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NALP Technology Advisory Group

Mary Beal

Mary Beal is the Director of Member Professional Development at NALP. She started at NALP in September of 2010 after many years in the legal industry as a consultant and as the Firmwide Director of Recruitment at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. During her tenure in the legal recruitment industry, she served as a member of NALP’s Board and as a Chair and member of several NALP committees. Contact Mary at mbeal@nalp.org.

Jeff Becherer

Jeff Becherer is Assistant Director of Career Services at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Millie Bond
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Millicent Bond joined NALP in 2009 as the first NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program Fellow. The Program partners law firms with diverse high school classrooms. Participating students work directly with volunteer attorneys on law based lessons, networking skills, and advocacy. The Program introduces students to the myriad career opportunities in the legal profession. Prior to joining the NALP/Street Law team she graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she served as the President of the Black Law Student Association. She has a long-standing interest in diversity and education. She taught seventh grade history at Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia before attending law school. While teaching she worked closely with the school’s Director of Diversity and Community Life. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryn Mawr College. She can be contacted at mbond@nalp.org.

Judith Collins
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Judith Collins has been the NALP Research Department since 1991. She is responsible for all aspects of the research reports and findings produced by NALP, including survey design, data collection and analysis, and writing reports. Prior to working at NALP, she worked for a number of years at the USDA and United Way of America. Judy earned BS and MS degrees in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Marcy Cox

Marcy Cox is the 2011-2012 NALP President.

NALP Lawyer Professional Develpment Section

Courtney Dredden

Nicole Foster
Nicole Foster is a Legal Recruitment Administrator with SNR Denton US LLP.

Meghan Grenda

Steve Grumm
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Steve Grumm is the Director of Public Service Initiatives at NALP, where he focuses on recruitment, retention, and professional development issues affecting public interest and public sector attorneys, as well as on aiding law students who pursue public interest careers. Before joining NALP, Steve worked as an attorney with the Philadelphia LawWorks project, a community economic development initiative sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is active in the American Bar Association and the National Legal Aid & Defender Association and is a past president of the Washington Council of Lawyers, the District of Columbia’s voluntary public interest bar association. He is a 2003 graduate of the Temple University School of Law. Contact Steve at sgrumm@nalp.org.

Mina Jones Jefferson

Mina Jones Jefferson is Chair of NALP's 2011 Law School Employment Outcomes Task Force.

James G. Leipold
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James G. Leipold is the NALP Executive Director, a position he has held since 2004. Prior to joining NALP, he worked at the Law School Admission Council and for Temple University School of Law. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University and Temple University School of Law. He speaks and writes frequently on trends in legal employment for recent law school graduates. Contact James Leipold at jleipold@nalp.org.

Benjamin Litman

Benjamin Litman is Legal Recruiting Coordinator for Jenner & Block.

Alexandra Mai

Alexandra Mai is the Talent Manager for Vinson & Elkins LLP in Washington, D.C. She is the Co-Vice Chair of the Ask the Experts Conference Call Series Work Group. Alexandra also serves as the Liaison between the Lawyer Professional Development and Diversity Sections and reports on common issues involving the recruitment and retention of women and attorneys of color.

Sally Olson
Sally Olson of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP is a partner and the firm’s Professional Development and Diversity Director.

Anetra Parks

Anetra E. Parks is Director of Career Services at University of Wyoming College of Law.

Lisa Quirk
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Lisa Quirk is NALP's Director of Electronic Information Systems. In this role she manages NALP's multiple websites, including the main NALP site, the NALP Directory of Legal Employers, the NALP Canadian Directory of Legal Employers, and the NALP Directory of Law Schools. Lisa worked at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law prior to joining NALP in 1996. Lisa can be contacted at lisa@nalp.org.

R. Thomas Rodriguez

R. Thomas Rodriguez works in Attorney Services & Legal Recruiting at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, DC.

Fred Thrasher
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Fred Thrasher is the Deputy Director of NALP, having previously worked for twelve years in legal career services at The George Washington University Law School, William and Mary School of Law, and Brooklyn Law School. Fred received a JD from The George Washington University School of Law in 1993 where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and served as a Dean's Fellow in the first-year legal research and writing program. He also holds a Masters in Education in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California and a BS from Tufts University where he majored in geology. Prior to attending law school, he worked as the Assistant Coordinator for Career Planning at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. During his tenure in legal career services, he served as a member of NALP's Board and as a Chair and member of several NALP committees. Contact Fred at fthrasher@nalp.org.

Audra Wilson
Audra Wilson is Director of Diversity & Outreach at Northwestern Law School.



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