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Fellowship Application

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR CONSIDERATION AS A BLS FELLOW, YOU MUST SIGN AND RETURN THE PLEDGE FORM BELOW.
  • IMF Fellows Program Pledge Participation Agreement (June 2021-June 2023)

    The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section’s (“BLS”) Inclusion Mentorship and Fellowship Committee (“IMF”) Fellows Program provides those accepted into the Fellows Program the opportunity to develop legal competencies and enhance relationships with other BLS Members, especially other BLS Members involved in leadership. In order to be considered as a recipient of the BLS Fellowship Program, you, the Fellow, must first pledge your commitment to adhere to the minimum obligations, as set forth below. You, the Fellow, understand and agree that your failure, inability, or refusal to meet the minimum obligations below, will result in you being withdrawn from the BLS Fellows Program and will result in the immediate forfeiture of any further participation in the BLS Fellows Program, which includes the forfeiture of your right to seek reimbursement for up to two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) for each year of the two years of your Fellowship Program.

    By signing this BLS Fellows Program Pledge Agreement, you, as the prospective FELLOW, acknowledge and pledge to commit to the following terms and conditions as a BLS Fellow, if awarded a Fellowship by the BLS IMF Committee:
    1. You shall currently be, and at all times during your participation in the Program, maintain your status, as a member in good standing of The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section.
    2. You shall attend at least one (1) substantive committee meeting and one (1) standing committee or task force committee meeting during each BLS Section meeting, for at least two (2) of the three (3) BLS Section meetings held during the first calendar year of your Fellowship.
    3. You shall make a reasonable effort to participate in at least one (1) substantive project (subject to to approval by the current IMF Chair or Vice-Chair) during the first calendar year of your Fellowship, and shall be solely responsible for notifying the current IMF Chair or Vice-Chair before the end of the first calendar year of your Fellowship if you have been unable to participate in a substantive project for reasons beyond your control and may be required, upon request, to demonstrate your efforts to participate in a substantive project.
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