As a Fellow of the College, you are invited to nominate no more than two individuals to be considered for inclusion in the Class of 2024.  If you wish to nominate a Candidate this year, please read through this letter and the accompanying forms carefully.

Enclosed you will find the following documents:

  1. Sponsor form
  2. Candidate form
  3. Confidential Professional Reference Form (with letter of introduction for you to complete and forward to references identified by the Candidate)

The procedure for nominations for 2024 is as follows:

  1. You (the Sponsor) must 
    • Complete the “Sponsor Form.”  While a secondary “sponsor” from existing Fellows must be listed, they need not sign the form.  To the extent possible, at least one of the nominators/sponsors should be a Fellow who practices in the same state as the candidate. 
    • Send the “Candidate Form” to the person you are nominating for completion and return to you.  (The Candidate must return this completed form to you with a copy of his/her resume.)
    • Copy and send the “Confidential Reference Form” to each of the references identified by the Candidate (at least 4).  All completed reference forms must be returned to you.
    • Submit all forms (Sponsor Form, Candidate Form, Candidate Resume, and at least Four Completed Confidential Reference Forms) to Susan Wan by the deadline listed below.

Important guidelines:

  1. All forms should be typewritten and each paragraph must be fully completed.  
  2. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  3. Submission electronically (by e-mail) is preferred.
  4. All forms for each nominee should be scanned as ONE PDF and saved with the nominees last name first, followed by their first name (i.e., Wan, Susan)
  5. Fellows are strongly encouraged to consider such factors as geographic diversity, practice diversity, as well as gender, disability and racial diversity when nominating a potential candidate.  

After the nomination closing period, the Nominating Committee will review each nomination and make recommendations to the Board of Governors.  The Board of Governors will make the final determination as to the selection of new Fellow inductees and will communicate its decision to the sponsors and nominees.  

The following timeline will be strictly adhered to:

September 1, 2023Nomination Period Opens
November 1, 2023Deadline for Receipt of All Nominations to Susan Wan
November 6, 2023List of Nominees to all Fellows for Comment
November 17, 2023Deadline for Receipt of Comments from Fellows to Susan Wan
December 11, 2023 Nominating Committee Report Due to Board
December 14, 2023 Board Decision on Nominees
December 18, 2023 Nominees Advised of Board Decision
March 16, 2024 2024 Induction Dinner, Union League Club, Chicago, IL

Please note that it is essential that the College reflects each state’s geographical, ethnic and gender make-up of the workers’ compensation bar.  Please respect the need for diversity when nominating potential future Fellows.  Diversity will be considered in the review of the nominations by the Committee and the Board.  The current breakdown of the College membership throughout the United States can be found in the “Listing of all Fellows by State” at the end of the College directory, or on the College website.  States from which we have no members are: Alaska, Hawaii and North Dakota.  States that are comparatively over-represented currently are Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan and Pennsylvania.  Please keep this in mind when considering your nominations.  We encourage Fellows within states to collaborate on nominations of deserving practitioners in the Workers’ Compensation field.  

Thank you for your help in preserving and enhancing the reputation of the College through your thoughtful nominations.  If you have any questions about the process, please contact Susan Wan or a member of the Board.