March 14, 2018

Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy

June 24-26, 2018 | Miami,  FL

Accepting applications until 4 pm CST May 25th!!

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We are pleased to announce the 6th year of the COLLABORATIVE BAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (the CBLA or Leadership Academy), a joint initiative of the American Bar Association, 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, the bar association community, and the legal profession overall.  The CBLA marks the first substantive program resulting from a collaboration of the six sponsoring bar associations and lays the foundation for further collaborative efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.  

Why should you attend the 2018 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 2018 CBLA is May 25, 2018. All accepted applicants will be notified to register by June 1, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you in Miami!