Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy

All applicants and alumni click here to complete your registration and make payment for CBLA.

June 23 - 25,  2019 | Denver,  CO
Accepting applications until 8 pm EST May 10, 2019!!

Click Here To Apply

Accepted Applicants and CBLA Alumni:


We are pleased to announce the 7th year of the COLLABORATIVE BAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (the CBLA or Leadership Academy), a joint initiative of the American Bar Associations Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and the Commission on Disability Rights, Hispanic National Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, National Bar Association, National LGBT Bar Association and 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 of  bar association's, and the legal profession overall.  The CBLA lays the foundation for further collaborative efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.  

Why should you attend the 2019 CBLA? You should attend 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 collegial and close knit setting; and
  4. Develop the skills necessary to successfully organize, operate, and lead local and national bar associations.

The application deadline for the 2019 CBLA is May 10, 2019. All accepted applicants will be notified to register by May 15, 2019.

We look forward to seeing you in Denver!

2019 CBLA Hotel Information

Westin Denver Downtown

1672 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80202

Reservations can be made by clicking the link above or by individuals calling the hotel directly at 303.572.9100, or 888.627.8435 and referring to CBLA

Room Rates:  $219.00 per night  

2019 CBLA Resources

2019 CBLA Program Book  

For More Information Contact 

Keevin Woods, Director of Commission on Racial and Ethic Diversity in the Profession 
Phone: (312) 988-5638