The Ingrid & Gerald Rosenthal Leadership Scholarship enables new attorneys (less than 15 years in practice or new to the practice areas listed in criteria) to attend WILG® Annual Convention, participate in leadership training, long range planning, write for Workers First Watch and network with other members. The scholarship was created in 2014 and endowed by Gerald Rosenthal, a longtime WILG® Member and leader from West Palm Beach, FL in memory of his beloved wife, Ingrid.

 

 

 

CRITERIA FOR WILG LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM NOMINEES
 

  1. Plaintiff practice in Workers' Compensation (federal or state), Longshore/DBA, FECA, Wage & Hour, Black Lung Law, Social Security or Veteran's Representation.
  2. WILG® definition of a "Young Member":
    1. any attorney under 45 years old
    2. any attorney with less than 15 years of practice in the Workers' Compensation field; or
    3. any attorney interested in expanding their practice into the claimant's workers' compensation field or one of the above-named practice areas.
  3. WILG® regular or above classified member in good standing.
  4. A membership in state workers' compensation association, state trial lawyer association or AAJ Workers' Compensation section.
  5. A letter describing the member's financial need, how they have been active in a plaintiff's bar (emphasizing work in workers' compensation section) and how being more involved in WILG® will help their practice.
  6. A recommendation letter by a WILG® regular member or a standing WILG® committee. The person making the recommendation is to serve as the recipient's mentor and help facilitate further involvement in WILG®.
  7. Please provide the candidate's curricula vitae with submission.
  8. A 700 to 1,100 word article suitable for publication in Workers' First Watch covering a timely national workers' compensation issue. While the article may focus on a particular state's laws, it must address how it will impact the broader workers' compensation community.
  9. Commitment to be co-chair of the WILG® Paralegal Section for at least one year and telephone presentations to the WILG® Paralegal Section.

 

The scholarship is worth no more than $2,500 used for attendance and travel expenses to and from WILG®'s Annual Convention. The scholarship recipient name, likeness or article may be published in various WILG® publications. The WILG® Executive Committee chooses the scholarship recipient by simple majority.

NOMINATIONS MUST BE IN WRITING AND RECEIVED BY JUNE 12, 2020

Please submit all applications to:
Suzanne Giacchino-Morgan
Email: suzanne@wilg.org
Address: 1324 Seven Springs Blvd., #324
New Port Richey, FL 34655

 

 

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