QUALIFICATIONS TO BECOME A FELLOW
It is the goal of the College to represent the diversity of the profession in all regards. Therefore, nomination of attorneys from underrepresented states and jurisdictions, as well as the nomination of lawyers of ethnic, racial and gender diversity within the bar are encouraged.
In addition to these characteristics, a Fellow is expected to display the following traits in their day to day practice of workers’ compensation and related fields.
- A Fellow stands out to newer attorneys as a model of professionalism in deportment and advocacy;
- A Fellow has earned the respect of the bench, opposing counsel and the community;
- A Fellow displays civility in an adversarial relationship;
- A Fellow avoids allowing ideological differences to affect civility in negotiations, litigation and other aspects of law practice;
- A Fellow demonstrates an active interest in resolving issues;
- A Fellow is a student of the law;
- A Fellow has a thirst for knowledge in all areas of the law that affects their representation of their clients in Workers’ Compensation or their duties in adjudicating cases brought before them;
- A Fellow actively participates in the state, local and/or National Bar.
Nominations for new members will be accepted between September 1 and November 1 of each year.