The Business Law Section of The Florida Bar (the “Section”) consists of numerous active committees, as well as Executive Council with more than 60 members. The Section has a longstanding commitment to the recruitment of young and diverse lawyers to join, participate and ultimately serve in leadership positions of the Section. To facilitate its goals, the Section has created a Fellowship Program to provide a two-year subsidy to eight qualified applicants who express an interest in becoming active in the substantive work and leadership of the Section. The Fellowship Program is designed to assist a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers in becoming better leaders within our profession and the Section, while enhancing their leadership skills. Each year a select group of participants are selected from applications submitted to the Inclusion, Mentoring, & Fellowship Committee of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar.
Applications for 2021-2023 are no longer being accepted. The newest class of Fellows will be announced at the June meeting. Application period for 2022-2024 will begin in early 2022.
Who Should Apply?
The Fellowship Program is open to all members of the Florida Bar in good standing who satisfy the following criteria: (a) current members of the Business Law Section; (b) practicing in the Florida Bar for fewer than 10 years or (b) younger than 36 years of age; and (c) Applicants must demonstrate that a substantial portion of their practice is focused in the area of Business law.
Why Should I Apply?
As a Fellow you will be part of a select group of leaders who are provided the opportunity to:
What Should I Know Before I Apply?
Attendance and Commitment Policy: Participation in the Fellowship Program as a Fellow requires a commitment of time and resources. Fellows are required to attend Executive Council meetings and substantive committee meetings at the Section’s meetings in January, June and Labor-Day weekend each year. Attendance at meetings is mandatory and Fellows may be dropped from the program for non-attendance. Upon becoming a Fellow, you agree that after completion of the program you will become involved with and undertake an active role in the Section and/or act as a mentor to a member of the incoming class.