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Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys Board Fellow

Position Description


The Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys (“IAHA”) is pleased to announce an opportunity open to second year law students —the IAHA Board Fellow (“Fellow”).   Created in 20017, this fellowship provides an opportunity for a law student, who is interested in health law, to work with the IAHA Board and gain valuable experience. The Fellow will attend all Board meetings and select Board committee meetings, as well as work on special projects for IAHA under Board oversight.  The Fellow will gain experience on the workings of a non-profit board of directors and leadership of a bar association, as well as an incredible networking opportunity to connect with leaders in health law.

The term of the fellowship will be from December 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.  The Fellow will be an independent contractor and will receive a stipend in the amount of $1,500 during the term of the fellowship.  In addition, the Fellow will receive complimentary membership in the IAHA and admission to the IAHA Annual Symposium and other IAHA events during the period of the fellowship.

Background on IAHA

Founded in 1976, IAHA serves the informational and educational needs of its members who represent the health care industry from hospitals and physicians to payers and vendors to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.  IAHA sponsors a number of education programs, many of which focus on Illinois health law developments.  Those education programs provide members not only with programming to earn CLE credit, but with a forum to network and exchange ideas and best practices. IAHA membership is open to attorneys, law students and others interested in legal issues surrounding the delivery and payment of health care.  IAHA’s more than 600 active members come from law firms, business and academic settings and include new and experienced lawyers as well as lawyers in training.

Qualifications and Responsibilities

The Fellow position is open to any second year J.D. student in good standing at a law school located in Illinois.  The Fellow must demonstrate an interest in developing a career in health law, and possess the poise, professionalism and work ethic necessary to be a reliable resource to the IAHA Board and to fulfill the duties assigned to the Fellow.  Specific responsibilities of the Fellow are as follows:

· Attend all Board meetings or conference calls (4-5 during the fellowship term) and any Board retreat. Time commitment: each meeting and the retreat is approximately 4 - 5 hours, including meeting preparation time, for each meeting.

· Participate actively in one IAHA Board committee.  Time commitment: varies depending upon committee, but approximately 2 - 4 hours/month.

· Complete a project under Board oversight.  Projects will be developed by the Fellow in conjunction with Board leadership and will be intended to enhance the value of IAHA membership or strengthen the Board’s stewardship of the IAHA.  Time commitment: approximately 10 - 15 hours/month.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send the following materials, via email, to Diana Villagran, dvillagran@team-iha.org:

· Expression of interest in the fellowship, detailing your interest in health law, the skill set that you bring to the fellowship and what you hope to achieve as the IAHA Board Fellow;

· Resume;

· Two letters of reference from individuals able to speak to your professional/educational qualifications to serve as the IAHA Board Fellow; and

· A letter from your law school confirming that you are presently a student in good standing and that you will be a second-year J.D. student at the start of the Fellowship period.


Application Deadline

Application materials are due Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5PM CST.

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