Meetings and Conferences
Virgin Islands Bar Association (VIBA)
The Virgin Islands Bar Association was created in 1956 to assist the Supreme Court in regulating the practice of law in the territory. As an integrated bar, all attorneys admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands are also required to be members of the Virgin Islands Bar Association.
Attorneys who practice law in the Virgin Islands must follow the Rules of the Supreme Court, including the rules governing professional responsibility, discipline, and establish membership status.
The mission of the Virgin Islands Bar Association is to "promote improvements in the administration of justice and to monitor and advocate public policy issues affecting the judicial system" while working to "improve the community through public education and public service."
The Midyear and Annual Meeting is held in June and December, respectively.
American Bar Association (ABA)
The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP)
The National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP) was founded in 1950 to provide information and training to state and local bar association leaders. Included among its many distinguished past presidents are former ABA Presidents Chesterfield Smith, Leonard Janofsky, George Bushnell, Bill Paul, Steven Zack, and Laurel Bellows.
The current organizational members of NCBP include state, local and special focus bars from 53 states and territories and members include past bar leaders from these jurisdictions. The Executive Council and committees consist of recent bar presidents who attended NCBP conferences when they were leading their respective bars and who want to share their experiences and perspectives with current bar leaders.
By holding its meetings jointly with the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) and the National Conference of Bar Foundations (NCBF), NCBP participants can additionally share experiences with professional bar staff and bar foundation leaders from all over the country.
National Conference of Bar Foundations (NCBF)
The National Conference of Bar Foundations (NCBF) advances the work of all types of bar foundations by:
(a) Promoting the integral role of bar foundations in advancing law-related philanthropy to the organized bar, the larger legal community, and the philanthropic community; and
(b) Serving as a clearinghouse and resource to assist bar foundations in carrying out their charitable missions.
National Bar Association (NBA)
The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. It represents the interests of approximately 66,000 lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students. The NBA is organized around 23 substantive law sections, 10 divisions, 12 regions, and over 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world.