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December 13, 2007
BAR FOUNDATION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL
& FEDERAL LITIGATION SECTION MINORITY FELLOWSHIP
The New York Bar Foundation is accepting applications for the 2008
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Minority Fellowship. The
$5,000 award will be presented to a first-year (1L) minority student to
work in a litigation position in the public sector in New York State.
The recipient will also receive a guest membership in the New York State
Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section for
one year. The Fellowship will take place in New York from June 9 to
August 15, 2008.
The Fellowship program goals are to increase the representation of
lawyers and students from a diverse range of backgrounds in commercial
litigation, and to provide students from a diverse range of backgrounds
with an opportunity to experience litigation practice. The ultimate goal
of the fellowship is to create a network and forge relationships which
will foster greater diversity among commercial and federal litigators
throughout the State of New York.
First year minority students enrolled in a law school in the State of
New York as of the fall 2007 semester are eligible to apply. The
fellowship application deadline is December 31, 2007. For complete
eligibility details, contact The New York Bar Foundation, One Elk
Street, Albany, NY 12207, 518/487-5651, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1950, The New York Bar Foundation is dedicated to aiding
charitable and educational projects to meet the law-related needs of the
public and the legal profession.
The purpose of the Commercial & Federal Litigation Section is to
improve the quality of representation of clients, provide a forum for
the improvement of law and procedure in the areas of commercial and
federal litigation, and enhance the administration of justice.
The Section serves its mission by: developing relationships and sharing
practice experiences with fellow commercial and federal litigators, with
state and federal judges, and with regulatory and administrative bodies;
by establishing committees for the purpose of promoting research and
discussion on current issues affecting its practice; by influencing and
proposing legislation affecting its practice; by developing continuing
legal education programs on topics relevant to its practice; by
developing continuing legal education programs on topics relevant to its
practice; and by providing networking opportunities for its members.
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, ONE ELK STREET, ALBANY, NY 12207 PH: (518) 463-3200 SECURE FX: (518) 463-5993