2014 NCBF Annual Meeting, August 7-9
Photo courtesy of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Convention & Visitors Bureau
Plan to join us for the 2014 Annual Meeting in Boston, August 7-9, at the Marriott Boston Copley Hotel. As one of America's oldest cities, Boston is the economic and cultural hub of New England, steeped in history, sports and great seafood. Top that off with great programming and the company of colleagues and youâ€™re in for the perfect professional getaway.
See the Meetings page for more information.
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!
Applications now Available: 2014 NCBF/LexisNexis Partnerships For Success Award
Toot your horn and share your good work by nominating your bar foundation for a law-related philanthropic initiative! Whether you partnered with your bar association, local courts or legal services organization, or focused on access to justice or law-related education, build on the bar foundation community's influence and tell your story.
The selected Foundation will receive $1,500 in unrestricted funds generously donated by Lexis/Nexis, and will also have the opportunity to make a presentation to the annual meeting attendees.
The application deadline is May 16. Click here for more information about the award and the application form.
Bar Foundations in Action
Taking note from a growing trend of incubator programs for young lawyers, the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Justice Entrepreneur Project (JEP) has been making news, most recently featured on “WTTW’s Chicago Tonight” January 23rd episode. The JEP’s highly selective program was created for attorneys who have a vision of using new business models to serve low-income communities in need of legal aid and access to justice. In addition to training, mentoring and network building, the JEP provides a pro bono service that places participants at partner legal aid organizations. With their innovative and tech savvy approaches, young lawyers gain hands-on experience in the legal community and create systems that serve clients in need of affordable, quality services. The JEP was a featured program at the 2014 NCBF midyear meeting.
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.