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2014-2015 IP Section Young Lawyer Fellows

2014-2015 Fellowship Application Deadline: December 13, 2013

The Section is seeking applications for its Young Lawyer Fellowship Program and is asking members to apply for one of the two two-year positions as “NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section Fellows.”

This fellowship is designed to provide leadership opportunities for young lawyers, and reflects the Section’s long-standing commitment to increasing the participation and retention of young lawyers in Section activities. Through this program, the Section hopes to develop future leaders of the Section. Fellows will be granted many opportunities to become involved in the Section’s activities and to be an important voice within the Section.

A critical feature of the Fellowship is a commitment by the Fellows to take advantage of the many opportunities awarded to them under the program, such as:  free admission to many of the Section’s meetings including the Section’s Annual and Fall Meetings, for two consecutive years; involvement in the activities of the Young Lawyers Committee; invitations to all of the Section’s networking events, where the Fellow can promote the recruiting of new members; invitations to some of the Section’s Executive Committee meetings, to relate their experience as a Fellow; opportunities to publish in the Section’s newsletter Bright Ideas; and opportunities to mentor new Fellows.

To be eligible, you must be a newly admitted attorney (up to 5 years) or a law student, and be a member of the NYSBA and the Intellectual Property Law Section. In selecting Fellows, the following will be considered: participation in the NYSBA Young Lawyers Section; participation in the Intellectual Property Law Section; participation in the Section’s Young Lawyers Committee; participation in committees of the Section; participation in other intellectual property law organizations; and enthusiasm and commitment to intellectual property law.

All applications are due by December 13, 2013. Please email a resume and letter, no more than three pages in total, to: The names of the Fellows will be announced at the Section’s meeting during the NYSBA Annual Meeting on January 28, 2014 in New York City.

Questions? Contact IP Section Young Lawyers Committee Chair Teige Sheehan at