Conference Funding for Affiliate Leaders

National Conference Affiliate Stipends (up to $200 per person)

The YLD presents two national conferences each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. There are a limited number of stipends available for active affiliate leaders who attend ABA YLD National Conferences. These are available on a first come first serve basis.

Eligibility:  Three representatives (four if one is a minority, government/military, or small-solo firm attorney) from each YLD affiliate are eligible for up to two days per diem at $100 per day for their attendance at each of these conferences.

Process:

  1. Please email the Affiliates Director (Dionna Lewis) and cc: YLD Program Specialist (Alia S. Graham) and the ABA YLD Chair (Dana Hrelic) requesting an Affiliate Stipend prior to the conference.  You will be placed on a request list. This list will close 7 days prior to the start of the conference.
  2. The Affiliates Director will notify you whether you have been approved for funding and will include further instructions.
  3. You must complete your reimbursement form within 30 days of the last day of the conference to receive your funding.



New/Inactive Affiliate National Conference Scholarships (up to $570 per scholarship)


A limited number of scholarships are available to conference attendees who are representing new Affiliates or Affiliates that have not sent representatives to a national conference for three or more years. These reimbursements include the lowest discounted round-trip airfares (up to $350), up to $20 ground transportation, and up to two days per diem at $100 per day.

Process:

  1. Interested Affiliates must request consideration for this reimbursement at least 7 days prior to the fall and spring national conferences.
  2. Please email the Affiliates Director (Jenna Overman) and cc: YLD Program Specialist Alia Graham and ABA YLD Chair (Dana Hrelic).
  3. You will be notified by the Affiliates Director and/or ABA Staff whether you have been approved for funding.
  4. For those approved for funding, you will complete the Standard YLD Reimbursement Form, in the Team/Board Line state – New/Inactive Affiliate Conference Scholarship.
  5. You must complete your reimbursement form within 30 days of the last day of the conference to receive your funding.

NOTE: All individuals must adhere to attendance requirements identified in the Division’s Budget and Reimbursement Policy.

Limitations: All affiliate conference funding awards are limited to one conference per bar year and are not permitted to supplement other Division funding.



ABA YLD Scholarship Program


The ABA YLD seeks to encourage the participation of minority, solo/small firm, government, private sector, and military service attorneys. For several years, up to six scholarships have been awarded to minority young lawyers across the United States. The program has been expanded to provide a limited number of scholarships to solo/small firm, government, private sector, and military service young lawyers. Each scholarship recipient receives funding to the ABA's Midyear Meeting, as well as to both the spring and fall conferences. The scholarship includes lowest discounted round-trip airfare (up to $350), up to two days per diem at $100 per day, $20 ground transportation and complimentary social event tickets.

Scholarship applications are mailed mid-June and completed applications are accepted through the first week of August. The scholarships are awarded by specific ABA YLD committees with the approval of ABA YLD Officers, Directors and staff. Winners are notified in mid-August.

Scholarship competition is keen. Because the goal of the project is to increase participation of minority, solo/small firm, government, private sector, and military service young lawyers in the activities of the Division, priority will be given to those applicants who express a desire to become involved in the ABA YLD. In addition to receiving scholarship assistance, those young lawyers selected as scholarship recipients will be introduced to the ABA YLD through special programs and mentoring set up by their respective ABA YLD committees.

For more information regarding this project or to be placed on a mailing list to receive an application, please email Renee Lugo, YLD Program Associate or call 312-988-5626.

 

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