Labor and Employment Law Section:
Diversity Fellowship FALL 2019 - FALL 2021
Application Deadline: September 1, 2019
Purpose: The Labor and Employment
Section’s (Section) Diversity Fellowship seeks to attract emerging leaders and
increase the diversity – including, but not limited to, racial, ethnic, sexual
orientation, gender identity, disability, cultural and practice area – of its
membership. The Fellowship’s financial
support is intended to encourage the Fellow’s attendance at meetings and
further participation in the Section. A
Fellowship grant may include payment of NYSBA and Labor and Employment Law
Section dues for two years, Labor and Employment Law Section Fall CLE Meeting
and Annual CLE Meeting registration fees, lodging and travel expenses for
attendance at Section Meetings (provided the Fellow's employer does not have ethics regulations prohibiting such reimbursements.)
Qualification criteria: Attorney who practices
Labor and/or Employment law who has demonstrated a commitment to leadership
within the bar.
Recommendations: To ensure that the Fellows
are interested in making a meaningful contribution the Section, each candidate
must submit one (1) recommendation from an employer, professor, or any other
application for a Fellowship must include an essay up to 500 words describing
the applicant’s interest in the Labor and Employment Law Section and how the
Section may benefit from the applicant’s participation in the Section.
Memberships: Please tell us about your
involvement with bar associations, professional organizations, and whether you
have received any recognition's or awards.
Resume: Please provide a current resume or CV.
Mentoring: Each fellow will be paired
with a member of the Executive Committee (EC) who will be in attendance at the
Fall and Winter meetings. The EC member
will contact the fellow, at a minimum, once per quarter to discuss leadership
opportunities within the Section (e.g., speaking opportunities at meetings;
writing for the Journal; participating on the EC committee, etc.), the
leadership structure of the Section and NYSBA, and any other issues that are
important for encouraging the fellow’s future (and increased) participation in
Lawyers should address Applications or Fellowship inquiries to Labor & Employment Law Section Liaison, Cathy Teeter.