcome you to the NCBP and NCBF Midyear Meetings, and introduce our local bar hosts and generous sponsors. NCBP and NCBF sponsors will also be introduced. Coffee and tea will be available during the Welcome and Opening Plenary. Breakfast will not be provided.

The opening plenary will follow.

SPEAKERS

Christine H. Hickey, Indianapolis, IN, Past President, Indianapolis Bar Association and President, National Conference of Bar Presidents

Robert E. Craghead, Springfield, IL, Executive Director, Illinois Bar Association and President, National Association of Bar Executives

Leslie R. Barineau, Birmingham, AL, Past President, Birmingham Bar Foundation and President, National Conference of Bar Foundations

Kerry L. Simmons, Q.C., Victoria, BC, President, Canadian Bar Association

Herman Van Ommen, QC, Vancouver, BC, President, Law Society of British Columbia

Andrew Aguilar, Vancouver, BC, President, Vancouver Bar Association

 

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

East Ballroom A/B, East Convention Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

NCBP/NABE/NCBF Joint Opening Plenary -  A SWOT Analysis of the Legal Profession

What does the future hold for the legal profession, and how can bars lead the way in helping their members face the future? Four dynamic speakers will deliver TED-style Talks on one aspect of our profession’s Strengths, Weaknesses; Opportunities; and Threats (SWOT), with time for table discussions on each of these topics, leaving you with a ready-made SWOT Analysis of the profession for your bar.

 

STRENGTHRule of Law The Rule of Law is the cornerstone of the legal profession; but often we don’t know how to share that importance. Hear from LexisNexis' Jon Holt on how to effectively communicate to members and the public, in a meaningful way, the fundamental importance of the Rule of Law.

SPEAKER:

Jon Holt, Dayton, OH, Director & Senior Corp Counsel, LexisNexis

 

WEAKNESSLawyer Addiction Noted lawyer addiction author and speaker Brian Cuban will share with us the frightening statistics surrounding our profession and addiction, but more importantly how bars can help combat and support members and their families caught in the spiral of drug and alcohol dependency.

SPEAKER:

Brian Cuban, Dallas, TX, Author, The Addicted Lawyer

 

OPPORTUNITY-- Diversity & Inclusion Focusing on Diversity and Inclusion in our bar associations makes us all better. Claire Marchant, the Law Society of British Columbia’s Practice Advisor and Equity Ombudsperson, will share the meaningful ways to achieve and maintain engaged, diverse members.

SPEAKER:

Claire L. Marchant, Vancouver, BC, Equity Ombudsperson, Law Society of British Columbia

 

THREAT-- Cyber Security We hear on a daily basis about hackers, the dark web, and stolen identifications. What can bar associations do to protect their databases, and protect their members from this threat? Hear about this and more from the Honorable Dan Crothers, Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court.

SPEAKER:

Daniel J. Crothers, Bismarck, ND, Justice, North Dakota Supreme Court

Mark Lanterman, Minneapolis, MN, Chief Technology Officer, Computer Forensic Service

 

MODERATOR:

Vicki Clark, Memphis, TN, Consultant, Building the Capacity of Organizations

 

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

NCBP Sponsor Exhibit

Ballroom Foyer, East Convention Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Take a refreshment break and learn about the products and services offered by our generous sponsors. Also take this opportunity to enter to win some great raffle prizes. Prize drawing will be at the end of the second sponsorship break.

 

10:55 AM - 11:55 AM

First Set of Joint Concurrent Workshops

 

Workshop 1A – Membership: They’re Aging Out – Now What? How to Transition YLD Experiences Into the Big Bar

Room 2, East Meeting Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

This program, co-sponsored by the ABA Young Lawyers Division, will highlight ways that YLD members can successfully transition into the Big Bar and how young lawyers can best market their YLD experiences to benefit the "big bar." The panel will share best practices for integrating YLD members into the big bar and offer advice on what current YLD members could be doing now to best prepare themselves for big bar service and big bar leadership.

MODERATOR:

Joann Grages Burnett, Gulfport, FL, Professional Development Coordinator, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

SPEAKERS:

Anthony M. Ciolli, St. Thomas, VI, President, Virgin Islands Bar Association

Jonathan Cole, Nashville, TN, Past President, Nashville Bar Association and Immediate Past President, NCBP

Karen DeMeola, Hartford, CT, President, Connecticut Bar Association

Angelina Tsu, Salt Lake City, UT, Past President, Utah State Bar

 

Workshop 2A - Legal Ethics in the Age of Cybersecurity, Hacking and the Dark Web

Room 8, East Meeting Room

Vancouver Convention Centre East

As a follow-up to the Threat introduced during the Morning Plenary, and built on a legal ethics framework, this session explains in understandable terms the real-time threats of hacking, the ever-present concerns about the security of client and personal data, and the growing amount of unlawful activity on the Dark Web.

