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Nominate a young lawyer for Leadership Academy by May 26

More than 250 leaders in the legal profession have graduated from Leadership Academy since 2000

What started as a casual conversation at a restaurant  turned into a program that has produced more than 250 leaders in the legal profession over the last 23 years. Now, it’s your turn to help nominate the next class of leaders. If you know an exceptional young lawyer who has shown outstanding leadership skills in their community, nominate them for the 2023-24 Missouri Bar Leadership Academy class!

Click here to nominate a lawyer for the 2023-24 Leadership Academy class. Nominations are due May 26.

Leadership Academy encourages diversity among the bar’s leadership by recruiting and targeting young lawyers or those recently admitted to the bar (under the age of 40 or those admitted for 10 years or fewer) who have already shown leadership qualities. Each class contains about a dozen lawyers who are diverse in terms of gender, race, practice area, and geography. 

Leadership Academy members participate in The Missouri Bar’s Annual Meeting; Board of Governors and committee meetings; and workshops designed to help the class learn more about the bar, develop leadership skills, and create a public service project. At the end of the year, class members commit to serve the bar in an active capacity for two years, such as presenting continuing legal education programs or serving on the Board of Governors, Young Lawyers’ Section Council, or committees. Read why one alum credits Leadership Academy for more than 20 years of Missouri Bar involvement.

Following the nomination period each nominee will receive an application to complete. A selection committee will review the applications and nominations before selecting the next Leadership Academy class.

If you have questions about Leadership Academy, contact Dr. Tony Simones at TSimones@mobar.org or Andrew Sartorius at ASartorius@mobar.org.