Board Meeting Summaries - Current Year

July 2018

NALP's Board of Directors held their summer meeting July 13-14, 2018. The Board reviewed and took action on several matters.

  • 2019 Fiscal Year Budget - The Board adopted a $4.3 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year.

  • 2019 Membership Dues - The Board set the calendar year 2019 dues rates:

    Law Schools
     New Law School $750/year
     Renewing Law School $950/year
    Law Firms
     New Law Firm $750/year
     Renewing Law Firm (up to 100 lawyers) $950/year
     Renewing Law Firm (more than 100 lawyers) $1300/year
     Each Additional Office $625/year
    Other Employers
     Government & Public Interest Organizations $295/year
     Corporate/Other Legal Organizations $950/year
    Additional Members at Member Institutions
     Individual Associate Member $195/year
    Affiliates
     Consultants $375/year
     Legal Search Consultants $750/year
     Affiliates Otherwise Eligible for Voting Membership $750/year
     Alumni $99/year

  • 2018-2019 Educational Programming Dates and Fees

    • 2018 Public Service Mini-Conference — October 25, Washington, DC. Base fee: $150
    • 2018 Canadian Winter Meeting — December 6, Toronto, ON. Base fee: $125
    • 2018 Professional Development Institute — November 29-30, Washington, DC. Base fee: $725
    • 2019 Legal Recruiting Summit — January 24, 2019, New York, NY. Base fee: $495
    • 2019 Newer Professionals’ Forum — February 7-9, 2019, Cincinnati, OH. Base fee: $595
    • 2019 Annual Education Conference — April 9-12, 2019, San Diego, CA. Base fee: $825
    • 2019 Summit on Emerging Legal Careers — June 7, 2019, Washington, DC. Base fee: $495
    • 2018-2019 Webinars — A series of webinars will be offered during the coming year. Watch future issues of the NALP Bulletin and NALPnow! for additional information.

Board members also:

  • Reviewed preliminary FY18 year-end financials

  • Reviewed the feedback from members provided through Director outreach calls and Regional Resource Council member reports.

  • Participated in a design thinking workshop facilitated by Erin Walczewski of Harvard Law School and Cooley LLP.

  • Discussed the Executive Director’s upcoming sabbatical.

  • Heard an update from the NALP Foundation on current research projects, including the Alumni Study on Employment and Career Satisfaction, Women of Color Study, the Study of Incivility in Law Firms, and the Cost Per Hire study. The Foundation is also planning a third Hiring Partner Summit for February 28 – March 1, 2019 at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles.

  • Heard a report from Vice-President Michelle Gage on the Canadian legal education system, the Canadian legal market, and the Canadian recruiting system, including the articling process.

  • Reviewed several of the documents used by the Nominating Committee to educate the membership about leadership positions.

  • Reviewed and updated Board policies, including the fiscal policy.

  • Reviewed the evaluations for recent conferences including the Annual Education Conference and the Diversity & Inclusion Summit.

  • Heard from Board Liaisons about the work of several Sections, Work Groups, Committees, Advisory Groups, and Task Forces.

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