Scholarship Announcement And Application

Scholarship Announcement And Application

The Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association (TIPS) is pleased to announce the TIPS NOW! Scholarship program that provides leadership opportunities for young lawyers. As a leader within the YLD, we recognize that you have many opportunities to become involved in bar-related organizations and activities. Your participation in the Young Lawyers Division evidences your commitment to professional development and your desire to network with other attorneys, who share your enthusiasm, interests and goals. We encourage you to apply for this scholarship. TIPS NOW ! will provide young lawyers with key appointments in TIPS, as well as mentoring and other programs that assist with the integration of young lawyers into TIPS.


Download the TIPS NOW Scholarship Form - Word

What Is TIPS NOW!?

TIPS NOW! is a leadership initiative that brings young leaders into TIPS. Five to six Fellows will be chosen to fill the TIPS NOW! class of 2015-2016. The Fellows will be appointed to funded positions on TIPS standing committees, such as Membership and Long-Range Planning. The Fellows will help with membership initiatives and will also serve on the TIPS Task Force on Outreach to Young Lawyers. Additionally, the TIPS NOW! Fellows will work together as a committee to produce a tangible work product for TIPS during the course of the year. The Fellows will be required to attend meetings held in conjunction with the ABA Midyear and Annual Meetings, as well as a Fall Conference, typically held in October, and a Spring Conference, typically held in May.

The TIPS NOW! Class of 2015-16 will be diverse in terms of practice area (plaintiff, defense and corporate counsel), gender and race, and will have demonstrated involvement in bar association and non-bar related activities. There is no requirement that the applicant presently be a member of TIPS. However, any person chosen as a scholarship recipient must be an ABA member and join the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section.

An application for the scholarship is attached. Although letters of recommendation are not required, an applicant may submit up to two, if so desired. Winners will be notified in May, 2015. For additional information, please contact Linda Wiley at (312) 988-5673

Please return the completed application by April 4, 2015 to:
Linda Wiley
TIPS Membership Specialist
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
321 N. Clark Ave, Chicago IL 60654
(fax) 312-988-6230 or Linda.Wiley@americanbar.org )

For enrollment in a committee of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. NOTE: If you are already a Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section member, you may join up to three (3) committees at no additional cost. However, if you are not a Section member, you must join the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section first. If you have any questions regarding participation in TIPS Committees contact our Membership Specialist Linda Wiley or call 312/988-5673.
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