Since 1995, Bernice has been an active member of the National Bar Association

(NBA).  Her membership with the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, an affiliate

of the NBA, began during her first year of law school in 1989.

Nearly 20 Years of Continuous Service

CURRENT NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

 

  • Constitution & Bylaws Committee
  • Small Business Law Section
  • Environmental, Energy and Public Utilities Law Section
  • National Bar Institute, the philanthrophic arm of the NBA

 

PAST NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

 

  • 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
  • President, Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, 1999-2001
  • Chairperson, Constitution and Bylaws Committee, 1997-2002, 2006-2008, and 2011-2013
  • Associate Parliamentarian, 1997-1998, and 1999-2001
  • Elections Committee, 1996-1997
  • Endowment 2000 Contributor, 1995-1996
  • Coordinator, Region VI Conference, 1995-1996

 NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION AWARDS 

  • Presidential Award for Exemplary Service, July 2013
  • Special Presidential Award for Unparalleled Dedication and Extraordinary Service, July 2012
  • Presidential Award for Exemplary Service, August 2010
  • Presidential Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment, July 2007
  • Outstanding Service Award, Region VI, April 2001
  • Presidential Award for Outstanding Service, July 1998
  • Outstanding Region Award, Coordinator of Region VI Conference, August 1996
  • Distinguished Service Award, Region VI, April 1996


BLACK LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF CINCINNATI, NBA AFFILIATE


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

 

BLACK LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF CINCINNATI AWARD

 

    · Distinguished Service Award, 2005, presented during 13th Annual Scholarship &        Awards Banquet

© 2014 Bernice L. Walker for NBA Vice-President