Nominate a young Missouri lawyer for 2019-20 Leadership Academy
Since 2000, more than 150 Missouri lawyers have participated in The Missouri Bar’s Leadership Academy, which fosters engagement in the state bar among young or recently admitted lawyers who are already outstanding community leaders.
Since 2000, more than 150 Missouri lawyers have participated in The Missouri Bar’s Leadership Academy, which fosters engagement in the state bar among young or recently admitted lawyers who are already outstanding community leaders. The Missouri Bar is currently seeking nominations for its 2019-2020 Leadership Academy class.
Leadership Academy participants train with Missouri Bar staff, committee chairs and the Board of Governors; attend leadership development workshops; and complete a group service project. Each participant subsequently commits two additional years of active service in The Missouri Bar. Following their time in the program, past Leadership Academy members have served on the Board of Governors, as YLS Council, as volunteer speakers and authors for MoBarCLE and more.
Participants may be nominated by fellow lawyers, their firms or coworkers, and local or specialty bars. Because lawyers from underrepresented areas broaden and strengthen The Missouri Bar, the Leadership Academy seeks diversity in gender, race, area of practice and locality of practice.
All nominees will receive and be asked to complete a separate application. Generally, each class is limited to 12 or fewer members. Those accepted into the Leadership Academy will be notified after the selection committee makes its determination.
To nominate a young or new (under the age of 40 or less than 10 years of practice) Missouri Bar member for the Leadership Academy class, submit a nomination online by May 31, 2019. Nominations must include the nominee’s name, address and telephone phone number, along with a brief description of his or her leadership activities and leadership skills.
The Missouri Bar’s Leadership Academy was developed under the direction of former Missouri Bar Presidents Michael P. Gunn and Dana Tippin Cutler. Questions regarding the program and nomination process should be directed to Cindy Neagle, Leadership Academy coordinator, at (573) 638-2231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.