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NCBF June 2022 Newsletter
FREE WEBINAR: BAR FOUNDATION AND BAR ASSOCIATION RELATIONSHIPS, TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 1:00 PM ET
NCBF is very pleased to announce a free webinar for its members on the timely topic of Bar Foundation and Bar Association Relationships on Tuesday, June 28, at 1:00 PM ET/12:00 Noon CT/11:00 AM MT/10:00 AM PT.
This one-hour free webinar will consist of brief remarks by experienced volunteer leaders and professional staff followed by interaction among the presenters and between the presenters and the webinar attendees. There will be answers to specific questions and successful resolutions of problematic situations.
The knowledgeable presenters are:
Bob Glaves, Executive Director, Chicago Bar Foundation
Velda Hofacker, Past President, Ohio State Bar Foundation
Lori Keating, Executive Director, Ohio State Bar Foundation
As an example of the intense interest in this important topic, one bar foundation has already registered its entire Executive Committee to participate in this webinar!
In preparation for the webinar, please provide any questions you have or definite concerns you wish to have addressed to NCBF President Tom Tinder (email@example.com), who will be serving as the moderator.
You must register for the webinar by clicking below. Don’t miss this FREE webinar!
HOTEL DEADLINE – NCBF ANNUAL MEETING, AUGUST 4-6,
KANSAS CITY, MO
NCBF members are registering for the 2022 Annual Meeting set for August 4-6, in Kansas City, Missouri, hosted by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association/Bar Foundation at their offices. It can be attended onsite or online.
For onsite attendance, sleeping rooms are available at the Sheraton Hotel, located 1.5 blocks from the KC Metropolitan Bar Association/Foundation offices for $179 per night. (Regular price-$249). The deadline to make hotel reservations is JULY 13—just click HERE.
The registration fees for the hybrid meeting are $250 each for onsite attendees and $50 each for online attendees. The fee for the Friday dinner at the highly rated Country Road Ice House BBQ restaurant is $75 per person. All the fees are the same as last year’s Annual Meeting! Register for the meeting and the dinner by clicking HERE.
The meeting begins with a special Welcoming Reception hosted by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association/Bar Foundation at their offices on August 4. On August 5, there will be presentations by the dynamic mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, Quinton Lucas, as well as top professionals in areas of diversity, equity, inclusion in the legal profession, and a Federal Court Judges panel on matters of importance to bar foundations.
The distinguished Federal Court Judges are:
Hon. Teresa James, District of Kansas
Hon. Shaniek Maynard, Southern District of Florida
Hon. Michael Newman, Southern District of Ohio
Hon. Beth Phillips, Western District of Missouri.
After breakfast on August 6, the highly successful NCBF program sharing and networking opportunities sessions will occur, as well as the presentations of the NCBF/LexisNexis Partnerships in Success Award to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and the NCBF Excellence Award to former NCBF President Andrea Stone (Texas).
“Going to Kansas City” for the 2022 NCBF Annual Meeting! Register Today!!
TEXAS BAR FOUNDATION
Last month, NCBF members may have read news media reports that the Texas Attorney General was “suing the Texas Bar Foundation for donating money to groups that ‘encourage, participate in and fund illegal immigration at the Texas-Mexico border.’ ”
Since NCBF serves as the clearinghouse for bar foundation activities and supports its members in their philanthropic endeavors, the Board of Directors received input and reports from Board member Baillie Hearn Milliken (Texas) and Board member/Immediate Past President Jim Huggler (Smith County, Texas) as to what actions NCBF should consider pursuing.
Jim provided important background information regarding the Attorney General, the Texas State Bar and the Texas Bar Foundation, including the following public comments from the Texas Bar Foundation Chair-elect Alistair Dawson, “Our grants are made possible by the generosity of Texas lawyers. We receive voluntary contributions from the Fellows of the Foundation, and those contributions enable the Foundation to award millions of dollars of grants. We will proudly continue to award grants to much-needed charities throughout Texas going forward.”
Baillie responded on behalf of the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Directors and Executive Director, Angela Castillega, “The Foundation’s Board has retained counsel and is handling this matter. We very much appreciate your support, however at this time no other action is needed.”
NCBF will keep our membership informed as circumstances warrant.
NCBF MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
The June NCBF Member Spotlight shines on the Tulsa County Bar Foundation (TCBF) of Oklahoma. Through its educational and charitable efforts, the Foundation is continuing to expand its role of keeping the legal system accessible.