Leadership Opportunities - Regional Representatives

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Regional Representatives serve as regional ambassadors gathering and disseminating information, spearheading regional communications, welcoming new members, and serving as a resource to NALP members.  The Regional Representative position is an excellent entry point to leadership within NALP and has a proven track record of helping to prepare members for additional leadership opportunities.

General regions elect two Regional Representatives, one representing law school members and one representing employer members, each to serve two-year terms as members of the Regional Resource Council. The terms are staggered so that each General region has a total of four Regional Representatives at any time.  Each limited region (Canada) elects a Regional Representative each year, to serve a one-year term and a second follow-on year as Immediate Past Regional Representative.  The Regional Resource Council will have 21 members.

Each Regional Representative is a member of the Regional Resource Council (“RRC”) and has the following job responsibilities:

  • Attends in person the Annual Education Conference the year s/he is elected including an orientation/training session (from 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Monday, April 27, 2020 and from 8:00 - 11:30 am on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 with a dinner on Monday evening, April 27, 2020) at the Annual Education Conference.  (NALP will cover the cost of the Monday night hotel expense for attendance at the orientation/training session immediately prior to the Annual Education Conference if the member's employer does not otherwise cover it.)  Each Regional Representative should also use best efforts to attend the Annual Conference that takes place between the first and second years of her/his term.
  • Works with the regional team to help plan and conduct business at the Regional Meeting during the Annual Education Conference during term of office.
  • Participates in all meetings (usually telephonic or web-based) of the RRC.
  • Interacts with and provides reports to the Board of Directors, President, Vice-President for Member Services and Education, and staff as appropriate on news, activities and concerns from the region.
  • Serves in an ambassadorial role to gather information from members in the region regarding concerns, trends, and interests, and to provide information to members in the region from NALP and the Board including information relating to surveys, upcoming conferences and events, and topical issues.  This includes planning, hosting, and participating in all regional outreach and feedback calls. 
  • Develops knowledge on the region and shares information and opportunities with fellow NALP members including the Board and staff.  Engages in environmental scanning (through conference calls or individual calls) when requested to gather member input and identify regional issues.
  • Welcomes and follows-up with new members to NALP (through calls and emails).
  • Within the region, serves as liaison and resource to city groups and law school consortia, provides outreach to underserved cities/localities and, where possible and appropriate, attends meetings and presents NALP information and data (i.e., end of season report). 
  • Identifies local groups, events, organizations etc., that may be resources for NALP members; understands and uses NALP resources (website, NALPConnect, directories, newsletters, research) appropriately. 
  • Identifies volunteers from within the region for projects and committees, as well as potential volunteer projects within the region.
  • Under ordinary circumstances, there is an expectation that candidates elected to a Regional Representative position will see that term in office through before accepting a nomination for another elected or slated term.  In other words, Regional Representatives in 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.
  • Regional Representatives from Limited Regions (currently Canada) who serve a one-year term will serve a second follow-on year as Immediate Past Regional Representative and will be encouraged to participate in the annual RRC orientation program and RRC meetings throughout the year.
  • Each Regional Representative has access to a pool of funds to help offset expenses for travel to a regional team meeting and/or a city group/consortium meeting in their region.

The time commitment for Regional Representatives is spread throughout the year and ranges from 5-10 hours/month.  Regional Representatives plan, conduct, and participate in monthly Regional Resource Council meetings, convene quarterly feedback calls with Board members, and conduct member outreach through welcome calls, city group outreach, and environmental scanning throughout the year.  Regional Representatives also plan the Regional Business Meeting at the Annual Education Conference.

View all position descriptions as a PDF here.

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