VIP Grants

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VIP Grant Program Purpose:

The AALL annual meeting VIP grant program exists to provide grants to send up to two members of the legal, governmental or information community to the AALL annual meeting. VIP means “Valuable Invited Participant,” whose participation in the annual meeting with our members will serve to establish or augment existing connections. VIPs receive free full registration including opening luncheon and closing banquet. AALL provides the free registration.

Potential VIP candidates:

  • Presidents of local bar associations, the state bar association, or the chair of the bar’s technology committee
  • Chief administrators for state trial or appellate courts or the federal courts
  • President of the local, state or regional chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators
  • Deans or faculty members from the library schools
  • Deans or faculty members from local law schools
  • Judges of any of the courts in the region
  • Members of local county law library boards of trustees
  • Law firm library committee partner or firm administrator
  • Individual who has responsibility for local or state government website development
  • Editor or reporter for a legal newspaper
  • A state representative, senator, or other official who has been active in library or technology issues

Expectations of VIP’s:

  • Attend the entire AALL annual meeting
  • Attend the California joint chapters’ reception at the annual meeting
  • Share experiences of conference with NOCALL in some way, e.g., write an account for the NOCALL News or speak at NOCALL meeting or program

Duties of NOCALL Member Nominator:

  • Explain program and benefits of attending the AALL Annual meeting to potential VIP
  • Complete nominations application and send to Grants Committee by nominations deadline
  • Host VIP during AALL annual meeting (doesn’t mean you have to be joined at the hip during the meeting)
  • Facilitate registration and travel arrangements
  • Review program and activities with VIP
  • Facilitate follow-up activities

Duties of Grants Committee:

  • Advertise VIP Grants Program on NOCALL listserv, NOCALL News, and
  • Make application forms available
  • Evaluate applications and select VIPs
  • Contact selected VIPs and VIP nominator
  • Announce VIPs to NOCALL members and AALL headquarters contact
  • Request NOCALL treasurer to issue and send travel allotment check to VIPs

Duties of Executive Board:

  • Determine whether travel allotment will be awarded
  • Treasurer to issue travel allotment check, if awarded