Season's Greetings,

I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR!!

With a crisp winter chill in the air and our homes and communities decorated with flickering colorful lights, it is clear that the Holiday Season is upon us.

Birmingham Bar Foundation

This month, the NCBF Member Spotlight is special to NCBF President Leslie Barineau as it highlights the new programs at the Birmingham Bar Foundation.

The Birmingham Bar Foundation's educational programming includes two new successful programs: Resolve-2-Solve, a conflict resolution/peer resolution program for youth, Raising the Bar, a mock trial program for youth. Both programs use our Appellate Courts Oral Arguments program as a blueprint for success!

The Complete Guide to Bar Foundations

A free member benefit to all NCBF members, the guide contains sound advice and information along with sample policies that you can adapt to fit your foundation's needs.

Recent Listserve Q&A

My bar foundation is considering adding a category to our Fellows Program which would ask Fellows who are paid-up to continue to give on an annual bases to help sustain our grants program. Has anyone added this level or have an annual giving component that is not capped?

NCBF's Surveys

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.

NCBF Sponsors


NCBF thanks its corporate sponsor, LexisNexis for its generous support.

NCBF 2018 Midyear Meeting

For the most current information on the NCBF 2018 Midyear Meeting, please visit our Current Meeting page.

Welcome NCBF New Board Members

The NCBF Board of Directors had a successful board retreat in Chicago in mid-October with the continued emphasis on providing valuable benefits and resources for our members, increasing our membership and showcasing our members on our website. They also welcomed three new Board members: Hinda Carbon, Executive Director, Clearwater Bar Association/Foundation, Alexander Fannon, Executive Director, Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, and James Huggler, Past President, Smith County Bar Foundation.

West Virginia Bar Foundation is 2017 NCBF/LexisNexis Partnerships for Success Award Recipient

The Student Legal Clinic Grant, awarded to the West Virginia University College of Law by the West Virginia Bar Foundation, is the winner of the 2017 NCBF/LexisNexis Partnerships for Success Award.  See the Awards Page  for more information.