This is a new committee formed to provide leadership support to ALWD members, provide training on leadership skills, and enhance ALWD's leadership in the academy.


  • ABA Task Force: An on-going commitment jointly with LWI members, monitors potential changes in the ABA standards that impact the legal writing academy; testifies before committees related to the review of ABA standards; prepares position letters on behalf of ALWD and LWI.
  • Bylaws: Periodically reviews the ALWD By-Laws; suggests changes to the by-laws for board approval.
  • New Directors: Provides support to new directors; organizes meetings with new directors at conferences.
  • Leadership & Development: Provides mentoring opportunities to directors; helps develop the leadership skills of ALWD members; promotes leadership within ALWD.
  • Diversity: Serves as a resource for all Committees to ensure inclusion of diverse voices in ALWD’s programming and resources.
Committee Chair(s) & Liaison Members
Elections Jeremy Mullem (Chair) Megan McAlpin
Jodi Wilson
ABA Task Force Wanda Temm
Kim Chanbonpin
Megan McAlpin
Jodi Wilson
Teri McMurtry-Chubb
Mel Weresh

Lyn Entrikin

By-Laws Cynthia Adams (Chair) Lin Entrikin
Neil Sobol
Tonya Kowalski
New Directors Neil Sobol (Chair) Chris Rollins
Ursula Weigold
Elizabeth De Armond
New Member Outreach Tamara Herrera (Chair) Mark Cooney
Kathy Vinson
Joseph Hnylka
Liz Kukura
Lindsey Gustafson
Jill Barton
Leadership and Development Terry Pollman (Co-Chair)
Melissa Weresh (Co-Chair)
Sha-Shana Crichton
Candace Centeno
Tamar Schwartz
Alexa Chew
Cynthia Adams
Anne Ralph
Olympia Duhart
Joseph Regalia
Diversity Nantiya Ruan (Chair) Saleema Snow
Alice Silkey
Elizabeth Berenguer
Meredith Stange
Katherine Kelly
Rachel H. Smith
Suzanne Rowe