NALA Election

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WHY YOU SHOULD RUN FOR OFFICE!
If you are passionate about the paralegal field and want to impact the future of NALA, a Board position might be the right fit for you. The NALA Board of Directors recognizes the importance of exceptional board leadership and believes that a strong and effective board is needed for continual success in reaching its mission (“Advancing paralegals through certification and professional development”). Our Board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and for the paralegal profession. 

On behalf of the Board, the Nomination Committee extends an invitation to qualified members to get involved in your GREAT association. Serving on the Board is a rewarding, gratifying, and enjoyable way to be engaged in your association. 

OPEN BOARD POSITIONS:

Vice President
The Vice President is responsible for special projects as delegated by the President or the Board, sits on the Executive Committee, and assumes responsibilities of the President in the President's absence. The Vice President focuses on membership issues including membership solicitation programs, ensures that the membership application review, and approval process is in compliance with the membership qualifications as outlined in the NALA bylaws. The Vice President is elected by the membership and serves a term of one year from election.
One-Year Term
(Max of two consecutive terms)
Secretary The Secretary is responsible for the integrity of Board documents, provides accurate minutes of board meetings, oversees mail votes conducted for the Board, and sits on the Executive Committee. The secretary is elected by the membership, and serves a term of one year from election. One-Year Term
(Max of two consecutive terms)
Treasurer The Treasurer submits recommended policies to the Board concerning financial planning and budgeting, approves all Board expenses for payment, serves as chair of NALA's budget committee which develops a budget for each fiscal year, presents financial reports to the Board and membership, and sits on the Executive Committee. The Treasurer is elected by the membership, and serves a term of one year from election. One-Year Term
(Max of two consecutive terms)
At Large Directors
(2 Directors will be elected)
Each of the directors are elected by Active type NALA members and serve two‐year terms. Directors report regularly to the Board of Directors on notable activity occurring within the region. Two-Year Terms
(Max of two consecutive terms)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Actively employed as a paralegal
  • Current holder of the NALA Certified Paralegal (CP) credential
  • Must be an Active type member of NALA
  • A citizen of the United States
  • Legally competent to enter into contracts 

HOW TO APPLY:
All candidates must complete a Declaration of Candidacy form and provide a high-resolution photograph to NALA. You can submit this form electronically to pvanstraten@nala.org, or by mail to 7666 E. 61st Street, Suite 315, Tulsa OK 74133, no later than March 15, 2021 (postmarked or received). Declarations received after the deadline will be not accepted. 

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WHAT'S NEXT?
After all eligible candidates are chosen and notified, they will be required to participate in all election-related events. This includes, but not limited to, the following:

  • Self-recording a 3-minute video explaining why you want to serve on the NALA Board (This will be posted to the NALA YouTube channel)
  • Participate in a Virtual live-streaming Candidate Forum (This will be posted to the NALA YouTube channel)
  • Participate in a Live Candidate Forum on location at the 2021 NALA Conference & Expo in Louisville, KY