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Committee Descriptions & Details

NALS Board of Directors are 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. They need a great team to join them as they begin to shape the future of NALS. That is where YOU come in!  Take an active role in leadership service. 

Volunteers are at the heart of NALS. The work and efforts of volunteers have a positive impact on our organization, and the potential to enrich us individually as well as further the legal support profession. NALS relies upon the passion, excitement, expertise, and diverse perspectives of its volunteers to help create indispensable tools and experiences. 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, holding online meetings via conference call and conducting business through email. There is opportunity for in-person work during the Education and Networking Conference each fall. Though not mandatory, with the exception of the National Certifying Board, national committees are highly encouraged to meet at these conferences. 


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; additionally, you will gain a sense of pride and accomplishment seeing your work come to fruition. Engage, inspire, enhance, and promote NALS by accepting the challenge to make a difference! Click here for volunteer opportunities currently available. Each year NALS Resource Center Staff choose an exceptional volunteer for the year to celebrate NALS Leadership Appreciation Day

 


NALS Committees

 

National Board of Directors

Status: Accepting Applications Until August 1st. 

Requirements: Please click here for a detailed list of qualifications and requirements. 

Average Time Dedication: Very High. 

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description: The Board of Directors is the governing body of NALS. The Board oversees every aspect of the association, always acting in the best interest of the legal services community. One of the primary roles of the NALS Board of Directors is to create and maintain the mission and vision of the organization including long-term planning, financial oversight, determining and monitoring programs and services, and advocating for NALS. NALS Board members are all volunteers.

 

National Certifying Board

Status: Accepting Applications.

APPLICATION

Requirement(s): Applicants must be active members of the NALS community and have a valid PLS, CLP, or PP Certification.  

Average Time Dedication: High.  

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description: The Certifying Board is responsible for all issues directly relating to the certification exams. NALS National Certifying Board meets monthly online and participants are required to complete a high number of complex tasks.

Editorial & Marketing Board

Status: Accepting Applications.

APPLICATION

Requirements: Applicants must be active members of the NALS community and possess advanced writing and proofreading skills. 

Average Time Dedication: High. 

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description: NALS Editorial & Marketing Board assists NALS Communications Manager with the development and review of NALS publications and press releases. This committee oversees all NALS publications: @Law (quarterly digital magazine); the NALS docket (monthly news and updates email); board of director press releases; and other public relations materials as deemed necessary. They also create new ideas for marketing and engaging the NALS brand with members, non-members, and vendors. 

   

SAGES

Status: Accepting Applications.

APPLICATION

Requirements: Applicants must be active members of the NALS community, possess a passion for education, and feel comfortable with public speaking. 

Average Time Dedication: High.

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description: SAGES is responsible for preparing study materials and educational resources for our exam candidates. 

 

Sponsorship Committee

Status: Accepting Applications.

APPLICATION

Requirements: Applicants must be active members of the NALS community and be willing to contact companies and institutions to seek sponsorship for NALS events and publications. 

Average Time Dedication: Medium.

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description: NALS Sponsorship Committee donates their time to find sponsors for our conferences, website, and publications. 

 

Public Image Committee

Status: Not Accepting Applications.

Requirements: Applicants must be active members of the NALS community and be willing to review NALS publications, informational brochures, videos, podcasts and website pages for errors, inconsistencies, and viability. 

Average Time Dedication: Medium.

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description: NALS Public Image Committee is dedicated to ensuring our association maintains a high quality public image. The volunteers on this committee review NALS produced materials, of various mediums, to minimize proofreading errors, design inconsistencies, and marketplace viability.   

 

Financial Oversight Committee

Status: Accepting Applications.

APPLICATION

Requirements: Applicants must have served at least three years as either a Chapter Treasurer or served on their Chapter Financial Review Committee.  The three years of service does not have to have been consecutive and can be a combination of service. Individuals for this committee need to be accounting-savvy, have an attention to detail, and can provide clear and direct feedback to financial statements.

Average Time Dedication: High. 

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description: NALS Financial Oversight Committee assist with overseeing the financial health and continued wellness for this vital legal professional association.  The Committee will consist of five members for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. 

 

The Welcoming Committee (2019 National Conference)

Status: Accepting Applications. 

APPLICATION

Requirements: Applicants must be active members of the NALS community and are required to attend NALS National Conference. 

Average Time Dedication: Low. 

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description: NALS Welcoming Committee is designed to welcome new members and first-time attendees of NALS National Conference. 

 

The Social Media Committee

Status: Accepting Applications. 

APPLICATION

Requirements: Applicants must be active members of the NALS community and be willing to initiate ethical conversations on NALS social media platforms. 

Average Time Dedication: Low. 

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description: The Social Media Committee is dedicated to initiating ethical, entertaining conversations on NALS social media platforms and addressing user questions/comments with helpful responses and answers. 

 

NALS Foundation

Status: Accepting Applications.

APPLICATION

Requirements: Applicants must be active members of the NALS community.  

Average Time Dedication: High. 

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description: The NALS Foundation is an educational foundation dedicated to improving the value of legal professionals through education, research, and other activities. The Foundation trustees are responsible for internal and external fundraising and developing collaborative support for its programs. 

 

NALS Leadership Identification Committee

Status: Accepting Applications

Requirements: Please click here to review qualifications and requirements. 

Average Time Dedication: Medium. 

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description: The Leadership Identification Committee (LIC) is responsible for selecting the best and brightest from within the legal industry to serve as candidates for each vacant position on the NALS Board of Directors.

 

Manuals Development & Editing Committee

Status: Accepting Applications.

APPLICATION

Requirements: Applicants must be active members of the NALS community. 

Average Time Dedication

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description:  This task force is responsible for drafting, reviewing, and revising NALS' manuals and the accompanying workbook materials.

 

Little Rock 2019 Conference Committee (Annual Conference Committee)

Status: Not Accepting Applications

Requirements: Applicants must be active members of the NALS community and attend NALS National Conference. 

Average Time Dedication: Medium. 

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description: Responsible for arranging sessions and speakers, as well as providing insight about special events and potential vendors, for the annual Networking & Education Conference held annually in the Fall.

 

90th Jubilee Committee

Status: Not Accepting Applications. 

Requirements: Applicants must be active members of the NALS community. 

Average Time Dedication: Low. 

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description: The 90th Jubilee Committee is designed to assist the Events Manager with NALS 90th Birthday Celebration during the 68th Annual Networking & Education Conference in Little Rock, AR. 

 

Education Outreach Committee

Status: Accepting Applications. 

APPLICATION

Requirements: Applicants must be active members of the NALS community and have a valid ALP, PLS, CLP, or PP certification designation. 

Average Time Dedication: Medium

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description: The Education Outreach Committee is designed to market NALS certification programs and assist educators and academic institutions with the successful implementation of NALS educational materials and exams. 

 

Governance Task Force

Status: Accepting Applications

APPLICATION

Requirements: Applicants must be active members of the NALS community. 

Average Time Dedication: Medium. 

Approved for National Volunteer Hours: Yes. 

Description:  The task force will review, and possibly revise, the structure of NALS for the future. They lead the committed tasked to carefully look at NALS to envision it continuing as a vital legal professional association for support staff into the future. 

 

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