The Business Law Section Diversity Fellowship Program is designed to assist a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers in becoming better leaders within our profession and the Business Law Section, while enhancing their leadership skills, as an encouragement and commitment to attract young and diverse lawyers to join, participate and ultimately serve in leadership positions of the Business Law Section. The Business Law Section will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Fellowship Program with the incoming 2023 class. Applications are being accepted until April 1st. The Inclusion/Mentorship/Fellowship Committee will be sharing Fellow Spotlights to allow the Section to get to know our outstanding current fellows on a weekly basis leading up to the application deadline.
If you know a dynamic business law attorney, encourage them to apply here.
Kayla Heckman is a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Laurel M. Isicoff, United States Bankruptcy Chief Judge for the Southern District of Florida. Kayla is a member of the 2022-2024 Florida Business Law Section Fellowship Program. To get to know Kayla better, she has answered the following questions.
Do you have any pets?
I recently got a puppy in August of 2022. He is a Chow Chow named TeddyBear. At 9 months old, he is already 50 pounds.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?
“Life is short, eat the cake.”
What book did you most recently finish?
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. 10/10 would recommend. I recently got back into reading so if you have any good book recommendations, please let me know!
What has been your best experience from your time as a Fellow?
I really enjoy the fact that the meetings are now held in person because it is a great way to connect and meet new lawyers face-to-face. It is also a great way to catch up with your colleagues as we are all at the same place at the same time. I particularly enjoy the social aspect that in-person meetings provide. The Judicial Liaison Dinner is always an event I look forward to the most—good food with good people. Can you tell I am a foodie yet?