The Center for Innovation is seeking creative thinkers to develop and launch new projects to address critical needs in the legal sector.

NextGen Fellows Recent – within the last 5 years – law school graduates will spend one year in-residence at the ABA headquarters in Chicago, IL or offsite working with a legal or judicial organization. NextGen Fellows will receive a salary of $45,000, along with benefits, during their time in the program. The cohort of fellows will begin late August 2018 and complete their work by August 31, 2019. Bar admission is not necessary.

Innovation Fellows Interested individuals are invited to take a 9-12 week sabbatical from their workplace and spend that time at the ABA headquarters in Chicago working on projects that will improve the legal sector and practice of law. There is no stipend for this fellowship, but the ABA will work with other legal and judicial organizations (e.g. courts, corporations, law schools and bar associations) to develop sponsorships to assist you. There are few limitations on areas of focus for these fellows; if it touches our justice system, it is ripe for intervention and innovation. Innovation Fellows attend on a rolling basis, determined by the length of their participation