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Awards and Recognition

Fellows Program Eligibility Requirements

The Fellows Program has grown to be a collection of AHLA’s most talented and illustrious members. Fellows have distinguished themselves in their health law practice or work in the health law community; health law expertise, knowledge, and skills; and through their service and contributions to AHLA. The number of AHLA Fellows selected each year varies; selection by the AHLA Board of Directors is an honor and recognition of outstanding service and commitment. 

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Award Nomination Criteria:   

  • 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 
  • Demonstrates professional acumen as one of the top health law professionals in their community
  • Consistently high level of service to AHLA, i.e., governance support, mentorship, leadership, conference planning, speaking, writing, etc

+ Fellows Candidate Submission Form

Nomination process  

A call for Fellows is open year round and includes information about eligibility and selection criteria.  Members who meet the criteria and have been out of AHLA leadership for at least one year can submit a summary of their AHLA and health law activities.  Members may also provide names of other potential candidates. Those recommended by a colleague are also asked to submit a summary of their AHLA and health law activities.

Judging Panel  

The Fellows Coordinating Council (FCC) serves as the panel and is responsible for receiving and reviewing candidate submission forms.  The FFC recommendations are advanced to the Nominating Committee for consideration.  A final slate is submitted to the Board of Directors in April of each year.

The Board elects the new Fellows, and the incoming Fellows class is recognized in June.