Leadership Opportunities - Directors

DIRECTORS 2019-2021

The Board of Directors serves 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 Member Services and Education, Vice-President for Finance, and nine Directors. Seven of the thirteen total members of the Board shall represent law schools. All terms shall be for two years.

Functions of the Board

  • Formulates 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 in long range planning and evaluation of the association's programs.
  • Advises and consents on appointment of Section, Committee, Group, 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.
  • Attends all Board meetings and is available for telephone or email conferences when necessary.
  • Communicates with Regional Representatives, Chairs of Sections, Committees, Groups, 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 Regional Business Meetings during the Annual Education conference during the terms of office: April 28 - May 1, 2020 (Montreal) and April 27-30, 2021 (Scottsdale)
  • Assumes responsibilities for specific projects as requested by the President, such as serving on Board committees (such as Audit Committee, Investment Oversight Committee) 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 to complete the tasks described above:

  • Attends all meetings of the Board of Directors during her/his 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 8-9, 2019 (San Diego); May 9-11, 2019 (Washington, DC); July 17-19, 2019 (Woodinville, WA); November 7-9, 2019, (Scottsdale, AZ); February 27-29, 2020 (Savannah, GA); April 27-28, 2020 (Montreal); and April 26-27, 2021 (Scottsdale, AZ).
  • Attends the Annual Education Conference immediately prior to the term of office and the two Conferences during the term of office: April 9-12, 2019 (San Diego); April 28-May 1, 2020 (Montreal); and April 27-30, 2021 (Scottsdale, AZ).
  • Travel nights (nights away on NALP business): Approximately 20-22 required nights each year. Additional optional nights as requested.
  • Under ordinary circumstances, there is an expectation that candidates slated to a Director position will see that term in office through before accepting a nomination for another elected or slated term.  In other words, 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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