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2018-19 At-Large Board Member Candidates

Deadline | Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. EDT - Now Closed

Because of the growth of Asian Pacific American ("APA") attorneys around North America and the desire to have diverse and inclusive representation on the Board of Governors (the “Board”), to increase the pipeline of candidates to the Board, and to maintain the Board’s institutional knowledge and experience, the Board, with the recommendations of the Nominations and Elections Committee (the “Nom. Comm.”), shall appoint, by majority vote, four (4) At-Large Board Members.

Appointed At-Large Board Members shall be requested to execute a document similar to the Board of Governors Duties & Expectations.

To view the At-Large Board Member Guidelines, click here.

Term and Number of Positions

At-Large Board Members shall serve two-year, staggered terms. No more than two (2) of the At-Large Board Members at any given time may be from the same geographical region as defined in Article V, Section 13 of the NAPABA Bylaws as amended and adopted on May 15, 2010. Generally, At-Large Board Members will not be re-appointed, although they are eligible to be elected or appointed Regional Governors or Officers of NAPABA.


Any member in good standing as defined in Article III of the NAPABA By-Laws is eligible to become an At-Large Board Member.

Required: Each At-Large Board Member candidate must be a current Individual Member or current member of a NAPABA Affiliate as of the date that the candidate's application is submitted to NAPABA.

Current NAPABA Board Members are discouraged from applying.


In keeping with the Purpose, as stated, above, when determining which candidates are selected as At-Large Board Members, the following criteria may be used:

1. Geographic, gender, ethnic, and practice composition of the incoming Board, as well as the employment categories of the incoming Board (e.g., in-house, private practice, government, public interest, academia);

2. Leadership qualifications of the candidate;

3. The candidate’s level of activity and experience within NAPABA and/or within NAPABA affiliates;

4. Former Officers and Board members possessing significant institutional and historic knowledge and experience that would assist the incoming Board, if needed in the near future; and/or

5. Other appropriate experience with non-profit, Asian Pacific American, legal, and/or other similar organizations.


Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 3. Applications must be submitted using the online form below and consist of a resume, 2 letters of recommendation (optional and cannot be from a member of Nom. Comm. or the Board, supplemental statement of interest and demographic survey. 

The Nom. Comm. may conduct interviews of some or all of the candidates, who will each be allowed not more than 15 minutes to present his or her qualifications.

The Nom. Comm. will recommend up to three candidates for each of the two At-Large Board Member positions available for the 2018-19 bar year.

The Board may request additional interviews with the candidates if it so chooses. Such interviews will be scheduled as soon as is practicable after the Nom. Comm.'s recommendations are submitted.

Candidates will be notified as soon as possible after selection and no later than Friday, Sept. 28.


Each At-Large Board Member candidate must be a current Individual Member or current member of a NAPABA Affiliate as of the date that the candidate's application is submitted to NAPABA.

Submit an application - Now Closed

  • Apply herePlease note you will need to sign-in to your NAPABA member profile before accessing the application form.
  • View a PDF sample of the application form here.
  • Need to check your current membership status? Click here for more information.


  •  Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. EDT - Now Closed

Submission Confirmation

Please note once you have submitted your application a confirmation page will appear with the message below. You will also have the option to print or save your submission as a PDF file.