WASHINGTON – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that the firm’s director of career development, Traci Mundy Jenkins, became the 2021-2022 President of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) during the association’s annual business meeting on April 30, completing her one-year term as president-elect. NALP is one of the most distinguished legal recruiting and professional development associations in North America, playing an essential role in cultivating an ethical hiring process and building diverse and inclusive legal teams.
As NALP’s president, Ms. Jenkins will serve as the chief volunteer and the leader of the board of directors of the organization. Her responsibilities include developing short-term and long-term plans for the organization, working with other officers to prepare the annual budget, and supervising and providing direction for sections, committees, groups, and task forces. Following the completion of her term, Ms. Jenkins will serve as immediate past president for one year.
An associate alumna of Venable, Ms. Jenkins has broad experience in legal recruiting and development. She has served as founder and managing partner of a recruiting and consulting company and as assistant dean at the American University Washington College of Law, where she spent a total of 15 years, and has an extensive history of association and community leadership. At NALP alone, during her 18 years with the organization, Ms. Jenkins has held positions as board member, vice chair of the Annual Education Conference, vice chair of strategic planning for the Lawyer Professional Development Section, and an elected member of the Nominating Committee, among other roles. Ms. Jenkins has also previously served as president of the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association (WALRAA), president of the Burke-Fairfax Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and president of Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia, and in leadership positions for a number of other community groups.