Each applicant must complete an online application along with the following documentation:
- Up to three letters of recommendation
- Cover letter describing why the applicant is interested in being a Diverse Leaders Academy participant
- Potential plans or thoughts for using the experience and “lessons learned” during the years that follow to support the Section in the future
The Program selects participants and funds their expenses up to the maximum reimbursement of $2,000* for up to two years, subject to revocation should any participant fail to fulfill the expectations set forth herein. Additional reimbursement details will be shared upon program acceptance. After two years, a participant will be eligible to apply for open leadership positions, and will be considered on the same basis as all other applicants.
September 1, 2024 through August 31, 2026
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs, Section Chair Elect, and the Committees Manager will oversee the process by which applicants are selected. This Program focuses on cultivating and identifying lawyers with leadership potential. Successful candidates will demonstrate a history of bar involvement on the national, state, or local level, public service, and professional excellence.
Applicants will be notified no later than July 31, 2024.