ABA Center for Innovation Investment Grows

ABA President Linda Klein today announced the great fundraising success of the new ABA Center for Innovation. To date, $576,000 has been raised to support the work of the Center and its programs.

Commitments include:

1. Northwestern Pritzker School of Law has agreed to sponsor a Next Gen Fellow ($75,000) at the ABA Center for Innovation to support the work of a recent Northwestern graduate who seeks to pursue a legal innovation.

2. The State of North Carolina, in partnership with the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts and the North Carolina Bar Association, has agreed to sponsor an Innovation Fellow ($40,000) at the ABA Center for Innovation to help North Carolina develop its own Center for Innovation in accordance with the recommendations of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. The NCCALJ was created in September of 2015 by Chief Justice Mark Martin.

3. The Section of Criminal Justice has committed to fund $100K this year and $100,000 in each of the two following years for a total of $300,000 to support the ABA Center for Innovation, in accordance with the Center’s business plan, and will have a Fellow in each of the three years of sponsorship.

4. American University Washington School of Law has committed to sponsor a Next Gen Fellow ($75,000) at the Center for Innovation to support the work of a Washington College of Law graduate who wants to pursue a legal services innovation.

5. Suffolk University Law School will sponsor a NextGen Fellow ($75,000) to support the work of a graduate who wants to pursue a legal services innovation.