A parliamentarian is a professional consultant who advises an organization, its leaders, members, committees and staff on parliamentary law and proper procedure for conducting meetings. Professional Registered Parliamentarians® are able to consult and assist groups of any size with many services.
The National Association of Parliamentarians® (NAP) provides this listing as a service to those who request assistance in locating a Professional Registered Parliamentarian. It should be noted that NAP (nor NEAP) does not act as an agent for the Parliamentarians listed and certifies only to their having met NAP’s requirements of knowledge and professional development to attain the designation of Professional Registered Parliamentarian® (PRP).
If you are interested in obtaining the services of a parliamentarian or have any questions about how a parliamentarian can help your organization, contact anyone of those listed here. The terms of employment should be negotiated between you and the Parliamentarian. Those residing in the New England area are located below in random order. Please click on the name for more biographical information.
Michael E. Malamut PRPAttorney-at-Law, Professional Registered Parliamentarian, Certified Professional Parliamentarian & Teacher, Certified Governance Trainer
Michael E. Malamut is one of the few attorneys nationwide who has also obtained the highest credentials as a professional parliamentarian and a governance trainer. His work in the nonprofit sector concentrates on entity formation, reorganization, governance structure, governance policy formulation and review, membership association-subordinate unit relationships, member discipline, and meeting procedures. He has written numerous articles on these and related topics and regularly presents at continuing legal education seminars and in other adult education venues. He has been active in nonprofit issues in the American Bar Association, serving as Chair of the Business Law Section’s Nonprofit Organizations Committee (2011-14) and Liaison to the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty.
He is currently serving as Chair of the Opinions Committee of the American Institute of Parliamentarians and is past President of the American College of Parliamentary Lawyers. He was a member of the authorship team for the new American Institute of Parliamentarians Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure, published in 2012, for which he supplied the legal citations. He is credentialed as a Certified Governance Trainer by BoardSource, as a Professional Registered Parliamentarian with National Association of Parliamentarians, and as a Certified Professional Parliamentarian and Teacher with AIP. He currently serves on the Murray Inn of Court Board of Directors, and as an elected Commissioner of Trust Funds in his hometown of Dedham, Massachusetts, where he resides with his wife, physician Catherine Milch Malamut, and two children. He received his undergraduate degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was Senior Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal.