Skip to Main Content

Fellows Program

About the Fellows Program

The Fellows Program has grown to be a collection of some of AHLA’s most talented and illustrious members. Fellows have distinguished themselves both in the practice of their health law knowledge and skills, and in their contributions to AHLA. Selection of an AHLA member to be a Fellow is an honor and recognition for distinctive service to the health law profession generally and to AHLA specifically.

About the Nomination and Selection Process

AHLA administers an annual call for Fellows where members can self-nominate or nominate a colleague. The Fellows Coordinating Council (FCC) considers lawyers and health law professional members for the designation of Fellow based on the criteria listed below. The number of AHLA Fellows selected each year varies. The FCC forwards its recommendations to the Board Nominating Committee; they review and submit a final slate to the Board of Directors who are responsible for electing nominees as Fellows.

Applicants are evaluated based on a general review of the candidates’ biographical information, which is evaluated on various criteria such as, but not limited to, individuals who can demonstrate:

  • Sustained membership in AHLA for 15 years or more
  • Sustained practice in health law or in a health-related profession for 15 years or more
  • Professional acumen as one of the top health care professionals in their community
  • Consistently high level of service to AHLA (examples: governance support, networking support, Board of Directors leadership, Practice Group leadership, program planning, speaking, writing, etc.) 
  • One year departure from AHLA leadership at the time of nomination