August 30, 2010
Chancellor Elected to NCBP Executive CouncilChancellor Scott F. Cooper has been elected to the National Conference of Bar Presidents Executive Council. The election was held during the 2010 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco in August.
The NCBP provides information and training to state and local bar association leaders. The Executive Council is open only to current and former state and local bar presidents. Each year, only five new members are elected to the Executive Council. Cooper was interviewed for and nominated to the position during the NCBP’s most recent meeting.
The current members of NCBP include state, local and special-focus bars from more than 50 states and territories. The executive council includes past bar presidents who want to continue serving the legal community.
The primary purpose of NCBP is to provide high-quality programming to current bar leaders at two meetings held each year contemporaneously with the annual and midyear meetings of the ABA. The NCBP presents workshops focused on bar association programming, membership, continuing education, access to justice, community outreach, education, diversity, finance and other issues of current interest to the profession. the NCBP also provides a forum at which current bar leaders can share ideas on solving common challenges.
By holding its meetings jointly with the National Association of Bar Executives and the National Conference of Bar Foundations, NCBP participants can additionally share experiences with professional bar staff and bar foundation leaders from all over the country.
"The Philadelphia Bar Association is an active participant in the NCBP. To be able to continue with this group in a leadership role, after I complete my term as Chancellor, is a tremendous honor for me personally and our Association," said Cooper. Cooper’s election provides the Philadelphia Bar Association with representation in both policy and programming matters on the executive council. The interview process focused largely on the innovative programs the Philadelphia Bar Association has done and is doing this year.
Cooper was particularly appreciative of past Chancellor Robert C. Heim, former Pennsylvania Bar Association President Andrew F. Susko and Roberta D. Liebenberg for their supporting nominating letters.