The City, County, and Local Government Law (CCLGL) Section is delighted to announce the adoption of a Diversity Fellowship Program to assist attorneys who have a financial need with attending Section events, and becoming more involved in the Section. This new program is an exciting way for the Section to encourage engagement by a diverse range of attorneys who have demonstrated an interest in practicing local government law, as well as an interest in greater involvement in the CCLGL Section and its committees, but who would not otherwise be able to participate due to financial constraints.
The Fellowship Program allows for funding for up to 2 Fellows per year to attend Section events, with funding capped at $1,000 per Fellow annually. The program’s mission is to provide opportunities for deserving attorneys to achieve their career goals through leadership training and working closely with leading attorneys in their field. At the same time, the program will help foster diversity within the Section, which is one of the top goals of Section leadership.
While the application process is still being developed, an applicant for the Fellowship Program must:
- Be a member of the CCLGL Section
- Demonstrate interest in local government as a part of the applicant’s practice
- Demonstrate interest in the activities of the CCLGL Section
- Demonstrate need for financial assistance in order to attend Section meetings and programs
- Demonstrate service to the profession or community
- Have less than 10 years local government law experience
- Bring diversity to the Section, including a geographic, racial, or ethnic background that is traditionally underrepresented in the CCLGL Section leadership or membership
Information on the Fellows program and application process is posted on the Get Involved page on the CCLGL website.