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May 22, 2023

ABA Young Lawyers Division launches Leadership Academy

CHICAGO, March 22, 2022 — The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division is launching a Leadership Academy as part of an ongoing commitment to invest in the advancement of individuals historically marginalized and underrepresented in the legal profession.

The academy will provide participants with tangible skills, networking opportunities and hands-on training to promote long-term success as leaders in bar service and the profession. Travel scholarships and mentorship opportunities will also help them network and become established in their new field.

Applications are being accepted now for the initial class of academy scholars and will close on April 15. Applicants must be members in good standing with the ABA Young Lawyers Division. Those selected will be named to two-year terms beginning in August 2022. General practice, solo and small firm practitioners, government, military and public sector lawyers and minorities in the profession are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information or to apply for consideration, visit the ABA YLD Leadership Academy website.

The Young Lawyers Division is committed to assuring it is best able to represent the newest members of the profession, ensuring that it reflects the society it serves and providing young lawyers and young lawyer organizations with the tools and opportunities for professional and personal success.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.