American College of Parliamentary Lawyers

The American College of Parliamentary Lawyers (ACPL) is a professional association of lawyers from the United States and Canada.[1]

Founded in 2007, the College states that one of its purposes is "to provide a forum for the exchange of information among experienced legal professionals for the purpose of the advancement of parliamentary law".[2] This organization also advocates the use of parliamentary procedure in voluntary organizations.[3]

"Parliamentary law" (i.e. the procedures used by deliberative assemblies to make decisions in meetings) is separate from the legal matters that lawyers are trained in.[citation needed] Generally, lawyers are not necessarily also parliamentarians, or experts in meeting procedures.[citation needed] As a result, this association was formed to connect the two fields. Only individuals who are both lawyers and parliamentarians could be members in this organization.[4]

For its meetings, ACPL uses Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR) to conduct its business.[5]

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  1. ^ Slaughter, Jim (2012). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast-Track. New York, IN: Alpha. pp. 140–41. ISBN 161564220X.
  2. ^ "Purpose of the American College of Parliamentary Lawyers:". parliamentarylawyers.org. Archived from the original on 2015-09-13. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  3. ^ "Chill with the Parliamentary Law All-Stars". ABA Journal. 94 (3): 12. March 2008.
  4. ^ "Membership Qualifications:". parliamentarylawyers.org. Archived from the original on 2015-09-13. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  5. ^ "Bylaws of the American College of Parliamentary Lawyers, INC". parliamentarylawyers.org. Archived from the original on 2015-09-13. Retrieved 2016-02-18.