Deadline: Nominations for 2021 Board of Director and Officer Positions

Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:00pm


A Message for NCAPA's Voting Members

It is time for the annual election of Directors and Officers for the National Capital Area Paralegal Association (NCAPA). As a Voting Member of NCAPA, the Nominating & Elections Committee would like to invite you to nominate yourself and/or any fellow voting member or members for positions on the 2021 NCAPA Board of Directors.

All that you are required to do is email the name(s) of your nominee(s), the position(s) for which you are nominating them, and a brief description of why you believe the nominee(s) would make a good candidate. Email this information to [email protected] by NLT 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2020. Elections will take place at the Annual Meeting of the Members and Awards Virtual Ceremony in November 2020.

Please see the qualifications for the individual positions below:

Board of Directors (Two-Year Term) (All Positions Open)

General Powers and Duties: The Board of Directors shall be the governing body of the Association. The Board shall 1) manage, control, and direct the affairs and property of the Association; and 2) have, and may exercise, all powers specified in the Articles of Incorporation and the District of Columbia Nonprofit Corporation Act, as is necessary to carry out the purposes of the Association, except as those powers are limited by rights vesting exclusively in the Voting Membership.

Eligibility: Voting Members of the Association who have been members of the Association or another association affiliated with the Association for at least one (1) year when nominated are eligible to serve as a Director provided that they have fifteen (15) hours of service or participation in Association events during the preceding twelve (12) months.

Officers (One-Year Term)

Duties: The duties of the Officers of the Association shall be as follows:

President. The President shall preside over all meetings and have general and active management of the business of the Association. The President shall coordinate the preparation of agendas for meetings, ascertain all business, be apprised of all items, guide all actions to their proper conclusion, and see that all orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect. The President must have served one (1) year as a member of the Board to be eligible to serve.

Vice President. The Vice President shall assist the President in the President's duties. In the absence, disability, resignation, or removal of the President, the Vice President shall perform and exercise the powers of the President and shall perform such other duties as shall from time to time be delegated by the Board. The Vice President must have served one (1) year as a member of the Board to be eligible to serve.

Secretary. The minutes of Board meetings shall be taken by the Secretary. In the Secretary's absence, the President shall designate another member of the Board to take minutes. In addition, the Secretary shall prepare accurate minutes of all meetings of the Association's Membership and shall act as custodian of all records, documents, and papers of the Association. The Secretary may, from time to time, be required to handle correspondence between the Board and persons outside the Association and all such other duties as the Board or the President shall designate.

Treasurer. The Treasurer shall oversee and report on the financial activities of the Association, and may delegate authority to a bonded, licensed bookkeeper who will be retained with the approval of the Board including, but not limited to: 1) ensuring that all monies and other valuable effects of the Association are deposited as designated by the Board; 2) disbursing the funds of the Association as directed by the Board and within the policies and procedures established; 3) maintaining or directing an outside service to maintain full and accurate records of all Association accounts or other valuable effects; and 4) rendering to the President and Directors, at regular meetings of the Board or whenever else required, an accounting of all transactions and the financial condition of the Association.

We look forward to hearing from you!

NCAPA's 2020 Nominating Committee




Nominations & Elections Committee
[email protected]