Board Election Task Force

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Signup Deadline: 11-22-2019
Starts: 01-01-2020
Ends: 07-31-2020


The Board Election Task Force will review the current process for electing the ILTA Board of Directors (“the Board”).

Task force members will review the current process for electing the Board, with careful consideration of ILTA’s culture and core values and best practices among comparable non-profit associations. Based on its findings, the task force will recommend whether any changes should be made to the Board election process and associated governance documents.

Task force members will serve until the deliverables are complete and accepted by the Board. The term is anticipated to be a minimum of six months, and will end no later than July 31, 2020, in order to effect changes (if any) in time for the 2021-2023 Board election cycle.

The team is comprised of the following roles:

  • Two ILTA Board Representatives (President & Secretary)
  • ILTA Chief Executive Officer (ex officio)
  • Five participants from member entities in good standing

The team will be supported by the ILTA Senior Project Manager.

Note: Seated Talent Council members are not eligible to serve on the task force.


  • Research the Board selection processes for comparable non-profit associations to determine best practices and assess the pros and cons of the more common approaches and models.
  • Review the work done by the 2015-17 Board regarding the issues ILTA hoped to address with the current selection process and assess whether and how effectively the process has addressed those issues.
  • Analyze and outline the strengths and weaknesses of ILTA’s current Board election process as compared with its own past processes, non-profit association best practices, and other common approaches and models.
  • Recommend to the Board that the current election process either be retained as-is or revised.
  • Detail proposed changes, if any.


  • Participate in all scheduled meetings
  • Complete all research and investigative work as assigned
  • Collaborate with teammates to reach consensus and develop recommendations to the Board

In Person Meetings (with most travel expenses covered by ILTA):
  • None

Objective Criteria:
  • ILTA member in good standing
  • At least two years’ experience working in legal technology
  • Willingness to accept direction from the volunteer leadership and ILTA staff as required
  • Willingness at all times to act in accordance with ILTA’s core values
  • Experience with organizational governance useful, but not required
Subjective Criteria:
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to work within a goal-oriented, results-driven team
  • Ability to keep an open mind
  • Ability to respectfully convey ideas
  • Respect for protocol and history of the organization
  • Ability to put aside personal objectives in deference to the needs of the membership
Desired Skills:
  • Effective interpersonal communication
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
  • Business acumen
  • Ability to respond to rapidly shifting priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work toward, support, and communicate consensus
Skills you can expect to learn from this volunteer position include:
  • Leadership
  • Goal setting
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Mentorship
  • Communication
  • Organizational governance
  • Consensus-building

ILTA volunteer leaders do not receive compensation for their services but may be reimbursed for expenses.

System Qualifications:


Volunteers Needed:

5 (5 open slots)

Experience Required:

1 to 3 Years Industry Experience




Teresa Laird
Sr. Project Manager