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NCBF December 2022 Newsletter
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2023 NCBF ANNUAL MEETING
Save the date for the NCBF Annual Meeting: September 28-30, 2023, in Pittsburgh, PA, generously hosted by the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. Join NCBF for this outstanding opportunity to learn, network and share with bar foundation leaders from across the country. More details to come in 2023!
JANUARY NCBF MEMBERSHIP ORIENTATION WEBINAR
Join NCBF Wednesday, January 18, for a special NCBF Membership Benefits webinar. This is a great opportunity to re-familiarize yourself with NCBF and learn how to navigate our website and other benefits. Participation is encouraged throughout the interactive webinar. This is event is free for members and nonmembers, though reservations are required.
If you have a topic, program or speaker you’d like to see featured as a future NCBF webinar, please let us know at email@example.com.
DC BAR FOUNDATION’S FAMILY LAW LEARNING NETWORK AND CIVIL LEGAL COUNSEL PROJECTS
The DC Bar Foundation recently released reports on two of its programs: the Family Law Learning Network (FLLN) and the Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program (CLCPP).
The Family Law Learning Network (FLLN)
The Foundation launched the Family Law Learning Network (FLLN) in April 2020. The FLLN included staff from six DCBF grantees – Amara Legal Center, Bread for the City, DC Affordable Law Firm, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, Legal Aid Society of DC, and The Safe Sisters Circle. NPC Research provided coordination.
Learning networks are groups of connected professionals across multiple organizations or sectors who share information, ideas, best practices, and lessons learned. Members benefit from one another’s knowledge and experience and take what they learn through the Network back to their home organizations to increase their internal capacity and amplify their impact. The FLLN operated with three overarching goals:
- Build grantees’ capacity to use data for monitoring their program’s activities
- Connect legal services professionals to support knowledge sharing and collaboration
- Help grantees apply data-related principles to real-world contexts that impact their legal practice
In September 2022, the FLLN ended its formal monthly meetings, and Network partners were invited to continue their work as part of the DC Legal Aid Transformations Network’s Family and Probate Group. Click here for more information, including highlights on how each of those goals was achieved and learnings from the experience.
The Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program (CLCPP)
The Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program (CLCPP) is a grant program established by the Expanding Access to Justice Amendment Act enacted by the Council of the District of Columbia in July 2017. Grants are administered by the DC Bar Foundation and awarded to legal services organizations in the District of Columbia to provide legal assistance to DC residents with low incomes who are facing or at risk of eviction proceedings or the loss of a housing subsidy. The report covers the period from January 1 to June 30, 2022, which is significant because the eviction moratorium ended in January 2022.
The report warns that, in the next reporting period, if the current upward trend continues, eviction filings could rebound to pre-pandemic levels, yielding more significant numbers of tenants needing legal help. Click here to read more.
NCBF WOULD LIKE TO FEATURE YOU
NCBF would like to feature the good work of bar foundations and their volunteers from across the country. If you have an exemplary program or volunteer you would like to feature in the Foundation Forum and NCBF social media, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO RENEW YOUR NCBF MEMBERSHIP
National Conference of Bar Foundation’s annual membership renewals are due, and you can submit yours today. With your support, together we will continue to advance the work of all types of bar foundations by advancing law-related philanthropy and serving as a resource clearinghouse. If you have not already, click here to renew today. Your continued membership with NCBF allows three people from each foundation to have login privileges to access all the membership resources, including a robust resource library, educational webinars, participation in the Member Connect information exchange, the monthly Foundation Forum newsletter, and the NCBF annual meeting.
NCBF MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
The December Member Spotlight shines on the Women’s Bar Association Foundation and their mission to leverage the generosity of lawyers and friends to support nonprofits that serve the legal and related needs of women and girls in the DC Metropolitan community.