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Candidate 2022: Dana G. Welcker, ACP
04 Apr 2022

Candidate for Area 1 Director


Candidate Question: To be a truly great board member requires having good character, a strong commitment to the paralegal profession, the gift of time, and a willingness to use personal and professional resources to advance NALA’s mission. Tell us your “why”. Why are you interested in serving on the NALA Board of Directors? Tell us about a prior leadership experience where you have moved the dial, shifted the mindset, and ultimately, influenced decisions.

Candidate Response: I am interested in serving on the NALA Board because I feel it is time for me to use my knowledge and experience, where possible, for the advancement of the paralegal profession. I have served on local paralegal association boards in Charleston, S.C. and Jacksonville, FL and a statewide board as President and other positions. I realize it is important to serve as a board member to share your insight and knowledge. I have been in positions, as a seasoned member, where I had to realize when it was time to explain the history behind why the board does something a certain way and when it is time to allow the newer members to make changes. I was a part of the Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations when they were working to implement the Florida Registered Paralegal Program and have seen it grow and change. I am glad I was on the FAPA Board when that program was being put together and could watch as it has evolved for the benefit of Florida paralegals.