At the Board’s virtual meeting in July, the Board carefully reviewed and approved a $4.3 million budget for the 2022 Fiscal Year. This balanced budget, while based on many pre-pandemic "return-to-normal" assumptions, remains conservative in light of the ongoing uncertainty regarding the pandemic and how it may impact NALP and its members. As part of the budget approval, the Board adopted membership dues and educational programming registrations fees for 2021-2022:
FY 2022 DUES STRUCTURE
|New Law School||$800/yr|
|Renewing Law School||$975/yr.|
|New Law Firm||$800/yr|
|Renewing Law Firm US & Canada (up to 100 lawyers)||$975/yr|
|Renewing Law Firm Canada (101+ lawyers)||$1325/yr|
|Renewing Law Firm (101 - 500 lawyers)||$1400/yr|
|Renewing Law Firm (501-999 lawyers)||$1600/yr|
|*Renewing Law Firm (1000 or more lawyers)||$1800/yr*|
|Each Additional Office||$675/yr|
|Government & Public Interest Organizations||$295/yr|
|Corporate/Other Legal Organizations||$975/yr|
|Additional Members at Member Institutions|
|Individual Associate Member||$225/yr|
|Legal Search Consultants||$775/yr|
|Affiliates Otherwise Eligible for Voting Membership||$775/yr|
2021-2022 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS & FEES (MEMBER, EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEES)
NALP ended the 2021 Fiscal Year in strong financial shape, notwithstanding the many ups and downs that occurred over the past year with various items that make up NALP’s budget.
Members overwhelmingly approved revisions to NALP’s By-Laws. The updated By-Laws are currently posted to the NALP website at www.nalp.org./bylaws. Among the changes approved by NALP members:
The Board spent considerable time discussing the health and well-being of NALP members and brainstormed a variety of ways that NALP can add value to its members in these areas, and we look forward to continuing to incorporate health and wellness into future programming and resources, including during regional, section, work group and advisory group meetings.
The Board participated in an advanced Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging training with Anu Gupta of BeMore (bemorewithanu.com).
The Board spent considerable time reviewing its Statement Against Racism, with a particular focus on how we can increase the pipeline of diverse candidates entering our profession, including possibly working with historically diverse colleges and universities and our own law students to promote these opportunities.
Board members also reviewed the feedback from members provided through Director outreach calls and Regional Resource Council member reports; reviewed several of the documents used by the Nominating Committee to educate the membership about leadership position; reviewed and updated Board policies, including the fiscal policy; and heard an update from the NALP Foundation on current research projects, including the Alumni Study on Employment and Career Satisfaction and the Associate Attrition Study, and upcoming programs and collaborations including a Town Hall with NALP on August 12 with deans and hiring partners and a General Counsel panel in the fall.
Board members also heard from Board Liaisons about the work of several Sections, Work Groups, Committees, Advisory Groups, and Task Forces.
Finally, NALP hosted several successful Town Halls focusing on return-to-office issues and the OCI callback process. Several additional Town Halls, webinars, and round tables are scheduled and the list can be found on the NALP website at www.nalp.org/events.