The ABA-IPL Young Lawyer Fellows Selection Committee has announced
the Section's new Young Lawyer Fellows for 2019-2022
About the Program
The Young Lawyer Fellows program was created to develop future participation and leadership within the Section. Fellows participate in the meetings of the Section, and involve themselves in committee activities of the Section. They are active in recruiting new members to the Section and to its committees and make a commitment to mentor future fellows and new members of the Section.
Each year the ABA-IPL Section selects two fellows for three-year terms from applicants with proven achievement, participation, excellence, and commitment. The goal of the ABA-IPL Fellows Program is to develop future leadership and encourage diversity in the Section. Fellows are encouraged to attend Section meetings and are expected to work within areas such as ABA-IPL Action groups, Boards, and Committees. Fellows also promote diversity and membership, as they continue to develop leadership skills and responsibilities in the Section. Participants in the ABA-IPL Fellows Program are funded to attend select Section conferences during their three years in the program.
The application process will begin the Fall of 2019.
Member of the ABA and ABA-IPL Section (currently or by time of appointment to Fellows Program)
Lawyer, age 32 or younger, or less than two years after the date you were first admitted to practice law
Previous demonstration of leadership qualities and commitment in such areas as:
work in the ABA-IPL Section
work in other bar associations and organizations
professional pro bono activities
outstanding academic and or professional achievement
Responsibilities of Fellows:
Attend the Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference (Spring Conference), ABA Annual
Meeting, and the ABA Midyear Meeting for three consecutive years, as well as any standalone
meetings of their committees.
Actively participate in the Section's Young Lawyers Action Group (YLAG).
Participate with the Liaisons from the ABA Young Lawyers Division in recruiting YLD
members to become members of the Section, with a specific goal for each Fellow to identify
each ABA year no fewer than five persons who can be personally recruited by ABA-IPL
Section leadership to get involved in the Section.
Coordinate with the YLD Liaison's' efforts to provide broader exposure of the benefits of
ABA-IPL Section membership within YLD, including developing plans for joint social and
substantive events and programs at the ABA Annual Meeting, as well as YLD meetings.
Report their experiences as ABA-IPL Young Lawyer Fellows to Section Council and
YLD Council on an annual basis.
Act as mentors to new Fellows and other young lawyer members who join the ABA-IPL
Section and to help organize an annual Fellows alumni event to be held at each ABA-IPL
Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference.
Actively participate in at least one other substantive Section committee of their choice.