Call for Volunteer Leaders

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

Happy Holidays! During the season of giving and as a challenging 2020 comes to a close, please consider sharing your time and talents with NALP in 2021. We continuously seek to engage a diverse group of our members by encouraging them to take on various leadership opportunities. NALP and your colleagues will benefit from your expertise and enthusiasm!

Many 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 your familiarity with NALP, we think you have something to offer. Additional NALP involvement will increase your professional network, expand leadership and management skills, assist staying current with the latest trends, and engage in work that has purpose and impact. Training and support are provided to our member volunteers to ensure your success.

We welcome you to 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 our Association and comes with a different level of responsibility and time commitment allowing 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 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 and knowledge of emerging areas of 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 Friday, February 5, 2021.

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 2021 as our Association continues to be an innovative and vital support for us all!

Many thanks,

Traci Mundy Jenkins
2020-2021 NALP President-Elect/2021-2022 President
Director of Career Development, Venable 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

Law School Career Chief Officers Interest Group
Legal Employer Chief Officers Interest Group
Lawyer and Law Student Well-being Interest Group
Legal Masters Programs Interest Group

Advisory Groups

ABA/NALP Employment Outcomes Reporting Advisory Group
ABA/NALP Joint Advisory Council on Supporting Law Students with Disabilities
Communications Advisory Group
Ethics & Standards Advisory Group
PD Quarterly Advisory Group
PSJD Advisory Group
Research Advisory Group


Finance Committee
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-chair(s).)
Legal Recruiting Summit Planning Committee
Professional Development Institute Planning Committee

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