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 a popular option for members seeking initial leadership experiences within NALP as it provides excellent preparation for other leadership roles.
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 Leadership 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 one Regional
Representative each year to serve a two-year term. The Regional Leadership Council
will have 22 members.
Members are eligible to run for the Regional Representative position provided they have not served a full term on the Regional Leadership Council at any time in the three years prior to the election.
Regional Representative is a member of the Regional Leadership Council (“RLC”)
and has the following job responsibilities:
- Attends in person the Annual
Education Conference the year they are elected including an orientation/training session
(from 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Monday, April 24, 2023 and from 8:00 - 11:30 am on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 with a dinner on Monday evening, April 24, 2023) 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 their term. Note that the practicality of in-person meetings will depend on then current health and safety guidelines.
- Works in collaboration with the regional team to help plan any regional events during the Annual Education Conference during
term of office.
- Participates in all meetings
(usually via videoconference) of the RLC.
- 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 as an ambassador for NALP in reaching out and gathering information from members in
the region regarding concerns, trends, and interests, and to share information with 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 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 (e.g., end of season
- Identifies local groups,
events, organizations etc., that may be resources for NALP members; understands
and uses NALP resources (website, NALPConnect, directories, newsletters, research)
- Identifies volunteers from within the region for
projects and committees, as well as potential volunteer projects within the
- For the purpose of honoring their existing service commitments, 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.
- 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 Leadership 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.
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