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PRESIDENT-presides at all meetings of this Association and its Board of Directors and performs such other duties as ordinarily pertain to this office; appoints Parliamentarian and special committee chair(s) as provided by these Bylaws; serves as an ex-officio (non-voting) member of all committees, except the  Nominating Committee; has charge of enforcing the Code of Ethics (two year term).

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT-presides in the absence of the President and shall succeed to that office in the event of a vacancy and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors; responsible for the Job Bank for the Association and maintains a list of available paralegal positions; submits the Job Bank information to the newsletter editor for publication (two year term).

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT- responsible for obtaining educational speakers for the monthly webinars (two year term).

RECORDING SECRETARY-maintains a correct recording of all meetings of the Board of Directors in a permanent record book; preserves in a permanent file all records and letters of value to the Association and its officers; assists the President in any way, including giving notice of meetings; makes Minutes of the Association's meetings available to the NALA President upon request (two year term).

NALA LIAISON-must be an individual NALA member; must be familiar with the NALA Bylaws and standing rules; receives minutes of NALA meetings; represents the Association of the NALA annual meeting of Affiliated Associations; submits quarterly reports on Association activities to the NALA Affiliated Associations Director, reports all officers' names to the NALA headquarters and the NALA Affiliated Associations Director; submits items the Association wishes discussed to the NALA Affiliated Associations Director; participates in discussion sessions at NALA's annual meetings; submits a report to the APA members on the NALA annual meeting; notifies the NALA Parliamentarian and Affiliated Associations Director of any changes in the Association's Bylaws; serves as the main contact between NALA and the Association (two year term).

ELIGIBILITY: As a prerequisite for candidacy, officers must be voting members in good standing and must be actively employed as a paralegal. Any candidate for the office of President must have served on an APA special committee or standing committee or as an officer or director for at least one (1) year prior to submitting an application for candidacy for this office. Any candidate for the office of NALA Liaison must also be an individual member of NALA.

REQUIREMENTS: Members wishing to declare themselves candidates for any of the above offices may use the Declaration of Candidacy Form.

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