A Call for Volunteer Leaders from NALP's President-Elect
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019. As you sit down to contemplate your fresh list of New Year's resolutions, I ask you to please consider a late addition: "lend my time to NALP."
If you are like me, sometimes you catch yourself saying "this would be great for NALP to explore." Let's seize that thought and put it into action. As you plan for 2019, please consider sharing your time, expertise, and enthusiasm with your NALP colleagues. We are continually seeking to engage a diverse group of our members and open up leadership opportunities to more members just like you.
All of the things you rely on NALP for — professional peer-to-peer engagement, educational programs and 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 your familiarity with NALP, we think you have something to offer. In exchange, you will increase your professional network, gain leadership and management skills, stay current with the latest trends, combat “burnout” and engage in work that has purpose and impact. Training and support are provided to our member volunteers to ensure your success.
Please consider helping out by volunteering to take on 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).
We are looking for members willing to take on a broad range of responsibilities in a number of different roles including:
Each of these roles is important to the work of our Association and comes with a different level of responsibility and time commitment, which allows for 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 look for people 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 and knowledge of strategic planning, data and knowledge management and design, wellness, and topics related to the new Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process.
The deadline to complete the volunteering form for the upcoming business cycle is Friday, February 8, 2019.
We need your knowledge, experience, perspective, and dedication to keep us at the forefront of the issues that face the legal community and innovating in our ever-changing market landscape.
If you have any questions about NALP volunteer service, feel free to contact any NALP officer or Board member any time. I hope you will consider volunteering your time to NALP. The benefits you gain will far outweigh the time commitment. I look forward to an exciting and productive year and working with you!
Georgia Emery Gray
2018-2019 NALP President-Elect/2019-2020 President
Director of Legal Personnel and Recruiting, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Sections/Work & Interest Groups
Diversity & 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
Small/Solo CSO Section
Chief Officer Interest Group
Legal Masters Programs Interest Group
Communications Advisory Group
Ethics & Standards Advisory Group
PD Quarterly Advisory Group
PSJD Advisory Group
Investment Oversight Committee
Nominating Committee (Note: NALP members elect the regional members of the committee and the President-Elect appoints the chair and vice-chair(s).)
Event Planning Committees
Annual Education Conference Planning Committee (Note: the membership elects 5 Conference Planning Coordinators, and the President-elect appoints 5 members along with a chair and vice-chairs(s).)
Legal Recruiting Summit Planning Committee
Professional Development Institute Planning Committee