The TIPS NOW! Scholarship program provides leadership opportunities for young lawyers. TIPS NOW! is a leadership initiative that brings young leaders into TIPS. Five to ten Fellows will be chosen each year and 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 nonbar-related activities. The Fellows will be appointed to funded positions on TIPS standing committees, such as Membership and Long Range Planning. They will help with membership initiatives and will also serve on the TIPS Task Force on Outreach to Young Lawyers. In addition, the TIPS NOW! Fellows will work together as a committee to produce a tangible work product for TIPS during the course of the year. The Fellows will be required to attend meetings held in conjunction with the ABA Midyear and Annual Meetings, as well as a Fall Conference, typically held in October, and a Spring Conference, typically held in May. The deadline for submitting nominations for this year was February 17, 2007.
For more information about the program and for next year’s deadline, go the Section’s website at www.abanet.org/tips/younglawyer/tipsnow.html.