Candidate Statements

Moot Court and Writing Competition Bids

Election Proxy Form

Election Procedures

NNALSA Board Elections

As in the past, elections for next year’s NNALSA Board of directors will take place and the results will be announced at the Federal Bar’s Indian Law Conference (Fed Bar) in Santa Fe this April.

Please note that the deadline for nominating members for a board position is Wednesday, April 2nd. To nominate yourself for a position, you must submit your candidate statement by the nomination deadline (April 2nd at 11:59 MST). Your statement should outline why you would like to be a member of the board in the position you are running for and why you are a good candidate.Members attending Fed Bar in April will have the opportunity to verbally nominate themselves or another NNALSA member and those nominees will provide an oral statement at the conference in support of their candidacy. Associate (non-Native) members of the organization will be eligible for nomination at Fed Bar if any positions are not filled.All electronic nominations should be submitted to the NNALSA Secretary at nnalsa.secretary@gmail.com AND to the NNALSA National Elections Committee at nnalsa.nec@gmail.com. Please note that, in order to vote and/or run in the election,members must have their dues paid up by April 2nd and must either be present at Fed Bar OR submit an electronic proxy form to the NNALSA National Elections Committee by April 2nd. A copy of the proxy form is also available via link provided above.
 
Annual Awards
Each year at the Federal Bar’s Indian Law Conference, NNALSA honors the work that law students have done throughout the year to further NNALSA‘s mission of serving the Native American community. Honors are awarded for Chapter of the Year, 1L of the Year, 2L of the Year, and 3L of the Year. The board is now accepting nominations of individuals and chapters for these awards.All nominations should be sent to the NNALSA Secretary, JoAnne Kintz (nnalsa.secretary@gmail.com) and should contain a 1 page typed statement of why you think the nominee should win the award. The deadline for submitting nominations is April 9th at 11:59pm MST. Please note that we will be unable to extend the deadline for any reason because of its proximity to our annual meeting where the honorees will receive their awards.
 
Moot Court Competition Bidding Process
Bids for host schools for the 2015 NNALSA Moot Court Competition will be accepted until Wednesday April 2nd at 11:59PM EST. Host school bid packages will be posted on the NNALSA website for the general membership to review in advance of the competition.  Please note that any school that wishes to submit a bid for hoisting the competition must be in good standing with NNALSA and have paid NNALSA Chapter dues for this academic year. If you are unsure about whether your NALSA Chapter’s dues have been paid, please contact the NNALSA Secretary, JoAnn Kintz, at nnalsa.secretary@gmail.com
SECTION 12 – HOST SCHOOL BIDDING PROCESS 
RULE 12.1 – Solicitation of Bids 
The Executive Board solicits bids for host schools each year between February 1 and April 1.  If no schools submit a bid, the Executive Board may solicit bids during the business meeting of the NNALSA Annual Meeting. 
 
RULE 12.2 – Publication of Bids 
Notice of each bid will be published to the NNALSA listserv and each bid package is posted to the NNALSA website.  Chapters are strongly encouraged to compile bid packages that are accessible via the NNALSA website.  Chapters will have an opportunity to present their bid to the NNALSA general membership during the Annual Meeting. 
 
RULE 12.3 – Content of Bid Packages 
Bid packages shall include a letter from the prospective problem author as outlined in Rule 14.2(a) and a letter in support of the bid from the law school administration.  Bid packages may contain details of pledged sponsorship, support from law school faculty and prospective judges, a description of law school facilities, areas of local interest, social events, and other relevant information.  Host schools may choose run a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program in conjunction with the competition.   
RULE 12.4 – Procedure 
At the NNALSA business meeting (during the NNALSA Annual Meeting), the Executive Board shall allow time for prospective host schools to announce their bids to the general membership.  Prospective host schools are encouraged to professionally present and promote their bid packages to the membership in order to garner support for their bids. 
a. The general membership will vote on host school bids according to procedures set forth by the Executive Board and/or the bylaws. 
 
b. The President will announce the winning bid at the earliest official NNALSA event after the votes have been counted and recorded according to the Executive Board and/or the bylaws. 
 
c. Once the bid has been awarded and before the end of the Annual Meeting, the host school and the Executive Board’s Moot Court Committee will meet to discuss the administration, rules, and schedule of the competition. Writing Competition Bidding ProcessBids for host schools for the 2015 NNALSA Writing Competition will be accepted until Wednesday April 2nd at 11:59PM EST. Host school bid packages will be posted on the NNALSA website for the general membership to review. Please note that any school that wishes to submit a bid for hoisting the competition must be in good standing with NNALSA and have paid NNALSA Chapter dues for this academic year. If you are unsure about whether your NALSA Chapter’s dues have been paid, please contact the NNALSA Secretary, JoAnn Kintz, at nnalsa.secretary@gmail.com
SECTION 14 – HOST SCHOOL BIDDING PROCESS 
RULE 14.1 – Solicitation of Host School Bids 
The Executive Board will solicit bids from prospective competition host schools between February 1 and April 1 of each year. In the event no school submits a bid, the Executive Board may solicit bids during the Annual NNALSA Meeting. 
 
RULE 14.2 – Prior Screening by NNALSA 
After receiving bid packages from prospective host schools, the NNALSA Secretary shall confirm that the bidding NALSA chapters are in good standing before publishing such bid packages. 
 
RULE 14.3 – Publication of Host School Bids 
The Executive Board will publish a notice of each bid from prospective host schools to the NNALSA email listserv and post each bid to the NNALSA website. 
 
RULE 14.4 – Content of Bid Packages 
NALSA chapters are strongly encouraged to compile professional bid packages that are accessible via the NNALSA website. Bidding NALSA chapters will also have an opportunity to present their bid to the NNALSA general membership during the Annual NNALSA Meeting. Bid packages must include: letters in support of the bid from the NALSA chapter’s law school administration, Indian Law program (where applicable), and the law journal that will be publishing the winning submission(s). Bid packages may also include: prize pledges and any other information that may be relevant to running a successful writing competition.