Leadership Opportunities - Directors

DIRECTORS 2024-2026

The Board of Directors collectively serve as the governing body of the association with full power and authority to conduct, manage, and direct the business of the association. The voting members of the Board include the President, President-Elect, Vice-President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Vice-President for Member Services and Education, Vice-President for Finance, and nine Directors. Five of the nine Directors shall represent law schools. All terms are for approximately two years.

Functions of the Board

  • Develops policies relating to programs and services, membership, and personnel.
  • Exercises overall financial management, including adoption of an annual budget, setting the dues structure, determining non-dues income policies, and establishing audit procedures.
  • Engages collaboratively in long range planning and evaluation of the association's programs.
  • Advises and consents on appointment of Section, Committee, Group, Teams, and Task Force chairs and liaisons.

Responsibilities of Each Director of the Board

  • Acts as a fiduciary in exercising the powers granted to Board members for the benefit of NALP.
  • Prepares for and attends all Board meetings and is available for telephone or email conferences when necessary.
  • Builds relationships and maintains communication with Regional Representatives, Chairs of Sections, Committees, Groups, Teams, and Task Forces, as assigned, to monitor activities, provide information and report to the Board as appropriate.
  • Represents members in the various NALP regions, as assigned by the President, by communicating with members through phone conferences, e-mail, and meetings.
  • Attends any regional meetings during the Annual Education conference during the term of office: April 8-11, 2025 (Cleveland, OH) and April 14-19, 2026 (Hollywood, FL).
  • Participates in specific projects as requested by the President, such as serving on Board committees and Work Groups, serving as liaisons to other organizations, representing the association at meetings, or preparing issue reports and statements.

Time Commitment

In addition to the time required for the activities and responsibilities described above:

  • Attends all meetings of the Board of Directors during their term of office (Board meetings are generally held in May, July, November, February, and immediately prior to the Annual Education Conference). Currently scheduled Board meetings during this term: April 15-16, 2024 (Boston, MA); May 22-24, 2024 (New York, NY); July 11-13, 2024 (Quebec City, Quebec), November 6-8, 2024 (Asheville, NC);  February 20-22, 2025 (Los Angeles, CA); April 7-8, 2025 (Cleveland, OH); and April 13-14, 2026 (Hollywood, FL). Note that the practicality of in-person meetings will depend on the then-current health and safety guideline.
  • Attends the Annual Education Conference immediately prior to the term of office and the two Conferences during the term of office: April 16-19 (Boston, MA); April 8-11, 2025 (Cleveland, OH); and April 14-19, 2026 (Hollywood, FL)
  • Travel nights (nights away on NALP business): Approximately 20-22 required nights each year. Additional optional nights as requested.
  • For the purpose of honoring their existing service commitments, Directors in slated and elected positions of two-year terms should not, under ordinary circumstances, accept a nomination for another elected or slated position in the first year of their term, but may do so in their second year.

Resources and Support Available to Directors

  • Board members are eligible for reimbursable travel expenses associated with NALP Board meetings and any additional NALP-related required travel.
  • Board members are eligible for reimbursable dependent care expenses (up to $1,000 per year) above regularly anticipated cost of such expenses incurred as a result of Board activities.
  • The registration fee to attend one of NALP's educational programming events (other than the Annual Education Conference) or webinars is waived for each Director during each year of the term.

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