General Counsel, Cornell Alumni Association of Northern California

Posted by Cornell Alumni Association of Northern California on 09/13/2013
Submitted by Loreal Maguire

General Information

Nomination start - 05/15/2015
Nomination end - 05/29/2015
Process for Filling Position: Submission of a nomination
Number of Seats: 0
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni, Parents

Summary of Position

General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice to the club.

Cornell Interests:

Affinities

Regional Clubs

Talent Expectations: Skills

Communicate

Write and/or Edit
Assist with amending and revising club bylaws as necessary. Review and comment on draft contracts that the club may be considering executing. Prepare release / waiver of liability / assumption of all risks agreements where necessary and appropriate for certain club events or activities.

Lead/Manage/Serve

Serve on a Committee or Board
Evaluate insurance issues that may impact the club’s operations and provide coverage analyses as appropriate. Advise regarding compliance with applicable law and the club’s bylaws. Assist with federal and state filings as required.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Mentor
Advise regarding potential hazards and liability risks in connection with the club’s events, activities and communications. Provide ad hoc legal advice regarding general matters that may arise from time to time in connection with the club’s operations.

Experience:

Services: Business
Nonprofit
Government & Law: Legal Practice

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Nancy Abrams Dreier
Volunteer Position Title:
Director, West Coast Engagement and Cornell Silicon Valley
Email:

Time Commitment

Average Time Commitment: 3-5 hrs/month
Duration: Not Applicable
Term of Office: 1 year
Number of terms in Office: 1 term

Requirements

Prerequisites Possesses a J.D. and is admitted to the California Bar, Strategic thinker, Good listener, counselor and communicator, Detail-oriented, Responsive, Good follow-through

Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? Yes

Meetings

Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: No
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: Determined by region
Conference Call: No
Meetings per year: Monthly

Other Meeting Details: Monthly meetings either in person or electronically.

Additional Attendance Requirements: Club affinity outreach chairs are invited to attend CALC and are encouraged to attend any other additional training opportunities available to them. Attend Annual members meeting.

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election