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Nominations now open for 2021-22 Missouri Bar Leadership Academy


The deadline to nominate a lawyer for The Missouri Bar's 2021-22 Leadership Academy class has been extended to July 23. The original deadline was June 30.

The Missouri Bar seeks nominations for its 2021-22 Leadership Academy class. 

The Missouri Bar’s Leadership Academy was founded in 2000 to foster engagement in the state bar among young or recently admitted lawyers who are already outstanding community leaders. Since that time, more than 160 lawyers have completed the training program and committed to continued service and professional growth through bar interactions. 

Leadership Academy participants train with the Board of Governors, committee chairs, and Missouri Bar staff; attend leadership development workshops and bar meetings; and complete a group service project. Each participant subsequently commits to 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 and the Young Lawyers’ Section Council, volunteered as MoBarCLE speakers and authors, 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.  

Generally, each class is limited to 12 or fewer members. 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 July 23, 2021. All submissions must include the nominee’s name, address, and telephone phone number, along with a brief description of their leadership activities and skills.  

All nominees will receive and be asked to complete a separate application. Those accepted into the Leadership Academy will be notified after the selection committee makes its determination.  

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 Trevor Mulholland, assistant director of membership services, at 573-638-2277 or tmulholland@mobar.org.