ADMINISTRATIVE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
The Administrative & Development Director is responsible for maintaining e-mail account, timely filing of received e-mails, and assistance to Membership Committee.
This committee is responsible for keeping members of the Association abreast of current developments in their fields of specialty by offering informative seminars and mini seminars and by collecting and making information available to the membership. Duties of this committee will encompass the following:
This committee chairperson will be assisted by Paralegal School Liaison Coordinator, Professional Development Coordinator and PACE Coordinator to ensure the efficient execution of all of its duties/functions.
This committee is in charge of putting together the quarterly association newsletter - The NYC Paralegal Times and NYCPA Bi-Weekly Newsletter. Duties of this committee encompass the following:
This committee represents NYCPA as a member of the Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations (ESAPA), comprised of paralegal associations from across New York State. ESAPA meets three times per year – winter, spring and fall – in locations across New York State.
This committee also reaches out to other paralegal associations within the state of New York to determine how we can work to together to meet the needs of paralegals The duties of this committee encompass:
This committee is responsible to plan, coordinate, and schedule events for the association and to plan, coordinate, schedule and implement fund-raising and sponsorships for the association. Duties of this committee will encompass the following:
This committee chairperson will be assisted by PR Coordinator, Speaker’s Coordinator , and Media Coordinator to ensure the efficient execution of all of its duties/functions as well as Research Volunteer, Events Volunteer and Press Outreach Volunteer.
This committee reviews expenses proposed to be incurred on behalf of the Association and to submit approved expenditures to the Executive Board of Directors to authorize all disbursements. It also works with law firms, legal staffing agencies and legal departments to advertise paralegal openings for the benefit of members. This committee is also responsible for generating revenue from sponsors and ad placements on the official website and newsletter. The duties of this committee encompass the following:
This committee chairperson will be assisted by Sales Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator and Job Bank Coordinator to ensure the efficient execution of all of its duties/functions.
This committee encourages, promotes, and maintains membership in the Association, as well as to process and to maintain the membership records of the Association. The Committee shall also devise and recommend proposed changes in membership regulations to the Board of Directors and promote membership participation. The duties of this committee encompass the following:
This committee chairperson, who, pursuant to the NYCPA Bylaws, is also the Vice President, will be assisted by Active Members Coordinator, Associate Members Coordinator, Student Members Coordinator, Sustaining Members Coordinator, Sponsor Members Coordinator, Retention Coordinator, and Benefits Coordinator to ensure the efficient execution of all of its duties/functions.
The Mentor Program matches experienced paralegals with students, new paralegals, and those changing practice areas. We provide guidance regarding:
NFPA NATIONAL AFFAIRS
This committee is co-chaired by the NFPA Primary Representative and the NFPA Secondary Representative. The committee reviews, discusses and comments on materials received from the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) and other member associations. The committee is responsible for disseminating information from NFPA and other sources to the Board of Directors and the membership. The Committee members assist the NFPA Primary and Secondary Representatives in preparing the NFPA’s Policy Meeting by providing input and recommendations on agenda and discussion topics for those meetings.
PRO BONO COMMITTEE
This committee works on contacting various not-for-profit agencies to determine a need for our membership to participate in pro bono activities. The duties of this committee encompass the following:
This Committee is responsible for awarding one or more scholarships to a student who fulfills the requirements set forth by the Board of Directors. The committee sends out scholarship applications to all the colleges/universities in New York that offer paralegal programs and then chooses an outstanding student from the submitted applications.
This committee is responsible for development and maintenance of NYCPA website. The duties of this committee encompass the following:
AD HOC COMMITTEES:
The Bylaws Committee periodically reviews the Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws of NYCPA and makes recommendations for changes to the Board of Directors to be voted on by the members. The duties of this committee will encompass the following:
JOB BANK COMMITTEE
This committee works with law firms, legal departments and legal staffing agencies to identify paralegal job openings and disseminates this information to our membership via the official job bank areas in the members only areas of the website and within the newsletter.
The committee annually solicits nominations from the membership for the elected offices of NYCPA. The committee presents to the membership a slate of nominees for elective offices to be voted on at the annual membership meeting in May.
POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL COMMITTEE
This committee is established to prepare and deliver the Policy and Procedures Manual (PPM) for the Board of Directors review and acceptance. After the PPM is approved, this committee will periodically review and interpret the Association’s Policies and Procedures Manual and make recommendations for changes to the Board of Directors to be voted.