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 one year, Labor and Employment Law Section Fall CLE Meeting and
Annual CLE Meeting registration fees, lodging and travel expenses for attendance at Section
criteria: Attorney who practices Labor and/or Employment law who has demonstrated a
commitment to leadership within the bar.
ensure that the Fellows are interested in making a meaningful contribution to the
Section, each candidate must submit one (1) recommendation from an employer, professor,
or any other professional reference.
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.
Please tell us about your involvement with bar associations, professional organizations, and
whether you have received any recognitions or awards.
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 the Section.
The 2013-2014 Diversity Fellows are:
Elizabeth (Ez) Cukor
William H. Ng
The deadline for the 2014-2015 Fellowship will be June 30th 2014.
Lawyers interested in learning more about the Fellowship should contact Wendi Lazar (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jill Rosenberg (email@example.com), Diversity Committee Co-Chairs or Danitra Spencer (firstname.lastname@example.org), Diversity Fellowship Subcommittee Chair.