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Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Leadership Academy extends application deadline

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Leadership AcademyThe Florida Bar has extended the 2021-2022 Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Leadership Academy Class IX application deadline to January 31.

This is a multi-session training program designed to assist a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers in becoming better leaders within the legal profession while enhancing their leadership skills.

The goals of the Leadership Academy include:

• To enhance leadership skills of a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers;

• To identify, nurture, and inspire effective leadership within The Florida Bar and the legal community;

• To enhance the diversity of leaders within The Florida Bar; and

• To raise the level of awareness and engagement among lawyers regarding issues facing the legal profession through the study of ethical, professional and public service issues.

The Leadership Academy is open to all Florida Bar members who are in good standing. In an effort to achieve diversity among the participants, qualified individuals will be sought from different backgrounds, large and small law firms, the private and public sectors, different practice areas, and different geographical areas of the state.

There will be seven required meetings, which will include up to 14 business days throughout the year including graduation at The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention. The proposed dates of each training session are included in the application. Continuing legal education credits will be awarded for most sessions.

To apply, click here. All application must be received on or before January 31 by 5:30 p.m. (EST).

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