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2018 NALS Volunteer Opportunities

Friday, March 2, 2018   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Lydia Goodner

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Every year the NALS Board of Directors Is actively engaged 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.

 

This requires the need of a great team to join them as they continue to shape the future of NALS. That is where 'U' come in!


Take an active role in leadership service. Participation on a NALS committee will enhance your personal goals and professional growth, give you a clearer understanding of the inner workings of NALS, and empower you to shape the future of NALS through your volunteerism.

 

All NALS committees communicate electronically, typically holding monthly meetings online or via conference call, and conduct business through email, an economical and green way to function as a committee. Although not mandatory (with the exception of the Certifying Board), the national committees are highly encouraged to meet at the NALS 67th Annual Education and Networking Conference in Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona. 

 

If you missed last year's orientation, here is that video for you to view: 

 


It is thrilling and exciting to be part of the NALS Leadership Team. You will have FUN getting to know and working with other NALS members from around the country. You will gain a sense of pride and accomplishment seeing your work come to fruition; additionally certain task forces and boards could earn CLE credits based on certain tasks.

 

Engage, inspire, enhance, and promote NALS by accepting the challenge to make a difference!


 

Here are the available volunteer opportunities: 

 

Featured Opportunity:

 

Certifying Board  (5 Openings)
 

NALS Certification and Education Department is looking for members who understand the importance of exams and education but are willing to think creatively and think outside the box to push our programs forward. This task force of volunteers is responsible for preparing and updating certification exams for the three certifications offered by NALS-Accredited Legal Professional (ALP), Professional Legal Secretary (PLS)/Certified Legal Professional (CLP), and Professional Paralegal (PP). Must be valid PP and/or PLS/CLP certified. Receive the following benefits for volunteering on the Certifying Board: 

  • Receive CLE credit for volunteer hours, a great way to save money on CLE
  • Work with other career legal support professionals to problem solve for the future
  • Impact the future of the legal support professionals 

 


 

NALS Networking and Specialty Section Hosts (6 Openings)

NALS Networking and Specialty Sections are organized, virtual communities to pose questions about specific topics. From office management to basic legal training, these sections are here to assist you in your career journey. NALS is searching for people to host the conversation about the following topics: Office Technology, Office Administration, Undergrad Students, Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property, and Job Searchers. NALS offers each host a video for starting your host journey with clearly defined expectations and ideas for being the best host you can be. 

 
Ed On Demand Task Force (Filled)

Build and use your legal professional network to organize and schedule legal education for your fellow NALS members. Requirements include: online/email access, ability to attend web meetings throughout the year, and willingness to cold-call or email to gain potential speakers. One year commitment preferred. Resources are provided.

 


 
Sponsorship Committee  (3 Openings)
 
This committee is responsible for developing and maintaining a professional relationship between NALS and its current and potential sponsors.
 


 

Comments...

Laleise D. Curtiss says...
Posted Thursday, March 29, 2018
I am interested in the Sponsorship Committee.

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