JD Career Advisors Section

The JD Career Advisors Section is for NALP members who have an interest in or responsibility for the career development of law students and alumni. The section will include work groups on developing resources and conference programming on career development. The section will also serve as the home for the Solo & Small CSO Work Group and the CSO Employer Outreach Work Group, and for those interested in alumni career services.

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2017-18 Section Chair: Tony Waller, University of Georgia School of Law, twaller@uga.edu

July 2017 Board Report (PDF)


Work Groups:

CSO Employer Outreach
The group also examines the various duties of those engaged in employer outreach work and seeks to increase awareness and understanding among legal employers as to the role of employer relations staff in the law schools and to encourage a dialogue that promotes a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship.

JD Counseling
The goal of this group is to bring together colleagues who regularly counsel students and alumni to share information and develop resources to benefit NALP members. This group will also ascertain counseling practices that increase the career self-efficacy of JD students who are first generation college graduates.

Solo/Small CSO
Develop and update materials to be posted on the NALP website. Ensure that resources posted on NALPconnect are also added to the Shared Resource Pool. Engage in environmental scanning to determine need for additional resources for Shared Resource Pool Consider the production of at least one webinar on a timely topic for professionals in small/solo CSOs.

Annual Education Conference Program Proposals
Brainstorm with Section members on a track of programming/speakers for the 2017 Annual Education Conference in San Francisco, CA. Assist members with completion of the RFP process.



2016-17 Section Chair: Tony Waller, University of Georgia School of Law, twaller@uga.edu

April 2017 Board Report (PDF)
February 2017 Board Report (PDF)
November 2016 Board Report (PDF)
July 2016 Board Report (PDF)


Work Groups:

CSO Employer Outreach
The group also examines the various duties of those engaged in employer outreach work and seeks to increase awareness and understanding among legal employers as to the role of employer relations staff in the law schools and to encourage a dialogue that promotes a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship.

JD Counseling
The goal of this group is to bring together colleagues who regularly counsel students and alumni to share information and develop resources to benefit NALP members. This group will also ascertain counseling practices that increase the career self-efficacy of JD students who are first generation college graduates.

Solo/Small CSO
Develop and update materials to be posted on the NALP website. Ensure that resources posted on NALPconnect are also added to the Shared Resource Pool. Engage in environmental scanning to determine need for additional resources for Shared Resource Pool Consider the production of at least one webinar on a timely topic for professionals in small/solo CSOs.

Annual Education Conference Program Proposals
Brainstorm with Section members on a track of programming/speakers for the 2017 Annual Education Conference in San Francisco, CA. Assist members with completion of the RFP process.

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