Any and all AHLA members are welcome to submit an application expressing interest in being appointed to a leadership position. The application submission deadline is January 27, 2021 for the appointment term beginning July 1, 2021.
Because there is so much interest in serving, a member is typically appointed to one position at a time. Terms are often staggered for members serving on the various leadership bodies to prevent everyone rotating off at the same time. As a result, there may be more or less openings available in any given year. Appointments are for a two-year term with eligibility for reappointment for an additional term.
Young Professionals Council
The purpose of the Council is to encourage active participation by AHLA’s young professional members in the Association’s activities, events, and publishing; to promote involvement by young professionals in the Practice and Affinity Groups and Task Forces; and to highlight opportunities to connect and network with their peers and AHLA leaders. The Council has up to fifteen young professional members who have been in practice less than ten years (law students are also encouraged to apply). The Council has a broad range of geographic, practice, and demographic diversity among its ranks. Members of the Council are expected to attend one or both in-person meetings of the Council (i.e., held during the Association’s Annual Meeting in June and during the Fundamentals of Health Law Program in November) and to be active participants in Council conference calls.
Women’s Leadership Council
The purpose of the Council is to provide educational content and develop and host networking events for members. The Council oversees the online Women’s Network; provides opportunities for AHLA members interested in the professional development and advancement of women to connect with their peers and AHLA leaders through networking, mentoring, and social media. The Council is composed of up to fifteen AHLA members from diverse practice areas, geography, and expertise. Members are expected to attend an in-person meeting of the Council, which is held during the Association’s Annual Meeting in June, and to be active participants in conference calls. In addition, they are expected to participate in events that are hosted by the Women’s Leadership Council.