Board of Directors - Legal Expert Board Member

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Las Trampas, Inc.

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Board of Directors - Legal Expert Board Member

Do you have a deep passion for volunteer Board service where you can make a difference by improving the lives of others? Are you searching for philanthropic ways to give back within the community? If so, the Las Trampas Board of Directors wants to get to know you!

The Las Trampas Board of Directors is composed of caring and talented leaders who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. Our goal is to diversify our dynamic team with new voices and varied perspectives to enhance and expand our capacity as we guide Las Trampas’ strategic direction.

Who We Are - A Non Profit Supporting Adults with Developmental Disabilities

For over 60 years, Las Trampas has been a provider of choice delivering much needed services and programs to adults with developmental disabilities, including Autism, IDD, Down Syndrome and Aspersers Syndrome). Founded in 1958 as a non-profit residential school by parents, family, and community members, our philosophy has always been that persons with developmental disabilities are entitled to develop their optimum state of social, physical, and mental well-being, and share an integrated lifestyle similar to what non-disabled persons are fortunate to enjoy. Currently, Las Trampas provides day program educational and vocational services, residential services, supported and independent living services throughout Contra Costa County.

Legal Expert Board Members Needed

The Las Trampas Board is seeking a new member with legal expertise to strengthen the Board’s understanding of the legal implications of its decisions and to bring a broader legal perspective to Board deliberations. In particular, the Board is seeking individuals with in-house corporate counsel experience or has previously counseled boards, or worked with non-profits.

Desired Legal Qualifications:

  • Provide counsel on a broad range of compliance, governance issues and board resolutions.
  • Review, draft and negotiate a wide range of custom and standard agreements.
  • A keen ability to grasp complex legal and business issues quickly; balance risks; draw sound conclusions; and provide creative, practical, constructive and timely counsel in a dynamic environment.
  • Provide general legal advice and support as needed.
  • Oversee contract management, monitoring and tracking.
  • Help develop policies and procedures as needed.
  • Manage external legal resources.

Interested candidates should possess strong leadership, business acumen, and communication skills. Desired backgrounds include prior professional legal expertise in the nonprofit or for-profit sector.

Board Member Role and Responsibilities:

  • Attend a minimum of eight (8) board meetings per year arriving prepared to ask questions and actively participate in discussions.
  • Serve on one or more committees and to actively participate in committee work.
  • Play an active role in securing financial resources by leveraging personal and professional relationships to identify and solicit potential funders, while also investing in Las Trampas by making a personal annual contribution.
  • Responsibly represent Las Trampas to their respective communities and advocate for Las Trampas’ mission, programs, and services as necessary and appropriate.
  • Assist the organization to fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Serve a two-year board member term. (Board members may serve unlimited consecutive terms)

We’ve already made a significant impact in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities but have the potential to do so much more. If you’re interested in volunteering time and exploring opportunities with our Board of Directors, we’d love to speak with you. Las Trampas, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Lafayette, CA.

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About Las Trampas, Inc.


3460 Lana Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549, US

Mission Statement

Las Trampas supports adults with developmental disabilities to discover their capabilities and to lead full lives in their home, at work, and in the community.


Las Trampas has a longstanding, rich history of providing services to people with developmental disabilities and their families. Founded in 1958 as a non-profit residential school by parents, family, and community members, Las Trampas School, Inc. provided on-site residential and educational services to children with developmental disabilities. The school was named for the creek that runs through the beautiful, two-and-a-half acre property in Lafayette, California. As the children grew into adulthood along with progressive changes in service provisions, Las Trampas changed its mission to provide services to adults with developmental disabilities.

Currently, Las Trampas provides day program educational and vocational services, residential services, supported and independent living services throughout Central and Eastern Contra Costa County, California. These services include:

  • ADP Adult Development Program
  • ARM Adult Residential Model
  • SLS Supported Living Services
  • ILS Independent Living Services
Board Development
Justice & Legal
People with Disabilities


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3460 Lana LaneLafayette, CA 94549



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