Call for Volunteer Leaders

A Call for Volunteer Leaders from NALP's President-Elect

Happy Holidays! During this season of giving, and as a challenging 2023 comes to a close, we ask that you please consider sharing your time and talents with NALP in 2024. NALP continuously seeks to engage a diverse group of our members in various leadership opportunities, and we would like you to be a part of it. NALP and your colleagues will benefit from your expertise and enthusiasm!

Many fantastic NALP initiatives — professional peer-to-peer engagement, educational programs, best practices guides, insightful reports on industry trends, networking opportunities — happen because members like you volunteer to work on them. New products and services are the result of ideas that are often generated by members, too!

No matter your level of experience or familiarity with NALP, we think you have something unique to offer. Your additional involvement in NALP will increase your professional network, expand your leadership and management skills, help you stay current with the latest industry trends, and help you engage in work that has purpose and impact. Training and support are provided to our member volunteers to ensure your success.

Please volunteer for a leadership role in a section, work group, committee or advisory group (click here to see a list along with detailed descriptions of what they do).

Members take on a broad range of responsibilities in a number of roles including:

  1. Section and Group Chairs - who lead the charges of the team and liaise with the Board of Directors;
  2. Section and Group Vice Chairs/Work Group Leaders - who typically take responsibility for a particular project or charge within a section or group, often with the assistance of other section members; and
  3. Members of a Section or Group Work Group – who typically help Vice Chairs and Work Group leaders with specific projects or charges. 

Each volunteer position is important to the work of NALP and comes with a different level of responsibility and time commitment, which allows members to get involved in the way that best suits their ability and time bandwidth.

In addition to skills and interests tied to established groups, we appreciate those who are creative problem solvers and strategic thinkers. Talent for marketing, researching and writing is always needed.  For the coming year we also seek members with particular interest or experience in the following areas: social media; diversity, equity, and inclusion; well-being; resources, data, and knowledge management; membership development; and legal industry analysis.

If you have any questions about NALP volunteer service, feel free to contact any NALP officer or Board member.  The deadline to complete the volunteering form for the upcoming business cycle is Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

Click here to volunteer.

I hope you will lend your time to NALP. Now more than ever, we need your knowledge, experience, perspective, and dedication to keep us at the forefront of the issues facing our members and the legal community.  You will gain many benefits in exchange for the time you commit to NALP.

I look forward to collaborating with you in 2024 as our Association continues to be an innovative and vital support for us all!

Many thanks,

Rebecca Calman
2023-2024 NALP President-Elect/2024-2025 President
Director of Recruiting and Learning & Development, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Sections/Work & Interest Groups

Canadian Section
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Section (including LGBTQ Work Group)
Experienced Professionals Section
International & Advanced Degree Advising and Recruiting Section
JD Career Advisors Section (including the CSO Employer Outreach and JD Counseling Work Groups)
Judicial Clerkship Section
Law Student Professional Development Section
Lawyer Professional Development Section
Legal Employer Alumni Relations/Programs Section
Newer Professionals Section
Public Service Section
Recruiting Section
Small/Solo CSO Section

Chief Law School Career Officers Interest Group
Chief Legal Employer Officers Interest Group

Advisory Groups

ABA/NALP Employment Outcomes Reporting Advisory Group
ABA Section 303 Professional Identity Guidance Work Group
Ethics & Standards Advisory Group
Knowledge Management and Resource Implementation Advisory Group
NDLE/NDLS Advisory Group
PD Quarterly Advisory Group
PSJD Advisory Group
Research Advisory Group


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee
Finance Committee
Nominating Committee (Note: NALP members elect the regional members of the committee and the President-Elect appoints the chair and vice-chair(s).)
Well-Being Steering Committee

Event Planning Groups

Annual Education Conference Planning Committee (Note: the membership elects 6 Conference Planning Coordinators, and the President-elect appoints 6 members along with a chair and vice-chair(s).)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit Planning Work Group
Legal Recruiting Summit Planning Work Group
Professional Development Institute (PDI) Planning Work Group
Public Service Conference Planning Work Group

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