AFTE Legal Advisor
Requirements and Duties of AFTE Legal Advisor are generally as
Must be a
member of AFTE who is licensed and admitted to practice law
in at least one state within the United States and the U.S.
in other Professional legal societies is also beneficial.
Examples: American Bar Association, Alabama Bar
Association, Birmingham Bar Association, District Attorneys
Advisor serves PRO BONO.
Advisor shall participate in any litigation involving AFTE
as PRO HAC VICE, if authorized by the Board of Directors.
Advisor shall advise the Organization through its President
and Board of Directors on any matters regarding legal
questions that could affect the operation and well being of
Goal of the
Legal Advisor is to protect the Organization from litigation
or unnecessary liability.
for legal opinions or advice can come from the membership
through a Board Member.
Advisor will review all legal work delegated to any
assistants or staff.
Examples of questions for the Legal Advisor:
Review contracts on behalf of
the Organization to ensure fairness, balance, and that
requisite legal requirements are met;
Advise the Organization as to
liability incurred by actions of agents and officers;
Assist in mediation of disputes
between members or others as to insure due process
requirements are met.
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