The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Membership in The Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. Established in 1955, The Fellows support the research of the American Bar Foundation through their annual contributions and sponsor seminars and events of direct relevance to the legal profession.
The American Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation are fully tax deductible and are not refundable. No goods or services are promised or provided in exchange for a contribution. If an error is made in the amount contributed, please notify the American Bar Foundation within 21 days. A new receipt will be issued if an adjustment is required.
What does it mean to be a Fellow?
- Barbara J. Gislason, Past Minnesota State Co-Chair and Life Fellow, Invited to Present to the Barreau d’Alger and the Barreau de Boumerdes in Algeria
- Nov 28, 2016
- James Spica, Michigan Fellow, Elected a Trustee of the American Trust for the British Library
- Oct 31, 2016
- Juan Javier Negri, International Fellow, Appointed by President Macri to the Board of Directors of the National Arts Fund
- Oct 26, 2016
- William K. Weisenberg, Ohio Life Fellow, Honored with the 2016 Making a Difference through Service to the Profession Award
- Oct 12, 2016
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