Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy


June 26-28, 2014 | Minneapolis

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About the Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy

The Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy (CBLA or Leadership Academy) is a joint initiative of the American Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, National Bar Association, and the National Native American Bar Association.

The CBLA is a coordinated effort to strengthen the pipeline of diverse bar association leaders by providing leadership training and professional development programs which will benefit current and future leaders, the bar association community, and the legal profession overall.  The CBLA marks the first substantive program resulting from a collaboration of the five sponsoring bar associations and lays the foundation for further collaborative efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.


Participants in the CBLA are part of a select group of diverse leaders with the opportunity to:

  1. Network with leaders from your organization and multiple national bar associations.
  2. Learn, discuss and develop leadership skills important to your future as a lawyer and as a future bar leader.
  3. Have the opportunity to absorb a wide range of leadership advice from leading experts in the field in a small, collegial, close knit setting.
  4. Develop the skills necessary to organize, operate and lead local and national bar associations.
  5. Build relationships with current and future like-minded bar leaders in an atmosphere aimed at promoting interaction, participation and fun.

Learn more about the CBLA.