Diversity Fellowships Available!
The Forum is pleased to announce the availability of six (6) Diversity Fellowships. The Forum’s leadership has initiated a fellowship program for diverse construction lawyers with the goal of drawing diverse construction lawyers into the ranks of active, long-term Forum members. The Forum’s Diversity Fellowship is intended to identify diverse construction lawyers who have demonstrated interest in the Forum and are therefore potential candidates for future Forum leadership. Fellows receive the following benefits:
- Waiver of all registration fees for the Forum’s Fall, Midwinter, and Annual Meetings;
- Reimbursement of reasonable travel and accommodation expenses associated with attending the Forum’s Annual Meeting held each spring (not to exceed $1,500 per annum);
- Waiver of Forum membership dues; and
- Payment of ABA membership dues in the following amounts: 100% in Year 1; 66% in Year 2; and 33% in Year 3.
Additionally, Fellows are afforded the opportunity to join the steering committee of one of the Forum’s fourteen (14) Divisions, and if desired, the Forum will arrange a mentor for each Fellow, appropriate to that Fellow’s needs (e.g. career advice, guidance on navigating Forum meetings, leadership, committees, etc.). While all submitted applications will be considered, the ideal candidates will have between three (3) and twelve (12) years’ experience in construction law.
Fellowship recipients are expected to attend the Forum’s Annual Meeting in the spring and are strongly encouraged to attend the Fall and Midwinter meetings. The Forum’s 2020 Annual Meeting will be held April 22-24, 2020 in Seattle, WA.
Uploaded under "Documents" is an application for the Forum’s 2020 Diversity Fellowship. Completed applications must be received on, or before, Friday, January 31, 2020. The application deadline will not be extended.
Applications for fellowships should be sent to:
Lori Y. Baggett (Chair, Diversity Fellowship Subcommittee)
Carlton Fields, P.A.
Corporate Center Three International Plaza
4221 West Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 1000
Tampa, Florida 33607