The Government Fellowship Program was implemented by the Section to provide selected government lawyers who are members of the Section an opportunity to participate in the activities of the Section and to receive appropriate support from the Section. Government agencies are invited to identify individuals of excellence from their staff, who then submit applications to the Section office. The program covers two or three years of Section activity after which the Fellows are encouraged to continue their participation in the Section on an individual basis. In addition to registration fee waivers, the Fellows are provided travel reimbursement for their assigned committee’s midwinter meetings. The application form for the Government Fellowship Program is only available from the government agencies and is not available directly from the Section of Labor & Employment Law.
Applications for the Government Fellowship Program are solicited from the following government agencies in early spring (or as vacancies arise):
- Federal Labor Relations Authority (FSL)
- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (ADR)
- Internal Revenue Service – Employee Plans Rules and Agreements (EBC)
- Merit Systems Protection Board (FSL)
- National Labor Relations Board (DLL, ERR, Ethics, P&P)
- National Mediation Board (RLA)
- Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (EBC)
- State Public Employment Relations Boards (State & Local Government Bargaining)
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Immigration Law)
- U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (EEO, ERR)
- U.S. Department of Labor (EBC, ERR, EEO, FLSL, OSH LAW)
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (ADR, EEO, ERR, FLSL)
- U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission (OSHA)
The purpose of the Section Development Fund Fellowship Program is to increase membership in the Section by encouraging participation in the Annual Section Conference and Section Committee Midwinter Meetings by providing fellowships of three years in duration to individuals who would otherwise be financially unable to participate in such activities. The Fellowships cover one committee midwinter meeting and/or one Annual Section Conference per ABA fiscal year (September 1 – August 31). Over the duration of the Fellowship, participants must attend at least one Annual Section Conference. Applications are solicited throughout the year, with a submission deadline of July 31, 2019. Fellowships are announced following the ABA Annual Meeting in August.
Access the 2019-2019 Section Development Fund Application Form (PDF) here.
The Young Lawyers Division Fellowship Program is designed to give young lawyers who are Section members the opportunity to become familiar with and actively involved in the Section. Highlights of this program are:
- Participants are assigned to a Section standing committee
- Participants are expected to attend the Midwinter Meetings of their assigned committee
Fellows will be provided an allocation to be used to cover Midwinter Meeting travel and registration expenses.
Applications are solicited in the spring and early summer, with a submission deadline of August 31. Fellowships are announced in mid-September.