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.





  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.


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



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