Information and Background
Serve as Parliamentarian at Meetings of a Convention, Congress, Assembly, Board of Directors, or Committee
Serve as a Professional
and Tabulation of Ballots
Serve as an Expert Witness
Draft Constitutions or Bylaws
or Amendments or Revisions thereto
Write Formal Opinions on
Parliamentary and Legal Questions
Advise on Conflicts
Between Parliamentary Law
and State Law
Train the Presiding Officer
Provide Board Training
Instruct Officers, Boards, and
Committees on the Scope of
Authorities and Duties
Brief Delegates to a
Convention or Congress
What is a
A parliamentarian is a consultant who
helps organizations to develop and understand their governing documents.
A parliamentarian advises officers, boards, committees, and members on matters of parliamentary procedure in order to conduct productive, efficient, and legal meetings.
Prof. Carling's Background
Prof. Carling is a Professional
Registered Parliamentarian, the highest certification granted by the National Association of Parliamentarians.
He is also a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians
and the American College of
Prof. Carling has taught law at the University of Latvia and the National Law School of India and provided training for the American Institute of Parliamentarians and the National Association of Parliamentarians.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the International Committee of the National Association of Parliamentarians and has previously served them as a member of the Bylaws Committee, Credentials Committee, and the Elections Committee.