Types of Fellowships
The Section of Family Law Fellowship Program consists of two kinds of fellowships:
- 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.
- 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.
2020-2022 Fellowship Program
There are up to five (5) available fellowship spots for the 2020-2022 class of FLS Fellows.
Applications are due by 11:59pm CT on Friday, May 15, 2020. Please send your completed application to Cynthia.Swan@americanbar.org.
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.
Meet the Family Law Fellows
Spotlight: 2018-2020 Family Law Fellows & Mentors
Maleaha Brown (Mentors: Thad Woody & Tracy Miller)
Psonya Hackett (Mentors: Lori Colbert & Sarah White)
Chris Kung (Mentors: Bobbie Batley & Nicholas Hite)
Elizabeth Ortiz (Mentors: Andrea Cozza & Annie Martinez)
Benjamin Schenker (Mentors: Anne Marie Jackson & Tracy Miller)
Family Law Fellow Directories