Section Steering Committees, Working Groups, Affinity Groups and Committees
NAPPA sections are standing groups intended to have a long-term existence that are open to all NAPPA members and meet at least annually, at the winter seminar meetings. Working groups are intended to be in existence for no more than a couple of years or for the life of a specific project. They meet at the discretion of the chair and may be either open to all NAPPA members or limited to invited or qualified members. Sections focus on areas of broad interest to NAPPA members and may only be created or abolished by action of the Executive Board, while working groups are typically more limited in scope and may be established and disbanded by the President. Like sections, working groups may sponsor meetings open to all members and develop materials for the broader NAPPA membership, but they are not required to do so. The incoming President appoints chairs, and co-chairs if necessary, of sections and working groups each year following the June Legal Education Conference. Members interested in serving on Section Steering Committees, Working Groups, Affinity Groups and Committees should notify the NAPPA Administrative Officer. The list of interested members will be forwarded to the President for consideration. Members who are actively involved in NAPPA (e.g., regularly attend and/or speak at NAPPA conferences and volunteer to write articles for the NAPPA Report), will be given priority for committee membership.