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Regional Nominating Committee

Description: The Regional Nominating Committee (RNC) is responsible for selecting individuals to fill Regional Representative positions that will be open in the coming year. The RNC will also identify alternate candidates who could serve in these positions if a selected individual withdraws or if a vacancy occurs during the term of office.

Committee Size: Nine – one representative from each Region and three At-Large Directors from the ALA Board of Directors
Term: 1 year, with the exception of the At-Large Directors
Appointments per year: One per region

In-Person Meetings/Expectations: One per year in November (usually held over a weekend; however, it may require travel during the work week). RNC members are expected to perform extensive due diligence research on candidates, participate in one or more conference calls, and attend a formal meeting to provide oral due diligence reports.

Call for volunteers: Spring (usually March). Eligibility: Members of the RNC may not, themselves, be considered candidates for President-Elect, the Board of Directors or a Regional Representative position during their term on the committee.

Selections made: Summer (usually July). Recommendations for each Regional representative are made by the Regional Leadership Team.
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Association Nominating Committee

Description: The Association Nominating Committee (ANC) is responsible for selecting individuals for each vacant position on the Board of Directors in the coming year.

Committee Size: 12; includes one representative per region and three at-large representatives.
Term: 1 year
Appointments per year: 9

In-Person Meetings / Expectations: One per year (mid-November). ANC members are expected to perform extensive due diligence research on candidates, participate in one or more conference calls and attend a formal meeting to provide due diligence reports.

Call for volunteers: Spring (usually March). Eligibility: Except for the currently-seated President, President-Elect and Immediate Past President, ANC members cannot be currently serving on the Board of Directors or as a Regional Representative, nor can they be considered candidates for President-Elect, the Board of Directors, or Regional Representative positions during their term on the ANC. Except for the currently-seated President, President-Elect and Immediate Past President, ANC members shall not have served on the Board of Directors during the three years prior to appointment to the ANC.

Selections made: Summer (usually August)
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Regional Representatives

Description: Regional Representatives are part of a Regional Leadership Team comprised of Regional Representatives, a Regional Director and an At-Large Director.

Team Size: varies
Term: 2 years
Appointments per year: 1-2

In-Person Meetings / Expectations: A commitment of approximately 2 to 5 hours per week as well as attendance at the following meetings each year: 1) Regional Leadership Institute (February); 2) Annual Conference (April or May); 3) Chapter Leadership Institute (summer); and 4) an ALA Business of Law Conference (fall). On an as needed basis, Regional Representatives also make visits or give presentations to chapters in the region.

Nominate Future ALA Leaders
Call for nominations: Summer.
Selections made: Fall
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Regional Representatives Job Description

 

ALA Board of Directors

Description: The Board of Directors is a group of twelve members charged with managing the activities, funds, membership, property and programs of the Association.

Board Size: 12
Term: 3 years
Appointments per year: 3-4

In-Person Meetings / Expectations: At least 7 per year (Regional Leadership Institute, Annual Conference, Chapter Leadership Institute, ALA Business of Law Conferences(s), stand-alone board meetings). Serving on the Board of Directors requires an average weekly commitment of approximately five hours as well as required attendance at three quarterly Board meetings (typically a Friday-Saturday schedule). Board service also requires attendance at the week-long Annual Educational Conference including pre- and post-conference meetings (held in April or May), Regional Leadership Institute (a Friday-Saturday meeting in the first quarter of the year), and a Chapter Leadership Institute (held in June or July). Most Directors have additional travel commitments such as attendance at ALA Business of Law Conferences and occasional chapter visits as requested.

Nominate Future ALA Leaders
Call for nominations: Summer.
Selections made: Fall
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Director Position Descriptions

 

Foundation Board of Trustees

Description: The Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators is governed by an eight-member Board of Trustees. The Trustees manage the Foundation’s assets, including considering and awarding grants for projects initiated by ALA chapters. The Foundation also initiates its own programs to further the advancement of professional legal management.

Board Size: 8
Term: 3 years
Appointments per year: 1-3

Expectations / In-Person Meetings: Two per year (Annual Conference, fall or winter).

Eligibility: Must have served on a non-profit board.

Call for nominations: Winter.

Selections made: Winter
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