In a world peppered with vanity awards to please the masses, the American College of Attorneys offers an award of academic distinction to those attorneys with a commitment to and passion for honing their legal acumen.
Attorneys may become Fellows of the American College of Attorneys provided that they meet certain minimum criteria including:
- Practicing law as a licensed Attorney for a minimum of five years;
- Preparing a submission packet for peer review including an application, writing samples, Curriculum Vitae and at least two letters of reference, or by invitation after peer review by an ACA panel;
- Demonstrating a command of the law and excellence in the practice of law;
- Demonstrating competence and excellence in the practice areas where such specific competency is claimed;
- Demonstrating that the lawyer meets ACA ethical standards;
Fellows of the American College of Attorneys meet the high ethical standards for which the ACA is known and have practiced law for at least five years. They also must submit either an application for fellowship, or be invited by the American College of Attorneys to become a Fellow. They then submit a dossier demonstrating their competency in a specific practice area and including the attorney’s Curriculum Vitae, two letters of recommendation and at least one writing sample.