Although women and minorities continue to make small gains in their representation among law firm partners in 2015, the overall percentage of women associates has decreased over the majority of the last five years, and the percentage of African-American associates has declined each year since 2009.
The NALP nomination season is open, so now is the time to nominate yourself and your colleagues for NALP leadership positions. NALP needs the time and talents of its members in order to fulfill its mission to continuously improve career counseling and planning, recruitment and retention, and the professional development of law students, lawyers, and its members. Detailed information about the positions and the process is available on the Nominating page. Nominations must be received by Thursday, December 3, 2015 so please don't delay!
Calling all Canadian members! Register now to attend two great programs on December 1 and 2. The Canadian Diversity and Inclusion Summit will take place on Tuesday, December 1 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. The End of Year Canadian Section Winter Meeting will take place all day on Wednesday, December 2. Register today for both events or just one event to discuss and learn about the issues.
NALP's Newer Professionals' Forum will bring together newer professionals and experienced faculty members to focus on the career development of newer professionals in the fields of legal recruitment, law student and lawyer professional development, and career services.
Come join the conversation about how legal employers and law schools are responding to the issues that arise from changes in the profession at this exciting one-day conference devoted entirely to entry-level recruiting.
The 2015 Professional Development Institute is the must-attend conference for learning about current trends in lawyer professional development, exploring key issues facing the legal industry, hearing about proven programs to give your lawyers and law students the competitive edge they need, and gaining access to more than 300 law firm and law school PD contacts. If you are responsible for professional development in a law firm, law school, corporation, or government agency, the Professional Development Institute will equip you and your organization to stay ahead in today’s challenging environment.
NALP JOB CENTER
NALP's job board is designed to better serve members and non-members seeking to fill positions in legal career services, legal recruitment, professional development, and related fields.