Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division

Diversity Fellowship Program

The ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo) Diversity Fellowship Program aims to promote diversity within the Division and the ABA, while providing leadership opportunities within the Division for historically underrepresented groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Any lawyer or judge, who is a member of the Division, with a diverse background and experiences as defined by ABA Goal III may apply. The Division’s Diversity Board will select four applicants to serve as Fellows for the following bar year. The selection will be based on the individual’s achievement and commitment to the organized bar and to GPSolo’s mission and goals.

Fellows will be required to attend the Division's Fall meeting (October 17 - 19, 2019 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, CA) and Spring meeting (April 30 - May 2, 2020 at the La Concha Renaissance Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico) with reimbursement of up to $500 for airfare and a $100 per diem for two days for each meeting. Fellows may also show their commitment to the Division by attending the ABA Annual Meeting; however, reimbursement for this meeting is not available.

For further information, please contact the Division at gpsolo@americanbar.org.

2019-2020 Diversity Fellows

James Lewis, South Orange, NJ (upper left), Emil Ovbiagele, Milwaukee, WI (upper right), Margaret Jane Powers, Crossville, TN (lower left), Amar B. Raval, Houston, TX (lower right).