Application Instructions

Please use this form to apply to the NAELA Board of Directors for the 2024-25 term. Applicants should carefully read the below description of Board service before submitting their application.  
 
A complete application for service on the Board of Directors includes: (1) This completed form and (2) a copy of a recent curriculum vitae or resume.  
 
Individuals interested in pursuing a position as a Board Officer should also submit (3) a Letter of Intent. The Letter of Intent should include the following: 
  • Where you envision NAELA leading in the next 3 – 5 years
  • Identification of needs and interests of NAELA members 
  • How you would help shape NAELA as a leader on the Board of Directors
  • The leadership style you would employ while working on the Executive Committee
  • Personal strengths you bring to the Executive Committee
  • How you view their internal and external role as an Officer.  
 
Applications are due before 9/29/23. Please note that the Nominating Committee reserves the right to request additional information after reviewing your application.  
 
For questions about Board service, please contact Kirsten Brown Simpson, Chief Operating Officer Director at kbrownsimpson@naela.org.  

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Credentials

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* 3. Title

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* 4. Organization

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* 5. Address

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* 6. Phone

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* 7. Email

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* 8. Which legal community do you represent?

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* 9. How many years have you practiced elder law and/or special needs planning?

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* 10. Please share the month, year, and location of all your Bar admissions or licensures.

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* 11. Please provide which ABA-accredited law school you earned your law degree from and when you graduated.

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* 12. Do you have any elder law or special needs planning honors or certifications? Select all that apply.

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* 13. Are you a member of a state NAELA chapter? If so, which one(s)?

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* 14. Are you a member of a NAELA Section? If so, which one(s)?

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* 15. Are you a member of a NAELA Committee? If so, which one(s)?

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* 16. Have you served in a leadership role in a NAELA Chapter, Section, or Committee within the last five years? If so, please describe.

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* 17. Why do you want to serve on NAELA’s Board?

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* 18. Have you served on the Board of Directors for a nonprofit corporation before? Please list as appropriate.

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* 19. What skills or areas of interest do you have or would bring to the NAELA Board? Please select all that apply

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* 20. Are you a member of other professional societies or associations in the field of elder law and/or special needs planning? If so, please all relevant memberships.

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* 21. Have you ever been subjected to discipline or formally disciplined by a state bar association or other disciplinary authority?

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* 22. Have you ever been convicted of a violent crime or felony?

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* 23. If selected, are you willing and able to serve on the Board of Directors for the 2023-24 cycle?

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* 24. Thank you for your time in taking this survey. Is there anything else that you would like the Nominations Committee to know about you?"

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