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Fellowship

Fellowship Program

Types of Fellowships  

The Section of Family Law Fellowship Program consists of two kinds of fellowships:

  1. Diversity Fellowship
    This fellowship is awarded to diverse family lawyers with a proven interest in family law who meet the diversity criteria identified in the Section's Diversity
    plan and have demonstrated financial need.

  2.  Access to Justice Fellowship
    This fellowship is awarded to family lawyers working in legal services or non-profit legal organizations whose work centers around providing free or low cost family legal services to individuals in traditionally underserved diverse communities and have demonstrated financial need.

Goals of the Family Law Fellowship Program


  1. Increase active FLS participation by diverse family lawyers;

  2. Expand active FLS participation by family lawyers providing access to justice to clients in traditionally underserved diverse communities;

  3. Identify and mentor future FLS leaders of diverse backgrounds;

  4. Introduce Fellows to the benefits and resources of the FLS membership and participation;

  5. Facilitate the opportunity for the Fellows to contribute to the FLS in a way that is meaningful to themselves and their practices;

  6. Create an ongoing community of Family Law Fellows who continue long, rewarding relationships with the FLS. 

2024-2026 Fellowship Program

The Section of Family Law is accepting applications for the 2024-2026 Fellowship Program.

Applications are due by 11:59pm Central Time on May 15, 2024. Please send your completed application to Cynthia Swan at [email protected].

Review the Fellowship Guidelines

 Download the 2024-2026 Fellowship Application

Allen Gary Palmer Excellence in Service and Commitment Award

This annual award, open to qualified graduating or former Section Fellows, honors the legacy of former FLS Council member Allen Gary Palmer.

Palmer Award Rules 

Nomination Form

Meet the Family Law Fellows

2023-2025 Fellows

Daysha Brown

Nicholas Gordon

Morgan Schumann

2022-2024 Fellows

Aziza Khatoon

Larissa Mervin

Jason Pica II

2021-2023 Fellows

Chris Odigbo

JR Thomas

Princess Woodard

2020-2022 Fellows

Tracy Almanzan, El Paso, TX

Nilaja Ford, Edison, NJ

Katina Miner, Bowling Green, KY

Payal Sinha, Milpitas, CA

Trevi-Ann Thompson, Atlanta, GA

2019-2021 Fellows

William Boyd, Omaha, NE

Neveen Kurtom, Columbia, MD

Family Law Fellow Directories

2020-2022 Fellows

2018-2020 Fellows

2017-2019 Fellows

2016-2018 Fellows

2015-2017 Fellows

2014-2016 Fellows