AFFILIATIONS

 

 

Bernice’s commitment to service began at an early age and foreshadowed the years

of community involvement that have come.

 

In addition to a busy work schedule, she actively participates in various

organizations.  Among the many organizations she serves, ranging from the Summer

Work Experience in Law, Inc. (SWEL), the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati,

and the National Bar Association, Bernice is a vested stakeholder and committed

leader.  

 

 

 

NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION – CURRENT

 

 

 

  • Vice-President
  • Life Member
  • Legislation Committee
  • Women Lawyers Division
  • Small Business Law Section
  • Environmental, Energy and Public Utilities Law Section
  • National Bar Institute, the philanthropic arm of the NBA

 

 

 

NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION – PREVIOUS

 

 

 

  • President’s Senior Advisor and Liaison to Standing Committees, 2012-2013
  • Election Protection, 2004, 2008, and 2012
  • Senior Advisor to the President, 2011-2012
  • Assistant Treasurer, 2010-2011
  • Chairperson, Small Business Law Section, 2007-2010
  • Board of Governors, 2001-2008, and 2009-2010
  • Chief of Staff to the President, 2009-2010
  • Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, 2006-2007,
  • Executive Committee, 2006-2007, and 2009-2010
  • Chairperson, Government Lawyers Division, 2004-2007, Newsletter Editor, 2007-2013
  • Election Reform Taskforce, 2009-2010
  • Nominations Committee, 1997-1998, 2004-2008, 2011-2013
  • Strategic Planning Taskforce, 2006-2010
  • Membership Committee, 2004-2006
  • Chairperson, Small Business Development Section, 2001-2004, Newsletter Editor, 2004-2005
  • Chairperson, Constitution and Bylaws Committee, 1997-2002, 2006-2008, and 2011-2013
  • Associate Parliamentarian, 1997-1998, and 1999-2001
  • Elections Committee, 1996-1997
  • Contributor, Endowment 2000, 1995-1996
  • Coordinator, Region VI Conference, 1995-1996

 

 

 

BLACK LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF CINCINNATI (BLAC)

 

 

 

  • President, 1999-2001
  • Scholarship and Awards Banquet Committee, 1993-2006, and 2008-Present
  • Chairperson, Scholarship Committee, 2009-Present
  • Law Day Coordinator, 2009-2012
  • Nominating Committee, 2004-2005
  • Chairperson, Scholarship and Awards Banquet Committee, Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, 2001-2005
  • Chairperson, Planning Committee, 1995-1999, Member, 2008-2009
  • Vice-President, 1995-1997
  • Recording Secretary, 1994-1995

 

 

 

OTHER AFFILIATIONS

 

 

 

  • Duke Energy Corporation, 2013-Present
  • Summer Work Experience in Law, Inc., Board Member, 2013-Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Certified Grievance Committee, 2010-Present; Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class VIII, 2004
  • Cincinnati Elections Commission, Chairperson, March 2012-June 2014; Member, May 2007-June 2014 
  • GO Cincinnati, Volunteer, 2013-2014
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Leadership Cincinnati, Class 36, 2012-2013
  • Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 


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