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Ten Ways to Improve Your Professional Profile With Section Awards and Initiatives

Ten Ways to Improve Your Professional Profile With Section Awards and Initiatives

By Graham Hunt

12/11/13, 3:36 PM CT | Author: Section Staff

1. Diversity Clerkship: Law students are selected to serve in judicial clerkships during the summer of 2014, and are compensated through a stipend and paid meeting expenses. Applications are due December 27, 2013.

2. Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest: Law Students may submit any written work completed in the current academic year to win up to $2,500 and paid meeting expenses. Applications are due January 10, 2014.

3. National Public Service Award: Each year, winners include a law firm, corporate legal department, and individual who have provided significant pro bono legal services in a business context. Nominations are due January 17, 2014.

4. Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award: Honorees are exceptional woman business lawyers who have made significant contributions to the profession and the Section. Nominations are due January 17, 2014.

5. Business Law Fellows: Up to five young lawyers are selected to participate in a two-year leadership development program that includes paid meeting expenses and one-on-one mentorship. Applications are due April 4, 2014.

6. Business Law Ambassadors: Up to five lawyers of color are selected to participate in a two-year leadership development program that includes paid meeting expenses and one-on-one mentorship. Applications are due April 4, 2014.

7. Business Law Envoys: Up to five lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender lawyers are selected to participate in a two-year leadership development program that includes paid meeting expenses and one-on-one mentorship. Applications are due April 4, 2014.

8. Business Law Diplomats: One disabled lawyer is selected biannually to participate in a two-year leadership development program that includes paid meeting expenses and one-on-one mentorship. Applications are due April 4, 2014.

9. Committee Associate Program: Law students are placed with Committees to gain hands-on experience in substantive and administrative projects. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

10. Young Lawyer Speaker Bank: Used by Committee Chairs and Program Chairs to aid in the selection of panelists for CLE programs, the Young Lawyer Speaker Bank is open to all young lawyer Section members. To join the Young Lawyer Speaker Bank, please complete this survey.

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