NEW! 2015 National Conference of Bar Foundations Excellence Award
Nominate the hard-working unsung "heroes" in your bar foundations who make a difference.
Submit your nomination by January 15, 2015.
NCBF Midyear Meeting, February 5-7
Registration is open!
Join us in Houston for a great educational and community-building experience with your bar foundation colleagues. While the deadline to register and secure housing is Friday, January 9, you may still register for the meeting; however, housing availability is not guaranteed. So donâ€™t wait until it is too late; register today! Consider joining your fellow NCBF members at the Thursday dinner as well, especially those attending their first NCBF meeting.
2014 NCBF Annual Meeting, August 7-9
Thanks to those of you who were able to join us for the 2014 Annual Meeting in Boston. Handouts from the workshops are available on the Meetings Page.
Save the date for the 2015 Midyear Meeting in Houston, Texas: February 5-7. Watch for registration and program details.
Congratulations! Philadelphia Bar Foundation wins 2014 NCBF/LexisNexisPartnerships for Success Award
Courtney Ward-Reichard, NCBF Immediate Past President and Kermit Lowery, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, LexisNexis, appear with award recipients William Fedullo, Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor, Deborah Gross, Philadelphia Bar Foundation President, and Mark Tarasiewicz, Philadelphia Bar Association Executive Director.
The Board Observer Program (BOP) is a joint effort of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and the Delivery of Legal Services Committee. The BOP matches young attorneys as "observers" with non-profit boards to give them experience and exposure to the work of area legal services organizations without the financial obligation of a board contribution.
Revised, Refreshed, Refurbished, Revitalized!
Visit the 'new' Resource Library which you have helped create. This resource demonstrates the value of a collaborative community. Peruse the various folders and if you have additional materials you would like to contribute, please send to Lorrie Albert, Amy Sings In The Timber or Roseanne Lucianek. Your comments and suggestions are welcome!
Bar Foundations in Action
Joanna Champney (Executive Director of Delaware Center for Justice) and Bill Sudell (President of the Delaware Bar Foundation Board of Directors).
The Delaware Bar Foundation helped to fund a mural in the New Castle County Family Court, created by foster children in the county.
One goal of the mural is to make Family Court more welcoming to children and their families. The mural was unveiled in October 2014, and is dedicated to former Board member Carl Schnee and Judge Roxana Cannon Arsht, the first female judge in the state of Delaware. The DBF also sponsored a similar mural project in Kent County Family Court.
Recent Listserve Q&A
Do you have community (non-lawyer) members on your foundation boards?
NCBF Members Only resources feature surveys covering a range of topics, ncluding the
national impact bar foundation funding has on legal services and the administration of
justice, and executive compensation.
If you are a member, you can access the surveys here with the member password. If you are not a member,
learn more here.