President's Column, Summer 2015

The countdown to the NCBF Annual Meeting is on!

I hope you'll be joining trustees and staff from bar foundations nationwide as we gather for two days of educational workshops and fun networking opportunities. See this page for more information - see you in Chicago!

Bar Foundations in Action

Matching participants with member-mentors, the Nashville Bar Foundation graduated 27 participants in its first Leadership Forum.  These class members continue to be involved as volunteers on committees, in community organizations, and teaching CLE seminars.  For more information on the program, see the profile or contact Monica Mackie .

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

Do you have community (non-lawyer) members on your foundation boards?

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  • 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 2015 Annual Meeting, July 31 - August 1

    Thanks for your participation in the 2015 NCBF Annual Meeting!

    Save the Date: 2016 NCBF Midyear Meeting, February 4-6, San Diego, California!

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    North Carolina  Bar Association Foundation Wins 2015 NCBF/LexisNexis Partnerships for Success Award

    The North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program (NC LEAP) & Inventor Assistance Program (IAP), a service of the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, provides free legal services to low-wealth entrepreneurs and inventors through direct legal representation, small business legal clinics, and the production of self-help materials.

    The program was recognized at the 2015 joint Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, National Conference of Bar Executives and National Conference of Bar Foundations in Chicago, July 31.

    Sitting in front row: Shelby Benton, North Carolina Bar Association Foundation president; Clara Cottrell, NC LEAP past chair; Kearns Davis, President-elect, North Carolina Bar Association Foundation.
    Back row: Ian McDougall, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, LexisNexis; Beth Lynch, NCBF president; Allan Head, North Carolina Bar Association Foundation Executive Director; and Nigel Roberts, Senior Director Global Associations, LexisNexis

    For more information about the winning program and the NCBF/LexisNexis Partnerships for Success Award, see the Awards page.

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