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!
Calling All Leaders!
It's that time of year - Call for Nominations for interested Board members. All are welcome to apply. The main qualifications are interest in growing NCBF and serving its members, and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get involved Deadline for applications is March 17.
NCBF 2014 Midyear Meeting - February 6-8, Chicago
Thank you to all who braved the cold temperatures and joined us in Chicago for the midyear meeting. For those who couldn't attend, you can still access the handouts, and mark your calendars for the 2014 annual meeting in Boston, August 7-9. Watch for registration and program information next month.
Recent Listserve Q&A
What types of programs does your Bar Foundation run and/or what types of programs does your Bar Foundation fund through grants?
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.
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.