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We’re now accepting nominations for the 2020-21 Missouri Bar Leadership Academy

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. The Missouri Bar is currently seeking nominations for its 2020-21 Leadership Academy class.

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, the Young Lawyers’ Section Council, as volunteer 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 17, 2020All submissions must include the nominee’s name, address and telephone phone number, along with a brief description of his or her 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, Leadership Academy coordinator, at 573-638-2277 ortmulholland@mobar.org.