Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy

CBLA

CBLA

2019

UPDATECBLA virtual 2021- June 28 - 30

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The Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy (CBLA) is a joint initiative of the American Bar Association, its Commissions on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and Disability Rights, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the National LGBT 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 of bar associations, and the legal profession overall.  

On June 28- 30, 2021, the CBLA is excited to host three panels discussing the origin and purpose of the CBLA, exciting lessons on bar leadership from giants in the profession, and how bar leadership has helped attendee's community, career, and visibility. We look forward to seeing you at our virtual conference! 

CBLA PROGRAM
June 28, 2021 Virtual reception -  5pm - 7pm EST. 
June 29, 2021 - Starting at 12 pm EST.
Opening Keynote- 12 pm EST.
Confirmed Moderator/Speakers:  Coming Soon

CBLA PROGRAM
June 28, 2021 Virtual reception -  5pm - 7pm EST. 

June 29th

Starting at 12 pm EST.
Opening Keynote- 12 pm EST.
Confirmed Moderator/Speakers:  Coming Soon

Panel  1

Effective Marketing, Advocacy, and Public Relations Strategies 

Summary:
  Coming Soon 
Date/Time of Seminar: June 29th 2021- 1pm- 2pm EST. 
Confirmed Moderator/Speakers: Coming Soon

Panel  2

Let’s Understand and Exercise Good Governance: Exercising Fiduciary Responsibilities and Working with Your Board

Summary: 
 Coming Soon.
Date/Time of Seminar:  June. 29 at 2 pm -3 p.m. EST
Prospective Panelists/Moderators:

  • Wendy Shiba                                                           

Panel 3   

Being a Great Ally, representing diverse communities on a national stage

Summary: 
Coming Soon
Date/Time of seminar: June. 29 at 3 pm -4 p.m. EST
Speakers: 

  • A.B Cruz 
  • Colleen Lamarre 
  • Rippi Gill
  • Paulette Brown
  • Wes Bizzell
  • Trish Refo 

Panel 4

Increasing Judicial and Administration Diversity

Summary: 
Coming soon 
Date/Time of seminar: June. 29 at 4 pm -5 p.m. EST
Speakers: 

  • Jen Weddle
  • Judge Bernard Jones                            

June 30th

Starting at 11 AM. EST.

Panel 1

Looking Ahead to the 2021-2022 ABA Bar Year

Summary:
 Coming Soon 
Date/Time of seminar: June. 30 at 11 am -12 p.m. EST
Speakers: 

  • ABA- President-Elect, Reginald Turner

Panel 2

How to Handle Logistical Issues That May Arise During the Year/Intersectionality and the Bar

Summary:
 Coming Soon 
Date/Time of seminar: June. 30 at 12pm -1 p.m. EST
Speakers: 

  • Elia Diaz-Yaeger (HNBA President)
  • Jin Hwang
  • Juan Thomas 

Panel 3

Creative Leadership: Evolution of leadership 

Summary:
 Coming Soon 
Date/Time of seminar: June. 30 at 1pm - 2 p.m. EST
Speakers: 

  • Thomasina Real Bird
  • Aastha Madaan Farr
  • Pedro Torres Diaz

Panel 4

How to Prevent Board Burnout

Summary: Coming Soon
Date/Time of seminar
: June. 30 at 2pm - 3 p.m. EST
Speakers:

  • Erica Mason or Cyndie Chang for moderator
  • Bryan Browning
  • Mary Smith

Panel 5

Life After CBLA

Summary:
 Coming Soon 
Date/Time of seminar: June. 30 at 3pm - 4 p.m. EST
Speakers:

  • Karl Riley
  • Matt Archer-Beck 
  • Eduardo Juarez

Closing Keynote Date/Time: June. 30 at 4pm - 5 p.m. EST

Virtual Networking:
  Date/Time: June. 30 at 5pm - 7 p.m. EST 

Accepted Applicants and CBLA Alumni:

We are pleased to announce the 2021 Virtual 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 2021 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.

2019 CBLA Resources

2019 CBLA Program Book  

For More Information Contact 

Keevin Woods,Director of Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession Email: keevin.woods@americanbar.org