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 firstname.lastname@example.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)