NALP Unveils New Logo and Tagline
NALP unveiled a new logo and tagline at the 2013 Annual Education Conference. Learn more about NALP.
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Rate of Part-time Work Among Lawyers Drops for Third Year in 2013
Although nearly all large law firms make part-time schedules available to their experienced lawyers, the percentage of lawyers working part-time continues to remain in single digits. Learn more.
Entry-level Law Firm Recruiting Remains Mostly Flat
In the fall of 2013, for the fifth year in a row, law firms continued to engage in limited entry-level hiring, according to new research by NALP. Learn more.
Part V Changes Adopted
At its recent meeting, NALP’s Board of Directors voted to adopt a series of provisional changes to Part V of NALP’s Principles and Standards. The updated guidelines 1) incorporate a 14-day reaffirmation provision within the 28-day offer response window for those candidates not previously employed and 2) change the offer response deadline for those candidates previously employed by an organization to 28 days following the date of the offer letter or October 1, whichever is later, rather than November 1. See the Principles and Standards page and the memorandum more fully describing the changes along with the full-text of Part V. The Board also adopted a new Interpretation 22 on using the reaffirmation provisions.
Nominating Committee Announces Slate for 2014-2015 Board; Elections Launch February 25
NALP’s Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the slate of Officers and Directors for the 2014-2015 Board of Directors; voting for the slate will take place at the Annual Business Meeting during the Annual Education Conference. The Nominating Committee is also pleased to provide information on those members who are candidates for NALP's elected positions of Regional Representative, Conference Planning Coordinator and Nominating Committee representative. Learn more here.
Register for 2014 Annual Education Conference in Seattle
Registration is now open for NALP's 2014 Annual Education Conference & Resource Center Exhibition which will take place April 9-12 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. The conference will feature an impressive programming lineup covering all areas of the profession from recruiting to career counseling to professional development, diversity and inclusion, and much more. New to 2014 Annual Education Conference will be Friday evening activities including a service project and tours featuring local Seattle attractions. Learn more.
Registration Open for the 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Summit
The 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Summit on June 5-6 in Chicago will bring together NALP and ALFDP members, diversity professionals, law firm partners, in-house lawyers, career counselors, legal hiring and training professionals, law school deans, industry consultants, and other legal career professionals who have an interest in continuing to expand diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. This Summit features topics from the front lines of the discussion about diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in the world, and offers a wide variety of speakers. Learn more.
Submit a Proposal for the 2014 Professional Development Institute
NALP invites you to submit a proposal for the 2014 Professional Development Institute, which will be held December 4 - 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. Submitting a proposal is your opportunity to demonstrate your expertise to the legal professional development audience and to share your best practices with your peers. The deadline for proposal submissions is March 28, 2014. Learn more.
NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program
NALP is pleased to partner with Street Law in a diversity pipeline initiative. The program pairs NALP member law firms with local high schools, and commits practicing lawyers and other legal professional to teaching law-related topics in high school classrooms. Learn more.