After the 2019 recruiting cycle and before their November meeting, NALP’s Board members conducted outreach calls to members across the country. They asked members to respond to several questions about the recent recruiting cycle. Click here to read the summary of this outreach (PDF).
NALP’s Board of Directors held its fall meeting along with a strategic planning session November 13-16, 2019. The Board reviewed and took action on several matters:
BOARD POLICY 114: SUBJECT: ANTICOMPETITIVE RISKS AND BEHAVIORS
As members of a professional trade association, NALP members should always bring a heightened awareness of antitrust and anticompetitive risks and behaviors to professional gatherings. NALP’s law school members compete with one another and NALP’s employer members compete with one another. Accordingly, NALP’s members should avoid entering any sort of agreement or understanding with competitors related to any aspect of competition. However, it is appropriate for NALP members to discuss information that is not competitively sensitive, such as industry trends, best practices, or general opportunities and challenges that arise in the legal careers profession.
The Board also engaged in a productive two-day strategic planning session which will culminate in a new strategic plan for NALP in 2020. In preparation for the strategic planning session, Board members reviewed the reports from Sections and regions, the results of the member survey, and the input gathered from a series of one-on-one interviews.
NALP's Board of Directors held their summer meeting July 18-19, 2019. The Board reviewed and took action on several matters.
2020 Fiscal Year Budget - The Board adopted a $4.7 million budget for the 2020 fiscal year.
2020 Membership Dues - The Board set the calendar year 2020 dues rates:
|New Law School||$775/yr.|
|Renewing Law School||$950/yr.|
|New Law Firm||$775/yr.|
|Renewing Law Firm US & Canada (up to 100 lawyers)||$950/yr.|
|Renewing Law Firm Canada (101+ lawyers)||$1300/yr|
|Renewing Law Firm US (101 - 500 lawyers)||$1350/yr.|
|Renewing Law Firm (501 + lawyers)||$1500/yr.|
|Each Additional Office||$650/yr.|
|Government & Public Interest Organizations||$295/yr.|
|Corporate/Other Legal Organizations||$950/yr.|
|Additional Members at Member Institutions|
|Individual Associate Member||$215/yr.|
|Legal Search Consultants||$775/yr.|
|Affiliates Otherwise Eligible for Voting Membership||$775/yr.|
|Renewing (up to 100 lawyers)||$950/yr.|
|Renewing (100+ lawyers)||$1300/yr.|
|Each Additional Office||$650/yr|
2020 Annual Education Conference Fees - The Board also set the base member early-bird registration rate for the 2020 Annual Education Conference in Montreal, QC, Canada at $850.
2019-2020 Educational Programming Dates and Fees
Updates to Future Editions of the NALP Directory of Legal Employers
Board members approved several updates to the NALP Directory of Legal Employers commencing with the 2020 edition:
Board members also:
April & May 2019
NALP’s Board of Directors met immediately prior to the April Annual Education in San Diego and again briefly at the end of Board Orientation in May. The Board reviewed and took action on several matters:
The Board approved use of funds from NALP’s Strategic Reserves to undertake a new knowledge management initiative aimed at updating and upgrading NALP’s user-content and online resources. The Knowledge Management Implementation Work Group will work with NALP staff and a team of consultants to assess next steps and work towards the orderly implementation of identified initiatives.
The Board reviewed and approved the 2019-2020 Business Plan as presented by 2019-2020 NALP President Georgia Emery Gray. In addition to a full complement of Sections and Groups, the plan includes five strategic work groups:
In May, the Board approved a modest increase in PSJD Subscription fees for the 2019-2020 program year commencing July 1.
|JD Enrollment||2019-2020 Annual Subscription Fee|
The Board reviewed NALP’s finances, which are in good shape, despite the unpredictable market.
The Board also approved updated signatories to the banking and investment accounts and approved a parliamentarian for the business year.
The Board is preparing to engage in strategic planning and will be working with individual sections, task forces, and work groups on this project throughout the year. The Board has engaged a consultant to facilitate the process.
The Board also extended their welcome to two new staff members who have joined NALP since the beginning of the year – Claire Nash as Member Services Coordinator and Danielle Taylor as Director of Research. Judy Collins has moved into the new position of Senior Research Associate for Special Projects in a part-time status.