A Call for Volunteers from NALP's President-Elect
Happy New Year!
Have you ever wondered how to get more involved with NALP? Do you have ideas that you think would enhance the products and services that NALP provides or provide additional value to NALP members? If so, we are looking for you! As you plan for 2017, please consider sharing your time, expertise and enthusiasm with your NALP colleagues. We are continually seeking to engage a diverse group of our members and open up leadership opportunities to more members just like you.
All of the things you rely on NALP for — best practices guides, timely and informative Bulletin articles, educational programs that take your knowledge and skills to the next level, insightful reports on industry trends, networking opportunities — happen because members like you volunteer to work on them. New products and services are the result of ideas that are often generated by members, too!
No matter your level of experience or your familiarity with NALP, we think you have something to offer. In exchange, you will increase your professional network, gain leadership and management skills, stay current with the latest trends, combat “burnout” and engage in work that has meaning and impact. Training and support are provided to our member volunteers to ensure your success.
Please consider helping out by volunteering to take on a leadership role in a section, work group, committee or advisory group (click here to see a list along with detailed descriptions of what they do).
In addition to skills and interests tied to specific established groups, we look for people who are creative problem solvers and strategic thinkers. Talent for marketing, researching and writing is always needed, as is experience with finance, and/or technology and the design of technology platforms. For the coming year we are also seeking members with particular interest and/or experience in and knowledge of data analysis, data graphics and data application, as well as legislative and regulatory developments in federal government.
The deadline for volunteering for the upcoming business cycle is Friday, February 3, 2017.
We need your knowledge, experience, and perspective to keep us at the forefront of the issues that face the legal community.
If you have any questions about NALP volunteer service, feel free to contact any NALP officer or Board member any time. I truly hope you will consider volunteering your time to NALP. The benefits you gain will far outweigh the time commitment. I look forward to an exciting and productive year and hopefully working with you!
David A. Montoya
2016-2017 NALP President-Elect/2017-2018 President
Assistant Dean for Career Services, The University of Texas School of Law
Diversity & Inclusion Section (including SOGIE - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity & Expression - Work Group)
Experienced Professionals Section
International & Advanced Degree Advising and Recruiting Section
JD Career Advisors Section (including the CSO Employer Outreach, JD Counseling & Small Solo CSO Work Groups)
Judicial Clerkship Section
Law Student Professional Development Section
Lawyer Professional Development Section
Legal Employer Alumni Relations/Programs Section
Newer Professionals Section
Public Service Section
Communications Advisory Group
Ethics & Standards Advisory Group
PD Quarterly Advisory Group
PSJD Advisory Group
Research Advisory Group (including NALP Directory Advisory Work Groups)
Committees & Task Forces
Investment Oversight Committee
Nominating Committee (Note: NALP members elect the regional members of the committee and the President-Elect appoints the chair and vice-chair(s).)
Emergent Employer Engagement Task Force
Transforming Talent Acquisition Task Force
Event Planning Committees
Annual Education Conference Planning Committee (Note: the membership elects 5 Conference Planning Coordinators, and the President-elect appoints 5 members along with a chair and vice-chairs(s).)
Diversity & Inclusion Summit Planning Committee
Lateral Recruiting Summit Planning Committee
Legal Recruiting Summit Planning Committee
Professional Development Institute Planning Committee