TIPS NOW! Fellows Program is a leadership initiative that brings young leaders into the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). The TIPS Now! Program springboards participants into leadership roles within the Section by providing involvement opportunities and leadership exposure. Through the program, the Section hopes to identify new leaders to participate in the Section’s General Committees, Standing Committees and Task Forces. The Fellows will be required to attend the Fall Meeting in October, the ABA Midyear Meeting, as well as the Section Conference, typically held in May and will be reimbursed up to $500 for travel per meeting. Six to eight Fellows will be chosen to fill the TIPS NOW! Fellows class of 2024-2025. The Fellows will be appointed to positions on TIPS Standing Committees, such as Membership, or Law in Public Service or Long-Range Planning. The Fellows will help with membership initiatives and will also serve on TIPS Standing Committee on Outreach to Young Lawyers.
The TIPS NOW! Class of 2024-2025 will be diverse in terms of practice area (plaintiff, defense and corporate counsel), gender and race, and will have demonstrated involvement in bar association and non-bar related activities. There is no requirement that the applicant presently be a member of TIPS. However, any person chosen to attend the program, must join the ABA and the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section.
Although letters of recommendation are not required, an applicant may submit up to two, if so desired. Applications are due May 31, 2024. Applicants will be notified this summer. If interested, please apply here. For questions, please contact Guysheena Gibson at [email protected].
Please note: TIPS Now! Fellows are unlikely to be accepted into the TIPS Leadership Academy.
For enrollment in a committee of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. NOTE: If you are already a Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section member, you may join any committee at no additional cost. However, if you are not a Section member, you must join the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section first. If you have any questions regarding participation in TIPS Committees contact our Membership & Marketing Specialist, Guysheena Gibson or call 312-988-6104.