Stacey Kielbasa (’99) becomes president of NALP

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

As part of its vision to drive innovation and collaboration in the legal profession through lifelong education and career development, the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) has named Stacey Kielbasa (’99) their president for the coming term. As NALP’s president, Stacey will serve as the chief volunteer leader of the organization. 

“The legal field is constantly changing and looking for new ways to evolve and become more inclusive,” says Kielbasa. “Taking on this role allows me to take part in - and be a driving force in - those changes.”

Director of professional development, attorney recruitment, and diversity at Chapman and Cutler LLP, Kielbasa obtained a joint degree (J.D. - ed.M.) from the University of Illinois, graduating magna cum laude from the College of Law.

She has spent her entire career at Chapman and Cutler, starting as a summer associate and then continuing as an associate in the firmʼs Public Finance department. Since 2001, Kielbasa has led the recruitment and professional development efforts of Chapman, and she assumed responsibility for diversity initiatives in 2004.

Kielbasa’s work with the firm to recruit, retain, and advance women, LGBT, and ethnically diverse lawyers has resulted in national recognition for Chapman, including being named one of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother Magazine (for the fifth year), and receiving a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (three consecutive years).