Last Call for 2017-18 Committee Appointment Applications
President-elect Robert Craghead will appoint members to NABE committees within the coming weeks. Please submit your committee preference form by April 17, 2017, for appointment for 2017-18. Most committee appointments are for one year and begin July 1; the exception is appointment to the Program Committee, which is a three-year term and begins at the close of the annual meeting. A list of committees, descriptions of their responsibilities, and a sign up form are located here. Please select two or more committees to increase your opportunities for appointment. Requests received after April 17 may be held for the 2018-19 organizational year.
LexisNexis Award Nomination Period Extended
April 21, 2017, is the new deadline for submission of nominations for the NABE/LexisNexis Community and Educational Outreach Awards. The awards are presented to bar associations and their associated foundations for innovation and effectiveness in public service and law-related education programs conducted to advance the general public. New this year, the award categories provide for nomination of national, specialty and Canadian associations and foundations in addition to state and local bars in the U.S. The awards will be presented at the NABE Annual Meeting in New York on August 10. For more information and to submit a nomination, visit the NABE/LexisNexis Community and Educational Outreach Awards page.
Serve as NABE Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates
The NABE Board of Directors is accepting applications from interested and qualified NABE members to serve as NABE's delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. The ABA House of Delegates meets in conjunction with ABA annual and midyear meetings, generally on the Monday and Tuesday following the conclusion of NABE annual and midyear meetings. Delegates must be lawyer members of the ABA. The NABE delegate will be responsible for reporting at NABE business meetings and directly to the NABE board upon request. The NABE delegate will be reimbursed upon request for travel expenses incurred by the delegate due to remaining in the meeting city after the conclusion of NABE meetings. The term is two years and begins at the close of the 2017 ABA Annual Meeting. To apply, please send a letter of interest to the NABE Board of Directors in care of Pamela Robinson by April 18, 2017. The NABE board will make a selection in early May.
St. Louis Hosts NABE Small Bar Conference
Registration is now open for the NABE 2017 Small Bar Conference, June 22-24, in St. Louis, MO. Registration is only $150 through May 15 and includes programming of specific interest to execs of smaller associations (1,500 or fewer members, limited budget, and/or solo or limited staff). The substantive portions of the program will take place at the offices of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and overnight accommodations are available at the Magnolia Hotel at $149 per night. Scholarships available. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, network, and share your challenges and successes at this dynamic event in the Gateway City. Register now!
Yolanda Jackson Receives Women’s History Month Award
Yolanda Jackson, executive director of the Bar Association of San Francisco, was honored in March at the Women’s History Month Awards Ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. The awards, presented on March 1, 2017, by the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women in partnership with the Mayor, members of the Board of Supervisors, District Attorney George Gascon and the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women, were given to 19 outstanding women who work in public service or government. Congratulations, Yolanda, on this recognition of your efforts.
Hylbert Set to Retire From the Boulder County (CO) Bar Association
Christine Hylbert, executive director of the Boulder County Bar Association (BCBA) in Boulder, CO, has announced her retirement in June of this year. Christine has served as the bar’s executive director for 20 years during which time she has overseen the growth of the organization’s membership from 1,000 to 1,800. BCBA leadership credits Christine with being instrumental in increasing the bar’s annual legal services fundraising efforts and for mentoring and guiding a generation of bar association volunteers. A stalwart NABE member, Christine has been a steady presence at NABE annual and midyear meetings over the years. Best wishes, Christine, in your future plans.
Crouch to Lead North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Kim Crouch, director of Governmental Affairs for the North Carolina Bar Association, has been named as the new executive director of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ). NCAJ is a nonpartisan association of 3,000 legal professionals who protect people’s rights through community, education, and advocacy. Kim is an active member of the NABE Governmental Relations Section and served as its chair in 2013-14. Kim, congratulations and best wishes on this new challenge.
Murphy, Firmin Transition to New Positions at BASF
Ann Murphy, long-time director of Communications and Public Relations at the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), has become the Director of Diversity Pipeline Programs at the bar as of April 1. Also as of April 1, Kerstin Firmin has become the new director of Communications and Public Relations. Both Ann and Kerstin are active NABE members, particularly in the Communications Section, where Ann received the section’s Anne Charles Award in 2015. Best wishes to Ann and Kerstin as they meet new career challenges.
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