The purpose of the College, organized as a non-profit corporation, shall be to conduct such activities and programs as may be carried out by a corporation organized under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 180 and qualified under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • to acknowledge attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the practice of parliamentary law and who have committed themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct;
  • to provide a forum for the exchange of information among experienced legal professionals for the purpose of the advancement of parliamentary law;
  • to provide educational opportunities for College members and non-members to discuss, advance, improve, learn about, and further the members’ and the public’s knowledge of parliamentary law;
  • to facilitate the development of materials and programming concerning parliamentary law;
  • to cooperate and consult with organizations, government agencies, and other groups having an interest in parliamentary law and practice;
  • to advocate for democratic principles of self-governance in voluntary organizations through the use of parliamentary law and procedure; and
  • to engage in such other activities as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of the College.

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American Institute of Parliamentarians

The American Institute of Parliamentarians is a not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1958 for the advancement of parliamentary procedure. 

National Association of Parliamentarians

The National Association of Parliamentarians® (NAP) serves the needs of today’s parliamentarians and those interested in learning about parliamentary procedure.