The National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses, Incorporated (NABBS, Inc.) is a not-for-profit organization comprised of the spouses and surviving spouses of members of the National Bar Association, and members of other Bars within the United States of America and its territories.
The purpose of the Organization shall be to execute charitable and/or educational endeavors. The Organization shall promote a closer union among spouses and surviving spouses of lawyers and judges on local, national and international levels. It shall also foster such activities designed to enhance the prestige of the legal profession through educational, civic, cultural and social activities.
To our esteemed NBA and NABBS, Inc. Members, and Guests:
Welcome to our NABBS, Inc. website! As a result of COVID-19, we are fortunate to be able to virtually host our 69th National Convention via the ZOOM meeting platform on July 25-27, 2020. I encourage you to review our Annual Convention schedule, and further, I extend an invitation to tune in and participate in our health-related presentations. Dr. Linda J. Bell will focus on the latest coronavirus statistics, vaccine expectations and treatment protocols of COVID-19, and what we can do to remain safe during this pandemic. Questions that you may have can be submitted in advance by sending your inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Bell plans to incorporate many of the answers in her presentation, and will reserve a few minutes to answer additional questions.
Join us to hear from Ms. Jacqueline Beale in her educational workshop about the latest treatment protocols available for breast cancer.
We look forward to this new meeting opportunity to further grow and advance our charge to remain relevant within our legal communities. Our NABBS organization’s theme this convention year is “Enhancing Change to Sustain” – meaning we are committed to confronting these challenging times head-on, as they impact us nationwide and globally. Although we are transforming the way we meet and socialize, we remain committed to the principles of equal justice under the law and will continue to work to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.
Thank you for visiting our site and we hope to “see” you during our National Convention!
With kindest regards,
Katherine Wright Davis
Welcome to our Virtual - 69th Annual Convention!
On behalf of the entire membership of the National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses Foundation, I bring you greetings as the Foundation President.
This is an exciting and historic period for the Foundation. It is the Foundation’s first time holding a virtual convention.
Highlights of our annual convention include dynamic speakers for our health initiative and cancer health forum, as well as listening to exciting testimonies from some of our members about how they are surviving the COVID-19 pandemic.
I am thankful to all the members and supporters for their unwavering support as we carry on the national programs and activities for NABBS Foundation projects.
With best wishes,
Maris DesChamps Cannon
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 69th Annual Convention of the National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses (NABBS), Inc. Our Annual convention was scheduled to take place in our Nation’s Capital. However, circumstances beyond our control, namely, the COVID-19 Pandemic has altered the convention format of both the National Bar Association (NBA) and NABBS. The conventions this year will be Virtual. I extend congratulations to the NBA President Alfreda Robinson on the NBA 95th Annual Convention and wish all members of the NBA a successful convention.
As NABBS Convention Chair, I am excited about the activities that we have planned for all our convention participants. Although we will not be physically together in Washington, D.C., thanks to the innovations of modern technology and the creative human spirit, we will still be able to meet, see each other and interact together as a viable and much needed national organization.
Thank you for joining us via Zoom or Conference call as we continue the legacy of NABBS, and I know that the 2020 Virtual Convention will be a memorable event.
Roberta F. Bell
NABBS, Inc. 2020 Convention Chair
The National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses, Inc. Virtual 69th Annual Convention will be held July 25th - 27th, 2020. We will deliver extraordinary content, perspective, and a jubilant experience!
Our national officers are committed to providing you with top notch information and support. We approach every member and issue with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding.
Spouses and surviving spouses of members of the National Bar Association, and members of other Bars within the United States of America and its territories are welcome.
NABBS, Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity organized exclusively for charitable purposes. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses, Inc.
Contact us to find out more about membership, volunteer opportunities, or starting a chapter in your community.