SPEAKERS:

Daniel J. Crothers, Bismarck, ND, Justice, North Dakota Supreme Court

Mark Lanterman, Minneapolis, MN, Chief Technology Officer at Computer Forensic Services

 

Workshop 3A – NCBP Chats: How Much Do You Know About Non-Dues Revenue?

Room 11, East Meeting Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

While the definition of non-dues revenue is pretty clear, what’s blurred to many bars is how to leverage their assets to tap into these revenue streams—especially if they currently don’t have (or have not fully developed) obvious breadwinners like basic sponsorship space in newsletters, or exhibit options at meetings. Join us for a chance to chat with like-bars to see how much you know about non-dues revenue and how much more you can learn!

FACILITATORS:

Alicia Hernandez, Dallas, TX, Executive Director, Dallas Bar Association

Robert J. Hooper, Hamilton, ON, President, Hamilton Law Association

Sam Clinch, Lincoln, NE, Assocaite Executive Director, Nebraska State Bar Association

 

Workshop 4A - Veterans Initiatives for Metro Bars

Room 12, East Meeting Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Metro Bar Leaders from around the country will discuss how to mobilize lawyers to organize, implement and coordinate a veterans’ legal clinic to meet the pro bono legal needs of their respective communities.

SPEAKERS:

Vickie Schatz, Kansas City, MO, Executive Director, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Kay Sim, Houston, TX, Executive Director, Houston Bar Association

Terry O. Tottenham, Dallas, TX, Past President, State Bar of Texas

 

Workshop 5B - NCBF: 4 Ways to Tap into Corporate Giving

Room 13, East Meeting Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Find out how to attract corporate sponsorships, steward sponsor relationships and create awareness during this informative session.

SPEAKER:

Natasha M. Cavanaugh, Seattle, WA, Associate General Counsel, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

11:55 AM – 1:10 PM

NCPB/NABE/NCBF Joint Awards Luncheon

East Ballroom A/B, East Convention Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

The Joint Awards Luncheon will feature presentations to individuals, bar associations and other law-related entities for their work in support of the organized bar, the profession and the public. Among the awards to be presented will be the NCBP Fellows Award, given this year to Fred D. Gray, past president of both the Alabama State Bar and National Bar Association, whose work on behalf of the bar and the legal profession has continued well beyond his presidential year.

               AWARD PRESENTATIONS

               ABA Law Day Outstanding Activity Awards

               Louis M. Brown Awards

               NCBP Fellows Award

 

1:10 PM - 1:35 PM

NCBP Sponsor Exhibit

Ballroom Foyer, East Convention Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Join us in the sponsor area for some dessert and for your final chance to visit with our sponsors to learn about their services and resources. This will also be your final chance to enter to win great sponsor raffle prizes, including free registration to the NCBP Annual Meeting in Chicago! All raffle winners must be present to win.

 

1:35 PM - 2:35 PM

Second Set of Joint Concurrent Workshops

 

Workshop 1B - A Bar Leader’s Guide to Reducing Stress with Effective Time Management

Room 2, East Meeting Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Even the most diligent bar leaders sometimes find themselves facing a deadline, an appointment or a meeting for which they are not prepared. With lawyer wellness a top priority for bars, this interactive program will help bar leaders find healthy ways to balance their work life, bar life, and home life to help them feel more relaxed, focused, and in control.

SPEAKER:

Derek LaCroix, Vancouver, BC, Director, Law Society of British Columbia Lawyer Assistance Program

 

Workshop 2B - The Age of Data Driven Law

Room 8, East Meeting Room

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Data has the power to transform industries. But until last year, the legal profession never used real-world data to capture industry insights. Eye-opening knowledge acquired from Clio’s 2016 Legal Trends Report showcased that lawyers may not be as productive as they think. Hear from two industry experts on how bars can help their members be more productive and successful using data-driven technology.

MODERATOR:

Patrick A. Palace, Tacoma, WA, Past President, Washington State Bar Association and Member, NCBP Executive Council

SPEAKERS:

Mary E. Juetten, Maple Falls, WA, GLSA Board Member, Evolve Law

Jack Newton, Vancouver, BC, CEO and Co-founder, CLIO

 

Workshop 3B - Membership Speed Dating – Find Your Match By Enhancing Membership Engagement and Getting Lawyers to Fall in Love With Your Bar

Room 11, East Meeting Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

In one hour, obtain a variety of take-home ideas to try at your bar.  Join bar leaders for shared discussions about best practices, new ideas, and emerging trends to stimulate membership and retention.   This speed dating session will feature a number of round-table topics to choose from in ten-minute intervals.  Whether voluntary or unified, membership is critical for all associations.  After the workshop, NCBP will make available the full list of ideas generated for each of the table topics – so you can continue to gather ideas on connecting with professionals long after the workshop

FACILITATOR:

A. Scott Chinn, Indianapolis, IN, Past President, Indianapolis Bar Association and Member, NCBP Executive Council

 

Workshop 4B - Social Media Strategies with Limited Time, Staff, Money

Room 12, East Meeting Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Social media is here to stay. If your metro bar is limited in its capacity – time, staff, and/or budget – what should your social media strategy be? How can you create social media that is coordinated, easy to maintain and seamless from one platform to the next, or from one leader to the next? Through this interactive workshop, learn ways you can effectively tackle the social media beast.

