|Board of Directors Nominations|
Qualifications, Requirements, and Application
The Leadership Identification Committee (LIC) invites you to serve NALS on the national board. NALS is looking for the best and the brightest candidates to bring their passion, energy, innovation and vision to the national board and take NALS where no association has gone before. This is a revolution to bring NALS into a strong future. Do you have the passion, energy, innovation and vision that we need? If so please consider applying today! NALS five-member Board of Directors, along with NALS Executive Director Tammy Hailey, CAE, actively engage in analyzing the challenges and opportunities for the association, identifying the high-impact legal industry trends or developments affecting the members, and strategically using the association resources to build member value. The benefits of participating as a NALS Board Member are many:
Some of the duties are to:
If your answer to this invitation to lead is “yes,” you are encouraged to submit your application. If you know someone else you believe has the skills to lead NALS, you may nominate them by contacting them and encouraging them to apply.
The selection process will consist of three rounds.
A slate containing names of applicants for each vacant board position will be presented to NALS members for vote each year, along with a list of designated officers (President and Secretary). Should there be no vacant board positions at that time, only a list of officer positions will be presented to the membership for a vote.
Members will submit a “yes” or “no” vote for each candidate. A simple majority of the votes cast will be required for election to the Board. If a candidate does not receive a majority vote, there will be another candidate nominated by the LIC and voted on by the membership. This could prolong the process for 30 to 45 days, but there will be sufficient lead-time between the election and installation of the Board to ensure there is no lapse in Board service.
Term limits for all NALS Board members will be three years. Members may be reappointed for a second term. After serving their second consecutive term, individuals must roll off the Board for one year. Two NALS Board Members will be elected to serve three-year terms, beginning February 2017.
The LIC will assess candidates for the talents, abilities, and vision they demonstrate. NALS and the LIC value and seek diverse leadership as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, area of law, professional level, etc. The LIC has identified a number of desired attributes that will be part of the selection process for new board members.
Every NALS member in good standing may apply. One nonmember may be appointed to the board.
Deadline to Apply is August 1.