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.
Founded in 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri
Incorporated in 1953 in the District of Columbia
Federal Tax Exemption in 1982
Name changed from National Barristers' Wives to National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses, Inc. 1987
Life Member of the NAACP
Winner of the NAACP Golden Heritage Award
The National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses, Inc. 71st Annual Convention will be held July 24-29, 2022 in Memphis, TN. We will deliver extraordinary content, perspective, and a jubilant experience.
I would like to personally welcome each of you to the 71st NABBS Annual Convention and the NBA 97th Annual Convention and Exhibits. It is great to be here in person. I hope you enjoy the sights and sounds of Memphis. It is an exciting time for NABBS as we continue to grow and adapt, remaining always motivated and responsive to new ideas.
These last years have been very difficult for many of our members and our thoughts and prayers are with those members who have had to struggle through illness, loss of loved ones, natural disasters as well as other issues which have faced our organization and our nation. Through it all, NABBS has stood strong and weathered the storms.
We are transforming the way we do business at NABBS hoping to make our organization more relevant to the issues facing our community. During this conference our focus will be on health disparities in our community and will sponsor free testing for peripheral vascular disease which can serve as an early indicator for those at risk for stroke, heart attack and limb loss.
Our goal at NABBS is to be supportive of the NBA, advocate for justice and support efforts to better education and healthcare in our communities and look forward to working with our partners and members to achieve these goals.
Again, welcome to Memphis.
Greetings Members and Friends,
We are excited to convene in Memphis, Tennessee in person for our 28th annual convention. We have survived a historic number of challenges over the last two years – COVID, election oppression, shortages of essential supplies, rising inflation, online education, isolation and the loss of loved ones.
Yet, we have survived! We will gather, embrace and dine cautiously to further our missions of service, support and education. We will rise above the threats, chaos, shortages, cancellations, storms, and lies. We will rise to promote, sponsor, secure and foster a more just, equal and compassionate Rule of Law.
We hope that you leave Memphis encouraged and fortified. Our programs will offer you the tools necessary to provide help to the helpless, strengthen the weary, extend knowledge to the uninformed and enable you to advocate for the voiceless.
Together we will soar to greater heights. Please continue to stand with us as we “Advocate for Justice”.
Nancy C. Butler
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.