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Deadline to apply for The Florida Bar Leadership Academy extended

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LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FELLOWS heard from Bar President-elect Dori Foster-Morales when they met at the Bar’s Fall Meeting in Tampa. Foster-Morales encouraged the program’s graduates to become even more involved in the work of the Bar.

The deadline to apply for The Florida Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith Leadership Academy’s 2020–21 class has been extended to January 31.

The Florida Bar Leadership Academy is a year-long leadership training program designed to foster professional growth and enhance the leadership skills for a diverse group of attorneys. The mission of The Florida Bar Leadership Academy is a multi-session training program designed to assist a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers in becoming better leaders within our profession, in their chosen path, while enhancing their leadership skills.

Leadership Academy logoThe Leadership Academy is open to all Florida Bar members in good standing. In an effort to achieve diversity among the participants, qualified individuals will be sought from different backgrounds, large and small firms, the private and public sectors, different practice areas, and different geographical areas of the state. There will be seven required meetings, up to 14 business days throughout the year, including graduation in June 2021 at the Bar’s Annual Convention. The programs will go from Friday midday to Saturday mid-afternoon unless otherwise indicated. CLE credit will be awarded for certain sessions.

Leadership Academy graduates have gone on to leadership positions in charitable and civic organizations, local bar associations, the Bar’s Young Lawyers Division, and the Bar Board of Governors.

To obtain an application and learn more about the Leadership Academy, visit

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