NABE Board Vacancy
Elizabeth Derrico has resigned from the NABE Board of Directors due to her retirement from the New York State Bar Association in compliance with the NABE Bylaws.  The board greatly appreciates Elizabeth’s contributions to its work and to the NABE organization.  The resignation results in a vacancy on the board for an at-large director position with term ending June 30, 2019.  The board, per the bylaws, makes the appointment to fill vacancies.  Any NABE member in good standing from any type bar association (state, local, national, special focus, or other type bar) may submit his/her name for the position.  In addition to the officers, the board is made up of 6 directors, including  2 local bar directors, 2 state bar directors, and 2 at-large directors.  The board generally meets in person 4 times per year (annual and midyear meetings, a fall meeting usually in November, and a spring meeting usually in late April/early May) and 5-6 additional times via conference call.  Each board member serves as a liaison to one or more committees or sections and may be appointed to board subcommittees or special task forces.  Expenses for the fall and spring meetings are reimbursed.  The board will select the individual to fill the vacancy at its meeting in Vancouver on January 30. 

If you are interested in filling the vacancy, send a letter of interest to the board in care of Pamela Robinson at  Letters of interest are due on or before January 22, 2018.  All levels of staff are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Reminder: Submit Your Entry for the Midyear Meeting Showcase Showdown Plenary by January 8!
The NABE Program Committee is planning a fabulous 2018 Midyear Meeting in Vancouver, January 30 - February 1, and they need your help! They are searching for exceptional bar association programs/projects for the Thursday Showcase Showdown plenary session. If you’ve got an amazing program/project, you’ll get the opportunity to brag about it to Midyear Meeting attendees during the Thursday Showcase Showdown by providing them with the information, materials, tools, and insights for implementing their own successful programs. Showcase Showdown presentations will be 8-10 minutes each. PowerPoint or other presentation items are optional. Use this link to submit your entry by January 8 and you might just be the next contestant on the Showcase Showdown. Questions? Contact Whitney at

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