SPEAKERS:

Steve Grumm, Lancaster, PA, Executive Director, Lancaster Bar Association

Crista Hogan, Springfield, MO, Executive Director, Springfield Metropolitan Bar

 

Workshop 5B - NCBF: 4 Ways to Tap into Corporate Giving

Room 13, East Meeting Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Find out how to attract corporate sponsorships, steward sponsor relationships and create awareness during this informative session.

SPEAKER:

Natasha M. Cavanaugh, Seattle, WA, Associate General Counsel, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Diversity Forum - The Value Proposition of Inclusion

East Ballroom A/B, East Convention Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Traditionally seen as an obligation, a growing number of employers are now viewing diversity and inclusion as an opportunity instead. For legal employers, diversity and inclusion is not just a matter of social responsibility, it is a bottom line issue, allowing employers to recruit the best, retain talent, and serve clients. As a Practice Advisor and Equity Ombudsperson at the Law Society of British Columbia, Claire assists individuals and legal employers with workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion issues on daily basis. We invite you to join her at the NCBP Diversity Forum to learn and share about the value proposition of inclusion.

SPEAKER:

Claire L. Marchant, Vancouver, BC, Equity Ombudsperson, Law Society of British Columbia

 

3:50 PM - 4:45 PM

NCBP Metro Bar Roundtables

Room 1, East Meeting Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

The metro bar roundtables and In Vino Veritas event continues to be a can’t miss session. We will discuss several topics based upon the day’s programming. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with other metro bar leaders and bring your ideas for making metro bars smarter and stronger.

 

3:50 PM - 4:45 PM

NCBP State Bar Roundtables

East Ballroom C, East Convention Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Both unified and voluntary state bar leaders are invited to participate in this session - your chance to discuss issues important to you with other state bar leaders. Join us for discussions to help you think about your bar association in a new way.

 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

NCBP/NABE/NCBF Joint  Reception

Cypress Suite, R Level

Pan Pacific Hotel

Top off the day with a fun and relaxing opportunity to network with other bar leaders, enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres in a setting offering splendid views of the North Shore Mountains, Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and Lions Gate Bridge. NCBP and NABE joint registrations include a ticket to this event. Others can purchase tickets at the NABE/NCBP/NCBF registration desk.
* Sponsored by LexisNexis

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018

 

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM

NCBP Breakfast and ABA President Speaks

East Ballroom A/B, East Convention Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

Join fellow bar leaders at breakfast discussions about crisis management and crisis planning. Also hear from ABA President Hilarie Bass as she talks to us about what the ABA is doing, and what it plans to do in the near future.

SPEAKER:

Hilarie Bass, Miami, FL, President, American Bar Association

* Sponsored by Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

 

9:30 AM - 11:00:00 AM

Saturday Closing Plenary - When Disaster Strikes: Crisis Management for the Bar

East Ballroom A/B, East Convention Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East

From three back-to-back hurricanes, to mass shootings, to mass demonstrations, crises affecting the normal flow of business have been in the news a lot recently. True crisis situations such as these disrupt the normal flow of business operations and, as a result, call for a response strategy beyond battling negative press. While no two situations are identical, bars with crisis plans in place stand a much better chance of weathering the storm and long-term reputation survival. Don’t miss your chance to hear from those who have survived crisis – both natural and man-made – as they share their stories. You’ll also have an opportunity to create or tweak a crisis plan of your own before leaving Vancouver.

MODERATOR:

Rita A. Sheffey, Atlanta, GA, Past President, State Bar of Georgia and Member, NCBP Executive Council

SPEAKERS:

Anthony M. Ciolli, St. Thomas, VI, President, Virgin Islands Bar Association

Zoe W. Linza, St. Louis, MO, Executive Director, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Mark W. Merritt, Chapel Hill, NC, Immediate Past President, North Carolina State Bar

Andrew VanSingel, Chicago, IL, Disaster Legal Services Director, ABA Young Lawyers Division

 

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Wrap Up and Adjourn

East Ballroom A/B, East Convention Level

Vancouver Convention Centre East