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JAMS Diversity Fellowship Accepting Applications

JAMS Diversity Fellowship Accepting Applications

Program will include mentorship, career development and educational opportunities for individuals across the country

General Announcements

Irvine, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2024 JAMS Diversity Fellowship Program. The deadline for applications is May 24, and the application can be found here.

The Diversity Fellowship Program is a 12-month program designed to offer the full breadth of JAMS’ resources to emerging ADR professionals who have demonstrated resilience and excellence on their path to a career in the field. The program will provide training, mentorship, sponsorship and networking opportunities to up-and-coming ADR professionals, with the goal of increasing pipeline opportunities in dispute resolution.

Now in its third year, the Diversity Fellowship Program is accepting applications from individuals across the country who have a diverse perspective as a result of their adaptability, cultural fluency, resilience and life experience. In addition, attorneys with at least 10 years of litigation experience, academics with an ADR background or those with other industry-specific experience are encouraged to apply.

We are pleased to expand the JAMS Diversity Fellowship Program to interested applicants nationwide this year. This program was conceived to support ADR professionals from different backgrounds and provide each Fellow with the knowledge, mentorship and networking opportunities to help open new doors for them. We believe that the Diversity Fellowship Program will equip each participant with valuable tools that will support their career growth. We look forward to reviewing this year’s applications and welcoming in a new class of Fellows.

- Joanne Saint Louis, JAMS director of diversity outreach

The Diversity Fellowship Program began as a pilot program in New York in 2021. In 2022, it expanded to provide fellowship opportunities to ADR professionals in New York, Chicago, St. Louis and Los Angeles. This year, it is available to professionals across the country.

Beyond mentorship and shadowing opportunities, selected Fellows will receive multifaceted support ranging from workshops on how to launch and build their own practice to marketing and networking opportunities. The Diversity Fellowship Program can accommodate the schedules and needs of individual Fellows.

More information about the program can be found here. Testimonials from previous Fellows can be found here.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.

With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.

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Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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