ACA Units are Looking for 2017/18 Attorney State Chairs


8/9/2017 5:56:00 PM

Applications to volunteer as a legal resource in your state unit are due Sept. 5.

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ACA International is looking for member attorneys to serve their state and regional units as part of the Attorney State Chair Program. The program is open for attorney members interested in an opportunity to be a legal resource in their unit while building communication and engagement at the federal, state and local levels.

The Attorney State Chair Program is designed to be an adjunct to state and regional units and to ensure the participants are an integral part of the unit leadership team.

Applicants must be an attorney licensed to practice law in their state; an attorney and unit member (for those that accept attorneys as members) in good standing; participate in at least one unit member meeting per year as well as attend ACA's Annual Convention & Expo and Fall Forum. Additional requirements and details about the Attorney State Chair Program are available here

The Attorney State Chair Program Application can be filled out online and submitted by email to unitservices@acainternational.org by Sept. 5.

Under the Attorney State Chair program, volunteer leaders will serve in the crucial role as a liaison between ACA International and the affiliated state/regional unit members and to strengthen relationships and partnerships between attorneys and their member clients.  Under the Attorney State Chair program, volunteer leaders will:

  • Serve as a legal resource and reference by participating in conversations with unit members to provide assistance with industry-related legal and compliance questions and legal referrals when appropriate. 
  • Work on legislative advocacy by engaging members in national legislative efforts. Help mobilize efforts in your state when needed, as well as identify specific statewide legislative issues.
  • Assist in educating the unit membership on legislation, regulations, laws, ordinances, and judicial decisions.
  • Identify important and industry-significant legal issues occurring in your state, allowing ACA to assess the issues and, where possible, avoid bad case law that may impact the industry on a regional or national basis.

ACA units will be reviewing applications and making appointments in September. The Attorney State Chair term runs for one year beginning Oct. 1.

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