Fellows are selected using criteria that include:

  • Passion about power of government to improve residents’ lives.

  • Desire and office support to develop or expand affirmative litigation skills. For example, some participants might be skilled prosecutors or general counsel seeking to transition to civil litigation. Others might be experienced civil litigators transitioning to plaintiff-side work or moving into government for the first time from the private or nonprofit sector.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to understand, navigate, and achieve results in complex governmental organizations

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve outcomes and results within deadlines and resource constraints