2016 American Arbitration Association’s A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Fellows Program


Providing opportunities for the next generation of diverse panelists and practitioners 

The American Arbitration Association® (AAA) is committed to providing opportunities for diverse panelists and practitioners to become the next generation of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) leaders. To this end, in 2009 the AAA created the AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program to offer training, mentorship, and networking opportunities to a select group of up-and-coming diverse ADR professionals. The program is named in honor of Judge Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr., a prominent African-American civil rights advocate and scholar and the first African-American to serve as a Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania prior to his appointment to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

The AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program is a one-year program spanning the full breadth of AAA resources for these diverse and emerging ADR professionals. The program’s foundation is a week-long intensive training program with additional training and networking opportunities given throughout the year. Each AAA Higginbotham Fellow is paired with a mentor in his or her field of interest.

We are proud of the gains that the AAA Higginbotham Fellows are making in the alternative dispute resolution field, including the to-date successful advancement of 16 past Fellows onto the AAA’s Panel.

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Interested candidates should visit www.adr.org/diversity to download a copy of the Program Guidelines and Application or to apply online.

Applications should be received no later than February 1, 2016

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