Mahkia Clark, CP
Bjornson Jones Mungas, PLLC
Hagestad Law Group, PLLC
KLC Professional Services, Inc.
STATE BAR LIAISON
(The President is the chair of this committee): Work closely with the MALA President and other Committee members to identify topics and potential speakers for monthly teleconferenced CLEs and the Annual Meeting. Alternate serving as moderator for the monthly teleconferenced CLEs.
Average Time Commitment: 2+ hours per month.
* Sabrina Hallsten (chair); Audrey Kelly; Hannah Moore; Kelli Torbeck; Jeannette Asbury; Velvet Truzzolino
(The Vice President is the chair of this committee): Review membership applications for approval. Participate in membership drives. Check MALA emails for membership applications. Average Time Commitment: 1 hours per month.
* Mahkia Clark; Helen Hauerwas; Sabrina Hallsten
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Solicit applications for the CP and ACP scholarships and select eligible recipients for award of scholarships at the Annual Meeting. Propose activities to the Executive Committee that will educate and promote the paralegal profession. Work with the President in scheduling and locating speakers for MALA' s Annual CP Review Course Seminar.
* Kathy Clark; Sabrina Hallsten
Work closely with MALA Executive Committee and MALA members to formulate ideas and plan events that will allow MALA to give back to local communities.
* Kenzie Heimbach (chair); Regina Reynolds; Sabrina Hallsten
Prepare a quarterly newsletter that includes seeking out and obtaining articles, recipes, reports from the MALA Executive Committee and other MALA committee members. At the beginning of the fiscal year, contact vendors and ask if they want to continue advertising in the newsletter and/ or on MALA' s website.
Average Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per newsletter (quarterly)
* Kelsey Thelen (chair); Hannah Moore; Colette Madison; Sabrina Hallsten
As directed by the MALA Executive Committee, work with the Parliamentarian to prepare proposed amendments to the Bylaws for submission to MALA members for a sustaining vote. Average Time Commitment: Dependent, but likely not more than 5 hours total for year 2023-2024.
* Sara Godshalk; Kelli Torbeck; Mahkia Clark; Helen Hauerwas; Sabrina Hallsten
Once each fiscal year, email MALA members and ask for volunteers to serve as a paralegal mentor. Also solicit requests from "new" MALA and non-MALA member paralegals and paralegal students to be matched with a MALA paralegal mentor. Facilitate contact between the student/new paralegal applicants and the appropriate MALA mentor. Coordinate contacts with paralegal program directors with the Student Liaison Committee chair.
Average Time Commitment: 4 hours total for year 2023-2024
* Crissy Bell (chair); Jasmine Icenhower; Mahkia Clark; Sabrina Hallsten
NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS
Prior to the Annual Meeting, solicit nominations for MALA Executive Committee officers, contact nominees to confirm they will accept nomination, prepare a summary of qualifications and a photo of each nominee for review by MALA members, prepare ballots, and count ballots at the Annual Meeting.
* Helen Hauerwas; Sabrina Hallsten
Contact paralegal program directors throughout the State and schedule at least one classroom visit to present information about the benefits of MALA membership, CP and ACP scholarships, and mentoring opportunities.
* Mahkia Clark (chair); Regina Reynolds; Sabrina Hallsten