Greetings from the Deep South,

As I sit in my office writing my first President's column, I can see the effects of Hurricane Irma with the gusts of wind and falling rain. I know it is nothing compared to the devastation in my neighboring state of Florida and the many islands that were first hit by this hurricane.

Bar Foundations in Action

Bar Foundations in Action: Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation

In partnership with the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and Foundation, Legal Connection: Military Matters provides free and low cost legal assistance for veterans and active duty military personnel that don’t qualify for aid from other agencies, as well as hosts legal clinics and information sessions, holds an annual Symposium, and facilitates the continued learning that legal service provides to the complexities of legal issues specific to the military.

Contact foundation director Kelly Dillman  or visit The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s website for more information. 

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.

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.