Winston Churchill said that “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” With respect to the legal profession, many organizations spend time and energy educating and advancing the profession through programs such as introducing young people to the prospect of a legal career.
The LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Fellowship is a twice-yearly award created to support the continued development of individuals and associations that embrace the advancement of education, the practice of public interest, and diversity in the legal profession. The deadline for nominations for this $15,000 award is Dec. 30, and I want to encourage readers of this blog to consider whether they know of a worthy organization or individual.
The fellowship is funded by revenues received from the sale of the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings Acknowledgements, which offer Peer Review Rated attorneys the opportunity to display their ratings while contributing to the future of the legal profession.
Organizations nominated for the fellowships must hold non-profit status or must be defined as national, state, local or provincial bar associations or professional associations. Individuals also may nominate themselves or another person. You must submit a full description of the organization, accompanied by a proposal of how the award funds will be applied to meet the mission of the Legal Fellowship.
Learn more and fill out the application here.