Scholarship Opportunities

**Details for 2017 Coming Soon!** 


Browning Marean Scholarship


In August, 2014, the legal community lost a great friend. Browning Marean, a Partner at DLA Piper US LLP at the time of his death, touched the personal and professional lives of many within the legal sector and certainly within the ILTA community — as a speaker and moderator at our events around the globe (INSIGHT and Hong Kong, as well as quite a few ILTA annual conferences); he was a sounding board for topic ideas and speaker resources; he mentored ILTA members who were developing various programs; he elevated ILTA's brand in the attorney community, and actively advocated for his peers and his firm to attend and participate in ILTA events. He epitomized the generous spirit of an ILTA member with his contributions in so many areas.
 
In honor or Browning’s work in the litigation field and his extraordinary international ambassadorship, ILTA has established two scholarships to ILTACON, one for individuals who live and work in the U.S. and one for those outside the U.S.
 
THE SCHOLARSHIP OFFERING:
If selected by the judging panel, your attendance at ILTACON 2016 (August 29 – September 1 in National Harbor, Maryland) will be covered. The registration fee, lodging and all reasonable travel costs (coach fare) will be provided.

NOTE: The recipient of the international scholarship must live and work outside the U.S.; the recipient of the U.S. scholarship must live and work within the U.S.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINES:
No later than June 19, submit a letter providing details as described below. Your clear, succinct descriptions are appreciated. Submit your letter to randi@iltanet.org.
 
A judging panel of your peers in the litigation and practice support arena will review your letter of application and communicate their decision by July 5. If selected, ILTA staff will be in touch with you to make travel arrangements and provide any additional details needed for your attendance at ILTACON 2016.

DETAILS OF YOUR LETTER OF APPLICATION:

  • Provide full contact information

  • Describe the positions you’ve held in the E-Discovery/Litigation Technology and Support field and the number of years in each

  • Outline initiatives you originated/participated in within the E-Discovery/Litigation Technology and Support field 
    As you describe your activities, please highlight your specific contributions to the E-Discovery / Litigation Technology and Support field. Note your role in innovations.
  • Call out any degrees and/or certifications you’ve received and honors you’ve been awarded

  • Describe your leadership style, with a particular emphasis on mentoring, collaboration and community outreach

  • Detail your ILTA Involvement, covering any volunteer roles in which you served and the events/virtual communities in which you participate or the publications to which you’ve contributed content

  • Confirm the approval to attend conference from your employer, if you are selected

  • Please note if your application has a need-based component you would like to be considered (e.g., you are currently between positions, unemployed, or your employer's budget does not permit your attendance at conference)

  • Law Department Scholarship

    Anyone from an ILTA member entity that is not a law firm has an opportunity to earn a scholarship to ILTACON 2016, August 29 – September 1, 2016. This scholarship is being sponsored by vendors who are participating in the Corporate Legal Day event on Monday, August 29th, the first day of ILTACON. The recipient of this year’s scholarship will receive airfare and other travel expenses to attend the event in National Harbor, Maryland. Restrictions apply, and the winner will be advised about methods to secure air travel upon notification of the award. Hotel reservations will be made by the ILTA staff, and the registration fee will be covered. In addition, the winner will be provided a small allowance (not to exceed $200) to cover miscellaneous expenses during the event. Applications must be received by June 15.

     

    The Application
    No later than June 15, 2016, please provide a letter outlining the following:

    • Your volunteer activities with ILTA: Be as concise as possible — include your level of activity on the e-groups as well as your attendance at regional meetings, peer group events, webinars, prior conferences, etc. If you were a volunteer leader, please state when and how you served the organization.
    • Your reasons for wanting to attend the conference: Let us know what specific benefits you anticipate by attending and how the experience will further your career goals.
    Send your letter to randi@iltanet.org.

    The Judging
    A panel of your peers will judge the content of the letters and determine the recipient. All applicants will be notified of their status by July 3, 2016.

    Your Responsibilities
    We ask that you supply information based on the items listed above for the letter of application, meet the submission deadline and volunteer to work at least four hours at the ILTACON member registration desk during the event. We hope you will also write a blog post (or an article) about your experience at ILTACON.

    Associate Participant Scholarship


    The Sharon Swartworth Annual ILTA Conference Scholarship Program offers our associate participants an opportunity to earn a scholarship to ILTACON 2016. Sharon was a leader who was passionate about educating and involving her team. We honor her memory by offering this program to our members who are seeking employment in the legal profession. The recipient of this year’s scholarship will receive airfare and other travel expenses to attend the event in National Harbor, Maryland. Restrictions apply, and the winner will be advised about methods to secure air travel upon notification of the award. Hotel reservations will be made by ILTA staff, and the registration fee will be covered. In addition, the winner will be provided a small allowance (not to exceed $200) to cover miscellaneous expenses during the event. This offering is available only to associate participants; every eligible person will receive an invitation and instructions on how to apply in late June / early July. See more information about our Associate Participant Program.

     American Association of Law Libraries Private Law Librarians & Information Professionals Grant to attend ILTACON 2016


    A grant of $2000 for AALL members to attend ILTACON 2016 is available. For the application and further information, visit their site (AALL login required.) Applications due by August 5th, 2016.